The Inn at Glen Alpine

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

About

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

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!


Wonderful host, clean comfortable accommodations paired with a delicious breakfast.

5 on July 05, 2017

If your plans call for staying anywhere near Morgonton, NC I highly recommend staying with the Sellmans. Their inn is uniquely historical while providing a level of comfort that makes you stop and say ahhh!! Allow thier wrap around porch a chance to take you back in time.


Anniversary Weekend

5 on June 28, 2017

Went searching for a Bed and Breakfast near the wine country on North Carolina and found The Inn at Glen Alpine. I saw what great review it had so I booked the last remaining room. Wife and I were celebrating our 38th wedding anniversary and this could not have turned out better. The Inn is fantastic and a beautiful place to stay The rooms are large and very charming. I could have spent the whole weekend just sitting on the porch sipping wine. Teresa and Craig are fantastic hosts and breakfast was just another feather in their hat. We did not get to do all we wanted in the area and will definitely plan another visit and stay and the Inn again. I would highly recommend it!


Best B & B in the Morganton area

5 on June 21, 2017

My wife and I had and excellent stay at the The Inn at Glenn Alpine. Everything was perfect. We will definitely be returning and would recommend it to anyone looking for a great quiet place to stay.


One of the best...

5 on January 21, 2017

We spent a great weekend in Morganton enjoying the food, beer and natural beauty of the area. The Inn at Glen Alpine was our home base to all the attractions in Morganton and Black Mountain. The innkeepers were wonderful hosts, and the facilities were fantastic. They talk up their breakfast on the website for good reason. You'll leave for the day fully charged with the delicious meals they prepare. The french toast was divine! You won't be disappointed in your stay at the Inn at Glen Alpine.


Warm atmoshpere and comfortable accommodations

5 on January 04, 2017

The B&B had spacious common areas and the rooms were of good size. The host and hostess were very knowledgeable providing recommendations, their previous background, and history of the area. It was great to chat with them after the meat.


We will be back!

5 on December 28, 2016

We loved our stay at The Inn at Glen Alpine! The building is spectacular and the inn keepers even better. Great food, service and amenities. Very clean, organized and so well supplied. We had everything we needed. Teresa & Craig know the area and the people well, and were happy to make recommendations for where to go and what to do. Visiting The Inn will become a tradition for us.


Greatest experience I have had at a B&B

5 on December 16, 2016

Very friendly, Felt right at home! Would not hesitate to stay again if I'm in the area! Loved every minute of it and couldn't stay long enough.


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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

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

Location Type

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

Airport

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

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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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Policies

  • 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
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Innkeepers

Name(s)

Teresa and Craig Sellman

Languages spoken

English, Italian, Spanish

Resident Pets

Cats

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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Meals

Breakfast

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!


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