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A Smoky Mountains Bed and Breakfast near Bryson City NC

A quiet mountain setting
  • A quiet mountain setting
  • The Inn
  • The Folkestone's wide front porch
  • Main parlor
  • Gathering around the firepit
  • Guest room with private balcony
  • The Library
  • Side garden
  • Side garden


A restful Bryson City getaway in the shadow of the Smokies

A bed and breakfast for four decades, the Folkestone still preserves its 1920s mountain farmhouse charm.

The Folkestone’s innkeepers have created a friendly, comfortable atmosphere — from the broad front porch looking toward the mountains, to the thoughtful snacks and drinks, the helpful reference library, complimentary WiFi and the tastefully decorated guest rooms with comfy beds and thoughtful amenities.

To create our bountiful farm-to-table gourmet breakfasts, we use farm fresh eggs from our own chickens and our breakfast meats are house-cured and smoked at the Folkestone. Everything we serve is locally grown in season, much of it at the Folkestone. Toni’s homemade jams are made from local fruits and are guests’ favorites.

While we’re surrounded by a wealth of vacation activities and attractions, one of the most popular is just a short walk from the Folkestone. It’s the Great Smoky Mountain National Park’s Deep Creek Recreation Area, with three pristine waterfalls, hiking and walking trails, native trout fishing and tubing down Deep Creek.

Bryson City is one hour west of Asheville, just three hours from Atlanta and Charlotte, and two hours from Greenville, Knoxville and Chattanooga.