The historic Grand Old Lady Hotel (formerly Balsam Mountain Inn) was opened in 1908 to serve the highest railroad station in the eastern United States. Located a quarter-mile off the Blue Ridge Parkway and 25 minutes south of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, our inn welcomes guests with 50 cheery rooms, rocker-filled porches, a warm library and gracious dining. Come read, rest, ramble and romp in our mountains!

Whether staying with us or not, enjoy our locally sourced breakfast. We also offer daily dinner specials, emphasizing hearty regional cuisine with fresh mountain trout, steaks, and pasta dishes, highlighting a well-rounded menu. Reservations are recommended; please check our website for hours and more information.

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