The Inn at Glen Alpine

105 Davis Street , Glen Alpine, NC 28628 USA (Show map)


This 1913 Country Manor turned B&B offers four large and luxurious guest rooms (two are suites), spacious and elegant common rooms, a 'green' environment, the best porch in Burke County and unbeatable outdoor grounds and event space. New owners Teresa & Craig have just completed a 6 month renovation. The Inn is located in the heart of Western North Carolina and only 50 miles east of Asheville and 25 miles west of Hickory. A short 6 miles to the east finds you in the historic town of Morganton, filled with shops, restaurants and an abundance of culture. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Appalachian foothills, South Mountain, Grandfather Mountain and Pisgah National Forest, you will experience all the best there is to offer from outdoor activity to nearby historic towns to the famous Blue Ridge Parkway. A short drive brings you to many amazing local wineries and breweries (Lake James Winery is within walking distance!), and just 10 minutes from the Inn you will find Lake James State Park which was voted the best state park in North Carolina in 2014. Breakfast at the Inn is a feast not soon to be forgotten. We specialize in locally sourced ingredients and allergy friendly alternatives to all your breakfast favorites, especially gluten free. With the new addition of a commercial kitchen, we proudly offer a la carte meals that can be served in your room, in the beautiful dining room, on the porch or taken to go as you embark on your outdoor adventures.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Awesome B&B- not to be missed!

5 on September 29, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the inn. Teresa and Craig were very accommodating and made us feel especially welcome. The rooms are spacious and beautiful. We ate our breakfast on the porch, enjoying the beautiful Autumn morning. I would highly recommend The Inn at Glen Alpine to anyone staying in the area. We will definitely go back!

Anniversary Getaway

5 on September 22, 2015

My husband and I just celebrated our anniversary here before going to the Biltmore and it was absolutely wonderful! The house is gorgeous and we stayed in the Bella suite which was such a nice room and cool old fashioned claw foot tub that I've never seen in person before. The breakfast was amazing and the owners were so nice and accommodating. We would defiantly stay there again and recommend to others! The Miles Family

Another great weekend at the Inn.

4.4 on September 17, 2015

Beautiful building and rooms, gracious hosts and good conversation among guests. What more could you ask for, highly recommended!

Weekend Getaway

5 on September 01, 2015

This inn is absolutely beautiful! Teresa and Craig are the ultimate hosts, and I would highly recommend this B&B to anyone wanting to stay in the Glen Alpine/Morganton area. Breakfast was amazing, and we especially enjoyed spending our evenings on the front porch drinking wine and just relaxing.

The Best B&B in North Carolina

5 on August 28, 2015

If you're looking for a B&B with exceptional service, great food, and extraordinary attention to detail, then this is the place for you. The innkeepers are second to none and strike the perfect balance between attentiveness and leaving you be. They understand people and provide a great experience for all types of individuals. The phrase "they thought of everything" will resonate during your experience at this B&B. A must stay!

The Best of North Carolina

5 on August 23, 2015

Always a perfect stay. Craig and Theresa are wonderful hosts.

Great experience!

5 on August 12, 2015

First time for me at a B&B and didnt know quite what to expect. For the money you cant beat it! This house is gorgeous and has lots of charm and character. Plus, there is ample room to move around and enjoy the property, either on the massive porch or the yard itself. Great location as your're close to Lake James, Black Mountain and Asheville. Breakfast was delicious and the bedrooms were very comfortable and private feeling....though next time my wife and I will have to stay in one of the suites! They are awesome. The hosts go out of their way to create experience and it really makes you feel welcome. Highlight for me was drinking some local beer I picked up in Black Mountain on the front porch, rather than a hotel room! We will certainly be back -Rich L

Historic stay, gracious hosts!

5 on June 18, 2015

Historic elegance awaits at the Inn at Glen Alpine. Steeped in history and centrally located in North Carolina wine country; this a fantastic destination to launch your daily adventures. If wine, breweries, hikes and cruising the Blue Ridge Parkway are not your speed, staying on the property of the Inn is all you need to do. Relax on the wrap around front porch, take in the sights and sounds of nature, slow down into a small town pace & enjoy the luxuries and amenities of the beautifully decorated Inn. Definitely come hungry for the homemade breakfast each morning!

A wonderful getaway

5 on November 01, 2014

Loved the house and the breakfast was excellent

Very enjoyable stay

5 on October 28, 2014

Very nice little bed and breakfast. Innkeeper was knowledgeable about the area and was very accommodating during our stay. I would certainly stay there again.

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Rooms & Rates

Bella (Suite)

Perfect for a romantic get-away, our bridal/ romance suite offers elegant decor with custom details including a king-sized bed and headboard restored from a beautiful antique door found on the property. The light filled sitting room has eight windows overlooking the grounds. Relax in the antique clawfoot tub before slipping into a plush robe to enjoy the ambiance of candle light flickering inside the 100 year old fireplace!

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

Magnolia (Suite)

In Magnolia, large windows overlook our impressive 100 year old magnolia and stunning dogwood trees. Dark trim and earth tones make these rooms the perfect, restful retreat with a king-sized pillow top bed, gorgeous antique furniture, and a spacious sitting room with chaise lounge. A beautiful fireplace mantel, custom tile and newly restored antique pine floors provide the finishing touches in this truly unique suite.

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


Royale offers an eclectic decor with rich gold and red tones that will transform your stay to another time and place. Inspired by the time Teresa and Craig lived in Europe, this unique room has a king-sized four poster bed, textured paint and wallpaper, and European inspired antique furniture and artwork. The new custom tile shower and unique period dresser with vessel sink make for a noble experience in the bathroom.

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

Turkey Tail

This unique, light filled room overlooks the mountains and vista of the town and is inspired by all things local as Glen Alpine used to be called Turkey Tail over 100 years ago. With bright and colorful decor, just like a turkey's tail, this room will make you feel right at home. You'll be drawn to the the hand made headboard built from reclaimed wood found on the property and locally purchased antique furniture and artwork reflecting Glen Alpine's history. A custom tile shower and 100 year old newly refinished antique pine floors complete the special feel. The king bed in this room is also convertible to twins. Please let us know your preference when you make your reservation.

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


Location Type

Country Manor on Beautiful Grounds, Mountain Views, Historic Towns with Restaurants & Culture Close By, Outdoor Activity, Wineries/Breweries


Asheville, NC (AVL) 50 miles

Directions to property:

From I-40 Eastbound (50 miles from Asheville): Take Exit 100 - Jamestown Road/Glen Alpine Turn right at the light at the end of the exit -- OR -- From I-40 Westbound (25 miles from Hickory): Take Exit 100 - Jamestown Road/Glen Alpine. Turn left at the light at the end of the exit -- THEN -- -Travel 7/10ths of a mile and turn right, following the signs for the Elementary School and Glen Alpine -Continue 2 miles to the stop sign (Highway 70 - "Main Street") -Proceed straight through the stop sign and cross over the tracks -Once across the tracks you will pass the Post Office and the Fire/Police Station immediately on your right -Turn right onto Davis Street 25 feet past the station -The Inn is the third house on the left and the driveway for guest parking is just past the house

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Historic Towns of Morganton and Valdese, Wineries & Breweries, Farm To Table Dining, Hickory Furniture Mart, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mountain, South Mountain, Pisgah National Forest, Linville Wilderness Area, The Biltmore Estate, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Eco-Friendly Toiletries, Ice buckets/wine openers/wine glasses

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

1200 square foot wrap around porch and 5 acres of outdoor event space perfect for weddings, showers, luncheons, family reunions, festivals and corporate retreats.

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  • Check In:: after 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is allowed in designated areas on the grounds
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Note: cat on property in owners private quarters only
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Depends on the time of year.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card required to hold room
  • Cancellations: Cancellation without penalty requires 3 days notice. One night’s room rate and tax will be charged between 1 and 3 days notice. Less than 1 day cancellation is subject to payment of the entire reservation. Cancellation charges can be applied towards future bookings within 90 days (once re-booked the regular cancellation policy applies).



Teresa & Craig Sellman

Languages spoken

English, Italian, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

We got married at Crossed Keys Inn in New Jersey in 2005, which for the last decade has been the inspiration behind buying The Inn At Glen Alpine. We loved every aspect of planning and having our wedding at a beautiful historic Bed & Breakfast with amazing grounds for our ceremony and reception. We can remember sitting with a lovely bottle of wine on the first night of our honeymoon in Italy talking about how great it would be to run our own B&B someday, and here we are!

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  • Time Served: Generally 8:30
  • Serving Location: Dining Room, Guest room

Special meal options

Vegetarian , specializing in gluten and dairy free. With advance notice can plan for other allergy requirements.