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Bent Creek Lodge
Ranked #1 of 2 Arden B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Pinehurst, North Carolina
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53 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“First time B&B guests”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

I don't know if we will ever stay in a hotel again. Our experience at Bent Creek Lodge was absolutely fantastic. Jim and Susan were perfect hosts along with being outstanding chefs.
The breakfasts were absolutely delicious..

Set way back from the highway you almost think you made a wrong turn except for the signs pointing you in the right direction to the Lodge.

Jim greeted us just as we got out of our car and treated us as if we were guests in his own private home. He pointed out all the amenities available to us and made sure we were comfortable with our accommodations.

Susan was behind the kitchen counter serving up fresh baked peanut butter/chocolate chip cookies, just like I remember grandma baking.

As soon as we entered or room "the barn room' I caught the aroma of fresh cut wood which I loved.
Morning coffee on the porch watching all the birds feeding nearby was fantastic.

We were presently surprised to find out that Jim and Susan are certified interim innkeepers, INN sitting for the owners who were on Vacation. They could not have left the Lodge in better hands.
We look forward to a return visit.

Room Tip: We chose the barn room on the main level because it does not require any stairs. It is also wheel ch...
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2013

We spent a night here in the summer of 2011 and had a wonderful experience. The lodge is very cozy and unique and has a nice view of the woods. It was a little difficult to find, but once we were there we felt right at home. The bed was very comfortable and the bathroom was HUGE. The balcony is shared, but no one was on it all evening. There is even a little hiking trail in the woods to explore. Breakfast was delicious and the staff was very friendly and welcoming. We usually don't stay at bed and breakfast because most of the places we've looked in to have a tacky "doll house" feel to them. This is not the case for Bent Creek. Stay here if you are near Asheville!

Room Tip: "The Water Room" is very nice and has a spacious bathroom
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Asheville
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2013

We spent three night at Bent Creek Lodge and thoroughly enjoyed them. Jodee and Doug are gracious hosts, which made the visit great. the breakfasts were delicious and so were the restaurants that they recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2013

My wife and I stayed here during the Christmas season. It was a very comfortable, charming bed and breakfast lodge and the hosts were very pleasant.

We enjoyed our short weekend stay. Our only complaint was that we felt like we were so busy that didn't get enough time to stay at the lodge to enjoy it. But we thoroughly enjoyed what time we were able to stay there. The lodge was decorated nicely and we enjoyed relaxing by the cozy fireplace after coming home late one cold evening.

The room was very clean and decorated nicely. We are late sleepers and missed breakfast so I can't comment on that but I can say it smelled good. One thing to note...if you are late sleeepers like us, you might want to get an upstairs room instead of a basement room like us. We were awakened by noise upstairs in the kitchen/dining room but it wasn't a huge problem.

If you want to stay somewhere with a relaxed atmosphere, this is a good place for you.

Room Tip: If you like to sleep late(9:00 or later)...get an upstairs room to avoid nosie from the kitchen/dini...
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Boone, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2013

Fantastic place. This lodge is in a beautiful setting and close to everything FUN...hiking mountain biking, sightseeing, etc. Plenty of relaxing things to do on site also with walking paths, a mountain stream and waterfall, and more. The innkeepers were very welcoming, and let us know about everything out their door. We particularly appreciated the delicious breakfast that accommodated our plant-based (vegan) diet.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Charleston, South Carolina
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46 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2013

Many people have already sung the praises of this lodge and I will agree that it is a lovely inn. I especially enjoyed the cozy fireplace since we arrived during a cold snap. My only small complaint (and I understand that this can depend on personal tastes) is that the breakfasts are downright strange. What happened to traditional French toast, blueberry pancakes, or even an omelette? Instead we ate French toast stuffed with ham and cheese with a horse radish sauce already on the "sandwich." That was served with scrambled eggs and luke warm hash browns, and watermelon. Another day we had this sort of quesadilla filled with scrambled eggs, black beans, corn and cheese - that was accompanied by grits, a large brown looking scone (very dry) and pineapple. When we were leaving the guest innkeeper (who was very nice by the way) was saying how the next morning she was going to make roasted butternut squash with with kale and an egg on top (I'm glad I missed that one!). I love food and consider myself a foodie, but unless you are a professionally trained chef, I don't think experimenting on guests, especially at breakfast is appropriate. My suggestion: if you want to be creative and serve butternut squash/kale or horseradish French toast, then give another option like eggs and toast or oatmeal.

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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New Baltimore, MI
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8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2013

One of our final stops on a late May trip to North Carolina to travel the Blue Ridge Parkway was our stopover at the Bent Creek Lodge. Most of our trip had been not as pleasant as we had hoped because of constant rain but stop at Bent Creek was very enjoyable — even when it was raining. The guest hosts at the B & B were very accommodating and made us feel at home. They were quite familiar with the area and were able to recommend some top rate eating places for the Asheville area. Although close to many attractions, the lodge gave you the peaceful feeling of being out in the middle of nowhere — with no traffic or city noises and a peaceful (and beautiful) country setting. We stayed in the Barn Room and found it to be quite nice. Breakfasts were tasty. If we get to the area again, we plan to stay there.

Room Tip: The Barn Room is located on the ground floor, making it nicely accessible for someone who has mobili...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Bent Creek Lodge

Property: Bent Creek Lodge
Address: 10 Parkway Crescent, Arden, NC 28704
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Arden
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Arden
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Bent Creek Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay in the heart of the mountains you came to see in this elegantly, rustic lodge, only yards from the Blue Ridge Parkway and 10 miles from downtown Asheville. Enjoy the spectacular mountain views, the crackling fireplace, the scrumptious breakfast, hiking trails graced with waterfalls and rhododendron tunnels and most of all the gracious hospitality. You'll know you've found a truly special place. ... more   less 
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