Smithmore Castle (also called Smithmore) is a Five-Star rated Hotel and private mountain estate in Spruce Pine, North Carolina. The Hotel was formerly called Castle Inn and served as a Bed & Breakfast before Sir Robert Smith bought and revamped the property while keeping its historical appeal. The estate can lodge up to 20 guests at a time and each stay includes a variety of amenities. The Castle also offers Rooms, Lofts & Suites each with a unique decor and ambiance.
History and Location
In 2008, Robert Smith purchased estate with his family and renamed it with his last name and consideration for the property’s “idyllic” surroundings and view of rollings mountains. Eventually, in 2017, Smith opening it for events and listed it on VRBO and Airbnb. By 2019 as guests remarked that they “loved” the property and liked the accommodating staff at the Castle. In 2020 Smith recreated the Smithmore Castle to a fully operational hotel with a private restaurant offering high end cuisines. The location offers a private steep drive up English Knob. The 121-acre private mountain estate also known as “Castle in the Sky” is found in the ranges of the Blue Ridge Mountains and was called a “perfect place” to establish an atmosphere for thematic weddings and photoshoots. The Castle first attracted a national spotlight after a tailored, Game of Thrones-themed wedding shoot was filmed at the estate.
Amenities and Features
Smithmore Castle takes up British Victorian Architecture, with multiple worldly-themed rooms and a Spanish Tuscany Lounge. It is also decorated with imported hand crafted frescos that complete the European vibe. Giant Swarovski Chandelier located in the Great room along with crystal wall sconces are seen in the receiving foyer of the Castle Hotel.
Smithmore Castle features over 15,000 Sq Ft with many rooms but offer only eight bedrooms for guests to rent. The Castle has caves on the property and offers cave tours, a fire pit and mountain biking. Cooking classes, Etiquette training, Yoga classes, Massages and other Spa Services. The Decor is integrated into the Castle’s corresponding Renaissance Hotel theme. It also offers views of Mount Mitchell, Toy River Valley, Eastern Continental Divide and the blue Ridge Mountains. The Property also provides hiking trails dotted with Old English riddles leading the way to discover caves. Moreover, it also features a vintage Bar and a Lounge by a “massive” Three-story stone fireplace. The stay in the hotel also includes a private in-house 5 Star Executive Chef who’ll oversea the variety of gourmet meals served to guests.
The Hotel also offered custom and curated stays for each guest, along with a Concierge team and Chef Benjamin Epicure. It also has a total lodging occupancy of 20 guests and can host up to 100 guests for fine dining. It includes 11 bathrooms, smart TV’s, Coffee stations and a 3,000 sq ft Ballroom called Crown Hall. The Hall incorporates a commercial kitchen, brides powder room and separate commercial men’s and women’s restrooms. The hall was mainly developed for hosting weddings and receptions. Guests can also book weddings and other events at the Castle itself.
Terms & Conditions
No Refunds after booking. Guests have up to 1 year from booking date to reschedule if dates are available. See complete Terms & Conditions located on your itinerary.