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The Dry Ridge Inn
Ranked #1 of 6 Weaverville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Chunchula, Mobile County, Alabama
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Everything and MORE!”
Reviewed July 22, 2009

My husband and I stayed at the Dry Ridge Inn for three nights. DRI was conveniently located in Weaverville, which is between Asheville and Mars Hill. We were in N.C. for a family reunion, and since we have family in both Asheville and Mars Hill, it was SO nice to be halfway between both cities.
Weaverville is a pretty town, about 20 mins north of Asheville. There's a great restaurant, Blue Mountain Pizza. We ate there on a Thursday night, and they have a great deal on Thursdays---a huge bowl of spaghetti and meatballs, bread, salad and drinks for $12. We also had several people tell us to visit the bakery in town, but we never got a chance! Apparently it is really delicious!
The Inn was very pretty, yet not overly fancy...it was comfortable and homey. Some B&Bs are way too fancy and precious for my taste. You can walk around the inn and not worry about breaking stuff!
The yard around the inn was very beautiful and manicured. A koi pond and waterfall is located right outside the dining room---very serene and neat to look at.
We really enjoyed the hot tub! We hiked a lot on our trip, and getting in the hot tub after a long hike was so relaxing.
Breakfast was great---on the first day, we had stuffed french toast, sausage, cantaloupe and blackberries; day two was baked eggs with salsa and chopped ham, with a croissant and peaches with yogurt; day three was bluberry pancakes, bacon, bananas, raspberries and yogurt. Mini-muffins, coffee/tea and juice were served with all the meals.
Unlike other inns, where all the guests sit at one big table, the DRI had several small tables set up, so if you wanted to have a more private breakfast, you could, but you are close enough to the other guests to talk if you want.
We stayed in the Amanda Rose room, which is on the second floor. I like staying on the second floor at B&Bs, because I feel like there is more privacy and it is more quiet upstairs. AR had a very comfortable king size bed, sitting area, fridge stocked with drinks, and a roomy bathroom with a claw foot tub/shower. We are used to having central A/C, and AR room just had a window A/C, but the weather was cool in the evening, so we didn't use the A/C too much. However, the window unit was very noisy, so you couldn't really watch TV and use the A/C at the same time.
DRI was definitely a nice place to stay! Howard and Kristen are very in-tune with their guests' needs. From having a bowl of chocolates next to the front door, to having a bottle of wine, coffee, beer and soft drinks available 24/7, they definitely help guests feel at home. We sure did!
And compared to other B&Bs in the Asheville area, rates at DRI were much more affordable, yet at DRI, spending less didn't mean compromising quality and service.

P.S. We also appreciated the business center---a computer with internet access--down the hall from our room on the second floor. It was nice to be able to check email for free!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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DryRidgeInn, Owner at The Dry Ridge Inn, responded to this review, July 29, 2009
Thank You for your kind words. You touch on everything we work hard to provide for our guests.
* Close to everything that is Asheville
* Small Town Safe environment
* Cozy Inn where you can feel comfortable
* Inidividual Breakfast Tables that can be combined for family groups
* 1 Acre lot giving our guests private areas to enjoy
* Many amenities not found at other B&B's
* Affordable priceing with great package deals
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South Carolina
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Reviewed July 9, 2009

My husband, my 13 year old daughter and I stayed here for the weekend. We very much enjoyed every minute we were at the Inn. My daughter had never stayed at a B & B before so she loved the feel of "being at home" away from home while at the same time being pampered. Mr. and Mrs. Dusenbery were very welcoming and made every effort to make us feel special. I would recommend this Inn to anyone looking for a quiet, relaxing getaway.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
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DryRidgeInn, Owner at The Dry Ridge Inn, responded to this review, July 11, 2009
Your review talks about "being at home" away from home. We are so glad you felt that way during your stay with us. It is exactly the feeling we strive to create here at Dry Ridge Inn. We work hard to create an environment that is pleasing to couples looking for a getaway, and families wanting to spend time together having new experiences.
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Myrtle Beach,SC
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Reviewed June 1, 2009

We wanted to take a weekend trip and this was the place to do it. We had such a relaxing time, the room was great, the service was wonderful, and the breakfasts were delicious. Cant wait to come back some day soon!

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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DryRidgeInn, Owner at The Dry Ridge Inn, responded to this review, June 10, 2009
Thank you for your kind words. We strive to make our guests feel very comfortable while they are visiting the Asheville area. We hope to have you stay with us again some time.
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burlington nc
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Reviewed May 25, 2009

Our stay at the Dry Ridge Inn was very enjoyable. The room was comfortable, Kristen's cooking outstanding, and the atmosphere most welcoming. Howard was particularly entertaining with his many stories and his bagpipe playing. This is a place we would definitely want to return to.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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DryRidgeInn, Owner at The Dry Ridge Inn, responded to this review, June 13, 2009
We are so glad that your trip to Asheville was enhanced by your stay with us. Since we are located in Weaverville just on the North side of Asheville, our location makes it ideal to enjoy the many aspects of Western North Carolina. Thank You for your kind words, and we hope to have you stay with us again.
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Blue Ridge, Virginia
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Reviewed May 22, 2009

Thank you Howard and Kristen for taking such good care of my whole family for the Wedding Weekend in Weaverville. I travel 20-25 weeks per year, and have done for over 20 years. I have a true and abiding appreciation for a fine place to stay. The Dry Ridge Inn is delightful. What a joy to rent the whole house for the weekend, gather the family around, and be fed and pampered. The care and attention to every detail of woodwork, wall paper, floor coverings, and window treatments is noticed and appreciated. The breakfasts are among the best I've ever had, whether in a B&B or 5-star resort. We'll be back soon,

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
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DryRidgeInn, Owner at The Dry Ridge Inn, responded to this review, June 17, 2009
It was great fun to have your family stay with us during this glorious occasion. I sometimes think that we experience just as much joy hosting a group here for a family occasion such as your wedding as your family does. We are blessed with several nice wedding venues in our immediate area.
Thank You for choosing us.
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Raleigh, NC
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Reviewed May 20, 2009

In 20 years of staying at B&B's I've only been disappointed once before. After reading lots of rave reviews about Dry Ridge Inn, I was underwhelmed by the Inn and the Innkeepers. Everything about it was average at best. The Inn was old (which is cool) but is starting to look a little run-down. It was clean. The yard looks like it hasn't received attention in quite some time.
We would try a lot of other B&B's in the area before we go back to Dry Ridge Inn.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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DryRidgeInn, Owner at The Dry Ridge Inn, responded to this review, June 19, 2009
We were very disappointed to read this review. We value every guest's opinion and act on any improvement we can make to our Inn. Thank You for keeping us on our game. It is very important to always make sure we are firing on all cylinders.
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Memphis, TN
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Reviewed May 2, 2009

My stay at the Inn was the absolute highlight of my trip. I loved the house, its ambiance, the graciousness of Howard and his wife, their helpfulness and making me feel comfortable, and what a wonderful breakfast! I stayed in the Davidson room on the 3rd floor and loved the room with a wonderful iron bed nestled under the eaves. I hope to visit the area again and if so, will definitely schedule to stay at the Inn.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled on business
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DryRidgeInn, Owner at The Dry Ridge Inn, responded to this review, June 19, 2009
These are the most wonderful words an Innkeeper can hear - "I wish I could have stayed longer" - also - "Can we stay another night". Talk about putting a smile on an innkeeper's face. Thank You for you thoughts, and we hope to see you again.
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Property: The Dry Ridge Inn
Address: 26 Brown St, Weaverville, NC 28787-9403
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Weaverville
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Weaverville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dry Ridge Inn is as affordable as its keepers are informative – rates here are less than you'll find elsewhere. For less, you'll get more – easy access to Asheville and a quick return to a safe, small mountain town whose residents smile and say hello as they pass each other on the sidewalk. Indeed, you may find yourself falling in love with Weaverville as Howard and Kristen did when they moved here more than a decade ago. ... more   less 
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