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Alpen Acres Motel
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   Highway 321, Blowing Rock, NC   |  
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Ranked #6 of 15 hotels in Blowing Rock
Durham, North Carolina
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“A jewel!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013

Book this property with confidence. Great location right off the Parkway and convenient to Boone and Blowing Rock attractions, restaurants, etc. Our room was spotlessly clean and nicely furnished. Pat was extremely helpful - we will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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nchighcountry, Manager at Alpen Acres Motel, responded to this review, October 23, 2013
Thank you EllenC! We're so glad to hear you had a good experience with us, and thank you for taking the time to share it with others. Please come back again and stay with us soon.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Midlothian, Virginia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

My husband and I stayed here. The motel was nice & the people were friendly, and the room was clean, tho' small for the price. The manager, Pat, was accommodating and loaned us a wine-opener. We would definitely stay there again. It was quiet and peaceful. The "breakfast snack" was good- we had coffee, hot tea, small donuts, granola bars, fruit, oatmeal. This was sufficient for us, as we had brought a few items with us. There was no refrigerator, but we had a cooler with ice. The TV was a new flat-screen with a great picture. The air was cool, so we were able to open the windows for cross-ventilation, and it was quiet, even tho' there is a highway down the hill. The grounds were pretty, with lots of flowers and bird feeders. A very nice, safe place to stay, very close to the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Room Tip: Bring a cooler with your cold items, as there is no refrigerator in the room. There is an ice machin...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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nchighcountry, Manager at Alpen Acres Motel, responded to this review, October 21, 2013
Hi there! We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I'm sorry you missed out on a refrigerator and/or microwave in your room. We do have them available on request. I think you probably stayed with us in October, which is our busiest month of the year (highest rates also). We do hope you can come back and see us again and take advantage of our quieter times (Nov through Apr) when we have lower rates and a greater selection of rooms available to choose from--including suites with kitchens. Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We hope to see you again soon!
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Lynchburg, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

We visited for our triplet grandkids 9th birthday. We loved it and so did they! Our room was spacious and well appointed,quaint but with modern amenities. Our host was very personable. Our visit reminded us of the "good old days". We're going back for Thanksgiving!

Room Tip: We love Room #12!
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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nchighcountry, Manager at Alpen Acres Motel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Hi jftaylor! Thank you so much for your kind review. We love to hear our guests are coming back. That is the biggest compliment we could ask for. We will look forward to seeing you at Thanksgiving!
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Statesville, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Was a nice surpise we loved it there. Our family has stayed July 4th 2012 we came back the next July 4th 2013 and again August 2013 brought my brother and family to go to Tweetsie. The Managers are so nice and the rooms are very nice also. Nice little get away anytime. We will for sure return. Planning on a Fall and Winter visit.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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nchighcountry, Manager at Alpen Acres Motel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Hi Donna, you sure are loyal customers! Thank you for coming back to see us and for sharing your experiences at Alpen Acres with other potential guests. Look out for November specials we are running through Trip Advisor. We will look forward to seeing you and your family again soon!
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Apalachin, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

Our family of 4 enjoyed staying at Alpen Acres during our tour of North Carolina. On our journey, we mostly stayed in chain motels (Holiday Inn Express, Sleep Inn, Comfort Inn, Wingate, etc.). The Alpen Acres was a nice change for us. It was a pleasure to stay at a small, family owned "motor court." The location was beautiful and convenient, the staff were friendly and courteous, and the room was clean and comfortable. We were pleasantly surprised to have a "snack breakfast" available. We had not expected any breakfast at all, so the granola bars, instant oatmeal, fresh fruit, coffee, and tea were a pleasant surprise for us before we started out on the next leg of our journey. We would definitely stay here again and would definitely recommend Alpen Acres to family and friends. That being said, if you are looking for a brand new luxury hotel with all the amenities, this is not the place for you. But if you are looking for a quiet, mountainside location, convenient to downtown Blowing Rock as well as the Blue Ridge Parkway, like the convenience of parking right outside your door, and enjoy being welcomed and treated like visiting family, the Alpen Acres Motel is a delightful place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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nchighcountry, Manager at Alpen Acres Motel, responded to this review, October 22, 2013
Martha--what a kind and descriptive review. We couldn't ask for better feedback. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and really appreciate you describing exactly what Alpen Acres is and isn't! Thank you and we hope to see you again real soon.
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

Rooms a very clean, staff is very helpful and kind, and the pool is wonderful!! The prices were very reasonable. Close to the Parkway and close to all the attractions, but still away from all the business of Boone. We will be back!!! Thank you so much, Patrick and Wendy

Room Tip: Great pricing for families!!
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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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patmace, Manager at Alpen Acres Motel, responded to this review, August 26, 2013
Hi Wendy and Patrick! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for taking the time to tell others about your experience with us. We really appreciate it. We look forward to seeing you both again soon!
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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We are a small family of three and found Alpen Acres to be a nice little place to spend a night or two. The room was very clean. The staff was very friendly. The bed was a little firm but that's always better than a little too soft. We will stay here again next time we decide to head that way. We did experience noise from others but I just chalked that up to a larger family and loud kids. Certainly not Alpen's fault people don't teach their children to be quiet outside hotel rooms

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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patmace, Manager at Alpen Acres Motel, responded to this review, August 13, 2013
We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and will be back to see us again. We love to hear that our guests found our rooms clean and our staff friendly so you made our day! We will look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Address: Highway 321, Blowing Rock, NC
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Blowing Rock
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Blowing Rock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Alpen Acres Motel 2*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alpen Acres is located on a scenic hilltop 1/4 mile off the Blue Ridge Parkway, near Blowing Rock and Boone, NC. Designed like the motor courts of the past, our accommodations include charming, comfortable rooms and a cozy mountain chalet. Amenities include: heated outdoor pool, recreational area, free wireless internet, flat screen TVs with full cable, hairdryers, coffee makers, complimentary tea, coffee and breakfast fare, kitchen suites, original artwork by local artists in all rooms. ... more   less 
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