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.
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!
5 on August 31, 2014
Gary Jordan and Shirley Phillips
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.
4.4 on August 11, 2014
our first time at a bed and breakfast. Enjoyable stay.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Riverside, Countryside, Mountains, Waterfront
Asheville, NC (AVL) 80 miles
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
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn
Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone, Videos, Wedding Facilities , Complimentary homemade cookies, Complimentary colas, hot tea and coffee, Wi Fi
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
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
Deede & Tom Hinson
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.
Restrictive , Vegetarian , Continental
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.