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Carter Lodge
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Chimney Rock
Certificate of Excellence
Pinehurst, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“more than expected”
Reviewed August 17, 2012

My wife and I decided to stay here rather than in Ashville on a recent overnight to pick up a friend. We were so glad we did. I had read the Tripadvisor reviews, so I knew that this was an older, but well maintained lodge. The owners could not have been more friendly or more helpful. They recommended restaurants, sight seeing and even moved a refrigerator into our room to preserve a left-over sandwich that we had with us on arrival! Unfortunately, we only had time for a one night stay. We are looking forward to going back for the autumn leaves.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

In area to see Chimney Rock and decided to stay a couple nights to see other points of interest.
Owners were extremely nice, and looked out for your comfort. This is not a new motel with all the amenities of some, but it is quite comfortable and peaceful. Had all the necessities and at a very good price. Great view overlooking river were you can either sit and relax, or enjoy the views of wildlife and mountains. Within close walking distance of the town Chimney Rock and it's offerings. Ginney's is a good place for home cooked food.
A short drive to Lake Lure (recommend the boat tour), and close enough to Pisgah Forest and it's many recreational offerings. Plan on a full day to take those in.
Highly recommend staying here, wish we had more time to spend.

Room Tip: First floor, ground level nice. Second floor offers balcony and better view of river.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Kings Mountain, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 30, 2012

Great place to stay!! Very clean and the owners are very friendly, second visit & will go back! Right on the river and great view of Chimney Rock. Walking distance to all shops and restaurants in Chimney Rock.

Room Tip: No restaurant or pool. Stayed in King size room & queen, both are nice.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chesapeake
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2012 via mobile

Was riding through on our motorcycle not planning on stopping. Chimney Rock looked interesting so we decided to stay. Looked at a few others but thought this one was the best. Quite pleased with owners. Very clean. Old but very nice. View was great off our balcony. Short walk to town or even Lake Lure. Plan on going back soon.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Boynton Beach, Florida
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

We had the best time at the Carter Lodge. We arrived early to get out Chimney Rock packet , our room was ready so we went into get the suitcases out. The room was charming and clean. The best thing was the balcony patio, the view of the rushing creek below and a perfect photo of Chimney Rock. You are right in the photo op place , no better spot to get a great photo than our balcony. The porch swings outside were great and I wanted to stay all night out there running my feet through the clover and catching lightning bugs. The creek sounds were so relaxing it was heavenly. My kids bought some bow and arrows at the village and were playing " Hunger Games" all over the back yard, they also had a fun bean bag , simple game that the kids enjoyed. Funny no one was on an ipod or gameboy , just playing in a real yard with old fashioned stuff!!! That is refreshing. We had a great tour of Lake Lure and had a fantastic breakfast at the Smokehouse. Only downer for us was it rained so much on second day the beach closed at Lake Lure , oh well guess we have to go back next year!!! YEAH , really this was one of the most peaceful places the whole town that I have ever been to and I recommend this to everyone. If you are a hotel snob this may not be for you , it is not a luxury palace but a down home sweet and relaxing place that I wouldnt trade for a thing!!!

Room Tip: If you need internet ask for a room closer to the office we were on the end and the internet was not...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2012

We stayed here in June 2012. We had some friends that were gathering in the area. They were camping, but we prefer some amenities in life and I was oncall for work for the weekend and needed very reliable wi-fi.

The room was very clean and fit our needs for a 1 night stay for 2 adults and 2 kids. The backyard along the river is a delight. They have backyard games and board games for the kids and easy access to the Broad River. They do provide coffee in the morning, which was a nice touch. The location in Chimney Rock is great for walking to the small shops and local eateries and to Chimney Rock Park.

I was pleasantly surprised to see the view of Chimney Rock the next day.

The owners are very nice and make sure all of your needs are met. I did wind up getting called for an issue at work and they were gracious enough to allow us to stay past check-out time so that I could stay connected to complete my work. For that I am truly grateful.

There is no clock or hair dryer in the room. The only thing provided is a bar of soap. The Wi-Fi worked like a charm and had awesome speed for those who can't quite get away from it all.

This place really makes you feel like you are part of the family and we will definitely stay at this lodge again when we are in the area and recommend it to out friends and family.

Room Tip: Try to get a room with a balcony
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Hartsville, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 13, 2012

Carter Lodge was a good place to stay. Nice views of Chimney Rock especially since it is directly below it and the peaceful Broad River right behind the hotel. Took advantage of one of the packages available and didn't have any problem with any venue. Actually within walking distance to Chimney Rock Village shops and a short drive to Luke Lure Resort and Beach. My only suggestion is that this place needs some minor updating and maintenance. Very simple hotel, no phones (Yeah) in rooms. Enjoyed my stay and would stay again if in the area.

Room Tip: I enjoyed the bottom floors because you didn't have the road noise.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Carter Lodge
Address: 273 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Chimney Rock
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Chimney Rock
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Carter Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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