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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

Enjoy Summer in the Mountains

June was a month of Family Reunions.  We hosted eight family reunions in June and the first of July.  It’s great to host these times and we love seeing families together.  July fourth weekend was also lively and busy as we celebrated our freedoms.

July and August are the traditional times for summer vacations before schools starts.  The mountains offer a wide range of activities for everyone. The most popular keep you cool as we.  We invite you to go tubing down mountain creek, white water rafting down the Nantahala River, zip  lining, fly fishing, hiking, mountain biking and so much more.  Don’t forget the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad and Cherokee Indian Reservation.

Hemlock Inn is a the center of all these activities and more.  Our Daily rate includes full country breakfast and bountiful dinner, all served family style around large lazy susan tables.

Call us at (828) 488-2885 or make your reservation online.

We are waiting for you….Thanks

Online Reservation System 

Our new and updated online reservation system through ResNexus is now up and running. Click on the Reservation tab on any page.  Look for On-Line Reservations and click on “online here” tab.   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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