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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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Cumming, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Greensboro, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located not far from the delightful town of Waynesville, North Carolina, The Inn & Restaurant is a wonderful old-fashioned hotel, wonderfully modernized to provide great rooms and delicious food. Originally built with 100 rooms over a century ago, its 50 rooms now provide a quiet setting among the trees and hills of the arrea!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I have been staying here for years. First thing to say is it is not for everybody. The walls are thin and the bathrooms are small. This is not a modern building and if you want that go stay in a chain somewhere else. It is well worth upgrading to a bed sitting room. This is not a place where... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

A great B&B in the mountains of North Carolina. Outstanding breakfasts and dinner (optional). Many small towns nearby to visit with unique stores. Really enjoyed a visit to The Old School Antiques on Highway 441 between Dillsboro and Franklin. Went there 15 - 20 years ago.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Just returned from a girl's getaway weekend at Balsam Mountain Inn. The six of us stayed in 3 rooms on the first floor. We were all comfortable in our rooms and charmed by the historic surroundings. The common areas - lobby/sitting room, library, and porches are nice places to chat, play games, or enjoy the view. The breakfasts were delicious... More 

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