We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Best prices for:1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Management photos
Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel"},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

286 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
There are newer reviews for Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant
See the most recent reviews
Showing 286: English reviews
La Grange, Kentucky
Reviewed 18 June 2015

First, let me say I struggled with this rating, and will explain why further into my review. If you are looking for Ritz-Carlton experience in the Smoky Mountains, this place isn't it, however, it does have offer an experience. The Staff at the Balsam Mountain Inn is first class; friendly, accommodating and courteous. The place has it's own charm. If...

 Report
Helpful?
4Thank C2Spin
Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 17 June 2015

My spouse and I visited the Balsam Mountain Inn as part of an Easter weekend and babymoon getaway in April 2015. We had been interested in staying at the Inn for some time, but a Groupon offer cinched the deal and brought us to the property. While there, we enjoyed parts of our stay, but multiple aspects of it left...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Neutron_Lurver
Sumter, South Carolina
Reviewed 15 June 2015

This Inn is absolutely amazing! The setting is perfect along with the food and atmosphere. We upgraded to a setting room and it did not disappoint! My favorite part of the room aside from the comfortable bed was the claw foot tub in the bathroom! I soaked my cares away and felt more relaxed than I have in years. The...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Karen M
Greensboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 11 June 2015

Located not far from the delightful town of Waynesville, North Carolina, The Inn & Restaurant is a wonderful old-fashioned hotel, wonderfully modernized to provide great rooms and delicious food. Originally built with 100 rooms over a century ago, its 50 rooms now provide a quiet setting among the trees and hills of the arrea!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mark27403
Reviewed 28 May 2015

I have been staying here for years. First thing to say is it is not for everybody. The walls are thin and the bathrooms are small. This is not a modern building and if you want that go stay in a chain somewhere else. It is well worth upgrading to a bed sitting room. This is not a place where...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank certofc
Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 27 May 2015

A great B&B in the mountains of North Carolina. Outstanding breakfasts and dinner (optional). Many small towns nearby to visit with unique stores. Really enjoyed a visit to The Old School Antiques on Highway 441 between Dillsboro and Franklin. Went there 15 - 20 years ago.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Bob B
Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

Just returned from a girl's getaway weekend at Balsam Mountain Inn. The six of us stayed in 3 rooms on the first floor. We were all comfortable in our rooms and charmed by the historic surroundings. The common areas - lobby/sitting room, library, and porches are nice places to chat, play games, or enjoy the view. The breakfasts were delicious...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Nashgirl3
Greer, South Carolina
Reviewed 13 April 2015

My husband and I LOVE the Balsam Mountain Inn. We stayed here on our honeymoon last October, and we are going back sometime this month. We absolutely love the quaint atmosphere, the quiet down time, and the beautifully decorated rooms. The food is delicious, and we just love being in the mountains. I would recommend this as the best inn...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Bronwyn C
Hendersonville, NC
Reviewed 13 April 2015

From one who usually doesn't review unless I can write a positive one: we were robbed at Balsam Mtn Inn. I felt badly for my husband who had really stretched the budget at $150+ per night for us to stay there. The ambiance factor only works IF guests get some rest and there was almost no way to sleep per...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank touristy93
Lebanon, Ohio
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Stayed at the Balsam last weekend. It is a beautiful inn, and the people who work there are kind. The location was a little hard to find but not too bad. Nearby in Waynesville there are a lot of restaurants, breweries and shops to visit. I liked Waynesville. The scenery was fabulous, the mountains beautiful. It was a little too...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Amy M

191 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (186)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (43)
Viewed
Room/Suite (17)
Viewed
Dining (28)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (8)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (88)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (5)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Balsam
8.1 km away
BEST WESTERN Smoky Mountain Inn
15.6 km away
Lake Junaluska Conference and Retreat Center
16.4 km away
BEST WESTERN PLUS River Escape Inn & Suites
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
12.6 km away
Comfort Inn
Comfort Inn
#2 of 5 in Sylva
125 reviews
8.3 km away
Grandview Lodge
Grandview Lodge
#7 of 20 in Waynesville
120 reviews
7.5 km away
The Yellow House on Plott Creek Road
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Read, rest, ramble and romp at the Balsam Mountain Inn! Nestled among lofty Smoky Mountain peaks just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Balsam Mountain Inn was completed in 1908 to serve the highest railway depot in the east. Restored in 1991, the inn now welcomes travelers with 50 cheerful rooms, rocker-filled porches, a fine library and gracious dining. Plump pillows and soft comforters inspire pleasant dreams! In December, 2011, the Inn came once again to be owned by Merrily Teasley, the innkeeper who restored the structure two decades ago. An experienced rescuer of wonderful buildings, Teasley bought the derelict inn in 1990, and her certified rehabilitation effort helped the inn – already on the National Historic Register – experience a rebirth. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant

Address: 68 Seven Springs Drive, Balsam, NC 28707
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Jackson County > Balsam
Price Range: RM489 - RM809 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Orbitz and Travelocity so you can book your Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant Hotel Balsam
Balsam Mountain Inn And Restaurant
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question
Enterprise, Alabama
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Balsam Mountain Inn & Restaurant staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“We prefer upstairs to have easy access to the upstairs porch.”
 of 5 bubbles valsgramy, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Choose and outside room for better air circulation.”
 of 5 bubbles RoseH549, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room away from the stairs...it is noisy!”
 of 5 bubbles frannyv2014, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on the library side are near the parking lot. Rooms with Bathtubs are larger, but no shower.”
 of 5 bubbles 348kimg, 15 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Our room was conveniently located near the restaurant for breakfast and other meals, which made it easy for us in the mornings!”
 of 5 bubbles HenryEE, 14 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay