Step back in time at our historic North Carolina mountain retreat

The Fryemont Inn
245 Fryemont Street
Bryson City, NC 28713

Monica & George Brown IV
and Sue & George Brown

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"These details - the lustrous hardwood floors and furniture, the paneling, the native stone masonry - recall the graciousness of a bygone era and add to the Inn's remarkable aura of homeyness, along with the sincere North Carolina hospitality of the staff and owners."

— Alan Linn, The Los Angeles Times

The beautiful bark-covered hotel was built in 1923 by timber baron Amos Frye, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. The Brown family — owners since 1982 — have lovingly preserved Frye's mountain getaway, maintaining the same rustic charm that's attracted guests to the mountain retreat for generations.

In the Fryemont's spacious lobby you'll find a huge stone fireplace, large enough to burn eight-foot logs — an ideal setting for mingling with old and new friends, playing games, watching the game in the TV corner, or just relaxing after a day in the outdoors.

Help yourself to a cup of coffee and take it through the French doors that lead to the rocking chair porch with its view of the Smoky Mountains. From the porch you can also glimpse the swimming pool nestled in a grove of hemlock, dogwood and poplar. And be sure to visit our gift shop for souvenirs of your stay in the mountains.

We have 37 cozy, chestnut paneled bedrooms in the main lodge with king, queen, and combinations; some rooms even connect — perfect for your family.



We even have a resident cat and assistant innkeeper, Punkin, who will do everything he can to make you feel at home!  Read Punkin's story




Historic Lodge and Dining Room Open mid-April thru Thanksgiving. Fireplace Suites and Cabin Open Year Around.