The location is alright but the pictures on the Inn's website do not give you an accurate picture of what the property actually looks like. When I booked the "suite" I was told that it had two bedrooms. I guess that is technically true but one bedroom is also the living room/kitchen so it is very cramped and strange to be sitting in someone's bedroom to talk rather than in an actual living room. Also, the Inn states that a continental breakfast is included. Again, that is technically true but the continental breakfast consists of packaged muffins, like the ones you can get a convenience store, and a bottle of orange juice. I just think the Inn needs to be more honest about that.
The rooms were alright in terms of decor but the suite was not clean. There was mildew on the bottom of the love seat as well as dust and hair all over the floor. The outside area is cluttered and junky looking. Also there isn't adequate parking at the Inn so we had to park up on a public road and walk down to the suite. It wasn't a long walk but our car was egged while parked up the highway. Finally, the owners are not particularly helpful or welcoming.
There are many beautiful places to stay in the North Carolina mountains. You are much better off choosing another Inn. I sure wish we had stayed elsewhere but we were swayed by the Inn's website and all the wonderful reviews the Inn had posted on their website.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Dillsboro Inn Riverfront Suites, an eco-tourist sanctuary directly situated on a 300' wide whitewater river in the Smoky Mountains. In many ways we are intimately connected to our Tuckasegee river with direct access to waterfront parks, playgrounds and shorelines for fishing and communing with nature. Located within walking distance to the historic town of Dillsboro, NC, known for it's many craft cooperatives and cozy restaurants. Each Suite has it's own vantage point to the river with balconies and gardens with a central riverfront courtyard where one can experience nightly campfires. Dillsboro Inn is smoke free and selected ground floor suites are pet friendly. ... more less