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Earthshine Mountain Lodge

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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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
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
2 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Springfield, Illinois
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

We have been to Earthshine Mountain Lodge for three years now. As cheesy as some will probably think this sounds, it is literally our home away from home. We really do feel like we're at home when we're at Earthshine. The staff are the finest group of people you'll ever meet, and every single one of them is extremely passionate... More

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Miami, Florida
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

Thismis the 4th year in a row I have taken my 2 daughters to Earthshine Lodge for Zip Lining. We always have a great time and our guides are very knowledgable, safety minded and have a great sense of humor. They make sure everyone has fun and feels safe!

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2012

Came here with three schoolage boys - and the place and its workings are fabulous. Great activities for children - zipline, ropes, climbing wall, nature and creek exploration,.... Amazingly knowledgeable staff and tremendously helpful and engaging for the younger folks (pretty good for us older folk too). Lodge sits in lovely spot; interesting wood details abound.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012 via mobile

This year someone asked if we come all the way from England just to stay at Earthshine - well, yes, we do! Three times now. Agreed, this is not a luxury hotel, it is indeed a rustic lodge, in the midst of some of the most beautiful scenery you will ever see, with staff who become friends, delicious food (always... More

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Also Known As:
Earthshine Mountain Hotel
Earthshine Mountain Hotel Lake Toxaway
Earthshine Mountain
Address: 1600 Golden Road, Lake Toxaway, NC 28747
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Lake Toxaway
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 3 Specialty lodging in Lake Toxaway
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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