Area Lodging

There are a variety of lodging accommodations available in and around West Jefferson. Please visit the Ashe County Chamber of Commerce Website to view a complete listing or download their 2017 Ashe County Chamber Guide. There is also the option of using AirBNB or many of the short-term rentals through local real estates offices.

Please be sure to inform the hotel/inn that you are with the Florence Thomas Art School in order to receive any discounts noted below.


Buffalo Tavern, 958 W. Buffalo Rd., West Jefferson, NC
20% off: weekdays $119 – 149 – weekends  $139 – 169  (Doc)

Jeremy’s Lodge at Jefferson Landing, Hwy 16/88
$111 Florence discounted rate

Meadowsweet Gardens B & B , 502 Golf Course Rd., West Jefferson, NC
Check the website for the Florence discount of 20% off the seasonal rates (Debra Patterson)

New River Inn & Cottages, 264 Trading Post Rd., Glendale Springs, NC
Located a mile past 259 on the Blue Ridge Parkway

Stay Blue Ridge Vacation Rentals
(877) 601-5020
Prices vary based on season.

The Cabins at Woodstock, Ashe High Country Vacations
(828) 406-6229
Prices vary based on season.

River House, 1896 Old Field Creek Rd., Grassy Creek, NC 28631
Prices vary from $99-$225 depending on the day of the week and the amenities that are included.

Rose Mountain Quarters, 106 N Jefferson Ave, West Jefferson, NC 28694
Ann Rose Proprietor  ~ AirBNB option located down the street from Florence Art School

Holiday Inn Express, 203 Hampton Place Court, West Jefferson, NC 28694
Ask for the Florence rates listed below and if you want a refrigerator you need to specify
$89 (discount rate) Sunday -Thursday and Friday – Saturday (10% off the published rate)

Park Vista Inn, 1907 Park Vista Rd, West Jefferson
(336) 877-5200
located @ Milepost 268 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, $79 weekdays and $99 weekends

Camping facilities


Raccoon Holler, Glendale Springs
Located between milepost 257 & 258 on the Blue Ridge Parkway)


New River State Park
Multiple campsite locations