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“"Hideaway" room--funky but just right”

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Mountain Magnolia Inn, Suites & Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 5 Hot Springs B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

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.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 June 2013

We had a wonderful time staying at the Inn. This was one of the Best Bed & Breakfast we have stayed at. When we checked in we were upgraded to a larger room, very nice surprise! We were offered fresh coffee which was nice after the long drive. The spa bag was great to take with us to the hot springs. The Town and hot spring spa was within walking distance. In the evening we had an excellent dessert out on the porch. Breakfast was so fresh and everything you possible could ask for. We are planning to go back. Thank You for our great stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 May 2013

Stayed at the Hide Away which is actually not on the property but a short drive. It's near the river but next time would take the Bird's nest which has a view.

Breakfast is buffet style and nice. The chef for breakfast works at the Welcome Center.

The owner isn't as friendly as other owners in prior B&Bs that I have stand at.

Dinner at the main Inn was nice. The main hotel is close to a few trails near the Appliation trail

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Petenagle, Owner at Mountain Magnolia Inn, Suites & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2013

Thanks for the good review. Busy weekend, might have been more engaging otherwise.

Pete

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Reviewed 10 April 2013

I searched repeatedly for a lodging that would accommodate my husband and me, along with our visitor from MN. The Mountain Magnolia Inn was able to provide the type of housing I was looking for in Miss Peggy's Suite, a 2 bedroom suite with full bath and living room, and a front entrance onto a porch with table and chairs, as well as an entrance from the back porch close to the parking lot. We chose to have dinner there the afternoon of our arrival, and this was managed beautifully with a setting on the side porch of the inn that had large propane heaters for later in the chill of the evening. The menu was generous as were the portions of food, which were beautifully prepared by the chef. Service was excellent both for the dinner and breakfast meals. Our breakfast included individual omelets with grits and ham on the side, as well as juices, coffee and a fruit skewer, plus two pieces of wonderful french toast. Our beds were very well appointed and comfortable in large bedrooms typical of the Victorian age of the house, built in 1862. The bathroom was spotless and easily managed by us with a tub/shower of generous size. The Hot Springs soaking tubs were very interesting and a total pleasure, just a short walk or drive back into town, and again, these were very clean. The Mountain Magnolia Inn staff were so friendly and pleasant, all were proud of this beautiful house and were eager to fulfill every request. There is so much to see and do in the area that a one night stay was too short. Would love to repeat the experience.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Petenagle, Owner at Mountain Magnolia Inn, Suites & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 12 April 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed having you visit the Inn. I'm glad the suite was such a good fit for you. I will share all your nice comments with everyone involved as they are the ones who create the experiences guest have at our Inn.

Pete

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Reviewed 1 April 2013 via mobile

We had a really wonderful weekend as a wedding party. Lovely house. What a vision you had! To build something like this place takes a passion and you follow through with service. Wonderful food and a great place to relax and get away from it all for a day or two.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Petenagle, Owner at Mountain Magnolia Inn, Suites & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2013

Thanks for the great review. I'll share this with Mary Helen our Wedding Coordinator, Chris our chef and the rest of the team.

Pete

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Reviewed 21 March 2013

Mr. camped in the area several years ago and after seeing the Inn he always wanted to go back. We were able to get away for one night so booked a room and took off. When we first arrived in Hot Springs we went to the spa and soaked for an hour. Very nice! We then checked into the Inn. Gina greeted us and was very nice and helpful. She upgraded us to a larger room that was available and it was absolutely perfect. We loved the fact that we could walk into town for dinner, and we also liked the "no cellphones in dining room or common rooms" rule. The train was comforting, and we didn't even mid the neighbor's (room across hall) dog yapping every once in a while.

The next morning I went down for coffee where a man I hadn't seen was setting up the dining room. He nodded after I said Good Morning, and walked into the kitchen. We went down for breakfast which was buffet-style and very good. The man was still around, as were two other couples having breakfast. He never spoke to us or acknowledged us but we gathered from his conversation with the other two couples that he was the owner. I really don't require a lot of attention, but I found it odd that the owner of a B&B never spoke to us or even introduced himself. As we left Mr. attempted to start a conversation and felt dismissed.

I will say again it was a gorgeous property, and we loved the historic aspect of it.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Petenagle, Owner at Mountain Magnolia Inn, Suites & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2013

Thanks for your feedback and I'm glad from your overall rating that you enjoyed your visit. There are days I'm not the innkeeper at the inn but I am there for maintenance and other things. Sounds like I had one foot in maintenance and one in being the owner/host and didn't do a good job of being host. The moral is, if I'm doing maintenance let Gina be the innkeeper/host and stay out of guest relations or be prepared to be hospitable. Half hospitable doesn't work and that's what you got.

Sorry.

Pete Nagle

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Reviewed 7 March 2013

My husband took me to the Magnolia Inn for my birthday weekend. It was wonderful! Our 2nd trip and we will return. We relaxed in the hot springs, took a long hike up Pump Gap Trail. The food is amazing and it always exceeds our expectation.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Petenagle, Owner at Mountain Magnolia Inn, Suites & Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2013

Happy birthday to you!

Pete Nagle

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Additional Information about Mountain Magnolia Inn, Suites & Restaurant

Address: 204 Lawson St, Hot Springs, NC 28743-4504
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Hot Springs
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Hot Springs
Price Range: £75 - £206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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 
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