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The Baird House

1451 Watauga River Road , Valle Crucis, NC 28679 USA (Show map)
180 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
  • Services4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining4.8

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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.


4.8 on May 28, 2014

Great place to stay - awesome breakfasts

Short but great stay at the Baird

4.6 on May 28, 2014

We stayed at the Baird for a wedding in Valle Crucis and had a great experience. The inn keepers were incredibly knowledgable and helpful and we felt welcomed for the short time we were there. We only wish we could have stayed for another day to spend more time at the B and B just relaxing. Definitely recommend this place!

Great hosts, and a restful stay!

4.6 on May 21, 2014

My wife and I were pampered with the comfort and hospitality of Tom and DeeDee at the Baird House. Our room was quiet, the bed was just right, and the breakfast was outstanding! It was definitely worth the extra drive to this secluded spot in the cool mountains. We will definitely return on our next visit to that area. DRM Greensboro, NC

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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
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: 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

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

1 Dog

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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