Mountain Laurel

  • Sleeps 3
  • One Queen Bed
  • One Twin Bed
  • Oversized Claw Foot Tub with Shower
  • Private Sunporch, Sitting Room

This large room on the second floor has One Queen Bed and One Twin Bed which makes it easy for families to stay at our inn. Attached to the room is a south facing sun porch that has another television and a comfortable sitting area. It makes this a popular room with anyone that wants to spread out.

The large bathroom has a six foot long claw-footed soaking tub with a shower and a big art deco style dressing table. The porcelain enamel over cast iron sink is believed to be original.

Would you like us to hold this room for you? Call us at 800-537-8195.

Mountain Laurel: Kalmia latifolia is also called calico-bush or spoonwood. They are shades of pink and white ranging in color through maroon, red and rose. Each flower has a beautiful complex crimped-edged shape and they occur in clusters. It is in the blueberry family. Mountain Laurel bloom in Spring, from early May through June.

Mountain Laurel is poisonous to most animals, but it tastes so bad they don’t eat it. Wild bees make honey from it, which doesn’t hurt them, but is poisonous to us.

It is called Spoonwood because Native Americans used to make their spoons out of the wood.

Mountain Laurel is in the same places as Rhododendron. You can see it hanging over the road as you drive the Blue Ridge Parkway.   A great place to go in Spring is Laurel Park. Take the drive to Jump Off Rock through the Rhododendron and Mountain Laurel.