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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New Owners
Scott & Toni Rowe
Welcome you to
The Folkestone Inn!

"We knew from the very first moment we arrived in Bryson City that this was where we wanted to be. Together we have over half a century of culinary and hospitality experience and we are excited to bring to the Inn our passion for hospitality and a philosophy of locally and responsibly sourced ingredients that result in fantastic tasting and creative dishes." (Read about us)



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 clawfoot tubs with showers, free wi-fi, hairdryers). 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 enjoy 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 The Dragon.

For your complimentary three-course breakfast enjoy dark organic coffee starting with homemade sweet breads and fresh fruit then onto the main course consisting of specialties such as sweet potato hash with poached eggs, sausage and candied bacon, lemon soufflé pancakes with warm blueberry compote, and omelets with fresh vegetables from our organic garden. Juice, coffee and tea are also served. A light breakfast is available with advance notice. Coffee is ready at 7:30 am. Breakfast is served 9:00 am unless otherwise notified.

We take pride in our bountiful gourmet breakfasts. We use farm fresh eggs, dairy, house-cured and smoked breakfast meats. Toni’s homemade jams are made from local fruits and are guests’ favorites. Please notify us in advance of any dietary allergies or restrictions.

Also join us for assorted beverages, cookies and snacks each day beginning at 3 pm.

The Folkestone Inn is one hour west of Asheville, just three hours from Atlanta and Charlotte, and two hours from Greenville, Knoxville and Chattanooga.

To inquire about availabilities, call us between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. or use our Online Availability Calendar


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Folkestone Inn
Bed & Breakfast
Scott & Toni Rowe
101 Folkestone Road
Bryson City, NC

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Valentine's Special

What better way to say "I love you" than a romantic weekend getaway with gourmet dinner, Saturday, February 11. Call to reserve your favorite Folkestone Inn guest room and your place at our Valentine's dinner. Join us for pre-dinner hors d'oeuvres followed by a five-course meal with paired wines ($75 pp addl. to lodging) Dinner menu

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From Our Guest Book

""We arrived to find new owners Toni and Scott settling in and already making their mark. Toni was warm and welcoming and Scott was making magic in the Kitchen; fab cookies in the afternoon and AMAZING breakfasts. On our first morning we had to leave before breakfast time and to our pleasure Toni and Scott got things going early, I can still smell the pumpkin muffins if I close my eyes. The inn was extremely clean and cozy and our fellow guests of varying ages and hometowns were good company over 5:00 o'clock complimentary wine. We visited to ride the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad and hike in the Smoky Mountains and Folkestone is perfect for both."

Guests from
Naples, Florida
October 2016