Mountain Magnolia Suite
This deluxe suite beckons you to come in and hide out for days. There are two rooms to spread your things into. If there are several couples staying at the inn, the private sitting room in Mountain Magnolia Suite is the perfect gathering place for everyone and has everything that you will need including a stereo system, television and dvd player. It also has a small refrigerator and coffee maker. Be sure that someone in your group books the Mountain Magnolia Suite!
The bedroom has a four poster bed King Bed that was made in Lexington NC, just a couple of hours drive from the inn. The bedding is heavenly and soft and the old mahogany dressing table and television with dvd player make the room feel complete. There is a door to close between the bedroom and the sitting room.
This comfortable suite is on the third floor. The bedroom is very private and does not share a wall with any other room. One window overlooks the back of the Inn. Both rooms overlook Boyd Park's Tennis courts.
The big well lit bathroom has a six foot long claw-footed soaking tub with a shower. All stocked with our wonderful amenities including soaps, shampoo, conditioner and of course the now famous rubby ducky!
Mountain Magnolia Tree: Magnolia fraseri or Mountain Magnolia is native to our area. They grow up to 40 feet tall with large leaves and large creamy white flowers that bloom from late spring to early summer. Magnolia flowers do not have true petals. They look like petals, but they are actually called tepals. Magnolias flowers produce a lot of high-protein pollen, but do not produce nectar. They are not attractive to butterflies or bees. Magnolia flowers are pollinated by beetles.
Our native Mountain Magnolias is not an evergreen. They are deciduous, losing their leaves in the fall. Mountain Magnolia is fairly common throughout the forests around here. Look for them in shady areas where there is rich soil. They are easy to spot when they are in bloom, since the flowers are 9” to 12” wide. They are the largest flowers you will see growing wild here.
The fragrance is lemony and very light. It doesn’t carry, so you will have to get close to enjoy it.