Folkestone Inn - A Bed & Breakfast Inn near Bryson City on the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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© 2002-2012 Folkestone Inn
AN INN FOR ALL SEASONS
Casual and beautifully maintained, our Smoky Mountain Bed and Breakfast is filled with old-fashioned charm (no TVs) but yet has most of the necessary modern amenities (private baths with showers, free wi-fi, guest computer, CD players). The Inn offers three floors of guest rooms each with a distinct personality and thoughtfully decorated by the owners from upstairs rooms with private balconies and mountain vistas, to romantic ground floor rooms with flagstone floors and low pressed-tin ceilings.
You can either relax on the beautiful front porch and enjoy the flora and fauna, or you can walk about 10 minutes to pristine waterfalls, hiking, fishing or tubing down Deep Creek. Or take a short ride and help celebrate 75 years of one of the most beautiful scenic drives on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
Nearby Bryson City is home to the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, arts and crafts galleries, antique shops and a surprising variety of restaurants for a small mountain town. Just down the road you’ll find rafting on the Nantahala River, zip line your way through the Gorge, mountain biking Tsali trails, fishing and boating on Fontana Lake, hiking any of the miles of trails in the Smokies, and great scenic drives like the Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherohala Skyway or Tail of the Dragon.
For your complimentary breakfast enjoy Café Cartago coffee with specialties such as omelets with fresh vegetables from our organic garden, pancakes with fresh local blueberries, and French toast stuffed with bananas and walnuts. A light breakfast (fresh fruit and cereal) is available with advance notice. Breakfast is served at 9:00 am unless otherwise notified.
At our Inn, we take pride in our bountiful gourmet breakfasts. We use real eggs, dairy, breakfast meats and sugar. We can leave things off your plate but we cannot accommodate "special diets" or make substitutions or change the menu. Our menus are prepared a week in advance and provisions are procured in advance according to the menu.
THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO SMOKING ANYWHERE ON THE PROPERTY.
To inquire about availabilities, call us between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. or use our Online Availability Calendar.
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"The selfish part of me wants to keep everybody else from knowing about the Folkestone Inn because, seriously – there's nothing to complain about. Steve, Eva and Robin will host you in a manner that few among us deserve. The place is beautiful, the hosts are congenial, the breakfasts are sinfully delicious and the rooms are perfect and include thoughtful amenities neglected by even some of the fine hotels."
Michael & Ana, 2012