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“What a nice place, nestled in the mountains.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The River Lodge Bed and Breakfast

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619 Roy Tritt Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Cullowhee B&B and Inns
Columbus, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“What a nice place, nestled in the mountains.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

My daughter and I recently stayed at the River Lodge when we went to visit the Castle Ladyhawke where my daughter is going to have her wedding. Cathy & Anthony were wonderful. So helpful with any recommendations for the wedding that we needed. The breakfast was delicious and we felt completely at home. I had no problem recommending this place to my mother-in-law and her sister as a great place for them to stay when they come for the wedding.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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NorthCarolinaLodger, Owner at The River Lodge Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, March 17, 2012
Thanks so much for the wonderful comments. We are looking forward
to accommodating you and your family for that special upcoming occasion.
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Rating summary
  • 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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Atlanta, Georgia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2012

My wife and I have been coming to the River Lodge for a number of years. Each time we enjoy it more. Cathy and Anthony offer up their home as if you were extended family. They are friendly and very knowledgeable about the places to eat and things to do in the area. We have stayed in nearly every room, and I have no complaints about any of them. The great room offers a large fireplace and comfortable couches for reading. There are nice chairs for relaxing on the porch and down by the river that runs through their property. We're always excited to see what breakfasts will be served the mornings that we're there as they are always delicous. If you're in the Cullowhee/Sylva/Cashiers area, I highly recommend the River Lodge.

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 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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New York City, New York
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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2011

There are very few decent places to stay in the Cullowhee area. This is a nice exception. The communal spaces and the rooms are very comfortable and well maintained. The breakfasts are terrific and incredibly filling. It's a good choice if you are in the area, but it is not a destination. Cashiers, NC is 20 miles away and has many more options for lodging and dining.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Washington
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2011

This was my first time at the River Lodge Bed and Breakfast, and hopefully not my last. I was visiting my daughter and needed a place to stay for a week while exploring the area for the first time. Cathy and Anthony made me feel so welcome. They both prepared such delicious breakfasts each morning that were not only beautiful to look at but were delicious as well. I was there at times as the only guest during the week and they were kind enough to allow my daughter to join me each morning for breakfast. The lodge is warm and comfortable and the rooms are very tastefully decorated. I enjoyed many hours sitting in a rocking chair on the big porch that wraps around the lodge. The B&B sits right on a river which provided lots of opportunities for photos of my daughter. All in all it was a wonderful place to stay and I would highly recommend it.

Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Clemmons, North Carolina
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2011

Cathy & Anthony delighted us with their hospitatlity and humerous stories. Our room was warm, clean, cozy, beautifully decorated and had great view of the mountainside. The lodge is full of windows for enjoying the river setting in January and the equally enjoyable interior rustic wood beams as well as other neat treasures. The breakfasts were a gourmet feast, both pleasing to the eye and palette. Be sure to ask about the legend of Rebok the dog....

  • Stayed January 2011, 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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NorthCarolinaLodger, Owner at The River Lodge Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, January 25, 2011
Thank you so much for the wonderful compliments. We truly enjoyed having you with us.
We look forward to seeing you again and telling you more " legendary" stories that will
go down in history.
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North Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2010

Cathy and Tony are simply pros. They anticipate your needs and provide those flawlessly. Breakfast was not to be missed. Our room was small but more than adequate - clean as a pin and very comfortable. This inn is set in a beautiful location, picturesque and refreshing. One of the best we've had the pleasure of staying in.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Florida
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
82 hotel reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2009

We stayed here for three days, and it was great. Our hosts, Tony and Cathy were very nice and helpful. The Lodge was fabulous. The great room was huge and inviting. Tony lit a fire for us one night and several other guests joined us to chat and sit around the fire. Our room was small, but it didn't matter as we had the great room to sit in as well as a balcony right outside our room. The breakfasts were wonderfully delicious and so bountiful that we didn't need lunch. The area is lovely with waterfalls to see and mountain trails to hike within easy driving distance.

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 619 Roy Tritt Road, Cullowhee, NC 28723
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Jackson County > Cullowhee
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Cullowhee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience Rustic Elegance at it's Best...Experience The River Lodge Bed and Breakfast. Tucked in the mountains of Western North Carolina on a river bend. A massive stone fireplace stands boldly in the greatroom. Artfully decorated with antiques, American Indian motif and a touch of nature. Six uniquely decorated guest rooms all with private baths, Extroadinary breakfasts each morning and surroundings that will please your senses. Come visit The River Lodge, you;ll be glad you did! ... more   less 

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