Built with 100-year-old, hand-hewn logs
taken from old barns and cabins in the Smoky Mountain Region,
the River Lodge Bed and Breakfast provides North Carolina
mountain lodging while holding a character all its own. You
can experience rustic elegance at its best in a unique
structure tucked in the Blue Ridge Mountains on a river bend.
The lodge sits on six acres of rolling
mounds of manicured fields and streams that take you to the
frontage of the Tuckasegee River. A cascading waterfall flows
along side the inn while rhododendron, hemlocks, and ferns
line a long driveway that winds to the entrance of the lodge.
You can enjoy the view of the mountains from every direction!
As you enter through an oversized front
door made of wormy chestnut, you will find yourself looking
upon a massive stone fireplace which stands boldly in the
great room. Its hearth beckons you to sit and stare at a
glowing fire that dances before you. An eclectic blend of
furnishings encourage you to relax and enjoy surroundings that
warm your body and soul. For entertainment, an antique
Brunswick billiard table spaciously stands in the great room.
Enjoy a good game of chess on the game table, listen to the
music, or peruse the books and works of art. An American
Indian motif throughout compliment unique antiques and crafts.
The innkeepers have paid much attention and
detail in all the guest accommodations. Queen-sized,
mountain-made log beds dressed with plush pillows and cozy
comforters will help you get a good night's sleep. Each room
features extraordinary accessories, wild life wood carvings,
American Indian prints, mission oak, twig, and
turn-of-the-century furnishings. Accommodations may have
Cathedral beamed ceilings, views of the forest and meadow and
some have the added splendor of a balcony. Wifi Internet
access is also available.
Several private baths feature claw foot
tubs and brass fixtures, as well as separate showers. Pedestal
sinks that take you back in time suggest old-world charm with
new-world conveniences. The suite offers a whirlpool for two
and some guestrooms feature large showers for two. Scented
soaps, plush towels and warm bright colors fill the rooms to
make your bathing experience a delightful one. All the
ceilings are wainscoted and the floors are made with local
The River Lodge invites you to sit on its
porches and balconies to enjoy the river, waterfall, and
streams that surround you in this mountain hideaway.
Your accommodations include a full country
breakfast served in the dining room. Weather permitting,
breakfast can be served outdoors on the breakfast patio which
overlooks the inn's waterfall and the river. Wake up to
freshly ground, perked coffee and specially selected teas as a
starter. A three-course breakfast may consist of baked pear
stuffed with almonds and bits of fruit atop a pear preserve,
homemade muffins or biscuits, and Eggs Benedict a la
Croissant. Enjoy fresh baked hams, sausages and hickory-smoked
bacon as an accompaniment to your entree.
Six hundred feet of riverfront lends itself
for riverside activity throughout the day. Fishing is a
splendorous sport here, allowing visitors to take in both the
scenery and a great catch. Surrounding attractions abound as
well such as the Smoky Mountains National Park and Blue Ridge
Parkway. Rafting, skiing and Smoky Mountains scenic train
rides all await. If you are feeling lucky, Harrah's Casino is
nearby for a game of black jack or a spin on the slots.