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Bent Creek Lodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Arden B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 24, 2010

My husband and I happened upon BCL in 2005 and have gone back every year since. We recently stayed for 11 days -- which meant, 11 incredible breakfasts (never a repeat!). You feel like you're out at a mountain retreat, but you're just a few minutes from everything. This is a solid 5-star B&B.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2010

The Bent Creek Lodge is the perfect blend of being in the mountain atmosphere and close to many interesting places. The day starts peacefully, complemented by a delicious breakfast and excellent service. The lodge is right off the parkway, five minutes to the Farmer's Market, and ten minutes to downtown Asheville.
Jodee and Doug, innkeepers, give excellent directions if you know where you want to go, and make wonderful suggestions if you don't know the area.
And most of all it offers the spirit of the traveler a comfortable place to rest the body and soul. The beds are the most comfortable I have ever experienced while traveling. And the atmosphere reminds the traveler of the value of resting and the gift of welcoming another beautiful morning.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 11, 2010

Woodsy lodge with welcoming owners. Beautiful setting in the woods of North Carolina, with nature right at your back screened door! Loved the homey feel of the place and the delicious and filling home cooked breakfast the next morning.

  • Stayed: June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 10, 2010

My wife and I decided to take a trip up to Asheville and while looking around I found the Bent Creek Lodge. I had lived in Asheville about two years ago and loved mountain biking in Bent Creek forest, and my wife absouletly loves the area around there. Jodee and Doug took great care of us. Their place is fantastic and there is a lot to see and do around the lodge itself if you prefer to just go explore (including an old cemetary not to far from there). The lodge is about 20 min away from the Biltmore Estate, and about 10 min away from Bent Creek Mountain Bike trails, and about a mile from one of the put ins on the French Broad River. They have menus and directions to most of the good places to eat in the area and will be happy to go over how to get there with you if you need them to.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 7, 2010

Bent Creek Lodge feels like it's yours-like it's home. The Inn Keepers have done a tremendous job creating a place that immediately draws you in and wraps you in comfort. Both the interior of the lodge, and exterior of the property have been well crafted and are a perfect setting for your retreat away from home.

The rooms are comfortable, spacious, and have all the little touches you need.

The breakfast is amazing. Well balanced, expertly prepared, and sufficiently satisfying.

The Inn Keepers are friendly, welcoming, accommodating and put so much care and attention into making each stay extraordinary.

You won't just go once.

The downside is you have to leave at some point - but you have another great visit to look forward to.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 15, 2010

We really enjoyed staying at the Bent Creek Lodge! It was such a warm and inviting B&B and Jodee and Doug made us feel at home. We enjoyed hiking the trails, the gourmet breakfasts, an in room massage, and just sitting by the fire with a glass of wine. They offered complementary snacks during the day as well as sodas, tea, and hot chocolate. It was the perfect way to spend a long weekend away, but close enough to enjoy the sights and activities in Asheville. Most restaurants were within 5-15 minutes and there was quite a variety to choose from. I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to our friends and family.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 17, 2009

The care and thought that went into Bent Creek is evident in the ambience. Simple, pure and quiet, we spent 4 days exploring Asheville with this haven to stay in. Breakfasts are healthy and delicious. We enjoyed walking in the woods nearby. The hosts are gracious and unobtrusive. They help with directions and ideas, and let you do what you like. It's well organized and extraordinarily neat and clean. Our local friends had never heard about it and were impressed when they came by. It's a gem.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bent Creek Lodge

Address: 10 Parkway Crescent, Arden, NC 28704
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Arden
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Arden
Price Range: $162 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bent Creek Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in the heart of the mountains you came to see in this elegantly, rustic lodge, only yards from the Blue Ridge Parkway and 10 miles from downtown Asheville. Enjoy the spectacular mountain views, the crackling fireplace, the scrumptious breakfast, hiking trails graced with waterfalls and rhododendron tunnels and most of all the gracious hospitality. You'll know you've found a truly special place. ... more   less 
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