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Earthshine Discovery Center

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1600 Golden Road, Lake Toxaway, NC 28747 (Formerly Earthshine Mountain Lodge)
Earthshine Discovery Center
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Estero, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was the best family vacation we have ever had. Our kids had an amazing time and my husband and I the most relaxed ever on a vacation. One of the only vacations the kids were not bored and didn't have any complaints! We only booked 2 nights but ended up staying longer and will definitely be back next year!

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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having spent several past years at Tyler Place in Vermont, this year we looked for a similar all-inclusive and close to nature summer getaway for the family, closer to home, and found Earthshine. Beyond the description above, comparisons to Tyler Place fall apart, as Earthshine provided an entirely different feel and experience. Set in the beautiful Blue Ridge of Western... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Earthshine is so hard to describe because it is so unique. Part lodge, part camp, part resort and ALL FUN. It is summer camp for the family. There is no way to relax during the day, we could not wait for the next adventure. It was fun for my 3 (3,4 &5 year olds) children and my wife and myself.... More 

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Auburn, Alabama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

We just returned from 6 nights and 5 full days at Earthshine Discovery. It was a perfect vacation for our children and grandchildren. There were 13 of us ages 5 to 65. The accommodations were great ....very clean and comfortable! It is all-inclusive and the meals were delicious. We liked the fact that apples were always available as a snack... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Earthshine is truly a hidden gem located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains! Our trip to Earthshine exceeded the expectations of our whole family! The activities entertained and educated all ages, the food was delicious, the lodging was comfortable and convenient, and the staff was well-trained and more than exceptional!!! Our girls, ages 2 and 5, were absolutely... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This place was exactly what I was looking for. Somewhere on the the mountains with lots of green and NO Wi-Fi and TV. At first my kids didn't want to go but after they said it was the best vacation ever. The staff is extremely nice, the food is good and they offer daily activities that all of us enjoyed... More 

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Hebron, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

Our week at Earthshine proved to be our most favorite family vacation. The mountain get-away gave us the perfect place to relax and reconnect as a family. The scheduled activities gave us the adventure and surprise that really made our vacation exciting. The food was fantastic!! The staff was top rate. knowledgeable and friendly! The staff kept us engaged at... More 

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Sugar Land, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

The best way I can describe Earthshine Mountain Lodge is a summer camp for the whole family. The staff is very helpful and friendly. Many have worked at Earthshine for many years. The first time you can tell that Earthshine is different is when you find out the the rooms have no electronic locks or key codes the a string... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

We had a wonderful couple of days with out two children, 10 and 14 years old. The staff at Earthshine is wonderful and is eager to make your experience fun and interesting. We had a blast with the various families who stayed with us. All of the activities are building self-esteem and self-worth. We were able to relax, come together... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Our family (2 adults and 8 year old child) spent 5 nights at Earthshine. I had read many reviews before we arrived, so I had a general idea of what to expect, and I would say that my expectations were exceeded. It is not for every family, but it was a great fit for ours! We are an active family... More 

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