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 Don and Debbie Jones, Owners / Innkeepers
1709 Broadstone Road, Banner Elk, NC 28604
Reservations: (877) 687-4333 
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Telephone (828) 963-4006
 In historic Valle Crucis, North Carolina
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It has always been a pleasure to stay here! Just when we thought it could not get any better, you do it again! Your hospitality and kindness will be treasured and always remembered among our special memories. We always love the food and look forward to visiting you again. ~ Fancy Gap, VA

Our annual (3rd time) anniversary trip was wonderful! Your hospitality and breakfasts cannot be matched anywhere. We always enjoy everything about Mountainside Lodge B & B!! Looking forward to coming back again. (These wonderful guests are coming up on their 5th visit with us this June) - Sanford, NC

This was my first stay at a B & B. This is so "first class". I cannot imagine anything else to measure with this! Your hospitality was superb. We will be back. ~ Hendersonville, NC

This has truly been a wonderful experience. The relaxing atmosphere, delicious food, and meeting new people cannot compare to any place we've been before. Thank you so much for being the best hosts ever, and Scooter too, of course. We look forward to seeing you next year-if not sooner . ~ Emerald Isle, NC

Thanks so much for including us in your "guest family". We plan to become "repeaters"! Even the wet, coldish weather was made better by your hospitality. See you soon. ~ Franklinton, NC

My husband picked such a lovely place to stay for our surprise 5 year anniversary getaway. I had forgotten how much we both love B & B's. We felt so at home here! Scooter, hopefully my pup won't be too mad at our time together. You were so sweet to decorate the room for our occasion-it was adorable and we slept like logs in the comfy bed in the Dragonfly Room. Love that nice bathroom, too. Thank you again for the hospitality and welcoming us into your home. We'll definitely recommend you to friends! ~ Cary, NC

We cannot thank you enough for making our first trip (one of many, we hope!) to the high country very extra-special. We had no idea when we luckily stumbled upon your B & B that we'd be in for such a wonderful treat-not just the accommodations (stunningly beautiful! and the delicious food (wonderfully planned, prepared, and presented), but the simply delightful addition of your company. We came as strangers, and we are leaving as friends. We came to enjoy the high country, but if we had done no more than sit on your porch and enjoyed the view and our conversations, the trip would still have been a huge success. We will be back (if you can take any more of Bob-who said he loves to hear you laugh!) ~ Louisburg, NC

Thank you so much for making us so Welcome! Great hospitality, super room, and super breakfasts! Lovely surroundings and Number One hosts! ~ Hampshire, U.K.

What a great time we had these 4 days. Our daily excursions were great but I have to say the relaxing atmosphere in the evenings was probably some of my favorite times. Just getting away from home with no obligations in such a beautiful setting was wonderful. You are now officially a part of the "Stephenson clan". You were perfect host and hostess and Scooter your greeter is adorable. Now it is time to get back to reality. Thanks for the absolutely deliciously prepared foods. We appreciate your sharing your recipes with us. What a great time that we had with all our family. May the Lord continue to bless you and keep you. Selma, NC

Thank you for opening your home to us. This was our first time at a B & B and it was so much better than we even hoped for. ~ Greeneville, TN

Thank all of you for making this such a wonderful honeymoon for my wife and I. This was our first time at a B & B in this area and it has been just like home for us. Thank you for the good food, good conversation, and good friends.
      ~ Florence, SC

This was a fantastic 4th time! As always, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you so much for the great recommendation of Joy Bistro. Our dinner was lovely. The weather was surprisingly cold and it even snowed! Nevertheless, it was fun. We enjoyed the other guests company as well as yours. Now that we've stayed in all the rooms, we can start all over again. We will look forward to next time. ~ Fancy Gap, VA

We have celebrated "13" years being married, and the last 8 were celebrated here. I can't think of a better place to celebrate. As always, we have had a wonderful weekend. Lots of laughs. We enjoyed meeting the guests from Texas. The weather was beautiful! Can't ask for any better. Looking forward to our next visit. I believe we can now call the Fish Room -"our room". ~ Raleigh, NC
We have had many opportunities to travel all over the world…your B & B is definitely one of the best we have encountered…your personal and very graceful touches were wonderful!! You have made our visit one to remember with your gracious hospitality. Please plan to have us visit again soon. Thank you for everything!!
                                                                                                        Fuquay-Varina, NC

This is by far the best B & B with have ever stayed at…good breakfast…great hospitality…and thanks for Western night and football and all the attention from both of you and our buddy Scooter.
                                                                                                       Charlotte, NC

WOW! ! That is the first thought I had when I saw your incredible B & B. You could not have made this a more memorable experience for a first timer at a "B & B. We enjoyed the great food, the beautiful furnishings and having the opportunity to get to know both of you! Many thanks for your hospitality and warmth.
                                                                                                      Siler City, NC

We enjoyed our stay here so much-You two are absolutely the perfect hosts-along with Scooter, of course! You made us feel right at home and like old friends! Thank you so much for the warm hospitality, tons of laughs, excellent food and especially the pickles. Thank you and God BlessYou!
                                                                                                        October 2010 ~ Carthage, NC

You promised serenity and southern hospitality and you delivered both 100 percent. We so enjoyed the food, the conversation and the beautiful accommodations! Thanks for making this Valentine's stay a memorable one for us.
                                                                                                     February 13, 2011 ~ Maiden, NC

What a "Gift" god has given you!!!! You both go beyond your own strength each day to make everyone feel welcome! Even when you are exhausted you both reach down keep to find the might to keep accommodating. That is why this place is so special and a huge success.
                                                                                                  Charlotte, NC

Thank you for making our first B & B experience one to remember! Thank you also for making our 10 year anniversary celebration special! We enjoyed everything -the Deer, Bear, Moose Room, the food, the swing on the front porch, fun conservation, and the great hospitality . We are glad that we chose the Mountainside Lodge. We could not have had a more wonderful and relaxing visit. You all are the perfect hosts! Thank you for everything.
                                                                                               Durham, NC

Our third visit to your beautiful lodge. You treat us like family! We stayed in the Deer, Bear, Moose room…our favorite! We are looking forward to our next stay. All the best to you!
                                                                                                      Raleigh, NC

Thank you for the memories! Your beautiful home, hospitality, breakfast, and fellowship made our visit very special. This time spent here with the three of you was beyond our expectations. Thank you for making us feel so at home-opening your home, sharing your life with us. You have blessed our life with your warmth and caring ways. We will be back and hopefully plan to make this a stay for all the future years God gives us.
                                                                                                         May 2012 ~ Raleigh, NC

Such a special place for two special people. Your warmth and graciousness provided us with an experience that is/was so appreciated. With our hectic schedules it is imperative that we take time to "just be"! Our stay provided that much needed rest and relaxation. Thank you for being a part of it all! May 2010 ~ Raleigh, NC

I am extremely picky when choosing a place to stay away from home. This place exceeded my expectations. I love, love, love how clean and cheerful this place is. The whole house is beautiful and I appreciated the womanly touches from the scented shower gel to all the magazines. My husband was impressed with the animals in the hall and the war books. The porch is awesome and was a great place to relax and unwind. I could go on and list many things we like about your place for pages….! You have found your true calling as host and hostess of a bed and breakfast. Thanks for a wonderful stay, food and very special anniversary touches.
                                                                                                 Charlotte, NC

Innkeepers are judged by the memories they create and the lasting impressions as one drives away!! Our memories will be those of fond times, beautiful moments and new friendships. Thank you -we will return.

Thank you for helping with my surprise! It was wonderful. Could have not done it without you. It is a precious memory for our 47th anniversary. Our stay will be at the top of our list of wonderful memories. We pray that God will bless you and your wonderful home as you share your God given talents which are great. And it would not have been right without precious "Scooter". He just tops everything off!
                                                                                                      Raleigh, NC

Thank you for putting up with my husband and his friends again. Now I understand why he has not stopped talking about you and this place since 2009. We will return to Texas with the two best things that anyone can get on a vacation: 1) memories of new friends and 2) 5 extra pounds from the best breakfast food I have ever had. Thank you for the fabulous hospitality . We plan to return.
                                                                                                  Austin, Texas

Thanks for your wonderful hospitality. We felt at "home" the second we met you. And you spare no detail to be sure your guests feel welcomed and comfortable. You are very good innkeepers!! We have been to many B & B's -this one is the best so far!
                                                                                               Harrisburg, PA

This is the most perfect "Bed and Breakfast" we have ever visited. Our family has felt so much hospitality and warmth. Your B & B should be featured in Southern Living , Our State Magazine, and any B & B information guide. The food was superb! You and Don are great chefs! Every breakfast was such a treat. The Bird House Suite was great for our family (ourselves and my mom and sister). Everything was "5 Star", beds, sheets, decorations, and bathroom, again perfect. We have added you to the top of our list of Bed and Breakfast to visit and plan to return soon! Thank you so much for your warm hospitality.
                                                                                           Pittsboro, NC

Wow! Thank you so much for making me feel like I was at home. This has been the best B & B I have ever stayed in. Next time I will bring my family so they can enjoy. You never know what you get when you search the internet but this time is was far beyond what I imagined. Debbie and Don I enjoyed talking with you guys and getting to know you. You have been the best.
                                                                                    Camby, IN

Reservations: (877) 687- 4333