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Toe River Lodge & Cafe

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4716 S US Hwy 19E, Plumtree, NC 28664
828 765-9696
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Description: The Vance Toe River Lodge is a 5 Bedroom Bed & Breakfast, Restaurant...
The Vance Toe River Lodge is a 5 Bedroom Bed & Breakfast, Restaurant, Winery, & Campground, and operator of Plumtree Canopy Tours. We offer Cabins, Yurts, Private rooms and a variety of camping. Our gift shop features clothing, pottery, unique gifts & a wide variety of wine apparel & accessories. Our regular season is from May through October with off-season packages. Private dinner party options available through December and winter packages through April. Visit our restaurant, winery & store Wed – Sat 11am-2:30pm, Fri & Sat nights 5-8pm for casual fine dining, & Sun 10:30am-2pm for our locally famous Brunch. We specialize in weddings, corporate dinners, & other private functions throughout the year. Visit our campground to stay in a yurt, private room, campsite, or our group facility. Pets are allowed at campsites, primitive cabins, & yurts only. Lodging ranges from $14 to $190 a night. Amenities include swimming pool, 18-hole disc golf course, trout pond, horseshoe pits, hiking & biking trails, access to the North Toe River, billiards & more.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Thanksgiving Buffett

We joined a party of 10 for Thanksgiving and enjoyed ourselves. Our only complaint was we were the last to arrive, but before reservation time and were told rest of party had already gotten their plates to take to table. When we got to the table, we discovered that the rest were drinking wine and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
Susan K
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Abingdon, Virginia, United States
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Abingdon, Virginia, United States
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239 reviews 239 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

We joined a party of 10 for Thanksgiving and enjoyed ourselves. Our only complaint was we were the last to arrive, but before reservation time and were told rest of party had already gotten their plates to take to table. When we got to the table, we discovered that the rest were drinking wine and talking. Was an awkward situation... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

In a beautiful area that offers a variety of activities. A fun family atmosphere. Great for couples, groups or special events. The restaurant, brewery and wine is all a part of this family business.

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West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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76 reviews 76 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Had a bit of free time. Have enjoyed Blind Squirrel brews for a few years now. Wanted to se the brewery an tasting room. Enjoyed a gorgeous ride thru beautiful country side. Note; memorize or print directions. No phone service. Fortunately I remembered directions , and was rewarded with a great experience. The cafe served a phenomenal black and blue... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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90 reviews 90 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Folks, we are Ashevillian Beer Snobs, but after reading about Blind Squirrel Brewery in Plum Tree, just north of Spruce Pine, my husband and I had to give them a try. It was an hour and a half drive for us, but we can emphatically say, "We'd make the drive again." This beer is as good (and dare I say,... More 

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King, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Thank you very much for the great care that you provided Robin and I while staying with you! You truly made us feel welcome and appreciated! It was wonderful to see what you have done with the building and we found your accommodations to be exactly what we needed for our weekend away. Very clean and very comfortable! Your friendliness... More 

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Eufaula, Alabama
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76 reviews 76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We stopped in for a bathroom break and a cold refreshment and had a delightful visit. We enjoyed a flight of four beers. The beer was tasy and our host was very knowledgeable. I bought a nice bottle of red wine. Take time to stop in here for a visit; you won't be sorry!

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We did not stay here or eat here but we visited The Blind Squirrel Brewery that is a part of the lodge and also the winery. I had contacted the manager before our visit and he was so very kind on the phone,explaining their place and hours. We were out sightseeing in Black Mt the day we visited and out... More 

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137 reviews 137 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

From experience across several days and meals: You can expect genuine hospitality in a unique atmosphere. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner in outdoor or indoor atmosphere. The hosts ensure your comfort at a table, grillside, dining room, outside or at the bar. This venue can accommodate intimate, casual or large groups. You are welcomed to hang out and relax. The... More 

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Nebo, North Carolina
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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

My wife and I have been here several times for lunch and a brew. We have never been disappointed. We are amazed at the quality of food that comes out of the kitchen. This is a great place to take visitors when they are in the area or a great place to have a wonderful meal for those of us... More 

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Burlington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Love the Toe River Cafe and Blind Squirrel Brewery. I definitely recommend searching out this hidden treasure. This was our second visit. Today we brought other members of our family. We started off in the newly added bar/tasting room that was nicely done. We did a beer tasting - 3 sample flights - 12 different beers - nice varied selection... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4716 S US Hwy 19E, Plumtree, NC 28664
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Plumtree
  • Phone Number: 828 765-9696

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse, Winery, Coffee Shop, Seafood

Description

The Vance Toe River Lodge is a 5 Bedroom Bed & Breakfast, Restaurant, Winery, & Campground, and operator of Plumtree Canopy Tours. We offer Cabins, Yurts, Private rooms and a variety of camping. Our gift shop features clothing, pottery, unique gifts & a wide variety of wine apparel & accessories. Our regular season is from May through October with off-season packages. Private dinner party options available through December and winter packages through April. Visit our restaurant, winery & store Wed – Sat 11am-2:30pm, Fri & Sat nights 5-8pm for casual fine dining, & Sun 10:30am-2pm for our locally famous Brunch. We specialize in weddings, corporate dinners, & other private functions throughout the year. Visit our campground to stay in a yurt, private room, campsite, or our group facility. Pets are allowed at campsites, primitive cabins, & yurts only. Lodging ranges from $14 to $190 a night. Amenities include swimming pool, 18-hole disc golf course, trout pond, horseshoe pits, hiking & biking trails, access to the North Toe River, billiards & more.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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