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“Friendly service, clean comfortable room”
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Newfound Lodge
Ranked #19 of 28 Hotels in Cherokee
Juliette, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Friendly service, clean comfortable room”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

Giving 4 stars for the excellent service when we checked in. Very friendly and helpful staff. The hotel is a little "vintage" but very clean and comfortable. It's right on the river so the view is nice from your balcony. The hotel was well maintained and had everything you need for a good night's sleep. The price was comparable to other hotels in the area.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wilmington, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed May 16, 2012

A nice clean motel that will be a welcome relief to your pocketbook, not to mention a great view of the river behind the property from every room. Pet friendly and while not new, clean and to be honest very comfortable bed with lots of seating area on a patio and in the room. Young lady at front desk very friendly you can use the pool and hot tub as well as wireless across the street at Econo Lodge.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Donalsonville
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55 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed April 30, 2012

Like another review on this motel, it is not the Hilton, but it is a clean and quiet place to stay. There are rocking chairs on the balcony that overlook the Oconaluftee river. My sons enjoyed going down and playing in the water. The staff was very friendly and the price was great! I would stay here again!

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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5 Thank Angela F
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Georgia
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45 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2012

Newfound Lodge is not upscale, but is charming in a rustic way. The staff is friendly and the rooms are worn but clean. You have a coffee pot, a small fridge, and a private baloney overlooking the beautiful Oconaluftee River with two rocking chairs to watch the tubers float by. I have found that the majority of the hotels in Cherokee are very old and lack insulation making noise notable from the busy roads and neighbors a nuisance. This is not a problem at Newfound. We usually book a room on the second floor so that we are not bothered with footsteps from above or people walking pass our sliding glass door that opens to the baloney. The first floor has a wooden walkway with children running up and down it on their way to the river. I have learned from past experiences not to leave wet swimwear on the baloney to dry because other guests have stolen my son’s trunks! The pool is located across the road and you have to share it with another hotel. It is too crowded, so we always play in the river.
The downside is the room doesn’t have a microwave. The bathtubs do not have plugs, so plan on a shower or bring your own plug. The tub and sinks are clean. They supply you with a package of coffee, but if you want more you can pay 50 cents for extra.

This establishment allows pets and in the past, I have been bothered by guests leaving their barking pups unattended while they gamble half the night at the casino. More then once, I have been bitten by fleas from the previous occupants. If I could change one thing about Newfound Lodge, it would be to bar pets from the establishment.

The choices are limited in Cherokee and again, New Found is not a four star hotel, but it is far beyond any of the Choice Hotel in the area. The price is reasonable and located in a safe area. The day receptionist and maids for the 2011 season were the friendliest they have ever hired. (Experienced problems with the day receptionist during over summer 2010 stay). Dairy Queen is across the street and at night we walked the children over for ice cream.

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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5 Thank GeorgiaSunSet
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Clover, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 24, 2011

we stayed for 2 nights on the upper level on a night when the place was completely booked but it was quiet and we really enjoyed it. We ended up staying another night due to car problems and decided that is our place for future cherokee visits. As an added bonus...we left property behind that was sent to our home...excellent staff!!!!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Mobile, Alabama
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed August 16, 2011

Can't beat Newfound Lodge for the price! Great balconies overlooking the
Oconaluftee River with rocking chairs! If you're looking for luxury....this ain't
it.....If you're looking for nice, clean, comfortable place to stay...this IS it!
Close to restuarants, GSM National Park, & "Unto These Hills". My son-in-law
& I used it as our 'base camp" for 3 days of trout fishing....

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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6 Thank flycrazy
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Raleigh, North Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 7, 2011

We travel to the Cherokee area at least twice a year, sometimes more. The Newfound Lodge is my absolute favorite part of the stay. It is a seasonal motel, locally owned and older, but always clean. I have zero complaints from the many yrs we have stayed. The rooms at Newfound Lodge are larger than a usual motel room, bedding and towels are always clean. The rooms always smell clean when we are there. The balcony overlooking the river is my favorite part!

A previous poster talked about seeing a spider - The only time I ever saw a spider was on the balcony, but it is a wooded area and to be expected bc you are outside!! There is no wi-fi at Newfound Lodge and the tvs are not brand new, but if you are looking for a cozy place to stay and appreciate the beautiful surroundings, the Newfound Lodge is your best bet!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Newfound Lodge
Address: 1192 Tsali Blvd, Highway 441 N., Cherokee, NC 28719-7200
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Cherokee
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Cherokee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 72
Also Known As:
Newfound Hotel Cherokee
Newfound Motel Cherokee

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