Lovill House Inn

404 Old Bristol Road , Boone, NC 28607 USA (Show map)
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Historic 1875 farmhouse in Boone NC. Located in a rural setting on the town's edge, encompassing 11 acres of land, 8 of which are wooded and mountainous, and 3 acres of 15 perennial gardens with stream and waterfall. The inn is secluded on all sides. Close to everything, but with a real country feel. Lovingly and meticulously restored in 1993. Trip Advisor Excellence Award for the last 6 years! Key features include original 3 fireplaces, original maple and wide pine plank flooring, contemporary wormy chestnut archways, beams, and door/door frames. Set on 11 wooded acres inside Boone, with waterfall, stream, gazebo, 14 perennial gardens, original barn, and wrap around porch on 3 sides of the house with rocking chairs . All modern amenities including WiFi, TV & DVD/VHS players and libraries, complimentary beer, wine, lemonade, cider and sodas. Close to Blue Ridge Pkwy, skiing at Beech and Sugar Mountains, Grandfather Mountain, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Linville Falls, and Appalachian State University.




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  • Guest room4.7
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Our stay at Lovill House Inn

4.0 on October 18, 2017

My wife and I stayed at the Lovill House Inn. It is a very quaint place to stay. Quiet, comfortable and the owners are very helpful and friendly. Food was really good and so was the fellowship of the guests at the meals. We stayed at the Spring House which is a[art from the main house so we cannot comment on the rooms in the main house. The house is within walking distance to the college and town.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts with other travelers. Hope to see you again in the future.

- Scott Peecook (innkeeper)

Look forward to returning

4.6 on August 26, 2017

Scott and Anne are delightful hosts and their love of serving others is evident as they welcome their guests. Good size rooms to relax. Really enjoyed the lovely flower gardens and rocking on the front porch. The ability to walk to dinner in Boone made it convenient. The food was delicious and efforts were made to accommodate food allergies. Not a small task when multiple guests have different needs on the same day. Ready to go back.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking time to review the Inn and your experience. Enjoyed having you and hope to see you both again on your next trip to the NC High Country!

- Scott Peecook (innkeeper)

Home away from home

5 on July 30, 2017

I stayed at the Lovill Inn for the annual Grandfather Mountain Scottish Highland Games. Scott and Ann were wonderful - as were their hospitality, the grounds, breakfast ... everything. I look forward to staying again next year.

Innkeeper Response
Loved having you here with us. Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you next July!

- Scott Peecook (innkeeper)

Good choice!!

4.4 on July 14, 2017

A lovely place to stay in Boone. Scott and Ann were delightful Innkeepers. Breakfast was awesome. Comfortable accommodations. Knowledge of the area helped us enjoy our visit even nicer. Thank you, Patty and Dave.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. Hope to see you both again soon!

- Scott Peecook (innkeeper)

Weekend Getaway

4.2 on July 12, 2017

Girlfriends for 57 years wanted a weekend in the mountains. We really enjoyed our host & hostess. Scott has a wealth of knowledge and knew so many interesting facts about the Lovill House Inn. Our room was comfortable and breakfast was delightful. We enjoyed meeting the other guests as we dined together. The wrap around porch was wonderful as were the beautiful flowers gardens that surround the property.

Innkeeper Response
Thoroughly enjoyed having you both here with us. Loved celebrating your years of friendship together!

- Scott Peecook (innkeeper)

Beautiful and Welcoming

5 on July 12, 2017

Our stay was wonderful. The house and grounds are well maintained, the innkeepers are friendly and inviting, and breakfast each morning is delicious. This is the kind of place where you finally get to pause and take a relaxing breath. Thanks to Anne and Scott for making it happen! - Susanne and David

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review and for sharing your experience with other travelers. We hope it felt like home, only better!

- Scott Peecook (innkeeper)

Beautiful, Peaceful, Restful

5 on July 06, 2017

My partner and I needed to unwind and regroup after a difficult month. The Spring House cottage at the Lovill House Inn proved the perfect place to do that -- quiet, restful, private, and in absolutely gorgeous natural surroundings! Our hosts, Anne and Scott, were so thoughtful and kind about everything, even making sure we had a special vegetarian main course at the full breakfast. The historic inn itself is beautiful and well cared for, and the wraparound porch is a wonderful place to relax and rock away the outside world. I would definitely choose this inn again, which is both close to downtown Boone and a little removed from the bustle.

A most relaxing stay!

4.6 on June 22, 2017

My husband & I had a wonderful 3 nights at Lovill House Inn. It was peaceful and relaxing. Scott & Anne were friendly & accommodating. The breakfasts were top notch!

Wonderful stay!

5 on June 21, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our mountain "home away from home"....warm and caring hosts, lush, private grounds, a beautiful historic house... We would absolutely stay here again in the future!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking time to share your thoughts with other travelers. Hope to see you both again soon on your next trip to the NC High Country.

- Scott Peecook (innkeeper)

Wonderful B&B

5 on June 14, 2017

My stay at the Lovill house could not have been better. Beautiful grounds, comfortable gorgeous rooms, and very kind innkeepers in Scott and Ann. The price is incredibly affordable for a B&B of this quality: in fact, the price is just affordable period! An easy walk to downtown - a bit less than a mile. We also visited the Lost Province Brewery which is as good a brewery as I have ever visited. The beer was great, and the food was to die for! I highly recommend the Lovill House Inn - there simply isn't a better place to stay in Boone!!! By the way, the rating system here would not let me select the 5th button - only the ones below it. Not sure why, but I would have put a "5" everywhere if I could have.

Innkeeper Response
Glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. We love our location close to town and yet having the feel of being out in the country. We think we have the best of both worlds. Glad you felt so also. Hope to see you both again on your next trip to the NC High Country!

- Scott Peecook (innkeeper)

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Rooms & Rates

Bristol Room

A woodworker's delight! Meticulously restored room with wormy chestnut beams and wide heart pine planking floors. Located on the ground floor of the inn, the Bristol room features a king size bed, love seat and coffee table, desk area and huge brick wood burning fireplace. Exceptionally romantic, quiet, easy access, warm in winter and cool in summer. Full private bath enclosed.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $219

Hickory Room

A terrific room for long stays, for those who really like to stretch out, and for accommodating third person. Located on the inn's second floor, Hickory is the largest room with a two room private bath fully accessible in room. Hickory features a King size bed with love seat sofa that folds out to a twin bed to accommodate a third person or for separate sleeping arrangements for two. It also features a propane fireplace (useable year round), desk/work area, and coffee table. There is an additional charge of $25 per night for a third person.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $209

Lenoir Room

A light sunny room featuring an oak four poster queen size bed, a loveseat, coffee table and desk. The loveseat folds out to a twin bed. This room accommodates three people. It can also be used to provide separate sleeping arrangements for two. The Lenoir is located on the second floor of the inn. Full private bathroom enclosed.There is an additional charge of $25 per night for a third person (rates are based on double occupany).

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

Linville Room

Spacious room with antique iron queen bed, two glider rockers, antique chest and desk. This room can accommodate a third person on a rollaway bed. Linville catches the afternoon sun. Linville is the second largest room, perfect for long stays and those who like to stretch out. Very private room looking out at nothing but green and can usually hear the stream outside. It is located on the second floor of the inn. Full private bathroom enclosed. There is an additional charge of $25 per night for a third person (rates are based on double occupancy.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

Baldwin Room

Baldwin is a large and airy room that catches the morning sun and afternoon shade. Located on the inn's second floor each features luxurious king size wrought iron bed (locally made in Boone), a loveseat sofa, coffee table and desk/work area. It has a full private bathroom enclosed. Rates are based on dual occupancy.

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

Nightly Rate: $169 - $189

Spring House

Exceptionally private and romantic retreat! The cottage is set back behind the main inn, looking away from the inn into our main perennial flower gardens and gazebo. It has its own private deck and parking apron. From your deck you look up into three surrounding wooded ridges and can see and hear our stream and waterfall. The Spring House features a queen size bed, hardwood floors, a free-standing propane fireplace (used year round), sofa and coffee table, coffee and tea station, and desk/work area. It has its own enclosed full private bathroom.

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

Nightly Rate: $199 - $219

Check Dates


Location Type

Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Appalachian State University, Grandfather Mountain, Blue Ridge Parkway, Valle Crucis, Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Wine country


Jacksonville, NC (OAJ-Albert J. Ellis) 45 miles

Directions to property:

We are on the western outskirts of Boone NC. Follow 421 North out of town, we are set back on Old Bristol Road. An in town rural setting inn. Easy convenience to everything, yet secluded.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Grandfather Mountain, Blowing Rock, Blue Ridge Parkway, Linville Falls, 4 ski resorts, Appalachian State University, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, CD player, Copier, Fridge, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Walk to mass transit, Wet bar , gazebo, porches with rocking chairs, waterfall, secure parking, stream, flower gardens

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi, Wired internet, iPhone docking station

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Academic, Blue Ridge Parkway, Local goverment, medical, crafts, NASCAR, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 15:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking allowed on porch
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited over 12 years old
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions



Scott & Anne Peecook

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Formerly from Annapolis MD. Career Navy and businessman. Our lives have always been about taking care of other people, Now we get to enjoy doing the same for you in our unique and very special bed and breakfast.

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 0830 AM
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian We endeavor to meet all food needs/dietary restrictions.

Signature Dish

Eggs Benedict with Apple Cinnamon Pancakes
Assorted fresh fruits, Eggs Benedict a la Lovill or Veggie Frittata with grilled smoked sausage, seasoned hash brown potatoes or rosemary garlic potato cakes, Blueberry or Apple Cinnamon Griddlecakes, Hot Cranberry Orange Bread or banana blueberry bread, yogurts with fresh fruits, & choices of several juices, coffees and teas.