We are experienced travellers always looking for interesting places to stay. This inn is not what you may imagine, and certainly not as described in the website. The building is listed because of its architectural interest, as an example of rustic methodology. It is, however, dark, musty, and ugly. Rough, cheap and crude building techniques do not make for comfort and amenity. There are no mountain views, only glimpses of the backyards of Bryson City. Service was perfunctory. A cursory "here, sign our form and here are your keys. We stayed in the log cabin, which is NOT a log cabin but a modular home, situated down the hill on a separate property. To get to it you leave the Inn, go down town and drive up another road. It was dark, musty and pretty crummy. No view! The food was some of the worst I have ever tasted - BLT soup! Tired brown lettuce in the ration of salad, chicken fried pork which was hard and absolutely tasteless. Breakfast was so bland and sloppy and tasteless that I went to Macdonalds for coffee and oatmeal.
I cannot believe the previous rave reviews - either these people stayed elsewhere, or have no expectations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking the quiet village of Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Fryemont Inn offers you secluded comfort and excellent dining, warm fireplaces and scenic vistas. The beautiful bark-covered building was built in 1923 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Historic Inn and Dining Room are open mid-April through November. The Fireplace Suites and Cabin are open all year. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Fryemont Hotel Bryson City