If you're looking for Ritz-Carlton type amenities, then this isn't the place for you. However, if you're looking for a clean, comfortable, and affordable place to stay while visiting the Boone area, Smoketree Lodge has a lot going for it.
Pros - Clean, cozy room
- Helpful, friendly staff
- Great pool and jacuzzi
- "Rustic" styling, exactly what you'd expect in mountain lodging
- On-site DVD rental library, picnic area
Cons - Lots of stairs to climb
- Only 2 limited vending machines onsite - no other food service
It is a multi-level structure built in sections on the side of a hill. So I understand the stairs... but if you don't like climbing, then this isn't the place for you. It would have been nice to have at least *something* onsite other than vending machines. With a grocery store just a few miles down the road, the stocked kitchenette would have been quite useful in staying for longer periods. There are also plenty of nearby places to grab a bite, ranging from fast food to formal.
All in all, it's about what you'd get in renting a stand-alone cabin. Nothing fancy, but still great for a weekend (or longer) getaway. It was a comfortable and enjoyable experience, and I would stay there again.
- Also Known As:
- Smoketree Hotel Boone
- Boone Lodge Nc Smoketree