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Boxwood Lodge
Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Blowing Rock
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 19 September 2007

I recently stayed at the Boxwood Lodge based on reviews on Trip Advisor. I was disappointed to be given a tiny room with a musty smell and bed so hard I could barely walk the next morning. Although the property was spotlessly clean, it is apparently the worse for wear as our mattress was just plain worn out. The property sits right on a very busy highway and the noise from trucks and traffic is constant. I'd recommend staying somewhere else.

  • Stayed: September 2007
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1  Thank Mtn_Traveler4
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Reviewed 8 September 2007

My husband and I stayed here over the Labor Day weekend. We had a nice room upstairs in the main house of the lodge. The room (a king suite) was large, clean, and had plenty of furniture. However, it was not a suite in the sense that there was a seperate sitting room and bedroom. The room was very large though.
The location is great. About a three-five minute walk to anywhere in historic Blowing Rock.

  • Stayed: September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2007

This is a modest but very pleasant establishment. It is on the main street into Blowing Rock and a reasonable 10 minute walk into the downtown area. It is basically a motel but a nice one.

It is very well-run by the proprietors, Philip and Emma, and there a general sense of personal pride and ownership in the place. The rooms are relatively ordinary but are clean and well-kept. Same with the continental breakfast - modest but quite sufficient. There are many small touches outside, such as the gardens and breakfast porch, that make everything quite pleasant.

Like the earlier reviewer we stayed in the one-bedroom suite with small children, and valued the extra room and small kitchen facilities (sink, microwave and some cups and utensils).

(Special tip for other families - Blowing Rock has a great playground in its downtown park.)

Blowing Rock has many motels and inns but we thought the Boxwood Lodge was a very nice, well-located and reasonably-priced place to stay. There may be better places but we were quite satisfied with our choice. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: May 2007, travelled with family
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5  Thank traveller111111
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Reviewed 6 December 2006

When planning your trip to Blowing Rock, The Box Wood Lodge is a wonderful place to stay. It is located on Main Street and is within walking distance to all the wonderful shops. The rooms are comfortable, very clean and spacious. If you are traveling with kids I recomend room 105. We have a 5 year old and it was perfect. Its a two room suite with two TVS, cable and a small kitchenet with sink, dishes and glasses, utensils and even wine glasses and a cork screw for that evening bottle of wine. There is also a babbeling brooke out side the window and a litte stone garden with a swing. Main Street has a big park for the kids and it beautiful during peak season in the Fall. Mr. & Mrs. Pickett (Inn Keepers) are delightful and welcoming, and the beds are the most comfortable I have ever slept in. Very, very cozy! A great deal for the price. we plan on staying there every visit to come! There is not much of a view, but the location is great if you plan on doing Granfather Mt. and the likes. It's located just a stones throw from the Blue Ridge Park Way! They also have a private cabin for extra privacy. Oh, and the towels are extra large, thick and soft. That's a big change from the hotel towles we expected. All rooms are non-smoking, but you can step out side and smoke while sitting on the swing in the covered gazebo. While sitting there you can feel, hear and smell the brooke running under your feet below the wood floor. It's very relaxing. I highly encorage a stay at the Lodge, you will not be disapointed. Also, make sure you stop by Mistery Hill just down the road. It's fun and amazing for both kids from 5 to 50. Enjoy!

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Reviewed 2 October 2006

This was the best hotel I have ever stayed in. The bathroom was spacious and featured a jacuzzi tub. The water flow from the showerhead was just right. We liked the double sinks and the built-in blow dryer in the dressing area, too.

We were just a short walk from the downtown district, so the hotel is in a perfect location. The owners were also friendly and attentive to our needs. We could not have asked for a better experience.

We give the Boxwood Lodge two thumbs up...way up!

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 April 2006

After being a little hesitant to reserve a room sight-unseen, I was pleasantly suprised when we arrived at Boxwood Lodge. It is a very cute little inn that looks like it has recently been redone, redecorated, etc. The decoration is nice and the room that we had was spacious. The owners are very nice and the main house (lobby) is a nice homey place to relax on the beautiful porch. The inn is located a nice less than 5 minute walk away from the main shops and restaurants in Blowing Rock. We will definitely be back!

  • Stayed: April 2006
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7  Thank gopack824
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Reviewed 11 October 2004

A church group of 28 (mostly seniors) stayed two nights (Oct 3 & 4). Half of the group stayed at the Boxwood Lodge and the other half at the Blowing Rock Inn.

Since the majority of the group was deaf, they were disappointed the televisions set were old and close-captioned was not available.

Thro' old, the television sets worked well. The rooms were clean and comfortable and within a good distance of shops, restaurants, etc.

The owners of both motels went out of their way to accomodate our group.

14  Thank jeralde
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Address: 671 Main St, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-6159
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Blowing Rock
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #10 of 16 Hotels in Blowing Rock
Price Range: £66 - £118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Boxwood Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 22
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