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The Baird House

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

3.6 on October 22, 2014

Tom and Deede are excellent hosts!

Awesome B&B!! Incredibly warm and friendly hosts!

4.8 on October 16, 2014

Clean room, great service, awesome food, warm hosts.

A grand weekend!

5 on October 11, 2014

My brother and I had a wonderful stay at Baird House. What a beautiful place! And there were two great, unexpected perks – first, the food. Wow! It impressed my brother whose career revolves around excellent food – not easily done! Also, what a bed in the main room of the Highlander! That may seem like a small thing but not to me!! Add to all that, the nice company and the graciousness of the owners – it all made for a grand time!!

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3.2 on October 10, 2014

Nice Old Inn, Nice Innkeepers, relaxed atmosphere...good getaway.

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5 on September 29, 2014

Stay was great. Tom and Deede Hinson were very friendly and went out of their way to make our stay great.

Lovely B&B

4.6 on September 24, 2014

Fantastic hosts. Delicious food. Very nice accommodations. We would come back again.

Great place to relax and fish

4.4 on September 16, 2014

We were first timers to the area. Tom and DeeDee made us welcome and explained to us the lay of the land. They made reservations for us for dinner on the first night at a restaurant they recommended. It was a great place to eat and unwind after the winding Blue Ridge Parkway ride to their place. Scenery was wonderful. Hosts made it a wonderful stay with the engaging conversation.


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.

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Location Type

Riverside, Countryside, Mountains, Waterfront


Asheville, NC (AVL) 80 miles

Directions to property:

From Hwy 105 turn onto SR1112, also known as Broadstone Road, at the traffic light into Valle Crucis. Follow Broadstone Road past a horse farm, Mast Store Annex, Valle Crucis Elem. School & the Mast Gen. Store ( all these have been on your right ). Go past Mast Gen. Store 1/2 mile then turn left onto Watauga River Rd. BEFORE crossing over the river on a long concrete bridge. After turning onto Watauga River go 1.5 miles and you will see us on the left.

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: Outside only Outside only,please
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Well-behaved,well supervised,well mannered, quiet only
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 1 night
  • Accepted payments S, y, s, t, e, m, ., C, o, l, l, e, c, t, i, o, n, s, ., G, e, n, e, r, i, c, ., L, i, s, t, `, 1, [, S, y, s, t, e, m, ., S, t, r, i, n, g, ]
  • 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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