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#1 of 17 hotels in Blowing Rock
Travelers' Choice
Gideon Ridge Inn is ten delightful guest rooms with mountain breezes, French doors and stone terraces. Intimate walking paths through elegant gardens. Ceiling fans and wicker chairs. Antiques and good books. Fine breakfasts to linger over. Earl Grey Tea and fresh-baked shortbread cookies to savor. Bedrooms with warm fireplaces and comfortable sitting areas. Crisp cotton bed linens and well-appointed bathrooms. And the library, enjoy a breathtaking view of the mountains. Really!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Special diet menus
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor fireplace
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Seating area
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Stew T wrote a review May 10
Cambridge, Massachusetts15 contributions6 helpful votes
We had a short, but terrific stay. I rate it 5 stars for a nice casual eclectic (in a good way) small inn. The staff was gracious and the restaurant was amazing. Don't expect "crazy high-end amenities", as that's not what they purport to offer. It's a cozy (not sure how many rooms, but not many), casual Inn, and we loved it. I think it's probably best for a couple day romantic get away (which was what we were there for). Amazing views, but not much in the way of grounds or activities, but again, they don't claim to have them. It's very nice if you just want to relax for a couple days and enjoy the food and ambiance. If you're looking for a casual, place with great ambiance, you'll have a great time. We had breakfast and dinner there (they don't offer lunch) and they were both terrific. We didn't go "for the value", but do consider it a good value (went during the week).
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: We stayed at one of the "cottages" (more of a detached room) which was nice and very...
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1SharronP1 wrote a review May 3
Durham, North Carolina29 contributions6 helpful votes
My husband and I just spent 3 lovely days at Gideon Ridge Inn -- starting with a choice of 3 cooked breakfasts, which fortified us for hiking and generally exploring the Blowing Rock / Blue Ridge Parkway area. We loved our private stone terrace with chaise lounges, where we read, played Scrabble, and looked over the valley. (but only one of us got up early enough to watch the sunrise from our Sunrise View room). Then we had 3 suppers at the restaurant, having beautifly presented and delicious meals.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Avidtraveller44 wrote a review May 1
Montreal, Canada134 contributions74 helpful votes
Wow. Where to begin.... I wanted to book a very special overnight getaway for the love of my life and I and Gideon Ridge Inn not only met our needs, it exceeded our every expectation. Just the look on my partners face when he saw the incredible vista was worth it all. Exceptionally warm greeting. Everyone was so nice! We will return.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Rick P wrote a review Apr 2021
Albemarle, North Carolina, United States24 contributions11 helpful votes
I stayed at Blue Ridge Inn April 15-18 .. Itwas really nice ,clean and convenient I checked in on Thursday , check in was easy and I checked out on Sunday. I would certainly stay there again Actually my daughter stayed this week
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Date of stay: April 2021
878briannar wrote a review Apr 2021
Charlotte, NC1 contribution
My husband will no longer consent to staying anywhere else in Blowing Rock. Epic views on both sides and delicious food! Being in our twenties, we were definitely the youngest people staying there. But it's typical for us to follow the retired folks, they know where to find/enjoy the nicer things in life.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: The Masters room and the Victorian room are both close to the coffee and tea bar which is super...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gideon Ridge Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Gideon Ridge Inn?
Nearby attractions include Bass Lake (2.0 miles), Doc's Rocks Gem Mine (3.3 miles), and Moses H. Cone Memorial Park (3.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Gideon Ridge Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Gideon Ridge Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Gideon Ridge Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Gideon Ridge Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gideon Ridge Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Restaurant at Gideon Ridge, Sunny Rock Eggs and Things, and Kilwin's.
Are there any historical sites close to Gideon Ridge Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Moses H. Cone Memorial Park (3.1 miles) and Flat Top Manor (3.1 miles).
Does Gideon Ridge Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.