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Pioneer Motel and Cottages

122 Tsalagi Rd, Cherokee, NC 28719-0397
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good22%
  • Average10%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible12%
We are one of the most unique and quaint lodging options located on the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Indian Reservation. We offer a variety of economonical lodging options for you and your family. We have 21 motel rooms and 7 cottages to accommodate you and your family. We have comfortable rooms with 2 double beds or 1 king. all non smoking. Our cabins are too many and varied to list but they are fun and comfortable. Call us for a more detailed answered/. We are family owned and operated and take pride in our facility. We welcome you to our property to relax and enjoy your vacation. Our property offers access to the Oconaluftee River for fishing or just playing around. Our property also includes a covered pavilion area, perfect for cookouts or family reunions. We also offer a recreational area, including an outdoor basketball court for both adults and children to enjoy. Our outdoor pool area has recently been remodeled and offers an inviting atmosphere to simply enjoy the Cherokee sunshine. While we are pet friendly this is not a blanket policy for our entire property. We have 2 pet friendly motel rooms and 1 pet friendly cabin. There is a 2 pet limit and a pet fee of 25.00 per pet. Please call ahead if you are traveling with a pet.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
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Getting there
Mc Ghee Tyson Airport71 km
Asheville Regional Airport72 km
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice and clean with a nice pool, Not to far from the casino.Staff is very friendly and helpful,and know the area such best places to eat and visit, rooms are clean and comfortable, We would definately stay there again.

Thank Debs1272017
Reviewed August 13, 2018

It was only one night but that was enough. It was clean enough, BUT the air conditioner quit on me in 100 degree weather. And the toilet didn't work. AT first I thought it was just because the water was shut off. But I turned...More

1  Thank Savannahbelle
Reviewed August 13, 2018

I reserved our room on line at the time we were only taking 2 of our grand children with us. I had 2 more grand children who wanted to go also. When we arrived I told the owner that we had 4 kids instead of...More

2  Thank WilmaP130
Reviewed May 20, 2018

The river cabins at the Pioneer Motel were just lovely. The cabins were very clean, the grounds were immaculate and it was beautiful to be by the river. We even had a visit from the elk who roam the Cherokee area. Cabins would be great...More

2  Thank hhr5
Reviewed October 9, 2017 via mobile

This is an older motel with nice looking cabins near the river. The grounds are immaculately groomed & the pool looked inviting. There are picnic tables, grills & a nice playground. If you can afford a cabin that would be your best bet! They said...More

3  Thank megantracy
Response from Laurel C, Owner at Pioneer Motel and CottagesResponded November 29, 2017

Thank you for taking the time to review our motel.We have gone through each room and addressed the mildew and caulk issues. We are looking into changing several things such as flooring but had to wait til the end of the season t do so....More

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Brian B
June 25, 2017|
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Response from Laurel C | Property representative |
Sorry we ve had trouble getting on this site. This guest has already stayed with us and gone. But i would like to address Deanna D or whomever answered this question not only without the authority to do so but gave our... More
September 14, 2016|
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Response from Laurel C | Property representative |
The cabin 130-131 sleeps up to 8 people . The rate is 225.00 per nite plus tax and fees. For more detailed info please call 828-497-2435. Thank you for your interest.
August 17, 2016|
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Response from Laurel C | Property representative |
Our rooms are 83.00 per night plus tax. For more info or to explore discounts please call 828-497-2435. Thank you for your interest.
Room Tips
"Cottages by the river are very private, and secluded. Gives you a great view of the river tucked up against..."
Oct. 9, 2017
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"Pool needs cleaning; wi-fi needs adjusting; Owner and employees need people skills"
Jul. 18, 2017
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"Get a room close to the Picnic Area"
May 30, 2015
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"Motel rooms appeared to be very small and old, but the cabin we were in was spacious. There is central air..."
Jul. 30, 2014
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US$60 - US$139 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsCherokee
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