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“Charming!”
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Homestead Inn
Ranked #3 of 11 Blowing Rock B&B and Inns
Helena, Alabama
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Charming!”
Reviewed 2 October 2011

On Sept. 28, 2011, we stayed at the Homestead Inn as part of a short, "regain our sanity" trip up to the mountains of NC. We knew we wanted to visit Grandfather Mountain, so in looking for a place to stay in fairly close proximity, my research led us to Blowing Rock. What a beautiful town! And, thanks to great reviews on Trip Advisor, we made a reservation at the Homestead Inn. The first thing that struck us when we arrived was the profusion of flowers. From the lovely gazebo near the front entrance, to the double swings by a small waterfall, to beautiful trees and hanging baskets of blooming geraniums, it was obvious that the owners had poured much work and much love into the landscaping. The room was beautifully decorated and included a fireplace and a jacuzzi tub which we really enjoyed. Even the towels and bed linens were luxurious and comfortable. We not only felt like honored guests -- we felt like family. You won't be disappointed in the Homestead Inn!

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Longwood, Florida
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Reviewed 16 September 2011

My wife Sue and I trailered our motorcycle up to ride the Parkway for four days and were lucky enough to find the Homestead Inn. When we pulled in the driveway, Rob immediately started helping me take the bike off the trailer while Caroline was showing Sue all the best places to eat and shop. They were so friendly we felt like we had known them forever. Then to find that the rooms were more reasonable than most downtown motels made the stay even better. We were impressed with the comfortable room, the fireplace, and the jacuzzi. We will definitely stay there when we return to ride. Ron Allbee, Longwood, Fl

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Gilmer, Tx
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2011

Wife and I took a little "get away" in September to North Carolina. I had heard that Blowing Rock was a beautiful town, and we decided to stay there for several nights. While searching for lodging I ran across the Homestead Inn and read the good reviews. The reviews are to be believed. This is a quaint little family run inn located just 100 yards from Main Street. It reminded me of 1940's motels with about 12 units arranged in a U around a beautiful, flower decorated court. The room was tastefully decorated in an egletic style and was very neat and clean. Morning coffee is available in the room and at the office counter. Several restaurants are within close walking distance. We totally enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Washington DC
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

My family and I stayed at the Homestead for nearly a week prior to leaving our son in nearby Boone for his freshman year at Appalachian State University. Blowing Rock is a charming little town, right on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and we wanted to stay here rather than busier Boone, so I did my research earlier in the summer. We chose the Homestead based on its Tripadvisor reviews, and I was very glad we did. Innkeeper Caroline was very helpful and responsive as we made our plans, and was just as nice in person. As others have described, the inn is small and rustic, beautifully landscaped and carefully tended. Caroline's husband and fellow innkeeper, Rob, is visible on the grounds all day, working and chatting with guests. The rooms are immaculate and comfortable -- the beds are especially so. Loved the two rockers outside each room's door -- great for sitting with morning coffee or relaxing at the end of a busy day. When we left, after making our reservations to return for Family Weekend at App State next month, Rob gave my son Sam his business card and encouraged Sam to call if he needed anything. I was touched and grateful. This is a very nice place to stay, run by wonderful people.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Bradenton, Florida
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2011

We are so happy we chose to stay here! The rooms are small but very comfortable, the innkeepers were friendly, and for $70 a night, we can't find one complaint! The grounds are flooded with beautiful flowers, and although the buildings are old, they are kept up nicely! And BONUS: the beds are VERY comfortable (we are very picky). We will definitely return if we pass through Blowing Rock!

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Charlotte, NC
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26 reviews
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Reviewed 15 August 2011

My wife and I stayed at Homestead for two nights Aug 4th and 5th. The room was decorated in a country theme and was very comfortable. The bed was firm and we slept well.

The grounds are beautiful. They obviously spend a lot of time on landscaping. There are multiple places to sit and relax after Dinner on Main Street. The location is perfect. Just 1 block from Main Street.

My wife and I would stay here again.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2011

This was our first visit and will NOT be our last. The room was very comfy, beautifully decorated. The rocking chairs on the porch, the swings in the garden.. A very short walk to downtown Blowing Rock for shopping and yet far enough away to be peaceful. The customer service is equally as good. Can not wait for the late fall so we can use the fireplace in our room. I will definately recommend this to anyone!! Wonderful getaway !!!

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Property: Homestead Inn
Address: 153 Morris St, PO Box 1030, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9026
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Blowing Rock
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Blowing Rock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Homestead Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Homestead Inn is awesome! Rooms are quaint, cozy, and immaculate! Rooms include Highspeed internet fridge, micro, coffee pot,flat screen tv with DVD players, hairdryer. Some rooms have fireplace, and or jacuzzi, efficiency. All newly remodeled rooms for 2011. We are located in a beautiful setting in walking distance to downtown. minutes from the ski slopes and all other Blowing Rock attractions,including the Blue Ridge Parkway We provide a swing, gazebo, picnic table and grill area.We are known for our award winning gardens and flowers. Come stay at the Homestead, your "home away from home". ... more   less 
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