Balsam Mountain Inn - Balsam, NC

Stay at Balsam Mountain Inn in the Great Smoky Mountains, NC. Dates Available into June.

Restored Victorian Inn Offers Mountain Views from Expansive Porches

In 1905, two hoteliers 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 for travelers passing through the Balsam Gap depot, one of the Southeast’s highest railroad stations. 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 100-foot-long porches were preserved. Today, the Balsam Mountain Inn is a 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner as well as a nostalgic reminder of the past, with vintage furniture, an original mansard roof, and an absence of TVs and other noisy distractions.

Each of the 50 guest rooms is decorated in different colors, textures, and furnishings. Just off the lobby, Room 100 evokes country elegance with pink-iron bed frames, rosebud bedding, and a diamond-studded butter churn. Located at the back of the inn, the floral-accented Room 106 offers views of the forest and the inn’s courtyard.

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 enjoyed on the adjoining dining porch, where floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto 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. 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 Mountains 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

  • Stay for two in a regular room
  • Dates into June


Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
  • Cancellation policy: 8-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
  • Taxes: 10.75% tax added at purchase.
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.

Amenities

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

The Fine Print

  • Date cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 8-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 10.75% tax added at purchase.

Other Details

Room Details

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Regular Room

  • One king bed or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Antique furnishings
  • Private baths with shower or tub

Hotel Policies

  • Check-in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available.
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: may be available during check-in

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

Customer Reviews

1,069 Ratings

The friendly and welcoming staff, the excellent food and the heat during the December 2017 snowfall all made our stay a lovely getaway from the city. This was our 3rd stay here and we look forward to returning soon!
Christian S. · 2 days ago
Relaxed atmosphere, fireplaces throughout, and enjoyed the dining onsite.
Nancy H. · November 21, 2017
The staff was so pleasant and committed to our every need and comfort
Corinne F. · November 14, 2017
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