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“Upscale amenities, great food and beautiful scenery” 5 of 5 stars
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268 Moreland Drive, Butler, TN 37640   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Butler B&B and Inns
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South Bend, Indiana
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“Upscale amenities, great food and beautiful scenery”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

We would never have known about the Iron Mountain Inn if it weren't for Groupon. When we saw that offer and perused the official website, we decided it was the place for us to stay after a 7 mile hike on the AT - one of our "bucket list" activities. The Inn is a log home with 5 rooms to rent. A beautiful setting, on top of the mountain, offers spectacular views from any of the rooms or wrap around deck. Breakfast was served on the deck in the fresh mountain air - enhancing the delicious food that Vikki had prepared. We especially appreciated the amentities in the room (family memories) which included a spa tub and steam shower. We really needed those after our hike and felt much better as a result. The bed was so comfortable and linens above average. We slept with the door to the deck off of our room open and could hear the stream and wildlife. Loved being awakened by the Whipporwill in the morning!

The website for the Inn is very comprehensive, if you take the time to read it. Vikki's communicaton with you is excellent via email. Make sure to copy Vikki's directions from the website and you will have no problem finding the Inn. Don't rely on your GPS in this case. We also were introduced to many other trails and activities on their official site. We rented bikes in Damascus and "coasted" down the Virginia Creeper Trail as recommended by Vikki. The rental company takes you to the top of the trail and you can "coast" either 17 mi. back to Damascus or do the complete trail for 34 mi. It is a beautiful ride, almost entirely in shade, with a great little cafe at about the 10 mi. mark. We were told to try the chocolate cake - fantastic!! We did the 17 mi. ride.

We really enjoyed getting to know Vikki. Her hospitality made for a fantastic stay. She knows so much about the area and can tell you about anything you need to know. She will go the extra mile to make your stay memorable. She even took us down to her lake house (which she also rents out) to show us around there. It is spectacular - on the lake - and very high end amentities, also. We hope to return with our grown kids and their families to the lake house at some point. You could not go wrong staying at the Iron Mountain Inn.

Room Tip: Not a bad room in the house. However, we did appreciate the spa tub and steam shower in addition to...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2012

While it is far from certain, I can only imagine it is very unlikely that we would have ever found the Iron Mountain Inn if we had not planned to do so. As it is, we had made reservations in advance, mapped our way there, had it on GPS and still had a heck of a time finding the place. But eventually we figured out the way around the bridge construction (that may or may not have actually been bridge construction), followed a winding route to the inn and made out way to the top. Only to find that the other way down is a whole lot faster.

Regardless, the perch near the top of the mountain is amazing, especially if you should happen to be there in the fall leaf season, as we were. The views across the valley (I do not know if this term is actually the correct one, but it seems right) allows you to see for what seems miles, and the colors on the trees goes on and on.

Inside the inn is perhaps not as huge - you are in what is essentially a large house. It is a nice one for being nestled in amongst the mountains, but it is not a giant place by any means. Much more like a bed and breakfast - of which we passed several (or at least, that is what the signs said). Our innkeeper was very friendly, even offering to tell us where the endless cookie jar was found when someone - who shall remain nameless - could not find it.

Breakfast in the morning was a tasty way to start the day for the next stage of our trip, and finding the way out again was much, much easier than finding the way in. Definitely a worthwhile stop if you are in the area.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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North, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

We took a group of ladies from our ladies golf association to the Iron Mountain Inn. We rented the entire Inn. The kitchen was great, the views are spectacular, and the common area is perfect for evening refreshments, fellowship and laughter as you enjoy the pristine mountain setting. We played Red Tail Mountain golf course only 15 miles away, hiked the AT and took a spin around beautiful Lake Watauga. As always, Vicki is most accomodating and ensures everything is perfect...right down to the "bottomless cookie jar."

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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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
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Enterprise, Alabama
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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
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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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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
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Columbus, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 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
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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 Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Butler
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Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
High atop the mountain this log home is THE place to get away from it all, Only bird song and wind song are heard as you enjoy the comfortable tables and chairs on the open decks and covered porches. "Pampering Perfected" service where guests are friends we haven't met. Come November 13th, an arrival dinner of soup, salad, dessert, and coffee is offered for a small additional fee of $12.00 per person plus tax. Let us know if you want to enjoy this light repast so you don't have to go back out looking for something to eat. We have hiking trails right on the property and waterfalls abound to explore. Virginia Creeper Trail is THE place for biking and Red Tail is THE place for golf....the ball flies forever! Come, share the magic of the mountains with us. ... more   less 

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