The front door of 1902 Turnpike House swings wide with welcome. A delightful, restored 1902 farm house is your link to the past. This turn-of-the-century inn offers the most discriminating traveler a refreshing retreat. Beautifully decorated with period antiques, spacious guest quarters, queen-size beds, private baths, down comforters, and remote cable TV are some of the details for rest and relaxation. There's no better place to start your day in the mountains than on the expansive front porch with a freshly brewed cup of coffee and the morning paper. The full, hearty, hot breakfast is a memorable time served at the massive farm table in the dining room. The freshest fruits and home baked breads begin the breakfast feast. During your stay, you will want to spend time with your favorite book or one of ours in the gathering room with the wood buring stove, curled up in the upstairs reading nook, or in the hammock under the hemlocks. Innkeepers Cindy & Paul Goedhart, look forward to your discovery of 1902 Turnpike House Bed & Breakfast, a favorite get-away in the mountains. It will become 'your' special place, not just another nice B&B.
4.8 on November 12, 2012
The room was wonderful. Imagine having coffee delivered to your bedroom door in the morning! Paul did a fantastic job with breakfasts... especially his stuffed french toast.. I felt as if I had known Cindy for years. The endless cookie jar was a pleasant treat, as was the hot spiced apple cider. I will recommend this to my friends as a warm, friendly, b&b.
5 on August 11, 2012
We went looking for a quiet place to relax and have a restful getaway. This was the perfect place! Cindy and Paul were friendly and extremely helpful. Everything we needed and more was provided (from extra toiletries to a guest pantry with drinks and snacks to the endless cookie jar!). There were plenty of places to sit and chat or read and the rooms were very clean with every amenity you would expect/need - cable, wi-fi. The owners even upgraded our room for us with no charge because they were not fully booked and thought we would be more comfortable in a different room! Breakfast was amazing - Paul's cooking is top notch. We would recommend this place to everyone! We'll definitely be going back.
5 on December 02, 2011
I'm been coming here for years. Paul and Cindy are the greatest! A real home away from home. Wonderful breakfasts. Hot tub is excellent. You can't go wrong!
5 on November 27, 2011
We have stayed at the 1902 Turnpike House the last two years for our post Christmas vacation and have nothing but wonderful memories. Cindy & Paul go up and above to provide A+ sevice to their guests. You leave feeling like you just stayed at a relatives house and are part of the family. The house is beautifully restored and easily accomodates both couples wanting to enjoy a nice, peaceful, romantic getaway to families with children enjoying a family vacation. Each morning Cindy & Paul prepare the most superb and delicious breakfasts. We always enjoyed getting the opportunity to chat with other guests from around the world while enjoying the homecooked breakfast. At night, you can enjoy a good book with a cup of Cindy's apple cidar or a cup of hot chocolate or tea by the fire to relax after a day full of skiing. We will never stay anywhere else when we are in the area and look forward to our next visit.
4.6 on October 25, 2011
We have stayed in B&B’s from sea to shining sea some with chefs trained in Paris and some with many modern amenities. When we are drawn to restful contentment our gaze shifts unto the hills and the 1902 Turnpike House. There we find Paul and Cindy and what has become a home away from home. Their grace and hospitality warm our hearts, and the cuisine is second to none. What they have created with sincerity in this old house is an atmosphere that embodies all that a B&B should be.
4.2 on October 14, 2011
My boy and I have been there twice. I am sure we will be back. Perfect location for skiing both Beech and Sugar and not far at all to Appalachian, we do them all Cindy and Paul really take care of you. All the amenities you need and more. Food was fantastic.
4.8 on October 07, 2011
We were just looking for a place to run away to over the 2011 Labor Day weekend. Had no idea about accommodations in the Banner Elk area, but fortunately wound up at the 1902 Turnpike House. The house and our room were very charming; Cindy and Paul were excellent hosts; the food Paul prepared for our breakfast was delicious and we admit to taking advantage of the endless supply of his homemade cookies! Our intent was to relax, and between sightseeing and dinner we enjoyed a glass of wine while sitting in rocking chairs on their beautiful back porch watching the variety of birds at the feeders. We'll do it again!
5 on October 06, 2011
Inkeepers Paul and Cindy are so friendly and accommodating. Room was excellent French toast with homemade syrup at breakfast was unbelievable. Highly recommend.
4.0 on October 06, 2011
Visited in January of 2011 and had a wonderful time. A charming old house and the innkeepers were very gracious. The breakfasts were amazing. Located close to town and ski resorts.
4.6 on October 06, 2011
I spent 4 days last summer at the Turnpike House, enjoying the gracious hospitality, delicious food and wonderful ambiance. I have already made reservations to return next summer. The best!
Betty Banner Room
Thomas Lowe Room
James Shomaker Room
Beech Mountain Room
Sugar Mountain Room
Fairie Belle Lowe
Countryside, Mountains, Small town
Charlotte, NC (CLT-Douglas Intl.) 125 miles
From the traffic signal in Banner Elk, take SR 184 towards Beech Mountain. Follow SR 184 past Lees McRae College on the left and bear to the right when SR 194 and SR 184 split. Take your first left (2/10 mile) which is the Old Turnpike Rd (west). The 1902 Turnpike House is located 7 houses down on the left side. Big white house with a red roof.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ski Resorts, Grandfather Mountain, Mast General Store, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn
BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Computer, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Library, Piano, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Free local calls, Complimentary Soft Drinks, Outdoor Hot Tub, Remote Cable TV in rooms, Guest Refrigerator, Guest Pantry
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wet bar, Wi-Fi
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Fitness Center / Gym , Winter Sports, 400 miles trout streams, Antiques shopping, Summer theater, Current events forum, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
Cindy & Paul Goedhart
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Wild Rice, Cheese & Egg Casserole
A culinary delight served with a mushroom & cheese sauce, this dish has quickly become a recipe-requested favorite. Also popular are our Baked Blueberry-Pecan French Toast served with home-made blueberry syrup and our take on Eggs Benedict.