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.
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.
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.
4.6 on September 15, 2014
A great place to stay. Friendly and helpful Innkeeper.
4.6 on September 09, 2014
We spent a lovely evening at the Taylor House Inn. I would highly recommend it if you are in the vicinity. Bernard and Tessa were very accommodating and helpful and steered us to a slight detour that was worth the drive. Thanks again !
5 on August 22, 2014
My wife and I go to the Taylor House Inn each year for our anniversary. The beautiful town drew us to the area -- the Inn is just minutes from historic Valle Cruces, a great destination rain or shine. The view from the Inn overlooks a beautiful valley and is just minutes away from a brisk hike to a beautiful waterfall. Bernard is quite the botanist keeping flower gardens and shrubs all over the property shaded by 100 year old trees with a giant front porch and gazebo. Once you enter the house you see a large open living room full of beautiful art and warm seating. The hallway always has hot water and tea along with French style coffee and a delicious bread or cake. The Russo's are very welcoming and always go out of their way to make sure you are enjoying each aspect of your stay. Although we had reserved a different room I mentioned to Bernard that my wife would love to be in the room with the claw foot tub (Aunt Doris). Someone had canceled that day and he upgraded our room on the spot! The King size beds are always comfortable and each room has its own unique and well framed view. Almost every room has its own restroom and mini fridge, the attic suite even has a television and couch (it's the honeymoon suite so it's setup for an extended stay). Tessa is truly a French Chef. We had a wonderful Kish and miniature French pastries one morning and Waffles with fresh fruit and wonderful maple syrup with all kinds of fresh nuts. The Dining room is spacious and set up with one large table and three smaller in case there's a couple who would like to sit off to themselves. They have menus and restaurant recommendations available on request and lots of literature for things to do in the area in case your original plans aren't panning out. My wife and I will be back for years to come, if you're looking for a mountain getaway you ought to check out the Taylor House Inn, you will be glad you did.
5 on August 15, 2014
This was my third time staying at the Taylor House. Upon arriving Tessa put out some delicious crackers and cheese. I didn't even need to go out for supper, as the snack filled me up. I was there for the Scottish Fiddle School at the conference center next door. It was so nice to get away from the hustle and bustle and relax for awhile every afternoon, and late at night. Bernard didn't mind if we practiced our fiddles. He even allowed us to use the piano. I was able to compose some parts to one of the tunes which I wrote. Breakfasts were spectacular! Tessa could be on the Food Network. Very healthy foods were served every morning with very attractive presentations. This is so much better than the waffle/bagel thing you get at most hotels. This time I stayed in the "Little Room in the Red Cottage". It was perfect for me. Every morning they clean up your room and give you plenty of towels. They make up your bed perfectly, even if you try to make it yourself. Tessa and Bernard are the perfect hosts. If you need anything, they will do what they can to help you. I can hardly wait to go back next year.
5 on August 03, 2014
Excellent hosts. Enjoyed staying is a room where with the widows open, the ceiling fan on low, and a slight breeze we slept great for two nights. Breakfast was excellent.
4.4 on July 29, 2014
Really nice place, will visit again!
4.6 on July 09, 2014
Great old house! Lots of charm and history.
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.
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!
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.
Valley, Countryside, Mountains, Wine country
Charlotte, NC (CLT-Douglas Intl.)
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.
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.