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In an article sub-titled "Everything you need for a great getaway can be found in this picturesque mountain town," writer Elizabeth Genovise recommends the Folkestone as a great place to stay. She says, "Though Bryson City and the surrounding area offers many places to stay, one of the loveliest is the Folkestone Inn, a homey and beautifully welcoming bed and breakfast that is ideal for couples enjoying a getaway. The Folkestone Inn features tastefully decorated, spacious, and lavish rooms on three levels...read more
Blue Ridge Country
"Situated only a quarter mile from the Deep Creek entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Folkestone Inn has long been known for its delectable and varied breakfast dishes, often offering hearty traditional fare along with gourmet specialities."
Blue Ridge Country magazine chose to feature the berry compote made of wild, fresh-picked blackberries, lavender from the Inn's garden or, in autumn, apples from their own trees. (Shown here with corncakes made from local stone-ground cornmeal, sausage and scrambled eggs.)
Folkestone Inn is one of the 21 North Carolina inns featured in a few full-color publication available at book stores and newsstands throughout the state.
“Hotel of the Week”
September 23, 2005
“It’s a perfect home base for hikers who want to spend their evenings in quiet contemplation. When not exploring the nearby trails, guests can soak in antique, claw-footed tubs or rock on a front porch swing overlooking a gurgling brook.”
“A row of comfortable white wicker rockers at the Folkestone Inn in Bryson City offers tranquil repose.”
Blue Ridge Country
“Serenity in the Smokies”
“I am heaven bound at the sweetly isolated Folkestone Inn just outside Bryson City… My first day of exploring the lesser-known spaces of the Smokies begins with a no-lunch-needed-later breakfast at the Folkestone. Happily fueled for a day of hiking, I head off to explore the hemlock-laden woods of nearby Deep Creek.”
“Far from the casinos of Cherokee, the tourist traps of Gatlinburg and the high elevation traffic jams of Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a little spot of heaven known as the Folkestone Inn.”
Arrington’s Inn Traveler
2005 Book of Lists
Folkestone Inn received Arrington’s award as “The Most Perfect Stay”. The awards are given based on feedback and voting by vacationing inngoers. The Inn Traveler is a quarterly publication dedicated to the sophisticated B&B/Country inn traveler.
“The inn’s 10 distinctive guest rooms are decorated in themes denoting favorite area activities such as fly-fishing, biking and kayaking… What we enjoyed most, were the French doors leading to our balcony, where couples can forget their cares and recapture romance fueled by the rosy glow of the sunset across the valley.”
Charlotte, The City Magazine
“The Smokies You Haven’t Seen”
“Sleep comes easily after a long day of exploring the wilderness, and one of the best spots for peaceful slumber on the North Carolina side of the Smokies is the Folkestone Inn near Bryson City and the Deep Creek entrance to the National Park… Next morning, it’s time to enjoy one of the Folkestone’s signature scrumptious breakfasts berry-laden pancakes, peach cobbler, strawberry shortcake (yes, for breakfast!), delectable cheesy quiche, and banana-and-sugar-stuffed French toast.”
“Hike The Smokies”
“Nestled in a rolling pasture beneath the peaks of the Smokies, this farmhouse has offered visitors a quiet escape for more than two decades…. A nearby brook provides background music, the air smells like hemlock and somehow the simple act of breathing becomes a new experience.”
Full texts of the above articles are available from the Innkeepers.
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Dinner was phenomenal! The preparation was flawless; the combination of flavors incredible; the presentation beautiful; and the atmosphere unsurpassed! You guys are AWESOME!
Jay & Julie, North Carolina