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Folkestone Inn

101 Folkestone Rd , Bryson City, NC 28713-7891 USA (Show map)
4.5
134 Reviews
$101 - $170
per night

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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.

Rooms & Rates

Stems & 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

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

Boots & 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

Rods & 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

Tracks & 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

Boats & 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

Lights & 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

Tunnels & 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

Wrens & 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

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

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

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

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

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Reviews

Overall
4.5

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Services4.7
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Dining4.7

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134 Reviews

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Great B&B

4.4 on April 15, 2014

Great breakfest and very relaxing stay.


Valentine's Day Retreat

4.8 on February 21, 2014

We spent Valentine's Day--with dinner included. What A treat! Champagne and chocolate covered strawberries awaited us on arrival. As always, innkeeper Steve was right there to welcome us and help us get settled. The next day, after a gourmet breakfast we hiked so we'd have a hearty appetite for the fabulous Valentine's Day dinner--and it exceeded expectations. We met many new folks who have gone for Valentine's Day weekend over and over--and I think we will probably join them next year. Steve, the innkeeper, is a model of welcoming and fount of information for where to hike; Eva, his wife is a gourmet cook. Great combination that keeps us coming back. We love the location, too--about 1 mile from Nantahala National Forest and miles of hiking trails. Bryson City is a lovely town for browsing and chatting with folks. We'll definitely return!


"Clean, Comforable, and Chaming B&B"

4.6 on February 21, 2014

From the moment the Innkepers met us at the door, until they bid us farewell and safe travels, we felt "right at home". It was a joy to spend our Valentine's Day weekend at such a peaceful, beautiful B&B, where the breakfasts and the special Valentine's Day Dinner were all of Gourmet quality and absolutely delicious. Nestled very close to one of the entrances of the beautiful Great Smokey Mountains National Park, the location of the Folkestone Inn has so much to offer, both in the National Park, and in the close proximity of the charming "town" of Bryson City, NC. We will definitely return to this Bed & Breakfast Inn.


Excellent Thanksgiving Dinner and Breakfast!

5 on December 03, 2013

The quality of service was outstanding. We felt very welcomed by Steve and Eva. The whole environment was very clean, and the room made us feel at home. Outstanding!


Anniversary Getaway!

4.4 on November 20, 2013

My wife and I stayed two nights at this B&B for our 5th Anniversary. Steve was gracious and helpful, Robin was friendly and efficient, and Eva put out a Breakfast that was superb on both mornings. The room we had (lights and shadows) was nice, though when the central heat came on the door was very noisy as it rattled sounding like the purr of a giant cat. The grounds were nice though it was a little too cold for us to spend much time outdoors. The overeall experience was refreshing and we will return if we have the opportunity. The only thing missing was a tub large enough to share :-)


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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Small town

Airport

Asheville, NC (AVL) 65 miles

Directions to property:

Take I-26 North to I-40 West. At exit 27, take US 74 west to Bryson City. Entire drive approximately 90 minutes

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Biltmore Estate, Great Smoky Mountain Scenic Railway, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery, 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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Computer, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Internet Service, Library, Radio, Wi-Fi , 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, Hairdryer

On-site activities

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

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3-6PM
  • Check Out:: 10:30AM
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Sorry, no children under18 years
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights May 1 to November 1; 3 nights on holiday weekends
  • 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.


Details

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

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