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Media Reviews

The Closest B&B and Boutique Hotel to the Main Entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

What Newspapers and Magazines Are Saying About Us

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J eremy Markovich in OUR STATE Magazine — "For 18 years, an inn on a mountain between Dillsboro and Bryson City has been the home of George and Hanneke Ware, and they wouldn't have it any other way." (Read the entire PDF article)

The following are exerts. Read the entire reviews. 

Cindy Hisert in the SAN FRANCISCO TIMES online edition, — "We struck gold in the Great Smoky Mountains when we arrived at the quiet, smoke-free Chalet Inn in western North Carolina."

Jen Murphy, OUTSIDE MAGAZINE — Escape from: Atlanta and Explore Small-Town Appalachia. "Base yourself at the Chalet Inn, an Alpine-style B&B just minutes from the entrance of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The inn’s on-site store, the Chalet Stube, is a must-stop for picnic supplies like German beers, artisanal cheeses, and landjaeger, a Swiss hunter’s jerky."

Bob Benton, TRAVEL TODAY, A Supplement to the NEW YORK TIMES — " I remember thinking how absolutely appropriate the Chalet Inn name was to this alpine-inspired building."

June Jurek, AAA CAROLINAS GO MAGAZINE — "For Romance with a European touch, try The Chalet Inn"

Joan Dunlop, THE CHICAGO-SUN TIMES — "George & Hanneke Ware converted an ordinary house into a charming European chalet, complete with ivy geraniums flowing from private balconies.

Hope S. Philbrick, GETAWAYS FOR GROWNUPS — Bliss in the western North Carolina mountains. "Sometimes a great getaway means high-energy thrills and a busy itinerary. But other times what is most needed is a space to lounge in privacy, where responsibility drops so far down to zero that you need not even bother to get dressed. At Chalet Inn and Suites, I enjoyed the decadent luxury of wearing a bathrobe for sixteen hours straight."

Nira Rosenberg, FAMILY TRAVEL TIMES — "Can't get to Europe this year? Check out The Chalet Inn . . . where the Alps meet the Blue Ridge Mountains."

Judy Postal, CHARLOTTE PARENT — "The next morning, before leaving the Chalet, we enjoyed our first candlelit breakfast . . . the lovely buffet included homemade apple strudel, meats, dried fruit and cheeses, granola, poached eggs, hot fruits and breads and juices."

Mary Lynn Mitcham, TRAVEL HOLIDAY — "Surrounded by fir and hemlock trees on its own 22-acre mountainside, the timber house has wide porches, an oversized barbecue, and hidden hammocks hanging beween the birches in the woods."

Lisa Majors-Duff, THE SYLVA HERALD — "What a visitor to the Chalet Inn finds today was once only found in the imaginations of George & Hanneke Ware and is the result of years of searching and hard work."

Janice Chavers, THE HERALD BULLETIN — "(At) The Chalet Inn ... your mind plays a trick on you, making you think you are in the Swiss Alps."

Janie Graziani, AAA WORLD — "...for a vacation, this area is one of the best and most accessible in the country."

Stephen Harriman, THE VIRGINIAN-PILOT AND THE LEDGER STAR — "I spent a pleasant two nights at The Chalet Inn, a small B&B . . . the labor of love of George & Hanneke."

Donna Braley, GRAND STRINGS WINGS NEWSLETTER — "Oh what a breakfast it was! Hanneke was up early and baked fresh rolls (Brotchen). The meats were imported from Germany and they were delicious."

The Chalet Inn has also been featured in:
Algemeen Dagblad
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Asheville Citizen Times
Birmingham News
Blue Ridge Country
Boston Enterprise
Charlotte Observer
Country Magazine
Das Fenster
Daytona News
Dothan Eagle
Fayetteville News
Knoxville Sentinel
The Tennessean
Winston-Salem Press