We thought of the movie Back in time which was the Grand hotel at Macinaw Island.The hotel was built in 1905 by the railroad to bring visitors to the mountains.WE arrived to find it was so remote the gps couldnt find it.It had a partil gravel drive and parking lot.The best thing was the two sitting porches on the front,the upper one 100 feet long.The blue ridge parkway is nearby and is a beautiful drive.Breakfast was included but we ordered and waited one hour for breafast trhat arrived cold..the bed was hard and lumpy.no air conditioning,tv, or phones.we could hear creaky floors over us as there isnt insulation..if you want to totally relax and read this is your place.the staff is rellly trying though.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Read, rest, ramble and romp at the Balsam Mountain Inn! Nestled among lofty Smoky Mountain peaks just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Balsam Mountain Inn was completed in 1908 to serve the highest railway depot in the east. Restored in 1991, the inn now welcomes travelers with 50 cheerful rooms, rocker-filled porches, a fine library and gracious dining. Plump pillows and soft comforters inspire pleasant dreams! In December, 2011, the Inn came once again to be owned by Merrily Teasley, the innkeeper who restored the structure two decades ago. An experienced rescuer of wonderful buildings, Teasley bought the derelict inn in 1990, and her certified rehabilitation effort helped the inn – already on the National Historic Register – experience a rebirth. ... more less
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- Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant Hotel Balsam
- Balsam Mountain Inn And Restaurant