I found the Grandview Lodge via Groupons, so booked 4 nights for my boyfriend and I in the William Ferguson room. It was our first bed and breakfast experience, so we were not quite sure what to expect. Upon arrival, we found the staff to be very welcoming and friendly. Tom helped us check in, showed us to our room and answered all our questions. While unpacking, we met Terry, who recommended a nice place on the parkway where we might view the sunset that evening.
The room was very large with a king-sized bed. It was very clean and minimally decorated, but had a lot of country charm. I loved the nice, smooth wood flooring in the room and the electric fireplace, which gave a lot of warmth and comfort. On a small note, if you have trouble navigating steep staircases, you may not want to stay in the William Ferguson, as the room is reached by a a rather steep, narrow old staircase; however, there are plenty of beautiful ground-floor rooms to stay in if you are not partial to stairs.
The location of the Lodge itself was very nice with a breathtaking view from the porch. It is located far enough from town so that it's quiet and has a remote feeling, yet there is only a short drive to some great restaurants and quaint downtown Waynesville.
Breakfast was just alright. I wish there had been more bacon and sausage, but the egg casseroles and biscuits were filling and adequate to get us started on our daily mountain excursions.
On a final note, I would like to say that we were especially fond of Harley, a very personable little guard dog with lot of attitude! Although he is quite vocal during the day, he seemed to be quiet as a mouse at night, and we both felt that the little old fellow has earned the right to bark as much as he pleases after all he's endured (he was rescued from a bad situation, and now lives a happy life at the Grandview Lodge).
I would recommend this place to anyone, and we would certainly return whenever we get the chance. Thanks for the hospitality and fun memories, Grandview Lodge!
-Missy and Dennis, October 2012
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- The cozy atmosphere and rustic mountain decor at Grandview Lodge in Waynesville, North Carolina, make it a great place to wind down after a day of exploring the Great Smoky Mountains and surrounding area. It's a familiar, comfortable place to relax, to enjoy nature, and to engage with one another in the majestic mountains setting of Western North Carolina. Located in the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains of western North Carolina, Grandview Lodge puts you in the heart of one of the nation's most beautiful areas. Known for its natural splendor, activity-filled outdoor lifestyle and serenity, this magnificent setting offers a variety of activities or the perfect backdrop to do nothing at all. And you'll find plenty of area attractions. Each of Grandview Lodge's rooms has its own personality and design. Comfortable and quaint, each room includes a complimentary Continental Plus breakfast, and free wi-fi. There's plenty of peace and quiet for the ideal couple's retreat or romantic getaway. And some of our rooms are designated pet-friendly too! Check availability to help plan your next mountain vacation. Learn more about our mountain lodge in these photos. Looking for a rustic mountain setting for your wedding or special event? We can accommodate up to 38 lodging guests in our guest rooms and cottage; and dining is available for up to 100 event guests. Authentic mountain surroundings and beautiful landscaping grounds ensure a memory-making experience. It all comes together to make this special place a home away from home that you'll enjoy returning to, year after year. The picturesque beauty of the grounds and indoor settings at Grandview Lodge, along with our great food and superior service all add up to the perfect combination for your group event. From the moment you begin planning your event, our staff will help you every step of the way. We can accommodate up to 100 people for: Weddings Bridal Luncheons Bridal Showers Rehearsal Dinners Family Reunions Group Events Corporate Retreats ... more less
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