The Inn at Glen Alpine

105 Davis Street , Glen Alpine, NC 28628 USA (Show map)
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This 1913 Country Manor turned bnb 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

Huge fan of the Inn!

5 on March 05, 2018

I stayed at the Inn several times in January and February and Teresa and Craig were absolutely wonderful! The Inn is immaculate and very comfy. I stayed in both the Bella Suite and Turkey Tail. The beds were comfy, especially in Bella. Since I was staying for work during the week, it was nice having the extra space in the Bella room so I could spread out and work in the sitting room rather than trying to work in the same room that I sleep in. Teresa and Craig were super nice and took good care of me during my stays there. Since I had to be at my client site very early some mornings, they were kind enough to pack me a "to-do breakfast bag". On the mornings that I was able to actually enjoy a hot breakfast, they were very accommodating with my requests for no pork products... they are happy to substitute for chicken or turkey sausage or vegetarian options. Breakfast was always delicious and they took great pains to make different things throughout my visits so that breakfast was never monotonous or boring! I was so pleased with every aspect of my stay... and would highly recommend this Inn if you are looking for a place close to Marion or Morganton. As a side note, the guest rooms are upstairs, so if you have mobility issues, you may want to call to talk to them before booking.

Outstanding All the Way Around

5 on February 12, 2018

My husband and I were in the area looking at property and happened to stumble on the this B&B, which seems to be the only one around the area. We delighted with the everything the inn offered. Theresa and Craig are excellent hosts, very knowledgeable about the area and Theresa is outstanding cook. Our breakfast was one of the best I have had. We will definitely be going back. Also, there is great winery a block or so from the inn. We purchased a tasting event as part of our B&B fee. It was also a wonderful experience which I highly recommend.

Last minute getaway

5 on February 06, 2018

Came for some winter hiking and antiques. Great location near the Triangle for a taste of the mountains. Lovely dinner in Morganton and a delicious breakfast at the inn. We enjoyed talking with the owners and our fellow guest. The rooms were lovely and thoughtfully furnished. We will visit again!

New Year visit

4.6 on January 16, 2018

This lovely home was warm and inviting. Our hosts greeting included champagne and a crackling fire in the hearth of our suite. I would enjoy a return visit to take advantage of the beautiful porch. Our schedule did not allow us to enjoy the breakfast.

Adorable and cozy B&B!!

5 on January 04, 2018

We chose this adorable little B&B for a short weekend getaway and absolutely adored everything about it. The owners, Teresa and craig, were so sweet, very inviting, and made our stay very memorable! The house has so much charm, is decorated beautifully, and is so cozy! We enjoyed the town itself as well, as there are fun wineries and breweries. We ate at two of the local restaurants Root & Vine and Wisteria, recommend by Teresa and Craig. The food was fabulous at both. We will definetly be back to enjoy this B&B again!

Knocked out of the Ball Park!

5 on December 30, 2017

Teresa and Craig thought of EVERY detail. No Stone is left unturned. From being greeted at the front door as if we were family, to having every amenity possible at our fingertips...they make it seem effortless, but I cannot imagine the work that goes in behind the scenes to make such an inviting, warm and relaxing stay such a hit! They converse as if you are the most important thing in their agenda and manage to have every detail planned out (unbelievable mouth is still watering! Come as a guest, leave feeling like family! Clean, charming, cozy! Muah! Hope to Re-visit soon!

Melbourne FL visitors

4.8 on December 17, 2017

Great B&B. Teresa and Craig are excellent host. They gave us history of property and renovations . Everything you could want when staying at a B&B. Bed comfortable, food delicious ambiance perfect.

The Inn at Glen Alpine

4.8 on November 05, 2017

Great weekend at the Inn at Glen Alpine. Lovely accommodations, warm hospitality and delicious breakfasts. Highly recommend!

So restful!

5 on October 13, 2017

Loved our visit. Teresa and Craig were such wonderful hosts and we enjoyed so much meeting them. The Inn was absolutely spotless which is always a big deal for me. The breakfast was delicious and cooked to perfection. The only thing that could have made it better is if the weather had cooperated. Would have loved to have been able to sit on their wrap around porch but it was just too wet from the storm. Hopefully, I'll be able to do that on another visit.

Excellent Stay!

5 on August 24, 2017

My husband and I traveled to this area to tour some potential residential home sites. Glen Alpine is a small town just outside of Morganton. We were very impressed with this B & B the moment we pulled in to the well-marked driveway. The home is beautiful inside and out, with every attention to detail imaginable during your stay. The hosts are fantastic, very welcoming and very knowledgeable of the area. Craig walked us through the home upon check-in and Theresa prepared outstanding breakfasts for both of our mornings. I would highly recommend The Inn at Glen Alpine for anyone looking for a great experience. Thank you Craig and Theresa!

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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.

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 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 and 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!