I discovered the Smoketree Lodge in a quest for somewhere to stay over 4th of July weekend that didn't require a 3 night minimum (there's a huge Hog Roasting event in Sugar Mtn we visit that attracts lots of tourists). It turned out to be a great discovery.
The hotel looked dated and a little reminiscent of the Bates Hotel (on a seemingly lonely highway in the middle of nowhere), but the price was excellent. We checked in late on Friday and woke up Saturday to discover what a great little place we'd found. Banner Elk is just around the corner, the front desk staff was very helpful in giving us directions/recommendations, and the indoor pool was great! Everything is a bit dated, but very clean and completely worth the price.
We've stayed at the Smoketree on three separate occassions now and have not been disappointed. If you're looking for high-style, stay at the Best Western in Banner Elk (and pay three times as much). But if you're looking for somewhere simple with lots of space (the rooms are huge), then this is the deal for you!
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