We arrived in the middle of a heatwave - hot even for the locals!!! The girl on reception took us to our room which was characterful, but small. Once we had dragged our bags the long haul from the car park to our room, she appeared to say she was moving us to a larger room. So off we went to the other end of the hotel, with all our bags, only to find the fan did not work. By now we were looking pretty ragged round the edges, so she offered us one of their cottage suites. Yet another trek through the hotel and through the grounds to a lovely air-con suite with a microwave and fridge and TV! It was gorgeous and so peaceful.
The rooms in the main hotel building are basic, deliberately reflecting the age and character of the inn. However, the two we saw had a good bath and shower and loo, plenbtiful hanging space and a comfy good-sized bed. The rooms were dark, but this was because of the all timber decor.
Breakfast and evening meals are part of the deal here, and they were plentiful - far too much really for our European appetites! The bar was friendly and there was coffee freely available in the lounge area - plus lots of games and puzzles.
The inn is close to the town and its amenities, although I have to confess we didn't walk into town - far too hot!
- 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