The Loom House

The Loom House • The Loom House, the original cabin from the original Mast settlement,  has been transformed into a romantic weekend or long weekend getaway cabin for two with modern conveniences. Downstairs in the living area is a massage tub for two across the room from the original wood-burning fireplace. A wet bar is nearby. A cozy bedroom with queen bed, and a small bath with a corner shower are upstairs. The private porch, with its own rockers, faces the farmhouse. The cabin is air-conditioned. Includes a Complete Country Gourmet Breakfast For Two Each Morning. • Sleeps 1-3 • Reserve Now
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The Loom House • The Loom House, the original cabin from the original Mast settlement,  has been transformed into a romantic weekend or long weekend getaway cabin for two with modern conveniences. Downstairs in the living area is a massage tub for two across the room from the original wood-burning fireplace. A wet bar is nearby. A cozy bedroom with queen bed, and a small bath with a corner shower are upstairs. The private porch, with its own rockers, faces the farmhouse. The cabin is air-conditioned. Includes a Complete Country Gourmet Breakfast For Two Each Morning. • Sleeps 1-3 • Reserve Now

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The average rate is $319 and Includes A Complete Country Gourmet Breakfast For Two Each Morning. Extra Breakfasts $25 Per Person Per Day
Rates Range From $269-$399, Rates Vary Depending on The Day of The Week, The Seasons, and The Holiday Schedule.
We provide significant savings incentives, over the peak rate, for mid-week, off-holiday and off-season travel.
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The Mast Farm dates from the late 1700s, when Joseph Mast traveled to the mountains from Randolph County, North Carolina, where he was born in 1764. His father John had settled there after emigrating from Switzerland via Pennsylvania. Joseph is said to have traded his rifle, his dog, and a pair of leggings for 1000 acres of fertile Watauga River Valley land. Allie Josephine Mast was a skilled weaver, active churchwoman, gracious hostess, devoted wife and mother who lived with her husband on his family farm in Valle Crucis, North Carolina. Beyond her personal virtues, Josephine’s most noteworthy accomplishment was her handweaving. Her woven items reflect Josephine Mast’s ability to spin, weave, and understand pattern drafting. Money from the sale of her weaving supplemented the family income, and brought Josie local fame and national renown.The first house, a two-room log cabin, was built between 1810 and 1812 and remains today as the oldest inhabitable log cabin in North Carolina. This cabin is the center of The Mast Farm Inn & Restaurant. It is called the Loom House because Aunt Josie Mast turned that original log cabin into a loom house and became celebrated for her coverlets, rugs, and handbags. Some of her coverlets are in the Smithsonian today.
History
The Mast Farm dates from the late 1700s, when Joseph Mast traveled to the mountains from Randolph County, North Carolina, where he was born in 1764. His father John had settled there after emigrating from Switzerland via Pennsylvania. Joseph is said to have traded his rifle, his dog, and a pair of leggings for 1000 acres of fertile Watauga River Valley land. The first house, a two-room log cabin, was built between 1810 and 1812 and remains today as the oldest inhabitable log cabin in North Carolina. This cabin is the center of The Mast Farm Inn & Restaurant. It is called the Loom House because Aunt Josie Mast turned that original log cabin into a loom house and became celebrated for her coverlets, rugs, and handbags. Some of her coverlets are in the Smithsonian today. The Mast Farm Inn is a unique and eclectic collection of farm buildings, workshops, cottages, and cabins added between 1810 and 2004 and designed to receive guest in the greatest comfort possible while retaining the historical character of the buildings. It offers a wide and varied selection of lodging environments for different requirements and tastes. Each room, cottage and cabin has its particular features, benefits and character. Much like no two people are alike, no two rooms are alike. The Loom House is unique and a favorite of guests, photographers, artists, children, and passersby. It is the soul of The Mast Farm Inn.

In the early 1900’s, Finley and his wife, Josephine, began to make additions to the house and to operate it as an inn. Over a period of about twenty-five years, five different symmetrical additions were completed, ultimately comprising thirteen bedrooms – and one bathroom.
"Allie Josephine Mast was a skilled weaver, active churchwoman, gracious hostess, devoted wife and mother who lived with her husband on his family farm in Valle Crucis, North Carolina. Beyond her personal virtues, Josephine’s most noteworthy accomplishment was her hand weaving. Her woven items reflect Josephine Mast’s ability to spin, weave, and understand pattern drafting. Money from the sale of her weaving supplemented the family income, and brought Josie local fame and national renown." ~ Kathleen Curtis Wilson

Woodrow Wilson’s bedroom. Textiles from Appalachian Mountain craftswomen decorated what came to be called the “Blue Mountain Room.” Elmeda McHargue Walker of Tennessee wove the blue and white material for the curtains and furniture. Allie Josephine Mast of North Carolina wove the rugs and fabrics. Ellen Wilson purchased the coverlet on the Lincoln Bed from the Southern Industrial Educational Association’s craft show.Mrs. Woodrow Wilson chose Josephine Mast to weave a giant rug for the “Blue Mountain Room” at The White House for Woodrow Wilson while he was president.
Mrs. Woodrow Wilson chose Josephine Mast to weave a giant rug for the “Blue Mountain Room” at The White House. The Blue Mountain Room served as President Woodrow Wilson’s bedroom while he was president. Josephine wove continually from the 1880s to the early 1930s, using patterns and weaving techniques typical of other nineteenth and early twentieth century Appalachian handweavers.  "Aunt Josie was a remarkable woman in any time or place. A slender, vigorous, gray-haired little figure filled with energy and warmth, she ran her part of the farm – the vegetable garden, the dairy and the house, with its dozen or so paying guests – with almost careless competence. She mothered the people of the countryside, who were forever coming to her with their troubles, which ranged from ailments, which she treated with herb remedies, and hunger, which she fed with baskets of food, to questions about the directions of their lives or the resolution of family conflicts. In her spare time she relaxed by going into the loom house and weaving." ~ David Yates


Guest Reviews
"Unique" • "What makes the quintessential innkeeper? Maybe it’s that every effort to ensure a wonderful guest experience is made with thoughtful attention to detail.  Perhaps it’s at dinner as Sandra wends her way among the beautifully appointed tables to speak with each and every guest as if greeting old friends. Maybe it’s the charming Frenchness of it all, the way she, her mother Marie-Henriette and sister Danielle interact with staff, guests and each other, like part of a very special family. We feel lucky to be a part of it."

"Outstanding Hospitality" • "I had a wonderful time. The inn was beautiful, the food was great, and we love the Valle Crucis area, but what really made the trip special was your family’s hospitality. We appreciate the time you took to make our weekend unique. I have already recommended the Mast Farm Inn to several of my friends and co-workers, and S. and I hope to be back very soon ourselves. Please get in touch when you’re in Raleigh – we look forward to hearing from you again. Have a wonderful week!"

"A Wonderful Experience" • "Dear Family Owners of the Mast Farm Inn: Thank you so much for accommodating our early 7am departure, the fresh fruit and egg sandwiches got us to our destination without a fast food stop. We also very much enjoyed our fine dinner the night before (Pecan Encrusted Trout and the Squash Soup especially). The Miss Allie room was perfect for just the two of us, for we slept well on the fine mattress on the antique bed listening to the rain. Of course, walking the road down to the river and exploring the back yard and out-buildings (and swinging on the front porch) was a good way to work up an appetite for dinner. Especially friendly were your two daughters and son-in-law, who even helped us connect our e-mail. We will certainly recommend your inn to our friends and family, and we look forward to visiting again. The experience was certainly Tres Bon!"

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