This was just a delightful place to stay. We were only going to stay one night, but after experiencing the place we decided to stay for two more nights. Charlie and Jan are exceptional owners/hosts. Charlie shows you to the room and explains everything you need to know. Each morning we had a great continental breakfast that was so much better than the standard fare at other motels/hotels. We also very much enjoyed talking to Charlie and Jan as they were also there eating there breakfast each morning!! The scenery surrounding the place (a brook right outside the room and a golf course) added to the charm. The price was also lower than the Comfort Inn and Hampton Inn in nearby Marion. The rooms were beautiful and well maintained. This was a great central location for us as we played golf courses in West Jefferson, Spruce Pine, and the one at the lodge. I would recommend you bring some snacks with you to stock the refrigerator that is provided in the room as there are not too many restaurants or stores in the immediate area. Overall, an incredible place and I felt so refreshed after staying there a few days. I feel like Charlie and Jan are new friends now and I look forward to seeing them again!!