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The Baird House

1451 Watauga River Road , Valle Crucis, NC 28679 USA (Show map)
188 Reviews
$129 - $179
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The only B&B on the river. Circa 1790.Why stay in a town having noise & traffic? Since 1790 travelers and residents of Valle Crucis have enjoyed the warm hospitality of the Baird House. Located on 2 private quiet acres along the Watauga River, only 15 minutes from Boone,NC the Baird House has 7 guestrooms, provides a large hot breakfast daily and keeps a cookie jar filled with homemade choc. chip cookies for its guests and has complimentary drinks available 24/7 for its guests.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.8

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4.6 on August 31, 2014

The owners, Tom & Deede are so hospitable/friendly/caring/personable/gracious and Deede's breakfasts are amazing! We go back for the experience, hospitality, ambiance, quality of care, peacefulness, tranquility, and all around #1 place to stay!! We highly recommend this B & B to anyone visiting the area. You WILL NOT be disappointed!

Great Time at the Baird House

5 on August 31, 2014

Gary Jordan and Shirley Phillips

Perfect stay every time

5 on August 20, 2014

We have been staying at The Baird House for over a decade and our expectations are exceeded each and every time. Tom and Deede go above and beyond to ensure a wonderful experience. We would not consider staying anywhere else in the High Country.

comfortable, great service

4.4 on August 11, 2014

our first time at a bed and breakfast. Enjoyable stay.

Couldn't ask for anything more

4.8 on August 10, 2014

I can't express enough the amazing experience we had at the Baird house BB. The owners were gracious hosts who made us feel welcomed and confortable. The apple view room was a private cozy getaway. Dede's breakfasts were absolutely Devine. I highly recommend the Baird house for any couple looking for a romantic relaxing getaway.

A perfect retreat.

5 on August 05, 2014

I have never been to a bed and breakfast before but imagined how it would be. The Baird house was a dream come true. The atmosphere, the innkeepers, the food, the funky vine covered-paint -peeling-outbuildings, the crystal clear river, even the sweet old golden retriever wandering the yard were all so perfect. I felt as if I were on the set of a movie. So lovely.

Restful weekend at the Baird House

5 on July 16, 2014

I arrived at the Baird House exhausted from a very busy week and after two wonderful days, I was refreshed and restored. The Hinsons welcomed us as friends and truly made us feel at home. The sound of birds and smell of bacon woke us each morning and Deede's marvelous breakfasts sent us on our way to explore the countryside around their beautiful home.

First Bed and Breakfast Experience!

5 on July 14, 2014

We had the best time at The Baird House Bed and Breakfast! It was definitely worth the money spent. The Sarah Jane room was perfectly romantic. Breakfast couldnt have been better..we cannot wait to go back!

A Lovely Stay

4.2 on June 20, 2014

This lovey bed and breakfast has welcoming inn-keepers, clean and spacious rooms, delicious food, a beautiful river, singing birds, and adorable deer. For the price, you can't ask for anything more.


5 on June 09, 2014

The Baird house stay was the most comfortable experience we have had in years. Everything was exceptional, the Sarah Jane room was perfect and a beautiful view of the River. Tom and Deede are great people and excellent innkeepers. They truly made the entire visit worth every moment. Raleigh, N.C.

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Location Type

Riverside, Countryside, Mountains, Waterfront


Asheville, NC (AVL) 80 miles

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Whitewater rafting, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Complimentary homemade cookies, Complimentary colas, hot tea and coffee, Wi Fi

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, In-room internet, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycles, Bird watching, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Blue Ridge Parkway, Grandfather Mountain, Virginia Creeper Trail, Virginia Creeper Trail, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited Outside only,please
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well-behaved,well supervised,well mannered, quiet only
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Deposit Amount Required: A minimum of one night's deposit or a 50% deposit of all nights reserved will be charged to the credit card provided at time of reservation and the balance, if any, will be charged the day of check-in.
  • Cancellations: Please see our website for details.



Deede & Tom Hinson

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About the innkeepers

Deede, Tom and 4 children moved from Myrtle Beach to Valle Crucis in October 1997.Deede & Tom say that being innkeepers is" the hardest work that we have ever loved!" . Hosting a bed & breakfast inn must be in their blood/genetics since Deede's family owns a hotel at Ocean Isle Beach,NC & Tom's family was in the hotel business & his dad had B&B's in Charleston & Savannah. Genuine Southern hospitality is practised at the Baird House.

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  • Time Served: Hot breakfast @ 9am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian , Continental

Signature Dish

Hashbrown casserole
Other favorite dishes are Creamy Style Eggs, homemade Buttermilk biscuits, German Pancake,Featherbed Eggs, Pumpkin pancakes with hot apple cider syrup ( Fall ), thick sliced hickory smoked bacon daily,egg sausage cheese casserole.

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1451 Watauga River Road , Valle Crucis, NC 28679 USA (Show map)

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