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“Best breakfast ever.”
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Red Rocker Inn
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Pinellas Park, Florida
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Best breakfast ever.”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

This is a Bed&Breakfast.

Our room was adequate . The Inn served dinner to a rehearsal party of 70 plus the night we were there and they were there until after 10 pm
The breakfast buffet the following morning was the best. Everything was delicious but the Caramel pecan French toast dish was the best ever.
My wife asked if they shared recipes and we were shown the cook book the had with the recipes for most of the dishes they serve.
Don't miss this opportunity if you are anywhere near the area for the evening.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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redrocker07, Owner at Red Rocker Inn, responded to this review, November 6, 2013
Hello! Thanks for the nice review! You are not the only one who loves our Caramel-Pecan French Toast. In fact we've sold more cookbooks for just that recipe than anything else. It happens that you were here on a very busy night! It is unusual for us to host a party of 70. I'm curious about your rating for our location. Many guests like staying in a residential neighborhood and being able to take an easy stroll downtown or to the lake. We're always trying to improve, so let us know if there's anything we can do. We have a lot of renovations planned for 2014.
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Reviewed October 28, 2013 via mobile

Stayed 2 nights while passing though. Nice rooms(bed a bit soft for a bad back), with 2 awesome breakfasts. Ate one evening meal and it was exceptional with about 8-10 homemade dessert choices, WOW!
A bit expensive, but my wife says I don't get out enough to know these things! Doug and his wife are great cooks and hosts. Love the prayer before breakfast.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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redrocker07, Owner at Red Rocker Inn, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Hi! Thanks for posting your review! We're so glad you had a good time, but I want to remind you and future guests to ask about the bed in the room you've selected. We have a range of mattress firmnesses so please ask us if you have any preference for a softer or firmer bed. We want you to wake up with a smile on your face!
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North Augusta, South Carolina
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

Our 1st visit to The Red Rocker Inn was for our Honeymoon in October 2013 and from the moment that we walked into the house it was so inviting and homely. Our room was Elizabeth’s Attic it was the coziest room that I have ever seen and more then plenty of room, there was snacks and fresh chocolate dipped strawberries in the room for us. I can go on and on about the room it was perfect. The breakfast was amazing; every morning there was something new on the menu and what a variety of different foods, there was something for every person. The owners Doug and Jenny were so nice to us, they are an awesome couple. I can’t wait to go back on our 1 yr anniversary.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed October 22, 2013

I stayed a couple nights back in April and enjoyed my stay immensely. Breakfast each morning was wonderful, both the view and the morning sun shining through the windows. Dinner was also wonderful. Because I enjoyed it so much, I will stay with them again tomorrow night on my return trip to Montreat.

Room Tip: I stayed on the second floor at the top of the stairs. I enjoyed this room. This time, I'll be...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Randleman, North Carolina, United States
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

We usually stay at your typical hotel but for our 25th wedding anniversary we decided to try Red Rock Inn. Very happy with that decision! Rooms were cozy - no TV but this was a new experience for us - very refreshing just enjoying each other's company and reading! Food is fabulous! We had the steak with a twist - on top, smothering the tender steak was a blue cheese butter - wow!! Black Mtn. is a nice little stop on your way to the amazing Biltmore House (I have been there 8 times!). We would stay at Red Rocker Inn again!

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kannapolis, North Carolina
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Reviewed October 15, 2013

We stayed 2 nights near the end of September after reading many good things - especially about the breakfast. The outside of the house and the neighborhood were beautiful! The room was sufficient, the bathroom was small but it worked. We stayed on the lower level by the side door and the door was a bit noisy, but not a huge problem. The breakfast was outstanding both mornings. Plenty of delicious choices. Location is great, just a quick walk to downtown Black Mt. Would definitely go back to the Red Rocker for breakfast. Overall I thought the price was a bit high for the room

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Falmouth, Massachusetts, United States
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

Planning my husband's first visit to the Smoky Mountains included a two night stay in Black Mountain at the recommendation of family in Oak Ridge TN. After researching online, we picked the Red Rocker Inn and called to make reservations because we would be arriving late. We have stayed at numerous B&B's worldwide and this one is a gem. Our hosts were a pleasure, accommodated our late arrival, and even offered an upgrade to a larger available room (we preferred the cozy double bed in the Seven Sisters room). Breakfast was spot on, with delicious homemade granola, the best biscuits I have ever had, and a buffet breakfast that would satisfy every appetite. The location made it easy for us to walk around town and enjoy the area shops and close enough for an afternoon drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Like another reviewer, we also stopped at the visitors center and learned the best dinner in town was at the Red Rocker Inn Restaurant. So, our one dinner while in town was their delicious panko breaded Trout, on the same night they were serving 60 people from a tour bus, and they managed with ease to make everyone feel special. This is truly a place to stay for both the comfortable accommodations and delicious food and if you enjoy the charm and warmth of an historic home, you will appreciate all the restorations the Bowman's are continuing to make to bring this lovely home back to its deserved beauty.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Red Rocker Inn
Address: 136 N Dougherty St, Black Mountain, NC 28711-3326
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Black Mountain
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Black Mountain
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Rocker Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Red Rocker Inn is an 1896 Victorian Bed and Breakfast in the heart of the charming town of Black Mountain, North Carolina. Brand new renovations enhance the elegance of this beautiful inn. Each guest room features private in-room bath, AC, and free Wi-Fi. The sumptuous buffet style breakfast is complimentary for house guests. And don't forget to plan for dinner as well. Our casual fine-dining restaurant is open nightly except Sundays. The menu features grilled rib-eye steaks, crab cakes, mountain trout, roasted stuffed chicken and more. Save room for one of our many home made desserts! You may want to visit the nearby Biltmore Estate, drive the Blue Ridge Parkway or challenge yourself at Chimney Rock Park. Pleanty of shopping, hiking, antiques, music, art and historic attractions are all nearby. We look forward to YOUR visit! ... more   less 
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