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Bald Mountain House Inn at the Wolf Laurel Resort

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

    Bald Mountain House

    Bald Mountain House at the Wolf Laurel Resort front of inn

    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 above "stress level", Bald Mountain House is the perfect escape from the summer heat with temperatures at least thirteen 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. (At 6,686 feet).

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

    Bald Mountain House at the Wolf Laurel Resort porchBald Mountain House at the Wolf Laurel Resort silverwareHiking the AT, horseback riding, golfing, fishing, 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 above "stress level", with long mountain views, Bald Mountain House is the highest elevation B&B in North Carolina.

    Enjoy the refreshing breezes of the Blue Ridge Mountains as you rock on the 2100 square feet of covered porches with a direct view of Mt. Mitchell, the tallest mountain in the Appalachian Chain.

    Swim in the glassed-in pool with a flume, go horseback riding, 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 onto 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 race 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.

    Navitat Canopy Adventures - World-class zipline adventures in a truly spectacular setting.

    Wolf Laurel Stables - Horseback riding within the Wolf Laurel Resort just minutes away.

  • Hiking

    Hiking, especially on the Appalachian Trail, is one of the major draws to the Bald Mountain House Inn. Featuring an entrance onto the Appalachian Trail through the Wolf Laurel Resort, guests of the Inn may access the Appalachian Trail at Big Bald Mountain through a private gate near Big Stamp.

    Free parking inside the resort is available adjacent to the gate with a quick 1/4 mile walk to the Appalachian Trail at Big Bald Mountain, Big Stamp and Little Bald Mountain. The Big Bald Mountain Summit (Elevation 5,516 feet) is a ten minute hike South on the AT. Due to the lack of trees on Big Bald Mountain, guests will enjoy a 360 degree unobstructed view of three states, Virginia, North Carolina and Tennessee.

    Continuing South, Sam's Gap is seven mile hike past Big Bald. Spivey Gap is a six mile hike in the opposite direction.

  • Insider's Info

    Bald Mountain House at the Wolf Laurel Resort

    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.

    We take great pleasure in making guests feel comfortable and relaxed during their stay. In addition, Monica has a degree in Culinary Arts, a BS in Geology and a restaurant ownership background.

    What are you best known for?
    • Highest elevation B&B in North Carolina (elevation 4,500 feet)
    • Long mountain views including Mt. Mitchell (tallest mountain in eastern US)
    • Secluded, no traffic noise, peaceful surroundings
    • Abundant wildlife
    • Hiking on Appalachian Trail
    • Monica's culinary and hosting skills

    What makes your inn unique?

    • Accessibility through our private entrance to Big Bald Mountain and the Appalachian Trail (rather than a 14 mile round trip hike from public entrances)
    • Temps in the mid 70's in summer/cool break from heat
    • 2100 square feet of covered porches with long mountain views of the Black Mountains and Mt. Mitchell
    • Rushing creek (Bald Mountain Creek) adjacent to the house provides a soothing respite
    • Natural spring water from our private mountain spring, the best you will ever drink!
    • Nearby activities and attractions: Stables on premises,  hiking on the AT, natural hot springs nearby, Biltmore Estate, whitewater rafting, adjacent to Asheville art community and shopping, one hour from two airports, interstate access (I-26)
    • Host with professional culinary degree and restaurant ownership experience

    What do you love most about your inn?

    The amazing long mountain views, peaceful surroundings and abundant wildlife 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!), direct entrance onto the Appalachian Trail yet close to the city of Asheville.

    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 Appalachian Trail, horseback riding or snow skiing, visit the Biltmore Estate & Winery, Asheville arts and shopping, fine dining, rocking on the covered porch, sitting in natural hot spring hot tubs, fly fishing, golf and wildlife watching (deer, turkey, birds, chipmunks, rabbits) on premises.

    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, Soba Sushi and The Stack House

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?

    Explore Asheville:

    Biltmore Estate:

    Appalachian Trail:

    Navitat Zipline Adventures:




    How many rooms does your inn have?

    Two 3-room king suites and one large queen suite, all with private bathrooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    No pets.