Mast Farm Inn

2543 Broadstone Road , Valle Crucis, NC 28691 USA (Show map)

About

The Mast Farm Inn is an award-winning and world-renowned historic boutique hotel, country inn & restaurant in the Valle Crucis Historical District of North Carolina, which has been welcoming guests since the 1800s. The Mast Farm Inn is a Historic Hotels of America hotel, a Select Registry Inn, and is on The National Register of Historic Places. The Mast Farm Inn is more than a bed and breakfast, a full service country inn with farmhouse rooms, private getaway cottages and cabins, fine dining and great wines, organic gardens. The key to the Inn’s success, however, lies in the exceptionally friendly and caring service offered to lodging and dinner guests alike. With inspired restoration and continuing care, the Inn continues to welcome guests, as it did over 100 years ago. Lodging guests now choose from 7 guest rooms in our 1880s farmhouse and 8 cottages and cabins, some restored from original farm buildings, others newly built. Cottages range in size from cozy ones suitable for a couple to large ones for up to six guests. All are unique spaces. The Inn’s award winning restaurant is celebrated, serving fresh, organic, creative contemporary southern cuisine. Enjoy fireside or terrace dining, depending on the season. The service is attentive, yet relaxed and friendly. Located in peaceful, historic Valle Crucis, in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, the Inn is convenient to Boone and Blowing Rock, close to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway and the magnificent Grandfather Moun

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Overall
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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

A Gem in the Mountains

5 on September 11, 2016

This was our second stay at the Mast Farm Inn, an old home surrounded by cottages. We stayed in the Gazebo Cabin, a rustic structure with modern amenities and lots of room. The Inn takes that second "B" in B & B quite seriously, offering up a gourmet breakfast in true Southern style. We will definitely return.


Practically perfect in every way!

5 on September 05, 2016

There are certain measures of hospitality, service, amenities, cleanliness, etc., that you come to expect from a place you stay, but it is so rare to find a gem such as this, that truly exceeds them in every way. We stayed in the Loom House, which was such a wonderful treat. While it may be the oldest inhabitable log cabin in the state, they have attended to every detail to ensure it is also comfy, inviting, CLEAN, and cozy. The personalized notes waiting for us upon arrival -- and left on our bed each afternoon -- as well as the personalized menus! -- are such nice mementos, and just an example of the types of individualized attention to detail that you will receive here at the Inn. We couldn't recommend them more.


Simply the best

5 on August 22, 2016

My husband and I recently stayed in the Gazebo Cottage for a weekend to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. The Inn far exceeded our expectations! Our little cottage was perfect--spacious but cozy, with every detail well-thought-out. Loved that the coffee bar included regular and decaf coffee, filters, multiple types of sweeteners, and even REAL half-and-half in the mini fridge! The little details made our stay so comfortable and special! But by far the most amazing part of our stay was the FOOD. It's in a class by itself. We not only enjoyed two unbelievable breakfasts (included with our stay), but also chose to have dinner one night in the Inn restaurant, Simplicity. Everything is made in house, using a multitude of fresh ingredients from the Inn garden. We are foodies, and we can honestly say our dinner was one of the finest meals we have ever eaten! I highly recommend a stay at The Mast Farm Inn!


The Blairs :)

4.8 on August 15, 2016

Where do I begin…..We loved every aspect of the Mast Farm Inn. It was exactly the kind of wedding we wanted and more then what we imagined it would be. It was intimate and beautiful. The food was personal and amazing. The house, cottages and the surrounding gardens were peaceful and surreal. We will be back to the Mast Farm Inn and hope others get to enjoy their quality time together at such a wonderful place as the Mast Farm. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts Danielle, Lorraine and Michelle Lyerly Photography. Sincerely, JT and Rhiannon Blair


Historic, quaint, and CLEAN!

4.4 on August 14, 2016

This was a spur-of-the-moment trip for us. Have driven past the Mast Farm Inn many times and thought "wouldn't it be cool to stay there?!?" So, we were thrilled to find that they had an opening for us. I love history and enjoyed reading the history of the house and farm. Absolutely loved our little third floor (converted attic) room. We especially appreciated that everything was SO very clean. The staff was exceptionally kind and seemed genuinely friendly ... even seemed appreciative that we came - sure don't find that much anymore these days. Highly recommended.


Southern Hospitality at its Finest

5 on May 24, 2016

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.


A great escape

5 on April 18, 2016

I have the fondest memories of time spent at Mast Farm Inn as a child and couldn't wait to share this beautiful, historic and quiet respite with my husband. Having not visited the area in well over 25 years, I found the staff to be overwhelmingly accommodating as I planned our trip. Every detail was attended for us - our tailored welcome experience and menus, the cabin where we stayed and our picnic. It was as I remembered and more, and sharing time away from the chaos of life in this charming and quite community was exactly what we needed. Now, just to figure out a way to do it more often....


Wonderful Escape!

5 on March 28, 2016

My husband and I enjoyed a fabulous, relaxing two-night stay at the Mast Farm Inn! Everything was so clean, comfortable, and welcoming! The service was excellent, and it's clear that the innkeepers put such thought and care into each guest's visit! We awoke each morning to the heavenly aroma of an amazing breakfast cooking! All the personalized notes made our stay seem so special! We will treasure our first visit to the Mast Farm Inn and look forward to our next stay!


Wonderful Stay!

5 on February 29, 2016

We loved our stay at Mast Farm Inn! It was so relaxing and the attention to detail by the staff to make it an extra special stay did not go unnoticed. But, the highlight for us was the food! Oh my, dinner was delicious and both breakfasts were wonderful! We're ready to go back for the foodie experience!


In Love with this Getaway

5 on February 21, 2016

I would never have discovered this gem without a random internet search! Our flight was not the best - we had spent the day dealing with modern inconveniences and stressed people - and we were pretty tired and cranky ourselves when we finally arrived in Valle Crucis - but when we entered our room (we were housed in the "Granary"), we were instantly transported into a more simple, quiet and gentle realm. Our gracious host Danielle had graced the room with a beautiful bouquet of fresh flowers and a lovely note, there was a warm fire crackling, and a quiet radio playing. The "Granary" was more beautiful than the website suggested - the house was beautifully decorated and so cozy and romantic! Every detail of our elopement package was PERFECT. The rooms are modernized and incredibly comfortable (that whirlpool! those towels!) but still retain a rustic and charming quality. I was blown away by the incredible food - the incredible graciousness and warm generosity of everyone at the Inn...oh, and those surrounding mountains are pretty amazing! I can not say enough about the details that went into making our day incredibly special - from the flowers, to the ceremony, to the photographers, the gourmet food! (I am sort of embarrassed at how I probably gulped down my dinner - but it was SO good!)...and again our incredibly hospitable hostess. I do have one complaint: It did not last long enough. I highly recommend the Mast Farm Inn to anyone. I hope we can go back one day.


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Rooms & Rates

Cousin Sarah's

Cousin Sarah • Many guests’ favorite room, Cousin Sarah is on the 3rd floor of the Inn. The four-poster cherry king bed is a center piece of the room. A claw-foot soaking tub for two is tucked into an alcove of the room behind a moveable antique screen. Another alcove is furnished with a chaise lounge by the window for a quiet read. The newly renovated bath has a large tiled shower. The third floor has central air-conditioning for those few hot days in the summer. Includes a Complete Country Gourmet Breakfast For Two Each Morning. • Sleeps 1-2

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $189 - $319

Nell's Room

Nell’s Room • Now furnished with a solid cherry four-poster king bed, Nell’s Room, our largest, is even more inviting. One of our brightest rooms, Nell’s is on the 2nd floor of the farmhouse. It boasts a spacious sitting area with a sofa and upholstered chair in olive crushed velvet, and an antique trunk for your feet. Two windows overlooking the side yard combine with the hint of peach on the walls to give Nell’s Room a sunny feel. The private bath has a standard tub and shower. Room air-conditioner in summer. Includes a Complete Country Gourmet Breakfast For Two Each Morning. • Sleeps 1-2

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $169 - $299

Elizabeth Gray Vining

Elizabeth Gray Vining • A 2nd floor corner room on the front of the farmhouse, overlooking our side garden with gazebo and the vegetable garden and valley across the road, Elizabeth Gray Vining is a favorite of many guests, especially during the "fireplace" seasons. The walls in Vining are the original pine paneling of the farmhouse and project a warm glow. Fireplace with gas logs, large upholstered reading chairs, table, queen bed, private bath with claw-foot tub/shower. Room air conditioner in summer. Includes a Complete Country Gourmet Breakfast For Two Each Morning. • Sleeps 1-2

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $169 - $299

Joe Mast

Joe Mast • A popular 2nd floor room on the east corner of the farmhouse, the Joe Mast Room is our lightest and brightest. It can accommodate three travelers with its queen and twin beds. Both antique iron beds are painted white, as is the fireplace mantel. An anteroom between the bedroom and bath offers extra space for storage and dressing. Amenities include a ceiling fan, fireplace with gas logs, claw-foot tub/shower in the private bath. Room air conditioner in summer. Includes a Complete Country Gourmet Breakfast For Two Each Morning. • Sleeps 1-3

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $129 - $259

Miss Allie

A favorite of many guests, Miss Allie’s Room is a 2nd floor corner room overlooking our terrace and side rock garden. It is particularly quiet, being on the back side of the house without a guest room above or below it. Its spacious bathing room contains an antique claw-foot tub and a tiled corner shower. Includes a Complete Country Gourmet Breakfast For Two Each Morning. • Sleeps 1-2

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $129 - $259

The Cherry Room

The Cherry Room • One of two 3rd floor dormer rooms, remodeled in 2009, the Cherry Room now boasts a king bed tucked under the eaves and two comfortable chairs in the sitting area by the JØtul cast iron gas stove. In the bath, a claw-foot soaking tub for two, mood lights on a dimmer, a sparkling new pedestal sink, and a tiled corner shower add to your comfort. Centrally air-conditioned. Includes a Complete Country Gourmet Breakfast For Two Each Morning. • Sleeps 1-2

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $149 - $279

Aunt Leona

Aunt Leona • One of two 3rd floor dormer rooms, remodeled in 2009, with a queen bed tucked under the eaves and two matching easy chairs by the windows and the Jotul enameled gas stove. In the bath: a claw-foot soaking tub for two, mood lights on a dimmer, and a tiled corner shower. Centrally air-conditioned for your comfort. Includes a Complete Country Gourmet Breakfast For Two Each Morning. • Sleeps 1-2

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $109 - $239

The Loom House

The Loom House • The Loom House, the original cabin from the original Mast settlement, has been transformed into a romantic weekend or long weekend getaway cabin for two with modern conveniences. Downstairs in the living area is a massage tub for two across the room from the original wood-burning fireplace. A wet bar is nearby. A cozy bedroom with queen bed, and a small bath with a corner shower are upstairs. The private porch, with its own rockers, faces the farmhouse. The cabin is air-conditioned. Includes a Complete Country Gourmet Breakfast For Two Each Morning. • Sleeps 1-3

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $269 - $399

The Blacksmith Shop

The Blacksmith Shop • Authentic historical one-and-a-half-story log structure with sleeping loft. Extra height gives it a spacious, yet cozy feel. The downstairs is one large open area with a queen bed and sitting area. Stove with gas logs in a corner of the cottage, open to the sitting area and bed. Bath with shower downstairs. Large antique platform tub for soaking is on the loft, as well as a twin bed for lounging or housing a third person. Air-conditioned. Rock terrace provides a private outdoor sitting area. Includes a Complete Country Gourmet Breakfast For Two Each Morning. • Sleeps 1-3

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $199 - $329

The Woodwork Shop

The Woodwork Shop • Post and beam one-and-a-half-story structure with sleeping loft. Bedroom area with Queen-plus bed with an extra-long antique claw-foot tub for soaking screened in the back corner. Bath with shower. Separate sitting area with loveseat and rockers, wet bar with small refrigerator, table and chairs, and Vermont Castings stove with gas logs, also downstairs. Queen bed on loft. The Woodwork Shop is a spacious cottage, whose floor plan is suitable for small families. Includes a Complete Country Gourmet Breakfast For Two Each Morning. • Sleeps 1-4

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $209 - $339

Gazebo Cottage

The Gazebo Cottage • Nestled in the pine woods just beyond the gazebo in the backyard of the farmhouse, this 600 square foot cottage features an open floor plan comfortably furnished with a handmade solid cherry king bed, a Vermont Castings stove with gas logs in front of a rock wall in the sitting area, a leather sofa, table and chairs, a wet bar with refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker. The nearby hot tub under the stars is for the exclusive use of guests in our two new cottages. Wheelchair-accessible. Includes a Complete Country Gourmet Breakfast For Two Each Morning. • Sleeps 1-2

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $239 - $369

Maple Spring Cottage

Maple Spring Cottage • Nestled in the pine woods just west of the Inn, this large 600 square foot cottage takes its name from the historic Maple Spring that supplied the Valle Crucis community with water in the 19th Century. A front porch overlooks the valley. Wet bar with refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker, table and chairs. The spacious bath features a steam shower. Plus the nearby hot tub under the stars is for the exclusive use of guests in our new cottages. Includes a Complete Country Gourmet Breakfast For Two Each Morning. • Sleeps 1-4

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $259 - $389

The Granary

The Granary • Our largest restored cottage, the Granary, is a two-story house across the road beside the barn. A unique floor plan with two bedrooms and two baths, plus a loft, created from the original granary structure on the Mast Farm. This cottage features a great room with wood stove, full kitchen, and deck with picnic table surrounded by pasture land. The house is centrally heated & air-conditioned. Includes a Complete Country Gourmet Breakfast For Two Each Morning. • Sleeps 1-6

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $339 - $469

Uncle Earl's Haven

Uncle Earl’s Haven • Uncle Earl’s Haven is a new and luxurious all wood two story log cabin home built in 2011, with 1000 square feet, plus an outdoor deck overlooking the woods. It is a small home about the size of a Swiss chalet. The downstairs bedroom has a queen bed, the upstairs queen suite loft has a queen bed & two twin beds, bathroom, full kitchen, living room, dining room, fireplace, child friendly. Oh, yes, and the waterfall. Includes a Complete Country Gourmet Breakfast for Two Each Morning • Sleeps 1-6

  • Maximum Capacity: 6
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen , 2 Twin

Nightly Rate: $299 - $429

Mam's Refuge

Mam’s Refuge • Mam’s Refuge is a new and luxurious all wood two story log cabin home built in 2011, with 1000 square feet, plus an outdoor deck overlooking the woods. It is a small home about the size of a Swiss chalet. One bedroom on the first floor with a queen bed, and on the second floor a king suite loft with a king bed & a twin day bed, bathroom, and with a full kitchen, living room, dining room and fireplace. Oh, yes, and the waterfall. Includes a Complete Country Gourmet Breakfast For Two Each Morning. • Sleeps 1-5

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $299 - $429

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Location

Location Type

Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Linville, Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain, Countryside, Mountains, Rural, Small town

Airport

Charlotte, NC (CLT-Douglas Intl.) 105 miles

Directions to property:

The Mast Farm Inn is in Valle Crucis, North Carolina, the only rural historic district in the state. We are in the Watauga River Valley, convenient to the towns of Boone, Blowing Rock, and the ski areas of Banner Elk. From the E and S: From NC Hwy 105 (between Boone and Linville) turn onto Broadstone Road (SR1112). There are signs to Valle Crucis and the turn is at a traffic light, by the Watauga River bridge. The Inn is on Broadstone Road on the left, 2 1/2 miles from NC Hwy 105. From the N and W: From 421/321 west of Boone, take Hwy 194 to Valle Crucis. In Valle Crucis, continue STRAIGHT on Broadstone Road (SR1112), instead of turning right to stay on 194 toward Banner Elk. The Inn is on the right, 1/2 mile past the original Mast General Store.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Blue Ridge Parkway, Tweetsie Railroad, Highland Games, Grandfather Mountain, Appalachian Summer Festival, Mast General Store, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn, Farm, Boutique Hotel, Cabin

On-site amenities

Board games, Conference Rooms, Copier, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Telephone, Wet bar, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Alcohol Provided

Terms and Conditions

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Danielle Deschamps Stabler

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , Horse, Donkey, Goats, Sheep

About the innkeepers

Danielle Deschamps Stabler is the co-owner, general manager, and innkeeper of The Mast Farm Inn. Danielle is of French-Italian-US heritage, were educated in Paris, Villars-sur-Ollon in Switzerland, London, Manhattan and Miami, and speak 4 languages.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 8:30 to 10:00
  • Serving Location: On The Terrace or Porch, Weather Permitting, Dining Room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Vegetarian Easter Dinner, Mother's Day Dinner


Signature Dish

Shrimp and Grits
Featured in Cooking Light, our Shrimp and Grits is a favorite of regular dining guests. This season's most requested recipe is for Chef Ed's Savory Lump Crab Cheesecake.