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Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant

3.0 of 5 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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Greenville, SC
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121 reviews 121 reviews
16 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just returned from spending the weekend at this wonderful inn! Due to a recent ice storm we were pretty much confined - what a lucky break for us! No TVs and no phones - but warm fireplaces throughout, especially in the library, and plenty of books and games made for such a wonderful relaxing get away! There is... More 

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Gainesville, GA
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you are seeking a chain Hotel with all the modern amenities & big screen TVs - this is not the place for you. However, if you are seeking an Inn reminiscent of the early 20th century - you can't really get more authentic. It is a marvelous escape from the modern with a romantic, cozy & quaint step into... More 

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Bill G, Manager at Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you "jazzevangelist”, we're glad you stayed with us! You're right, our Bedsitting Rooms are better for guests who plan to spend more time in their rooms, or who travel "heavy". More 

Madison, Georgia, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

We came to the Balsam Mountain Inn Restaurant to celebrate our anniversary. Our server, Brian, was great. My husband had the beef tenderloin and I had the catfish. Outstanding! Nice wine list and good beer selection with local craft beers available. Vegetables were fresh and crisp. We splurged and shared a slice of pecan pie with a side of salted... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

The inn is truly historic, charming and in rustic condition. The innkeeper and staff are extraordinarily friendly and helpful. Food was excellent for dinner and one breakfast, and average the other breakfast. Nearby shopping in Sylva and Dillsboro were very good for pottery, crafts. Lulu's was good for lunch. A few words to manage expectations -- This 100-year old wooden... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

My sister and I spent 3 days at the Balsam Inn to celebrate my birthday. I wanted to visit the Smoky Mtns. and the Inn is right at an entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway with spectacular views. I loved reading the history of the place in the cozy library with the fire blazing and seeing photos of travelers in... More 

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Greenville, South Carolina
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

I stayed at Balsam Mountain Inn for two days while researching my next book. Rates are reasonable. Accomodations are rustic but comfortable. Breakfast is ample and hearty. The staff are friendly and helpful. The bright and spacious common areas provide numerous nooks in which to sit with a laptop and work while the life of the inn flows by. Probably... More 

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Ballston Spa, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014 via mobile

Husband and I spent two nights at the inn. It's close to an entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway. And it is historic (built in 1908) and worth the journey. We had room 309 and every room is set up differently. There is a "haunted" room, too, if you are into that challenge. It was particularly cold in the area... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I had a wonder "off the grid" vacation this past weekend. Living in today's "tech" world, is was great staying somewhere where tv's weren't the center of attention- instead- the bookshelves filled with hundreds of books and armoires filled with games were. We sat on the front porch and rocked with hot chocolate in hand and then... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

If you're looking for the typical hotel with TV in the room, a fridge, etc.. this is not the place. However, if you're looking for old world charm, comfortable beds, excellent food, wonderful fireplaces,and great views, this is the place and look no further.

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Oak Island, North Carolina, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I did my research thoroughly. I read all of the reviews, I looked at all of the pictures. I was looking forward to a quiet mountain retreat, with friendly service and fabulous views. I booked for a weekend when a Songwriters in the Round was scheduled and was expecting a fabulous experience over dinner. And I got all of that.... More 

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Address: 68 Seven Springs Drive, Balsam, NC 28707
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Balsam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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