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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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Dayton, Oregon
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18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We enjoyed our stay at the Balsam Mountain Inn. We like staying in historic properties This property was a bit more rustic than we pictured, with small rooms and bathrooms. However the charm and hospitality more than made up for that. Comfortable beds, friendly staff, Dinner was great. Hard to beat sitting on the porch with a glass of wine,... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I'm so glad there are people out there they feel preserving the past is important for future generations. Balsam Mountain Inn was built in the days when families took all inclusive vacations in the mountains away from the summer heat. Every room is decorated differently. We go a first floor room. Simple decor. Very small bathroom but I don't usually... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

I had been looking for a place to spend a getaway weekend for my boyfriend's birthday, and this inn happened to appear in Groupon (I was trying to keep costs down). We both love to hike, and I saw that this inn was located right near the Smoky Mountains and I had read some of the reviews and they appeared... More 

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manchester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

I was trying to find a place to break my journey from Tennessee to Greensboro NC and found Balsam on the web. It's an amazing old house full of character. If you go expecting 5 star luxury touches you might get at a Sheraton you'll be disappointed. If you go wanting genuine hospitality, beautiful rooms, comfy beds and great food... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

I stayed there with seven other guys on a golf trip. The room was large and clean, the bathroom was small. I shared a room with another and the beds were comfy, the temp in the room was good as well. Breakfast was not generous, but was tasty. They were not inclined to deviate from the menu to any significant... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

From SC, KY & OH, the 6 of us gathered to celebrate a special birthday and it was a fine choice. Since then, I met others who have had fun there too. Good weather is a bonus as the porch rockers provide comfort & views but even if it rains, the large social area with plenty of light, fireplaces, puzzles,... More 

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Dalton, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

I read all the negative reviews and was a little surprised. My wife and I have been here about 10 times in the last several years and like coming back, as a matter of fact we are arriving tomorrow for a weekend stay. I love the porch and the watching the sun shining on the mountain as it goes down... More 

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South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I had stayed at the Balsam Mountain Inn in 1999 as a teen with my family. This visit, I was there with my husband for a romantic weekend getaway. Although this was quite a different type trip than my first, I was impressed all over again. The Inn is in a perfect location for Blue Ridge Parkway or Pisgah National... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Our third visit as relaxing as the first years ago. If you want a quiet, no frills getaway, this inn is your spot. No cell service or tv- yea. Our dinners were divine. Yummy breakfasts of the day. No additional choices. Staff very accommodating. You can't go wrong. Great shopping in nearby Waynesville and right at entrance to Blue Ridge... More 

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Waynesville, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

I visited the Balsam Mountain Inn this morning and was highly disappointed. I had been camping at the Moonshine Creek Campground just below the inn with some close friends. We decided we would like to enjoy a nice breakfast, only to be called out by the hostess the moment we entered the inn. The hostess/receptionist obnoxiously sat us down and... More 

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

Dear Taylor, We’re sorry we somehow offended you. “Walk-in” is a term that differentiates our dining-only guests from our inn guests, whose breakfasts are included in their room rates. It bears no meaning beyond that, and certainly isn’t meant to be judgmental - we don’t understand how it could be. We’re happy to see all of our guests! Still, I’ll... More 

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