Folkestone Inn

101 Folkestone Rd , Bryson City, NC 28713-7891 USA (Show map)

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Awesome Stay

5 on July 12, 2016

Steve and Eva definitely compliment the stay! this place is awesome . Stayed at room Falls & Creeks and it is absolutely awesome.


Bryson City, NC

4.8 on July 08, 2016

We had a very pleasant stay in the Folkestone Inn. It is truly a very special place full of character. We stayed in the Stems and Petals Room wich was nice. The staff was very friendly and helpful. You can ask them anything, from information on public transport to dinner reccomendations. Breakfast was delicious and Gourmet quality. The neighbourhood and the atmosphere of the B&B is perfect to experience the North Carolina Little Town country living. Thank you Steve and Eva.


Hare Review -- 27-30 June 2016

4.8 on July 06, 2016

This was a return trip to the Folkestone for our 42nd Wedding Anniversary. Steve and Eva were outstanding hosts, and they also recommended an outstanding location in Bryson City for our anniversary dinner. Trip was meant mostly for rest and relaxation, and we were able to do this with no issues. Didn't want to leave, but unfortunately we had to.


Perfect Getaway

5 on July 04, 2016

This was our first stay at a bed and breakfast. The Folkstone Inn exceeded our expectations! This place feels like home and the grounds are beautiful! Steve and Eva are wonderful hosts and provide a delicious breakfast! We enjoyed all the comforts of our room and the spacious porch. The Inn is very close to hiking, tubing, small towns, great restaurants all while being in the NC mountains!! We can't wait to visit again!! Kelly Hall


Quiet and Relaxing

4.8 on June 02, 2016

Trip to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. Folkstone Inn was quiet and relaxing.


“Scenery and Serenity in Great Smoky Mountains”

5 on April 20, 2016

We recently experienced two wonderfully relaxing days at the Folkestone Inn, an established, old-style B & B getaway. Situated minutes from downtown Bryson City in a pastoral setting at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains, the Inn and its owners--Steve and Eva--are warm, inviting, and down-to-earth. The Inn is near numerous outdoor activities (hiking, fishing, rafting), and each cozy and charming guest room has a theme and a view. For example, Lights and Shadows features work from a local photographer, while Wrens and Warblers is suited for bird lovers. To start your day, enjoy a light yet filling gourmet breakfast with rich coffee and fresh juices in the homey, sun-drenched dining room. Throughout the Inn, you can enjoy the breathtaking setting and observe nature. Highly recommended!


Sweet B&B

4.4 on November 04, 2015

My husband and I stayed 2 nights at this lovely B&B. The innkeepers were very welcoming and it was a lovely property. Breakfast was very good. Our room was a little tight but all around very nice.


Folkestone Inn - another great stay

5 on October 29, 2015

We always have a great stay and food at the Folkstone Inn. Been staying here a handful of times over the last 15 years.


A good stay

4.6 on October 27, 2015

Thank you for letting us share your home. We thoroughly enjoyed it. Barbara & Larry


Perfect location for Smoky Mountain NP

4.4 on October 27, 2015

Enjoyed three days of relaxation in the comfortable rooms. Evening coffee was welcome, and the breakfasts served each day at 9am were perfectly prepared and presented. Something different and delicious each day.


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Rooms & Rates

Stems and Petals

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $140

Falls and Creeks

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $170 - $170

Boots and Saddles

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $114 - $114

Rods and Creels

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $114 - $114

Tracks and Trails

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $103 - $103

Boats and Paddles

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

Lights and Shadows

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

Tunnels and Trestles

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

Wrens and Warblers

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!

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

Nightly Rate: $165 - $165

Standard Queen Room

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

Main Floor Queen

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $140

Premium Queen

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

Backroads and Overlooks

Private room off the parlor with covered porch. View of the mountains and and Deep Creek Valley

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $140

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Rural, Secluded, Small town

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, 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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Parking, Wi-Fi, Wired internet , Celest Fireplace in some rooms, In-room copy of "Day Hikes of the Smokies", Complimentary Snacks All Day

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Amenities Basket, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer

On-site activities

Bird watching, Horseshoes

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3-6PM
  • Check Out:: 10:30AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No No Smoking anywhere on the property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: No Sorry, no children under18 years
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights May 1 to November 1; 3 nights on holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit equal to a minimum of one night's room rate, or 50% of the entire stay's rate, whichever is greater, is required at reservation time; the balance is due at check-in.
  • Cancellations: While we appreciate that there are many reasons to cancel, we are only able to refund your deposit (less a $50.00 processing fee) in the event that we are able to resell the room. If we do not resell your reservation, we will hold your deposit for one year to be used toward a future stay with us. Deposit will then be forfeited if you do not rebook and stay with us in that one year time period. Any cancellation made on the day of arrival, or early check out will incur full charges for all nights reserved.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Steve & Eva Clayton

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Breakfast/dining area

Signature Dish

Orange Thyme Pancakes
Fluffy pancakes made with orange juice and thyme, topped with orange butter sauce, served with eggs.