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273 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
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#2 of 4 hotels in Chimney Rock
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See why so many travelers make Carter Lodge their hotel of choice when visiting Chimney Rock. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a quaint setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you.

Free wifi is offered to guests, and rooms at Carter Lodge offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.

During your stay, take advantage of some of the amenities offered, including a picnic area. Guests of Carter Hotel are also welcome to enjoy a hot tub, located on site. For travelers arriving by car, free parking is available.

Travelers looking to enjoy some cheesesteak can head to Old Rock Café. Otherwise, you may want to check out a Mexican restaurant such as Nachitos's Mexican Restaurant.

If you’re looking for things to do, you can check out Chimney Rock State Park (0.3 mi), Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine (0.3 mi), or Rocky Broad Riverwalk (1.0 mi), which are popular attractions amongst tourists, and they are all within walking distance.

At Carter Lodge, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and they look forward to welcoming you to Chimney Rock.

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smmoore07 wrote a review Oct 2020
South Carolina42 contributions3 helpful votes
Owners and their staff are friendly, professional and went the extra mile to be helpful to us. The room was very clean and comfortable. Shower water pressure was great. View from our balcony was beautiful. The grounds are clean and well maintained. Carter Lodge is conveniently located between Lake Lure and Hickory Nut Falls at the base of Chimney Rock. Will definitely be staying here again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Linda Carter, Owner at Carter Lodge
Responded Oct 25, 2020
Thank you for your very kind review. We are so glad you enjoyed or Village, our facility and our location. We hope that you will come back and see us again in the future. Again, thank you for your review.
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Stephen B wrote a review Sep 2020
Knightdale, North Carolina324 contributions143 helpful votes
Wife and I spent a long weekend in the Lake Lure/Chimney Rick area and stayed at the Carter Lodge. Location was the best. Look up at Chimney Rock State Park - look down and watch the Broad River. Grounds were well groomed and flowers beautiful. Outdoor games are there If you need them. Hotel is on the older side - but kudos for the cleanliness and comfort provided. Also, pretty strict rules given COVID days - which we appreciate. WiFi is almost nonexistent (we were in a room farthest from office). Don’t let that bother you - enjoy what you have been given from nature. We had a lower level room. I don’t know if upper floor is better or not. I think if we return - we would select another lower level room since they would be quieter than upper (road level).
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Linda Carter, Owner at Carter Lodge
Responded Sep 15, 2020
Thank you for your very kind review. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and found our location to be so very much to your liking, along with our facility. We certainly hope you will come back and see us again in the future. Again, thank you!!
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One foot out the door. wrote a review Sep 2020
Fort Myers, Florida3 contributions
Our early September visit to the Lake Lure, Chimney Rock area included a three day stay at the Carter Lodge in room #3. We could not have been more pleased with our accommodations and overall experience staying here. The location for this area is outstanding. It was for us, the best combination of a beautiful view of the Broad River and Chimney Rock right from our room and also close to the restaurants, shopping and also Lake Lure. Yes, this is an older motel type accommodation, but everything on the entire property is in such good taste and so meticulously maintained that it added to the ambiance of staying here. To top it all off, the owner’s pleasant manner and willingness to share his local knowledge led us to excellent choices in dining and general recreation opportunities. Upon return to this area, I would not even consider staying at another accommodation.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: Rooms at top level are closest to parking. All seem to have good views.
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Response from Linda Carter, Owner at Carter Lodge
Responded Sep 9, 2020
Thank you so very much for your kind review. It makes us so happy to see our guests completely satisfied with their stay. Having you so pleased with our location and our facility is wonderful and we so enjoyed having you stay with us. We certainly look forward to your coming back to see us again in the future.
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SwannAB wrote a review Aug 2020
Atlantic Beach, Florida23 contributions10 helpful votes
We stayed at The Carter Lodge based on reviews and location. The Carter Lodge is very clean and well-maintained. The Lodge overlooks the Broad River and is within walking distance of Chimney Rock shops and some restaurants. The room is small, but not confining. The view from the room was great - we could clearly see Chimney Rock with the river below. Check-in was easy, the room was comfortable and we were able to do a lot of sightseeing due to the convenient location. We stayed on the street level, which provides a balcony out back. We did rest one afternoon in the room, and I could hear the traffic. But Chimney Rock/Lake Lure shuts down early (8-9 pm) so once the traffic leaves the area, it's very peaceful. The lawn behind the lodge is well-manicured with chairs and a swing to relax. Parking is a bit tough - plenty of spaces but close to the road, so backing in and out can be a challenge depending on the time of year you visit. Minor inconvenience for a overall good stay. It is a great place for a weekend trip - clean, comfortable, convenient.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Response from Linda Carter, Owner at Carter Lodge
Responded Sep 9, 2020
Thank you for your very kind review. We certainly are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your compliments of our facility and the location being convenient. We certainly hope you will come see us again in the future. It was our pleasure to be your host.
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Beth D wrote a review Jun 2020
Greenwood, South Carolina5 contributions
1ded. Very clean...Linda was very kind to me. I love the grounds. I was able to sit in the yard with the tiki torches lit and read a book. Short walk to the beautiful river Thank you for allowing me to rent a room from you. I will be back.
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Date of stay: June 2020Trip type: Traveled solo
Response from 774LindaC, Owner at Carter Lodge
Responded Jun 30, 2020
Thank you so very much for your kind review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay, our grounds and the beautiful views that our property offers. Nature here is spectacular and it appears you enjoyed it to it's fullest. We look forward to having you come back and stay with us again to continue your memories. Again, thank you!!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carter Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Carter Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Lake Lure Flowering Bridge (0.5 miles), Chimney Rock at Chimney Rock State Park (0.5 miles), and Chimney Rock Gemstone Mine (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Carter Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at Carter Lodge?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Carter Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Carter Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Medina's Village Bistro, Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery at Chimney Rock, and Old Rock Café.
Does Carter Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.