On arrival it is very inviting... Large wrap around porch with chairs and swing... Cool evenings even in the summer... Fresh cookies and many types of tea and coffee on arrival in the evening.... Immediately entering front door there is a moldy/musty smell that dissipates almost right away.... Architecture of home is stunning. Wood accents/flooring/staircase/etc...Very warm when entering the house as well and in upstairs-really need to either turn the air colder or invest in central air for guest comfort... Carpet on the stairs and in room #4 (Gordon & Henry) is very dirty and needs cleaned... It would be nice if there were a few hooks either in the closet or on the back of the doors for guests... The terry robes provided are clean and fresh and a nice accent... The bathroom for room 4 is down the hall, which was fine. The bath is spacious and very clean.... No claw foot tub and decor appears to be mismatched... It is VERY hot and muggy in the bath and the fan provided does not work well, again central air could help this... Personal care products were provided and smelled good... Linens and bath towels were clean and smelled good...Decor in the bedrooms could use some improvements... Breakfast was absolutely the highlight! It was absolutely delicious and you could tell was prepared with care... I would visit here again, actually we may return in the fall... Tessa was a great hostess.
We had a great time at the Taylor House Inn over the 4th of July week-end, in a very nice house well located if you want to visit the Boone / Blowing Rock area in NC, with comfortable bedrooms and great food! The hosts were delightful and really helpful. Children are welcome. We will come back.
My granddaughter, who is six, and I stayed two nights June 2016. Everything was delightful. Tessa and Bernard were so kind to my granddaughter. Tessa even made a special breakfast the first morning since what the adults had, which was excellent, was not something a six year old would like. I wanted to give 5s on Service, Dining, and Value, but it wouldn't let me. It was a perfect place for us.
Lazy Bear Lodge is a mountain retreat at it's best. The room was clean, comfortable, and nicely decorated. There are outdoor areas to explore and appreciate. Breakfast was delightful, with a different special offered each morning. Fruit, cookies, tea, and coffee were available throughout the day and evening. Special touches abounded.
My fiancé and I stayed here in May and our whole experience was incredibly lovely, The inn itself and the grounds are absolutely stunning with a kind of casual grace that makes it feel at the same time just like home and a magical refuge miles from any stress or worries. It's so beautiful that my (now) fiancé decided to propose to me right there on the stepping stones that cross through the lawn. We stayed in Cousin Sarah's room which had the softest linens either of us had ever slept in. The room also featured a giant claw foot rub and a beautiful view of the grounds. The people at the Mast Farm Inn really go above and beyond to make guests feel special and comfortable. We were greeted on our first night with a personalized card in our rooms welcoming us to the inn. In the morning there was a basket outside the door waiting for us with coffee and tea. Everyone at the Inn was so friendly and welcoming. You also can't beat their breakfast. Oh my god they're rediculously yummy. Overall, this place is amazing. We loved it so much we're hoping to get married there next fall. I can't recommend it highly enough.
Tessa is a wonderful host. She made me feel welcome from the moment I walked in the door. I can recommend Taylor House Inn without reservation. The house has a charm that invites you to be a part of its long history. The location is so pretty. Enjoy !!