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Riverstone Lodge
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Townsend
Certificate of Excellence
Hayesville, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews
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“WOW! Recommend highly!”
Reviewed August 13, 2013

Immaculately cleaned rooms, super friendly and informative staff, American family owned and operated. Superb restaurant just a few steps away, 8 miles from Cades Cove, 25 mins from Pigeon forge, 30 mins from Gatlinburg. A superb environment on the ' Peaceful Side of The Smokies' Highly recommend for couples and families that wish to be out of the traffic and crowded nearby attractions but close enough to drive to . Fishing, tubing, Stables, some shopping, all in walking distance. Cannot say enough about how clean the rooms are and how helpful the staff. We cant wait until our next trip and we haven't left yet!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Danville
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

My family stayed at Riverstone Lodge for 3 nights at the end of July. We really enjoyed our stay there. Our kids loved the pool and and really enjoyed it, it was always clean. The rooms are older but clean and I really liked having wood floors instead of carpet. The beds were very good which is a really big deal for me. My husband loved the fire pit and having a fire there every night. We would definately stay here again but would stay in one of the larger rooms just because of the size of our family. The owners are very nice. I would recommend Riverstone Lodge to others who are looking for an economical place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Apopka, Florida
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We had about 12 rooms rented for our family reunion... No one had any major complaints... Anything minor was addressed by mgt. ASAP. The bathrooms are very small in older bldg. and the wall AC units are somewhat noisy...beds were comfortable. But for the price it's very good... River out back, restaurant next door (good food, a longer wait for lg. groups) , everything else close by... Cozy fire pit area at night w/smoker grills and shady area to relax in daytime. Pool nice but small. Again, go pay more if you want everything new and fancy!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Unicoi, Tennessee, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 27, 2013

We hadn't been to Townsend in years so on a whim we came for a two day visit to the area and chose Cades Cove first. Upon arrival we discovered that there was a VW convention in the area and most of the hotels were booked. We were glad to find a room at Riverstone Lodge because it was getting late after we had been searching the area for vacancy's. Let me say that Rustic is an understatement. This facility is OLD and extremely outdated. They do build a campfire and have somewhat of a gathering place outdoors. There are out side rockers and seating in front of your room. It is primarily constructed of block. The tiling is very old. The rooms have AC units that really work very poorly. I didn't see any bugs but it never felt really clean. There was a sewer smell in our room so I asked the owner for spray to help the room smell better. Turn the AC unit off to thaw it out trying to get it to work better. The pool is tiny. As were were packing up to leave I found a coke 12 pk carton under one of the beds that proves the cleaning wasn't up to par. Glad to leave, really disappointed. Townsend is a lovely place, family oriented and my family has been coming here for years. Cades Cove is always beautiful and the pace is so nice compared to PF and Gatlinburg. You can enjoy nature there. Owners spend the money and update this place, keep it nice for people to enjoy for years to come.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 20, 2013

We had to leave because I can not sleep when im hot very clean nice staff but the A/C ruined it for me and my wife we tried to tough it out but it kept kickin off i tried to turn down the temp did nothin we were in room 14 dont know if that helps but it wasnt because the heat outside because we checked in at 2 am so plz fix the A/C and we would go back

  • Stayed July 2013
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Lees Summit, Missouri, United States
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

My family, husband, daughter and grandparents, stayed here for a few nights. It was really enjoyable. It's not fancy, but clean and roomy. The staff was friendly and helpful. It's location is also a plus. Away from all the traffic and congestion. Would recommend it to anyone.

Room Tip: We had connecting rooms which were great.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Marietta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Very clean and comfortable. With all the convenience of microwave, fridge, flat screen tv/cable. Our carpet was newly shampooed. Close to the national park entrance. Restaurants close by. You can bike and walk/jog around the area. Friendly staff. Saw the picnic tables and big grill. Ice machine available.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Additional Information about Riverstone Lodge

Property: Riverstone Lodge
Address: 8511 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4310
Location: United States > Tennessee > Townsend
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Townsend
#2 Family Hotel in Townsend
#5 Romantic Hotel in Townsend
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riverstone Lodge offers the best. We have a list of great things to do right here. Large simming pool, Large deck with camp fire every night (roast marshmellows - hot dogs) or just sit back in rocker and relax. Weekend bluegrass bands. River right here to fish, tube, swim or just look at. This is the place you always were looking for but didn't know where it was. You finaly found it. So what are you waiting for? Come on, pack, lets go. ... more   less 
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Riverstone Hotel Townsend

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