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Red Rocker Inn
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Reviewed July 29, 2014

Came for breakfast after being highly recommended. Lovely setting, great hosts, and delicious food. I could eat that bacon every day! Well prepared, very relaxing, and amazing good. Will be back next year!

Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 26, 2014

We have had our eye(s) on RED ROCKER INN for several years. Just this past weekend we made it up to Black Mountain and it was all we expected and MORE! The inn has seventeen (17) rooms, varying in decor, size and price. As we arrived a little earlier in the afternoon than other guest we were able to view many of the rooms, ALL were lovely, or quaint depending on what you are looking for.
The location is quite nice, as you will be just two blocks from the downtown area of Black Mountain which you will find a Kelwin's candy/ice cream shop, the cute "Hey, Hey Cupcake" shop and lots of other interesting restaurants and shops. The loop around town will make a nice little jaunt before the dinner hour heading back to the Red Rocker Inn.
This visit was the beginning of our 40th anniversary celebration and what a wonderful place to start the month-long festivities. We are already looking forward to bringing friends back for a couple's retreat in the fall. If you are looking at this venue as a weekend getaway, don't pass it by! You deserve this treat of peace and quiet ~ and beauty.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank KimFink
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

The Inn in located right on N Dougherty St in historic downtown Black Mountain. It is walking distance to all the shops, dinning and local museum.
The desert is to die for. Make sure you have a buddy to share, since portions are very generous!

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Christina R
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

We recently spent 3 nights at the Red Rocker Inn, and found the experience most enjoyable. We would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a bed and breakfast. The location is excellent, in that you can make day excursions to local attractions.

The rooms were clean and comfortable. Doug and Jenny took care of all of our needs. The breakfast buffet cannot be beat and the dinners were outstanding. The servers were very polite. We will definitely come back again this Fall. GO NOLES :)


Gordon and Sue
Ormond Beach, Florida

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Marian P
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

Found this Inn last minute near my daughter's camp, and they were incredibly friendly and welcoming! Breakfast was very good, and while wireless wasn't exactly spot-on in my room, they were gracious enough to let me use a side-room for privacy during my meetings so I can more continuous wi-fi.

Overall a very positive experience and well worth the price!

Room Tip: If you need wi-fi try to get on main floor or right above kitchen.
  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled solo
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Thank JacksonvilleItalian
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redrocker07, Owner at Red Rocker Inn, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2014

Hi Thanks so much for your review!!! We too have discovered a glitch in the WiFi and we are fixing that this week, so when you come back it should behave much better.

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Reviewed July 15, 2014

For the past four years and friend and I stay here on the way back from Whitewater Rafting. This place is comfortable and quiet. Every area is kept in the best condition. The food is excellent, both the dinner and of course the breakfast. The family hosts are extremely nice and interesting. For quality the price is a bargain.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Wesley B
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Reviewed July 10, 2014

At the Red Rocker, owners Jenny & Doug know how to run a B&B. My wife and I just returned from a 2-night stay for our 15th wedding anniversary, and we could not have had a better time.
We ate at the inn both nights. On Tuesday night, our server Rebecca made several recommendations, and they were all perfect. Grits, catfish, and roasted squash were perfect as were the steak, chocolate cake, and blackberry cobbler.
The second night brought a different waiter, Mike, a delight. Mike loves sports as much as I do, if not more, and we talked about NY Yankees, Mickey Mantle, Babe Ruth, and the designated hitter. The food this night was just as good. We feasted on Mountain Trout, BBQ Ribs, Goat cheese mac & cheese, Hummingbird cake, and Reese's ice cream pie.
Dinners were delicious, and breakfast were as much so. Suffice it to say that pancakes, cheese grits, bacon, and scrambled egg casserole are only a portion of what we saw on the morning buffets.
No TV? No problem. The inn provides a TV in a family-type room, but I didn't care for it. Two days away from the internet, phones, and the ole' rigamarole were just what the doctor ordered for me.
We had but one complaint during our time at the Red Rocker. My wife and I are voracious readers, regularly reading 1-2 hours nightly in bed before we turn the lights out. We stayed in the Anniversary Room, which is quite dark and has a lack of floor lamps. Once I mentioned this to Jenny and Doug on the first morning, Doug brought us a bright floor lamp that enabled us to read in the room over 2 hours on Wednesday night.
Thanks so much for such a delicious, relaxing anniversary. We WILL return.

Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
1  Thank Rodney C
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Address: 136 N Dougherty St, Black Mountain, NC 28711-3326
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Black Mountain
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: $105 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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. Newly made renovations enhance the elegance of this beautiful inn. Each guest room features private in-room bath, AC, and free Wi-Fi. Most rooms have king or queen beds. One room has two queens. Several feature fireplaces and whirlpool tubs. Afternoons see complimentary fresh homemade cookies, coffee, and tea Buffet breakfast is included 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. Plenty of shopping, hiking, antiques, music, art and historic attractions are all nearby. ... more   less 
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