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“Wonderful visit, the attention to little details makes this a very special place” 5 of 5 stars
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26 Brown Street, Weaverville, NC 28787   |  
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Ranked #1 of 5 Weaverville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Atlanta, GA
1 review
“Wonderful visit, the attention to little details makes this a very special place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2008

My wife and I arrived on Sat, 8/30 for our three night stay, and were welcomed by Howard and Kristen. After showing us our room and telling us about the inn, we were given recommendations for dinner. One of them, the Sunnyside Cafe, was within walking distance, so we went there for a great dinner of trout and salmon.

The inn was so homey and comfortable, we really didn't want to leave. On Sunday, we did run down to the folk out center on the Blue Ridge Pkw, and a visit to Black Mountain. When we returned to the inn, the wife took a nap in the room and I took a nap in the hamock in the back, near the hot tub, the grape vine, the bird feeders, the gazebo. There is also a stone patio out from the dining room where you can sit and eat breakfast, with a pool full of fish, and a small waterfall.

On Sunday we went to the BIltmore house, about 15 minutes away. That was a worthwhile tour, but we were frankly glad to get back "home" for a little relaxation before heading out for dinner.

Each room has a gas fireplace, a refrigerator (stocked with cold drinks, water, and beer, free for your use). As well as a TV with a DVD, and hundreds of movies down in the hall. And a clock radio with a CD player, two cd's, and about a hunder more downstairs in the hall. There is also a refrigerator there with cold drinks, beeer, and wine for the guests. And a one cup coffee maker for use when coffee is not in the dining room.

Breakfasts were fantastic each morning. I think my favorite was the stuffed French toast (recipe is in the Weaverville cookbook they have for sale - GET IT.) One morning our server (Howard) was dressed in Scotish kilts. He didn't play his bagpipe, but surely could have.

The best part of the whole think is how Kristen and Howard make you feel so welcome and comfortable. They are just fun, helpful people who you just adore from the start. And nothing was a bother for them. They do so much to make your visit a remarkable event.

We loved it, and will use this inn when we go back to Asheville.

  • Liked — The cleanliness, the extra care to details, and the hosts, Howard and Kristen
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Aurora, IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2008

We wern't able to enjoy all that was available, due to a death in the Family. But that was the reason that we found ourselves looking for a place nearby to the family. We were made to feel very welcome and were able to change our reservation to add a guest in an other room and then change to add another day to ours.
The flexiblities of our Hosts were very much appreciated. Thanks,
Mike & Glenna

  • Liked — coming in at an unusual hour, no disruption to other guests.
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2008

The Dry Ridge Inn was a delightful experience. Weaverville is calm and quaint, the perfect place to relax and unwind, yet close to all the activity in Asheville. Rooms, food, service, and all the aspects of "hosting to perfection" made our visit a delight, and one that we hope to repeat.

  • Liked — Comfortable, relaxing, private, soothing
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thomasville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2008

My wife and I were looking for a weekend getaway, and boy did we find it! I had never been to The Biltmore Estate and had never stayed in a B&B before. But the Dry Ridge Inn made both of my firsts, ones to be remembered! Howard and Kristen have thought of everything to make you comfortable at Dry Ridge! The bed was great and the service & food was even better! You must not miss this chance to save some money and have a royal treatment time! You deserve it! Thanks Howard and Kristen, my wife and I will definitely be back as soon as we can!

  • Liked — Very comfortable as well as affordable
  • Disliked — Not one thing
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Colorado Springs
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2008

I spent one night at the Dry Ridge Inn and had a wonderful time. The service is friendly and comfortable. I felt as if I was at home. I was relaxed and enjoyed the quiet evening surroundings on their porch. Food was so flavorful. Will go back again.

  • Liked — The surroundings
  • Disliked — Nonething
  • Stayed July 2007, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2008

Second time my sister and I have stayed at the B&B and as before we enjoyed ourselves a great deal. The owners are very friendly and informative. I will definitely stay there again in the future.

Stayed July 2008
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2008

The Dry Ridge Inn is, quite simply, lovely place to stay. Clean, homey and pleasantly appointed, my queen-sized room, Bess, was the perfect size for me, as I was traveling alone. The room was cool with good cross-vent thanks to windows on 2 sides, had a gas fireplace (not necessray when its 85 degrees) and nice lighting. The bathroom was terribly small, however - I am almost 6 ft tall and pretty much had to back into the toilet - but the shower was fine and the full sized shampoos and conditioners a nice touch.

Having the "business center" right outside my door was nice, also - a laptop with attached printer - made checking email from home and printing my return boarding passes so easy.

Another great touch was the stocked frig with cold water, wine, juice and soda available at all times...along with coffee, tea and chocolate chip cookies. When it gets hot in Asheville, the water is a must and it was nice not to worry about having to stop and buy some.

The breakfasts were delicious - I was there for 3 mornings and had stuffed french toast (glorious!), an egg cup with cheese and biscuits (yum) and blueberry pancakes. Coffee was rich, fresh, hot and plentiful...and thanks to Howard, my cup was never empty!

I will be visiting Asheville again in the fall and will most certainly stay at The Dry Ridge Inn.

  • Stayed June 2007, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about The Dry Ridge Inn

Address: 26 Brown Street, Weaverville, NC 28787
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Weaverville
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Weaverville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dry Ridge Inn is as affordable as its keepers are informative – rates here are less than you'll find elsewhere. For less, you'll get more – easy access to Asheville and a quick return to a safe, small mountain town whose residents smile and say hello as they pass each other on the sidewalk. Indeed, you may find yourself falling in love with Weaverville as Howard and Kristen did when they moved here more than a decade ago. ... more   less 

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