My wife and I spent a weekend at the Balsam Mountain Inn recently and found it charming and historic. It is not a modern hotel. It is a hundred years old and has all the benefits of that era - a relaxing place to leave the 21st century behind. Interestingly decorated (our room was done in eggplant colors and theme) but spacious enough. No air conditioning, but it wasn't needed, even in mid-August. Comfortable beds. A nicely stocked library and some nice views off the long front porch. Restaurant area was nicely done, with excellent food (especially the trout dip). The inn is made all of wood and is not quiet, but the inn observes quiet time after 10 pm and guests adhere to it. We rested well.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant Hotel Balsam
- Balsam Mountain Inn And Restaurant