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Red Leaf River Inn in Waynesville, NC featuring a lush green lawn and shady trees.

The Best Bed and Breakfast location in North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains (hint: it’s not Asheville!)

Planning an Asheville Getaway? There’s no denying it. Over recent years, Asheville, North Carolina, has built a reputation as a top travel destination with good reason, thanks to its restaurants, access to the great outdoors, and vibrant art community. But that reputation also has brought in larger crowds, lots of traffic, and rising hotel prices.  Instead, in-the-know travelers looking for affordable and relaxing bed and

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lake junaluska sunset

Waynesville NC Events July 2020

Although Covid-19 has postponed or cancelled many Waynesville, NC events, July 2020 is the beginning of new, safer events from a summer drive in movie theater to newly designed car shows. According to the latest Governor’s order, face masks must be work when in public, so please make plans accordingly. Of course, now more than ever, these events are subject to change or cancellation, so please

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Red Leaf River Inn Front Lawn

Welcome Back!

The county of Haywood voted earlier this week to stop requiring quarantine for out of state travelers and the State of North Carolina is scheduled to begin Phase 1 of our reopening plan at 5pm on Friday, May 8.

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Banana Bread French Toast Recipe

As we work on getting our cookbook together, I thought we’d share one of our signature items – Vic’s Famous Banana Bread French Toast. While most French toast recipes call for using plain yeasted breads like sandwich bread or challah, we like to up the flavor with quick breads like this banana bread or our apple muffins. The result is a denser, less eggy French

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Rhododendron Living Room

Our Commitment To Clean – Covid-19 Information

Update: As of March 26, 2020, per Haywood County order, the Red Leaf River Inn will be temporarily closed for leisure travel. The closure will last until May 8, 2020. If you are traveling as an emergency worker and need lodging or are a local frontline worker looking for alternative housing, please call us at 828-283-0763 for assistance. There are a few things we knew

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Gluten Free Lemon Almond Cake

Gluten Free Almond Cake

Early on, we decided on a three course breakfast for our guests. Since the crafty Innkeeper is a baker, the first course had to be an amazing pastry, perfect for leisurely enjoying with a cup of our fresh roasted coffee.

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Chef Victor Johnston, Owner of Red Leaf River Inn in Waynesville North Carolina

Thanks for visiting! I’d love to host you during your stay in North Carolina!


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