We spent a couple of nights in this Inn, which despite its name is actually a sizeable concern with a large number of rooms. These all have porches or balconies with stunning views of the mountain scenery and furnished with two rocking chairs so you can relax and enjoy those views. For us these views were one of the Inn’s main selling points. The others were its excellent location just off the Blue Ridge Parkway at its highest point (the elevation of the Inn is 5,000 feet), and the good dining facilities – very good local produce served in a room with those same wonderful views.
On the subject of eating [one of my favourite topics as regular visitors to my pages will know ;)] I enjoyed dishes such as lemon-baked local trout and crab-cakes. Current prices have appetisers around $5 and mains mostly in the region of $11.
As for rooms, the current price for a standard room is $89 – and yes, all rooms do have that view!
By the way, as is usual in and around the US National Parks, the Pisgah Inn operates under a concessions contract with the National Park Service. You should also note that it’s open from March 27th to November 3rd only.
The view - we loved seeing it at different times of day, but it was particularly great to wake up to scenery like this.
This lovely B&B is in one of the beautiful old historic houses of Wilmington. Its location is excellent – in a quiet residential street but within easy walking distance from the downtown area and riverfront for evening drinking and dining.
Double room rates range from $125-$145 with discounts for multiple night stays.
The house is lovingly decorated with a mix of traditional Southern décor combined with authentic Polynesian artefacts, reflecting the tastes and interests of the owners (still the same couple as when we visited – I checked!) There are three guest rooms, all (unusually for a B&B) en suite, and all decorated in keeping with the character and age of the house but simply rather than chintzy. We had Katherine’s Room, which is lovely and light (large windows) and has possibly the biggest bathroom I’ve come across in a B&B. Breakfasts were excellent and generous, including some great home-made waffles.
We spent the night here after our visit to Grandfather Mountain. It’s in an excellent location in the middle of Blowing Rock village, has clean comfortable rooms at good value prices, a pretty garden with a welcoming swing and friendly owners (looking at the website it appears to be still under the same ownership as when we visited back in July 2000). Our one criticism was the style of the décor, which is chintzy in the extreme and seemed very out of place in what is basically a “mom and pop” motel. Check out Chris’s photo of the wreath that hung above our bed to see what I mean! And watch out for the bizarre collection of soft toys in the office, presented as if they were hunting trophies! Still I wouldn’t let that put you off as the motel is great in every other respect – and who knows, maybe you’ll like the décor more than we did.
Current rates (in season) range from $59.95 - $139.95.
We enjoyed an evening swing on the seat in the pretty garden - a good way to unwind after a day's driving
Edwards of Ocracoke is a cluster of faded clapboard buildings on the edge of the central part of the village, a few hundred yards from the harbour area. Its location makes it a peaceful place to stay – somewhere to chill and forget about the normal pace of life. Edwards is also very conveniently situated for one of the nicest restaurants on Ocracoke, the Back Porch, and for the great breakfast espressos at the Ocracoke Coffee Co.
We rented one of the eight motel rooms, but there are also efficiencies and cottages. Our room was one of the smaller ones, described as a Bungalow Room, and had a queen bed and a private bath. There were a couple of rocking chairs on the covered porch, and being covered meant that we could relax here even when it rains – a great place to read a good book or write postcards. The porches of all these rooms overlook a quiet street so you can also just sit here and watch the slow pace of Ocracoke’s world going by.
Prices for the bungalow rooms currently range from $48.00 - $70.00. Larger rooms overlooking the courtyard (with barbeque facilities) cost $59.00 - $87.00, while efficiencies go up to $97, and cottages rent at up to $695 a week in peak season.
A true sand castle...
You could hear the ocean from 4 bedrooms!
Kitchen, rec room and hot tub all exceptional.
This is a realtor who delivers, cares about customer service, the price was the price.
Our house had....
Beach Club, HOT TUB on deck, 2 JACUZIS, Pool Table , 2 TV's, VCR, stereo w/CD, Huge under counter icemaker, high chair, crib, gas fireplace, grill, 2 outside showers.
PARKING for 5 - 6.
BR #1 King w/Jacuzzi Bath
BR #2 Queen
BR #3 2 Bunk Sets
Rec room w/Pool Table
BR #4 Queen
Shared Jacuzzi Bath
BR #5 Pyramid & 1 Bunk
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This house can cost between $1300.00 and $5000.00 per week (cost depends on time of season).
Best Months...June to September
Best Deal $$.....September
Pay for the linen package, it is a pain to pack sheets and towels. If you go with others, work out the cost, food preperations, and who brings what way before you go. Feeding 12 to 20 people, (beach-hungry) people, is NO JOKE.
Boone is named for the famous american frontiersman Daniel Boone.
It is located in the Apalachian Mountains, at 3000 ft high.
We were travelling the Blue Ridge Parkway and stopped for the night in Boone, which is only 7 miles from the parkway.
The lobby of the Comfort Suites, with its fireplace, makes you feel at home immediately .
We had a room with a whirlpool and on the groundfloor of the hotel was a large indoor pool. It really was comfortable staying here....
Complimentary Continental Breakfast was huge with lots of choices, even small hamburgers.....
Because there were eleven of us in our group, it was much more economical to rent a large house. There are many rental agencies located in the Outerbanks. We used Corolla Classic Vacations. Wonderful people to deal with. For three days each person paid $110. The house had everything, even DVD's. We did however have to provide our own food, towels, soap, shampoo, etc.
The house had a basement with recreation room, Fooseball table, stereo, air hockey table, and laundry room. A private fenced in pool plus jacuzzi. Grill, volleyball/badminton court.
Rent a house on the beach for such a minimal amount of money. You can get some friends and family together and stay for seven days in a big house on the beach. Hotels and motels are also an option but it's cheaper to rent a house.
We usually rent a house with other people for the week. You can get a house for $600 for the week to over $3000 for the week depending on what time of the season you go.
When you rent a house through Hatteras Realty, you have lots of houses to choose from. From beachfront to soundfront, use of an olympic size swimming pool and tennis courts. You can rent a house with lots of room and hot tubs, jacuzzi's, decks, under house parking. It's so cheap when you go with six people or more. Where else can you stay for under $200 per person for seven days right on the beach?
We rented the cottage for a week in the summers of 1981 through 1984.
At the time we rented it, it had no cable TV, so the reception was poor. Therefore, we had to make do for a week without the telly.
Comfort Inn is a national chain of reasonably priced motels. I stayed here on a business trip I was taking on 11 September 2001.
Barrier Island Station is a time-share condominum. You buy a fixed week in the year and you may swap that week with someone at the same place or rent out your week as you visit a time share under this plan in another part of the country or the world.
Snack bar, indoor / outdoor pool, gymnasium, shuttle tram.
This hotel was outstanding for being so far from big cities and I encourage anyone traveling through Williamston to the outer banks and requiring a place to stay to overnight here.
AAA gives it a 3 diamond rating.
The night front desk clerk is Victoria Ortiz and was extremely helpful and cheerful. She even tracked down a fork and knife when I had to order take out from the restuarant next door. The breakfast buffet was outstanding with yougurt, milk, coffee, tea, bagels, fresh fruit, sausage bisquits, toast, waffles, etc.
The hotel is also right across the street from an Equestrian Center where a rodeo was being held the weekend of my stay.
Facilities are fine, campground is located just outside the Smokey Mountain National Park.
You can rent tubes there to go tubing down the creek.
The campsites have roofs over the tent areas ( some ) which is great, since it rains a lot in this area.
This campground is more expensive than the average campground , but very nice, and in a great location.
Just outside National Park!
Nice hotel. My flight was late so I already arrived late. I picked up my car and within 20 minutes found the Centrum Parkway exit. Once off the exit ramp I easily found the Comfort Suite and the clerk was friendly even though he was getting off his shift in 10 minutes.
Very reasonable, beautiful accommodations! Each room has a theme and is tastefully decorated with homey quilts, comfortable beds, couches, etc. A nice touch was the upstairs kitchenette, complete with microwave and full-size refrigerator where you could cook up snacks. Felt very much like home (but more nicely decorated!). The next night, I stayed at a Hampton Inn on my drive home -- spent the same amount of money as at the White Egret and didn't feel half as comfortable!
Location is on a busy road, but it quiets down in the evening and is a good location to get to the beach, the Wright Memorial, etc.
Great Jacuzzi's in each room! Joanne, the innkeeper, knows just how much contact to have with the guests. I've been in some B&B's where the hosts just didn't know the boundaries (it felt like work when you just wanted to relax and be with yourself!), but she was really good at assessing your mood and how much conversation to get into with you.
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