Balsam Mountain Inn - Balsam, NC

$169 for a Two-Night Stay at Balsam Mountain Inn in the Great Smoky Mountains (Up to $290 Value)

90% of 827 customers recommend

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Restored Victorian Inn Offers Mountain Views from Expansive Porches

In 1905, two hoteliers from Georgia began construction on a Victorian inn nestled in North Carolina's Great Smoky Mountains. Situated at an elevation of 3,500 feet, Balsam Mountain Inn was built to serve travelers passing through the Balsam Gap depot, one of the highest railroad stations in the southeast. To accommodate steamer trunks, the rooms and hallways were built extra wide. A restoration in 1991 added private baths, but the inn's spacious layout and ample, 100-foot-long porches were preserved. Vintage furniture, an original mansard roof, and an absence of TVs and other noisy distractions serve as a nostalgic reminder of the past.

Each of the 50 guest rooms is decorated in different colors, textures, and furnishings. Stationed just off the lobby, room 100 evokes country elegance with pink iron bed frames, rosebud bedding, and a diamond-studded butter churn. Suite 334, a two-room lodging on the third floor, features a palette of greens and reds, complemented by whitewashed wooden floors and a wall tapestry depicting a farm scene.

Though the menu varies by day, a complimentary breakfast may include blueberry waffles and bacon served in the wood-appointed dining room. À la carte meals can also be savored on the adjoining dining porch, where floor-to-ceiling windows frame vistas of the lawn. The restaurant also hosts Songwriters-in-the-Round, a long-running music series that features performances from Grammy Award–winning Nashville artists.

Balsam, North Carolina: Small Mountain Town Minutes from Blue Ridge Parkway

The small town of Balsam is tucked between the Plott Balsams and Great Balsam Mountains, 40 miles west of Asheville. Twenty-four acres of wooded hiking trails surround the inn, and an entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway lies just a half-mile away. One of the country's most popular scenic drives, the road winds along the lavender spine of the Blue Ridge Peaks and through the fog of the Great Smoky Mountains, passing wildflower meadows and ziplining elk along the way. More than 100 hiking trails branch off the parkway, including the Appalachian Trail, which stretches all the way from Georgia to Maine.

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What You Get

  • $169 for a two-night stay for two in a regular room

Book by: 8/20/12
Travel by: 9/30/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Private baths
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Gourmet dining room
  • 24 acres of onsite hiking trails
  • 2,000-volume library
  • Free WiFi

Tips

90% of 827 customers recommend

  • “pleasant”

  • “Relaxing and great food. We especially enjoyed the songwriters session. ”

  • “The atmosphere and the staff, as well as the food, were top-knotch.”

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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 8/20/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 9/30/12
  • Not valid 7/6-7/8 or 9/1-9/3
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Subject to availability
  • 7-day cancellation notice required or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Valid only for Regular Room
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 9.75% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

  • One king-size bed or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: $15 per person per night for guests over the age of 3
  • Antique furnishings
  • Private baths

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for $15 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: may be available during booking or check in

What It's Worth

  • $169 for a two-night stay for two in a regular room (up to a $290 value)

Getting There

  • By plane: 43 miles from Asheville Regional Airport (AVL); 106 miles from Greenville-Spartanburg International Airport (GSP); 119 miles from McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS);
  • By car: about 107 miles southeast of Knoxville, Tennessee; about 153 miles west of Charlotte, North Carolina; about 165 miles northeast of Chattanooga, Tennessee

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