The Balsam Mountain Inn was opened in 1908 to serve the highest railroad station in the North Carolina mountains. Located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway and just south of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the historic inn welcomes guests with fifty cheery rooms, rocker-filled porches, a warm library and gracious dining. Come read, rest, ramble and romp in our mountains!
Balsam Station was the highest in the east, and guests arrived on Southern Railway passenger trains, then took a slow stroll or carriage ride up to the inn.
With its broad porches, spectacular views and hearty, abundant cuisine, the inn soon came to be known as the “Grand Old Lady of Balsam”. Read more …
Dining hours by reservation:
Breakfast: Daily, 8-10am; Lunch: Sunday, Noon-2pm; Dinner: Daily, 6-8pm (6-9 on Friday and Saturday)