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“Great secluded romantic spot!” 5 of 5 stars
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Grandview Lodge
3.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   466 Lickstone Road, Waynesville, NC 28786-5300   |  
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great secluded romantic spot!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2012

My fiance and I stayed here for a long weekend in NC. The peoiple who run the B&B are very friendly and hospitable. The atmosphere is relaxed. The breakfasts tasted great and it was a beautiful view sitting out on the covered porch. They gave us a lot of good suggestions for local attrqactions to see as well. We took the largest room in the main part of the house. It was a nice size with a nice large bathroom. The bed was comfortable and we had a lot of privacy. We truly enjoyed our stay and cannot wait to go back.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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INNsights722, Public Relations Manager at Grandview Lodge, responded to this review, December 8, 2012
We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay, and really appreciate your review! We hope to see you again in the Smoky Mountains!
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tallahassee, Florida
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

We've stayed in many B&Bs and I sadly have to say the Grandview Lodge did not measure up to most of them. Our room (the Wilhite) was very large and had comfortable seating - both features not commonly found at B&Bs. However, the water temperature in the bathtub/shower was so erratic both mornings I went from shivering in cold water to nearly being scalded - all without touching the temperature dial. Breakfast was a huge disappointment. This was the first time we've not been served a hearty, varied B&B breakfast on nice china by gracious hosts. Rather, it was serve-yourself style with paper plates and cups and nothing other than a mediocre grits and sausage casserole and cold cereal. We opted to not even venture into the dining room our second morning. Lastly, the dog that is compelled to yip like crazy every time anyone arrives or departs is extremely annoying, especially when his yips at another guest's early-morning departure woke us up. The host's warning that the dog is an "ankle biter" was not much of a warm welcome, either. All in all, the Grandview has great potential but, as it is now, is not a lodging we'd revisit.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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INNsights722, Guest Relations Manager at Grandview Lodge, responded to this review, November 2, 2012
Thank you for your feedback about your stay at Grandview Lodge. We had discontinued our classification from bed and breakfast accommodations to Lodge accommodations about a year ago. Unfortunately some internet directories still classify us as a B&B. Irregardless, we do provide a complimentary Continental Plus breakfast to our lodging guests, and it is not similar to that of a bed and breakfast's full/formal hot breakfast. We apologize for the behavior of our dog, and have taken steps to remove him from the guest common areas. We appreciate your feedback, as it helps us to fine tune our operations!
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

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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  • Stayed October 2012, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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INNsights722, Guest Relations Manager at Grandview Lodge, responded to this review, October 31, 2012
Thank you so much for the detailed review and sharing your experience with other travelers. We appreciate you staying with us and will share your review with our staff!
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Hendersonville, North Carolina, United States
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46 reviews 46 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

This lodge has been in business for years and has had a "facelift" with the current owners. Rooms were dated...think 1950's with avocado green & pink tiles in the tiny bathroom. Could not determine how to heat the room and this weekend was chilly with rain. Brrrrr. Breakfast was below average for a B&B. Plan to dine in town. The location & views are lovely.
Would I return? No Recommend to a friend? No

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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INNsights722, Public Relations Manager at Grandview Lodge, responded to this review, October 21, 2012
Thank you for your review. We wish you would have asked us about the heat for your room - we have two heat sources. And the one room that you stayed in is 50's decor. Most guests find it nostalgic and some of our repeat guests request it specifically. We hope you'll consider trying Grandview Lodge another time and let us show you all of our themed rooms.
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

We stayed during my birthday weekend and I don't think we could have picked a better place! It was rustic, cozy, and the people were friendly. Harley was loud and barked every chance he got, but he did pose for me for a few minutes, which was sweet. We enjoyed sitting in the rocking chairs. We discovered that breakfast goes fast, so it's best to get to the dining room early. We liked our room (Jerry M Allen). The bed was comfortable and the bathroom was clean. From the lodge we went to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Asheville, and Cullowhee. There were other guests but, except at breakfast, we could hardly tell. We had a relaxing time there and would love to go back soon.

  • Stayed September 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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INNsights722, Guest Relations Manager at Grandview Lodge, responded to this review, October 6, 2012
Thank you for your comments and review! We enjoyed meeting you, and will share your comments with our staff.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012 via mobile

Wonderful experience, great hospitality, congenial hosts, within easy access to Blue Ridge Parkway and Ashville. Will go back at the earliest opportunity and will be glad to recommend it to others. The Farmhouse was built in 1890. Charming and comfortable rooms. Breakfast choices were plentiful and delicious.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kenosha
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We stayed at this B&B after the Labor day weekend for 2 nights. The room was clean and comfortable and the Lodge itself was very homey and quaint. Breakfast was good and we enjoyed sitting out on the "front porch" in the evening to relax and enjoy a beverage while watching the butterfly bush that was alive with butterflies. The only critique I would offer, would be that the little cafe within the Lodge be open in the evenings for guests who would like to just stay at the Lodge and have dinner. Thanks to Tom for making us feel comfortable and also to the owner Terry for your hospitality! We really enjoyed it there!

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 466 Lickstone Road, Waynesville, NC 28786-5300
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Waynesville
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Waynesville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Grandview Lodge 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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