We absolutely fell in love with Harmony Hill. The house and gardens are gorgeous. Barbara and Jim are warm and generous hosts...they'll sit and talk if you like, or just leave you alone if you prefer. The attention to detail is astounding. The breakfasts were great, especially the lemon pancakes with raspberry sauce. We went ahead and booked two more weekends before we left. And Bella, a 4 lb. fur ball who loves to nap on your lap, will just steal your heart.
My wife and 13 year old spent two nights at the Harmony Hill while attending a volleyball tournament. Barbara suggested the Turkey Knob because it had a loft and a winding staircase access. My daughter loved having her own "room" ' The house is marvelous. The views breathtaking. The breakfast puts this into a category of Breakfast and Bed because its just that good. We didnt eat again until we got home at 6PM. Your hosts Jim and Barbara are as welcoming as you will find in the South. We can't recommend it higher.
Barbara is the most gracious host and she certainly made our first B&B experience great. We enjoyed the history of this home and feel fortunate that she and Jim choose to share it with guests. Breakfast is a real treat for those of us who are always on the run. Just take a moment to stop and enjoy this hidden gem in Sparta and you will find harmony in the hills. Lisa Jill and Emily
Our recent stay at Harmony Hill Bed and Breakfast was wonderful! The rooms are beautifully decorated, and the entire house is elegant but cozy at the same time. The grounds are gorgeous and we could tell that much thought went into the plants' placements as well as the decorative pieces. I wish the weather had been better because I could have easily settled down outside in a comfy chair with a book, enjoying the beautiful scenery. Our hosts, Barbara and Jim, were so warm and cordial we relaxed right away, and by the end of our stay my husband and I felt like we'd found long-lost relatives. Forget your diet when you visit because you will NOT want to miss the yummy breakfasts! Harmony Hill is a true gem, one I hope we visit soon again.
My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Harmony Hill Bed and Breakfast in Sparta, NC. Barbara and Jim went out of their way to make us feel like we were at home. The house and grounds are truly beautiful. We especially enjoyed the warm greetings from Bella Boo (toy Yorkie) and Macy (Border Collie). The view was gorgeous and the walking trail around the property was very peaceful and relaxing. We are hoping to visit again around Thanksgiving and get our Christmas tree from a local tree farm. I would absolutely recommend Harmony Hill BBB to all my friends and family! :)
We have stayed here twice, both times on the spur of the moment. With no reservation or advance notice, we were greeted as special guests who became friends. We hope to return soon and wish for continued success for this bed & breakfast
This was our first bed and breakfast experience and it certainly set the bar high. Pictures truly do not do Harmony Hill justice - it is unspeakably lovely inside and out, and I was impressed by the many thoughtful touches; this bed and breakfast really has the guest in mind, as every inch of it seems to be designed for your comfort and relaxation. The lawns are manicured to perfection with beautiful views in every direction and an abundance of cozy spots tucked away among flowers and hidden by hedges in which you can take it all in. We booked the Carriage House suite and were beyond pleased with it. We were both made to feel very comfortable and welcome by the owner, Mrs. Barbara Halsey, and immediately felt at ease with her friendly charm - we left laughing with each other, wishing she would take us in for good! Breakfast was also an absolute delight with all the fuss of royalty but none of its restrictive formality. At Harmony Hill, you're surrounded by beauty and made to feel completely at ease in its splendor. I am grateful to Mrs. Halsey for the experience and for her and her husband's hard work in making Harmony Hill a wonderful place to slip away for a while. I'll be talking all my close friends and family into taking a little road trip with me back to this fabulous bed and breakfast!
From the moment we arrived at Harmony Hill Barbara and Jim made us feel like part of the family. Being interested in the architecture and the history of older homes; we were treated to pictures and some antecdotes by Bill, whose grandfather originally owned the home. The bedrooms and common areas were beautifully decorated and the grounds offered so many inviting nooks to relax or enjoy the wildlife. Our one night vist quickly lengthened to two as we feasted over pecan pancakes with the promise of homemade biscuits the following morning. After spending the days in the quaint downtown area of Sparta and cruising the Parkway we bid a goodbye to our new friends with hopes to visit again very soon.
The hosts are gracious, charming and make you feel at home. The Inn is beautiful, comfortable and sits amidst beautiful gardens. Sit on the porch in the evening enjoy a glass of wine and watch the wildlife as you view the mountains as a beautiful back drop. I highly recommend Harmony Hill and hope to be back soon!
We stayed only one night at Harmony Hill (sigh). It was so peaceful and relaxing and Barbara and Jim were very accommodating. We started our stay with wine and cheese on the breezy front porch. They gave us a great recommendation for dinner and we went back to Harmony Hill and enjoyed the moonlit night on their deck. Breakfast was delicious and I drove down the road to a potter's studio and spent a fun hour talking to the potters (and of course, buying something). It was hard to leave lovely Harmony Hill!
From the minute we arrived we were made to feel as family, not just a guest. The setting is beautiful, the home is beautiful, and the owners, Barbara and Jim,were extremely gracious. They truly live by their slogan of " May you arrive As Guests, And Leave as Friends. What a wonderful experience. We definitely intend to return in the near future.
Our stay at Harmony Hill was the perfect start to a New Year. The home was beautifully decorated, immaculate, warm with fireplaces, and filled with good books, good music, and a welcoming atmosphere. Guests feel comfortable dozing by the fire in the library. We even had a brief snowfall one morning with coffee! New Year's Eve included live music, fantastic food and champagne. We plan to make this a tradition.
Harmony Hill is a beautiful home in a gorgeous setting. Our room had breathtaking views from everywhere including the jacuzzi tub. Barbara and Jim are masters at making strangers feel welcome. Their knowledge of the surrounding area and craftsmen was an added delight. Harmony Hill is a place you won't want to leave, we've already booked our return visit.
For us this was the very best B & B ever! There is tranquility on Harmony Hill. The hosts, Barbara and Jim, made us instantly feel comfortable. Rooms were beautiful and impeccably clean. Food plentiful and delicious. The gardens rich with flowers, beautifully landscaped and well maintained. Sitting on the porch with a glass of wine and some cheese, looking at the nearby hills - it does not get any better. We spent our 54th wedding anniversary here and we will certainly return. We already have shared our positive experience with family and friends.
We stayed at Harmony Hill for a special occasion weekend and it exceeded all expectations! The best B&B by far! We were welcomed with a wine and cheese tray on the front porch when we arrived. The hospitality of the owners was warm and inviting and the breakfasts were so filling and fabulous!! They knew so much about the area and gave great recommendations. The amenities were great. We stayed in the Carriage House and were very comfortable the whole weekend. The gardens are beautiful and well kempt. We could not have had a better weekend experience!
Harmony Hill B&B is located within a beautiful high hill, pastoral setting surrounded by the rolling mountains of north western N. C. No light pollution here. The stars are bright and highly visible. We found our room and all of the public areas to be immaculately clean, bright and comfortable. Porches everywhere. We especially enjoyed and appreciated the kind introductions to the other guests by our gracious hosts, Jim and Barbara Halsey, before sitting down to a family style breakfast. Thank you for making us feel comfortable and welcome. The Floyds, Raleigh, NC
We love going to bed and breakfasts and Harmony Hill did not disappoint in any way. From the warmth and kindness of Barbara and Jim to the beauty of the property, it was all just top notch! We were fortunate to see all of the rooms and they were beautiful! We stayed in the Carriage House and it was amazing! The furnishings were gorgeous and the rooms were perfect for our getaway! I will tell any of my friends that this is a great place to stay when in the area! Oh, and the breakfasts were wonderful, too! The yard and views were gorgeous. Need a wedding location? You might want to check it out! We are very picky about where we stay and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Harmony Hill!
We just got back from a stay at Harmony Hill and it simply couldn't have been more perfect! Everything from beginning to end was superb! Our suite was exactly as described. The food was outstanding. Barbara and Jim were excellent hosts and the home was exquisite! My only regret is that we only stayed on night.
The Peach Bottom room was great with a wonderful view. We especially enjoyed the jacauzzi with a wonderful view of the woods outside. The food was great also. An added attraction was watching the fire flies light up the night time sky with a full moon above. The host & hostess were most gracious & examples of true southern hospitality.
WE had a wonderful time at Harmony Hill!!! It was so beautiful and clean and the food was delicious!!! They were very hospitable and gave us lots of good information about the area and places to go or not to go to. We had a very restful time and would recommend it to all our friends and family!! We would love to get a group of friends to go up there and stay for a weekend retreat!! Thank you Barbara and Jim!!!!
My stay was relaxed from the very start. As soon as I got out of the car the tension seemed to melt away. The entire atmosphere from the porch to the bedroom was warm and inviting. There were several little nooks to curl up with a book or sit and enjoy the beauty of nature. We felt completely at home. The rooms are all individualized and ccomfortable. The fact that there were no TVs gave you more opportunity to find other ways to relax. I tried to take advantage of all those opportunities. One of the reasons I made the reservation was because I saw the breafast options. I was not disappointed. The food was fresh, delicious and comforting as the rest. I would recommend this to you if you want to get away and relax, reconnect with yourself, significant other or God. I did not want to leave. I definetly would love to come back.
If you truly want to get away and and enjoy the silence; please consider Harmony Hill Bed & Breakfast. The scenery is calm and serene and the accommodations were quaint but more than enough to spoil. The innkeepers, Barbara and Jim, made us feel more like family than guests. I would highly recommend this bed and breakfast.