The Mast Farm Inn is a mountain inn and restaurant, in the Valle Crucis Historical District of Watauga County, North Carolina (NC), which has been welcoming guests since the 1800s. While there have been extensive historically accurate renovations and improvements ~ tubs-for-two, air conditioning, contemporary cuisine and fine wines ~ the hospitality remains rural mountain, traditional, attentive and sincere. Come make yourself at home in your choice of rooms, cottages or cabins. The Mast Farm Inn is in a serene rural valley surrounded by mountains, rivers and streams, within minutes from Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain, Linville, Boone, Grandfather Mountain, and The Blue Ridge Parkway, in the Western North Carolina High Country.
The Mast Farm Inn is also a small organic farm. The Mast Farm Inn vegetable and flower gardens have been organically grown since the summer of 1997. We have chosen to grow without the use of chemical fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides for a variety of reasons. Primarily, we are aware that the use of chemicals on agriculture is damaging both to human populations as well as to all other life around us. Secondly, with the use of organic practices, including raised beds and companion plantings, we have created mini ecosystems in the garden that are full of animal and plant diversity. Our soil is healthy and therefore our plants are as well, and we are able to serve the freshest and highest quality food to our guests. Our vegetable garden and berry orchard encompass approximately one-quarter of an acre. In them, we grow a wide variety of primarily heirloom and open pollinated plants including such staples as lettuce, spinach, carrots, peas, beets, basil and other herbs, raspberries, tomatoes, beans, squash, and potatoes. We also have a famous rhubarb patch and flowers galore throughout the garden and the rest of the grounds.
Guests at the Inn and passersby are more than welcome to tour the garden. Many folks swing by asking questions and gathering ideas. In a recent summer, the Inn and grounds were featured on a tour to benefit the Daniel Boone Native Gardens, hosted by the Boone Area Garden Clubs. Many guests at the restaurant also wander through the garden after a meal. All of the herbs and vegetables make their way into meals at the Inn. Our salads are made from garden grown greens when in season and many of our specials revolve around the harvests of other vegetables. By focusing some of our efforts towards growing safe and healthful food, we hope to bring positive change into our local community of Valle Crucis, and beyond to the homes of all our guests.
Breakfast, Restaurant, Organic
Full kitchen, Private Bath, Hot Tub, Fireplace, Woodstove