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Grand Old Lady Hotel

Star Rating
3 out of 5



4.3 / 5Very Good
245 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Air Conditioning
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Blue Ridge Parkway Balsam Entrance
    3 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Smoky Mountain Jumphouse
    5 min drive
  • Restaurant
    9 min drive
  • Restaurant
    Kandi's cake and bake shop
    12 min drive
  • Airport
    Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional)
    49 min drive

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    About this area


    In the historical district, Grand Old Lady Hotel is in an area with good shopping. Oaks Gallery and Wheels Through Time Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Waynesville Recreation Center and Queen's Farm Stables. Our guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

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    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Blue Ridge Parkway Balsam Entrance - 3 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Smoky Mountain Jumphouse - 5 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Waterrock Knob - 16 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Wheels Through Time Museum - 22 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Stompin' Ground - 22 min drive

    Getting around

    • Asheville, NC (AVL-Asheville Regional) - 49 min drive


    • Beetree Restaurant — 1 min walk
    • Spirits of the Inn Bar — 1 min walk
    • Luna — 9 min drive
    • Kandi's cake and bake shop — 12 min drive
    • City Bakery — 12 min drive

    About this property

    Grand Old Lady Hotel

    3-star hotel with restaurant and bar/lounge
    A restaurant, a bar/lounge, and concierge services are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a library, a garden, and a banquet hall are onsite. All rooms are individually decorated and offer free WiFi and ceiling fans. Egyptian cotton sheets, coffee makers, and desks are among the other amenities available to guests.
    Grand Old Lady Hotel offers 50 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers and complimentary toiletries. These individually decorated and furnished accommodations include desks. Beds feature Egyptian cotton sheets. This Sylva hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.
    The hotel offers a restaurant. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. 3 meeting rooms are available. This business-friendly hotel also offers a library, a terrace, and a garden. Onsite self parking is complimentary.
    Grand Old Lady Hotel has designated areas for smoking.
    The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking

    Food and drink

    • Cooked-to-order breakfast available for a fee daily 8:00 AM–10:00 AM: USD 14.00 for adults and USD 14.00 for children
    • 1 restaurant
    • 1 bar

    Things to do

    • Downhill skiing
    • Hunting


    • Banquet hall
    • Elevator
    • Library

    Guest services

    • Concierge services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Front desk (limited hours)

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Polish
    • Spanish

    Business services

    • 3 meeting rooms


    • Garden
    • Terrace


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • In-room accessibility
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking


    • Designated smoking areas

    Room amenities


    • Air conditioning
    • Ceiling fan
    • Egyptian cotton sheets
    • Heating
    • Linens


    • Free toiletries
    • Towels

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker


    • Desk
    • Individually decorated
    • Individually furnished

    Nearby things to do


    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Mountain biking
    • Rafting
    • Ski area
    • Ski lifts
    • Ski runs
    • Skiing
    • Snowboarding

    Where to eat

    • Beetree Restaurant – Serves dinner on select days. Reservations required.
    • Spirits of the Inn Bar – Bar. Open daily.

    Very Good

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    This property has an interesting history and is well placed for access to the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's a step back in time and was very quiet when we visited. Operating as a B&B. No restaurant or bar during our stay.

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

    This was a great find. Can’t wait to go back

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


      Please review cancellation policy before booking:)

      Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
      • Disliked: Property conditions & facilities

      The hotel was charming and the staff friendly and responsive. However, there are several serious problems with the facilities. First, the gravel driveway up to the hotel is steep and heavily washed out in places and potholed. When we came back after 10PM one night, it was raining and there are no lights or reflectors lining the drive. Second, the parking lot was full and I had to get help from the staff finding a place to park, but I was parked perpendicular to another vehicle 10 feet away who could have easily backed into mine. There are no ramps at the entrance and baggage has to be carried up the entrance stairs. Thank goodness for the indoor elevator. The floor in our room was uneven and seemed to flex too much. The wash basin faucets, separate hot and cold are spring loaded and have to be held open and it is difficult to wash your face and hands. All along the exterior walls and foundation, there are cracks and chipped paint. The pictures of the rooms and dining room are misleading. The dining area we had to use was not the one pictured. It had large round, family style seating. Our room was much smaller. If you are over 6 feet tall, you have to stoop entering the bathroom door. Food: the eggs were overcooked and the bacon, limp. I apologize for the candor, but must be because we were disappointed.

      Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019

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