This lodge was very unique in that it offerred both breakfast and dinner. There were several choices for breakfast, but dinner was "take it or leave it" ;) (However, the owner told me they are glad to accommodate food preferences or restrictions if they are informed when the reservations are made.) The food was very good too -- especially the loaves of homemade bread. Considering this, the room was "bargain basement" price, but the view was nearly priceless!
To me, cleanliness is my first priority, and this place was very clean. It's old, but to me that makes it unique. I kind of like the "retro" feel of my childhood. I also prefer a "mom and pop" place to a chain. We rented a sort of cottage, but without any kitchen amenities. There are all types of lodging there though, so you need to check out their website. They are very biker-friendly, and there are lots of areas with adjoining rooms, or larger suites, adjoining cottages and such. There is a large gathering area with cozy places to read or chat and huge picture windows. You can also play shuffleboard and horseshoes, or just enjoy sitting on a bench and bird-watching.
One last point. The location of the lodge is VERY convenient, and towns in this area are small and choices are limited. We went to Grandfather Mountain on our way there, and were very grateful not to have to find a place to eat dinner. After breakfast, we went to Mount Mitchell and drove back to the lodge -- just in time to watch a huge thunderstorm come in. Again, very nice not to have to go out in the rain to find a place to eat!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A lodge that features a variety of accommodations with homecooked meals. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Big Lynn Hotel Little Switzerland