“Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.” – Albert Cadmus Warm days and crisp nights make fall absolutely perfect in Valle Crucis. Without a doubt, autumn in the High Country is all about two major attractions – spectacular leaves and fall festivals. It is as if God takes out His palatte and paints the mountainsides with only  Read More →

In the 1780s, Ezekiel Baird settled in Valle Crucis building what is now the Baird House Bed and Breakfast, the oldest house in Watauga County and the only mountain bed and breakfast near Boone on the river. With its wide planked walls, original floors, multiple fireplaces and beautifully appointed antique furnishings, the inn has an abundance of history and sense of warm “Southern Hospitality”. Wake up to the  Read More →

Our 2 acre grounds include a spacious stone patio furnished with Adirondack chairs and cozy firepit and plenty of porches with rockers. You may also choose to sit on the rocks along the trout stocked river or lounge in a hammock under the cedars. Gabby, our yellow lab/golden  Read More →

The clear cool waters of the Watauga River, in the Blue Ridge mountains of western North Carolina , flow past the front yard of the Baird House. One of the unique features of the Baird House bed and breakfast near Boone North Carolina is that it is the only inn located on the river. Here, one can enjoy flyfishing, tubing, laying on a rock soaking up the sun or simply sitting on the grassy bank with one’s toes in the water. It is not uncommon to see a hawk swoop down below the treeline  Read More →