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.
3.4 on July 11, 2016
On arrival it is very inviting... Large wrap around porch with chairs and swing... Cool evenings even in the summer... Fresh cookies and many types of tea and coffee on arrival in the evening.... Immediately entering front door there is a moldy/musty smell that dissipates almost right away.... Architecture of home is stunning. Wood accents/flooring/staircase/etc...Very warm when entering the house as well and in upstairs-really need to either turn the air colder or invest in central air for guest comfort... Carpet on the stairs and in room #4 (Gordon & Henry) is very dirty and needs cleaned... It would be nice if there were a few hooks either in the closet or on the back of the doors for guests... The terry robes provided are clean and fresh and a nice accent... The bathroom for room 4 is down the hall, which was fine. The bath is spacious and very clean.... No claw foot tub and decor appears to be mismatched... It is VERY hot and muggy in the bath and the fan provided does not work well, again central air could help this... Personal care products were provided and smelled good... Linens and bath towels were clean and smelled good...Decor in the bedrooms could use some improvements... Breakfast was absolutely the highlight! It was absolutely delicious and you could tell was prepared with care... I would visit here again, actually we may return in the fall... Tessa was a great hostess.
5 on July 08, 2016
Bernard and Tess were wonderful and gracious. They are comitted to provide excellent service. The food served was excellent! Lonnie L
5 on July 06, 2016
We had a great long weekend at Taylor House Inn. Tessa and Bernard were: gracious, accomodating and always ready to help. We will certainly return! Lonnie L.
5 on July 05, 2016
We had a great time at the Taylor House Inn over the 4th of July week-end, in a very nice house well located if you want to visit the Boone / Blowing Rock area in NC, with comfortable bedrooms and great food! The hosts were delightful and really helpful. Children are welcome. We will come back.
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.
5 on May 25, 2016
Beautiful setting, lovely house, comfortable room, accommodating hosts, wonderful food. We wish we could have stayed longer.
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 !!
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!
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.