“Spring is when life’s alive in everything. – Christina Rossetti Springtime at The Baird House ushers in the blooming flowers- the brilliant yellow forsythia, pink apple & cherry blossoms, the daffodils, hyacinths and tulips- gentle breezes; warmer days and cool damp nights; sounds of the “peepers” (tree frogs) and the sweet melodies of the  Read More →

“Summer afternoon – summer afternoon – the two most beautiful words in the English language.” – Henry James Summer is the time for reconnecting with nature, and the ability to be back amongst it again. The mountainsides are covered with the luscious green foliage; wild rhododendrons, mountain laurel and blackberry bushes are in full bloom;  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 →