The area is great to visit and to fully appreciate all that it has you need a few days. An excellent base to venture from is Mountain Lodge. The lodge is conveniently located right off Rt. 26 with an easy on/off ramp. Hop back onto 26 to go north for 25 minutes to be into Asheville or south to get to Spartanburg in 40 minutes. The Hendersonville mega stores like Wal-Mart are 5 minutes north on 26. You can go that way to get into the quaint downtown Hendersonville area also or you can just get onto the local road out front of the property and take it to the Spartanburg Hwy. which leads you to one of the cutest mountain towns I have been in for a long time.
The Inn is managed by one of the owners named Scott. He is a young, tireless and hard working guy who is committed to making everything right. He and his great team keep the place working smoothly. It is clean, the furniture is very functional and the kitchenette offers an easy way to save a few bucks by eating in – they have utensils, pots, pans, etc. Previously mentioned Wal-Mart is near and there is Ingles just a mile away.
But you don’t need to cook breakfast because the lodge provides a decent Sysco egg omelet and burrito along with pancakes, meats, fruit, etc. They also provide snacks around cocktail time – not bad. While we were there a bantam car group of at least 60 people came in for a long weekend. The lodge handled them with ease. Even gave them space out front to erect tents to display their cars and had a cocktail social one night.
The place is dog friendly as long as your pooch is well behaved – if not that nice guy Scott will give you a stare that will make poochie whimper – kidding but nearly true – no barking or bugging guests allowed. Our older Golden Retriever was treated like a queen. Just make sure the pet is flea free and pick up the messes outside.
The staff is great as I mentioned earlier but special recognition goes to two folks in addition to Scott. Matt the night manager who gets everything straightened out from the day before and has everything for the present day ready, including breakfast. And Red (Cheryl) behind the desk daytimes who treats you like you are a member of her family and she gets it right for you.
I will be happy to stay there again in a future trip.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Authentic ALL-SUITE Mountain Lodge nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains and convenient to Asheville, Historic Hendersonville and I26. The perfect place for affordable vacations, weekend getaways, reunions, retreats and honeymoons. You and your family will enjoy quality time together and the montage of local activities and attractions including; Biltmore Estate, Blue Ridge Parkway, Chimney Rock State Park, Dupont & Pisgah National Forests, NC Arboretum, Flat Rock Playhouse, Apple Valley and the world famous downtowns of Hendersonville and Asheville! Western NC's only ALL-SUITE Lodge with luxurious "Suite Sleep" bedding. In addition, you will enjoy the sounds from our waterfall, relax in our indoor pool, or play a board game in our library. Award winning in house chef, nature trail, s'mores bonfire, waterfall courtyard, fitness & business center, basketball & more! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mountain Hotel Flat Rock