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Earthshine Mountain Lodge

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1600 Golden Road, Lake Toxaway, NC 28747
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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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Miami, Florida
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
1 review
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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Atlanta, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

How to describe Earthshine? I am still not sure if I can do it accurately, but I do know I didn't do it justice while selling my husband on the idea. He only heard we were making candles for a week. This place is SO much more than making candles (or only visiting the Pioneer Village). We were looking for... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2013

I have to say this is one of the most difficult reviews I have written for two reasons: a. I am hesitant to give away this secret "gem" b) For my reviews to be credible, I like to be "balanced." Unfortunately, I can think of nothing easily that I would change or improve about this Lodge I travelled with 2... More

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Address: 1600 Golden Road, Lake Toxaway, NC 28747
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Lake Toxaway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
Earthshine Mountain Hotel Lake Toxaway

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Remember that sense of wonder and adventure that gave childhood its magic? Well, get ready to feel it again. Escape to a storybook place handcrafted to exceed your expectations. Your family can unplug and reconnect with one another in an environment free of digital distractions. We strive to delightfully surprise you at every turn. Earthshine Mountain Lodge is "unforgettable." ... more   less 
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