My husband and I went here as a weekend getaway. We had a wonderful time. The location is perfect if you want to stay close enough to the tourist things, but far enough away to feel secluded. We were able to go to Biltmoore and Harrah's. The place was a walk in the past. There are no TV's in the rooms, but they do provide Wifi. So if you have to be connected you can bring laptop. We decided to enjoy one another's company and bring a bottle of wine downstairs to play board games. I was also able to get almost done with a book I had been working on for a while. If it had been a little warmer the porch would have been a great place to relax as well. The Inn is decorated very cute. We had dinner and breakfast at the Inn. Before booking this just get it in your mind you are going somewhere for the ambiance, not for a plush resort. The bathrooms were added in so the water pressure is not good and it made showers difficult. The bathroom we had very very small (maybe the tub rooms are better). The walls are very thin so if you get stuck by noisy neighbors you will hear everything. The Inn is aware of this and they ask all guest to be quiet after 10pm. The dim the lights and for the most part people are respectful. It is hard to sleep in since light fills your room pretty early. We did not have a problem with it since we wanted to grab breakfast and get a start on our day. If you want something that is standardize this will not be the place for you. If you would like a unique experience and ok with a few inconveniences for a unique experience I suggest this place. The staff was wonderful! We would love to come back here one day and hope it is preserved for future generations.
- 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 And Restaurant
- Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant Hotel Balsam