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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013
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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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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

We spent the weekend at the Balsam Mountain Inn and thoroughly enjoyed a special feature called Songwriters in the Round. There were 3 featured song writers and for $45/person there was a buffet which was fairly average- prime rib, green beans and the more unusual shrimp and grits. But the music was great and the musicians were very approachable during... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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6 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2013

This place is, well, okay. It's an admittedly lovely structure, with the requisite rocking chairs on the porch. It looks and feels the way non-mountain folk think a place like this ought to feel. There are braided rugs and single-minded radiators and ruffled furniture and claw foot tubs and pine floors. There are Teddy Bears and whimmy-diddles and folk art... More

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

Hi WMHallberg. Thanks for your visit to Balsam, and we’re sorry that the inn didn’t measure up for you. We hope you’ll give us another try sometime soon. A necessary point of fact: no pets are allowed in our rooms. The indiscretion you heard was probably that of Grover, the inn dog. Sometimes we too wish he’d put a sock... More

Birmingham, Alabama
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7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

We knew what to expect going into our trip, that this place was a throw back to a different time. There were no phones or tv's but there is decent wi-fi. The room we stayed in (#203) was old, (the inn opened over 100 years ago) but the sheets and towels were clean and the bed was comfortable. We asked... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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57 reviews 57 reviews
6 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Wonderful old inn and restaurant in private, quiet setting. Very historical.. Cozy in winter. Close by to waynesville nc and other cool small towns in the great Smokey Mountains. Very close to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I enjoy historic hotels and always seek them out in my travels. This one does not dissappoint and if you are interested in learning more about this gem log onto their website and learns its history. I think that inns owner has incredible passion in her vision for this grand place and I wish contiued success in her vision for... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

We used our Living Social Voucher for children free quiet time. We really enjoyed the peacefulness at the Balsam Mountain Inn. Chef Phil prepared the best ribeye and trout dinners on both nights. Confession: We missed TV a little because the NFL playoff games were and we couldn't find a place in Waynesville to watch. But, that didn't last long,... More

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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013

Using a 2 day Groupon getaway at this lovely 100 year old Inn, traveled with my elderly wheelchair bound Mother-very clean and comfortable room, delicious dining, and friendly staff. Didn't even miss the TV's. Enjoyed a day trip to lovely Waynesville. All in all a very good experience.If traveling with elderly make sure you call in advance and let them... More

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East Tennessee
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51 hotel reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

This is a truly historic property that the past and present owners have really given a great service to our citizens by maintaining and preserving this elegant railroad depo mountain inn in Balsam. Clearly some modern plumbing and other upgrades have been added without giving up too much of the historic nature and charm of such a classic guest inn... More

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Batavia, Illinois
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3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Went to this place in January on a 2 night Groupon. What a mistake! The ceiling of the room had cracks in it, the bathroom sink was ancient with rust stains, there were stains on the towels and the bathroom was barely big enough to turn around in. I guess this is someone's idea of "rustic". The first morning they... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Okay, going to a historic country inn might be gamble. The place could be incredible or not so much. Well, the Balsam Mountain Inn and Restaurant, located near the crest of the Appalachia mountain range in North Carolina is pretty close to incredible. It's one of those century old inns built for those wishing to escape the summer heat. Visitors... 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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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
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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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