The Groome Inn is a true treasure. It is a comfortable, updated farmhouse out in the country -- but amazingly close to I-85. Innkeeper Jimmie Groome is a delightful hostess, with wonderful stories about the Groome family and life in North Carolina's tobacco country. The rooms are lovely, with modern baths, and the grounds and gardens are beautiful. Our two dogs loved exploring with Jimmie's dachshund, Miss Lela. Breakfast was delicious -- best French toast ever!