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“Mountain Lodge style” 5 of 5 stars
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Village Inn of Blowing Rock
Ranked #11 of 16 Hotels in Blowing Rock
Salisbury, North Carolina
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Mountain Lodge style”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2012

Rooms are huge and comfortable making you feel as if you are in a mountain lodge. Staff is very friendly and helpful and accommodating of our very large dog. We stay either there or their sister hotel, Hillwinds Inn, every time we visit our son, who is a student at Appalachian in Boone. The restaurant that it is next to, Twigs, has some wonderful food, typical of the Southern Bistro that is so popular in Blowing Rock.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sharon D
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

As previous reviewers have noted, this inn seems to be an renovated and upscaled version of the classic one level drive up motels. As our trip to Blowing Rock was last minute and we ended up in a pretty uncomfortable hotel the previous night, we would have been pretty excited about anything that didn't have a crackling plastic coated mattress. This was one of the few hotels available that day that was near the center of town in Blowing Rock, affordable (I think under 150 for a Sunday night) so I booked it immediately.
As another reviewer noted, we also weren't able to check in until exactly 3 PM. Even at 3 we still had to wait for towels to be delivered to our room, so they must be on a pretty tight housekeeping schedule.
The lobby/lounge area of the hotel is large and gorgeous, decorated in an elegant hunting lodge style. We did not partake in any of the evening or breakfast offerings, except for a cup of coffee on our way out. As a self proclaimed coffee snob I expected to be disappointed with it, but even though it wasn't the high octane rocket fuel I'm used to, i was pleasantly surprised. I noticed another reviewer saying they weren't satisfied with the wine reception or breakfast, but as we didn't check it out I can't comment.
The room itself, although not large, was very beautiful and thought out well. Nice TV, had microwave, fridge, small sitting area, and really nice comfortable bed. The bathroom was very nicely renovated with granite bath, stone tiles, updated fixtures, etc. There was also a back deck with sitting area, that backed up to a residential looking area and a stream to one side.
There was also a large pond in the front of the property but while we were there, it was surrounded with orange cones and taped off so I'm not really sure what that was about. The weather was quite awful the weekend we went though (rainy, foggy and cold) so we weren't really able to take part in many outdoor activities.
For our purposes this was a great place to stay. As non exciting as it seems, we basically just wanted a place to chill out and watch tv and eat and drink wine, and this fit the bill perfectly and was extremely cute and a great price. I really appreciate hotels that go above and beyond the basics to create a relaxing environment with nice decor and the Village Inn definitely did that. Very pleased with the whole experience and would not hesitate to stay again.

Oh I believe our room number was 115, it's been a few weeks but I'm pretty sure that was it.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Jennifer S
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Atlanta
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20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

Stayed overnight at Village Inn which has been recently renovated. Looks like it used to be a motel but it's more upscale than that now. It's one of three sister properties in upscale Blowing Rock. Others are Hillwinds Inn and Ridgeway Inn. Village Inn is a very comfortable and well-appointed property. The lobby/check-in/breakfast area is very nice and very welcoming. Staff was friendly and helpful. Village Inn is within walking distance of shops and dining. Rooms are small but clean, very comfortable and nicely decorated. Our room was done up like a cabin. Very cozy. Large, comfortable bed. Each room has its own balcony/patio just above ground level. There was a small creek nearby. Complimentary continental breakfast. Only downside was construction on the main road out front. Long lines of traffic but manageable. Found the nightly rate to be about right for prime leaf watching season. Would highly recommend Village Inn and plan on staying there again.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank BFKelly
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Elkin, North Carolina
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121 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We went away for an evening and made the mistake of going to Blowing Rock during their fall art show. It was super crowded and traffic was fierce. This "Inn" is really a motel with a covered walkway and lodge room with tv and sitting area. We had to wait until 3:00 on the dot to check in- find it hard to believe that it takes all day to clean 24 rooms. Our room was a little small with wanna-be hunting estate decor. The bed was really soft and the head seemed to be lower which was uncomfortable. Our room was 101 which was a handicapped room and had no outside porch. (Not sure if each room had a porch or not.) The shower was huge which is correct for a wheelchair, but other features left something to be desired for non-handicapped. The shower head would not stay up and made it hard for my 6'4" husband to shower. The clear shower curtain did not cover the opening and looked like it was from the dollar store- along with the cheesy metal clips holding it up. The towels have definitely seen better days which I can understand, but please don't continue to use ones that are unraveling on the edges and should be converted into rags.

There was supposed to be a wine and snacks evening offering according to the info sheet given to me by the inn clerk that did not happen. The breakfast was pretty lame and something I would have expected at a Super 8. Even the coffee was weak like it was watered down.

I wanted to write something nice about this place but it was really hard when we paid over $220 for a room worth at most $100. We thought that it would be much nicer based on the photos, but the photos of the property make it look much more upscale than it is. It was pretty clean- but I expect that. We really felt ripped off.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Livewiretrading
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2012

We decided to go "leaf peeping" in the North Carolina mountains during peak season. Wow has Blowing Rock gotten busy during this time of year. We have been up there before but this time it was packed with people. Needless to say we made a reservation way in advance. The staff at the Village Inn was very nice. However the room was a bit of a disappointment. it was small and uncomfortable. The bed was huge and took up most of the room with a small walk through space to the bathroom. Breakfast....if you could call it that. Mostly packaged items...cinnamon roll, toast, bagel....they did have a sausage egg cheese on top of half a bagel but...it was not so good. The coffee....staple of the breakfast table was weak...I didn't know if I was pouring tea or coffee. Previous reviewers said it was noisy.....it was not at all....you are right on a main thoroughfare but once the door closed....quiet. The back porch was a plus in nice weather and although we don't have a dog...I saw a few staying with their guests.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Lainejo
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Clinton Twp., Mi.
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138 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

This is a cozy facility with a couple of surprises. #1 is Ellis. She is very guest orientated. Helpful with suggestions and directions as well as a talented "bad Joke" teller. I found these very funny. The second surprise is the room itself. Cozy yet decorated upscale. Especially the tiles elected for the bathrooms. Loved the hair/body dryer in the light fixture. The bed was very comfortable. Property is located close to the road so there is some road noise but then, most places in Blowing Rock have road noise. By mindful of the construction to widen 321.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank darwoj
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Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

The expression "mutton dressed up as lamb" comes to mind. If the village of Blowing Rock does in fact demand the high rate for a small, very small, "motel" room then so be it. Our main problem was that one would not know it's a very small "motel" until one arrives and then it's too late. The town is full of these little "motels". After walking around the town we found that the other "motels" in the area were about the same. Nothing personal against the Village Inn. Apparently they are a network of "motels" and can fix the price as they choose.

In the future we'll stay in Boone in a normal, reasonably priced hotel room.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank WileyWalker
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Property: Village Inn of Blowing Rock
Address: 7876 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Blowing Rock
Amenities:
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 #11 of 16 Hotels in Blowing Rock
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Hotel Class:3.5 star — Village Inn of Blowing Rock 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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