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Butterfly Creek Inn

780 Smith Dairy Road , Columbus (Tryon Area), NC 28722 USA (Show map)
18 Reviews
$90 - $295
per night

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Looking for Magic? A Hidden Pleasure….A Secluded Treasure in Western North Carolina A Truly Luxurious NC Weekend Retreat set on 3 little acres in the country yet 3 miles from the Interstate...almost set in its location with the magic we have found and expanded here. Our Inn nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains distinctively different. A Respite, A NC Mountain Bed and Breakfast, A Spa, An Adventure Inn. A Place to Stop.Retreat.Rest.This IS The Place. Take advantage of Soothing Spa Services…Cherish the Western North Carolina Mountain Splendor. Nurture yourself in decadence of nature and our beautifully appointed Inn built in 2000. Delight in "food glorious food" ...or treats you add! You choose Royalty, or Simplicity. Or venture out to Wineries…

Rooms & Rates

Queen Alexandra Suite

Cozy robes, internet service, hairdryers, bedside treats, luxurious linens and extravagant furnishings are included in your accomodations. Includes candlelit three-course breakfast served on china with crystal and silver service every morning. Our most private and luxurious King suite (800 square feet) features a massive filligree king bed covered in celedon chiffon and velvet, stone washed fireplace, velvet sofa, flat screen TV with satellite, DVD, floor to ceiling windows, bamboo floors, walk-in closet and private entrance to the pergola, gardens and hot tub under the stars.

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

Isabella Butterfly Suite

Cozy robes, internet service, hairdryers, bedside treats, luxurious linens and extravagant furnishings are included in your accomodations. 
This is a 2 room suite with a shared bath that
5 persons could share the King bed which overlooks the sparkling creek, the queen and twin which overlook the meditation labrynth, and gardens.
King bed draped in lemon sorbet linens and sheer canopy. It features lush views of Butterfly Creek and gardens, flat screen TV with Satellite, an adjoining room that sleeps three and private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 5
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Blue Pygmy Suite

Cozy robes, internet service, hairdryers, bedside treats, luxurious linens and extravagant furnishings are included in your accomodations. This Vanderbilt inspired suite is best known for the heavenly sleep afforded from the Mahogany King bed in cream and blue silk, framed by an elegant half-canopy. It features a view of Butterfly Creek and gardens, flat screen TV with satellite and a private bath.

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

Japanese Emperor Suite

Cozy robes, internet service, hairdryers, bedside treats, luxurious linens and extravagant furnishings are included in your accomodations. The clestial shade of amethyst distinguishes the spacious Japanese guest room as one of decadence and comfort. An oversized canopy of silk & embossed velvet grace the king bed. Features view of Butterfly Creek and gardens and private bath.

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

Old World Swallowtail

Cozy robes, internet service, hairdryers, bedside treats, luxurious linens and extravagant furnishings are included in your accomodations. Burgundy velveteen affords classic elegance and warmth to this King suite. Features flat screen TV with satellite and private bath.

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

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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.8

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5 on September 23, 2014

I was welcomed by butterflies dancing about the babbling creek to the side of the driveway. Then I walked in and was greeted with warmth and beauty. So much to see in every room. Inspirational quotes everywhere! The bed was so comfortable and room so welcoming. Somehow the perfect book was left on my bedside table. The food was so delish (and healthy)!

Butterfly Creek

4.0 on January 08, 2013

Excellent stay.

Best Bed & Breakfast Ever!

5 on October 09, 2011

Butterfly Creek in was the best Bed & Breakfast experience ever! Warm hospitality, wonderful accommodations and guidance on things to do in the area. We visited the top 2 wineries Sarah suggested and came away with some really fine wine. Sarah also made reservations at Giardini's for us - the food was fabulous. We highly recommend Butterfly Creek won't be disappointed. Butterfly Creek Inn sets the standard for others to follow. Thanks Sarah for the warm hospitality, and excellent accommodations.., we will be back! T&J Florida

Best Anniversary Yet

4.4 on August 05, 2011

Just wanted to say how wonderful the hospitality was and the peace and quiet that we enjoyed at Butterfly Creek Inn. This was a surprise for my wonderfull wife and Sarah the innkeeper was willing to help in anyway to make this a special occasion and she did just that. The breakfasts were delicious and the ambiance was just right tranquil and soothing. Just out the driveway we rode our bicycles thru the beautiful country side. Anyway thanks again for helping us enjoy a very memorable anniversary that we’ll keep in our memory banks forever. Franklin & Aliene

Fantastic Getaway

5 on July 26, 2011

From the driveway on you enter an oasis of peace where the outside world melts away. This quaint cottage is a delight and the hospitality sets a new standard. We will be back. An instant favorite.

Creekside Comfort & Serenity

5 on April 30, 2011

From the moment you walk in, you can feel the peace and serenity of this lovely inn. Sarah has created a unique environment which soothes all of the senses. Whether you wish to take a walk in the country, enjoy an on-site massage, curl into one of the deep sofas for a good read, or even watch TV, it is all here. Breakfast menus and times were customized to our needs. Too many personal touches to mention. A visit here is truly a gift to your spirit!

Very Special Place

5 on April 10, 2011 do I even begin to describe what a lovely weekend we had at Butterfly Creek Inn?! My husband and I went with our best friends and spent one night. The inn is beautifully decorated with comfy sofas, artwork, and books everywhere. The gardens are gorgeous with fun art enhancing the flowers, shrubs, etc. And the rooms are also amazing...incredibly comfortable bed and linens (that smell really good too). But the real gem at Butterfly is Sarah, the innkeeper. She makes you feel like this is your house for the weekend. She tailors your visit to your likes...from customizing breakfast (which was delicious) to the books that she leaves in your room. We had a wonderful weekend and loved spending time in the this part of NC. Don't miss this place. It is truly special.

Idyllic retreat

5 on February 28, 2011

Every element at this magical inn was perfect-ambiance, accommodations, breakfast, gardens, hospitality. It is a magical, nurturing, delightful retreat. We had a wonderful time and want to go back! We'll be talking about our stay for a long while. Perfect!

A Magical Retreat!

5 on July 09, 2010

This is a magical place that understands guest needs and how to pamper them...The best theraputic massage I have ever had.

Butterfly Kisses

5 on December 11, 2009

There is nothing like the anticipation of that first kiss, nor anything that you will always remember as much. Our stay at BCI was like being kissed by butterflies. Every corner everything was a new experience, like being kissed for the 1st time. We will always remember how special it was and its. A freat place for couples to renew, restore, retreat and revive their passion, or begin a new life.

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Location Type

Creek side, winery, Countryside, Mountains


Greenville, NC (PGV-Pitt-Greenville)

Directions to property:

From either Asheville or Greenville, we are about 45 minutes away. I-26, Columbus, Tryon Exit....check website for detailed directions...just 3 miles away from exit---

Area Attractions

Creekside views, strolls to our Waterfall, Wineries,Lake Lure, Chimney Rock,Pearson Falls, Theatre,Golf, Rafting, boating, fishing, antiquing, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type


On-site amenities

Board games, Spa, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , "one of NC's most romantic inns", Signature 3 course gourmet breakfast anytime!!!!!!, Waterfall and hiking trails, creek side views, Extraordinary spa services,alternative therapies

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: anytime
  • Check Out:: anytime
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Please inquire
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Limited Please inquire

Terms and Conditions

  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations are guaranteed by providing your credit card information or pre-payment by check.
  • Cancellations: 2 weeks notice is required for cancellation. Your stay is non-refundable, but can be applied to a later booking, unless we can rebook your accomodation, and then you will receive full refund!.



Pauline Loeffler

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3 course gourmet or continental

  • Time Served: anytime!!!!
  • Serving Location: bedside, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , candlelight desserts, picnics

Signature Dish

Baked Eggs with Pancetta on Shredded Potato Nests
Our 3 course full service breakfast starts with deliciously fresh fruit, yogurt and toppings. Choose from a variety of entrees including but not limited to, Eggs Benedict, our signature Baked Eggs with Pancetta on Shredded Potato Nests, French Toast Casserole, Waffles all with bacon or sausage and choice of croissant or english muffin. For 3rd we offer a treat desert, usually fresh baked from the local farmer's market. Ask us about our reduced rates for self serve continental or no breakfast.


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780 Smith Dairy Road , Columbus (Tryon Area), NC 28722 USA (Show map)

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