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A Bryson City, NC Boutique Hotel in the Heart of the Great Smoky Mountains

The McKinley Edwards Inn is located on Schoolhouse Hill, overlooking Bryson City with a view of the Great Smoky Mountains. We're two blocks away from town traffic yet convenient to downtown restaurants, shops and attractions, including the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad.

The Inn offers upscale boutique hotel lodging in a historic Bryson City landmark. There are 13 large guest rooms with private baths plus a two-bedroom, one bath cottage, perfect for families. We know many like to travel with the family pet, so we offer three pet friendly rooms for your convenience.

The Inn offers guests a continental breakfast in the main house, which has multiple common rooms for activities such as TV, movies, board games and visiting. There is a large public great room for events, workshops and small weddings.

Lodging is in a separate building just a few steps from the main house.

Bryson City is a year 'round destination. From spring thru summer, the area offers an endless variety of outdoor activities – hiking, tubing, swimming, fishing, waterfalls, whitewater rafting, kayaking, paddleboarding and boating. In the fall, the Smoky Mountains take center stage with the annual display of brilliant autumn colors.

The holidays are always special, especially for families riding the Polar Express. And in the quiet of winter, the Smokies are the ideal setting for romantic getaways.

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Guest Comments

The setting is beautiful. The room was clean and nicely decorated, everything you could possibly need.

We have decided that in the future, we will no longer search for anywhere else to stay when we come to the mountains. McKinley Edwards will be our go to. — Scott and Molly

Oh my goodness, we had the best time! The girls and I only wish we had more time to enjoy the inn. — Jane

"We recently stayed at the McKinley Edwards Inn in Bryson City NC and to say that it is the most beautiful and charming place we have ever stayed is an understatement!!!  — Jean and Rick

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Janice & John-Marc Gallagher, Innkeepers

McKinley Edwards Inn
208 Arlington Avenue
Bryson City, North Carolina 28713


McKinley Edwards Inn was formerly the Charleston Inn.
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