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Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2013
RustieSC SC
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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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
4 reviews 4 reviews
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2012

Enjoyed dinner last night at the Balsam Mountain Inn. Each of our meals was prepared perfectly - which says quite a bit for the group I was with! Be sure to try the trout dip - a very yummy way to start! Before dinner we enjoyed relaxing in the lobby and our 5 year old got into the fun by... More

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

The Inn is absolutely beautiful this time of year. Philip the chef does a magnificent job and food is sumptuous. The rooms are very spacious. Make the most of the holiday and stay in a local treasure. The views from the top of the mountain are painterly.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

A great getaway for the Holiday Season. It’s an Old Fashion Christmas for sure. It’s a step back in time with all the sights and sounds you would expect with an Inn that has been around 100 years. It is the perfect environment for conversation around the fireplace and for me that is a good thing. I had the opportunity... More

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Dunkirk, MD
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

We booked a weekend through Groupon as we were going to be in the area anyway. My wife was put off by no AC, but it worked out just fine. The hotel is old but not run down. The rooms are very dated and the bathrooms are small, but overall we enjoyed our time there. Sitting out on the 2nd... More

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Glennville, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Had read a lot of articles on the Inn and as we were staying in the area we went out to view it. So quaint and pretty(like an older,beautiful relative of yours). We looked over the inn, gift shop and lobby. I found it very charming and unique. Certainly not for everyone, but seems a great place to relax and... More

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Waynesville, North Carolina, United States
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

After looking so forward to our Thanksgiving dinner at this inn, we were very disappointed. We had 2:30 reservations and were seated promptly, but after that, most things just went wrong. The buffet was nearly bare, and the meal was half over before getting our beverages, and getting a refill was next to impossible! When trying to explain the situation... 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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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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