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“House on Lake Watauga” 5 of 5 stars
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Iron Mountain Inn B&B
268 Moreland Drive, Butler, TN 37640   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Butler B&B and Inns
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“House on Lake Watauga”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

What a wonderful relaxing weekend! The house was so well equipped, even had spices :-) We hiked, kayaked, and swam. It was all just wonderful! I think two of my favorite things were the fire pit where we spent the evening chatting with our family while making s'mores and the swing/chaise lounge on the deck where you could still enjoy the outdoors while avoiding the sun. We would definitely, definitely rent the lake house again! Oh, I forgot to mention, our dogs had a blast swimming in the lake as well.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Clarksville, Tennessee
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36 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2012

My husband and I just spent three days over Memorial Day weekend with Vickie at Iron Mountain Inn and had a wonderful time! We had found it because of a Groupon and I'm so glad we did. We booked the Family Memories room which was a good size with a king bed, balcony, whirlpool tub, and a steam shower (which my husband now wants to put in our bathroom at home!). The Inn is very large with sitting areas downstairs, a dining room, and a huge outside wraparound deck with gorgeous views of the mountains. Vickie always had snacks on hand, from the "bottomless cookie jar" to muffins and breads upstairs near the coffee maker. She also had tons of games available and if you needed something she usually had something that would work (she was able to supply us with a bottle of wine our first night and beach towels for another guest that forget them). She was very relaxed with all of the guests and it felt more like visiting a favorite aunt than staying at a B&B.

Breakfast was great every morning and she cooks dinner (for an additional charge) on Saturday night and that was also fun. The other guests were also just as relaxed and since we were having such a great time Saturday night she even lit a few fireworks for us :) We spent some of the time relaxing on the deck or chatting with Vickie but also drove to Damascus, VA (40 mins) to ride the Virginia Creeper Trail and went horseback riding, which was a 10 minute walk out of Vickie's front door.

My husband isn't typically a big fan of B&Bs but even he enjoyed our stay there so much that I believe he'd be willing to go back. High praise!! But truly, there isn't one thing I would change about our visit there :)

Room Tip: Every room has slightly different amenities. The Family Memories room, where we stayed, has a balcon...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2012

Not only are the views spectacular and engaging, my fiance also proposed to me here! We stayed 2 nights and enjoyed a hike each day, as well as napping in the hammock on the deck overlooking the mountains. The wrap around deck offers 3 stellar views! There are lots of areas to sit, read, share wine and stories. Miss Vicki made us DELICIOUS breakfasts -- I loved the fresh strawberries, whipped cream and chocolate chips to start out our one breakfast! Our second night there, Miss Vicki made us a 4 course meal! It was so cute because she even dressed in her chef's uniform! After dinner, when everyone was enjoying wine and conversation on the deck, my boyfriend (at that moment) took me upstairs to our room's private balcony and pretended we were taking pictures, then got down on one knee and proposed! The best part (aside from saying yes).......Miss Vicki set off fireworks for us!!! It was so touching! She was so super sweet and was in on it the whole time! She made us feel so special and welcomed (even before the proposal). I would recommend this Inn to anyone wanting to get away from it all for a few nights! You will not be disappointed!

Room Tip: We had the Green Room, which has a private balcony overlooking the mountains and a whirlpool tub in...
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  • Stayed May 2012, 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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Columbus, Ohio
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2012

My husband I spent two nights at this peaceful paradise. We loved Vicki and the views.

Room Tip: All rooms have great views.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Columbia, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012

From the moment you arive, you are pampered. The views are awesome, the air is fresh. You can sit on the deck and watch wildlife all day or go for a hike. The AT is close and will challenge most hikers. Most of all, you can just get away. Vikki is a great host and friend. She has books and games you can read and play. You just have to try it.

Room Tip: All rooms are great, some have a steam shower.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Colleyville, Texas
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202 reviews 202 reviews
61 hotel reviews
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160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2012

We have previously stayed at the Inn during the Bristol spring race. This year, we couldn't make the race and stayed in late April instead. The woods were much prettier. The weather was so perfect we sat on the deck for one breakfast and one dinner. The Inn has only 4 rooms, no TV in the rooms. Your cellphone works in some of the rooms or common areas but not all areas. If you want a great weekend "getaway", this is the place. The only nighttime noise is not traffic but owls and other various birds/animals. Come with a good book and sit on the porch along with birds of all colors and, of course, hummingbirds The Inn has some easy on-site trails but the big momma trail is the AT. The innkeeper will drop you (or pick you up) at nearby parking areas and you can dayhike certain sections of the AT. She may also have some surprise trails too.

The rooms are very comfortable, with steam showers or jetted tubs. Breakfast is included in the rate as well as bottomless cookie jar.

When you stay at the Inn, you usually meet the other guests at breakfast and at other times. Sometimes, the people you meet are very special and become friends. This time was one of those times. We live in Texas and look forward to our visit each year.

Room Tip: Call the inn directly and ask for Vikki. Tell her where you read this.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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New York City, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

My husband and I stayed at the inn for two nights and had a wonderful visit. The innkeeper Vicki was very engaging and made us feel so welcome. The breakfasts were wonderful and we were fortunate to enjoy one beautiful morning on the deck. Vicki shared many stories with us and she really added personal touches to make our stay comfortable.

I would highly recommend the Iron Mountain Inn for a relaxing stay with comfortable surroundings. We had a great stay and glad we found it!

Room Tip: Green Room was perfect!
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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: 268 Moreland Drive, Butler, TN 37640
Location: United States > Tennessee > Butler
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Butler
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Summer heat has given way to summer rains. But no matter, plenty of hours for hiking, swimming, boating, biking or exploring these beautiful mountains.When you visit the Iron Mountain Inn B&B, there are not enough hours in a day or a week to accomplish everything there is to do in Johnson County and surrounding states. After all, we are snuggled between Boone, NC and Damascus/Abingdon, VA. We like to say, "we are 45 minutes from everything", and plenty to do right on the 140 acres surrounding the Inn.Watauga Lake is just down the road for fishing, swimming, and boating.Virginia Creeper Trail is just over the mountain for downward biking.But many guests enjoy just relaxing on our open decks in the rocking chairs while we offer them our "Pampering Perfected" service. Cold drinks and snacks including the famous Iron Mountain Inn B&B chocolate chip cookies.Come, share the magic of the mountains. ... more   less 

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