Summit one of The barn across from the Mast Farm Inn in Valle Crucis, NC. Highly recommended bed and breakfast in a beautiful area of the NC high country. This picture was taken in the Original Mast General Store in Valle Crucis. This is probably my favorite photo for this project because I had never been to this store before. I have only been to the new Mast General Store on King Street., but you could feel the history and authenticity in the original store. I was immediately drawn to this wall as I walked through the store because I love how all of the jars are perfectly aligned, and I like the old scale that is hanging from the ceiling. As I walked through and explored the store I tried to imagine how what opening day was like for the store and for the people of Appalachia. I wonder if the owner knew that this 1883 store would be such a historic figure for the people of Boone and such a tourist attraction. #appalachianechoes If you're in Boone this is a great place to go! They throw you up on a horse and bring you up some mountainous trails. It was 2-3 hours overall and they have an awesome rope swing by their Gorgeous windy mountain road. This photo was taken from the Blue Ridge Parkway, in Watauga County in Boone. I chose this to post this photo because it gave me an idea of the way the people that founded this county lived. They worked on these mountains and possible even lived of the land here. Also, when you look out into the miles of mountains, I get the feeling of safety knowing these mountains surround me, and thats how I feel the Appalachian community is, a safe and humble community.
#appalachianechoes This photo was taken just entering Valle Crucis, near Banner Elk. It is the famous Ham Shoppe, known for its delicious deli sandwiches and homemade jams. I took this photo because a classic family owned mountain shop. It has the rustic wooding for the outside of the building, and outdated red draping on the window, showing its age. I personally love the background with the woods and a mountain. I just think it’s a classic picture of Appalachia in my eyes. I have the stereotypical perspective of the region which is old, classic, country, and family friendly, and this photo represents all of those things. This photo was also at the General Mast store at Valle Crucis. However, this was a picture of the outside of the building. I thought it was unique because it shows a lot of character to the Appalachia region. The building is an old historic building itself and it shows. The wood of the building is very rustic showing the physical history, and then there’s also various historic signs too. These signs include old ads that were used back in the day, and they’re very rusted which means they’ve been on the building awhile. I think this picture is pretty cool because it shows how the region sticks to it’s past, and its past architecture is used as a memorable trait for the region.
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Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free parking
Free WiFi
Laundry facilities
Smoke Free


Situated in the historical district, this bed & breakfast is within 6 mi (10 km) of Apple Hill Farm, The Greater Foscoe Mining Co., and Foggy Mountain Gem Mine. Banner Elk Winery and Grandfather Vineyard & Winery are also within 6 mi (10 km).

Property Features

Coffee/tea in a common area, concierge services, and laundry facilities are available at this smoke-free bed & breakfast. Free full breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, free newspapers, multilingual staff, and wedding services are onsite.

Room Amenities

All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and free long-distance calls. Guests will also find refrigerators, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Languages Spoken

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

Bed & Breakfast Amenities

A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. This Victorian bed & breakfast also offers multilingual staff, a garden, and a picnic area. Concierge services and wedding services can be provided. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Taylor House Inn is a smoke-free property.

  • Picnic area 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Concierge services 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Year Built 1911 
  • Total number of rooms - 9 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Wedding services 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Garden 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free long-distance calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Individually decorated 

Where to Eat

A complimentary full breakfast is served each morning between 8:30 AM and 10 AM.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Snow tubing nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Ski lessons available nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 

Bed & Breakfast Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No cribs (infant beds) available

Bed & Breakfast Name

  • Taylor House Banner Elk
  • Taylor House Inn
  • Taylor House Inn Banner Elk
  • Taylor Inn

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

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