Lovill House Inn Bed & Breakfast
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Our Bed and Breakfast is just a short drive to: Grandfather Mountain, Blowing Rock, Valle Crucis, and the ski resorts of Beech, Sugar, Appalachian and Hawksnest. We are less than one mile from Appalachian State University and downtown Boone. Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Boone, North Carolina, the historic Lovill House Inn is an "in-town rural Inn".
Built in 1875 by Captain Edward Francis Lovill, this gracious home is rich in community and family history. The Lovill House is located on eleven wooded acres at the western edge of Boone, North Carolina.
Careful restoration has preserved the charm of this historic farm house; wormy chestnut woodwork, three wood-burning fireplaces, and heart of pine plank floors evoke a feeling of home and comfort.
Guests are encouraged to enjoy a leisurely picnic by the stream and waterfall or weathered barn, rock awhile in a high backed rocker on the wrap around porch, or just enjoy a nap in a shaded hammock or gazebo. Numerous perennial gardens abound.
All six graciously appointed guest rooms include: private bath, cable TVs and DVD/VHS players and library, and WIFI high speed internet access. An expansive, country breakfast -- starting with early morning coffee service and tea -- all of your favorites: Apple Cinnamon Waffles or Blueberry griddlecakes, Eggs Benedict or eggs florentine, fresh seasonal fruits, home-baked breads and muffins, stone ground grits or seasoned potatoes, yogurts and numerous juices.
We'll stay out of your way -- or plan your whole stay. From day tours, birthday cakes, restaurant recommendations and reservations, wake-up calls, coffee or hot cider by the fire to just letting you relax in a private way. We take our cues from you.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Scott & Anne Peecook for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com!
Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Travelers love the location of the inn, an in-town rural setting. It is close to everything, within easy walking distance to quaint college town of Boone NC with all the access to shopping, restaurants, and the university (Appalachian State University) and all its events. However, the best part is feeling like you're out in the country on 11 rural acres with all the peace and quiet you would expect, and still being able to walk into town!
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
Lovill House Inn is unique in combining the best of preserving a historic 1875 farmhouse, with unique woodwork throughout the house, yet the rooms and setting all have AAA Four Diamond amenities, a laid back atmosphere with lots of areas to explore (11 perennial flower gardens/waterfalls and stream) and a very comfortable wrap around porch with rockers to just sit back and watch the birds and animals play. The innkeepers are in their twelfth year and help each guest feel comfortable and special while giving them as much or as little attention as they need.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Boone is the Heart of North Carolina's High Country...the area is a four season resort area and it's proximity to the Blue Ridge Parkway gives travelers an exciting and scenic area for services and conveniences.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
The best compliment we receive (and have many times) is "...staying in your inn felt like being at home....only better because I didn't have to do anything!".
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Best kept secret in the area would be some of the exceptionally beautiful and scenic drives and alternate routes people can take on day trips to places like Grandfather Mountain or Linville Falls. We provide maps and routes for all our guests who would like some help or ideas.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Four days would allow trips to Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls and Linville Caverns, hiking in Moses Cone and Julian Price Parks, white water rafting on the Watauga River, canoeing on the New River, and three different zip line services to choose from. Lots more to see and do no matter the time of year or the weather. In winter, there are 4 ski resorts within a half hours drive. In nicer weather Tweetsie Railroad and the outdoor drama Horn in the West are available as well.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
Old Town area of Boone and the University (Appalachian State University) are all accessible from the inn within a gentle under a mile walk into town. Easy access to some of the nicest and most diverse restaurants and shopping in the area, University events like concerts and sporting events, and the town government and court house.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
We recommend six very different restaurants in the area, unique to Boone and the area, including Vidalia, The Local, Hobb Nobs, Casa Rustica, Joy Bistro and Gamekeeper.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
We have hyperlinks on our website that are very helpful for guests. Two links that are very helpful include the Boone Chamber at www.exploreboonearea.com and the area chamber called High Country Host at www.mountainsofnc.com.
How many rooms does your inn have?
The inn has a total of 6 rooms, 5 in the main house and 1 cottage (Spring House) nestled directly behind the main house. Of the rooms in the main house, only 1, the Bristol is a ground floor room as is the cottage.
Do you accept pets?
Although we don't allow pets in the inn, there is an exceptional pet service located nearby called "Mountain Mama's Bed & Biscuit". Jackie will board dog, cats and birds for our guests.
Area Website Links
Appalachian State University - www.appstate.edu
Highland Games - www.gmhg.org
Blowing Rock Theater - www.brcac.org
Linville Falls - www.ncwaterfalls.com/lin1.htm
Linville Caverns - www.linvillecaverns.com
Mast General Store - www.mastgeneralstore.com
Pisgah National Forest - www.cs.unca.edu/nfsnc
Grandfather Mountain & Park - www.grandfather.com
Tweetsie Railroad Amusement Park - www.tweetsie.com
Blue Ridge Parkway - www.blueridgeparkway.org
Bristol Motor Speedway - www.bristolmotorspeedway.com
Rafting, caving and Hiking - www.raftcavehike.com
Fly Fishing/Small Bass - www.ecoflyfishing.com
Sugar Mountain - www.skisugar.com
The Blowing Rock - www.theblowingrock.com
Linville Falls - www.cs.unca.edu/nfsnc/recreation/wncwaterfalls/linvillefalls.htm
Beech Mountain - www.skibeech.com
Appalachian Ski Mountain - www.appskimtn.com
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