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Laughing Heart Lodge & Hostel

289 NW Highway 25/70, Hot Springs, NC 28743
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Davenport, Iowa
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I was looking for a unique place to stay during a tour of the area with a friend of mine from Australia.Not familiar with this part of the U.S. I discovered the Laughing Heart Lodge & Hostel on the internet & I'm glad I did. Everyone was very accommodating and welcoming , even our first night when we arrived 2... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

We spent Easter weekend at LH lodge. The people and the Inn are warm and invite you to relax. You can sit in comfortable chairs and enjoy the incredible mountain views, or plan a day hike to the many trails surrounding area. We loved the fact that you could walk on the AT straight into town. Breakfast was tasty and... More

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Raleigh, NC
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I had the pleasure of staying at the Laughing Heart Lodge Hostel for one night. The hostel is mainly aimed at hikers on the Appalachian Trail which passes right behind the hostel. Nothing fancy, but a nice, basic, clean room and facilities. Just keep in mind the hostel is serving hikers who have been on the AT for days if... More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

We spent Valentine's night at the lodge. We were promptly greeted at the door. There was a wine and cheese hour. Room was clean and shower was great! Breakfast was fresh and homemade. It was close to the Hot springs spa. Owners Pete and Karen were there making sure everything was okay. Will definitely go back!

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Apex, North Carolina
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

If you are staying @ Laughing Heart, and want a clean, warm, well-kept room, make sure to stay in the Lodge, NOT in the cabin. We (good friends visiting the mineral baths) elected to stay in the cabin so that we could each have our own sleeping quarters. There is a loft bed upstairs, and a sleeper sofa downstairs---sounds comfy,... More

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Karen N, General Manager at Laughing Heart Lodge & Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback on the Cabin. Yes, the Cabin is rustic - it was built in 1892 and adjoins the National Forest. I am sorry that you had the experience that you did and wish that you had spoken with us when you were here so that we could have addressed the linen and cleanliness complaints. We clean... More

Weaverville, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I just held an afternoon workshop at Laughing Heart, visiting them for the first time yesterday, and it is an absolutely GORGEOUS jewel, tucked away in the heart of the mountains outside Hot Springs, NC. If you are thinking of holding a retreat, class or workshop there; needing healing from any of the amazing practitioners; need a place to stay... More

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Peekskill, New York
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74 reviews 74 reviews
12 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

This lovely B & B boast large and pleasant rooms, a big living room with a roaring fire and a nice library to while away an early evening after a day of hiking on the AT. The hosts are super friendly and helpful. Breakfast was good and plentiful for our taste buds the coffee could stand a tad improvement towards... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

I stayed overnight at the hostel after spending a week section hiking the Appalachian Trail in October of 2013. The staff were friendly and welcoming and the hostel was clean with a soft bed in a single room for a very reasonable price, plenty of hot water and a shared kitchen, refrigerator and a seemingly unlimited supply of good company!... More

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Lexington, South Carolina
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

This was my third stay at the Inn. The two Karens are always gracious and attentive. The Tranquility room lives up to its name and the egg casserole breakfast was delicious. This place is so peaceful. Just like before, I didn't want to leave. But....for sure I will be back.

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St. George, Utah
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99 reviews 99 reviews
13 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

We visited Hot Springs for a friend's wedding and stayed at Laughing Heart Lodge for four nights. The Lodge has a charming look and the hosts were very friendly and helpful. The common rooms were comfortable and welcoming. Our room was very clean.

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Address: 289 NW Highway 25/70, Hot Springs, NC 28743
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Hot Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $

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