Awards & Inspirations

Simplicity at The Mast Farm Inn

Awards & Inspirations • Historic Lodging, Gourmet Dining,Memorable Retreats • The Mast Farm Inn is an award-winning and world renowned Historic Hotels of America® boutique hotel and Select Registry® country inn, specializing in retreats, workshops, weddings & special events, with two restaurants, in Historic Valle Crucis, North Carolina. Gourmet organic fine dining. Slow Food In A Fast World. What we offer is gourmet slow dining of extreme quality and freshness; a meticulous cuisine prepared with Mindfulness & mindful of our mountain region’s heritage, with a level of care and personal service second to none.

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“Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.” ~ Frédéric Chopin

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History & Culinary Philosophy • In 2012 The Mast Farm Inn of Historic Valle Crucis, North Carolina is inducted into Historic Hotels of America, a program of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. There are only 330 Historic Hotels of America hotels in America, among which The Waldorf-Astoria, and only 8 in North Carolina, among which Pinehurst and The Grove Park Inn.

Martha Stewart Living, in the August 2012 edition, includes The Inn in “The Best List” of 34 Best Hotels, as Best Hotel, and Best Food & Drink, and Best Southern Fare: The Mast Farm Inn of Valle Crucis North Carolina. In 2015 The Mast Farm Inn & Executive Chef Andrew Long are honored to be featured on the cover of WNC Magazine’s November & December 2015 edition, and in the featured article on the Appalachian Culinary Revival. Simplicity at the Mast Farm Inn awarded Top 10 in 2010, 2nd Place in 2011, for The Best Dish in North Carolina Award. Best Dish is North Carolina’s Official State Restaurant Competition presented every year by The North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services and sponsored by Our State Magazine. In 2015 The Mast Farm Inn earns the 2015 TripAdvisor Certificate Of Excellence and is inducted into The TRIPADVISOR HALL OF FAME. The Mast Farm Inn Nominated for Four Historic Hotels of America 2014 Awards • Historic Hotels of America Announces 2014 Award Nominees, and The Mast Farm Inn of Valle Crucis, North Carolina is nominated for Best Small Historic Hotel, Best Historic Restaurant in Conjunction with a Historic Hotel, Best Hotel Historian of the Year, Best Social Media of a Historic Hotel. “The venerable North Carolina High Country institution is one of only six hotels in the nation to be nominated for four or more of the fourteen awards. Effectively in this stellar field of 83 finalists in fourteen categories, which includes The Waldorf-Astoria, The Plaza, The Brown Hotel, The Willard, The Fairmont, The Lenox, The Mayflower, The Inn at the Presidio, and The Grove Park Inn, only six hotels are finalists in more than 3 categories. These are The Mast Farm Inn of Valle Crucis, North Carolina, The Strater Hotel of Durango, Colorado, The Bedford Springs Resort & Spa of Bedford, Pennsylvania, The Royal Hawaiian of Waikiki Beach, Hawaii, The Jekyll Island Club of Jekyll Island, Georgia, and The Netherland Plaza of Cincinnati, Ohio.”


Farm-To-TableFarm-to-table refers to a culinary philosophy concerned with producing food locally and delivering that food to local consumers.


Alice WatersAlice Waters, chef, author, and the proprietor of Chez Panisse, is an American pioneer of a culinary philosophy that maintains that cooking should be based on the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients that are produced sustainably and locally.


Chez Panisse • Since 1971, Chez Panisse has invited diners to partake of the immediacy and excitement of vegetables just out of the garden, fruit right off the branch, and fish straight out of the sea. In doing so, Chez Panisse has established a network of nearby suppliers who, like the restaurant, are striving for both environmental harmony and delicious flavor.


Michael PollanFor the past twenty-five years, Michael Pollan has been writing books and articles about the places where nature and culture intersect: on our plates, in our farms and gardens, and in the built environment.


Frank Stitt“Close your eyes, and imagine sweet, plump scallops, perfectly seared and paired with a succotash of garden-fresh corn, cherry tomatoes, and lima beans. Or creamy grits against a bite of pork tenderloin sweetened with a touch of fresh peach relish.” ~ Karen Lingo, Southern Living


Joel SalatinSalatin, hailed by the New York Times as “Virginia’s most multifaceted agrarian since Thomas Jefferson and the high priest of the pasture” and profiled in the Academy Award nominated documentary Food, Inc. and the bestselling book The Omnivore’s Dilemma, understands what food should be: Wholesome, seasonal, raised naturally, procured locally, prepared lovingly, and eaten with a profound reverence for the circle of life.


Slow FoodSlow Food is also simply about taking the time to slow down and to enjoy life with family and friends.

TripAdvisor Hall of Fame
TripAdvisor Hall of Fame

“Congratulations to The Mast Farm Inn! FIVE-TIME WINNER OF THE CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE. On behalf of all of us at TripAdvisor, I’m very pleased to welcome The Mast Farm Inn to the Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame. This unique accolade is granted only to those businesses that have won the Certificate of Excellence for five years in a row. As you know, the Certificate of Excellence can be earned only by receiving consistently great reviews on the world’s largest travel site.” ~ Marc Charron, President, TripAdvisor for Business

Guest Reviews & Testimonials
Guest Reviews & Testimonials

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Award-winning Historic Hotels of America® boutique hotel, and Select Registry® country inn, specializing in historic lodging, weddings, elopements, honeymoons, retreats and workshops, in Historic Valle Crucis, North Carolina. The Mast Farm Inn is on the National Register of Historic Places, as is the entire historic district of Valle Crucis in which it is located; a world-renowned rural mountain village, in the western North Carolina Blue Ridge Parkway and Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.
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