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“Anniversary Get-A- Way” 5 of 5 stars
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Bent Creek Lodge
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   10 Parkway Crescent, Arden, NC 28704   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 2 Arden B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Wayland, Michigan
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Anniversary Get-A- Way”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed three days at this B&B and hated leaving. It was closely located to attractions we wanted to see in Asheville. The staff was friendly and the breakfast wonderful, and I'm a picky eater. The room was clean and cozy. Found out the owner had built the bed. Loved the pool table at night and the common room had ample things to keep one busy. Would stay again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
    5 of 5 stars
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Wise, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

10 couples from our church gathered for a marriage enrichment retreat. The rooms were attractive and the entire atmosphere was comfortable and inviting. We were able to meet as an entire group in the main area upstairs and had that same commons area to gather and visit at other times. Doug and Jodee were gracious hosts. I would enthusiastically recommend Bent Creek Lodge for groups, families and couples. Mike Winters

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

This was my first visit to a B&B. I was surprised at how small the rooms were, but from what I've read on here that is pretty typical for a B&B. The place was very clean and the owners and staff very friendly. Loved the log-cabin rustic feel. Because it is all hard wood flooring inside, sound did carry and echo quite a bit. But all the guests seemed to respect each other. Breakfast was good, but a little too gourmet for my tastes. Just plain old eggs, bacon and pancakes would've suited me better. Thought it was a little pricey too, but again this was my first B&B experience.

Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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159 reviews 159 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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120 helpful votes 120 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

We spent two nights at this B&B just outside Asheville, surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. We had to drive along a narrow winding road up into the woods for a few minutes but the B&B is really well signposted.

We thought this was a very well run and well designed place- the owners Doug and Jodee had it built from scratch and Doug made the staircase and a lot of the furniture himself. There was a large living room upstairs and another one downstairs where our bedroom was, with a TV and drinks including a fridge full of soft drinks (sodas) which I thought was a nice touch. Doug and Jodee also provide two folders full of restaurant menus, and pre-printed directions to each restaurant, which is a massive help when you don't know the area and want to find somewhere to go for dinner.

Breakfast was excellent - there was someone working in the kitchen in the morning (no sign of Doug and Jodee or their dog) who made us a sort of quiche with some sausage, fried potatoes, something that ressembled a scone and some fruit. We had to leave early on the second day and miss breakfast, so Doug very kindly left out some travel cups so we could make tea or coffee and take with us. I was impressed overall at both the accommodation and the service and would definitely recommend staying here if you are ever in the area.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Armada, Michigan, United States
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14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 45 cities Reviews in 45 cities
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

The breakfast was okay. The room was small. There is a nice gathering area. Very nice hosts. I imagine this is paradise during the summer but for the off season this is probably not the best bang for your buck.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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DougSellers, Owner at Bent Creek Lodge, responded to this review, December 11, 2013
Thank you for your review. I hope you enjoyed your stay and I am not sure how to take your concern about cost. You did know the price before you came and may have chosen us for the very fact that we are one of the most economically priced B&B's in the Asheville area. The price is more than some hotels in the area but most guest feel the unique atmosphere is worth it and that is why they choose to stay at B&B's.
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Jax, Fl
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Unreal breakfast that changes up daily with nice fresh local fare. Very convenitent for exploring Asheville and the surrounding state parks/national forest/blue ridge parkway. Remote yet close to plenty of action. Hosts and staff were over-the-top accomodating and pleasant. Doug and Jodee never failed to take the time to ask what adventure was explored the day before and what the plans were for the day. Once they knew your plans, they provided educated, concise help that aided in your decision making plans for the day/stay. We were there in the fall and with the leaves changing, a fire roaring, and a comfortable chair everywhere you turned - the entire experience was wonderful.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

Pleasant enough B & B. The room was nice sized (barn room) but for what I paid it should have been. The value I prefer wasn't quite there but I certainly can't complain about this place. I would head back if I had some sort of deal. The grounds were beautiful.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bent Creek Lodge

Address: 10 Parkway Crescent, Arden, NC 28704
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Arden
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Arden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bent Creek Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in the heart of the mountains you came to see in this elegantly, rustic lodge, only yards from the Blue Ridge Parkway and 10 miles from downtown Asheville. Enjoy the spectacular mountain views, the crackling fireplace, the scrumptious breakfast, hiking trails graced with waterfalls and rhododendron tunnels and most of all the gracious hospitality. You'll know you've found a truly special place. ... more   less 
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