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River House at Chimney Rock
Ranked #1 of 5 Chimney Rock B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Level 5 Contributor
54 reviews
37 hotel reviews
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“Incredible river room!”
Reviewed March 2, 2006

As good as it gets, for an outdoor person; a room right above the river, so you can fall asleep feeling like you're camping (without rain or bugs!). The river noise also covers up any traffic noise from the road; most of the other motels and B&Bs on this road are much further from the river, and closer to the road.

Stayed here several nights on a business trip. Nice quiet location. Breakfasts are very generous; be sure to tell Sharon if you have a small appetite! Cookies/snacks in the room each afternoon are a nice extra touch.

Lots of activities close by; hiking in the state park, boating/swimming in the lake nearby, etc.. It's easy to go for a long walk or run along streets with almost no traffic.

For eating out at night, the restaurants close by are really mixed. Some are plain awful (Genny's; Mexican place south of village); others are great (Italian place by the beach; restaurant at the big fancy hotel by the beach). No grocery store in the village, just convenience store.

The only reason I didn't give 5 stars is the price; everything else was great.

  • Stayed August 2005, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 14, 2005

At almost the last minute, we decided to stay in Chimney Rock on our return from a week vacation in Charleston. Our two nights at the Wicklow Inn were a wonderful addition to the vacation. Sitting on the deck outside our room, looking at Chimney Rock above and a rushing river below, with a glass of wine in hand, was awesome. The Inn is nicely decorated and the hospitality and breakfasts were exemplary.

  • Stayed September 2005
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Reviewed June 19, 2005

A comfortable Inn with a wonderful owner who is fun t be around and goes that extra mile to make you feel welcome.
Her breakfasts are delicious and will certainly set you up for the day !
The rooms are very comfortable and 3 of them are ideally situated beside a river.
After a day of sight seeing and hiking what better way to relax than to sit on the deck listening to the water rushing by, drinking the endless cups of coffee that are available.
Sharon, the owner, has a personality which is larger than life and she made our stay most enjoyable and very momorable.

  • Stayed June 2005
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Reviewed June 17, 2005

Having made an advance booking at The Old Mill, Bat Cave, north Carolina only to arrive and find that we were unexpected and the place uninhabitable we ended up knocking on the door of Sharon at the Wicklow Inn, Chimney Rock - we are so glad we did!

The Inn is in a beautiful position next to the river - sitting on the deck in the morning drinking coffee was magic - the Cottage Room was comfortable and cosy and the wonderful breakfasts gargantuan.


Sharon, the Innkeeper is a 'hoot', a superb host and great fun to be around.

No, it isn't cheap but quality never is.

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Baltimore Maryland
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Reviewed March 15, 2005

we stayed at the wiclow inn in Chimmey Rock NC . Everything was excellent . Food was very good . Lots to see in that area.

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Property: River House at Chimney Rock
Address: Highway 64/74A, 307 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720 (Formerly Wicklow Inn Bed & Breakfast)
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Chimney Rock
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Chimney Rock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The River House sits on the Rocky Broad River in Chimney Rock, NC. We are just steps away from the quaint town center and just a quarter of a mile from the entrance to Chimney Rock National State Park. You may rent single rooms or the entire house. There are 3 rooms with private entrance and outdoor decks. We have one room on the first floor that is convenient for wheel chair access and two suites on the second floor. One suite has 2 bedrooms with a kind and two twin beds. The other suite has 3 bedrooms with a king and 2 queen size beds. We serve breakfast from 8:30 am - 10:00 am when we operate as an Inn. If the entire house is rented out to one person/group, you are welcome to use the kitchen to make your own food. There is also a main deck off of the kitchen/dining room where you can look up and see Chimney Rock. Or, you may choose to look down and watch kayakers, fishermen and rock climbers in the river. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Wicklow Hotel Chimney Rock
Wicklow Inn Bed And Breakfast

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