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About Us, Brookside Mountain Mist Inn

Luxury Waynesville Accommodations Near the Great Smoky Mountains and Asheville, NC

About Us

About Us, Brookside Mountain Mist Inn

Our Waynesville bed & breakfast and Cottages have a park-like setting which includes several areas to relax and enjoy cool mountain breezes and mountain views. Whether it's from the Adirondack chairs by the brook, rocking chairs on the terrace or back Cottage deck or the cozy, two-person chair facing the sunset over the mountains, you're sure to enjoy the peaceful serenity of our Inn and Vacation Cottages. Inside the B&B, relax in our large living room by the fireplace or play one of the games from our rainy day closet. Help yourself to soft drinks, bottled water and fresh-baked afternoon snacks. We offer free, high-speed, wireless internet access (even on the back patio!).

Located just a mile away is Main Street in downtown Waynesville, a shopper's delight with art galleries, antiques, clothing, jewelry and great food. Whether you're looking for a souvenir or high-end furniture, or just window-shopping, the rewards of a stroll along the brick sidewalks are plentiful. Enjoy the quaint and relaxed atmosphere; take a break and put the bags down at one of several cafés. Head down the hill to Frog Level, the revitalized railroad district, for even more galleries and furniture shops. An easy 30-minute drive is downtown Asheville and the Biltmore Estate.

About Us, Brookside Mountain Mist Inn

Also nearby is the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. World renowned for its diversity of plant and animal life, the beauty of its ancient mountains, and the quality of its remnants of Southern Appalachian mountain culture, this is America’s most visited national park. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a hiker's paradise with over 800 miles of maintained trails ranging from short leg-stretchers to strenuous treks.

For golf lovers, we are across the street from Waynesville Country Club and just down the road from Laurel Ridge Country Club and Lake Junaluska Golf Club.

Looking for more things to do near our Waynesville bed and breakfast? See our North Carolina Mountains Travel Guide to plan adventures while enjoying our Waynesville luxury lodging and accommodations.

Our biker friendly bed & breakfast is conveniently located near the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway and offers garage parking for up to 10 motorcycles! We are also only 10 minutes from Maggie Valley. Get details on great motorcycle drives in the North Carolina mountains.

"Come for the scenery, stay for the adventure!"

Our History

About Us, Brookside Mountain Mist Inn

In 1950, Pat and Bill Prevost built a new home for their growing family. They didn’t have far to move, as their new house was built right next door! Bill was the developer of the Maggie Valley Golf and Country Club. Pat was an accomplished, amateur golfer. Her name is still seen on plaques at both the Waynesville and Maggie Valley Country Clubs.

This one-story, ranch-style home remained in the Prevost family for many years but was eventually sold to Richard and Joanna Swanson. The Swanson’s were the first to transform this family home into a bed and breakfast inn. Their concept was to provide a vegetarian, health-centered retreat for those struggling with various ailments. The original name of the bed and breakfast was Mountain Mist Inn. It was owned by the Swanson’s for about ten years.

Mountain Mist Inn was then sold to Ken and Mary Malmstrom. The Malmstroms renamed it Brookside Mountain Mist Inn & Cottages and transformed it into a more traditional bed and breakfast. Ken and Mary were also instrumental in making significant renovations to the building, bringing it more up-to-date. They owned the bed and breakfast for approximately five years. It was then sold to Dina and Carolyn Guinta who owned it for 13 years!

Brookside Mountain Mist Inn B&B was then sold to its current owners, Mary and Bill Keown. Their exhaustive search for a bed and breakfast ended upon entering the foyer of this elegant home. The five oversized guestrooms, huge picture windows and back terrace overlooking the mountains all contributed to the selection of Brookside Mountain Mist Inn for their bed and breakfast. Mary and Bill inherited additional, extensive renovations to the building including all new bathrooms, a guest services room, central heat and air in the common areas and individual heating and air conditioning systems in each guest room from the previous owners.

Mary and Bill have a penchant for hospitality based on their backgrounds. Mary has been a Human Resources executive for more than 20 years, and Bill has been an attorney for more than 40. We love meeting and taking care of people! Coming from a big family, Mary has loved working in the kitchen and in the home and has always wanted to own a bed and breakfast – it has been a dream of hers for almost 30 years. Bill has come to love our guests and talking to them on countless subjects of mutual interest! He loves finding out about the different experiences that our guests have had in their vacations to this area and then passing those experiences on to new guests as they discuss the countless things to do in our beautiful Western Carolina Smoky Mountain town of Waynesville. We look forward to many years in this lovely community and meeting many more new guests at our Bed and Breakfast.