Five friends and myself rode through the area and instead of staying at a hotel we found The Lodge. We pulled in later in the evening on a Sunday and got three rooms. They had already closed up the restaurant for the evening but they still put together an outstanding spread of food for us. We were able to put the motorcycles in the garage as well. The lodging was very nice and we sat out on the deck from our rooms and enjoyed the view. Later we started a campfire and sat around that for a while. As we were riding around, cold rainy weather was predicted for the next day so we changed our route and headed back toward the Cherohala Skyway and stayed at the Lodge again Wednesday evening. This proved a good plan as once again our bikes were in the garage so we didn't have to dry off our bikes/seats before we rode again. They have a great rec room there with a pool table, ping pong, poker table, air hockey and fooseball. While we waited for the rain to clear out we passed the time in there. They didn't rush us out the door and we were able to wait for the heaviest of the rains to clear before we took off for the day. The Lodge is only a few miles from the Cherohala, the hosts were spectacular and rooms were very nice. Thanks for the great stay and hospitatlity!