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Lakeview at Fontana
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Bryson City
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62 reviews
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“Great Getaway!”
Reviewed July 25, 2014

Not what I expected, but in a GREAT way...charming cottages, lovely vistas, relaxing yoga, AMAZING spa and so much more! The owners of this charming getaway have a knack for knowing exactly what is needed by their guests. They have thought of everything! I'm already thinking of my next visit....

Room Tip: Each room is a so different, I would rely on the staff to advise you.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Harrisonburg, Virginia
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Reviewed July 24, 2014

My sister, her daughter and myself wanted to treat ourselves to a mini vacation by going to a spa. After looking at several spas we opted for this one. The view from our cabin (#7) was spectacular. Drinking coffee in the morning and relaxing in the evening enjoying the view was quite relaxing. The spa treatments were amazing! We really enjoyed the breakfast and just loved the afternoon snack, especially the summer sangria. The cabin was well equipped. A concern we had was that in our cabin all the window air conditioners were hooked up with extension cords. In fact the one in my room required two cords to reach the outlet. Not only did it not look good it was probably a safety issue. Also the pool is located down a steep hill with an access that is somewhat tricky to navigate. I don't use any walking device but do have a hip problem. I made it down once to the pool but it wasn't worth trying it again. It's a nice pool but hard to get to.

Room Tip: Request a cabin with a view of the lake. Not all of them will have one.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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North Port, Florida, United States
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Reviewed July 14, 2014 via mobile

It's not right on the lake but the view is quite stunning of Lake Fontana the distance. The owner let my husband start a large campfire & roast sausages! They are affordably pet friendly. Complimentary cheese & wine/gourmet coffee at 5pm plus healthy mini breakfast with all the trimmings. Well done Tom & crew!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed June 27, 2014

You must really be prepared to disconnect from the world when you stay here. There are no TVs or phones in the room and cell reception is spotty. Incongruently, the hotel does provide free WiFi (you have to be near the office to sign in) and there is a TV room open round-the-clock for those who begin to tremble when there are no bars on their cell phone for more than an hour.

Lakeview is reminiscent of villas one finds in the Greek Islands and the Mediterranean. Very relaxing. It's a great place for a couple, or couples, who want to spend the day hiking, rafting or zip-lining and the evenings lingering over a glass of wine and conversation.

Room Tip: It really doesn't matter what room you're in. The real experience is outside the room. The...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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West Monroe, La
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Reviewed June 23, 2014

We had a lovely stay at Lakeview and met some of the nicest people who were all at the same place in life as we were. All kids out of the home, getting away more alone and crossing over 55.
The spa services were lovely and the meet and greet wine and cheese evenings went into the night with our new friends. We will go back and hopefully this time stay longer. Location is perfect for peace and a meal in town was 3-10 miles away.

Room Tip: We had the room over the office and had a nice porch that overlooked Lake Fontana. Fabulous sunsets...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Signal Mountain, Tennessee
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Reviewed June 1, 2014

We visited Lakeview at Fontana for a second trip and enjoyed it as much or more than our first visit last year. The feel of Lakeview is very similar to our experience in Carmel, California. The quaintness and charm of this place is very nice and relaxing. We stayed 3 nights this time and found it hard to leave. We enjoyed our spa massages, the hors d'oeuvres each evening and the breakfast with pastries, yogurt, granola, and all the nice eats for your morning to get started right. Paddle boarding on nearby lake Fontana was especially fun as we were able to paddle to a beautiful waterfall. The scenery here is so beautiful you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: The king suite above the check in area is very nice. You have your very own balcony and view of Lake...
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Arden, North Carolina
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

My wife and I first found Lakeview at Fontana by accident, in 2009, after searching websites and looking for a honeymoon getaway. After arriving and a few hot stone massages, evening wine and cheese, morning french-press coffee and the always welcoming staff, we were hooked! Fast-forward 5 years to anniversary weekend. We didn't think of going anywhere else. Back to Lakeview for us. We arrived Friday afternoon 5/16 and were greeted warmly and assured all was ready in our room. The room was clean, bright and stocked for a comfortable stay. The weather didn't cooperate so well, but our room had several heaters which kept us nice and toasty. Views off of our balcony let us take in the final light of each evening watching the sun set over the mountain horizon. Lauren and Mary Jo took extra special care of us and Tannis in the spa gave a great hot stone massage. The wife even took in a morning yoga class while I read the newspaper by the fire. Perfect and relaxing.

Local Bryson City is filled with amazing restaurants (Cork and Bean, The Filling Station) and definitely wander over across the railroad tracks to the Nantahala Brewery. We just happened to be there on their anniversary and took in some local bluegrass on their indoor stage. Hiked 5 miles in Deep Creek and came back to a long afternoon nap.

If you expect to arrive and Lakeview and prop up your feet to watch the game on TV or sit with your buds by the pool popping Budweisers, this is not your place.

Lakeview does a wonderful job of preparing you for classy relaxation and delivering on that promise throughout your stay. You feel special. You feel important. You feel refreshed as you drive away. Isn't that what vacation is all about anyway?

Room Tip: Best place in the cafe is the two big chairs next to the gas fireplace. Warm and cozy place to drink...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lakeview at Fontana
Address: 171 Lakeview Lodge Dr, Bryson City, NC 28713-5953
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Bryson City
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Bryson City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Lakeview at Fontana 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Small-scale & casual, Lakeview at Fontana evokes a quaint Mediterranean-meets-Greenwich Village ambiance; complete with charming courtyard, gourmet coffeehouse, yoga studio, and spa. Rooms and suites offer the perfect refuge for those who prefer their mountain breezes scented with the rich aroma of a cafe mocha. Or anyone whose idea of a fine afternoon is mountain biking or hiking followed by a hot stone massage. The surrounding 45 acres reveal an outdoor pool, a scenic hiking trail, and, of course, spectacular views of Fontana Lake and the Great Smoky Mountains. ... more   less 
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