We stayed for 2 nights at the Mast Farm Inn in August 2012, and loved it! We were in Uncle Earl's cabin and slept with the windows open for the first time in years- no road noise (or air traffic as at home). The food in the restaurant is fabulous, both the breakfast and dinner were first rate. It is casual and upscale all at the same time. It was easy to get to Boone and Banner Elk, and you have to shop at Mast General Store right down the road! What a great family vacation!