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Hemlock Inn is a country inn, bed and breakfast in the heart of western North Carolina’s Appalachian mountains. Perched atop a 2,500 foot hill amidst 55 acres of peaceful mountain forestland and located just 10 minutes from one entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hemlock Inn is the perfect mountain vacation base for both the adventure-seeker and those seeking a retreat from everyday busy life. Read more about us here.

2019 Marks a Special Anniversary

We welcome 2019 with great hope anticipation.  This year will mark a significant anniversary for our family.  In early 1969, John and Ella Jo Shell purchased Hemlock Inn from Raymond and Georgia Johnson.  They were innkeepers from 1969-1989 and then turned over the reigns to their daughter and her husband, Lainey and Mort White.  They continue as innkeepers to this day.  So 2019 marks the 50th year inn has been in the Shell/White family!

Throughout the year, we will be remembering our history, growth, and experiences over the years.  Follow our blogs for more information during the year

We also invite you to come be a part of this special year. As always, we would love to see you


We will be Open for President’s Day/Valentine’s Day Weekend

Hemlock Inn will be open February 14, 15,16,17 for President’s Day weekend.  As usual, we will also celebrate that holiday as well with special chocolate treats from The Chocolate Shop.  This has been a popular winter get away, but some rooms are still available.  

Make your reservation soon.

New Online Reservation System

Our existing online reservation system is being merged with a new company.  This conversion will take place this winter.  If you have problems using the system, please just call us at (828) 488-2885 and we will be delighted to complete your reservation.


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