Pisgah Inn

After leaving the Inn at Iris Meadows, we ventured to the Blue Ridge Parkway and stopped in to see if we could get a room at the Pisgah Inn. The inn is typically booked every night of the season but we lucked up and just happened to come by right after two families had checked out a day early, leaving two rooms available. The other one had already been booked.

The inn sits at about a 5000’ elevation over-looking the Blue Ridge Mountains and has a great restaurant attached to it with a menu that ranges from cheeseburgers to venison. I recommend the trout (which they will filet at your table) and a Highland Mocha Stout to wash it down. The great thing about the restaurant is that despite it’s impressive upscale menu, there is not much of a dress code. I’ve walked in many times filthy from a day of hiking wearing a hat and t-shirt and it’s no problem.

Each room has the same view. This was taken from our balcony. (Click image to see larger view.) Despite this amazing view the rooms are only $99 a night. The rooms themselves are nothing special. They are very basic with no phone or cable, but they are clean and everything is in working order.

Even if you don’t stay at the inn, it’s a great place to stop for a meal, a drink, or just to restock from their gift shop or country store. Across the street from the inn is a great little campground where every site is enclosed by rhododendron. The Mountains-to-Sea trail runs behind the inn and there are several other local trails including the Mt. Pisgah summit trail.

Mt. Pisgah as seen from the parking lot of the inn.

Mt. Pisgah in October.

Location: 35°24'10.95"N 82°45'16.30"W
Distance from downtown Greenville: 70 miles
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