On a driving trip through North Carolina's mountains, we were fortunate enough to get a one-night weekday stay at Gideon Ridge. We had a beautiful, elegant bedroom on the first floor of this former private home of a wealthy family, and we felt as though we were guests of the family in a bygone era. We enjoyed afternoon tea with teasandwiches and scones in the parlor in front of the roaring fireplace while the wind swayed the trees outside. Although dinner wasn't being served at the inn the evening we were there, the innkeeper was very helpful in making reservations for us at the Bistro Roca just a short drive away in Blowing Rock. We had a great meal there, and a wonderful night's sleep to the wind in the trees-the inn is very near the famous "blowing rock," and is indeed on a ridge, so there are views all around. In the morning we enjoyed a delicious breakfast in the bright sunny dining room. There were juices and cereals on a buffet to start, then we were served a fruit smoothie and then delicious plated breakfast, along with all the coffee we cared for. We would highly recommend Gideon Ridge Inn to travellers to Blowing Rock.
- 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