Let me start with the positives about this hotel. The staff is very pleasant and the location is good for walking into downtown Blowing Rock. However, I was expecting a bit more for the significant sum of money I spent for one night at this hotel. I realize the prices go up on weekends, but I was a little aghast at what I didn't get for my money. The room we got was very small, however, it was updated from its 1950s decor (except for the black and white tile and the tub in the bathroom). We had a hard time finding floor space to put our suitcases down. The mattress had seen better days - it was soft and sank in the middle. The A/C in the room barely kept up with cooling the room and this is the mountains of NC! The water pressure was very low in the bathroom and it took about 3 or 4 minutes for us to get hot water in the shower. I guess I didn't realize that the prices of accommodations in Blowing Rock are so expensive - it is just simply supply and demand, I guess. I would suggest getting a room in Boone and just driving to the town to look around and have dinner. Maybe I had a problem with the cost of this hotel, being that I just came from the Inn at the Biltmore Estate. Granted I paid more there, but the amenities were way above what I got here and I didn't pay that much more for a B&B package there.
In retrospect, I probably should have called the hotel directly to negotiate the price rather than go through one of the internet sites.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Discover inspired stays in the cozy accommodations of Ridgeway Inn, located in Blowing Rock, North Carolina. Enjoy modern amenities like our complimentary Wi-Fi and flat-screen color TVs and rustic elements like our garden swings. We strive to blend the modern with the simplistic, and the result is an exceptional vacation. Your rustic retreat blends the comforts of modern life with the peacefulness of a small town setting. Ridgeway Inn is steps away from main street's shops and restaurants. In addition, you are within walking distance of Blowing Rock Park, which plays host to local fairs and festivals. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ridgeway Hotel Blowing Rock