Having grown up in the mountains of Western North Carolina, I travel frequently throughout the region. While I find my own home town of Hendersonville to be one of the most friendly and beautiful that I have seen, the tiny town just a little west of Blowing Rock and Boone, known as Valle Crucis, is one of the most pristine. This is North Carolina’s mini-Tuscany, with gently rolling hills and a lush green backdrop. And, nestled right in the heart of all this beauty lies the Mast Farm Inn where I stayed for two nights in July with my teenage son and daughter during a music festival in nearby Sugar Grove (highly recommended- the Kruger Brothers and Doc Watson absolutely rock the house and the Carolina Chocolate Drops are a real treat!). What a fantastic rustic little inn. Guests can stay either in the main farmhouse or in one of the small cottages on the property. We stayed in the Blacksmith Shop, perfect for the three of us with a queen bed downstairs and a twin in the small loft upstairs. Out back is a small pond with a couple of chairs where you can sit and read and just enjoy nature. The entire inn sits on such a beautiful piece of land; its hard to imagine a more serene place to just get away from it all.
A stay at the Mast Farm includes a fabulous and plentiful breakfast in the morning. The dishes are so varied and delicious; I will include a photo. And for a small price, don’t miss having a home-cooked dinner here. The meal includes four courses- salad, soup, entree, and dessert- with ingredients from their gardens. Simply simple and outstandingly good. This is an abundant meal, so come hungry!
One final plus to mention about this inn: its proximity to lots of other beautiful places. Blowing Rock, Linville Falls, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and Grandfather Mountain are very close by and well worth a side trip. I will definitely be back to the Mast Farm, hopefully in the October to see Carolina in the Fall.
Thanks so much to the Deschamps for your kindness and commitment to such a beautiful establishment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mast Farm Inn is an award-winning historic country inn & restaurant in the Valle Crucis Historical District of North Carolina, which has been welcoming guests since the 1800s; A Historic Hotels of America hotel, a Select Registry Inn, and on The National Register of Historic Places. So Much More… The world renowned Mast Farm Inn of Valle Crucis is nothing short of a handcrafted masterpiece of North Carolina Folk Art ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mast Farm Hotel Valle Crucis