celo Inn

Find your home in the Blue Ridge mountains


The Celo Inn is a cozy bed and breakfast in western North Carolina where rustic meets contemporary and simplicity meets comfort. With five rooms and a private cottage, the Celo Inn is the perfect place for a quiet mountain retreat, family reunion, or romantic get-away.

Days begin with a delicious home-made breakfast featuring locally grown foods, including from our own garden. On cool mountain mornings, the old-fashioned wood cookstove radiates warmth through the breakfast room.

Guests of the inn are ideally situated to explore the mountains of western North Carolina. Located along the pristine South Toe River at the base of the Black Mountains, there are numerous opportunities for hiking, biking, and fishing as close as our front door. At the same time, the South Toe River Valley boasts some of the region’s best art studios. For outstanding restaurants, art galleries, farmers markets, and music venues guests can visit the mountain towns of Burnsville and Spruce Pine nearby or the city of Asheville an hour away.

explore the inn

With dormered ceilings, exposed timber frames, wood floors, and quilted curtains, our rooms evoke the comfort and style of an old-world mountain lodge.

“…break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.”

John Muir

life on the South Toe

Helpful info, humorous musings, and stories about life on the river.