The moment you walk up the stairs of this Victorian hotel you feel like you are taken back in time. It was reminiscent of the movie "Somewhere in time". In this classic film with Christopher Reeve and Jane Seymour, a young man is transported in time by the fascinating vision of a beautiful woman he sees in an old portrait. The Weaverville has several black and white antique portraits on the walls. Portraits of people who may have lived in a place like this. The owners are very cordial and attentive. The little touches of the chocolates at night and the water in your room are very nice. My favorite part of the room was the champagne footed bathtub. As far as the furniture, it was very "antique" and authentique to the Victorian period. The let down was the shower. It reminded me of a shower that one would find in a small cruise ship cabin. It just did not live up to the rest of the antique appointments of the room. Also, because of the great reviews I read before going, I expected the turn down service to be a little more. The bed was turned down, but nothing else in the room was tidied up. The TV room downstairs has a very old TV set. We were fine with no TV in our room. It is part of the experience. But the TV room sofa did not feel as antique but more like very "old". There was s musty odor on the upholstery as you sat down on the small sofa.
Overall, it is a very nice place to stay. Considering that there are hardly any other places to stay in town and nothing much to compare.
We have stayed in other Victorian places which also included an amazing breakfast in the morning. I believe that this hotel could benefit from adding that to their stay. It is sweet that they give you a $10 voucher per stay that you can use in town but it does not take the place of a genuine bed and breakfast.
As far as the town, there is not much there. We ate at La Grange and the food was exquisite. The only really good place to eat. The nearby area is beautiful! Great lakes, rivers, hikes. It's a nature lover's paradise.
We visited a place about 20 mins. from the Weaverville Hotel called The Strawhouse. This was the highlight of our trip! The location is right on the river. The owners make all their food, which is outstanding. They brew their own coffee and they offer small bungalows right on the river where you can spend the night. You can wake up in the morning and take in the sight and sound of the river rolling down the creek.
We spent quite some time talking to the owners and they were a delightful couple. I would suggest that you look into this place as an alternate place to stay when you visit Weaverville. A totally different experience. Weaverville Hotel offers the charm of staying in an authentique Victorian home and The Strawhouse offers more of a nature inspired experience. Ideally, you could spend one night in the first and the rest in the second.
We stayed in Room 3 and it was very quiet and wonderful the first night. Unfortunately, there was a wedding next door the second night and the guests were very loud. But this is not the hotel's fault. It was just an unusual circumstance. This is the only reaon I cannot give a perfect score for Sleep quality. But the beds were fabulous and very comfortable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The hotel, originally built in 1861, was last rebuilt in 1880 after burning to the ground. We have painstakingly restored it to the original high ceilings and wood floors, attempting to recapture as much of the original charm as possible. Private bath with shower in all rooms, most also have claw-foot tubs with bubble bath. All rooms are air conditioned with ceiling fans; most also have gas log fireplaces, a welcome feature during our colder months. Prime retail therapy is to be had in our great little Emporium downstairs where everything from sterling silver jewelry to women's clothing to great gift items can be found. The emporium is open every day, 9am till 6pm except Sundays, 10am-6pm. That's every day of the year! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Weaverville Hotel And Emporium