Folkestone Inn

101 Folkestone Rd , Bryson City, NC 28713-7891 USA (Show map)

About

Casual and beautifully maintained, the Folkestone is filled with old-fashioned charm and modern amenities. The Inn offers three floors of guest rooms each with a distinct personality and thoughtfully decorated by the owners — from upstairs rooms with private balconies and mountain vistas, to romantic ground floor rooms with flagstone floors and low pressed-tin ceilings. Charming Folkestone Inn Transforms with Passion for Simplicity The Folkestone Inn Bed & Breakfast has recently received over half a century of culinary and hospitality experience with impressive husband-and-wife duo Chef Scott & Toni Rowe at the helm. Together the couple has garnered diverse experience at fine dining restaurants, resorts, hotels and private clubs resulting in a passion for hospitality and a philosophy of locally & responsibly sourced ingredients which result in fantastic tasting and creative dishes. The innkeepers have anticipated your every need. Even after that delicious 3-course breakfast, you can enjoy snacks and drinks all day. There’s a microwave and a refrigerator for your use; wireless internet; a well-stocked game room; and maps and local books to help you plan your stay.To create our bountiful farm-to-table gourmet breakfasts, we use farm fresh eggs from our own chickens and our breakfast meats are house-cured and smoked at the Folkestone. Everything we serve is locally grown in season, much of it at the Folkestone. Try Toni’s homemade jams are made from local fruits

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Serenity in the Smokies

4.8 on August 30, 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! Toni was an outstanding hostess and the breakfast was amazing. We will return and hopefully be able to stay a little longer next time.


great stay

4.0 on August 28, 2018

great stay and great hospitality! the room was small but lovely, with a patio for relax, and the breakfast was simply outstanding!!!

Innkeeper Response
It was a pleasure meeting you. We hope you will return soon and possibly stay in one of our larger rooms.

- Toni (innkeeper)


Weekend Getaway.

4.6 on August 23, 2018

We had stayed here once before during the previous owners, but the new ownership has done a wonderful job of maintaining the charm while expanding the possibilities at Folkestone. We had a wonderful time, fantastic breakfasts, with wonderful hosts.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the kind words. We enjoyed meeting you and hope to see you again soon.

- Toni (innkeeper)


Weekend Getaway

4.8 on August 22, 2018

This was the perfect spot for a weekend getaway with a group of friends. The Folkestone easily accommodated our group of 9 and the common spaces were large and inviting. The food was excellent and far exceeded other B&B establishments that I have stayed in. Toni and Scott were gracious and welcoming and we had the added pleasure of having their granddaughter, Francesca there to help out during our stay. She was a delightful addition to the Folkestone team!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you! We had a great time with your group and appreciate your kind words about Francesca, she is an amazing young lady. We hope you will join us again soon.

- Toni (innkeeper)


B&B acogedor y tranquilo en las Smokies Mountains

4.6 on August 16, 2018

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Innkeeper Response
Many Thanks. Come see us again soon.

- Toni (innkeeper)


A beautiful old home that has the best breakfast I have ever had.

4.6 on August 09, 2018

We had a wonderful two night stay and I wished last night we had a week to spend there. I want to try all of the many breakfast meals. They were wonderful.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much. Come back soon

- Toni (innkeeper)


Fantastic B&B a must stay

5 on August 02, 2018

Wow is all I can say about Folkestone Inn. That was definitely one of the best places we have ever stayed in and we have been all over the world. The owners are so friendly and kind. They are extremely helpful with helping you decide where you want to visit or places to eat in the area. The food in incredible. You cannot beat fresh everything even the chickens live on property as free range chickens. Every breakfast was wonderful and exciting. They have fresh homemade cookies every afternoon and tea available 24hrs. There are board games if you feel like staying in. The house is fabulous and beautiful. The rooms are spacious and inviting. Definitely one of the best beds we have slept in on vacation ever. We could not have asked for a better experience. There is also a firepit and horse shoes on the front lawn next to the meticulous kept garden they use for breakfast each day. Also it is right outside the national park about a 1 min drive. So it is great you can go tubing and then go change clothes since it is so close. Less than 10 min to downtown Bryson City. You could not ask for a better place to stay.


Patricia's Stay

5 on July 24, 2018

The view delightful. Owners respectful and helpful. Food attractive and tasty. Chickens a comedy and eggs fresh. Rooms comfortable and a delightful trip into the past. Quiet time enchanting. Attractions endless...


Folkestone Inn

4.8 on June 27, 2018

Very nice bed and breakfast! Breakfast was phenomenal!


Great B & B

5 on May 15, 2018

Wife and I stayed here Thursday through Saturday of mother’s day weekend and we thoroughly enjoyed it. The room was great and the breakfast better. Toni and Scott are great hosts and make you feel very welcome. We love the area and hope to stay again soon !!!


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Rooms & Rates

Rods & Creels

Rods and Creels is a Basement floor room with a queen bed and sitting area with a twin sleeper sofa. Windows offer good views of Deep Creek Valley and the mountains beyond. A Celeste fireplace enhances the room with the charm and ambiance of a gently flickering fire. Like all the basement floor rooms, Rods and Creels offers the olde world charm of low, pressed-tin ceilings and flagstone floors. The room is decorated with a collection of old-fashioned trout fishing paraphernalia, inspired by the great fishing in Deep Creek, the Nantahala River and other streams throughout the area.

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

Nightly Rate: $132 - $142

Tracks & Trails

Tracks and Trails is a small basement floor room with a queen bed. Windows offer a close-up view of our busy bird feeder, as well as the pasture and the peaks of the Smokies beyond. Like all the basement floor rooms, Tracks and Trails offers the olde world charm of low, pressed-tin ceilings and flagstone floors. The room is decorated with cycling paraphernalia and theme prints inspired by the nationally acclaimed Tsali bike trails just a few miles west of Bryson City.

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

Nightly Rate: $132 - $142

Boats & Paddles

Boats and Paddles is an upstairs room with a King bed and a private balcony that overlooks the Folkestone Inn's grounds with a view across Deep Creek valley against a backdrop of the Smoky Mountains foothills. The room is decorated with prints and photographs of mountain river paddling, inspired by the whitewater thrills that await you on the Nantahala River and Deep Creek. Celeste Fireplace.

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

Nightly Rate: $176 - $186

Lights & Shadows

Lights and Shadows is a bright and airy corner room upstairs, with an antique queen bed, balcony and reading nook. French doors open to a balcony with a view to the east, across Deep Creek valley, with a backdrop of the Smoky Mountains foothills. The room is decorated with a collection of old cameras and inspired by the thousands of "photographic moments" that the Great Smoky Mountains provide. On the walls are photographs of a mountain family, shot in nearby Sylva by photographer Jim Ayres.

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

Nightly Rate: $156 - $166

Tunnels & Trestles

Tunnels and Trestles is an upstairs room with a queen bed and reading area. French doors open to a balcony with a view to the east, across Deep Creek valley, with a backdrop of the Smoky Mountains foothills. The room is decorated with model trains, railroad prints and photographs, inspired by the Great Smoky Mountains Scenic Railroad that runs through Bryson City.

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

Nightly Rate: $156 - $166

Wrens & Warblers

Wrens and Warblers is an upstairs room with a canopied queen bed and large bath. French doors open to a private balcony with a view to the north, across a mountain pasture with the peaks of the Smokies in the distance. The room is decorated with a variety of bird prints, bird houses and books, inspired by the great variety of birds that visit the Folkestone Inn during the year. Over 40 different birds were identified over one Spring weekend!

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

Nightly Rate: $166 - $176

Boots & Saddles (dog friendly room)

Boots and Saddles is a cozy corner room with a queen bed on the basement floor. A Celeste fireplace enhances the room with the charm and ambiance of a gently flickering fire. Windows open to both the front and the south lawns and offer good views of Deep Creek Valley and the mountains beyond. Like all the basement floor rooms, Boots and Saddles offers the olde world charm of low, pressed-tin ceilings and flagstone floors. The room is decorated in a horse and rider theme, inspired by the popularity of horseback riding in the mountains around Bryson City.

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

Nightly Rate: $132 - $142

Stems & Petals

Stems and Petals is tucked away in a hidden nook on the main floor, just off the parlor. It has a queen bed and the room opens onto a large, private covered porch on the south side of the Inn. The room is decorated with flowered wallpaper and wildflower prints, inspired by the many wildflowers that bloom in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park throughout the year. Celeste Fireplace.

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

Nightly Rate: $146 - $153

Back Roads & Overlooks

Private room off the parlor with covered porch. View of the mountains and and Deep Creek Valley. Celeste Fire Place

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

Nightly Rate: $146 - $156

Falls & Creeks

Falls and Creeks is a large room with a king bed on the main floor just off the library. It features a large seating area with a private deck under the shade of a maple tree. Additionally, a Celeste fireplace enhances the room with the charm and ambiance of a gently flickering fire. In the bath, an antique sideboard has been converted into a marble-top vanity. The room is decorated with artwork, prints, and photos of waterfalls and creeks of the Smoky Mountains and other beautiful scenery.

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

Nightly Rate: $176 - $186

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Rural, Secluded, Small town

Airport

Jacksonville, NC (OAJ-Albert J. Ellis) 65 miles

Directions to property:

To Bryson City, take exit 67 off US Highway 74. Then, follow the brown signs to Deep Creek Campground, Great Smoky Mt Nat Park. The Folkestone Inn is 1/4 mile before you reach the park entrance.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Great Smoky Mountain Scenic Railway, Biltmore Estate, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, University, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

On-site amenities

Bath robes, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Parking, Wi-Fi, Wired internet , Celest Fireplace in some rooms, In-room copy of "Day Hikes of the Smokies", Complimentary Snacks All Day

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Wedding Facilities

On-site activities

Bird watching, Horseshoes

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Policies

  • Check In:: 13:00 - 13:00
  • Check Out:: 10:30
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No Smoking anywhere on the property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Sorry no kids under 10 years. Dec kids 4 & up are welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No not offered
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required we have 1 pet friendly room must call to book with pet
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Antonia and Scott Rowe

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , Chickens

About the innkeepers

“We knew from the very first moment we arrived in Bryson City that this was where we wanted to be. We love the natural beauty of the Folkestone Inn and respect its rich history. Our goal for the future is to uphold the Inn’s reputation and to build upon it with our passion for food and service.” Scott & Toni enjoy cycling, hiking, skiing and time with family.

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 9:00am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining room, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian We can accomodate most diets with prior notification.


Signature Dish

Lemon Souffle Pancakes
When you feel like having a luxurious breakfast at home, give these soufflé pancakes a try. They’re deliciously lemony and as fluffy as can be, thanks to the beaten egg whites that are gently folded in. Served with blueberry compote and a drizzle of maple syrup, the warm cakes make for a very special breakfast indeed!


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