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.
5 on March 04, 2018
Toni and Scott were very welcoming and very hospitable! It was a lovely weekend getaway and the food was absolutely delicious! I had no idea that Scott was a chef until I got home and read up about their inn and their background! The food was amazing— truly spectacular!! We enjoyed the hot tea, cookies upon arrival and the beautiful surroundings of their home. It’s location is extremely convenient to Great Smoky National Park and town. We will return and look forward to it!! Julie & John
Thank you! We really enjoyed meeting you both and look forward to your return visit.
- Toni (innkeeper)
5 on February 26, 2018
Valentines dinner that was offered was fantastic. It was like eating at a 5 star restaurant but with the atmosphere of being at home with family and friends.
Thanks so much. It was a great weekend for sure.
- Toni (innkeeper)
5 on December 26, 2017
This place was fantastic. We were looking to explore the surrounding areas and wanted a place that was close to everything we had planned. Being right in Bryson City gave us plenty of places to eat and things to explore, and it is close enough for trips to Asheville via the blue ridge parkway. The room was very nice with plenty of space. It was very nice having hot water for tea at night and coffee served every morning. The breakfast was amazing. Most hotels offer some sort of breakfast, but it is a joke compared to what we were served at the Folkestone Inn. We paid less to stay here and had better service and food than any hotel would provide. We hope to visit again very soon!
4.8 on November 26, 2017
Innkeepers were very accommodating to help us with our scheduling changes. The Inn had an open and friendly atmosphere. The innkeepers create a feeling of welcoming and leads to a very relaxing stay. I would highly recommend.
5 on November 18, 2017
Toni and Scott has a fantastic place. Breakfast was awesome and their hospitality was southern style. They were most gracious in helping with anything we needed. Bryson city was beautiful with hiking, waterfalls, and train rides. It was also close enough to other towns that you wanted to explore. We had a great weekend get - away. Thank you
5 on November 02, 2017
Toni & Scott work very hard to please all their guests! Their breakfast is the most pleasing and the food is so ample, you won,t even want any lunch! The area where the Inn is located is so peaceful, yet close enough to town to enjoy! Don,t hesitate to book this Inn, you will love it! J&G Renfrew
5 on October 30, 2017
Wonderful place. Great breakfasts.
4.6 on October 24, 2017
The inn is beautiful tucked away in the mountains but only a 5 minute drive from town. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. the breakfast was 3 courses of gourmet farm to table food. Folkstone Inn was just the right mix of cozy and welcoming. We look forward to coming back!
5 on October 23, 2017
I had a really enjoyable couple of days to myself at Folkestone Inn. Toni was great and recommended some nice hikes within the park. The breakfasts were fantastic. I would definitely recommend the inn as a relaxing refuge and great place to launch hikes in the Smokies!
4.8 on October 07, 2017
THe owners outdid themselves in the breakfast that was provided....wonderful three courses each morning, The rooms were lovely and comfortable and the stay in the 1920's farmhouse was wonderfully inviting. The town of Bryson City, NC, is only five minutes away. The entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains is close by and there were several nice restaurants in town. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! KLUx
Rods and Creels is a ground 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Private room off the parlor with covered porch. View of the mountains and and Deep Creek Valley
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.
Countryside, Mountains, Rural, Secluded, Small town
Jacksonville, NC (OAJ-Albert J. Ellis) 65 miles
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.
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
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
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Wedding Facilities
Bird watching, Horseshoes
Antonia and Scott Rowe
“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.
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian We can accomodate most diets with prior notification.