Taylor House Inn

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

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Wonderful!

4.0 on June 18, 2016

My granddaughter, who is six, and I stayed two nights June 2016. Everything was delightful. Tessa and Bernard were so kind to my granddaughter. Tessa even made a special breakfast the first morning since what the adults had, which was excellent, was not something a six year old would like. I wanted to give 5s on Service, Dining, and Value, but it wouldn't let me. It was a perfect place for us.


All too brief

5 on May 25, 2016

Beautiful setting, lovely house, comfortable room, accommodating hosts, wonderful food. We wish we could have stayed longer.


Just Lovely

4.2 on May 06, 2016

Tessa is a wonderful host. She made me feel welcome from the moment I walked in the door. I can recommend Taylor House Inn without reservation. The house has a charm that invites you to be a part of its long history. The location is so pretty. Enjoy !!


Great vacation sport

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.


Great location and excellent hosts

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.


Taylor House Inn Review

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!


FANTASTIC!

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.


Value without compromise

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


Taylor House Inn

5 on December 20, 2015

very pleasant stay,warm hosts, lovely area


A Treasure in the Mountains

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.


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Rooms & Rates

Squire Taylor Suite on the First Floor

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.

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

The Lou Hill Smith Suite in the Attic

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.

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

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.

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

Aunt Doris Room #2

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.

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

Uncle Gilbert Room #3

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.

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

Gordon & Henry Room #4

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

The Flower Cottage

The Flower Cottage is separated from the main house with its own private entrance. Nested against the hill, on the west side of the property, it has a quaint one bedroom with queen bed, private bath with shower and AC.

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

The Little Room

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.

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

Aunt Nancy Room #5

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.

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

Wedding and Events

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.

  • Maximum Capacity: 100

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Location

Location Type

Valley, Countryside, Mountains, Wine country

Airport

Charlotte, NC (CLT-Douglas Intl.)

Directions to property:

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.

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

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Policies

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

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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 https://www.globaltravelshield.com 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.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Tessa & Bernard Russo

Languages spoken

English, French

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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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Meals

Breakfast

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.