Casual and beautifully maintained, the Folkestone is filled with old-fashioned charm and modern amenities. The Inn offers three floors of guest rooms each with a distinct personality and thoughtfully decorated by the owners — from upstairs rooms with private balconies and mountain vistas, to romantic ground floor rooms with flagstone floors and low pressed-tin ceilings. The innkeepers have anticipated your every need. Even after that hearty breakfast, you can enjoy snacks and drinks all day. There’s a microwave and a refrigerator for your use; wireless internet; a well-stocked game room; and maps and local books to help you plan your stay.
Stems and Petals is tucked away in a hidden nook on the main floor, just off the parlor. It has a queen bed and the room opens onto a large, private covered porch on the south side of the Inn. The room is decorated with flowered wallpaper and wildflower prints, inspired by the many wildflowers that bloom in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park throughout the year.
Falls and Creeks is a large room with a king bed on the main floor just off the library. It features a large seating area with a private deck under the shade of a maple tree. Additionally, a Celeste fireplace enhances the room with the charm and ambiance of a gently flickering fire. In the bath, an antique sideboard has been converted into a marble-top vanity. The room is decorated with artwork, prints, and photos of waterfalls and creeks of the Smoky Mountains and other beautiful scenery.
Boots and Saddles is a cozy corner room with a queen bed on the ground floor. A Celeste fireplace enhances the room with the charm and ambiance of a gently flickering fire. Windows open to both the front and the south lawns and offer good views of Deep Creek Valley and the mountains beyond. Like all the ground floor rooms, Boots and Saddles offers the olde world charm of low, pressed-tin ceilings and flagstone floors. The room is decorated in a horse and rider theme, inspired by the popularity of horseback riding in the mountains around Bryson City.
Rods and Creels is a ground floor room with a queen bed and sitting area with a sleeper sofa. Windows offer good views of Deep Creek Valley and the mountains beyond. A Celeste fireplace enhances the room with the charm and ambiance of a gently flickering fire. Like all the ground floor rooms, Rods and Creels offers the olde world charm of low, pressed-tin ceilings and flagstone floors. The room is decorated with a collection of old-fashioned trout fishing paraphernalia, inspired by the great fishing in Deep Creek, the Nantahala River and other streams throughout the area.
Tracks and Trails is a small ground floor room with a queen bed. Windows offer a close-up view of our busy bird feeder, as well as the pasture and the peaks of the Smokies beyond. Like all the ground floor rooms, Tracks and Trails offers the olde world charm of low, pressed-tin ceilings and flagstone floors. The room is decorated with cycling paraphernalia and theme prints inspired by the nationally acclaimed Tsali bike trails just a few miles west of Bryson City.
Boats and Paddles is an upstairs room with a queen bed and a private balcony that overlooks the Folkestone Inn's grounds with a view across Deep Creek valley against a backdrop of the Smoky Mountains foothills. The room is decorated with prints and photographs of mountain river paddling, inspired by the whitewater thrills that await you on the Nantahala River and Deep Creek.
Lights and Shadows is a bright and airy corner room upstairs, with an antique queen bed, balcony and reading nook. French doors open to a balcony with a view to the east, across Deep Creek valley, with a backdrop of the Smoky Mountains foothills. The room is decorated with a collection of old cameras and inspired by the thousands of "photographic moments" that the Great Smoky Mountains provide. On the walls are photographs of a mountain family, shot in nearby Sylva by photographer Jim Ayres.
Tunnels and Trestles is an upstairs room with a queen bed and reading area. French doors open to a balcony with a view to the east, across Deep Creek valley, with a backdrop of the Smoky Mountains foothills. The room is decorated with model trains, railroad prints and photographs, inspired by the Great Smoky Mountains Scenic Railroad that runs through Bryson City.
Wrens and Warblers is an upstairs room with a canopied queen bed and large bath. French doors open to a private balcony with a view to the north, across a mountain pasture with the peaks of the Smokies in the distance. The room is decorated with a variety of bird prints, bird houses and books, inspired by the great variety of birds that visit the Folkestone Inn during the year. Over 40 different birds were identified over one Spring weekend!
Private bath with old fashioned clawfoot tub with shower. The olde world charm of low, pressed-tin ceilings and flagstone floors. Air-conditioned with individual thermostat. A bountiful breakfast and all of the amenities of the inn for a very affordable price.
On the main floor near the parlour, dining room and front porch. The room features it's own covered porch with views across Deep Creek Valley and the Smoky Mountains beyond. A copy of "Day Hikes in the Smokies" to enjoy during your stay. A bountiful breakfast and all of the amenities of the inn are included.
Relax into the chairs on your private balcony as you look across Deep Creek Valley and the Smoky Mountains beyond. A bountiful breakfast and all of the amenities of the inn plus comfortable robes, fresh flowers, chocolates, Wi-Fi, and a copy of "Day Hikes of the Smokies" to enjoy during your stay.
Private room off the parlor with covered porch. View of the mountains and and Deep Creek Valley
4.8 on August 11, 2014
The Folkstone Inn was homey, but there was plenty of room to roam. The grounds had seating areas; there were individual porches as well as a large front porch to sit and relax and enjoy the views. The inn is very close to the GSMNP trails and close to Bryson City (but not in town). Steve was a great host and although we did not personally meet his wife Eva, we tasted her wonderful cooking! We stayed in the Falls & Creeks room. It was a large room with a sitting area located on the main floor of the house - lovely and very clean! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and highly recommend the Folkstone Inn! The Vances, Ocoee, FL
4.0 on July 30, 2014
We throughly enjoyed our stay. The rooms were lovely and the food was delicious. It was a nice change from a typical hotel. Would defintiely stay again.
5 on July 24, 2014
Over the years we have stayed at this property many times. We are never disappointed. Our recent visit was for three evenings. The property is well maintained and rests in a very tranquil setting. We always plan to return.
5 on July 06, 2014
Everything is always outstanding! This was our third stay!
4.8 on June 23, 2014
The Folkestone Inn was a wonderful place to stay for our anniversary - quiet, friendly and picturesque!
3.4 on June 22, 2014
Beautiful B&B on the countryside, with a very large and nice garden around it. Hospitality is at a high standard. Breakfast too! Rooms are a bit small and beds are queen size. Ours had a private porch. Tubing in the Deep Creek river is a very popular sport around here. Dining is not possible here (to score for this subject was mandatory, but meaningless in this case).
4.0 on May 27, 2014
Our stay was just as good as our first one last year almost to the date as this one. Only bad point was they did not cook us breakfast the first night. We were the only couple there the first night. Second night they had a full house, we were served the second morning. Food is incredible! We would return again.
We thank this guest for their kind comments. However, by reading this, it sounds as though we cast them out to the street to go find their own breakfast. The fact is we were in need of getting our commercial stove serviced and it just so happened that the service tech was going to be in the area the first morning these guests were here. We gave them a voucher to the local diner, which turns out good food. They reported back to us that they had a very good breakfast. We are so glad that they enjoyed their breakfast here at the inn and even happier that they will return to stay with us again.
3.8 on May 18, 2014
Everything is thought of in this lovely we'll taken B&B. Beyond expectations. Right where you enter Deep Creek. Within close reach to Brighton City, but secluded and very private. Downside is barking neighbor dogs all night, but if the airco works and you keep the window closed, you barely hear it anymore.
5 on May 14, 2014
The BEST by all measures. I love this place. Great rooms, common areas, breakfast, and local attractions, though quite often I just sit on the porch and read a book.
5 on May 01, 2014
My husband and I stayed four nights at the Folkestone Inn. We stayed here several times many years ago. The breakfasts are delicious and substantial. The location is ideal. The porch and grounds are so relaxing...
Countryside, Mountains, Small town
Asheville, NC (AVL) 65 miles
Take I-26 North to I-40 West. At exit 27, take US 74 west to Bryson City. Entire drive approximately 90 minutes
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountain Scenic Railway, Biltmore Estate, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast
Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Computer, In-room internet, Desk, Internet Service, Library, Radio, Wi-Fi , Celest Fireplace in some rooms, In-room copy of "Day Hikes of the Smokies", Complimentary Snacks All Day
Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer
Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
Steve & Eva Clayton
Orange Thyme Pancakes
Fluffy pancakes made with orange juice and thyme, topped with orange butter sauce, served with eggs.