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Experience mountain-grown and home-cooked country cuisine…

Large, home-cooked breakfasts and dinners are served family style each day around large, hand-made, lazy-susan tables. Neighbors supply us with fresh vegetables and fruits in season (in the summer for instance, you may be treated to ears of corn picked just a few minutes before). Foods native to the area are featured (e.g. country ham, fried chicken, homemade biscuits with mountain honey or our own homemade apple or pumpkin chips). Dinner rolls and desserts are all made from scratch, and all meals are prepared fresh that day by our local cooks.

Family Style Dining

Meals at Hemlock Inn are served “family style” around large lazy-susan tables. Each table seats 10-12 guests, which provides opportunities for guests to get to know each other as they dine together. Private seating for couples or families is not available. It is our belief that meals are meant to be shared together and that this is a key component to the Hemlock Inn experience.

Breakfast and Dinner Schedule

Dinner is served promptly at 6:30 pm daily Monday through Saturday (we do not serve an evening meal on Sunday) and breakfast is served at 8:30 am daily.

Meal Time Traditions

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Photo courtesy of Kristen Scott (

A dinner bell will be rung at 8:30am and 6:30pm promptly each day to alert guests that the meal is ready and to invite them to enter the dining room. Each guest will be told in advance which table they are assigned to. Upon entry into the dining room, it is our tradition to stand behind our chairs at the dining table until any announcements have been made and a short blessing has been said. Then we all sit together and enjoy the meal before us!


Reservations for guests not staying at the inn are required at least 24 hours in advance.

Just like the sign says in Bryson City and need a place for breakfast and or dinner! Just call and let us know 24 hours in advanced! We would love to have you!


  • Dinner and is $19.50 per adult and $9.75 for children ages 4-15.
  • Breakfast is $9.75 per adult and $4.87 for children ages 4-15.
  • There is no charge for children under age 4.

Box Lunches

We do not serve lunch at the inn, but we are happy to fix a box lunch for you upon request.  The lunch includes a sandwich option (pimento cheese or peanut butter and jelly), two ham biscuits, one hard boiled egg, one apple, and two homemade cookies. Each lunch is $5.00 and must be ordered the night before.

Set Menus 

Meals at the Hemlock Inn are set in advance and thus orders are not taken at the tables. Meal menus are set for each week, one week in advance. If you would like to know what we are serving during your visit, we would be happy to let you know. Just ask when you make your reservation or call ahead (828-488-2885).

Allergies and Special Needs

If you have any allergies or special dietary restrictions that you would like us to be aware of, please let us know in advance and we will do our best to provide accommodations to suit your needs.