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The Shady Lawn Lodge
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Swansboro, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
13 reviews
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“Amazing Motel”
Reviewed February 24, 2014

We normally stay in branded hotels when we travel but chose Shady Lawn for it's proximity. It is a gorgeous motel! The rooms are actually suites with living room, kitchenette along with bedroom and bath. The room was immaculate, staff amazing and manager extremely helpful. I was ill when we checked in and they were so concerned about me it was amazing. They made sure we knew where the sheriff's department was, where the hospital was and that our cell service may or may not work so be sure to use the room phone. When we go back to Newland, NC later this year, we will be sure to stay at The Shady Lawn. I wish there were more motels and staff like this. If you are in the area, you can't go wrong by staying here.

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Atlanta, Georgia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 17, 2014

+Great price and service, even when we arrived after closing hours (after 11pm)
+convenient to nearby sugar Mtn ski.
+Shower was better than what is in most homes.
+Rooms were recently remodeled/built. Quality is higher than man 2-3 star Hotels.
+Great breakfast at restaurant
+free coffee!
I am coming back.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed February 17, 2014

We were looking for a place to stay after a weekend of skiing and found this great motel in Newland! The employees were very friendly and helpful and the room was very clean and comfortable. For the price its a great deal if your looking for a cute cabin like feel stay in the mountains. They allow dogs too for only 10 extra dollars which is a great deal! We've stayed at pineola inn nearby several times but this place is so much better. Staff is very professional and makes you feel at home. I recommend this place to anyone! The mason jar cafe across the street is delicious too if your looking for some home made yummy food.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Whittier, North Carolina
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Reviewed January 8, 2014

This place was really fantastic. The Ray family, who run the business, are and friendly and helpful as any people you'll ever meet. This is an older place, but the family recently renovated the buildings and they look amazing. The rooms were very clean and the showers had wonderful water pressure.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Vernon, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed December 26, 2013

Came up to visit area for a couple days. The place was newly remodeled and looked great and the owners were friendly, polite and ready to help you if needed. Made me feel at home, When I come back this way I most definitely planning on staying again.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

Its not the Ritz but its clean, comfy, pet friendly, and the nicest staff around. Cheaper and cleaner and ALOT friendlier than the Best Western in Banner Elk!

Little restaurant attached to hotel has good simple inexpensive food.

Also the hotel has free wi-fi which is a plus in the moutains.

Close to banner elk boone and johnson city.

I come to Newland twice a year and for now on this will be my home away from home.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Port Orange
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2013

We were attending a family reunion and this was recommended to us by several cousins who live a few towns away. It's newly remodeled inside, and is the very best place we've stayed in. Nice comfortable plush beds, the sheets were silky-soft (my sister asked for the name so she can try to order some for her new house). Bathrooms were large with lots of granite counter space and large walkin shower. Very reasonable rates. The front desk people couldn't have been more friendly. The restaurant next door is good country cooking.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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Property: The Shady Lawn Lodge
Address: 330 Cranberry St, Newland, NC 28657-8800
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Newland
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Specialty Lodging in Newland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Shady Lawn Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are located in the High Country of North Carolina in the community of Newland. We have 20 luxury units ranging from 1 queen bed to a 2 bedroom apartment suite. We are centrally located close to all major area attractions. Many championship golf courses line the area and resort communities with beautiful surroundings. Less than 10 miles to the top of Grandfather Mountain, site of the annual scottish Highland Games. Within 15 miles of the major ski resorts including Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain for winter activities. Two universities are close to the area, with Appalachian State University and Lee's McRae University, both within a 30 minute drive.Surrounded by beautiful hiking trails and nature walks, there is something for everyone within minutes. ... more   less 
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