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Boca Raton, Florida
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's difficult to express in words what a magical place Earthshine is, but I will try. We stayed here a few weeks ago for 5 days. It was our first visit but definitely not our last. I discovered this heaven on earth while searching for a family destination to unplug in nature in or near the Carolinas. After calling to... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I reviewed this amazing gem of a place several years ago, when it was known as Earthshine Mountain Lodge. Although it's undergone a management change, as well as some staff changes, Earthshine remains our favorite place for a family vacation. Our most recent visit was in July of 2016. We stayed in a spacious two-room suite in the back of... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Our family stayed for 5 days and from the moment we arrived it was like we stepped out of time. There are NO tvs but wifi in the common areas. The location is up on top of the mountains and the view is out of this world gorgeous. We stayed in the lodge and the rooms are not huge but... More 

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Florida
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

Our 5 day stay at Earthshine was nothing short of magical. Our family had the best vacation ever. The staff was so friendly and accommodating, making sure we were always having fun. Our 10 year old son absolutely did not want to leave, and said he loved this place more than the Disney cruise we went on last year. It... More 

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Springfield, Illinois
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

My family (ages 48, 43, 16, 11) went back to Earthshine once again and still believe this is the best vacation spot ever. There is plenty to do on property (80+ acres that backs up to Pisgah National Forest). There is zip lining, high roping, low roping, Cherokee Village, Pioneer morning, hiking and just sitting listening to the peace and... More 

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Rutherford, New Jersey
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 via mobile

This place if very special! Upon arrival I was a little freaked out about the isolation of it all, a couple of families in a cabin, scheduled meal times and events and not much happening after the 7:00 evening event. Overall, it was amazing. The kids have free run of the place and they meet other kids which keeps them... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I don't want to be too redundant with all the other positive reviews. Just be sure that your expectations are for activities, good home-style cooking, mingling with other families, and the nicest most helpful staff anywhere. Parents can give kiddos a long leash to play with new friends and explore a little bit. Apparently, the current owners keep things cleaner... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015 via mobile

My son (12) and I spent 3 days here. It is a beautiful setting close to lots of waterfalls (a short drive). There is really no need to leave the property as they have two activities every morning and two every afternoon and an evening activity. We did high ropes and zip lining and a scavenger hunt. Three full basic... More 

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1 Thank mleleanor
Estero, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

This was the best family vacation we have ever had. Our kids had an amazing time and my husband and I the most relaxed ever on a vacation. One of the only vacations the kids were not bored and didn't have any complaints! We only booked 2 nights but ended up staying longer and will definitely be back next year!

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Atlanta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Having spent several past years at Tyler Place in Vermont, this year we looked for a similar all-inclusive and close to nature summer getaway for the family, closer to home, and found Earthshine. Beyond the description above, comparisons to Tyler Place fall apart, as Earthshine provided an entirely different feel and experience. Set in the beautiful Blue Ridge of Western... More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Remember that sense of wonder and adventure that gave childhood its magic? Well, get ready to feel it again. Escape to a storybook place guaranteed to exceed your expectations. Your family can unplug and reconnect with one another in an environment free of digital distractions. Earthshine is "unforgettable." ... more   less 

Additional Information about Earthshine Discovery Center

Address: 1600 Golden Rd, Lake Toxaway, NC 28747-5717 (Formerly Earthshine Mountain Lodge)
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Lake Toxaway
Price Range: $170 - $220 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Also Known As:
Earthshine Mountain Hotel Lake Toxaway
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