My wife and I stumbled across this little gem due to a Groupon deal. We stayed for Friday and Saturday night in the Carriage House room. We knew we were in a good spot when we walked in -- the place in general has what I would call a "rustic elegance."
We ate dinner in the restaurant both nights and it was excellent. Food preparation was beyond my expectations -- more along the lines of fine dining than a country inn.
Lastly but certainly not least, there is a general air of relaxed/casualness. This is a place where guests can get first class service but in a very easy-going atmosphere.
We will return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A full-service inn on the north fork of the New River, near West Jefferson and not far from Boone in the northwest corner of North Carolina. Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, we are far from the bustle of everyday life. There's a mile of riverfront for strolling, wading, tubing, canoeing and fishing. Brown trout and rainbows abound. Walking trails wind through 170 acres. Our uniquely decorated guestrooms are converted farm buildings and feature king-size beds, private bathrooms, jacuzzis, art, books and country antiques. ... more less