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Taylor House Inn

4584 Hwy 194 S , Valle Crucis, NC 28691 USA (Show map)
446 Reviews
$84 - $224
per night

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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.

Rooms & Rates

The Squire Taylor's Suite

The Squire Taylor's Suite,First Floor Suite, is tucked away in the rhododendron on the western side of the house, overlooking a gazebo and herb garden. 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 TV. Free Wi-Fi internet, free phone calls throughout the US & AC. Additional fee of $25 per day for third person.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $164-$224

The Lou Hill Smith Suite

The Lou Hill Smith's Suite,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, and a Satellite TV. Free Wi-Fi internet, free phone calls throughout the US & AC.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $149-$199

Aunt Sue Room # 1

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. Free Wi-Fi internet, free phone calls throughout the US & AC.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $129-$174

Aunt Doris Room # 2

Spacious rooms with large windows, ceiling fans, king size beds, private bathroom with shower and tub, exquisite linens. Free Wi-Fi internet, free phone calls throughout the US and AC. Full gourmet breakfast included, as well as afternoon coffee, tea and sweets.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $129-$174

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Services4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.7

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Wonderful Stay

3.8 on June 30, 2014

Last minute trip and reservation, Tessa made my daughter and I feel very welcome. The Little Red Cottage was comfortable and quiet. The big house was beautiful. If I'm ever in the area again, I would not hesitate to stay here again.

A wonderful place to stay.

5 on June 27, 2014

We are familiar with the area, having traveled there many times but this is the first time we have stayed with Bernard and Tessa at Taylor House. They are very gracious hosts and we enjoyed meeting them very much. Would recommend this B & B to anyone. Great place to stay!

Tessa and Bernard were wonderful hosts!

5 on June 24, 2014

We felt as if we were staying with friends. It was fun meeting the other guests from around the country , and even Australia. Tessa's French breakfasts were delicious and elegant. We can't wait to return.

Attractive stay in Valle Crucis

4.8 on May 26, 2014

Taylor House Inn is a ver attractive property with colorful flowers and huge trees. The main house itself is very inviting and it is well decorated and comfortable inside. Our accommodations included a large sitting area and a large bedroom with roomy bath. The property managers were very pleasant and helpful. A great place to stay that matches well with this area we were visiting.

Best of everything

4.8 on May 17, 2014

The Salmon with breakfast was the best thing I ever tasted. Loved the location with the river and farms right across the street. Bed was great. We stayed in the main house. The outside cabin was not as attractive to us. Claw foot tub - wonderful. Grounds - very inviting. Porch was superb. Hosts were very welcoming and helpful. The only thing bad was that we could only stay for one night.

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Location Type

Valley, Countryside, Mountains, Wine country


Charlotte, NC (CLT-Douglas Intl.)

Directions to property:

Take I-85 South from Charlotte to US-321 exit in Gastonia. Exit onto US-321 North toward Lincolnton and Hickory. Continue on US-321 North for approximately 75 miles, passing through Lincolnton, Hickory, Lenoir, and Blowing Rock. At intersection with NC-105 in Boone, turn left 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.

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, Secretarial services, TV, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

Check Dates


  • Check In:: between 3-8 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Limited
  • Drinking Allowed: Limited
  • Suitable For Children: Children are welcome in our Suites
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of at least 1 night stay is required for reservation.
  • Cancellations: "Important Note": Due to the size of our Inn and our limited availability, cancellations affect us considerably. Guests are responsible for full payment for all nights reserved. A deposit of on one night minimum or a 50% deposit of all nights reserved will be charged to the credit card provided at time of reservation. Your deposit indicates acceptance of our policy. A 14 day cancellation notice before your scheduled date of arrival, is required to receive a refund of your deposit less a $35.00 cancellation fee (30 days in October). Should you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival, you will be held financially responsible for the entire reservation and your credit card billed for the total balance of your stay. This policy is applied 100% of the time and this regardless of the reason, gravity of the cause, or nature of the emergency. However, we will try our best to rebook your room. If we are able to partially or fully re-rent the room then a partial or full refund of the payment will be refunded to your credit card, plus a $35 processing fee. If you feel this might be an issue, you may want to purchase "travel cancellation or interruption insurance" from one of the many reputable insurance companies which provide that coverage. One supplier of this type of insurance is If you do not agree to these conditions and terms please advise us within 48 hours of the date and time at which this email was sent, for a full refund of your deposit, minus an automatic $35.00 processing fee.



Tessa & Bernard Russo

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

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.

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Two course gourmet style

  • Time Served: 9 am to 10 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

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.

Details Diamond Collection

4584 Hwy 194 S , Valle Crucis, NC 28691 USA (Show map)

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