Riverbend Lodging

Riverbend Lodging

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4.5
#2 of 5 motels in Bryson City
Location
4.8
Cleanliness
4.9
Service
4.6
Value
4.2
Riverbend Lodging on the Tuckasegee River is a small, family-owned property with motel rooms, a cedar cabin, and a 2 story cottage available for rent. All rooms offer a microwave, small refrigerator, a coffee maker, and access to several charcoal grills. Most rooms even have a view of the river from their windows! The cabin has a stovetop for cooking, and the cottage has a full kitchen. The property offers all guests access to the river deck, the river, and beautiful river views. The location is very convenient to Bryson City, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance, the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Nantahala National Forest and Outdoor Center, and the Tsali Recreation Area. This offers guests easy access to hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking, tubing, mining, and many other outdoor activities. Also nearby are Harrah's Casino in Cherokee, the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, several local breweries, and an assortment of wonderful shops and restaurants! The details: All indoor spaces and hallways are non-smoking, this includes cigarettes, E-cigarettes, pipes, cigars, marijuana, and vaping. We do not accept pets. We don't have the ability to offer breakfast but there are some fabulous local choices very close by!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Fishing
Children's television networks
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Room features
Air conditioning
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Charming

Location

470 Highway 19 S, Bryson City, NC 28713-9541
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margaretrenewilliams wrote a review Jul 2020
Holly Springs, Georgia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The room is clean and well-appointed with a king bed, dining table and 2 recliners. The window is large with a view of the river and outdoor seating. Parking is behind the building and there is a paved driveway. Only one driveway in and out with a steep grade-be very careful when exiting onto the highway. Rags are provided for wiping shoes, equipment, etc. in order to maintain the cleanliness of the room. Owned and operated by nice local people who live on the property.
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Date of stay: July 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Doxie Mom wrote a review Apr 2021
Tullahoma, Tennessee
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The owners are very friendly and accommodating. We viewed the rooms before checking in. We had two rooms, the sisters stayed together in a family room. It had a king bed and a queen Murphy bed. I stayed in a king room, all the mattresses were so comfortable, everyone was able to sleep in, which is unusual for the three sisters. We enjoyed a bottle of wine each afternoon on the back patio area overlooking the Tuckaseegee River. The motel is very clean and welcoming.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
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Amy T wrote a review Jul 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived for our stay about 20 minutes early. The lady at the office advised us that our room was not ready but would be ready in approximately 15 minutes. She went ahead and gave us our key and checked us in Therefore we left to grab so groceries and returned about 30 minutes later to her still cleaning our room. We sat out on the patio while she finished which wasn't for another 45 minutes. During this time, We observed the employee lose her balance and even fell into the bed. She was very lethargic with slurred speech. Her motions were extremely slow this causing 15 minutes to turn into 1 hour and 30 minutes of us waiting on our room in the July heat. We contemplated leaving however 2 ladies in a room down from ours who had stayed before convinced us this was unusual behavior and that they would contact the owners. I also contacted the owners via email requesting for them to call me because we were concerned about their employee 's health and the safety of others. Only a return email basically stated I was lying about it being 1.5 hours late for us to check in because their records showed I checked in on time. It wasn't until I replied stating the other guests could vouch for our story that they admitted I was telling the truth. The owners then admitted there was medical issues that the employee had to take medication for that would explain her actions but she was not to take them while working. The owners assured me that they would speak to me the next morning in person or would call me. We have still not heard from them. Great room. Very clean. Bad first impression with employee under the influence of heavy medications.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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reddscorpion wrote a review Apr 2021
Greenville, South Carolina
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
There was an issue with my reservation where it let me book the cabin even though it was occupied the day of our arrival. The owner called me and explained the problem and offered to put us in the king riverview room until we could move into the cabin. The king riverview room was very clean and roomy with a king size bed, dining table, and two recliners. When we moved into the cabin the next day, I’ll say I was a little disappointed that we left the king size room. My husband called the cabin a tiny home. Although you have your privacy and a compact kitchen (gas stovetop, sink, mini fridge, microwave), it seemed smaller than our previous accommodation. I didn’t think a queen size bed would be bad as that’s what we normally sleep in, but when the bed takes up almost the entire bedroom it easily feels cramped. Both accommodations were clean and I saw no bugs or other issues. Husband fished right off the bank of the river. The driveway is a little steep but I had no issues. Owners are friendly. I would stay here again, but in the king size riverview room!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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GoPlaces39855650300 wrote a review Jan 2024
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Its sad to say, but the flu hit my family hard this year and right before Christmas. We had planned to go to Bryson City for the Polar Express. We booked at this hotel and because it was 4 days before the booking, we could not cancel or get our money back. Sometimes it pays to go with a bigger chain. We wanted to give our business to a local place but that ended up costing us a few hundred dollars. Dont make the same mistake we made. Use a larger chain with a more customer focused cancellation policy.
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Date of stay: December 2023
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: cancellation policy is not customer friendly.
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Cindy H wrote a review Apr 2023
Danville, Indiana
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was clean and well decorated. The beds were comfortable and not too high off the ground for easy access. We loved the large window overlooking the river. Keeping it cracked a little at night (it was rather cool) provided a lovely sound by which to sleep although the goose started honking a little before I was ready to get up. The "backyard" had two comfortable andorondak chairs, a grill and a picnic table. It was a lovely experience.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: You have to be really careful leaving the facility due to the hill and the curves on the road,...
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Travelfan7455 wrote a review Jul 2021
Avon, Indiana
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My daughter and I stayed here the night before taking the train ride in Bryson City. Rooms are large and have a nice view of the river. There are chairs next to the river to relax as well as a barbeque grill. We had two beds in our room and they were very comfortable. Our room had a microwave and a small refrigerator as well as a coffee pot. The room was immaculate and the bathroom was also. Very pleasant stay and I would definitely stay here again. So nice to park your car and have just a short walk to your room! Don't hesitate to book this motel!!
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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45lucindaw wrote a review Jul 2022
Melbourne, Florida
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Circumstances lead me to stay here for one night as a solo traveler. The hotel was very accommodating with all my needs. I had the king size riverview room. Loved it! Room was very clean and spacious. Thoroughly enjoyed stepping outside to sit by the river. I did not have a car but was easily able to walk to town (just be careful as the path is narrow next to the road initially leaving the hotel). I did stay again later in the week and had a smaller non-riverview room. We did not enjoy that room as much as it was very small but it served the purpose for one night.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled solo
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Ron G wrote a review Jun 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Recently returned from trip to Nantahala Gorge. Added extra nights to our journey and found the Riverbend Lodge. Due to schedule had two accommodations. No problem...about 40 yards apart. First night in the King bed on the river. I mean six steps out the door, with nice table and chairs, on the river. Very nice unit...with a Real key. Super clean and total comfort.
Next night in the only cottage. Screened porch, full kitchen and utensils. Pure mountain comfort. Just look at their pictures. Awesome.
The best part...CEO's/owners. Amazing attention and great conversations. Also, I need to mention Mr. Eric. On site tech and maintenance. Great smile, great handshake. Bamboo stalks, about 25 feet tall next to cabin. Considered invasive, he cut one down and sawed to length. Now they are based and hold solar lights for our deck. Thank you Mr. Eric.
A wonderful visit. Thank you for your hospitality.
Ron & Susan Geller
Hilton Head Island SC
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Enjoy the quiet of any room.
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serenely49 wrote a review Jul 5
Whitsett, North Carolina
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I usually stay at a hotel but my last minute decision left me with few options. So I decided to take a chance on Riverbend Lodge in Bryson City North Carolina. I'm so happy that I did. The room was clean and contained all your basic necessities. There was a table outside for you to sit at and a grill if you didn't want to do takeout. But the blessing was the beautiful river that runs behind the lodge. I just sat there taking in God's handiwork. Definitely worth the trip.
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Date of stay: July 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled solo
Room Tip: It was my first time at a lodge so I wasn't prepared. You will need paper plates, forks,...
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Madeline C asked a question Jun 2017
Homerville, Georgia22 contributions6 helpful votes
What size/weight do you consider a sm all dog? My Dixie is about 45 lbs.
Answer from Melissa_and_Rod_RB
Bryson City, North Carolina7 contributions6 helpful votes
Thank you for your interest but your dog is larger than we allow in 2 pet-friendly units.
sfmills asked a question May 2017
Elmira Heights, New York
pets allowed
Answer from Melissa_and_Rod_RB
Bryson City, North Carolina7 contributions6 helpful votes
We have 2 rooms where we allow small dogs. You must book by phone to be sure you get the correct room, so please give us a call!
Lenora M asked a question Aug 2016
Liberty, Mississippi2 contributions
Are any rooms handicap friendly
Answer from Mandy F
5 contributions2 helpful votes
What type of handicap if I may ask? The rooms are on one level so easy to get it, however the bathroom was small so not sure the shower would be good for wheelchair. You could by all means call as the location is family owned and they were super nice!
vjw1 asked a question Jul 2016
Bryceville, Florida
Is the Riverbend pet friendly?
Answer from Melissa_and_Rod_RB
Bryson City, North Carolina7 contributions6 helpful votes
We do have 2 units that we will allow small dogs to stay in. You must reserve by phone in order to verify that you get one of the correct rooms, so please give us a call!
serenely49 wrote a tip Jul 5
Whitsett, North Carolina10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"It was my first time at a lodge so I wasn't prepared. You will need paper plates, forks, spoons,cups and paper towels."
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GoPlaces39855650300 wrote a tip Jan 2024
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"cancellation policy is not customer friendly."
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Cindy H wrote a tip Apr 2023
Danville, Indiana50 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You have to be really careful leaving the facility due to the hill and the curves on the road, but otherwise it's awesome."
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Ron G wrote a tip Jun 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enjoy the quiet of any room."
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Karen N wrote a tip Sep 2019
WIlson NC407 contributions65 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"We only have knowledge of our cottage"
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PRICE RANGE
$148 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsBryson City
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riverbend Lodging
Which popular attractions are close to Riverbend Lodging?
Nearby attractions include Bryson City Outdoors (0.6 miles), Swain County Heritage Museum (0.6 miles), and The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians at Bryson City (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riverbend Lodging?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Riverbend Lodging?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Riverbend Lodging?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Riverbend Lodging?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riverbend Lodging?
Conveniently located restaurants include The High Test Deli & Sweet Shop, The Bistro at the Everett Hotel, and The Chocolate Shoppe.
Is Riverbend Lodging located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Bryson City.
Are there any historical sites close to Riverbend Lodging?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Smith's Dry Goods (0.6 miles).
Does Riverbend Lodging have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is Riverbend Lodging accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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