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102 Town Sq, Burnsville, NC 28714-2935
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#4 of 6 in Burnsville
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Nu Wray Inn is an excellent choice for travelers visiting Burnsville, offering a quaint environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay. You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer air conditioning, and you can stay connected during your stay as Nu Wray Inn offers guests free internet access. Free parking is available. When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Rio Mexican Cuisine and Yummi America Burnsville Cafe, which are some Mexican restaurants that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike. Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out a history museum, such as Rush Wray Museum - Yancey History Association. Enjoy your stay in Burnsville!
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lhread1 wrote a review Apr 2021
Mechanicsville, Virginia49 contributions20 helpful votes
My husband and I spent last night at the Nu Wray Inn after driving up the Blue Ridge Parkway from Cherokee. We were tired and hungry, so we were thrilled that a room was available at the last minute. Plus, this is exactly the type of place we most enjoy staying: a one-of-a-kind and historic inn situated on the town square of a charming, artsy town. The inn's clerk was very helpful and quickly got us settled into our 2nd floor room. We walked across the square to the restaurant he suggested and enjoyed a delicious late dinner, seated outside. The inn supplied breakfast vouchers to the coffee shop across the square, and we both had tasty breakfast burritos. Would definitely recommend this inn to folks who appreciate the charms of an older place and aren't seeking a newer, cookie-cutter lodging experience.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled
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jgwisdom wrote a review Sep 2020
Dacula, Georgia1110 contributions350 helpful votes
First stay and enjoyed it completely. This is a very old historic building, dating back to 1833 (187 years old). So, it doesn't have some of the latest and greatest things, but what is does have is character and charm. Yes it has a good wifi system, and that is about the extent of updated goodies. Window units for AC, Radiator heat for heat in the cooler months, so old school. No elevator either, so there are stairs to climb if you are upstairs. But it makes up for all this with a great feel. Located within easy walking distance to shops and dining makes for a great experience. Parking is along the street and the square again, unique vs a big parking lot. We had breakfast vouchers for $6 each to a local diner that was perfect. We will be back because it was really good.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Donna A wrote a review May 2020
South Carolina9 contributions1 helpful vote
Romantic....we stayed in #23. A key unlocks the door to this quaint bedroom with a king-sized bed covered in a quilt. Windows with original panes that overlook the town square, rain softly falling, steam radiators that clank warming the air and the soul. Lovely hard-wood floors, and a private, roomy bathroom with lots of hot water. Mysterious: after checking in we went to a nearby cemetery where my relative is buried. Upon returning I put the key in the door, pushed the door open but felt resistance. I pushed a little harder and discovered a bag that was previously sitting on the dresser was now sitting on the floor directly behind the door. And, the small personal fan that was also sitting on the same dresser - upright - was now turned upside down. Can't explain it but in no way did it dampen our spirits during our stay. Kim checked us in and we met Sawyer when checking out. Both were kind and gracious. Since the restaurant is closed they gave us breakfast vouchers to Appalachian Java located on the square...delicious! We definitely plan to go back - especially when NC opens up and we can visit the eclectic offering of retail shoppes, book stores, coffee houses, etc.
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Date of stay: May 2020
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Tyaskin wrote a review Dec 2019
Mebane, North Carolina358 contributions243 helpful votes
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Spent the night here last night while visiting in the area. It was right on the central town square in Burnsville, overlooking the Christmas lights and the mountains in the distance. Built around many years ago, the central area used to be where the stagecoach would pull in, according to the young lady working when I arrived. I was told that Elvis had stayed here, and (by other folks) that the Inn was allegedly haunted. I can't vouch for either statement, but the Inn WAS well decorated and charming, especially with the Christmas decorations up and lit. I took an evening stroll around the square, and ate at one of the many local eateries that are available within walking distance of the Inn's front door. The room, number 23, was of adequate size, clean, and well lighted. It also fronted the square so had a view of both that and the mountains beyond. The bathroom was clean and well supplied with the needed amenities, with plenty of hot water. Now, for those of you more accustomed to modern hotels, you need to anticipate that the old wooden floors will creak, the bed will squeak, and the radiators that heat the rooms will pop and bang now and then. I was used to all that sort of thing so it did not keep me from sleeping well. I might have found a light chair useful to sit in while using the top of the chest of drawers as a makeshift table, but I moved the armchair over and it worked fine. I was sent a prompt email/text after reserving my room giving me the front door code (altho' I arrived early enough not to use it), and the keybox code for my room key, altho' the nice lady working the lobby showed me the room and got my key out for me. They also had water, tea, and coffee in the lobby, and were quite helpful in directing me to various eateries in the area. If, like myself, you plan to stay here in the off season, be aware that several of the local restaurants close during the time around January-February, or have restricted hours/days of operation. I hope when I am in the area next time to be able to stay with them again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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John W wrote a review Oct 2019
Florence, South Carolina18 contributions3 helpful votes
First time in this small, mountain-town historic hotel with the feel of the 1800's. After traveling the Blue Ridge Parkway to view the changing leaves, this was an appropriate ending of the day. Love the homey feel of the lobby with the wood-burning fireplace and comfy sofa. Many of the rooms of the hotel were combined during the renovation so that two rooms are now one room and a bath. The resulting rooms are very spacious. Large, comfortable beds and large bath (shower only). Plenty of electrical outlets (and they thought to provide extension cords for convenience). Our view was of the back of the property, which was quiet and well screened with trees. The staff was helpful and shared the history of the hotel. The hotel uses a security coded electronic lock at night for entrance, so remember the code, although we were given the innkeeper's cellphone number to text in case we needed anything during our stay. The Innkeeper's family lives on the 3rd floor. The continental breakfast was adequate. They have a beautiful old-fashion hotel dining for white linen service; wish they could serve a full meal. Several restaurants within walking distance, although the hotel did not have the menus for each. They also rent out the entire 16-bedroom facility for weddings, family reunions, etc.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Room Tip: No elevator, so if handicapped be sure to request first floor.
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PreacherWSP wrote a review Sep 2019
435 contributions59 helpful votes
This is my first time to stay here at Nu Wray. Very easy check in and a very kind staff. Great continental breakfast. Excellent beds and very nice rooms. I will definitely be coming here again. Thanks so much!!!
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Mobile50641018610 wrote a review Jun 2019
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We booked the entire Inn 1.5 years in advance. The office staff answered all of our questions via email quickly and efficiently as we made preparation for our arrival on June 16, 2019 for a three night stay. Louisa and another lady gave us an hour tour of the place once we arrived which really helped as it is a very large beautiful facility, I have to add that Louisa checked in with us often to make sure that all our needs were met, she was great! Rooms were clean & stocked with supplies for our stay. The kitchen was a real hit for those that like cooking. Lawns and deck made for a very enjoyable time. Burnsville has a real gem!
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Kathy D wrote a review Jul 2017
Chicago, Illinois25 contributions27 helpful votes
I spent a long weekend last summer (2016) at the Nu Wray Inn in Burnsville, NC. The place was old with no amenities. The staff may as well have been non-existant for all the help they were to our group. And to be honest, I didn't feel very safe as there was no apparent security. The room I stayed had comfortable beds, but the sink was in the bedroom and the bathroom was reminiscent of an airplane stall in size. There was no hot water in our room for the first 24 hours (I suspect it was turned off at some point and forgotten because it took the manager about 5 minutes to get it working once we complained), and there were spiders in the bathroom leading me to believe our room was not used often. Overall it was a pleasant stay, but that was due more to the friends I was with rather than the place we stayed. It seemed to me that the owners/managers were more interested in taking our money than actually caring for their guests. Should I ever need to visit that area again, I'm not sure I'd stay here. The only real convenience was it's location, right on the town square.
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Date of stay: August 2016
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603audieb wrote a review Jul 2017
Orange Park Florida61 contributions8 helpful votes
My son was was starring in a show at the parkway play house stayed at the new Ray and just slipped back relaxed and being around all this majestic for a hotel that is 186 years old really nice relaxing just relax
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Traveled
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R BRUCE GASPERSON wrote a review Jan 2017
Black Mountain, North Carolina36 contributions14 helpful votes
For decades I have been interested in staying at this 1833 Inn in Yancey County about 40 miles Northeast of Ashevillle, NC. My wife had ventured by the Burnsville town square over the years and at some point I wanted to bring my bride here. I was having a hard time with a birthday present for her. Bingo! I remembered The Nu Wray Inn. I called made reservations and surprised her. We left after Church in Asheville. We made a few detours and arrived at 3 PM. We coded the door lock and found out that we were the only guest in the whole place. What a treat. This was more than I expected. Donna loved it and so did I. We will be back next year. I do not understand any of the negative comments. Hey, the place was built in 1833. We love it. Keep up the great work. R. Bruce and Donna Gasperson, Ridgecrest, NC USA
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Date of stay: January 2017
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nu Wray Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Nu Wray Inn?
Nearby attractions include Yancey Theatre (0.1 miles), Something Special Gift Shop (0.10 miles), and MW Studios (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Nu Wray Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, free parking, and free internet access.
What food & drink options are available at Nu Wray Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Nu Wray Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nu Wray Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Appalachian Java, The Garden Deli, and Snap Dragon.
Is Nu Wray Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.07 miles away from the center of Burnsville.