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Blowing Rock Ale House and Inn

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152 Sunset Drive, PO Box 2678, Blowing Rock, NC 28605 (Formerly Maple Lodge Bed and Breakfast)
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Blowing Rock Ale House and Inn
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Overall decent room. Our room was clean, nice central location to walking downtown, and good beer on tap in the bar. For an Inn, it wasn't very homey and welcoming. Check-in consisted of walking into the restaurant and the hostess walking us upstairs opening our room and saying enjoy! All of the information for the place we read for ourselves... More 

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Blowing Rock, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012 via mobile

The Maple Lodge is one of the loveliest B and B that I have seen in my travels. Attention is paid to every detail with the continental breakfast offered in a lovey setting. Right in the heart of Blowing Rock! Service was impeccable with wonderful homemade cookies as an extra bonus. I would go back on a heartbeat!

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Shelburne, MA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

I would liken Maple Lodge to the Beast's castle in Beauty and the Beast: everything functions smoothly here in this lovely haven in downtown Blowing Rock, but at least while we were there nobody seemed to be actually in charge. Unlike other B&B's where we have stayed, the owners live off premises and have a staff of charming young women... More 

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Spring Valley, NY
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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. What a lovely place to spend the night. Room were spotless and decorated beautifully. One of the rooms had the prettiest canopy bed. Breakfast was well-prepared and delicious. Will definitely return.

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Durham, North Carolina
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6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

The staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfast was perfect for us, lots of fresh fruit and breads with a hot offering that varied day to day. There were fresh baked cookies and brownies in the afternoon...Yum. The room was comfortable and pretty. The bed wasn't the most comfortable I've been in but it didn't slow me down. The bathroom had... More 

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Crozet, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2011

We stayed for 2 nights in the Wildflower Room. Very comfy bed, pretty room, delicious breakfasts. The innkeeper and her helpers were very friendly - Annie gave us especially good advice about hiking nearby. Located in a very central location just a few steps from good restaurants, shops, ice cream, and the pretty town park. Much appreciated, since we were... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2010

This was the last of 5 bed and breakfasts we had in North Carolina. It was the most expensive and comfortably the worst. There were no nice little touches in the room, for example sachets of shampoo. The shower curtain was mouldy as was the sealant around the bath tub. One of the windows was held shut by 2 pieces... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2010

We arrived in Blowing rock for Labor Day weekend and checked into the Maple Lodge. The rate was nearly $200 per night. The owner immediately informed us that there was no way we could get dinner in town at a restaurant without a reservation and then proceded to tell us that there were no reservations available. We scoffed at that... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2010

We were looking for a last minute get-away within a 3 hour drive from home. We decided Blowing Rock would be the perfect place for a much needed last minute escape. We found ourselves at the Maple Lodge. What a fantastic location and interesting history behind this Inn. It can not be any closer to the quaint downtown. Maple Lodge... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

Hi. Overall, our trip to Blowing Rock was wonderful. The Maple Lodge is in about as good a location as you will find. You can walk to the mail downtown street in a couple minutes. The room left a LOT to be desired. The decor was very dated and just "old" looking. There were a few cobwebs on the ceiling... More 

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