We retired to Pinehurst,NC a year plus ago and decided to experience the mountains of our new home state this summer. From a magazine about NC B&B's published by "Our State" magazine we made a short list and then checked it against reviews in TripAdvisor. Snowbird was not in the magazine, but one of the reviews mentioned it and said it was head and shoulders above the B&B we were considering. So...we checked their attractive, well illustrated website and thought it looked like a good bet. So how many places can you find where you get a king bed room and three meals a day for $230?....and it turns out to be fabulous too??? Okay, the final tab has a 15% service charge plus taxes added, but that's still a bargain. And yes, the lunch is a picnic in a back-pack, but that's part of what makes the place special: you're out in the middle of nowhere, hiking, canoeing, biking, and you've got a neat picnic lunch with you; made to order and waiting by the door when you leave to explore Graham County. The couple running the lodge have all the details covered: umbrellas to use if it rains; walking sticks to take on your hike; printed directions to anything and everything; mountains bikes and helmets; canoes and kayaks on Lake Santeelah; two tennis courts.....and there's NO charge added for any of these amenities. The views are to die for. The rooms are in an updated 1929 corporate hunting lodge. If you want fancier they have a brand new building with rooms with jacuzi and fireplace, but we found the main lodge to be quite enjoyable. The dinner menu offers two soups, three salads and five entrees featuring local produce and regional favorites. These western counties are dry...but Snowbird has a liquor license. The bar has a neat selection of micro-brews and wines. My only small crab is that I hate cocktails with one carefully measured jigger of booze. Gimmee a break, I'm on vacation! Check out the website.....the pics are a good preview. We'll be back, count on it!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Snowbird Mountain Lodge, a unique and timeless retreat with majestic views, pampering accommodations, warm hospitality, endless adventure and delectable cuisine, is tucked deep in the Nantahala National Forest. Created in 1941, Snowbird continues to be a mountain haven where guests remove themselves from everyday life and connect with one another amidst nature's abundance. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Snowbird Mountain Lodge b&b
- Snowbird Mountain Hotel Robbinsville