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Laughing Heart Lodge & Hostel

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Mauldin, South Carolina
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Laughing Heart Lodge, formerly a Jesuit retreat center, is beautiful, historic and eclectic. The atmosphere is a bit like visiting a wealthy elderly aunt- filled with Victorian furniture- and yet comfortable and casual at the same time. There are two large great rooms with massive stone fireplaces, bookshelves, a reading/sitting nook, dining room and more. There are large porches...

Thank Sherry B
Reading, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This b&b is just the most unusual, quiet, comfortable, fantastic place I've lodged in many years. It's location is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts, and anyone seeking solace. Don't hesitate to visit, you may not want to leave though.

Thank Richard G
Clarksville, Tennessee
Reviewed 13 February 2017

My friend and I stayed here after three days on the Appalachian trail. The accommodations were good and the rate was fair. There is a furnished kitchen for cooking your own food. We would stay here again!

Thank Bob M
Reviewed 9 October 2016

Loved the lodge, our room, bed, bedding and pillows. Not certain if the mentality of the lodge staff was a small town local thing or just unwelcoming. We pulled up to the reception area of the lodge to unload and check-in, between the designated check-in hours, and three women were sitting in chairs on the front porch and no one...

Thank FranklyTravel
Las Vegas, Nevada
Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

The area was pretty clean. They have three shower and bathrooms which is wonderful for groups getting out early. They were fully featured with wifi, computer, and a kitchen that was small by serviceable. No resupply for hikers on site but town is really close so no worries. Friendly and accommodating staff round off the experience.

Thank MetalTravel
Reviewed 18 September 2016

This was a good choice for us as a home base to do local day hiking on the Appalachian Trail. It is in easy walking distance from the heart of Hot Springs but is far enough away to be avoid the motorcycle noise. (The local roads are a curvy favorite.) We stayed in the "Dragonfly Room" which was very comfortable...

Thank travelway
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Reviewed 12 August 2016

Upon arrival, we were greeted by "Bear," the Lodge's mascot cat. My friend and I lodged in the 2d floor Monarch Room and found it: large, comfortable, tastefully decorated, sunny and CLEAN! The breakfast buffet was nutritious and featured a good variety of morning fare. All staff members were cordial and helpful. The Lodge was formerly a Jesuit Monastery, dating...

1Thank usherette43
Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

I had been part of a continuing education event and stayed 5 nights at the lodge in the Firefly room. The room was tastefully furnished and decorated. It was clean and had an updated bathroom with a nice size bathtub/shower, They provided free soap,paper products and towels. There is no room service, but fresh towels are available for pick up...

1Thank NCguest2015
Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 12 June 2016

My husband and I have stayed here a couple times on weekend getaways. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and private. A european style breakfast of fruit, yogurt, boiled eggs and the most delicious biscuits. The grounds are lovely with a gorgeous view and the Appalachian Trail goes right behind the property.

1Thank Queenwondergirl
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Nice rooms, good food, comfortable surroundings and great people! Would gladly stay here again if my hiking brought me back to the Hot Springs area. The staff were very accommodating when we needed to stay an unexpected additional night.

Thank tomc0523

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Laughing Heart Lodge opened in August 2012 after extensive renovation. The lodge was built in 1892 and for over 50 years was a Jesuit Retreat Center. Today Laughing Heart Lodge offers accommodations for visitors and travelers in its 9 lovingly renovated rooms (7 with private baths) and most with exceptional mountain views. Laughing Heart also has a hostel which is at the trailhead of the Appalachian Trail and offers very affordable lodging for hikers and other visitors to Hot Springs. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Laughing Heart Lodge & Hostel

Address: 289 NW Highway 25/70, Hot Springs, NC 28743
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Hot Springs
Price Range: $33 - $248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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“The Monarch Room is spacious and well appointed!”
 of 5 bubbles usherette43, 12 Aug 2016 | Read review
“The Cardinal is probably the quietest room. They're all quite nice.”
 of 5 bubbles Mercylander, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
“See the review - only select the cabin if you are interested in a more rustic, truly old (1800's) cabin.”
 of 5 bubbles 804JessicaL804, 28 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Individual rooms have full beds and air conditioning. The bunk rooms have thinner and more narrow mattresses and are not air conditioned. However, we stayed in the bunk room in August and were comfortable with just fans.”
 of 5 bubbles amyf76, 25 Aug 2014 | Read review
“I glanced at two vacant rooms on the same floor (2nd) as ours and they appeared to be just as nice and roomy. My only complaint is that there was no hair dryer. Since so many hotels now provide them I didn't think to pack one.I just gave in to my frizzy hair!”
 of 5 bubbles SusanM893, 18 Jun 2014 | Read review
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