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“Nice little get away. For a short stay.”

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The Village Inns of Blowing Rock: Village Inn
Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Blowing Rock
Reviewed September 3, 2012

My wife and I stayed here one night. On a short stop over in Blowing Rock. The room though kind of small is on a very nice property. A very comfortable bed wth rustic furniture. Hardwood floors also. The bathroom was small and not in the greatest of shape. The shower was fine. We had a nice deck. The property has lots of area to walk around, a nice pon out front, anafternoon wine & chesse reception. We had a nice check in. Room was clean. One story, car parked out front. A short walk into town which was very nice. We will return when in the area.

Room Tip: A nice little stop when driving the Parkway.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

We had a somewhat similar experience as that described in 'Just OK.' The hotel, actually a motel, website shows that all rooms had patios. We booked for three nights which is a long stay for us. Our room did not have a patio and when we complained to the desk clerk we were told that since we booked through an online travel site we got last choice of rooms. Turned out that ours was the only one in the motel that did not have a patio. She told me that 'in the future' I should book directly with them but that won't happen.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 31, 2012

The rooms are not as nice as pictured on website. They have a damp smell that was in my luggage and clothes when I got home. We had booked a King Room however when we checked in we were placed in a Queen Room. After complaining I was told "everything got mixed up and someone else was put in the King but we are sold out so there's nothing we can do". When we checked out the lady couldn't find our name because guess what- we were registered in the King Room for which we didn't receive. So all the receipts had another room number on them. So overall not the experience we were looking for but not a terrible place either. Just Average.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

Memorial Day weekend. We are avid hikers and booked this hotel in Blowing Rock because it is dog friendly. Office hours for the hotel are 7AM till 9PM we checked in at 8:45PM Friday night. When we entered the room it didn't smell great but it did not smell like smoke and any non-smoker, which we are, can identify smoke smell. Next morning we are out of there by 6:20AM for an early breakfast and to be on the trail early. We arrive back at the hotel around 4:30PM after hiking 13 miles and doing a road bike shuttle to find a nasty note attached to our door accusing us of smoking in the room and stating that there is a $150 clean-up fee. WE DO NOT SMOKE. The manager with authority is gone till Tuesday, we were informed by the ineffectual person left in charge. Now we are mad and insist she find this manager and take care of this nonsense. So we are eventually told there will not be a charge. We would have appreciated a written apology. We called Tuesday morning to talk to the manager, who was not available Memorial Day weekend, and have been told there will not be a charge. To add insult to injury we discovered, after checking in and after the office was closed, that the bathroom's hair dryer had been ripped from the wall and there was not a replacement hair dryer. This bathroom is so small that there is only a towel rack above the toilet for hand towels and washcloths, the one bath towel was folded on the edge of the tub with the bath mat. We eventually found other bath towels is the closet which is not handy to the bathroom. These people do not understand the hospitality industry and they are hurting the tourist industry in Blowing Rock and we suspect that these "redone" rooms are masking a good many problems.

Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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VillageInnsManager, General Manager at The Village Inns of Blowing Rock: Village Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2012

In our 8 years of operation, these are the first and only guests that are NOT ALLOWED to come back to any of our properties. They damaged our hotel by the using tobacco and/or illegal drugs in the room as evidenced by ashes in the bed sheets and lingering smell. This cost us lost dearly because the room can not be rented during the extensive and expensive cleaning process. To make matters worse, they were both physically and verbally threatening to several of our staff members, causing more than one to cry. They were never charged the $150 fee (our office staff feared for their lives) and continue to post negative comments despite our best efforts to resolve the issue. This is one pair we wish had never darkened our doorway and best of luck to the next business that has an issue with these folks.

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Reviewed July 23, 2012

This Inn is located very conveniently to the town of Blowing Rock, actually walking distance. The Inn, recently remodeled is rustic but very clean. The Inn has a cute pond in front and although the inn is close to the road, we heard no road noise during the night. We chose the pet friendly room and the room had a back door to the yard where our pet could relieve herself and a porch where we could sit. Evenings there is wine and cheese and in the morning there is a breakfast.
There are a couple of cottages for families but I did not see their interior. The Inn has another sister site near town, but again I did not see the facility.
Only criticism is the drapes in the bathroom and back door don't fit quite right and needed simple rehanging to make the room pretty much perfect. A simple fix their housekeepers should attend to.
For the price and the fact it is pet friendly this is a great place to stay while visiting Blowing Rock.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Small rooms with not a lot of drawer space but cozy nonetheless-all the places we have stayed in Blowing Rock have been that way-the best thing was the comfortable bed and bedding-very clean-and a great shower. The AC/Heat unit had a remote control which was nice but the directions provided did not match the model-we figured it out. Easy walk to Main St.

Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 17, 2012

After a very disappointing call to the Holiday Inn Express which we fund out is NOT pet friendly, we found the Village Inn.... WOW!

Close to town, great restaurants, free wifi and a nice room which is very (VERY) pet friendly...I am writing this from our deck while my dog is playing in the yard!

The only downside is that all the pet friendly rooms have only a King bed......but that's not a deal breaker!!

LOVE IT here!!

Room Tip: Pet friendly rooms are all together
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Address: 7876 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9259
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Blowing Rock
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #6 of 16 Hotels in Blowing Rock
Price Range: $85 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Village Inns of Blowing Rock: Village Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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