As previous reviewers have noted, this inn seems to be an renovated and upscaled version of the classic one level drive up motels. As our trip to Blowing Rock was last minute and we ended up in a pretty uncomfortable hotel the previous night, we would have been pretty excited about anything that didn't have a crackling plastic coated mattress. This was one of the few hotels available that day that was near the center of town in Blowing Rock, affordable (I think under 150 for a Sunday night) so I booked it immediately.
As another reviewer noted, we also weren't able to check in until exactly 3 PM. Even at 3 we still had to wait for towels to be delivered to our room, so they must be on a pretty tight housekeeping schedule.
The lobby/lounge area of the hotel is large and gorgeous, decorated in an elegant hunting lodge style. We did not partake in any of the evening or breakfast offerings, except for a cup of coffee on our way out. As a self proclaimed coffee snob I expected to be disappointed with it, but even though it wasn't the high octane rocket fuel I'm used to, i was pleasantly surprised. I noticed another reviewer saying they weren't satisfied with the wine reception or breakfast, but as we didn't check it out I can't comment.
The room itself, although not large, was very beautiful and thought out well. Nice TV, had microwave, fridge, small sitting area, and really nice comfortable bed. The bathroom was very nicely renovated with granite bath, stone tiles, updated fixtures, etc. There was also a back deck with sitting area, that backed up to a residential looking area and a stream to one side.
There was also a large pond in the front of the property but while we were there, it was surrounded with orange cones and taped off so I'm not really sure what that was about. The weather was quite awful the weekend we went though (rainy, foggy and cold) so we weren't really able to take part in many outdoor activities.
For our purposes this was a great place to stay. As non exciting as it seems, we basically just wanted a place to chill out and watch tv and eat and drink wine, and this fit the bill perfectly and was extremely cute and a great price. I really appreciate hotels that go above and beyond the basics to create a relaxing environment with nice decor and the Village Inn definitely did that. Very pleased with the whole experience and would not hesitate to stay again.
Oh I believe our room number was 115, it's been a few weeks but I'm pretty sure that was it.
I think we were in room 115 which is to the left of the lobby if you are looking at the hotel from t...
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