My friend and I came to Bryson City by motorcycle from Jacksonville, FL. I picked this place on reviews AND price. It is in an excellent location for ALL the great motorcycle rides; like the Blue Ridge Pkwy, The Dragon and Moonshiner's Hwy.
This Inn was built in the 1920's, so it has an interesting but fun demeanor. It is in a nice quiet area about 5 miles from downtown.
The beds had quilts and matching shams and were VERY comfortable. We had a table, two chairs, small fridge, microwave and coffee maker. There are grills outside and rockers on the back porch with a great view of the river. The window unit kept us warm and cool as needed, along with ceiling fans. It is too bad the old fireplaces are boarded up, adding an electric one in the rooms would be nice.
The owners are an amiable couple, Larry was on duty and he is full of info about eateries, shopping and events. He also gave me a better deal than the online booking agencies, so worth calling them yourself. Anything you want, just ask. We got old towels from the laundry to dry the bike with, also for use while mining. He gave us directions to town and lots of suggestions for restaurants.
There was NO closet in our room, lots of dresser space, though. The shower was touchy, the hot water seemed to get hotter without warning. The Wi-Fi was sporadic, but they have loads of routers so if one doesn't work, well just try another!!
I enjoyed sitting on the back porch watching the birds and pets across the river after a day of riding.
Quirky charm, but I would stay there again...we had a lot of fun. I like this kind of place, the sterility and poor service at the big chain hotels is such a turn-off for me now.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Lloyds on the River Country Inn has 25 rooms, 15 are directly on the Oconaluftee River with back porches and rocking chairs. All rooms have a unique decor and most are furnished with real handmade beds, dressers and tables made of cherry wood. There are four kitchennettes with the rest having small refrigerators and microwaves. Wi-Fi, in-room coffee service and full cable are provided. An outdoor pool, grills, picnic tables and fishing from our river bank round out the guest experience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lloyds On The River Country Hotel Bryson City
- Country Inn Bryson City
- Bryson City Country Inn