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Pilot Knob Inn
Certificate of Excellence
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“We stayed there, too.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2014

We spent two nights at Pilot Knob Inn last week and loved being there. Beautiful surroundings, i.e., many acres of very attractive, well-kept wooded property not far from the entrance to Pilot Mountain State Park. The whole area around this park and Hanging Rock State Park is lovely. Agree pretty much with what everyone else has written. There is, by the way, a nice outdoor swimming pool. Our suite, Heavenly Hideaway, has a jacuzzi bath tub as well as a terrific shower.
Highly recommend Pilot Know Inn.

Room Tip: Our room was fine for us, although we woke rather early to the smells of coffee and bacon.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

Could not ask for a nicer place to stay. We have been staying there for 2 years and can't stay away. Breakfast is wonderful. If you need or want anything, you call Jennifer or Kathy. They really go above and beyond. Home away from home. The Castle is our favorite!!

Room Tip: Castle is the best!!!!
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Fishersville, Virginia
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

I am trying to limit my list of accolades and am finding that task rather difficult. Do not choose cabin 4 if you are an early riser - you will not want to get out of that perfect bed! The lake is exquisite. Breakfast is delicious. Everyone from beginning to end are just wonderful, "real" people. I never figured out how to connect with the wi-fi and I am an "expert" on such - but I didn't care, there was far too many other things I wanted to get into. Mt. Airy - what is more perfect than spending our country's sacred holiday in our collective hometown? This shall be a tradition for my husband and I - just no one else try to get cabin 4 next independence day! Thanks Jennifer and Kathy - you guys are great.

Teresa Oberg

P.S. would you consider putting up the Inn's history on the website?

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Statesville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

My husband and I spent our anniversary here 2 weeks ago. What a pleasant surprise to only be 45 min from home and feel like you are a million miles away. The cost was affordable and the staff are so nice and welcoming. We stayed in the "Love Shack" and absolutely fell in love with this cabin. The décor was exactly what we expected and made us feel like we had gone to the mountains. We were privileged to have the opportunity to see several other cabins and found each to be decorated very tastefully and each with its own theme. All have a surprising amount of privacy which makes Pilot Knob Inn a wonderful place to have couples time.

Jennifer, the owner and Kathy, her wonderful staff member, made each mornings breakfast a delightful and tasty start to the day. They take the time to make each couples breakfast as they come into the dining area and have delicious treats to dine on while waiting. The view from the dining area is beautiful and peaceful. We felt very welcome and comfortable while visiting and are now planning another get away soon to stay here.

The location of the inn is at the base of Pilots Knob and just a short drive to Pilot Mountain downtown, Mount Airy, Elkin and Virginia. There are so many quaint places to see and things to do.

Thank You Pilots Knob Inn!!! See You Soon

Room Tip: Doesn't matter! They're all great!
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Delaware
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121 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

Haven't stayed in a cabin in years, so we decided to try Pilot Knob cabin #4. When we arrived there was not a soul to be found. Check in consisted of taking the instructions off the bulletin board at the office and proceeding to the unlocked cabin that had our key inside. The inside of the cabin is very clean but beat, be forewarned, it's like staying at a friend's vacation/hunting cabin. The bath linens are very worn, the bath sink and tub are old and stained. The chairs and couch are also worn, however the king-size bed is new & very comfortable. The cabin has heat, a/c and a fireplace, there is also a TV and WiFi which we did not use. The outside porches and especially the deck could use some maintenance (screened in deck would be a nice touch). There is road noise from the highway to the rear of the house especially when trucks are downshifting for the grade, particularly annoying at night.
Breakfast at the inn was OK and the friendly caretaker, Cathy, does and great job. The baked goods from a local bakery were the highlight, especially the apple pie.
Overall it was a pleasant experience and I'm not ruling out another stay but the cabin does need some updating.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Townsend DE
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

Wow! We have stayed at other "cabins" but nothing quite like this one. We stayed in the Honeymoon Suite (39 years of honeymooning) and by far this made us feel like we were the only ones on the premises. The attention to detail was fabulous. The breakfast was delicious and the view from the breakfast area is breathtaking. Jennifer, the inn keeper and Kathy, her right hand girl, made us feel right at home. Just a drive down to the lake can make you appreciate nature's beauty. The surrounding area has fun things to see and do-especially downtown Mount Airy (home of Andy Griffith). If you are looking for a renewed sense of togetherness, here's your place! It was our first visit, but we know it won't be our last!! Thank you Pilot Knob!!

Room Tip: The honeymoon suite is attached to the main building, but you will not know that. The cabin was quie...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

Our son's wedding at Pilot Knob Inn was the perfect romantic weekend! From the moment I made the reservation until the big day, Jennifer, the Inn Keeper, was so helpful with all the details in our planning process. We rented the Honeymoon Cabin for the ceremony and it was perfect; the intimacy of this authentic cabin along with the beautiful scenery & views was so special. The newlywed "family" couldn't have been happier. The bride & groom stayed 3 nights; they were so impressed with the complimentary home cooked breakfast each morning and the charm of all the personal touches. Pilot Knob Inn is perfect for special occasions or a weekend getaway !

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Pilot Knob Inn

Property: Pilot Knob Inn
Address: 361 New Pilot Knob Lane, P.O. Box 1280, Pilot Mountain, NC 27041
Region: United States > North Carolina > Pilot Mountain
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Pilot Mountain
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are the tobacco barn cabins featured on HGTV and in Southern Living and Our State Magazine, on 100 acres with a lake with boating and fishing. Cabins offer fireplace (gas), and whirlpools for two. Luxurious honeymoon suites with whirlpools or hot tubs with gas logs. All cabins and suites come with full breakfast. All units have wi-fi/central heat & air & Satellite TV ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Pilot Knob Hotel Pilot Mountain

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