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Ridge Top Motel & Campground
Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Bryson City
Freehold, New Jersey
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83 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Nice location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2011

This hotel was sold last year by the family that still owns the campground.
It is simple, clean and quiet. The only thing that bothered us was 2 very early calls from the owners asking if we wanted our room cleaned. They woke us up both times.
All in all it is a good deal for the price.

Room Tip: Simple and clean
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Loris, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2011

This is my fourth time to stay here in three years. The management has changed, but with no loss of that "personal touch". It is an older, family owned motel and campground. The rooms are on the small side, but it is clean. The rooms are in good shape. It is a motorcycle friendly place. Nice pool, beautiful view of the mountains; quiet, but convenient.
Staff is very friendly and hospitable.

Room Tip: Upstairs has the best mountain view, but there is no elevator.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2011

We needed something close to Bryson City as we had family also in the city and didn't fancy travelling for an hour to get accomodation at a rate we could afford. We spotted the sign advertising the motel at the traffice intersection by Subway and headed up there. We were given a discount as we were staying more than one night and ended up saving about 20% off what we would have paid at full price. The family running were slowly refurbishing it and were very open about their plans and if they are able to carry on as planned I hope and think they will achieve their aims. The rooms are a bit dated at the moment but have a wonderful homely feel to them. With the baby the room we had was probably a bit too small but being on the first floor meant that we were able to open the door and she could crawl around outside on the grass whilst I sat at the table and chairs outside the room (every other room has this), I thought the rocking chairs and area on the second floor where you could sit and chat overlooking the Smokey Mountains was quanint and I wish I had gone up to have to look now.

The pool was out of order as they were cleaning it out and repainting it. The internet was a bit unreliable for the first few days but once it was sorted it worked really well.

When we left we were also told that if we wanted to use their linked property at our destination just to mention their name. If we are back in the area and unable to stop with family again we'll be checking back in.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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4 Thank Naomi82
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Berea, Kentucky
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2010

Everything is so clean and the grounds are covered in flowers, hanging plants, and manicured bushes. The owners and thier staff are warm and welcoming. Actually, everyone that we met staying there were friendly. The Ridge Top is laidback and relaxing. I'm headed down there right now with my kids and my husband who has just gotten back from Afghanistan.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with friends
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4 Thank Bevyjune75
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Belleville, IL
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2010

My husband and I, along with 6 other couples stayed at the Ridge Top Motel, on a suggestion from other fiends who said that we couldn't go wrong with it. I'm so glad that we did, within 15 minutes of arriving, we decided that we liked it so much that we wanted to stay a second night. Kathy (one of the owners) went out of her way to accomodate our needs and managed to get this accomplished for us. This is a family owned and operated motel / camp ground and the service was unlike any that I've ever received anywhere else!!! The view is amazing, and it's centrally located. It is a biker friendly establishment. Kathy & Chad, Keep up the fabulous work, we will definitely be back for another stay. You helped make our vacation extremely fun and memorable!!! Thanks so much, Karen K.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Huntington, Texas 75949
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2010

We were astounded at the great service we received at this motel. We had a very late night arrival and were greeted in the parking lot by one of the owners who helped us get parked and welcomed us to their hotel. During our stay we enjoyed relaxing both on the patio and by the pool after our day of exploring. The owner were always available for questions, conversation or directions.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled with family
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2 Thank chelforrest
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harrisburg, pa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2010

Ridge Top Motel is a motorcycle friendly motel & campground. The owners, Kathy & Chad, will go the extra mile to insure your satisfaction. We have used this as one of our places to stay for the Smoky Mountain Ride In (http://smokymountainridein.com) which is held every year in June. Should you ride in on a motorcycle, a discount applies to your room rate, and you will find towels right on your motorcycle for cleaning in the morning. The location, on the top of a hill in Bryson City, NC is a great location for sightseeing, with the Smoky Mountains just thirty minutes away. Nearby activities include the Smoky Mountain Railroad and white water rafting.

  • Stayed June 2010
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Property: Ridge Top Motel & Campground
Address: 390 Arlington Ave, Bryson City, NC 28713-7604
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Bryson City
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #8 of 10 Hotels in Bryson City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 30
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