A group of ten friends arrived tired and wet and received a most warm and welcoming reception including wine and a cheerful fire.
The stone building was built as a summer residence but for the past 30 plus years has been run as an Inn by one family.Views are spectacular. Each room (of the five we occupied) had a gas fire place. Beds were comfortable and rooms quiet.
The most impressive aspect is the staff. To a person they couldn't do more for us from drying drenched riding gear to finding some wire to fix a mechanical issue on one of the bikes. All done cheerfully and quickly and often without being asked.
Dinner (separate review coming) was superb.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gideon Ridge Inn is ten delightful guest rooms with mountain breezes, French doors and stone terraces. Intimate walking paths through elegant gardens. Ceiling fans and wicker chairs. Antiques and good books. Fine breakfasts to linger over. Earl Grey Tea and fresh-baked shortbread cookies to savor. Bedrooms with warm fireplaces and comfortable sitting areas. Crisp cotton bed linens and well-appointed bathrooms. And in the library, a grand piano with a breathtaking view of the mountains. Really! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gideon Ridge Hotel Blowing Rock