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245 Fryemont Street, Bryson City, NC 28713-5669
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#5 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Bryson City
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Overlooking the quiet village of Bryson City and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Fryemont Inn offers you secluded comfort and excellent dining, warm fireplaces and scenic vistas. The beautiful bark-covered building was built in 1923 and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Historic Inn and Dining Room are open mid-April through November. The Fireplace Suites and Cabin are open all year.
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Free parking
Free internet
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Free breakfast
Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
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Stumpjum wrote a review Jul 2020
7 contributions1 helpful vote
George and Monica do a fine job as Innkeepers at this old historic facility! Sarge and Jennifer, the bartenders, are very friendly and pour a mean beverage! The nightly room rates include breakfast and dinner! They set a fine menu to choose from. Highly recommend as a relaxing get away at the entrance to Smokey Moutains National Park! Whitewater rafting at NOC just down the road. Cherokee Casino 30 minutes away. If you are planning a trip n this area, check out the Fryemont Inn!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: Very good mountain ambiance!
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Steve A wrote a review Jul 2020
Hilton Head, South Carolina6 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I spent 3 nights at the Fryemont inn in July 2020. The staff was friendly and professional, and they took adequate steps for protection from COVID. The food was quite good and the servers were delightful. We stayed in one of the Cottage suites with a loft bedroom. It was nice, but we had a few issues. In order to reach the Cottages you must drive up a narrow single lane paved road with a few potholes and a 180 degree turn at the top. The placement of the mirror in the bathroom was too close to the outlet to allow the hairdryer to be plugged in. The mini-fridge was too close to the stove to allow the fridge door to close easily. The kitchen was well equipped and clean, except for the drip trays under the heating elements of the stove. AC worked fine. Privacy was obtained by drawing two thin curtains across the full glass doors, but the curtains did little to block out light at night. The pool was very clean and relaxing. The Inn is old, and that is part of its charm, but the grounds are overgrown in places and need landscaping attention. Overall, though, we enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: July 2020
mikjep wrote a review Jul 2020
Richmond, Virginia256 contributions25 helpful votes
During the July 4th weekend, I wanted to stay at a nice relaxing place. I chose the Fryemont inn because my father had worked there about 60 years ago. I stayed in a king suite that had a large balcony and rocking chairs. The room was large and comfortable although showing a bit of age, which adds to the charm like the rest of the Fryemont inn. The rooms include delicious breakfast and dinner in the nice dining area. The spices in the breakfast sausage reminded me of the sausage my Granny used to cook for breakfast in Bryson City years ago. For dinner, I enjoyed blackened trout, prime rib and a steak special prepared with blue cheese butter. All were delicious. I really enjoyed my stay at the Fryemont inn. Now I know what the attraction is that has kept it in business all these years.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Elizabeth wrote a review Jun 2020
Charleston, South Carolina64 contributions25 helpful votes
Freymont Inn is a great place to stay and to eat. Their service is outstanding. Everyone was friendly and couldn’t have been more helpful. It wasn’t the kind of friendliness that comes from a couple of reminders to smile at guests. It was genuine maybe because it is family . We had a rate that included breakfast and dinner. Both meals were outstanding. There were several options on trout and all were excellent. The prime rib was beautifully prepared. The sides presented with each meal tended to be “Southern” style. A mushroom casserole was very good. The swimming pool is beautiful. We stayed in a suite in a separate building that is about a minute walk to the historic lodge. The suite had a main room with a sofa bed and a loft bedroom. The king bed was very comfortable and bedding and towels were very good quality. The accommodations are not luxurious but consistent with a mountain inn. There is a stone fireplace we did not use and excellent air conditioning which we did use. My only suggestion is adding a few pegs and hangers in the loft because there is not a closet for hanging clothes. The closet is on the main floor. There are lots of fun activities near the Inn and they were helpful in recommending who to use. Our granddaughter thought we should rate the inn 5.5 out of 5.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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Room Tip: Suites are quiet and large - good for a small family
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boomers05 wrote a review Dec 2019
NorthCarolina80 contributions29 helpful votes
Like stepping back fifty years in time. We visited over Thanksgiving and so glad we did ! It felt like I was back home, with a house full of family and children for the holidays. Huge hearth room, filled with games and a roaring fire..delicious food, Thanksgiving Turkey dinner was excellent !! Things to know if you’re planning a visit...lots of steps, if you stay upstairs..old timey bathrooms, often with sinks in the room, like in the twenties..make sure to ask for a room not above the main lobby, as everyone is having fun there of course and sound travels in this old gal and the room doors don’t close tight. Expect to feel like part of a big family, with lots of laughter and good food and you will be content. We traveled over to Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest...not to be missed...trees over 400 years old and only an hour drive from the Fryemont. Staff are beyond nice..couldn’t do enough to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fryemont Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Fryemont Inn?
Nearby attractions include Swain County Heritage Museum (0.2 miles), Bryson City Outdoors (0.2 miles), and Elizabeth Ellison Gallery (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fryemont Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Fryemont Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Fryemont Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fryemont Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bistro at the Everett Hotel, Fryemont Inn Dining Room, and Pasqualino's Italian Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fryemont Inn?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Fryemont Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Bryson City.
Are there any historical sites close to Fryemont Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Smith's Dry Goods (0.3 miles).
Does Fryemont Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.