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Falkville, Alabama
Reviewed 17 July 2015

I am stretching the "very good" rating because it was above average, but not very good!:( We ate dinner there on our first night which was on a Saturday. We drank unsweet tea, and didn't even get a dessert, and the meal, including the tip, was almost $80! That may not seem much for some folks, but there were only...

2Thank Tammy H
Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 9 July 2015

Loved staying here! Yes, it was a tad bit musty but it's over 100 years old! No A/C ( didn't need it), no TV, they do have wi-fi... Room was very comfortable & the food in the restaurant was delicious. We had the mountain trout....fabulous! The complimentary breakfast was wonderful too. We so enjoyed rocking on the porch & enjoying...

2Thank uscgrannie
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

Did not stay here. Rating food and it was great. Ordered special pork chop. Done well. Service was splendid. Gift shop fun. The inn is historic in a fantastic location. Everyone was friendly. View from the front deck was splendid

1Thank Storab
Church Hill, Tennessee
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Disappointing! Could be a nice place to stay if it were better maintained. Smelled very musty. Lots of leaks in ceilings all over the whole building. There should be a backup generator in case of power outage, which we got to experience while staying there! no power also meant after a period of time, no water! We woke up to...

2Thank Deb C
Cumming, Georgia
Reviewed 24 June 2015

There aren't many places like this left. A hundred years ago these old hotels, always built near railroad lines, allowed the city and low country dwellers to escape the heat and spend a few days, weeks or the entire summer in the cool mountain air. The Balsam railroad stop was the highest elevation depot east of the Rockies. The depot...

1Thank Mark156_12
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 22 June 2015

If you want a fabulous, relaxing & quaint experience, then the Balsam Mountain Inn is the answer. My husband had gotten a deal on Living Social and it was about to expire, so we called very last minute and they found us the perfect room. As soon as we arrived, we were offered keys to check out all of the...

2Thank Happy130
North Carolina
Reviewed 20 June 2015

Everything my daughter and I had hoped for and more! The beadboard walls in the bedroom was a reminder of a relatives country home also built in the same era as this Inn and the furnishings gave the same feel of home. With some reviews below, I take exception. There is coffee in the library and if it is out,...

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La Grange, Kentucky
Reviewed 18 June 2015

First, let me say I struggled with this rating, and will explain why further into my review. If you are looking for Ritz-Carlton experience in the Smoky Mountains, this place isn't it, however, it does have offer an experience. The Staff at the Balsam Mountain Inn is first class; friendly, accommodating and courteous. The place has it's own charm. If...

4Thank C2Spin
Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 17 June 2015

My spouse and I visited the Balsam Mountain Inn as part of an Easter weekend and babymoon getaway in April 2015. We had been interested in staying at the Inn for some time, but a Groupon offer cinched the deal and brought us to the property. While there, we enjoyed parts of our stay, but multiple aspects of it left...

3Thank Neutron_Lurver
Sumter, South Carolina
Reviewed 15 June 2015

This Inn is absolutely amazing! The setting is perfect along with the food and atmosphere. We upgraded to a setting room and it did not disappoint! My favorite part of the room aside from the comfortable bed was the claw foot tub in the bathroom! I soaked my cares away and felt more relaxed than I have in years. The...

Thank Karen M

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Read, rest, ramble and romp at the Balsam Mountain Inn! Nestled among lofty Smoky Mountain peaks just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Balsam Mountain Inn was completed in 1908 to serve the highest railway depot in the east. Restored in 1991, the inn now welcomes travelers with 50 cheerful rooms, rocker-filled porches, a fine library and gracious dining. Plump pillows and soft comforters inspire pleasant dreams! In December, 2011, the Inn came once again to be owned by Merrily Teasley, the innkeeper who restored the structure two decades ago. An experienced rescuer of wonderful buildings, Teasley bought the derelict inn in 1990, and her certified rehabilitation effort helped the inn – already on the National Historic Register – experience a rebirth. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant

Address: 68 Seven Springs Drive, Balsam, NC 28707
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Jackson County > Balsam
Price Range: $154 - $231 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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“Corner suites are larger and have more windows, but all the walls are paper thin.”
 of 5 bubbles TravelSK2015, 12 Mar 2017 | Read review
“We prefer upstairs to have easy access to the upstairs porch.”
 of 5 bubbles valsgramy, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose and outside room for better air circulation.”
 of 5 bubbles RoseH549, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room away from the stairs...it is noisy!”
 of 5 bubbles frannyv2014, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the library side are near the parking lot. Rooms with Bathtubs are larger, but no shower.”
 of 5 bubbles 348kimg, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
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