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“Getting back to our senses”
Review of Fire Mountain Inn

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Fire Mountain Inn
Ranked #1 of 7 Highlands B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 12, 2009

The world is so full of noise,that we are almost incapable of listening to our innermost thoughts,those messages that come from the part of the mind that touches the source of all inspiration.Firemountain is the best place to maintain the health of our mind,body and spirit. We cannot thank Matthew and Hiram enough for making our stay a unique and unforgettable"back-to-the-roots" vacation,providing us with great hiking tips and maps.Matthew even squeezed fresh orange juice for me and gave me postcards from a bear that he once photographed on the property! No need to be scared,the bear is gone -but there's still a very cute,beefy and shy groundhog !
Thanks for having us in your magic place !!

Katie and Pete from Miami

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 9, 2009

I wasn't sure what to expect so I only came for a few days. Next time I'm sure it will
be for at least a week. It was the most relaxing time without ever getting boring or
stale. Don't change anything. Loved the service, amenities, quiet, and the BREAKFASTS!

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 5, 2009

From the secluded mountaintop location to our bathroom's soaking tub to the balcony viewing of sunrise, we loved each aspect of Fire Mountain. Hiram and Matthew were both helpful hosts and chatty but not in an annoying way that I've experienced with other B&B owners. Our trip was very last minute, and I called only one day in advance to surprisingly find Matthew happy to work us in for the following one night, despite their usual two-night stay policy. We had no concept of time, which was blissful after escaping a schedule-oriented city life. Plus the beds and furniture were so well-appointed in the space that we want to order some of the pieces. We didn't want to leave one bit and wished we could've stayed for at least two more nights!

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 30, 2009

Fire Mountain Inn was an absolutely spectacular venue for our get-away vacation. The views of the surrounding mountains are stunning -- enjoying a quiet glass of wine and watching the sun set over the mountains three different days was a high point of our visit. With no television, telephones or Internet connections, the Inn offers luxury in a rustic setting. The cabins are beautifully appointed and comfortable with all amenities provided, including double sized jacuzzi tubs and wood burning fireplaces. We were able to put the work world aside for four days and enjoy hiking, visiting amazing waterfalls and just plain relaxing. The staff at the Inn was fantastic and took care of everything we asked. We even had massages in the beautiful on-site art gallery. We will return to Fire Mountain for the perfect relaxing vacation with peace, quiet and the glorious mountains. Hiram and Matthew were perfect hosts who made us feel as if we were long lost friends.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 27, 2009

Our stay in September was perfect- starting with the individual attention at check in when the owners greeted us and helped us with directions and suggestions for hikes.
The cabin was very private- our own deck and front porch, with a full kitchen of everything you need to cook. Though we grilled outside most nights so we could enjoy the evening sky. The sunset over the Smokies is beautiful, but even the night fog rolled in was as, if not more, dramatic as everything disappeared and you realize only the sounds of the mountains. There are no phones, tv's or even a/c compressors on the mountain top so you really find solitude and peace.
And of course the fireplace was the star event of our evenings along with a jacuzzi bath -a very welcome treat after some of our more strenuous hikes nearby.

We certainly look forward to escaping to Fire Mountain again next year

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 23, 2009

The long, slow gravel road into Fire Mountain teases you with a mixed woodland, a farm field blanketed in cabbage, a spotted horse in a pasture and finally cabins dotted here and there standing respectfully apart from each other. All around, the mountains. We were warmly welcomed by the proprietors, Hiram and Matthew. As guests of the Inn, not the cabins, we were treated to a beautiful, comfortable room with views on both sides - the decor glows with warm tones and white linens and comfortable suite-like furniture. Every detail has been considered. Breakfasts are Matthew's specialty, with his chef's touch. Tables are candlelit and oversee the mountains, with a large, firelit common library adjacent, and soft, Native American music setting the tone. The hosts are always available but never intrusive. They honor their home in this sacred, Cherokee land and make you want to as well. This is a place for quiet walks and exploration, with no distractions and a deep connection to the seasons. Ours was a return visit
and hopefully there will be many more.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 23, 2009

Having just enjoyed my sixth visit to Fire Mountain, I want to share the wonderful experience awaiting the fortunate who choose Fire Mountain. Fire Mountain provides an extraordinarily perfect setting for a serene mountain experience yet is so close to the dining, shopping, and art galleries of Highlands. The proprietors, Hiram, and Matthew, have created a tranquil mountain paradise.

Sitting on my private balcony drinking coffee, I watch a flock of blue birds breakfasting on berries nd rabbits daintily nibbling on grass. There isn't a better way to greet the day! Breakfast at the Inn is delicious. Fresh produce, in season, from the Inn's garden highlights the menu. Fresh corn fritters, delectable frittatas, baked eggs with fresh herbs, and sun ripened tomatoes Yum!! The biscuits with homemade jams and butter are heavenly. The herb garden even has mint to garnish drinks later.

The rooms are decorated tastefully with art, comfortable seating, luxurious beds, lighting for easy reading, and beautiful vistas. My favorite room has a deep tub for soaking. The rooms are maintained in pristine condition by the pleasant staff.

My favorite way to end the day is back on the balcony relaxing, watching a jewel toned sunset. A visit to Fire Mountain is, for me, a little piece of heaven. I look forward to returning!

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Fire Mountain Inn

Address: 700 Happy Hill Rd, Highlands, NC 28741-8527
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Highlands
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Highlands
Price Range: $211 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fire Mountain Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fire Mountain is a boutique resort/bed and breakfast providing secluded luxury for couples to unplug, decompress, reconnect and revitalize. Minimum Two-Night Stay ... more   less 
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