Fryemont Inn

245 Fryemont St., Bryson City, North Carolina, 28713, United States

An institution in Bryson City for eight decades, the Fryemont Inn, set on the side of a hill above the town, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The circa 1923 lodge exterior is poplar bark, rooms in the main lodge are paneled in real chestnut, and the lobby has a fireplace big enough for 8-foot logs. If you need more luxury, choose one of the suites with fireplaces and air-conditioning. The restaurant, serving Southern fare, is open to the public for breakfast and dinner. Inn rates are very reasonable, starting at $140 for two including breakfast and dinner. The original co-owner of the inn, Lillian Frye, was the first woman licensed to practice law in North Carolina.


  • Historic inn
  • comfortably rustic
  • charming restaurant with wholesome, simple food


  • Rooms in main lodge are far from posh and without a/c can be warm on a summer day


Phones: 828-488–2159 | 800-845–4879


Main lodge closed Dec.-Mar.; suites and cabin open year-round
37 rooms, 8 suites, 1 cabin
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted Some meals