The Loom House

Lodging • The Loom House

Lodging • The Loom House | The Loom House is Restored Historic Cottage. The Loom House 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.
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. A chair-and-a-half downstairs opens up to make a bed for a 3rd person, if needed. All lodging rates include a country gourmet breakfast for two each morning. • Sleeps 1-3 • $249-$359, The average rate is $299.
The Loom House is Restored Historic Cottage
The Loom House at The Mast Farm Inn, in Valle Crucis, North Carolina • 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. Now the center of The Mast Farm Inn estate, the cabin is called the Loom House. Here, “Aunt Josie” Mast created coverlets, rugs and handbags, some of which are in the Smithsonian today.

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History
History

The United States Congress & The President of The United States designated the mountains of North Carolina the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area in recognition of their natural abundance and richly varied cultural history. The Blue Ridge National Heritage Area has great significance, not only to historical North Carolina, but also to the history of our nation. The Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina are among the oldest mountains on Earth. The landscape is full of superlatives: the highest mountain, deepest gorge, and highest waterfall in the eastern United States; the oldest river in North America; and the two most visited National Park lands in the country. The region is also blessed with a stunning diversity of plant and animal life; more, in fact, than the whole of Europe. But there is more to the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area than just its mountains, for out of those mountains grew a rich cultural heritage as well. The The Blue Ridge Heritage Trail is a collection of special places throughout the North Carolina mountains and foothills that embody the remarkable history and culture of the region.

About The Blue Ridge Heritage Trail interpretive sign & historical marker at The Mast Farm Inn of Historic Valle Crucis, North Carolina. • The Trail is a collection of special places throughout the North Carolina mountains and foothills that embody the remarkable history and culture of the region, and is an initiative of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership. As of Tuesday, October 6th, 2015, a new interpretive wayside sign greets visitors to The Mast Farm Inn in Historic Valle Crucis, North Carolina, and is one of 69 such signs installed as the new Blue Ridge Heritage Trail.

At each location, the sign tells the stories of the people and places that have shaped the distinctive heritage of the 25 westernmost counties in North Carolina. The Mast Farm Inn sign tells the story about President Woodrow Wilson, Josephine “Aunt Josie” Mast, and The Loom House.

The Blue Ridge Heritage Trail is a project of the Blue Ridge National Heritage Area Partnership and was supported by Federal Highway Transportation Enhancement funding administered through the North Carolina Department of Transportation and Haywood County, NC.

President Woodrow Wilson, Josephine “Aunt Josie” Mast, and The Loom House
President Woodrow Wilson, Josephine “Aunt Josie” Mast, and The Loom House
A family farm since the late 1700s, and a world-renowned country inn since the late 1800s. The Mast Farm Inn is still engaged in organic micro-farming, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Loom House at The Mast Farm Inn, in Valle Crucis, North Carolina
The Loom House at The Mast Farm Inn, in Valle Crucis, North Carolina •
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. Now the center of The Mast Farm Inn estate, the cabin is called the Loom House. Here, “Aunt Josie” Mast created coverlets, rugs and handbags, some of which are in the Smithsonian today.

Mrs. Woodrow Wilson chose Josephine Mast to weave a giant rug for the "Blue Mountain Room," President Woodrow Wilson’s bedroom at The White House.
Mrs. Woodrow Wilson chose Josephine Mast to weave a giant rug for the “Blue Mountain Room,” President Woodrow Wilson’s bedroom at The White House.
• Mrs. Woodrow Wilson chose Josephine Mast to weave a giant rug for the “Blue Mountain Room,” President Woodrow Wilson’s bedroom at The White House. “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 farm’s income, and brought Josie local fame and national renown.” ~ Kathleen Curtis Wilson

Josephine "Aunt Josie" Mast, and The Loom House
Josephine “Aunt Josie” Mast, and The Loom House
• 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. 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. In her spare time she relaxed by going into the loom house and weaving.” ~ David Yates

Guest Reviews & Testimonials
Guest Reviews & Testimonials

“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.” ~ B. & P.

“Sandra, S. and 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!” ~ T.

“Dear Family Owners of the Mast Farm Inn: Thank you so much for accommodating our early (7am) departure on 6 May (the fresh fruit and egg sandwiches got us to our destination w/o any 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! Sincerely,” ~ N. & E.

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Historic Hotels of America® boutique hotel, and Select Registry® country inn, specializing in historic lodging, weddings, elopements, honeymoons, retreats and workshops, in Historic Valle Crucis, North Carolina. The Mast Farm Inn is on the National Register of Historic Places, as is the entire historic district of Valle Crucis in which it is located; a world-renowned rural mountain village, in the western North Carolina Blue Ridge Parkway and Blue Ridge National Heritage Area.
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