Taylor House Inn

4584 Hwy 194 S , Valle Crucis, NC 28691 USA (Show map)

About

Valle Crucis, North Carolina has been attracting settlers and travelers alike, for nearly 200 years. Taylor House Inn is a Bed & Beakfast and, with the majestic surrounding valley scene and the beautiful herb garden, it is the perfect place to spend some quality time as well as to host an outdoor wedding or any other event. We at the Taylor House Inn invite you to come and experience a place that seems one of times past, a place where moments of solitude are as abundant as the rivers and streams that give life to the surrounding hills. We feel fortunate to be part of such a powerful place and would like to extend our hospitality to help share the magic of Valle Crucis.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

FALL AT THE TAYLOR HOUSE INN

3.2 on November 01, 2016

Loved the location and the friendliness of the innkeepers.


Great B&B!`

5 on October 03, 2016

We had a very nice stay here at the Taylor house. Tessa and Bernard were great hosts! We stayed in the "flower cottage" and was perfect. It was a little more private, as it is separate from the main house (but only a few steps away).


Very nice B & B

4.4 on September 26, 2016

We stayed in the little room which was very comfortable. The breakfast in the main house was great and the table layout for the meal was outstanding. Our host and hostess were very friendly and helpful. I would stay in the main house if return to the area again.


Charming B&B

4.2 on September 20, 2016

Our very first stay in a BB in the USA but not the last. The hosts were very helpful and kind - they recommended a very good restaurant nearby as well as they gave useful advice concerning our trip.


Great gem

4.8 on September 08, 2016

The house was very we!coming and clean. Although it was full with 23 guests, we could not tell! Breakfast was fabulous and home made- it was off the beaten path and added to the ambiance. Our room was large and roomy and the porch was very comfortable to just sit and read. The inn keepers were so sweet!


Awesome

5 on September 08, 2016

Charming B&B. Host and hostess are awesome. Great location. Would only suggestion to consider offering the option that clients may have dinner there as well. Sometimes after hiking one does not want to venture back to Boone for dinner. Cheers


Peaceful visit in the mountains

4.8 on August 31, 2016

very quiet, peaceful location. Wonderful host and hostess. Delicious breakfast. Highly recommend this B&B.


10 year anniversary vacation

5 on August 21, 2016

The Flower Cottage was quaint, cozy, and private from the rest of the house. Breakfast in the mornings was sumptuous.We enjoyed sitting at a family style table and conversing with other patrons. The atmosphere was family oriented and relaxed. The front porch was the best. We enjoyed reading and playing games in the evenings.The Taylor House is conveniently located to all surrounding activities in Boone, Banner Elk, and Linville.A truly beautiful Bed and Breakfast. We will be staying again.


Heartily recommend

4.4 on August 20, 2016

We enjoyed everything about our stay at the Taylor House....a beautiful spot


Amazing gem in the woods!

4.6 on August 17, 2016

Tessa and Bernard were so warm,charming and helpful. The beautiful apple pie that greeted us was delicious with a cup of tea that we enjoyed on the front porch in rocking chairs. My grand daughter was treated like a princess and can't wait to return for another adventure. The inn has an antique charm, spacious, clean and an inviting atmosphere.


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Rooms & Rates

Squire Taylor Suite on the First Floor

The Squire Taylor's First Floor Suite is tucked away in the rhododendron on the western side of the house, overlooking a gazebo. An elegant king size pencil post bed is paired with a slatted walnut daybed, each with a down comforter and colorful quilts. The large bathroom has an original claw foot tub with shower. The suite has its own private sitting area with a gas chimney and Satelite TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

The Lou Hill Smith Suite in the Attic

The Lou Hill Smith's Attic Suite, also known as the honeymoon suite, is a perfect place for a getaway. This large private guest room has a king size bed, private bath with shower, sitting area AC and Satelite TV.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Aunt Sue Room #1

Aunt Sue's Room is one of our largest guest rooms, located on the front west corner of the second floor. Two large sets of windows overlook gazebo to the west and to the front is a peaceful view of the Valle and Dutch Creek. A high king size iron bed like Grandmother's with a down comforter and hand made quilt make for all the comforts of yesteryear.

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

Aunt Doris Room #2

This cozy guest room, Aunt Doris's Room is tucked away on the west side of the house on the second floor. Cool mountain mornings and our gracefully curved wooden king size bed with down comforter and patchwork quilt are great for sleeping late. The wicker set of chairs overlooks our gazebo. This large step down bathroom also has an original claw foot tub with shower.

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

Uncle Gilbert Room #3

Uncle Gilbert's Room 3, on the second floor, is nestled in the back of the house on the east side. This guest room has a majestic king size bed and is shaded by an old hemlock. Beneath two large windows is the stone terrace and flower gardens with numerous butterflies and finches. Room 3 is adjacent to Room 4 and can accommodate families.

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

Gordon & Henry Room #4

Gordon & Henry's Room 4, on the second floor, is on the east side of the house and has two exquisite white wooden queen size beds. Its large window overlooks also the stone terrace and flower gardens. This room adjoining Room 3, makes an ideal accommodation for a family; its bathroom is down the hall.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

The Flower Cottage

The Flower Cottage is separated from the main house with its own private entrance. Nested against the hill, on the west side of the property, it has a quaint one bedroom with queen bed, private bath with shower and AC.

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

The Little Room

The Little Room in the Red Cottage has its own delightful charm. The big window gives you a view of the old historical barn of the Valle. The access to its private entrance is through the flower gardens and is completely independent from the Red Cottage. The Little Room has a queen size bed, a wicker settee and a private bath with shower.Free Wi-Fi internet, free phone calls throughout the US & AC.

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

Aunt Nancy Room #5

Aunt Nancy's Room 5, overlooks the entrance as well as the wonderful pastoral views of the Valle. Its white wooden king size bed with a down comforter and hand made quilt invites you to a beautiful rest. Two white wicker chairs set between the large windows are the perfect place for a quiet and relaxing moment.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Wedding and Events

Taylor House Inn is best known for hosting some of the finest weddings in Valle Crucis. With the majestic surrounding valley scene, it is the perfect place to host an outdoor wedding or any other event.

  • Maximum Capacity: 100

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  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Valley, Countryside, Mountains, Wine country

Airport

Charlotte, NC (CLT-Douglas Intl.)

Directions to property:

At intersection of 321 with NC-105 in Boone, turn onto NC-105 South. Drive approximately five (5) miles to the traffic light at Broadstone Road (State Road 1112, just across the Watauga River Bridge). Turn right onto Broadstone Road. Drive approximately three (3) miles to the intersection with NC-194 (in front of Valle Crucis Elementary School). Turn left onto NC-194 South. Go approximately 1.3 miles and Taylor House Inn will be on your right. Approximate driving time: 2 hrs from Charlotte.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Internet Service, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, Secretarial services, TV, Telephone, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Fly Fishing, Rock Climbing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Whitewater Rafting

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Policies

  • Check In:: between 3-8 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Outside only
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children are welcome in our Suites
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit of at least 1 night stay is required for reservation.
  • Cancellations: "Important Note": Due to the size of our Inn and our limited availability, cancellations affect us considerably. Guests are responsible for full payment for all nights reserved. A deposit of on one night minimum or a 50% deposit of all nights reserved will be charged to the credit card provided at time of reservation. Your deposit indicates acceptance of our policy. A 14 day cancellation notice before your scheduled date of arrival, is required to receive a refund of your deposit less a $35.00 cancellation fee (30 days in October). Should you cancel less than 14 days prior to arrival, you will be held financially responsible for the entire reservation and your credit card billed for the total balance of your stay. This policy is applied 100% of the time and this regardless of the reason, gravity of the cause, or nature of the emergency. However, we will try our best to rebook your room. If we are able to partially or fully re-rent the room then a partial or full refund of the payment will be refunded to your credit card, plus a $35 processing fee. If you feel this might be an issue, you may want to purchase "travel cancellation or interruption insurance" from one of the many reputable insurance companies which provide that coverage. One supplier of this type of insurance is https://www.globaltravelshield.com If you do not agree to these conditions and terms please advise us within 48 hours of the date and time at which this email was sent, for a full refund of your deposit, minus an automatic $35.00 processing fee.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Tessa & Bernard Russo

Languages spoken

English, French

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About the innkeepers

We, the Inn Keepers, are from French and Italian heritage. We have travelled extensively and are exited to bring you something familiar but different and new. We have a fresh catch on traditional, an inspiring merge of styles, yet a perfect mix of what you need to relax and above of what you would expect from a B & B. We cannot wait for you to give it a try.

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Meals

Breakfast

Two course gourmet style

  • Time Served: 9 am to 10 am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian


Signature Dish

Taylor House Special
Two poached eggs resting on a bed of smoked salmon,with a salsa type sauce, greens, toasted english muffins with goat cheese.