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.

Reviews

Overall
4.6

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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Quaint setting, relaxing and friendly.

2.8 on October 30, 2016

Enjoyed our stay! WiFi service needs improvement. In transition as new owners take over so we didn't get breakfast; however, we were compensated. Was impressed with linens ~ Turkish bath towels were thick and "Snow White!" Definitely a convenient location for places to go & things to do.


My favorite bed and breakfast inn....

5 on October 24, 2016

I've been staying at the Folkestone Inn for many years. The rooms are so welcoming. I feel at home when I stay here. The innkeepers are as nice as can be. The guests are very nice and everyone chats about their day, where they are from, etc. The décor is relaxing and I just love this house. It's beautiful.


Great location. Wi-Fi needs improvement.

2.8 on October 08, 2016

Location is very convenient to local attractions in both Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains. Food was excellent (but could have been served hotter). Wi-Fi access was poor and frequently there was absolutely no internet access at all. Since there were no phones in the rooms it was difficult to make reservations for activities and meals.


extremely quiet

4.6 on October 04, 2016

and a outstanding breakfast, in a wonderfull place, I thank you for that, (onsite dining concerns dining in Bryson City)


Mountain Stay

4.0 on September 04, 2016

Good value and restful accommodations


Well-rested and well-pleased

5 on August 30, 2016

This was a much needed break from a heavy summer schedule and really fit the bill. Making the reservation was easy. Communicating with the Claytons when having to adjust the time of our arrival was stress-free. They were very hospitable and understanding to our needs. The room was comfy and homey, a very welcoming and relaxing feel. The inn is very inviting. The breakfasts were well-planned and very flavorful. Eva's banana foster French toast and quiche pies are paired well with the fruit salad and the yogurt parfait with glazed peaches. What a wonderful way to start the days we had there. The surroundings are great,,as well The porch is relaxing and a great place to watch the hummingbirds. Other fauna, deer and turkey, were a joy to watch, too. Restful, relaxing, and welcoming, what more can you ask for?


Mountain stay

4.8 on August 24, 2016

Excellent Host


Great place!

5 on August 21, 2016

Nice place, nice hosts, good food.


Great retreat

5 on August 11, 2016

We had such a lovely stay at the folkestone inn. Steve and Ava went above and beyond to make sure we had the perfect retreat. The rooms exceeded my expectations for cleanliness and were so adorable and cozy. Not to mention the amazing breakfast cooked up for us in the morning. We look forward to our next visit!


One of the BEST B&B's we've ever stayed in!

5 on August 03, 2016

I can't begin to say how pleased we were with our stay at the Folkestone Inn. Our hosts (Steve & Eva) made our stay so pleasant. They really went out of our way to ensure that we were happy with everything. The home is beautiful - well furnished and CLEAN. The porch outside our room was great for morning coffee and evening drinks. And the food... incredibly! We highly recommend staying at the Folkestone Inn. Don't hesitate to book your stay here - you won't be disappointed!


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Rooms & Rates

Stems and 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.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $140

Falls and 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: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $170 - $170

Boots and Saddles

Boots and Saddles is a cozy corner room with a queen bed on the ground 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 ground 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: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $114 - $114

Rods and Creels

Rods and Creels is a ground floor room with a queen bed and sitting area with a 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 ground 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

Nightly Rate: $125 - $125

Tracks and Trails

Tracks and Trails is a small ground 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 ground 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: $103 - $103

Boats and Paddles

Boats and Paddles is an upstairs room with a queen 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.

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

Lights and 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: $160 - $160

Tunnels and 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: $160 - $160

Wrens and 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: $165 - $165

Standard Queen Room

Private bath with old fashioned clawfoot tub with shower. The olde world charm of low, pressed-tin ceilings and flagstone floors. Air-conditioned with individual thermostat. A bountiful breakfast and all of the amenities of the inn for a very affordable price.

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

Main Floor Queen

On the main floor near the parlour, dining room and front porch. The room features it's own covered porch with views across Deep Creek Valley and the Smoky Mountains beyond. A copy of "Day Hikes in the Smokies" to enjoy during your stay. A bountiful breakfast and all of the amenities of the inn are included.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $140

Premium Queen

Relax into the chairs on your private balcony as you look across Deep Creek Valley and the Smoky Mountains beyond. A bountiful breakfast and all of the amenities of the inn plus comfortable robes, fresh flowers, chocolates, Wi-Fi, and a copy of "Day Hikes of the Smokies" to enjoy during your stay.

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

King Suite

The largest room, conveniently located on the main floor, with a comfortable sitting area warmed by the soft flicker of a Celeste fireplace. Relax on a private deck under the shade of a maple tree. In-room amenities include robes, fresh flowers, chocolates, a copy of "Day Hikes in the Smokes" to enjoy during your stay, and Wi-Fi. Bountiful breakfast and all of the amenities of the inn.

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

Nightly Rate: $170 - $170

Backroads and Overlooks

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

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $140

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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, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

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:: 3-6PM
  • Check Out:: 10:30AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No No Smoking anywhere on the property
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Sorry, no children under18 years
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: A deposit equal to a minimum of one night's room rate, or 50% of the entire stay's rate, whichever is greater, is required at reservation time; the balance is due at check-in.
  • Cancellations: While we appreciate that there are many reasons to cancel, we are only able to refund your deposit (less a $50.00 processing fee) in the event that we are able to resell the room. If we do not resell your reservation, we will hold your deposit for one year to be used toward a future stay with us. Deposit will then be forfeited if you do not rebook and stay with us in that one year time period. Any cancellation made on the day of arrival, or early check out will incur full charges for all nights reserved.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Antonia and Scott Rowe

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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

Three Course Breakfast

  • 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.