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The Bald Mountain House at the Wolf Laurel & Wolf Ridge Ski Resort

85 Woodfern Lane Wolf Laurel Resort, Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754
Innkeeper(s): Monica and Tony Martin
  • Introduction

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    The Bald Mountain House is located outside of Mars Hill, North Carolina near Asheville, within the 5,000-acre Wolf Laurel Resort and Wolf Ridge Ski Area, surrounded by the Cherokee and Pisgah National Forests.

    Our elevation makes us the highest luxury inn in all of North Carolina!

    At 4,500 feet, Bald Mountain House is the perfect escape from the summer heat with temperatures at least 13 degrees cooler than Asheville!

    The Bald Mountain House offers spacious two and three room suites with mountain and forest views.

    Begin your day with an assortment of coffees and teas, an espresso or frothy cappuccino. Relax and rock while gazing out at the panoramic views of the Black Mountains and Mt. Mitchell, the tallest peak in the Eastern U.S. (6,686 feet).

    Hike the Appalachian Trail with our private direct entrance to Big Bald Mountain (elev. 5,516 ft.) .

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    Horseback riding, golfing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting and berry picking locations are all near the Bald Mountain House.

    The winter months bring snowfalls, perfect for skiing, snow boarding and snow tubing at the Wolf Ridge Ski Resort just five minutes down the mountain within the Wolf Laurel gate.

  • Attractions

    Bald Mountain House at the Wolf Laurel Resort, innkeepers At 4,500 feet with long mountain views, Bald Mountain House is the perfect vacation getaway!

    Enjoy the refreshing breezes of the Blue Ridge Mountains as you rock on the 2100 square feet of covered porches.

    Swim in the glassed-in pool with flume, go horseback riding or take a hike on the Appalachian Trail, snow ski or go snow tubing, all within or near our resort property. Golfing, fishing, kayaking and whitewater rafting locations are also near The Bald Mountain House.

    The Wolf Laurel Resort features a private entrance to the Appalachian Trail at Big Bald Mountain (elev. 5,516 ft.). With 360-degree views of three states, this is a breath taking spot for a picnic.

    Bald Mountain House at the Wolf Laurel Resort, nature Hot Springs - A resort and spa featuring water heated deep within the earth. The crystal clear carbonated waters are famous for their mineral content and legendary healing powers.

    Wolf Laurel Ski Area - Located inside the gate and less than five minutes from The Bald Mountain House, is the destination for snow skiing and snowboarding.

    The Biltmore Estate - Built in 1895, this world-famous, beautifully restored historic home of the Vanderbilt family is open for tours and sightseeing.

    The Grove Park Inn - This historic Asheville urban hotel features a full-service spa, automotive museum, winery and two upscale dining choices.

    French Broad Rafting Company - Whether it's the adventure and excitement of whitewater rafting or the ease and relaxation of a calm water trip, this is the rafting outfitter for you, your family, or your group.

    Bristol Motor Speedway - This racing track hosts the NASCAR Winston Cup, Busch, All Pro and Dash series.

    Explore Asheville - Located in the heart of the Appalachians and close to the Bald Mountain House, this off-beat and eclectic city has local art galleries, dining, and sightseeing. This site features current happenings in Asheville.

  • Reviews from TripAdvisor

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    Bald Mountain House at the Wolf Laurel Resort
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
    5.0 of 5 stars
    Based on 33 traveler reviews
    TripAdvisor Ranking #1 of 2 B&Bs in Mars Hill
    Most Recent Traveler Reviews
    • Sep 19, 2015: “This B&B is a jewel located in Wolf Laurel not far from the top of Bald...”
    • Aug 22, 2015: “Our stay at the Bald Mountain House was first rate in every respect. It's hard to...”
    • Jul 25, 2015: “My husband and I Stayed at the Bald Mountain Bed and Breakfast for a week. it...”
    • Jul 14, 2015: “We spent two glorious nights and left with memories of amazing meals, wonderful conversation, mountain beauty,...”
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  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Monica and Tony Martin for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    BMH is the highest elevation B&B in North Carolina with direct access (private entrance) to Big Bald Mountain on the Appalachian Trail. We are located inside a 5,000 acre resort bordered on all sides by national forest. I offer spotless, contemporary luxury suites rather than a dark "cabin in the woods" experience.

    Monica has professional Culinary Arts education and training.

    What are you best known for?
    • Elevation (4,500 feet)
    • Long mountain views including Mt. Mitchell (highest mountain in eastern US)
    • Secluded, no traffic noise, peaceful surroundings, no neighbors
    • Abundant wildlife
    • Hiking on Appalachian Trail
    • Ski resort on premises
    • My culinary skills

    What makes your inn unique?

    • Accessibility through our private entrance to Big Bald Mountain (instead of a 7 mile hike to get there)
    • Temps in the mid 70's in summer/cool break from heat
    • 2100 square feet of covered porches
    • Rushing creek (Bald Mountain Creek) adjacent to the house provides a soothing respite
    • Natural mountain spring water, the best you will ever drink!
    • Nearby activities and attractions: Stables on premises, glassed in pool with flume and Jacuzzi, Biltmore Estate, whitewater rafting, hiking on AT, natural hot springs nearby, snow skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing,  adjacent to Asheville art community and shopping, one hour from two airports, interstate access (I-26)
    • Host with professional culinary training and experience

    What do you love most about your inn?

    The amazingly beautiful surroundings right on the premises!

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Highest mountains in the Appalachian chain (Highest peaks east of the Rockies!)

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    "An experience not to be missed if one enjoys interesting host, spectacular views, and breakfast is to die for."

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    The unspoiled natural surroundings at the highest elevations east of the Rockies, yet only 30 minutes from Asheville, with quick interstate access.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Whitewater rafting, hiking on the AT, horseback riding or snow skiing, Biltmore Estate & Winery, Asheville arts and shopping, fine dining, rocking on the covered porch, sitting in natural hot spring hot tubs, fly fishing, golf, wildlife watching (deer, turkey, birds, chipmunks, rabbits) on premises, and eating Monica's superb cooking.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    The Appalachian Trail at Big Bald Mountain. Horseback riding stables are located within the resort and a glass enclosed pool and hot tub are located very nearby.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    The Stoney Knob Cafe and Soba Sushi 

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Biltmore Estate:
    Appalachian Trail:
    Scenic Wolf Ski Resort:

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Two 3-room suites and two 2-room suites, all with private bathrooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    No pets.