Mountain Magnolia Inn, Suites and Restaurant

PO Box 6 204 Lawson Street, Hot Springs, NC 28743 USA (Show map)


Located in recently voted BEST SMALL MOUNTAIN TOWN, Mountain Magnolia Inn is the perfect place for relaxation, romance, adventure or a family vacation. We are located Hot Springs, NC just 35 miles from Asheville at the junction of the French Broad River and the Appalachian Trail. The Inn offers individual rooms, suites, cottages and vacation rentals. The main inn is a fully restored 145 year old Victorian estate situated on 3.5 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. All our guest rooms have private baths, some have fireplaces, jacuzzi tubs, and private balconies with beautiful mountain views. Breakfast is included with a nights stay and dinner is available many nights.



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  • Guest room4.2
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.5

Highly Recommend

5 on November 05, 2014

We were a bit apprehensive to book our small wedding completely online from another state, but we were beyond satisfied with the outcome. The staff made every effort to make sure it was a personalized, special and unique experience. Leah, the wedding coordinator, took into consideration all of the details. She made sure that our flowers, the arbor and other decorations were beautifully done and mirrored our taste and requests. Karen was our officiant and did an amazing job of incorporating our personalities and beliefs into the content of the ceremony, making it personalized and meaningful. Sarah did my hair and make-up, listening to my ideas and incorporating her vision to result in hair and makeup that was exactly what I had dreamed of. She also is a talented photographer. Her gentle manner helped us both feel at ease and resulted in great photographs that we are excited to share with our families and friends. The 5 course meal prepared by the Chef after our wedding was a delight to the palate. Every course was prepared well, served with impeccable timing and included wholesome local and organic foods. Gina, the breakfast chef, made sure our dietary needs were taken into consideration and went above and beyond to make us delicious breakfasts each morning. We stayed in the Rose Room for two nights and would highly recommend it. The room affords beautiful views overlooking the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains. We were there as the colors were turning and it was the perfect opportunity to take in the views from the balcony. We enjoyed a visit to the Hot Springs for a relaxing soak which was just down the road, we wandered around downtown visiting the unique shops. It was fun to walk on the Appalachian Trail and easy to get to all of the destinations- all within walking distance. Thank you to the staff for helping to make our special day full of wonderful memories.

Dining & Wedding

4.8 on October 30, 2014

We attended the wedding of our daughter & enjoyed the site, the helpful staff and the wonderful meal following the wedding! This B&B provided a wonderful experience in a beautiful setting!

Sister Property at Laughing Heart Lode

4.4 on November 04, 2013

Dined here on Saturday night. Party of 16. Pretty long wait, but the food was outstanding and the service excellent. Our party stayed at the sister lodge, the Laughing Heart Lodge. It is a former Jesuit retreat center and so very peaceful and bucolic.

wonderful romantic getaway

4.0 on February 12, 2011

My wife booked me the the room with the extra legendary guest,a ghost, and believe me its a story i share with everyone to this day ,a pleasant yet very real life experience i am greatful to have had in my life. The house ,room ,food ,massage and trip to the hotsprings were beyond the travel stays we have had across america. A place i still refect upon today. Would recomend this B n B to all who love a romantic getaway.Look foward to having another stay this spring.

Wonderful! An exceptional find

4.4 on August 21, 2010

From the UK. We travelled the blue ridge parkway. This was far and away the friendliest, most comfortable, best served stopover. Maitre D Peter is the perfect host, gently friendly throughout and a mine of information and unlimited willingness to help when needed. He arranged our Biltmore visit (an easy hour drive away) reduced price entrance, maps etc to perfection. We resumed our travels totally refreshed, only wishing that we had booked another day or two at Magnolia Erl & Joanna

we had a great time

4.6 on January 06, 2007

If you are looking for a relaxing time this is the place to be. At first we were disappointed we didn't stay in the main house. We stayed in the Hideaway but after we were there we enjoyed the privacy. We had breakfast everyday on the front porch. One night we ate dinner on the porch(in March). They had heat lamps that made it cozy, warm and romantic. The food was excellent and the staff was great. The town itself was alot of fun too. We had a package deal and it was a great way to go. We would like to go back and stay at the main house.

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Location Type

On the Appalachian Trail, On the French Broad River, near hot mineral springs, Mountains, Small town


Asheville, NC (AVL) 35 miles

Directions to property:

From Asheville take highway 19/23 north 8-10 miles to Weaverville until you see a sign Hot Springs 2nd right. Exit onto highway 25/70 north toward Marshall going about 30 miles to Hot Springs. In town look for our sign at the Post Office and follow the arrow until you see our driveway on the right.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Appalachian Trail, Biltmore Estate, Max Patch, French Broad River, Whitewater rafting, Fishing, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Conference Rooms, Copier, Desk, Library, Parking, Piano, Telephone, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access, Workout facility , beer & wine, massage, restaurant on site, close to hot mineral baths

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Kitchenette, Microwave, Outdoor grilling, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Fine Dining Restaurant

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  • Check In:: 3:00PM
  • Check Out:: 11 amn
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only Outside ok
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited In Garden House or suites
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: One night mostly. Two nights some holidays.
  • Accepted payments VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We will guarantee a room with a credit card.
  • Cancellations: $35 cancellation charge. If cancelled 1 week prior to reservation, you are responsible for the room unless we re-rent it.
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Marion and Tami

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About the innkeepers

Antiques, gardening, cooking, traveling, investments

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  • Time Served: 8:30-9:30AM
  • Serving Location: Front porch, Dining Room

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Mountain Trout

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