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“Great Weekend Getaway!” 5 of 5 stars
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Cliff Dwellers Inn
116 Lakeview Terrace, Blowing Rock, NC   |  
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Ranked #2 of 15 hotels in Blowing Rock
Knightdale, North Carolina
1 review
“Great Weekend Getaway!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

We spent two nights and only wished we could have stayed longer. Our room ,#303 was very clean and nicely updated. Everything we needed was readily available including coffemaker and fridge in room and an excellent continental breakfast each morning. We enjoyed the fact that we were so close to many restaurants, downtown Blowing Rock and right across the street from Tanger Outlet. We were able to shop, hike and relax at our leisure. Rhonda and Seth were so kind and helpful. I must mention the fact that our initial trip had to be cancelled on short notice due to illness and Rhonda was gracious enough to allow us to reschedule. That speaks volumes about the quality of service that you will receive at Cliff Dwellers. We are looking forward to a return visit soon!

Room Tip: I would recommend the top floor rooms for a great view!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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Landis, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

We had the pleasure of staying here from November 30-December 2 and it was a treasure waiting to be found. We had room 305 and the view was spectacular. The room was very clean and warmed up quickly when we turned on the heater. Rhonda was gracious and gave us several recommendations of places to eat in Blowing Rock. The breakfast buffet was excellent, so many choices to meet most people's needs/wants. It was a homey atmosphere and part of me wanted to curl up on the couch under the soft blankets provided and just watch tv or read a book. But there's so much to do and see. Went to the Tangers Outlet and did some Christmas shopping. Went into Blowing Rock and walked the streets checking out all the different stores. Even bought some books at the local library's book sale. Cliff Dwellers Inn is an excellent home base for this area - really felt like we could retreat, catch our breath and head off to another adventure. Highly recommend this Inn - Rhonda & her staff have done amazing work with a place that could have gone totally under. Already booked for this summer when we bring our grandchild with us and go to Tweestie Railroad.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rhonda H, General Manager at Cliff Dwellers Inn, responded to this review, January 18, 2013
You are so kind for your lovely review. Thankyou Thankyou, Thankyou. We are ready for you to get back here!
Rhonda
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We stayed here for one night in early November, in room 305. Each room us different. Our room was on the end of the top floor, with a nice view from private deck of the lake and the sunset. Fridge in room. A good breakfast. Helpful owner on site. We will definitely stay here again! A great experience, and fun for a special time away....

Room Tip: Look at the pics of each room on the hotel web site to see what each offers. All are different.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

A very much needed four-day weekend was wonderful! We slept late. We ate (more than we needed!) at the continental breakfast buffet. We got good advice on things to do and see (and to avoid.) We got a warm welcome from our hostess, Rhonda, and a slobbery kiss or two from some four-legged friends. We absolutely cannot wait to stay there again and are planning a whole family outing, centered around Cliff Dwellers, as soon as possible.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2012 via mobile

I have to say I was extremely impressed from the second we checked in to the day we checked out. Patrick was expecting us and after checking us in offered to get us some ice. The view was gorgeous in the morning, breakfast had a big selection and healthy choices even pumpkin coffee! Seth gave great recommendations on hiking and local places to eat, Foggy Rock being our favorite. The room was spotless and super easy location between historic downtown blowing rock and boone. I honestly dont understand anyone who would rate cliff dwellers anything but 5/5 unless they are being extremely picky or have young children and cant appreciate the inn for what it is. I would recommend this place to anyone coming to the area :)

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charleston, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We've been staying at this hotel everytime we come to Blowing Rock for about twelve years, it was an excellent place with fantastic people running it back when the Burkes owned it.

We found it the first time by pure accident, but made a point in the years following to come back.

It's been through several owners since we first started staying there, so we've had the opportunity to watch it change over time from a really nice quaint place with fantastic owners and then start falling apart with newer owners not taking care of it or it's guest.

We just came back from another stay there and the place looks fantastic, and the new custodians are as friendly and helpful as you will ever see. They have really done a ton of work improving that place inside and out, it looks excellent and is very clean and neat. Awesome job!

Great breakfast too! And thank your son again for his advice on the falls and hikes, we really enjoyed the Linville Falls as well as the others in the memorial park. Didn't see the Brown Mountain lights though, so I guess we have to come back soon... :)

Pool someone said?? in that area I'm not staying inside a motel long enough to use one... when we weren't hiking, shopping or playing tourist on Grandfather Mountain we were riding the Blue Ridge Pkwy looking at all the mountains beauty day and night until it was time to come back and crash..

Thanks for your hospitality!
We will definitely will stay again,
Rob & Tina

Room Tip: 2nd floor facing the lake
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Clayton, North Carolina, United States
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Me and my 2 sisters stayed at Cliff Dwellers Inn over this past wkend and was very pleased with our stay. The room was very pretty with a great view of the mountains and Lake Chetola. Service was very prompt and front desk personnel was very informative. Would recommend this to anyone and will vist again.

Room Tip: This room had great view of the mountains and the lake.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Cliff Dwellers Hotel Blowing Rock
Cliff Dwellers Hotel
Address: 116 Lakeview Terrace, Blowing Rock, NC
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Blowing Rock
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Blowing Rock
#1 Best Value Hotel in Blowing Rock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cliff Dwellers Inn is a 60′s-themed inn in Blowing Rock NC, situated on a mountain bluff above Lake Chetola. It’s surrounded by the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and located just one mile south of the Blue Ridge Parkway. All our inn rooms and suites have amazing mountain and lake views. Lodging accommodations are spacious and include Wireless Internet and mini-refrigerator while fireplaces, full kitchens and jacuzzi hot tubs are available in some rooms and suites. A heavy Continental breakfast is served each morning at 8:00 in the lobby lodge. We have a full selection of lodging accommodations including our Deluxe rooms with queen and full beds; Premium rooms with king bed, fireplace and jacuzzi tub; or the one or two bedroom Cliff House Suites with jacuzzi tub, full kitchen, and fireplace. ... more   less 
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