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

Always a great stay at Taylor House.

4.4 on July 05, 2015

Tessa and Bernard always take very good care of us and the breakfast is great at Taylor House Inn


QUIET SANCTUARY

5 on June 25, 2015

Our second stay at the Taylor House and we could not be more pleased. A perfect getaway place and the hosts are very caring and make everyone feel at home. The breakfast is very special and delicious. Iris & Charlie W.


Great B&B

5 on June 22, 2015

Great place to stay and very welcoming couple. We will be back.


53rd Birthday

4.2 on June 15, 2015

We had a wonderful stay. Peaceful and the breakfasts were great. Hosts were fabulous. Great location for excursions to Grandfather Mtn, Banner Elk, Boone and Blowing Rock.


Taylor House Inn Stay

4.8 on June 11, 2015

We had two delightful days in Room No. 1 with a king size bed. Tessa and Bernard were very accommodating, providing afternoon teas and snacks, and assisting with dinner recommendations. The home is exceptionally clean and pleasant. Would highly recommend.


Taylor House Inn - a wonderful place to stay

5 on June 02, 2015

Our stay at Taylor House Inn was great. It is a beautiful place and the owners are wonderful! They accommodated our dietary needs with amazing breakfasts. We will definitely go back.


Charming B&B

5 on May 26, 2015

My first B&B experience and I will definetly go back!


Great place

5 on May 13, 2015

Thank you again for your hospitality!


A wonderful romantic weekend

5 on May 11, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our two nights at this inn. It is in a rural area but there is plenty to do in the surrounding area. Bernard, the innkeeper was so helpful planning our day and was able to map out where we should go. He advised us on where to eat and even called ahead so that we wouldn't have to wait for a table. Breakfast was excellent both mornings. We were there on Mother's day so we even had mimosas and roses. Such a wonderful touch. We stayed in Uncle Gilberts room which was in the back of the house and very quiet.I would highly recommend this inn for adults.


Best B & B!

4.8 on May 09, 2015

A warm and gentile welcome to Taylor House Inn by Bernard and Tessa upon our arrival was a signal to us that our choice in lodgings was a good one! Taylor House is well maintained with no compromise to the style and integrity of the stately home. Daily maid service was an unexpected surprise! The delicious breakfasts were served 'a la Downton Abbey' with lovely formal place settings, yet the atmosphere was relaxed which encouraged friendly chatter with fellow guests. A special treat on Sundays - mimosas! A most delightful experience. My only regret was that our stay was too short. We will be back.


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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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.