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“Wonderful B&B” 5 of 5 stars
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Slatyfork
Certificate of Excellence
Columbus, OH
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19 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Wonderful B&B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2011

The Morning Glory Inn is a lovely B&B in the rural Snowshoe Mountain / Cass Scenic Railroad area. The owners were friendly and helpful, but non-intrusive. The queen bed room we stayed in was quite large, with a full size couch and mini fridge. The whole space was very clean. The room did not have air conditioning, but even in August, we really didn't need it, because there are ample fans and cool mountain air. Breakfast in the morning was absolutely delicious -- the main attraction was blueberry pancakes, but there were other items available on a continental buffet -- hard boiled eggs, banana bread, yogurt, fruit. We enjoyed our one night there so much, we're thinking of going back in the winter for some snowshoeing! From what we heard, both from the owner Rod and one of the conductors at Cass, the area does an excellent job of plowing the roads in the winter, so we shouldn't have too much trouble getting there.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2011

Tried and true B&B guests should understand that this is NOT the normal B & B experience that you are used to.
It is not your average experience, don't come with expectations of previous B & B's.

The Morning Glory Inn is an affordable, clean, spacious, and relaxing place to stay when visiting the Snowshoe area.

We had checked prices all around the geographic area, and we finally chose the Morning Glory Inn. We are glad we did - it was a great experience.

There were 4 of us, so we had reserved a room with a king bed and a queen bed - unfortunately there was a guest in the room who chose to stay another night - so the owners gave us two separate rooms which was totally OK with us - but if we had been traveling with kids, it might have been a little more of a challenge.

On to the rooms - the rooms are HUGE, they all have a private bath, and the are all very well equipped for a short or long stay. They have a coffee maker and mini-fridge in each room which we used for cold drinks.

The Inn is not air conditioned but provided sufficient fans to keeps the rooms cool at night. It was very hot during our stay, but the rooms stayed comfortable in the evening and night. It was really nice to sleep with the windows open!

The front porch is amazing, and the sound of the small stream just over the hill provided a great soundtrack to our visit. The wicker chairs and the rocking chairs on the porch made for an incredibly relaxing evening each night when we returned.

Don't expect a full hot breakfast like at most B & B's - you will have access to a continental breakfast spread for 2 hours each morning, which we actually thought was more convenient than a fixed- hard and fast time to be 'ready' for breakfast.

Don't expect plush and luxury - expect comfortable and adequate.
Don't expect to feel like you are being watched.
Don't expect to feel as though you are staying in someone's private home.

You won't regret choosing the Morning Glory - but you might wonder what you are going to do with all of the money that are saving by not staying on top of the mountain at Snowshoe.

We had a positive experience, and would return.

Oh, and there is a house cat - she is extremely friendly, and is more than willing to take part in your stay with you if you invite her in. She is beautiful, playful, and her owners love her very much by keeping her clean, well groomed and inside. SHE is the only evidence that you will find of a pet in the house - you won't find hair, or any type of pet smell.
I have some allergic reaction to cats, but I had no reaction at all to her - she was a great friend during our stay!

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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kkkk, Owner at Morning Glory Inn, responded to this review, July 9, 2011
We are ao glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Wanted to let you know that we do make a note in our reservations book the number of adults and children in each room. We never would have seperated parents with children. We hope you enjoyed the convience of an extra bathroom and well as the added privacy of 2 rooms for 4 adults. Hope to see you again! Karin and Rod
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Washington, DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2011

We had a wonderful experience at this inn. It's peaceful and close to great outdoors activities like skiing at Snowshoe and hiking in the many acres of parks. The owners make you feel like you're in your own home tucked away in the beautiful West Virginia mountains. They were very accommodating to our needs and set out a delicious breakfast each morning. The rooms are large, comfortable, nicely decorated, complete with mini fridges and very comfortable beds. Great quality sheets! This inn is an exceptional value for the money and I highly recommend it for quiet relaxation.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled with friends
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2010

I immediately fell in love with the large welcoming front porch full with tables and chairs to sit and talk, drink wine or coffee and gaze at the beautiful changing leaves on the mountains. Walking in the front door was just as comforting with beautifully decorated open rooms with high wood ceilings and floors. Our large room was also not a disappointment with a king size bed, and again decorated very warmly.
The owners were welcoming (even though we arrived a bit late), but also not prying - letting us enjoy ourselves as guests in thier home. I was appaled that one guest thought thier refridgerator was community property as well - as he looked through it for lunchmeat later in the evening!!!!! People do you not know that B&B's are their homes!!! Bring your own snacks for late night-munchies!! Anyway, we would definately stay there again - so much more relaxing than a motel! Can't wait to come see it in the winter ski-season!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Long Beach, California, USA
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2010

The cabins were cozy and very roomy - a perfect hideaway - and the hosts Karin and Rod were warm and inviting. I felt at home the moment I walked in, and the location was perfect. It's just a handful of miles away from Snowshoe, but I'd come back, skiing or not. The mountains, the cabins, everything was beautiful!

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled with friends
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Avon, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2010

I was impressed with the size of room. Nicely done. I missed having a t.v. in room for evening viewing . community t.v. just doesn't do it for me.
Very disappointed in breakfast. The 'b' in breakfast wasn't worth writing home about. only thing hot was scrambled eggs with or without cheese. Where were the pancakes, pastries, french toast? we got a better breakfast at a holiday inn express.
Bring your own reading material. Mags are old and hardly any books to read.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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kkkk, Owner at Morning Glory Inn, responded to this review, October 3, 2010
My husband and I are very sorry you did not enjoy your mom and pop, bed and breakfast experience. We recently made a large donation of book to our local library. However, we have several paperbooks floating around, and large stacks of magazines. We are sorry you could not find something to read for your 1 nite with us. Our breakfasts DO consist of the usual items. But we do provide bowls of fresh fruit , homemade banana bread, and 1 hot item. We do pancakes and french toast, but on different days. We are very sorry this was not enough for you. Many people enjoy not having a tv in their bedroom. However, had we known this was important to you, we could have told you about the motel at the corner. You are right. A motel experience and a bed and breakfast experience are NOT the same. Their are motel people and bed and breakfast people. We are sorry we disappointed you. We try very hard to provide a friendly experience, with a large clean room, and breakfast for a good price. thank you Karin and Rod
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Carmel, NY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2010

We found nothing to complain about here. This is a recently built, contemporary home with soaring cathedral ceilings. The rooms are gigantic with incredibly comfortable beds, the hosts are gracious and not overbearing, and breakfast is good with a nice continental spread and, at least on weekends, a hot item (we had pancakes.. yum!! I think the owners have a culinary background, and it shows.) A huge front porch invites you to relax and take in the scenery. )Hint hint... would it be possible to put in a nice outside hottub for a soak after a long day???) The price is right too. You cannot go wrong here!

  • Stayed September 2010
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Property: Morning Glory Inn
Address: 71 Spring road, Route 219, Snowshoe, Slatyfork, WV 26291-0116
Location: United States > West Virginia > Slatyfork
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Slatyfork
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a hotel/bed and breakfast located near Snowshoe Mountain Resort and Cass Scenic Railroad. We have been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from Tripadvisor. All rooms have air conditioning, hd Tv's and wi fi. Breakfast is included. We have added remote controlled candles for those romantic nites. We are the number one rated hotel in West Virginia rated by reviews from Tripadvisor. ... more   less 
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