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.
- 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