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.
5 on December 07, 2014
We stayed one night this November and had a lovely time with Tom and Deede. They were excellent hosts explaining the history of the house when we arrived and recommending various things for us to do. The room was beautifully decorated looking as picture perfect as shown on the website. Would definitely go back!
4.4 on November 12, 2014
We love Tom and Deede, what great hosts! A heartwarming breakfast, sufficient to skip lunch, and so well prepared and lovingly served. Tom ensured we got a table at the Joy Bistro on an ASU game day, they have excellent taste in local fare. Wouldn't think of staying anywhere else in the Boone/Blowing rock area. We'll be back.
4.8 on November 10, 2014
Our stay at the Baird House was initiated by the need to find a hotel near to the River Run farm in Valle Crucis, where my niece was holding her wedding festivities. We also needed a room for three-my sister and I were traveling with our mother. We were so lucky to have been able to reserve the Mary Elizabeth room at the Baird House, which was only minutes away from the wedding venue.And when we requested an extra bed for and unexpected guest, Tom promptly organized that for us via the hotel's web connection.The owners Tom and Deede were out of town for a wedding on the coast but Deede's sister Cathy and her friend Caren were absolutely fabulous as stand in hosts. Friendly conversation, inviting smells from the kitchen and genuine concern for our well being were the order of the day. The house is a real gem, full of family photos and inviting rooms and the scenic surroundings just beautiful. The morning breakfast, served at 9, was simply delicious and made from scratch each morning.Sharing the meal with other guests around two breakfast tables made for interesting introductions and conversations. Hurriedly leaving on Sunday morning I left my cell phone behind, but Cathy arranged to have ti mailed to my sister , which I so appreciated. The weekend passed all too quickly, but I am looking forward to having the opportunity to return to this very charming and cozy inn in Valle Crucis, N.C. Hats off to the Baird House!
4.8 on November 01, 2014
Very clean and nicely updated historic B and B. The food was great and the owners are very hands on and hospitable
4.2 on October 26, 2014
We have stayed at several bed and breakfast locations in 5 different states. Tom and Dee Dee are the best hosts we have had the pleasure to meet. The fall colors were spectacular and the service simply outstanding. We highly recommend the Baird House. Stan & Marcia October 2014
3.6 on October 22, 2014
Tom and Deede are excellent hosts!
4.8 on October 16, 2014
Clean room, great service, awesome food, warm hosts.
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!!
3.2 on October 10, 2014
Nice Old Inn, Nice Innkeepers, relaxed atmosphere...good getaway.
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.
Riverside, Countryside, Mountains, Waterfront
Asheville, NC (AVL) 80 miles
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.
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.