Innisfree Bed & Breakfast By-The-Lake

108 Innisfree Drive (off Highway 107 N), Cashiers, NC 28717 USA (Show map)

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Innisfree Bed & Breakfast By-The-Lake is nestled in the cool mountains of North Carolina by beautiful Lake Glenville, the highest lake east of the Rockies. The suites, awarded Four Diamonds by AAA, are romantically appointed with luxurious furnishings and decor. Bathe in your Garden Tub For-Two in the warm sun or in the glow of the fireplace while enjoying the view of the lush gardens and rising mountains or the magic of a starlit night. Enjoy a delicious Bedside Breakfast, In-Room Massage, Italian Bedding, Dance Studio, Nature Trail, Private Dock, Kayaks, Waterfalls Cruise, Swimming, Fishing and Wireless Internet.

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Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Get Away

3.6 on April 25, 2018

This place was very nice and the rooms were great. The website makes it out to be more than what it is and you are not told only certain things are available during the off season. I felt like the rooms could have been cleaned more and when you’re away and they come into clean don’t expect anything of your stuff to be left alone. They throw stuff out without even knowing if it something you need or paid money for. It is in the mountains so you have to drive a good bit to actually do something. Our stay was relaxing and nice however it’s not what we expected and I don’t think you should mess with other people’s things.


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3.2 on July 29, 2017

The staff was excellent and friendly. Hospitality hours provide an opportunity to meet other guests. Except for the hour long cruise, there are no other activities on site. Be prepared to drive to off-site locations for hiking, etc. Our room was dated and had a loud widow mounted air condition unit.


Shhhh, don't tell anyone... This one's a gem!

5 on July 17, 2017

First timers here... Spent two nights at Innisfree B&B (July 2017) and we were bowled over by Henry and Clare's friendly hospitality and charming personalities. Rooms/apartments were well-maintained and charming as well, compact but with open floor plans that avoided the cramped feeling some B&B's have. Our unit, located on one side of the guest cottage, was all on one floor, but the hillside location made it possible to have a ground floor entry and a 2nd floor balcony. The spectacular view overlooked a charming wooded area, with the horizon ringed with the mountains surrounding Lake Glenville (although views of the lake itself were hidden by the treeline). Our activities included exploring the property, hiking a local nature trail and renting a pontoon boat on Lake Glenville. Dinner at Mica's (family-style) Restaurant and the (more expensive) Orchard, both well worth the trip with varied choices well-prepared food. Overall, perhaps our best "short-hop" vacation experience ever. Will go back!


very peaceful

4.0 on November 21, 2016

everyone was very friendly - we loved wine and cheese hour! Breakfast was very good!!!


Romantic Getaway

5 on May 24, 2016

Clare and Henry were excellent hosts. We were there for our anniversary weekend. The Inn is absolutely beautiful and the in room breakfast is great and very special. We highly recommend it!


Great Stay at Innisfree

5 on May 20, 2016

We had a wonderful weekend at Innisfree. Henry and Clare are awesome hosts, the property and rooms are wonderful, breakfast was great, and the entire experience was memorable and enjoyable. I would highly recommend Innisfree as a great getaway for a nice weekend with your significant other!


relax, refresh, rejuvenate

5 on November 08, 2015

Innisfree is an oasis of luxury! A romantic hideaway with wonderful service in a beautiful setting. The cottage rooms are luxuriously appointed, with the right ouch of antiques plus a garden tub for two, bubblebath included. Breakfast in your room each morning is the finishing touch on a wonderful experience!


Owners were Great!

3.8 on October 28, 2015

Owners were Great. Cocktail party was special. Champagne cruise, nice extra.


WONDERFUL!

4.8 on October 27, 2015

W O W ! The place is beautiful and Henry & Claire were fantastic hosts. We stayed in the Charles Dickens room and were totally pleased. Very well decorated, great double tub with bubbles provided and nice little veranda for sitting outside and enjoying your favorite drink. Plenty to do around there and some fabulous waterfalls between there and Asheville. Breakfast was served each morning and was very good with more than enought to fill you up. Thanks for a special time and we will be back!!


Leaf trip

4.4 on October 23, 2015

We enjoyed the mints and the lake. The trip on the lake and the location is near many attractions. The hospitality was nice.


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Rooms & Rates

Lord Tennyson

LORD TENNYSON SUITE is the penthouse of the Garden House, it is the only suite on this level and has its own private stairway ascending up to it! This higher elevation gives you an unsurpassed view of the gardens, the lake and mountains. It has a king bed right beside the fireplace. Breakfast is served at bedside in the morning. The suite also has a small tower with a high ceiling. The bathing chamber is wonderful. It has a garden tub for two which holds 110 gallons of water and right from the tub you have a lovely view of the mountains, gardens and part of the lake. There is also a fireplace beside the tub and even from the separate shower you have a mountain view. There is also a private veranda and wet bar. The suite is furnished with Persian rugs. The room also has 65" High Definition Televison.

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

Nightly Rate: $330 - $360

Elizabeth Barrett

ELIZABETH BARRETT has a beautiful four poster queen bed right beside the fireplace. Breakfast is served at bedside each morning. The bathing chamber has a garden tub-for-two that holds 110 gallons of water and from the tub you have a lovely view of the mountains and gardens. There is also a fireplace beside the tub and from the separate shower you have a mountain view. There is also a private veranda and wet bar. The suite is furnished with Persian rugs and has a 55" high definition television.

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

Nightly Rate: $280 - $290

Charles Dickens

CHARLES DICKENS SUITE has an English sleigh bed right beside the fireplace. Breakfast is served at bedside each morning. The bathing chamber is wonderful. It has a garden tub-for-two…it holds 110 gallons of water…and right from the tub you have a lovely view of the mountains and gardens There is also a fireplace beside the tub and even from the separate shower you have a mountain view. There is also a private veranda and wet bar. The suite is furnished with Persian rugs and a 55" high definition television.

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

Nightly Rate: $250 - $270

Emily Bronte

EMILY BRONTE SUITE has a beautiful four poster queen bed right beside the fireplace. Breakfast is served at bedside or your private veranda each morning. The bathing chamber has a garden tub-for-two; it holds 110 gallons of water. And right from the tub you have a lovely view of the mountains and gardens. There is also a fireplace beside tub and the separate shower from which you have a mountain view. There is also a private veranda and wet bar. The suite is furnished with Persian rugs and 55" high definition television.

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

Nightly Rate: $270 - $290

Robert Browning

ROBERT BROWNING has a parlor with wetbar and TV and dining table beside picture window with view of the gardens, edged by stately white birches. There's a sliding door to a private patio. The bedroom has a gueen bed and the bathroom has a standard tub with shower and vanity. The room also has a television.

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

Nightly Rate: $230 - $250

Rudyard Kipling

The sensuous Rudyard Kipling Room in the Garden House and on the garden level; is approached by going down one flight of brick steps. The room joins the gardens and is entered through your private patio. The room has a queen bed facing the fireplace and satellite TV. Your breakfast may be served at your dining table or on the patio. The wet bar has a small bar-size refrigerator and holds the Keurig coffee maker. There is no tub, but a handsome blue tiled shower for two. There are two comfortable chairs and a heavy bamboo settee that matches the decor. A decanter of Cream Sherry and two cordial glasses sit beside it.

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

Nightly Rate: $210 - $240

Canterbury

A happy room with dappling sunlight and pretty yellows and blues. Queen bed has a view through the bay window. The roomy bathroom has a tub with shower and a spacious vanity. The room has a 50" high definition television.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $209

Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE ROOM has a gueen bed facing French Doors leading to your private deck with a view of the gardens and partial view of the pond. The bathroom has a shower with vanity area. Breakfast is served in the Dining Room or on the Veranda with a view of the lake and mountains. The room has a 50" high definition television.

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

Nightly Rate: $189 - $209

Prince Albert

The Prince Albert Suite is a large room with a queen bed beside the fireplace and two comfortable chairs arranged in the bay window from which you can enjoy the view. A sliding door leads to the pavilion and a view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The cozy bathroom has a claw-foot tub and separate shower. The room has a 55" high definition television.

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

Nightly Rate: $260 - $270

Grande Suite

One of the most luxurious romantic suites in Western North Carolina. The spacious bedroom has a high tray ceiling and a large bay window where you can sit and see the gardens and mountains. The royal-sized four poster mahogany bed has a splendid hand-carved headboard and a 65 inch Ultra High Definition TV just beyond the foot of the bed. The bathing chamber has a Jacuzzi from which you have a view. There are two vanities and an over sized Italian tiled shower. In a separate chamber is the bidet and toilet. This suite is in the primary building known as the Inn, where your breakfast is served in the Tower Dining Room or on the sweeping Veranda. The Count Rumford fireplace is in the parlor down the hall, where we hold our Hospitality Hour. The covered Pavilion, on the lower level, gives a panoramic view of the lush gardens, Blue Ridge Mountains, and lovely sunsets.

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

Nightly Rate: $310 - $340

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Location

Location Type

Countryside, Lakefront, Mountains, Small town

Airport

Asheville, NC (AVL) 50 miles

Directions to property:

Take interstate 40 west to exit 27. Take Hwy 74 toward Sylva, getting off at exit 85. This will take you into Sylva, passing the hospital. You will then come to a T in the road. Turn left onto Hwy 107 and continue south for approx. 22 miles. When you come into Glenville you will see Happ's Place restaurant on the left, continue about 1/4 mile at which point you will see our sign on the right. Turn right for 1/5 mile and our driveway is on the left. Drive up to the big whith house(keep to the left-this is a 1 way drive).

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, National/State parks, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area

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Inn Details

On-site amenities

Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Secretarial services, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Board games, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wet bar

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 15:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Clare and Henry Hoche

Languages spoken

English

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About the innkeepers

Henry's background: 4 years in the Navy on the USS Iowa; a musician; television and writing; real estate brokerage, and real estate investing; Professor of English Literature and now Innisfree Bed & Breakfast By-The-Lake - an AAA Four Diamond Accommodation. Clare's background has been in real estate, parenting two wonderful and children, caring for a most appreciative husband, preparing delicious meals, teaching the world how to dance, and bringing joy, exuberance and love to wherever she g

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

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

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian gluten free, kosher


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