The Baird House $649,000

Most likely this is the most unique  historic property for sale in this area. Operated as the Baird House bed and breakfast since 1998. Recipient of Tripadvisors Certificate of Excellence Award in 2011 and 2012. Historic home built in the late 1700’s by the Baird family on approx. 2 private acres on the Watauga River in the historic Valle Crucis community ( ). Oldest home in the county. The Baird family lived on the property from the 1700’s until the early 1930’s. The surrounding adjacent land is in a land trust preventing future development.According to U.S. News this area is the second best place to retire in 2012 ( Conveniently located 15 minutes from Boone, 25 minutes from Blowing Rock, 25 minutes from Grandfather Mountain,25 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. Beech Mountain ski resort, Sugar Mountain ski resort & Appalachian ski resorts are within 30 minutes.Close to hiking,skiing, snowboarding,trout fishing, Appalachian State Univ., Lees McCrae College, the Appalachian Trail,white water rafting,horseback riding, the Grandfather Mountain Scottish Highland Games, the Blood/Sweat/Gears Bicycle Race, art galleries & theatre. The home has hand-planed hardwood walls and hardwood floors. Renovations performed in the 1970’s, 1990’s and in 2001. 7.5 baths, 7 guest rooms (2 separate buildings ), 2 wood burning fireplaces and 4 gas log fireplaces. Cable tv.Propane & electric heat.Porches overlooking the river (the front yard is the Watauga River where there is great trout fishing ).The family cemetary, dating back to 1832, is adjacent. Many productive Black Walnut trees and a productive 130 year old Yellow Transparent apple tree ( June-July fruit ). Firepit. Water is supplied by a well. Septic system. Above ground root cellar. Large kitchen. 2 dining rooms. Large laundry room with large adjacent storage room. 3 rooms with whirlpool tubs. 2 miles from the original Mast General Store. Property has been operated as a bed and breakfast inn ( since April 1998 but***** owners are selling as an unfurnished residence**** however if a buyer is interested in purchasing the property as a business with most furnishings including the website ( wh/ has been online since 1998 )then this can be negotiated. Buyers could use one of the largest guestrooms, such as Highlander, as owners’ quarters if run as a B & B and have 6 rooms for guests. Buyer could also use the main house as his/her own residence and use the 3 rooms in the Carriage House for B & B purposes, Owner will consider an owner financing arrangement at 40% down at 8% interest. Approximately 2,800 feet in elevation. Owners’ 3,000 sq. ft. residence is on a separate adjacent 1 acre lot which can be purchased separately. Contact Tom and Deede Hinson at 828-297-4055. Photos on and videos can be seen on YouTube ( Baird House or Baird House B & B ). The pin on the Google map may or may not be correct…see directions on…don’t trust your GPS, Mapquest, Tom Tom, Garmin, etc. to direct you here.  Shown by appointment only.


  • Built in 1790
  • 14 years as B&B
  • Last renovation in 2001
  • MLS #R172387A
  • 7 Guest Rooms
  • 7.50 Guest Bathrooms
  • Lot size: 1.92 acres
  • 8 Parking Spots
  • $649,000

Listing Agent

Tom Hinson
1451 Watauga River Road
Sugar Grove, NC 28679

Phone: 8282974055


1451 Watauga River Road P.O. Box 712 Valle Crucis, NC 28691

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