The Inn at Glen Alpine

105 Davis Street , Glen Alpine, NC 28628 USA (Show map)


This 1913 Country Manor turned B&B offers four large and luxurious guest rooms (two are suites), spacious and elegant common rooms, a 'green' environment, the best porch in Burke County and unbeatable outdoor grounds and event space. New owners Teresa & Craig have completed a 6 month renovation. The Inn is located in the heart of Western North Carolina and only 50 miles east of Asheville and 25 miles west of Hickory. A short 6 miles to the east finds you in the historic town of Morganton, filled with shops, restaurants and an abundance of culture. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Appalachian foothills, South Mountain, Grandfather Mountain and Pisgah National Forest, you will experience all the best there is to offer from outdoor activity to nearby historic towns to the famous Blue Ridge Parkway. A short drive brings you to many amazing local wineries and breweries (Lake James Winery is within walking distance!), and just 10 minutes from the Inn you will find Lake James State Park which was voted the best state park in North Carolina in 2014. Breakfast at the Inn is a feast not soon to be forgotten. We specialize in locally sourced ingredients and allergy friendly alternatives to all your breakfast favorites, especially gluten free. With the new addition of a commercial kitchen, we proudly offer a la carte meals that can be served in your room, in the beautiful dining room, on the porch or taken to go as you embark on your outdoor adventures.




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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness4.9
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Excellent getaway!

4.6 on October 20, 2016

My wife and I happened upon The Inn at Glen Alpine for our anniversary weekend and we're so very glad we did! Beautiful place run by a fantastic couple. Thank you for an extraordinary weekend!

Outstanding Accommodations

5 on October 12, 2016

This is a beautiful B&B with great hospitality. Greg and Teresa have created a warm, relaxing atmosphere and the renovations they have done to this home are outstanding. The quiche for breakfast was great and the banana bread was phenomenal. I had not slept better in months.

We will be back!

4.8 on September 18, 2016

Teresa & Craig have created a beautiful & comfortable place to stay. They are warm & friendly innkeepers. We enjoyed spending time on the porch.


5 on August 02, 2016

Everything exceeded my expectations-- the warm welcome, beautiful decor, fantastic breakfast and friendly fellow guests.

Amazing stay

5 on July 29, 2016

Wonderful first time stay here and the owners of the inn were incredible! I would come every week if I could :)

Couldn't Be Better!

4.6 on May 31, 2016

The inn is beautifully furnished and guests made to feel welcome.We had a wonderful visit and plan to return.

Should have stayed longer

5 on May 28, 2016

My fiance and I stayed for one night at this delightful B&B on our way to Asheville, and had such a nice time--wish we would have stayed another day or two. The owners were wonderful and made us feel like long time friends and we felt extremely welcome during our stay. Breakfast was outstanding.

One of a kind!

5 on May 27, 2016

This B&B is by far the best guest service experience we've ever had. The inn keepers Craig and Teresa went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we needed. They alone are enough to give this a 5 star review, but all the little details are what makes this place unique. The rooms are beautiful, functional, and are historic in nature but with all the modern touches you expect when traveling or staying overnight. The front porch was our favorite place to hang out. Craig even offered to turn on a space heater if we needed it. The food was over the top good! We will definitely be returning!

Hospitable and Relaxing

5 on May 14, 2016

Teresa and Craig are the perfect hosts. Teresa met us at the door with a warm welcome and Craig took the time to show us this lovely home and told us the history of their beautiful and charming B & B. Teresa and Craig gave us background on the Glen Alpine area. Since this was our first visit, the information proved to be very helpful. To ensure their guests were comfortable, every detail of our stay was met. Our breakfast was wonderful. Even though we have no food allergies, they were very sensitive to any special needs that we may have. It was a wonderful visit and we hope to stay again ... Michigan Guests

Quick work retreat

4.0 on April 23, 2016

I was in town for work and thankfully got a room at the bed and breakfast. Teresa and Craig were great hosts! After a long day of work I was able to unpack in my gorgeous room and then go downstairs to hang out with other guests while enjoying a beautiful night and a glass of wine. I stayed in the Turkey Hill room which was ample space for my one night stay. It was fully equipped with a fireplace, ceiling fan and stunning bathroom. The linens the b&b uses are the softest linens I have experienced from the fluffy towels to the super soft cotton bed sheets you will feel luxurious during your stay. The little shampoos and conditioners were also a great product that I am happy to use on other travels! For breakfast we had french toast, eggs and homemade sausage... I was full until dinner that day, SO GOOD! Overall, I wish I could have stayed longer! Thank you Teresa and Craig for continuing this great little spot!

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Rooms & Rates

Bella (Suite)

Perfect for a romantic get-away, our bridal/ romance suite offers elegant decor with custom details including a king-sized bed and headboard restored from a beautiful antique door found on the property. The light filled sitting room has eight windows overlooking the grounds. Relax in the antique clawfoot tub before slipping into a plush robe to enjoy the ambiance of candle light flickering inside the 100 year old fireplace!

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

Magnolia (Suite)

In Magnolia, large windows overlook our impressive 100 year old magnolia and stunning dogwood trees. Dark trim and earth tones make these rooms the perfect, restful retreat with a king-sized pillow top bed, gorgeous antique furniture, and a spacious sitting room with chaise lounge. A beautiful fireplace mantel, custom tile and newly restored antique pine floors provide the finishing touches in this truly unique suite.

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


Royale offers an eclectic decor with rich gold and red tones that will transform your stay to another time and place. Inspired by the time Teresa and Craig lived in Europe, this unique room has a king-sized four poster bed, textured paint and wallpaper, and European inspired antique furniture and artwork. The new custom tile shower and unique period dresser with vessel sink make for a noble experience in the bathroom.

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

Turkey Tail

This unique, light filled room overlooks the mountains and vista of the town and is inspired by all things local as Glen Alpine used to be called Turkey Tail over 100 years ago. With bright and colorful decor, just like a turkey's tail, this room will make you feel right at home. You'll be drawn to the the hand made headboard built from reclaimed wood found on the property and locally purchased antique furniture and artwork reflecting Glen Alpine's history. A custom tile shower and 100 year old newly refinished antique pine floors complete the special feel. The king bed in this room is also convertible to twins. Please let us know your preference when you make your reservation.

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

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Location Type

Country Manor on Beautiful Grounds, Mountain Views, Historic Towns with Restaurants & Culture Close By, Outdoor Activity, Wineries/Breweries


Asheville, NC (AVL) 50 miles

Directions to property:

From I-40 Eastbound (50 miles from Asheville): Take Exit 100 - Jamestown Road/Glen Alpine Turn right at the light at the end of the exit -- OR -- From I-40 Westbound (25 miles from Hickory): Take Exit 100 - Jamestown Road/Glen Alpine. Turn left at the light at the end of the exit -- THEN -- -Travel 7/10ths of a mile and turn right, following the signs for the Elementary School and Glen Alpine -Continue 2 miles to the stop sign (Highway 70 - "Main Street") -Proceed straight through the stop sign and cross over the tracks -Once across the tracks you will pass the Post Office and the Fire/Police Station immediately on your right -Turn right onto Davis Street 25 feet past the station -The Inn is the third house on the left and the driveway for guest parking is just past the house

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Night life, Historic Towns of Morganton and Valdese, Wineries & Breweries, Farm To Table Dining, Hickory Furniture Mart, Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, Grandfather Mountain, South Mountain, Pisgah National Forest, Linville Wilderness Area, The Biltmore Estate, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Tours, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Computer, Copier, Desk, Fax Machine, Fridge, Ironing Board, Library, Microwave, Movie library, Parking, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Eco-Friendly Toiletries, Ice buckets/wine openers/wine glasses

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Hairdryer, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

1200 square foot wrap around porch and 5 acres of outdoor event space perfect for weddings, showers, luncheons, family reunions, festivals and corporate retreats.

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  • Check In:: after 3 pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Smoking is allowed in designated areas on the grounds
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Note: cat on property in owners private quarters only
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Depends on the time of year.
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card required to hold room
  • Cancellations: Cancellation without penalty requires 3 days notice One night’s room rate and tax will be charged between 1 and 3 days notice Less than 1 day cancellation is subject to payment of the entire reservation



Teresa & Craig Sellman

Languages spoken

English, Italian, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

We got married at Crossed Keys Inn in New Jersey in 2005, which for the last decade has been the inspiration behind buying The Inn At Glen Alpine. We loved every aspect of planning and having our wedding at a beautiful historic Bed & Breakfast with amazing grounds for our ceremony and reception. We can remember sitting with a lovely bottle of wine on the first night of our honeymoon in Italy talking about how great it would be to run our own B&B someday, and here we are!

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Two Courses Freshly Prepared

  • Time Served: Generally 8:30
  • Serving Location: Porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

Vegetarian specializing in gluten and dairy free. With advance notice can plan for other allergy requirements.

Signature Dish

Grilled French Bread Layered with Homemade Onion Jam and Gourmet Cheese, Topped with Poached Eggs and served with a side of Sweet Potato, Bacon and Apple Hash
Just like spending time at the Inn, this breakfast is unique and comforting, but elevated in a way that lets you know you are away for a special getaway!