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“Retreat in the Mountains”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hemlock Inn

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Hemlock Inn
Ranked #6 of 10 Bryson City B&B and Inns
Nashville, Tennessee
1 review
“Retreat in the Mountains”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

The Hemlock Inn is the place to go to get away from it all--they serve two delicious meals a day (breakfast and dinner), which are included in the price of your stay. No phones or tv in the rooms, which really helps with winding down. Best folks ever who own, live on the property, and are your host and hostess.. The rooms are cozy, nothing fancy, but nice and clean--with double top sheets. The rooms were built in the 1950's, so have that mid 20th century charm (and quirks, which is part of the fun of staying here)

Beautiful views from the large porch, complete with rocking chairs. They even have a small reading library. My husband and I have been coming here for annual (and now semi-annual) retreats since 1998. We come back from the Hemlock rested, rejuvenated and relaxed every time.

Sleeping is wonderful--no humming air conditioners, just the mountain breezes lulling you to sleep. I love waking up in the morning here, when you can here the surrouniding woods come alive.

Very Close to town, but located on a property that neighbors the Park, it is both quiet and convenient.

I f you want a "retro" vacation, where the kids play games, or ping pong and you can either zone out or hike or both, then tthis is the place for you

Room Tip: Some rooms have their own porch (ask Mort, the owner) Most rooms have a small riefrigeator in them...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Birmingham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

The Hemlock Inn is a favorite destination for our entire family, including our three married daughters and their families. We have been staying at the Inn for 20 years or more. We always find peace and relaxation there, and so appreciate the Christian atmosphere, and the scrumptious food! We love Mort and Laney, have enjoyed watching their sons grow up. It's a place that seems suspended in time, lovely and clean and wholesome. They are very welcoming to kids. Our family speaks of it longingly, saying, "I wish we could go to the Hemlock Inn!"

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Greensboro, North Carolina, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2011

My wife and I stayed here with our daughter and niece, the meals and conversation were amazing. I love the fact that there was NO tv. We loved the library. he views where breath taking.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2011

My family stayed at the Hemlock for three nights in August. We were impressed with the location (out of town, up a winding road), and the meals were fantastic. Served family style at large round tables with lazy susans filled with southern goodness. There are a few cabins and rondettes in addition to traditional motel type rooms. We stayed in a rondette and if I were to return, would probably prefer the traditional rooms, which appeared slightly more updated. Don't go here for wifi and tv. Go here to get away.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2011

This hotel was the perfect location for a large family get-together. There were different kinds of accommodations available, from single rooms to family cottages. We enjoyed the rocking chairs on the veranda, the comfortable shared living room area, and the ping pong table on the back porch. Best of all, breakfast and dinner were included and the meals were incredible. I will definitely be back.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Harrisburg, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2011

My husband and I stayed here on a family trip. The room was nice and clean, and had a simple screened in balcony. I was a little surprised by the lack of television, but actually liked that I didn't have that distraction. The meals here are amazing. If they'd served a lunch I would have been there for all three meals. If you want a quiet place away from the hustle and bustle of some Smokey Mountain tourist areas, this is the place to go.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2011

The Hemlock Inn is located at the edge of the Smoky Mountains National Park. A 10 minute drive and you are at the head of many hiking trails through the Smoky Mountains, one of our premier national parks. The inn is unpretentious, no frills, no TV, but very comfortable and in a beautiful setting. From the front deck, high on a ridge, the view is nothing but mountains, with an occasional rising mist, or bird in flight – very peaceful. The delicious home cooked meals are served family style. The inn keeper and family are warm, gracious hosts. On a chilly day, the fire in the fireplace is cozy. The communal living room is good for a reunion of family or friends.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Hemlock Inn

Property: Hemlock Inn
Address: 911 Galbraith Creek Rd, P.O. Box 2350, Bryson City, NC 28713-8229
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Bryson City
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Bryson City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Hemlock Hotel Bryson City

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