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Village Inn of Blowing Rock
Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Blowing Rock
Asheville, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“not worth the price”
Reviewed 14 December 2011

The tiny room was overpriced (approx. $200/night) and was only saved by our outdoor hot tub. We did not get any housekeeping during our stay for the two nights we were there. They said they were short staffed and needed to attend to the new check in firsts. The room also needed maintenance, some paint touch-ups on the walls etc. The wine and cheese in the evening was poor -- undrinkable sweet red wine and stale crackers. Breakfast equally unappealing. Weak coffee and a selection of white bread products. I was also emailed by the manager when we made the reservation; she asked if we were coming for a special event and if there was anything they could do. I replied, yes, in fact it was for a special birthday weekend. She never replied nor did we notice any special attention given to us...so why bother to ask? If we come back to Blowing Rock, I would not stay here again.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 28 November 2011

My boyfriend and I were pleased with the value of the place. The king size room was spacious for us-- great, comfy bed! The bathroom was very nice- a tad small, but I've seen worse (NYC). The breakfast was just thawed Otis Spunkmeyer muffins and burnt coffee- not too pleasing-- venture to Melanie's in Boone for a fabulous breakfast!

Would stay here again- easy to walk to and affordable!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Laura M
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2011

My boyfriend and I took a mini vacation up to the blowing rock area to get out of town and enjoy some R&R. After a day full of driving and hiking around we were exhausted and ready to find a place to stay the night. We both got on our phones and starting searching. I came across the Village Inn of Blowing Rock. Right in the heart of Blowing Rock, this was an easy find. Not only was the price right on ($79 for the night, INCLUDED breakfast the next morning), BUT they are also pet friendly. A huge plus since we had our small dog with us. Keep in mind this is a small property, so from the outside it may seem a little "unknowing". We got our keys, opened the door and i was STUNNED! ABSOLUTELY gorgeous room. There is a seating area, two PLUSH chairs, with a coffee table, then a king size bed, nightstand on each with lamp, new flatscreen mounted on the wall. A full closet with a fridge and microwave. The bathroom had a full shower/tub, GRANITE. Shelving unit above sink and the top of the toilet also served as a shelf. THEN to our surprise we opened the sliding glass door, which opened onto a private balcony/porch, with two rocking chairs and a side table. The staff was very friendly, and out front they had a nice lawn, with a pond area. Very close to shops, bars, restaurants in the Blowing Rock area. Wonderful place, we will stay here again!!

Room Tip: Room 106 is gorgeous!
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Durham, North Carolina
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 November 2011

The rooms are rustic with each having a nice deck with Adirondack chairs and a small table. Despite being located just off the road, it's very peaceful and not overwhelmingly loud. The staff is very friendly and offers suggestions on things to do in the area. My husband and I love the wine/cheese reception from 5-6:00 each day. The lodge serves a nice continental breakfast with hot piping cup of Seattle's best coffee. The hotel shower is one of the best we've been in---even better that a luxury hotel. The location is superb. You can walk downtown to all the restaurants and shops. This is important because parking can be a challenge in Blowing Rock. We also like that this hotel is pet friendly with a large green area in the back for our dog to stretch his legs and run.

We love this Inn compared to many others in Blowing Rock. You can't beat the quality for the price.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Sandy S
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2011

I booked a 2-night stay at Village Inn (Sat & Sun) using hotels.com knowing this would be a busy holiday weekend for foliage sightseers in the NC mountains. Upon arrival, the motel said that they never received our confirmation, despite the fact that I had it in writing and had received several confirmation email from hotels.com. The motel had zero availability. The staff person was nice and let us stay in the waiting area with free cookies and wine while also calling some of their sister properties to check on rooms. I contacted hotels.com and they immediately took care of the issue, including financial compensation for gas, price difference, and extra for inconvenience given that there were no available rooms anywhere in Blowing Rock.

We were told by Village Inn that our room would be cleaned and available early for the next day, by 11am (normal check-in 3pm). We showed up at 5pm, and our room was still not available due to "cleaning staff shortage". We waited another 45mins before the room was ready. I asked to speak with management both times, and was told they did not work there on the weekends and were not available to speak with, which I find unacceptable. The paperwork for the room at the hotel did note my hotels.com confirmation number and request for 2 nights, so I trouble believing that they were not the ones at fault in this situation.

Once we got in the hotel, the stay was fine. Rooms were quaint and clean, but quite small. The location is good. However, I would not stay at this hotel again given the poor/unavailable management status, and lack of customer service during a difficult situation.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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3 Thank SuzyQSSS
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

This is quite possibly the best place to go for a very relaxed stay where the people are the nicest and the scenery is awesome. My husband and I have stayed here for several visits and will continue to stay there. Within wallking distance to downtown Blowing Rock and all the wonderful shops and restaurants on Main Street.

Room Tip: Call ahead if you want a hot tub
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank VICKI C
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2011

My wife and I have been visiting Blowing Rock in October for the past twenty years and we love the area. We had mostly stayed at the Hillwinds Inn, but their rooms have not been well maintained so this year we stayed at the Village Inn. The rooms are smaller at the Village Inn and almost too small to be comfortable. Lighting was poor in the darkly decorated room, the only mirror is the small one above the bathroom sink, and the mattress was a saggy disaster. The bathroom has been redecorated with dark slate tiles and "granite" and is so small and tight that you almost have to leave the bathroom to turn around. It was the noisiest motel we've stayed in because of two things: the walkway in front of all the rooms is like a wooden front porch and you continually hear every footstep of everyone that walks on it and you also hear every time anyone closes the door to their room. It seems to thud and vibrate through the other rooms. This is also the first and only motel that makes you initial and sign a form that says you'll be charged for damage for pets (we had no pet), you'll be charged for smoking in the room (we don't smoke), and you'll be charged $100 or so if you lose a room key. Makes you feel less than welcome and more like you're being watched.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank Mi D
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Property: Village Inn of Blowing Rock
Address: 7876 Valley Blvd, Blowing Rock, NC 28605-9259
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Blowing Rock
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
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Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Blowing Rock
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Village Inn of Blowing Rock 3.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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