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#2 of 2 inns 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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jgwisdom wrote a review Sep 2020
Dacula, Georgia1,220 contribution384 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
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
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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jlantern3 wrote a review Aug 2022
Columbia, South Carolina12,571 contributions1,028 helpful vote
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Currently closed for renovation- still to walk around the exterior of this historic structure is great!. I love old hotels, and am excited to see how the update looks. Front porch with the chairs is classic. One can sit and enjoy the calm of the towns square across the street. It's a beauty= worth checking out
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Date of stay: August 2022
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R BRUCE GASPERSON wrote a review Jan 2017
Black Mountain, North Carolina37 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Rooms on the south side away from Main Street are a quieter choice. Quaint, quiet, calm. a...
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DDB27606 wrote a review Jan 2017
Raleigh, North Carolina12 contributions32 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
It is so sad to see what the Nu Wray Inn has become. It used to epitomize hospitality and friendly welcoming service. All of that is gone. Now it feels like a do-it-yourself experience. Make a reservation and receive an email with instructions to guide you through your arrival (code to unlock the front door; directions to find your room and how to unlock the key box). Need something like the wifi code? Usually there's no one at the front desk to provide any assistance so you need to call a phone number for help. Need to unstop your toilet? Good luck crawling through the hotel trying to find a plunger. And there's apparently no housekeeping provided. Our rooms weren't touched during our 2 night stay. And our bathroom sink didn't drain properly. We managed to pull a small plastic top (like from a shampoo bottle) from the drain and then the sink drained quickly. I wonder why no one from the Inn noticed that problem and addressed it? Surely the cleaning between guests would've revealed the clogged sink.

The parlors and living room are good spaces for visiting, but the furniture is shabby (and not shabby chic either) and so badly worn. The whole place desperately needs some TLC. And someone should pay attention to some really obvious opportunities to make a difference...for example the dirty socks on that ridiculous table on the front porch for at least 2 days. Doesn't an owner, a manager, anybody associated with the place notice the sort of thing and the negative impression it makes on guests coming and going?

I wish when I made the reservations I was told what to expect about the limited service. And for the prices paid I expected a more service and better condition.
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Date of stay: January 2017
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
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Kathy D wrote a review Jul 2017
Chicago, Illinois25 contributions27 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
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
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with friends
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CDB1977 wrote a review Nov 2016
Charleston, South Carolina75 contributions28 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I tried to review this inn from my phone and ended up posting it as a restaurant review, I fear, so I am reviewing again now that I see I am in the correct place to review it as an inn. We had an unfortunate experience. Our room (rooms actually; we booked 11/12 which book together because they are joined by the bathroom and the closet) was clean enough, but very shabby- and not in a cute way. There actually was a dresser missing a leg and supported instead by a stack of Readers Digest Condensed books. When you opened the window shades, you saw that the paint was peeling from the sills and mullions. Flowered bedspeads clashed badly with the floral wall-paper. There wasn't a chair in the room with the queen bed, because there was no room for one. The adjoining room had plenty of room for a chair or two, but only had a small rocker--so there was no comfortable place to sit. The room with the queen bed had rather ugly wall to wall carpet which did nothing to quiet the very loud squeaking of the floor with every step. I really feel for anyone staying in the room below us. As it was, if either of us got up during the night, the floor noise awoke the other. And let me say that we are neither of us large people; the floor was in very bad repair! The other room had a bare wood floor which was nicer and not squeaky. It makes me think the wall to wall in the queen room was someone's (inadequate) solution to the foor needing major work. Bed linens and mattresses had seen better days. Pillows were nasty.

We were on the side of the property that overlooked South Main Street. Because there appears to be no insulation and no storm windows, we heard constant noise of traffic traveling up hill to reach the square. Burnsville either needs a muffler repair shop or a noise ordinance, because every veheicle that came up that hill (and they came all night long) was LOUD! Also, cruising the square and making as much breaking and engine revving noise as possible appears to be a recreational activity. Eventually it drove us off the upstairs porch where we had stopped to enjoy the very plesant weather. Back in our room, we still could hear the crusing activty. The second night we were there, a haunted house was being held in the house right across from our windows--not the Inn's fault that it added to the noise, but if there were insulation and some double glazing, it would not have been so bad.

But then our second night was the part of the experience that cannot be explained away by a difference in taste (poor repair versus "charm") or the age of the property. We had chosen second floor rooms because we figured a bit a creakiness is to be expected in an old property and did not want the noise of footsteps above us. We knew from the website that there are no guest rooms on the third floor and indeed, the staircase was roped off. Well, the owners had their own family guests staying up there, that Saturday night, including children who were running about right over our heads. Total bedlam. Additionally, the owners fixed a private meal for their third floor guests, using the kitchen downstairs, but apparently not the exhust fan, if there is one. Our room and the hall outside filled with a nasty, greasy cooking smell. It was nauseating! Our expression of dismay over the additional noise and the horrible smell was met with a shrug and a "sorry" from the entirely uncaring owners. The Inn was in no way full and they could have offered to move us to the other side, offered a refund or rebate or even a heartfelt apology, but clearly the well being of paying guests was not their concern.

I live in an old house, live in an historic area and have stayed in plenty of historic and just plain old B&Bs. The probems with this lodging are not just a matter of age. They are the result of disrepair and failure to put much thought into guest comfort.
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Date of stay: October 2016
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: If you muststay here, a second floor, king room that overlooks the garden may be quieter.
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Blue Heeler wrote a review Mar 2016
Brisbane, Australia724 contributions242 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We tried to call this place several times before we arrived and it went to answering machine every time. We left a message to call back and it did not happen. No instructions on how to get in with a coded numeric lock at the door. Yes, it's and old building on the Town Square and it acts like it. Really creaky floors throughout, rooms not soundproof. Breakfast is not even available everyday so it is not even a B&B really. It also has an open restaurant but that only operates a few days a week as well. Never anyone around to talk to. I'm sure it could be better if customers were actually treated as valued guests.
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Date of stay: March 2016
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled on business
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V Nichole R wrote a review Feb 2016
2 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in room room 22. The room had everything we needed with antique furniture, wood floors with strategically placed carpets. The innkeepers provided us with a cooler of water and iced tea for overnight use in our room. The dinner was all you can eat southern style and it was wonderful! Breakfast was bacon, eggs, pancakes, etc. There were fires in the fireplaces, multiple living rooms/ parlors for relaxing. There was WiFi, Satellite TV, books to read, pretty much whatever you wanted to do to pass the time. We had a claw foot bathtub and shower. They were hosting a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater the weekend we were there and it was great.
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Date of stay: February 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Pick your room on their website (no rooms are the same). Some are two bedrooms that share a...
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Leslie V wrote a review Feb 2016
1 contribution2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
First time at a Bed and Breakfast. The owners were fantastic, their children were very friendly and polite. Walked in and my first impression was I felt like I was at home. Beautiful! Great experience, planning to go back
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Date of stay: January 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled on business
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RebeccaJD01 wrote a review Dec 2015
Raleigh, North Carolina139 contributions52 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here a few days before Christmas and had the place to ourselves. This is fairly close to some of the Mt. Mitchell trails where we were hiking. Fantastic value, comfortable rooms, beautiful antiques throughout. We will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Answer from Cabinofasheville
Asheville, North Carolina, United States3 contributions
Hi we no longer own the inn but we do have a lodge that is perfect for family reunions. It has a kitchen and a large outside grill. You would be renting the whole lodge. Feel free to give me a call at 828-775-4025. Thanks, Joey Farmer
Answer from Cabinofasheville
Asheville, North Carolina, United States3 contributions
We do have some rooms that have showers and some rooms that have tubs and some have combo tub/showers. We do sell wine but we no longer have our restaurant open. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact us.
Jennie B asked a question Mar 2016
Mullins, South Carolina, United States
Does this hotel still exist?
Answer from John N
Charleston, West Virginia54 contributions14 helpful votes
I assume so. It was the end of November, 2015.
John W wrote a tip Oct 2019
Florence, South Carolina18 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No elevator, so if handicapped be sure to request first floor."
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R BRUCE GASPERSON wrote a tip Jan 2017
Black Mountain, North Carolina37 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on the south side away from Main Street are a quieter choice. Quaint, quiet, calm. a bargain. I will be back. BG"
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CDB1977 wrote a tip Nov 2016
Charleston, South Carolina75 contributions28 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you muststay here, a second floor, king room that overlooks the garden may be quieter."
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Bootsey-12 wrote a tip Jul 2016
Kernersville, North Carolina27 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 7 is beside the dining room."
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Wayne-Terri C wrote a tip Jun 2016
Bristol, Tennessee18 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We were on 2nd floor and very peaceful."
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$190 - $269 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsBurnsville
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Which popular attractions are close to Nu Wray Inn?
Nearby attractions include Something Special Gift Shop (0.10 miles), Rush Wray Museum - Yancey History Association (0.1 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, Snap Dragon, and The Garden Deli.
Is Nu Wray Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.07 miles away from the center of Burnsville.
Are there any historical sites close to Nu Wray Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting The Sawmill Dry Goods & General Store (0.1 miles) and Lamp Post Vintage Market (0.1 miles).
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