Meet The Innkeepers
Bed and Breakfast North Carolina
Deede Pope grew up in the Rio Grande Valley of South Texas and Tom Hinson in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Deede’s family moved to the Myrtle Beach area in 1977. She and Tom met at the end of 1978 and married in 1981 and occupational moves sent them to Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi then back to Myrtle Beach in 1987. After vacationing in Valle Crucis in 1997 an opportunity to buy a beautiful farm house along the banks of the Watauga River came along. After much soul-searching, Deede and Tom and their two daughters and two sons left the Low Country for the High Country in October 1997. In April 1998 the Baird House B & B opened its doors.It’s unique history and setting ( the only riverside Valle Crucis bed and breakfast ) makes the Baird House a ” must-do ” place to visit. Deede’s family own & operate a large oceanfront resort in Ocean Isle Beach. Tom comes from a family who owned & operated oceanfront hotels in Myrtle Beach, a bed and breakfast in Charleston,SC & one in Savannah,GA.
The philosophy of Deede, Tom, and The Baird House is to provide their guests a warm, casual, and hospitable enviroment where they can decompress and relax. Whether it be recommendations and reservations for dinner, suggesting things to do or inviting guests into the kitchen for coffee while breakfast is being prepared, Tom and Deede warmly welcome you to The Baird House, the oldest home as a Boone bed and breakfast. .
“You two are master hosts! Your warmth, love of people, and nourishing personalities restore the weary and set them on their way well-fed, relaxed and refreshed.” -Mary and Will, Raleigh, NC
Please feel free to contact us should you have any questions or special needs.
Toll-free: 1 800 297 1342
Local: 1 828 297 4055
Mail: The Baird House, P.O. Box 712, Valle Crucis, NC 28691
Street Address: 1451 Watauga River Rd.
The Baird House is a member of:
Watauga County Historical Society
and we are proud to have received the following award: