Valle Crucis, North Carolina has been attracting settlers and travelers alike, for nearly 200 years. Taylor House Inn is a Bed & Beakfast and, with the majestic surrounding valley scene and the beautiful herb garden, it is the perfect place to spend some quality time as well as to host an outdoor wedding or any other event. We at the Taylor House Inn invite you to come and experience a place that seems one of times past, a place where moments of solitude are as abundant as the rivers and streams that give life to the surrounding hills. We feel fortunate to be part of such a powerful place and would like to extend our hospitality to help share the magic of Valle Crucis.
4.6 on April 23, 2016
Location just outside Boone, NC is great. Very near some fun and mildly challenging hiking paths. Owners are great people.
4.8 on April 09, 2016
the location is great, close to Boone if food or entertainment is desire, but in the mountains with beautiful views and great hiking. The host and hostess are very accommodating. I would definitely go back.
5 on March 14, 2016
We stayed at the Taylor House Inn during a weekend get-away ski trip, and it was wonderful! Bernard was a gracious host, and beyond accommodating. The night we arrived, he waited up until almost midnight to check us in after we were delayed getting away. The room was spacious, clean, and very well decorated. Tessa made a fantastic breakfast for us the following morning which left us wanting more! We'll definitely be visiting again!
4.8 on March 03, 2016
Truly a fantastic experience and value! Unique and private rooms, wonderful and personalized service, and delicious dining far exceeded my expectations. I will definitely be staying on all future trips to the mountain. Highly recommend.
4.2 on January 05, 2016
This was our third visit to this BB...we have never stayed in a BB more than once...this value let's us enjoy as often as we like....Friendly owners enhance the stay..J and J
5 on December 20, 2015
very pleasant stay,warm hosts, lovely area
4.0 on November 22, 2015
Not only is this in warm and comforting, Tessa and Bernard Russo are a significant part of the total experience. The entire region is just beautiful and to top it off by staying at this awesome bed and breakfast is just the icing on the cake. I highly recommend this Inn.
4.6 on October 28, 2015
We stayed one night and enjoyed our stay. The food was great but not very plentiful. I was still hungry after breakfast. The place was clean, price moderate. The house being very old has it's minor quirks that the owners ought to look into. One electrical outlet was broken (possible fire hazard), bathtub was clogged.
3.8 on October 22, 2015
Great location, convenient to everything. Excellent breakfast. One draw back is two- step down into bathroom.
5 on October 18, 2015
We enjoyed a very pleasant two night stay at this lovely inn while exploring the high country. Valle Crucis is one of our favorite spots in this area as it is off the beaten path just enough to afford a real escape. The inn was a great choice. Bernard and Tessa were wonderful hosts, full of area information and very helpful. The room was comfortable and the breakfasts were delicious. We enjoyed the front porch each night with the sound of the nearby river and a cup of tea with a homemade goodie which is provided each evening. There are lots of places to choose to dine in nearby Boone or Banner Elk, or you can just go down to the nearby crossroads and enjoy a wonderful meal at Over Yonder. We will certainly plan a return to the Taylor House Inn on our next swing through the area.
The Squire Taylor's First Floor Suite is tucked away in the rhododendron on the western side of the house, overlooking a gazebo. An elegant king size pencil post bed is paired with a slatted walnut daybed, each with a down comforter and colorful quilts. The large bathroom has an original claw foot tub with shower. The suite has its own private sitting area with a gas chimney and Satelite TV.
The Lou Hill Smith's Attic Suite, also known as the honeymoon suite, is a perfect place for a getaway. This large private guest room has a king size bed, private bath with shower, sitting area AC and Satelite TV.
Aunt Sue's Room is one of our largest guest rooms, located on the front west corner of the second floor. Two large sets of windows overlook gazebo to the west and to the front is a peaceful view of the Valle and Dutch Creek. A high king size iron bed like Grandmother's with a down comforter and hand made quilt make for all the comforts of yesteryear.
This cozy guest room, Aunt Doris's Room is tucked away on the west side of the house on the second floor. Cool mountain mornings and our gracefully curved wooden king size bed with down comforter and patchwork quilt are great for sleeping late. The wicker set of chairs overlooks our gazebo. This large step down bathroom also has an original claw foot tub with shower.
Uncle Gilbert's Room 3, on the second floor, is nestled in the back of the house on the east side. This guest room has a majestic king size bed and is shaded by an old hemlock. Beneath two large windows is the stone terrace and flower gardens with numerous butterflies and finches. Room 3 is adjacent to Room 4 and can accommodate families.
Gordon & Henry's Room 4, on the second floor, is on the east side of the house and has two exquisite white wooden queen size beds. Its large window overlooks also the stone terrace and flower gardens. This room adjoining Room 3, makes an ideal accommodation for a family; its bathroom is down the hall.
The Little Room in the Red Cottage has its own delightful charm. The big window gives you a view of the old historical barn of the Valle. The access to its private entrance is through the flower gardens and is completely independent from the Red Cottage. The Little Room has a queen size bed, a wicker settee and a private bath with shower.Free Wi-Fi internet, free phone calls throughout the US & AC.
Aunt Nancy's Room 5, overlooks the entrance as well as the wonderful pastoral views of the Valle. Its white wooden king size bed with a down comforter and hand made quilt invites you to a beautiful rest. Two white wicker chairs set between the large windows are the perfect place for a quiet and relaxing moment.
Taylor House Inn is best known for hosting some of the finest weddings in Valle Crucis. With the majestic surrounding valley scene, it is the perfect place to host an outdoor wedding or any other event.
Valley, Countryside, Mountains, Wine country
Charlotte, NC (CLT-Douglas Intl.)
At intersection of 321 with NC-105 in Boone, turn onto NC-105 South. Drive approximately five (5) miles to the traffic light at Broadstone Road (State Road 1112, just across the Watauga River Bridge). Turn right onto Broadstone Road. Drive approximately three (3) miles to the intersection with NC-194 (in front of Valle Crucis Elementary School). Turn left onto NC-194 South. Go approximately 1.3 miles and Taylor House Inn will be on your right. Approximate driving time: 2 hrs from Charlotte.
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn
Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, Secretarial services, TV, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi
Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Fly Fishing, Rock Climbing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Whitewater Rafting
Tessa & Bernard Russo
We, the Inn Keepers, are from French and Italian heritage. We have travelled extensively and are exited to bring you something familiar but different and new. We have a fresh catch on traditional, an inspiring merge of styles, yet a perfect mix of what you need to relax and above of what you would expect from a B & B. We cannot wait for you to give it a try.
Two course gourmet style
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian
Taylor House Special
Two poached eggs resting on a bed of smoked salmon,with a salsa type sauce, greens, toasted english muffins with goat cheese.