The Pisgah Inn is open from April Through October in 2021. There are a few changes from past years.


The Dining Room is open by reservation.

  • The dining room is operating at reduced capacity, with tables spaced well apart.
  • Most tables in the dining room can seat up to 4 guests. Availability for groups of 5 is very limited.  Due to continuing health restrictions, we will not be pushing tables together for large groups.
  • We are open to the public for lunch by reservation only, up to 30 days in advance.  All lunch reservations are processed online via this link, rather than by telephone.
  • Breakfast and Dinner in the dining room is available by reservation for hotel guests at menu prices. Hotel guests must call 828-235-8228 for reservations.
  • Space is very limited at breakfast and dinner for outside guests.  We recommend ordering a hot “carry-out” meal from our kitchens and bringing it to the picnic area nearby.  While you’re in, feel free to check with the host for same day reservations.

The Grazing Deer Cafe is open every day.

  • We have a selection of sandwiches, salads, pastries, desserts, snacks, and picnic supplies, as well as hot cooked take-out meals from the kitchen.
  • Picnic tables are located throughout the property and at the Mt. Pisgah Picnic area near milepost 407.
  • If possible, help us reduce crowds by selecting only one or two people from your group to enter the cafe, if possible.

The hotel front desk is located in the Restaurant Building.

  • You may reserve up to two hotel rooms for your trip.  We will be seating a maximum of 5 people per table.
  • Our housekeepers will not be entering your room during your stay — they’ll knock on your door each morning to check on your needs.

The Park Service recommends that all non-vaccinated guests wear masks when indoors except while eating.  This is based on the honor system — please be respectful of those around you.  Six-foot social distancing is still required of all guests.

We tell you all of this to be completely transparent.  We want you to be surprised in a positive way.  We look forward to your visit and we will do our best to give you a great memory and experience as safely as possible.

Please feel free to reach out to us with any comments or concerns.

Hope to see you all and stay healthy.