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“Hidden Gem off the Blue Ridge Parkway”

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The Inn at Crestwood
Ranked #7 of 9 Boone B&B and Inns
NC
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“Hidden Gem off the Blue Ridge Parkway”
Reviewed September 3, 2012

We've been to Boone & Blowing Rock several times, but have usually stayed closer to town. This time, we were bringing two dogs and searched online for a dog-friendly hotel on short notice. Not a lot of places were available the day before Labor Day weekend, and it was about $119/night, so we weren't expecting much.

What a surprise! We stayed in one of the "villas" away from the main Inn. It had been freshly refurbished - we could still smell the paint. The villa included a full kitchen with a generous sized living room, king bedroom, and very nice bathroom.

Continental breakfast in the morning includes the usuals (bagels, danishes, fruit, & cereal), and also a new hot bar (including waffle makers) that the staff said they just started.

Service here is outstanding. We arrived at night, and the clerk actually left the front desk and *walked outside* to show my husband where to park. When it was obvious I was taking a couple of bagels outside the breakfast area (to my husband in the room), a server offered me a to-go box. The waiter in the restaurant, Table, was honest about his recommendations of what to try on the menu -something I always appreciate. You can tell that the people who work here enjoy their jobs and want their guests to be comfortable.

A few items of note:
As another reviewer noted, the spa itself is located a bit away from the main building and is a little difficult to find. We found it a pleasant walk, but didn't try any of the services, so can't comment.

The restaurant is good, but not great. It's what I call "form over function." Beautifully decorated with great waitstaff, but the food is just ok. I did like their key lime pie, though.

A word of caution: In the daylight, the drive to and from the Inn is stunning. However, we arrived in Boone after dark, and driving on an unfamiliar, narrow mountain road is nothing short of terrifying. I would highly recommend arriving before nightfall, if at all possible.

If you're looking for dog-friendly restaurants, we found the Hob Nob Farm Cafe in Boone and MK's Southern Cooking in Blowing Rock to be very accommodating. Hob Nob has a covered patio (great if it rains). MK's patio isn't covered, but the waitress brought us dog bowls of water, which was unexpected & very sweet.

Room Tip: We stayed in Villa # 4, room 403, which is an end unit. There's one short step to get onto the...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Galax, Virginia
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

We had planned on staying in another town but we ate dinner across the road from this resort.
My husband and I stayed here when our waiter at Gamekeeper Restaurant made our reservation at our request. Our room was a King Deluxe and the room was clean, newly furnished and beautiful. Our terrace looked out over the mountains.
We didn't hear a thing all night. Our continential breakfast was brought to us and we had the wonderful opportunity to eat it alone on the terrace.
The bed was very comfortable and the room was well furnished.
The staff was very nice and helpful. They were expecting us when we arrived. . The road getting to the inn was very curvy, but that was part of the adventure in this mountain top inn.
The inn is very near the Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2012

We stayed for a weekend for business plus a day for pleasure. The spa and restaurant were amazing, what a find! But the inn, at least ours in an outer building were dated and sparse. Carpets old and musty. I would go back and try the Inn and ask for a room with a view.

Room Tip: Stay in the inn and ask for a view. Out building rooms are sparse.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed June 15, 2012

The Inn: Consistently inconsistent. Nicely tiled bathroom and accessories from Wal-Mart. Huge four-poster bed (with steps due to height) and worn carpet. Sweet gas fireplace with timer and old-school wall-mount hotel heating and cooling unit. Great location (outside), water damage in many areas (inside).

The Restaurant: Awesome view. Nice looking menu that offers solid, if not spectacular, food once delivered. Like most places, the reality does not always live up to the promise.

The Spa: Did not actually try the services, but the pool, while heated, is not heated much. Quite cool to the touch. The dry sauna did not work. The steam sauna did work. Unfortunately, the entire building is disconnected from the main building, and completely inconvenient to get to. Incredibly difficult to find, let alone walk to if you want to try for a swim (if you want to risk the mountain air).

The Staff: Very friendly. Good thing.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Mississippi
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

It is kinda hidden on some really curvy roads but well worth the car sickness. Staff very friendly eager to help out. We were there from Feb 17th until Feb 20th. The rooms are plain but as far as I am concerned I just need a clean room with clean bed and bathroom since I didn't just come to sit in a room the whole time. On the 18th we had reservations for the restaurant and it was fantastic and very private. They went out of their to make the whole weekend as romantic as possible for us. On that Sunday my husband sat on the bed to put his shoes on and the bed broke so when we went to let them know they immediately sent a person to clean a new room for us so by they time we were finished with our spa treatments the new room was all ready for us to move to. Very apologetic and like I said went out of their way to help us. On the day of checkout the weather was so bad that the front desk person couldn't make it in for work so we found a person doing the breakfast to ask what we should do and they went down and figured out what needed to be done to check us out. The whole time the guy kept apologizing for now knowing what to do and for taking so long. I just didn't get why but to me that is complete customer service. Helping out even though it wasn't his job. We will definitely be going back. Couldn't have asked for a better staff or experience. Super nice and courteous.

Room Tip: The suites are located in the main building and the king villa rooms are located right next to it. T...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2012

We considered a number of places for the one night we had in the Blowing Rock/Boone area. We were squeezing it into a business trip that limited our time. I found that some B&B type locations there do not offer one night stays. I called The Inn at Crestwood and found they were very welcoming and helpful. (Sad commentary to find that I am SURPRISED when I receive friendly, helpful service!). I was offered a AAA discount before I even inquired. The staff was equally friendly when we arrived, walking us over to the villa where we stayed; answering all of our questions; making us feel welcome. The setting is stunning. We enjoyed the architectural features of the Inn and the drawings on the walls. We read the history of the Inn and the owners and found it enhanced the way we felt about the place. We originally planned to go into Blowing Rock or Boone for dinner, but we were so taken with the beauty at the Inn at Crestwood that we decided to stay there for dinner. We enjoyed a complimentary glass of wine at their bar while we watched a spectacular sunset. The views there are fabulous. Our dinner was great and the dining room is so pretty, taking every possible opportunity to highlight the mountain view. We will return here at the first opportunity! We did not partake of the continental breakfast as that is not the type breakfast we prefer (but nice to have it offered). We went into Boone and based on TripAdvisor recommendations had breakfast at the Hob Nob Farm Cafe - great breakfast and a price performer! Want more time in Blowing Rock!!!

Room Tip: We did not see the rooms in the main Inn. We stayed in a room in one of the 4 villas nearby. It was...
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 19, 2012

What a wonderful experience to find this quaint lodge nestled in the mountains of North Carolina. The accomadations were beautiful. The lodge has great views from almost every room. Even the indoor pool and spa area were fantastic. What really made this a great place was the friendly staff. I can't wait for our return trip this summer.

  • Stayed July 2011
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Property: The Inn at Crestwood
Address: 3236 Shulls Mill Rd, Boone, NC 28607-6836
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Boone
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Boone
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Inn at Crestwood 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn at Crestwood is the premier inn of the High Country, offering guests cozy accommodations, special packages, wedding venues and conference facilities. Enjoy unforgettable panoramic views, distinctive dining, celebrated local art and relaxing spa services all in one harmonious setting that's just minutes from the High Country's area attractions. ... more   less 
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