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Old Stone Inn
109 Dolan Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #11 of 22 Waynesville B&B and Inns
Blue Ridge Mountains
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
“Enjoyed our stay.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

My husband and I stayed for one night at the Old Stone Inn. The Inn is tucked away off the main drag, but is still within walking distance to shops and restaurants (a little less than a mile's walk). I was happy that we were allowed to check-in a couple hours early, so it was nice of them to let us unpack before heading into the quaint downtown area. We were in one of the Oak Terrace rooms (the smallest room offered) and it was perfectly fine for one night. The bathroom was itsy bitsy, so if you're staying more than one night, you may want to get a different type of room because I think it would get a little tedious sharing such a small space for more than one night. The bed was comfortable and we didn't have trouble with noise until the following morning. The walls between rooms seem to be pretty thin and we could hear our neighbor's conversation. The inside of the rooms were made of stone and wood (wood beams in the ceiling) so it was very cozy and intimate. We did not have a problem with cleanliness that I've seen in other reviews, but we always wipe everything down with Clorox wipes whenever we check into a place, even if it's the Ritz. Overall, this was a pleasant stay. Breakfast was included in the price and they gave us a huge amount of food (eggs, bacon, potatoes, toast and the best coffee around!). If we are passing through Waynesville again, we'll probably stay here again. It's a decent stay for a decent price.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Miami Beach, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We recently had dinner at the Old Stone Inn with two other couples. The deteriorated condition of the driveway upon our arrival was a precursor of things to come. The service was sad, the food was barely passable and, at the end of it all, the waiter kept messing up the bills and charges and coming back for my Amex card (3 times). The end result: I was double-billed (of course, Amex will take care of that). Another symptom: the measly one piece of bread they give each person, never to return with more unless asked. The final piece of evidence that this place is on its last legs is the absence of the proprietor. A restaurant (and inn) can't provide a good, quality experience without an on-site, interested owner/proprietor/innkeeper.

Room Tip: We just ate at the restaurant. Don't go.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Bloomington, Indiana
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34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 74 cities Reviews in 74 cities
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2012

We just spent three nights in the Mountain Laurel Cabin. It was clean with the basic necessities and smelled very musty, but with windows open it really was quite delightful to sit on the back deck under the trees in total privacy. We did not use the rocking chairs on the front porch as the view was of the back of the dining hall. The bathroom floor is about to fall through, seriously, especially in front of the sink, but the sink, shower, and toilet seemed quite new as did the tub and sink in the bedroom.

The office is never open unless you happen to catch someone by accident as the poor lady serving breakfast admitted that she is the "Jane of all trades," with too many jobs. Our sense is that this place is definitely on its "last legs" as a hotel (a VERY loose use of the word hotel), and that no one has any interest in taking care of anything. We felt completely ignored and like we were actually a bother. Maybe this was an especially slow time, but there were very few other guests around the entire three days.

We ate breakfast only one day, included with the room price, and opted to go elsewhere the other two mornings. We were greeted with a lovely table set just for us as there was only one other guest at the inn. Fresh fruit and hot muffins were the first course. The omelette and crisp bacon were adequate, but the soggy and cold hash-browns were nasty.

A part of our package was dinner for two, and after the restaurant reviews, we were VERY excited to eat there. The crab cakes and fried green tomatoes were excellent as were our salads. However, the entrees were a big mess-up. I ordered 5 oz. beef tenderloin, medium-rare, and my husband ordered the 8 oz., medium. Mine was medium to well and his was VERY medium-rare. Both came with the red cabbage which neither of us ordered, but that was fixable by adding the zucchini medley on the side. In their defense, they did offer to start over on the meat, but why would it be different the second time? It would have been excusable, MAYBE, if the place was packed and they were frantically busy, but we never saw more than three other tables occupied the entire time we were there. Dessert was a wonderful ending. Our server was lovely, and she was so embarrassed and disappointed. We certainly won't eat there again.

I could not, in good faith, recommend The Old Stone Inn to anyone. For the price, there are much better options and hosts who will be happy to see you and show you a wonderful stay. The "average" review is a combination of the inn and dining room. Separately, I would rate the inn "poor" and the dining room "average."

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Jacksonville, Florida
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34 reviews 34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

For the second year, we chose to eat at the Old Stone Inn and had as great an experience as the first time. The food is great and courses are served at a leisurely place allowing for "dining" rather than just eating. The filet was done to perfection as were the crab cakes. Desserts were ample...full bar and a great wine selection made the evening complete.

Room Tip: Only had dinner...get reservations
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Georgetown, South Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Enjoyed my time at the Old Stone Inn. I stayed in Mountain Laurel cabin, a charming rustic cabin with modern conveniences. Had a refrigerator, air conditioning and tv. Also happy to see that they allow pets for future visits. Had a delicious gourmet meal in the dining room with Rack of Lamb and it was very good. Only thing I might complain about is that the locks weren't very good on the doors and no peep hole. Also the ground was very uneven and I had to walk a good ways to my cabin from the car. But all in all, it was a good experience and the staff is very nice and helpful.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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detroit
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12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

My family and I stayed here for 4 days while visiting the Smokey Mts. This is a rustic Old Stone Inn. It is not a new hotel. Expect some dust but also a quiet location. Our cabin was the biggest and the only one to sleep 4. We were very comfortable and it was great to have 2 bathrooms with two teens. I loved our porch with the rocking chairs. I sat out here each evening to read. There was a fireplace that we didn't use and two window air conditioners that we did. The breakfasts each morning were wonderful. We over slept one morning and they were so helpful and happy to get us out as soon as possible. We didn't eat there for dinner but the menu looked great. The owner was very helpful when we had to change some of our dates and accomodated us nicely. He also gave good info about the shopping area down town and activities to do in the area. (wild water zip line tours and white water rafting) The drive to the SMNP is about 30 min. The town of Waynesville is quaint but they close up shop rather early even on the weekends.

Room Tip: We stayed in the larger cottage that sleeps 4. Very nice size. 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms and living r...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

I stayed at Old Stone Inn this past weekend in an Oak Terrace room with double beds. I was concerned after reading some of the reviews here, but everything was wonderful. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The room was clean and comfortable. The beds are firm, but I prefer them that way. Breakfast in the restaurant was great and the server went above and beyond.

I highly recommend Old Stone Inn.

Room Tip: The hot and cold water knobs were reversed in our room. It takes a while for the hot water to come t...
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  • Stayed July 2012, 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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Address: 109 Dolan Rd., Waynesville, NC 28786
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Waynesville
Amenities:
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Ranked #11 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Waynesville
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