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Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant

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68 Seven Springs Drive, Balsam, NC 28707
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Falkville, Alabama
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am stretching the "very good" rating because it was above average, but not very good!:( We ate dinner there on our first night which was on a Saturday. We drank unsweet tea, and didn't even get a dessert, and the meal, including the tip, was almost $80! That may not seem much for some folks, but there were only... More 

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved staying here! Yes, it was a tad bit musty but it's over 100 years old! No A/C ( didn't need it), no TV, they do have wi-fi... Room was very comfortable & the food in the restaurant was delicious. We had the mountain trout....fabulous! The complimentary breakfast was wonderful too. We so enjoyed rocking on the porch & enjoying... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Did not stay here. Rating food and it was great. Ordered special pork chop. Done well. Service was splendid. Gift shop fun. The inn is historic in a fantastic location. Everyone was friendly. View from the front deck was splendid

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Church Hill, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Disappointing! Could be a nice place to stay if it were better maintained. Smelled very musty. Lots of leaks in ceilings all over the whole building. There should be a backup generator in case of power outage, which we got to experience while staying there! no power also meant after a period of time, no water! We woke up to... More 

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Cumming, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

There aren't many places like this left. A hundred years ago these old hotels, always built near railroad lines, allowed the city and low country dwellers to escape the heat and spend a few days, weeks or the entire summer in the cool mountain air. The Balsam railroad stop was the highest elevation depot east of the Rockies. The depot... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

If you want a fabulous, relaxing & quaint experience, then the Balsam Mountain Inn is the answer. My husband had gotten a deal on Living Social and it was about to expire, so we called very last minute and they found us the perfect room. As soon as we arrived, we were offered keys to check out all of the... More 

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North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Everything my daughter and I had hoped for and more! The beadboard walls in the bedroom was a reminder of a relatives country home also built in the same era as this Inn and the furnishings gave the same feel of home. With some reviews below, I take exception. There is coffee in the library and if it is out,... More 

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LaGrange, Kentucky
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

First, let me say I struggled with this rating, and will explain why further into my review. If you are looking for Ritz-Carlton experience in the Smoky Mountains, this place isn't it, however, it does have offer an experience. The Staff at the Balsam Mountain Inn is first class; friendly, accommodating and courteous. The place has it's own charm. If... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

My spouse and I visited the Balsam Mountain Inn as part of an Easter weekend and babymoon getaway in April 2015. We had been interested in staying at the Inn for some time, but a Groupon offer cinched the deal and brought us to the property. While there, we enjoyed parts of our stay, but multiple aspects of it left... More 

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Sumter, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

This Inn is absolutely amazing! The setting is perfect along with the food and atmosphere. We upgraded to a setting room and it did not disappoint! My favorite part of the room aside from the comfortable bed was the claw foot tub in the bathroom! I soaked my cares away and felt more relaxed than I have in years. The... More 

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