Relax. . .  Explore. . .  Enjoy. . .

Relax and sit awhile on one of three veranda and deck areas.  Visit the library and peruse the hundreds of publications—both contemporary and historic—that encompass this magnificent room.  In cooler weather, a robust fire welcome all who enter.  Luxuriate in the Parlor with its ornate fireplace mantle, elegant chandelier and French Doors that access the terrace and a view of the gardens and the nature preserve.

Our expansive-covered veranda is the perfect place to sit and relax anytime of day.

Each morning our guests enjoy a sumptuous gourmet breakfast in our Dining Room seated beneath one of the most extraordinary Venetian glass chandeliers ever seen.  Weather permitting, breakfast may be served on the deck over looking the natural wooded area that borders this remarkable property.  Regular guests may include: Carolina wrens, Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal and Ruby Throated Hummingbirds.

After becoming familiar with the extensive public areas of this beautiful Inn, take a short stroll to Main Street and explore its bistros, shops and galleries.

Many of North Carolina’s most popular attractions and points-of-interest – including Biltmore House, The Carl Sandburg HomeFlat Rock PlayhouseChimney RockLake Lure, the Pisgah National Forest and the Blue Ridge Parkway – are all within an easy drive from the Inn.

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“You [Dale and Donna] created an idealized vision of 18th Century holiday life that is homey yet elegant and with a congenial environment that is welcoming, relaxing, cheerful, delightful, . .  Your personal touches created a magical ambiance for our family that brought us together from Florida, Wisconsin, Raleigh and Wilmington, NC. “   (Guest Review, November 2013)