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Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant

3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   68 Seven Springs Drive, Balsam, NC 28707
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Ranked #1 of 1 Balsam B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014
LeniandBob WIlson, NC
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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WIlson, NC
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

What a wonderful place to get away from it all! No television no telephones...just. Peaceful porch with rocking chairs, a reading room, an old fashioned game room - and QUIET! Restaurant food was fabulous and the service top shelf! Such a quaint B&B- will definitely return.

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Florence, Kentucky
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

First time visit didn't disappoint. This old hotel was just what we thought it would be. Old wooden walls and floors that creak. No a/c no problem, cool nights in May made for good sleeping. Fan in the room helps drown out the noise if you need to. While you hear other guests all around, the whole place quiets down... More

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Murrells Inlet,SC-USA
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Balsam Inn is located in the NC mountains about 30 minutes from Asheville.and is a high quality B&B and the staff is great.. Excellent rooms, GREAT breakfast and a dining room for dinner which is FIRST CLASS. Be ready for a quiet getaway. No telephones or televisions just total peace and quiet. Nearby town of Waynesville offers a lot of... More

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103 reviews 103 reviews
24 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We've visited the BMI a number of times in the last few years and it remains, hands down, our favorite place. It is quaint, quirky and absolutely delightful. No phones, no TV, no AC and very little cell service or wifi - what a great escape! No interruptions when you're relaxing on the lovely porches, enjoying the incomparable view of... More

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Birmingham, Alabama
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I recently spent the weekend at this Inn during my tour of the Appalachians and reveled in the opportunity to relax in such a setting. This is the place you go to unplug from it all (literally though, you have no choice as cell reception is spotty at best) and relax. I didn't go in with any expectations but quickly... More

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Near Chicago, Illinois
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We stayed at the Balsam Mountain Inn for a night while I biked the Blue Ridge Parkway and my wife drove the car and did day hikes. The Inn's location was good, just off the Parkway. The Inn is very charming in a retro funky way. Its 1900's charm is in the interior wood walls, wide corridors, old photos, and... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We had a delightful spring weekend at this lovely inn. Beautifully restored, it's the little touches in decorating, dining (both breakfast and dinner), and customer care that set this inn apart from others. There are quite a few rooms, making this quite an operation to get right, and they do. A great place to get away from it all. We... More

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This is a quaint old building up on a hill along US 23. The rooms are small and the walls are thin. You can hear people talking in the next room and the wooden floors creak. We had a room on the ground floor and every night, the people upstairs move their furniture around, and move it back after breakfast!... More

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Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

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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Address: 68 Seven Springs Drive, Balsam, NC 28707
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Location: United States > North Carolina > Balsam
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Hotel Class:3 star — Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant 3*
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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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