Mountain Magnolia Inn is a b&b that also offers some offsite rooms in the small town of Hot Springs, NC. My husband and I chose a $100 room called the Hideaway located within a mile or so of the b&b because it offered a private, small outdoor seating area. For those who like to walk, the room was actually within walking distance of the b&b, which we chose to do that evening as we strolled through the little town of Hot Springs.
The Hideaway room is actually a private-entranced room in a retrofitted, creek-side house where there are one or two other apartments offered for rent. Our room was exactly what we wanted: a cool, dark, quiet place to sleep, a clean working shower, and a place to sit outdoors in privacy. The icing on the cake was the stream upon which the house sat and a small in-room refrigerator.
The room is a little funky due to the fact that the house has been retrofitted into separate apartments. The bathroom (sink, toilet, and shower) sit atop a platform arrangement so you need to climb one or two steps to get access. This was not a problem for us, but for some be forewarned. The room's door can be accessed off of a seldom traveled lane or from steps below where parking is available. The small window air conditioner was adequate and the room was dark for sleeping. There was one upholstered chair in the room sufficient for our use. A wide door offers an expanded view and access the to deck-patio; it is also screened, which allows for natural ventilation if you prefer no air conditioner.
Free breakfast is offered back at the b&b in a glorious pastoral setting. A full hot breakfast was served on the veranda with an expansive view of the Blue Ridge Mountains. The service offered by the owners was prompt and gracious and the grounds were available for strolling. It was a delightful way to begin a morning.
We were budget conscious on this part of our 2-week-long vacation, but had we wanted to spend a bit more money, staying in the b&b would not have disappointed I'm quite sure. On select nights with reservations, a gourmet dinner is offered. Disappointingly, we were there on a Tuesday when dinner is not available.
I highly recommend The Hideaway if you're in this part of the country to explore nature (as you should be); you are plunked down in the middle of trees, birds, and the sound of water. If you want a room to hang out in, this would not be a good choice for you--although the deck-patio attached to the room is quite nice for meditating and reading.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a fully restored 1868 country inn and restaurant located 35 miles north of Asheville. We offer individual rooms, suites and cottages plus a variety of packages including Romance, Bltmore, Adventure, Spa and more. Our in-house restaurant, Unforgettable Dining, is just that - unforgettable. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mountain Magnolia Inn, Suites & Restaurant Hotel Hot Springs
- Mountain Magnolia Inn, Suites And Restaurant