Mountainside Lodge Bed & Breakfast
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Our log B & B was completed and opened for business in July 2004. We had our guest's utmost comfort in mind as we designed, furnished, and decorated our lodge. The decor is a perfect blend of antiques and new furnishings with every attention to detail to make your stay a delight from beginning to end. Mountainside Lodge is located in picturesque Valle Crucis where we are nestled in the scenic Blue Ridge Mountains overlooking the Watauga River.
The cozy and friendly atmosphere of our lodge will offer you the relaxation that you are looking for with your choice of any of our three spacious guest rooms and one deluxe suite, all with their own private baths. Our rooms will accommodate you with many excellent amenities such as pillow top mattresses, fluffy down pillows/blankets, fragrant soaps, bubble baths and salts, big thirsty towels, and plush robes for your pleasure. We welcome our guests to enjoy the luxury of rocking on our wrap around scenic front porch while sipping lemonade OR sitting by the gathering room stone fireplace enjoying a hot beverage while sharing stories and fun with others OR even enjoying a good book in the peace and solitude of our reading room.
Room rates include a two course homemade breakfast to start your day, afternoon appetizers, and yummy homemade evening desserts to tickle your taste buds before retiring for the day. Any special dietary needs or preferences will be gladly accommodated. There are many causal to fine dining restaurants in the area. We will be glad to make recommendations and/or reservations for you. Please be sure to let us know if you will be celebrating a special occasion while staying with us.
"We look forward to sharing the hospitality of our B & B, in making new friends and growing closer to old friends."
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Debbie & Don Jones for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
They like the rustic atmosphere, the convenience to area attractions, have heard good comments about our B & B.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
Our guests love our breakfast and desserts, and the friendly and welcome atmosphere we try to create here. b) we are always available to our guests (for their needs, chatting and getting to know them, etc.) c) we love getting to know our guests and the fact that even though they come as strangers (those who are new to us) they leave as friends. We are so fortunate to have many, many return guests.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
The beautiful mountains, fall leaf color during October, hiking, scenic views, water falls, relaxation.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
We hear over and over again that we have set the bar extremely high for those who will be visiting other B & B's and many have said that we are the best B & B that they have ever stayed at.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
All the beautiful back roads.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Grandfather Mountain, hiking, Blue Ridge Parkway, shopping, antiquing, music festivals, arts and craft shows, whitewater rafing, tubing. Of course, these all depend on the time of year.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Not really--but a very, very short drive. Less than a mile.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
We have many, many wonderful restaurants in our area.(with top rated chefs) Many varieties of food: Italian, steaks, creative dishes, country cooking, sandwiches and salads--the list goes on and on.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
The website for the High Country Host: http://www.highcountryhost.com.
How many rooms does your inn have?
Do you accept pets?
We do not accept pets but we do have a few vets in the area that offer kennel service.
BreakfastBreakfast at Mountainside Lodge is an experience you will not want to miss! Wake up to the wonderful smells of our Applewood bacon or fresh country sausage cooking and fresh coffee brewing. You will be delighted each morning to sit down to a two course breakfast starting with a special warm fruit creation and sweet breads, followed by one of our many delicious egg casseroles, fancy French toast recipes, Belgian waffles or pancakes complimented with an assortment of fresh fruits. We promise that you will not go away hungry. If you are in need of an afternoon snack, the Jones's are prepared to fill your needs with many of their special appetizers.We offer complimentary sodas, ice tea, lemonade, bottled water, coffees and a variety of hot tea selections.After you return from an evening of dining in one of our local eateries you can look forward to a choice of homemade desserts to delight your palate. Be sure not to miss out on a piece of our "Nutty Buddy Pie " which has become one of our signature desserts.Last but not least "The Cookie Jar" is always filled for you with an assortment of delicious home baked cookies which you are welcome to visit again and again.For your morning pleasure, with Debbie’s “fluffy made from scratch biscuits”, you can enjoy our “homemade jams”. Be sure to visit our “gift corner” before you leave to purchase some of our “down home goodness” with jams, jellies, pickles and other special items to remind you of your mountain visit.There are many casual to fine dining restaurants in the area. We will be glad to make recommendations and/or reservations for you. For your convenience, we have a book filled with menus from many of the area restaurants.Any special dietary needs or preferences will be gladly accommodated.Breakfast is served at 9:00 a.m. in our dining room.Please let us know if you will be celebrating a birthday or anniversary during your stay with us. We have a special surprise. If we can help you with ordering flowers, making special dinner reservations, or planning a visit to one of our spas, please let us know.If your plans for the day make it necessary to have breakfast earlier, we will be happy to accommodate you.
Attractions and Activities
The area offers for your pleasure numerous outdoor sports activities, antiquing, shopping, scenic drives, and SO much more. We are a short distance from Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns, Beech and Sugar Mountain ski resorts, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Blowing Rock, Boone, ASU, Banner Elk, and the original "Mast General Store."
We are just a short distance from many area attractions:
- Historic Mast General Store - less than a mile
- Appalachian State University
- Linville Falls & Caverns
- White water rafting & canoeing
- Grandfather Mountain
- Shops in Boone & Blowing Rock
- Horseback riding
- Tweetsie Railroad
- Horn in the West Theater
- Winter Skiing
- Blue Ridge Parkway
Our B & B overlooks the Watauga River, one of the premier trout rivers in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We can provide whole day or half day fishing excursions . On any given day, a mixed bag of rainbow, brown, or brook trout can be caught. For an avid fisherman, putting the experience of the surrounding beauty of the mountains and the thrill of a trout rising to the top is very hard to put into words.
Please enjoy just a small sample of the wonderful comments our guests have shared with us over the years. We could go on and on but due to space we selected a few for you to sample. It seems that the general overall thoughts of all of our guests have been stated over and over about how much they enjoyed our B & B, our food preparation, our warm hospitality, and just the relaxation of being in our beautiful mountains. We are so grateful for each and every one of our guests over the years that have passed through our doors because without them we could not exist.
"(The two nicest people in NC!) Debbie, Don and Scooter, Heavenly! Lovely home, warm inviting and filled with thoughtful details and comforts. You were so sweet to have a special "anniversary" treat for us-we feel very lucky to have discovered this haven." January 2012 ~ Cary, NC"Our Time Here Has Been Like Staying with Family!Great Food! Great Accommodations! Beautiful Surroundings!!!! Wonderful Company!!!! We could not have picked a better place to stay! June 2012" ~ West Palm Beach, FL"It was truly great to stay at your beautiful B & B. It takes special people to open their homes and lives to the traveling public. We have very much enjoyed our short but delightful stay. The food was great as well as the other guests and the great fellowship. We will be back." August 2012 ~ Wilmington, NC