Dining Overview


Dining Overview • On this page will find an overview of food & dining options at The Mast Farm Inn, and in the Western North Carolina High Country, near Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Boone, Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain & Linville. There are numerous pages on this website focused on dining in The High Country and you can find the links to those specific pages below, as well as an overview of our culinary style & philosophy.

Dining Information

Breakfast at The Mast Farm Inn
Guests enjoy a hearty two-course country gourmet breakfast each morning at the Inn at private tables. Breakfast is different every day, see sampling of recent menus from a typical week.

Simplicity at The Mast Farm Inn
The Name of our Restaurant is Simplicity The Mast Farm Inn. 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

The Best Dish Award
The Best Dish in North Carolina Award • 4th Place in 2010, 2nd Place in 2011 • Our restaurant Simplicity at The Mast Farm Inn was selected from among hundreds of fine dining restaurants in North Carolina for The Best Dish in North Carolina Award

Reviews • Dining
Simplicity serves breakfast every morning to Inn guests, and regular dinner service on Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays. Inn guests, their guests, and diners not lodging at The Inn are welcome for regular diner service.

Reserve • Dining
Inn guests, their guests, and diners not lodging at The Inn are welcome at Simplicity at The Mast Farm Inn. If you are interested in dining at the Inn, you can use the form here to reserve, check availability or request more information.

Reserve • Concierge Services
Every getaway is a special event. Our concierge service can help you turn a special weekday, weekend or long weekend getaway into a memorable event. Use the form on this page or call 828-963-5857 for immediate assistance

Gift Certificates
Choose among numerous options for specific face value gift certificates purchased at varying levels of discounts

Gift Packages
Select from a wide variety of specially designed Western North Carolina travel packages

While The Mast Farm Inn is not a vegan dining establishment, we get where you are coming from. We really do, and we both understand and care. That means that if persons in your party are vegan-organic, we can prepare special vegan-organic meals.

You can choose from a great number of options for lunch in the immediate area around the Inn and close by. We can also provide you a lunch picnic basket if you let us know you will be needing one, for what days and times, within 3 days of check-in.

Local Dining Options
On this page you will find a wide range of options for Lunch, Dinner, Snacks, and Food Shops & Markets, as well as links to local dining guides. All of this information is also available at the front desk, so do not hesitate to ask for suggestions, recommendations and directions while here.

Google Map & Directions
Nestled high in the Appalachian Mountains of North Carolina is a peaceful rural community that has stayed untouched over the years. Valle Crucis’ scenic beauty and majestic quality continuously mesmerizes residents and draws visitors throughout the world.

Vintage Seed Package
Our Culinary Philosophy

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

Alice Waters
Alice 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 Pollan
For 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 Salatin
Salatin, 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 Food
Slow Food is also simply about taking the time to slow down and to enjoy life with family and friends.

The Mast Farm Inn, Historic North Carolina Country Inn & Restaurant, Valle Crucis, NC