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Our restaurant is named Simplicity at The Mast Farm Inn. We serve breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner throughout the year. Click Here to see our menus, hours and prices. Inn guests, their guests, and diners not lodging at The Inn are welcome. We also hosts numerous private celebrations, parties and events throughout they year. Click Here For More Information on Dining at Simplicity at The Mast Farm Inn
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"You Won’t Find Better Or Fresher Food Anywhere" • "Even from the outside of this old farm house you know you’re in for a treat.
There’s something specific being prepared each day so you check out the menu online or walk-in and see what the plans are. Pick the dish and day you would like to go and make reservations. It might be a little different but definitely worth any effort you might make to get there. The last 2 times we have been there was for Cornish Hens in October and Shrimp and Grits before. The Hens were cooked to the most delicious perfection and We still rave about the Creamy Shrimp and Grits….never better anywhere! The house only seats just so many people and you must have reservations so your dining experience is very personal. The location in Valle Crucis itself is spectacular, the drive from any direction makes this valley a memorable destination. For us, driving over the mountains from Johnson City TN is always beautiful and adventurous, and the road in from the west is having a LOT of improvements to it so the drive will just get better!"

"Mast Farm Experience" • "This place is off the beaten track but well worth the time to find it. It is both a B&B and restaurant. The menu is Prix Fixe based on the availability of local ingredients. Always a surprise but delicious."

"It Makes For A Most Comfortable Experience For Your Patrons." • "Dinner with you all was just perfect on Saturday.. You strike such a nice balance between serving fresh and local ingredients combined so creatively while serving it without taking yourselves too seriously. It makes for a most comfortable experience for your patrons. Thank you for all your attention" ~ JH

"Oh My…Sooooooooooo Goooooooooood!" • "First let me say, my husband and I have been on a low carb diet for 2 months and decided that this splurge was worth every bite! We stayed at the Inn so decided to make reservations for dinner and was so thankful we did. Prior to dinner we enjoyed champagne on the veranda. At dinner, the wait staff was very personable and courteous. They brought out the homemade bread and cornbread with freshly whipped herbed butter… so there went the carbs! But sooo worth it! The soup was by far the best I have had in a restaurant. It was a roasted tomato and red pepper bisque… with parmesan cheese..The salad was extremely fresh and the balsamic/molasses vinaigrette was really a pleasant surprise for me… I wasn’t sure how balsamic vinegar and molasses would go together but it was really good. The entree consisted of beef tenderloin wrapped in prosciutto, au gratin veggies and creamy herbed grits… oh my! The dessert menu was to suit any taste… I got the chocolate decadent cake with freshly made caramel ice cream but it tasted like gelato to me and my husband got a spice fruit cake with the ice cream… he loved it too! Needless to say, we enjoyed our meal, the wine choices and of course the company! We will return and bring friends next time!"

"Fabulous Getaway" • "What a wonderful destination B&B. We enjoyed everything about our stay. The staff was helpful without being intrusive, the food was outstanding, the setting (rooms, gardens and surrounding country side) was beautiful, relaxing and fun. I would highly recommend the Mast Farm Inn as a place to get away and enjoy the company of someone you love or the peace of nature. Either way, you won’t be disappointed."

"A Great Place To Have Dinner" • "We had dinner here for the first time in twenty years and it was as excellent as we remembered even though ownership had changed.
The night we were there the entree was baked trout undoubtedly caught in the previous hour. Not being a fresh-water fish eater, I had the sea bass instead, while she stayed with the trout. There was a small upcharge for the other fish and having had a bite of hers, I might have made a mistake as they were both delicious. Our server was of the highest order and made sure our evening went flawlessly. Thanks to the servers, cooks and owners for making it happen."

"Wonderful stay" • "It was better than I even imagined. We walked into a cozy setting with soft lighting and soft Irish music playing in the background. There were so many beautiful touches. Quilts, a claw foot tub, the charming loft upstairs. All this made for an unforgettable place to stay. I can’t say enough for the food either. We had dinner and breakfast and both were superb. Friendly service all around. Highly recommend the Mast Farm Inn."

"Fabulous!" • "We stayed at the Inn for two nights. The breakfasts were just amazing! Oatmeal with berries in a parfait glass. What a unique and tasty way to serve oatmeal! Fabulous eggs with bacon and sausage. A great way to start your morning in the beautiful Valle Crucis valley."

"This Is A Wonderful B&B." • "The owner’s are friendly and very helpful. We didn’t plan eating dinner there but we were glad we did, the food was outstanding."

"Fabulous, Fabulous, Fabulous" • "This restaurant is almost the best place I have ever eaten and I like to eat! The food was local farm to table which is in style now and the chef knew how to prepare it. The presentation was beautiful besides the fact that the food was to die for. I would highly recommend this restaurant to everyone! Fabulous!"

"AWESOME" • "My husband and I just returned from an amazing weekend at this most charming inn.
We have been guests at many bed & breakfast and have never been treated so special. The attention to detail, the fabulous gourmet meals and the gorgeous surroundings was just out of this world. The staff certainly goes the extra mile to make sure that your stay is a memory that you will always remember. Trust us you will not want to leave! Please treat yourself to what we call a piece of heaven, you will not be sorry!"

"Outstanding Dinner at the Mast Farm Inn" • "We had a wonderful dinner at the Mast Farm Inn. The food was delicious and the service was wonderful. The servers were very attentive and made sure we had everything we wanted. The starter was a fire roasted tomato soup – what I wouldn’t do for that recipe. It was followed by a salad with homemade dressing and a beef entre with a reduced red wine sauce. After we got through three courses, we shared one dessert and saved the other for later. Both of those were "to die for." It was a wonderful, relaxing meal. I’m sure we’ll do that again."

"Southern Comfort, Charm, And Beauty….. And Some Good Home-Cooked Food." • Having grown up in the mountains of Western North Carolina, I travel frequently throughout the region. While I find my own home town of Hendersonville to be one of the most friendly and beautiful that I have seen, the tiny town just a little west of Blowing Rock and Boone, known as Valle Crucis, is one of the most pristine. This is North Carolina’s mini-Tuscany, with gently rolling hills and a lush green backdrop. And, nestled right in the heart of all this beauty lies the Mast Farm Inn where I stayed for two nights in July with my teenage son and daughter during a music festival in nearby Sugar Grove. A stay at the Mast Farm includes a fabulous and plentiful breakfast in the morning. The dishes are so varied and delicious. And for a small price, don’t miss having a home-cooked dinner here. The meal includes four courses – salad, soup, entree, and dessert – with ingredients from their gardens. Simply simple and outstandingly good. This is an abundant meal, so come hungry!"

"Oh My The Food!" • "Fantastic! We loved it our trip to Mast Farm Inn. The staff was so friendly and helpful. Both our dinner and breakfast were incredible. We can’t wait till we can make return visit."

"What A Great Way To Experience Western NC!" • "A long overdue 3-day weekend escape & celebrate a birthday – well, it just doesn’t get better than the historic, pristine Mast Farm Inn in Valle Crucis. Full, lavish breakfasts and fab dinners and an impressive wine list add the final touch of this escape to another time and place. Thank you for an idyllic retreat!" ~ R&F, Oak Ridge NC

"Perfect!" • "Amazing food accompanied by great service! We enjoyed 2 breakfasts and 1 dinner at Mast Farm Inn and everything was exceptional. Wish we had eaten every meal here!"

"Best Food Away From Home!" • "My wife and I have been married over 10 years and we have yet to find a place that surpasses the quality, freshness, and presentation offered by the Mast Farm Inn. It’s gourmet that actually tastes like home!"

"Wow!" • "Just one word-WOW! Four course meal, everything was delicious, prepared just right, steak melt in your mouth, desserts were superb. Breakfast was the same way… I wonder if they need a food taster in the kitchen?"

"Wow, Oh, Wow" • "It was so fun to see my husband’s face when he started reading the menu. For dinner they weave your names into the descriptions of the food (it’s a set menu, fixed priced), he had to do a double take! Great service. Cozy dining space. Our conversation at dinner consisted mainly of Oh wow, mmm, yum, etc. If you’re looking for a nice dinner with the added bonus of a commitment to responsible food choices (seasonal, local and organic) that is absolutely delicious, Simplicity is the place."

"Anniversary Getaway" • "The service was excellent at the restaurant at The Mast Farm Inn. We loved the breakfast. It was so delicious and very plentiful. I would love the recipes! The atmosphere was cozy. I don’t usually eat oatmeal but it was yummy!"

"Bravo, And A Standing Ovation." • "Food was fresh, organic and delicious. Homemade oatmeal and yogurt were super.
Evening meals were great. I would suggest more than one choice of entree, however. Velva the server could not have been more lovely and hospitable. From the Inn, to the food and the service….BRAVO!"

"Thoughtful, Well-Prepared And Presented Meal At Simplicity" • "We enjoyed Thanksgiving Dinner at Simplicity at the Mast Farm Inn. WOW. From the Sweet Potato and Chestnut Puree Soup, the Heritage Organic Turkey and Ham entree and the various desserts accompanied by caramel ice cream, we were indeed THANKFUL to have dined at this lovely spot"

"Best Breakfast Ever" • "we were there to celebrate New Year 2010 and we got to have several breakfasts and 2 dinners… wanted to have so much more! The food is simply fantastic not to mention how kind they are. Velva and Danielle were very special and we want to say thanks to them because they made our vacation unforgettable. Breakfast makes my mouth watering every time I remember them and dinner were so delicious. Great place, great food."

"Vegan Friendly" • "Excellent service. Wonderful food. The Chefs went out of their way to prepare all vegan meals for us. Breakfast is fantastic…"

"Breakfast Was Wonderful!" • "Spent one night there so just go to try one breakfast. The best homemade oatmeal I have ever had! The eggs were perfect but didn’t care too much for the biscuits and gravy — a little too heavy for me that early but other folks were gobbling them down. It is very good food and great service. Not down home country cooking at all — very uptown, I thought! Would love to go back soon!"

"Relaxing Little Get Away" • "We stayed at the inn for a long weekend in late July.  The breakfast at the inn was out of this world.
We have stayed at MANY b+b’s and this breakfast blew me away both days. The inn keepers were friendly and helpful with picking out restaurants and hiking trails. The location of the inn is great for outdoor mountain experiences. We have recommended it to family and friends and hope to get back ourselves."

"Fantastic" • "excellent service….excellent food! All of the staff seemed knowledgeable and friendly."

"Pecan Encrusted Trout" • "We celebrated my wife’s birthday on Thursday evening with a delicious homemade asparagus soup, followed by a delicious salad with home grown vegetables. The main course was pecan encrusted trout that was wonderful accompanied with some great sweet potatoes that were mashed and seasoned to perfection. I had a glass of the house wine, a Riesling, which complimented the trout very well. For dessert, we enjoyed a piece of homemade hummingbird cake, that’s almost as good as the one my wife makes."

"Great Meal" • "We had dinner and breakfast at the MFI and enjoyed everything… great personal touches . A deal when dinner for 2 with a bottle of wine cost me only $100. We will be coming back!"

"My Favorite Getaway" • "We just returned from The Mast Farm Inn in Valle Crucis, NC. I felt saddened when we had to leave. This was the most wonderful experience. We were married in the Loom House. The setting was breathtaking even though it was raining outside. The staff and Inn Keepers were very generous in their time and efforts in making our stay perfect. The food was excellent. Special touches like hot coffee and hot coca left at our door every morning at 8am were so much appreciated. The Mast Farm Inn handled all of the details of our wedding (except for what we wore) and the intimate dinner afterward. They made our special day even more special. If you are looking for a quiet, serene, peaceful place that will treat you like royalty, visit The Mast Farm Inn. If you like rustic, stay in one of the cabins."

"Food and Service to Celebrate" • "The food was absolutely amazing.
One of the greatest dining experiences we have had. The wine, ambience, service and value is definitely in our top 10."

"Best Place To Eat In Valle Crucis!" • "My husband is a picky eater but he really enjoyed Danielle’s gourmet dishes. For us it was more than we usually would spend but this was a special occasion and they went out of their way to add a personal touch so we came away feeling like we didn’t pay them enough!"

"No Reason To Go Elsewhere!" • "Lovely old inn not far from Boone. Mother-daughter team in the kitchen produce the best value we’ve had in a long time: just $32.50 gets you four courses with attentive service. Nice touch: the menu was personalized not only with our names, but the desserts were named after each of us (other menu items were named for other patrons that evening). The author obviously did some web research and used tidbits about us gleaned from the internet to personalize the dishes. White bean soup with ham was extra hearty and very creative. Salad with crab was super good. But, the main dish of chicken and grits was superb! Desserts were excellent. Featured wine by the glass the night we were there was disappointing for $14. Lower-priced selection was a better choice. Total bill was $100 for two, with alcohol, before tip. I cannot think of any restaurant in the high country that I would return to again and again— other than the Mast Farm Inn."

Dinner Was Amazing! • "The Mast Farm Inn captures the best dining experience in the High Country and there is tough competition out there."

"Ahhhhh! What a special place." • “Celebrated my birthday weekend at the Mast Farm Inn and it was one of the most special celebrations I have ever had. Will definitely go back, as often as possible. Go hungry as you will not want to leave one morsel of food on your plate it is so good!”

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