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Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant

68 Seven Springs Drive, Balsam, NC 28707
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Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 1 Balsam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Durham, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This Inn offers wonderful, genuine "old World" charm - if you are looking for an historic place to truly get away from it all (yet be close enough to enjoy all Asheville has to offer just 30 minutes away) in a very scenic location in the mountains, then the Balsam Mountain Inn is the place to go. The Inn has... More

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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived on a cold rainy night for a one night get away from Charlotte. Had stayed here last Aug and found it to be wonderful. The atmosphere was great, the room was very acceptable and the staff was genuinely dedicated to our comfort. But, the best thing was the food. The menu is small with a couple extra specials but... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Probably was my one an only stay....needed a little more kindness at front desk....a smile would be nice, with less attitude. If your looking for average quaintness,this is your place. Rooms were nice enough, decor throughout could be better...run down looking...library musty...no coffee in pot in library and when asked for some, got attitude....so easy but made to feel like... More

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

Dear “VT”, We’re sorry you weren’t served promptly enough, and that Betty somehow rubbed you the wrong way. She’s been part of our family since the early nineties, she’s a great friend and has a big circle of friends among our guests. We’re awfully glad to have her – in no small part because she’s as kind as anyone we... More

Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

My husband and I went here as a weekend getaway. We had a wonderful time. The location is perfect if you want to stay close enough to the tourist things, but far enough away to feel secluded. We were able to go to Biltmoore and Harrah's. The place was a walk in the past. There are no TV's in the... More

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ellijay, GA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We love this place. We have stayed here a couple times now, both times for quick off-the-cuff getaways. Only a couple hours from our home. This last time, we found a middle of the winter groupon deal, bought it, and headed up on the spur of the moment. Balsam had a foot of snow just a couple days before we... More

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Tallahassee, Florida
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

Just got back from a trip to North Carolina and a 2 day stay at the Inn. Wife and I really enjoyed our stay. It is a throw-back sort of place. You stay here for the charm as this is not a plush resort (and I am not saying that as a slam on the place). We would go back... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

Our 2 day stay was a gift from our daughter for dog sitting. We live less than 2 hours away and although the weather was starting to decline, we made it up the mountains and arrived mid afternoon. The staff was friendly and we were given a room on the third floor. We spent the afternoon in the cozy library... More

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Clarksville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Loved the Inn. Everyone that worked there was so kind and helpful. The food was delicious and the groupon we purchased was a great deal. It's a bit like the Shining in some ways, but if you can get past the age and see the charm, you will enjoy yourself quite a bit. It was too cold for us to... More

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Glennville, Georgia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
34 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Although we had stopped here on several occasions to eat breakfast, have not had the opportunity to stay here until Thanksgiving. Was snowing and very cold when we arrived and unloaded in back near elevator. Was on third floor, fairly quiet and large bedroom and small bath. Bed was very comfortable but so cold next to windows could not really... More

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Woodstock, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

If you are a fan of 5 star cookie cutter accommodations this inn may not be for you. The rooms are more rustic (and charming) than your typical hotel. Having said that, this historic 1908 railroad hotel is well maintained and the rooms are clean and comfortable. My bed was nice with plenty of pillows and a warm comforter. My... More

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Also Known As:
Balsam Mountain Inn And Restaurant
Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant Hotel
Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant Hotel Balsam
Address: 68 Seven Springs Drive, Balsam, NC 28707
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Balsam
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Balsam
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Read, rest, ramble and romp at the Balsam Mountain Inn! Nestled among lofty Smoky Mountain peaks just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Balsam Mountain Inn was completed in 1908 to serve the highest railway depot in the east. Restored in 1991, the inn now welcomes travelers with 50 cheerful rooms, rocker-filled porches, a fine library and gracious dining. Plump pillows and soft comforters inspire pleasant dreams! In December, 2011, the Inn came once again to be owned by Merrily Teasley, the innkeeper who restored the structure two decades ago. An experienced rescuer of wonderful buildings, Teasley bought the derelict inn in 1990, and her certified rehabilitation effort helped the inn – already on the National Historic Register – experience a rebirth. ... more   less 

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