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“Our yearly fix”
Review of Newfound Lodge

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Newfound Lodge
Ranked #19 of 28 Hotels in Cherokee
Bradenton, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Our yearly fix”
Reviewed 5 October 2013

We usually stay here once a year, usually on a Saturday night on the way to Gatlinburg, TN. to hike the Smokies for a few days. There is a little Catholic church up on the hill for Sunday services. The rooms are large, the beds and pillows are great, and the peaceful river below has a calming influence on both of us that calls us back year after year. Depending on the season, the price is pretty reasonable as well. Leaf turning season makes prices rise higher than we like. Rooms are clean, the shower is good. It's probably the best value in Cherokee. There is no pool, which makes that a deal breaker during summer months

Room Tip: Stay on the second floor for the best view
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Wayland, Michigan
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We arrived in Cherokee one night before we were to check in for our cabin in Bryson City and just wanted a room that was clean. Newfound Lodge was not bad at all. It was $68.00 for our family of 3. Room was clean, wall paper was ripped in a couple places but wasn't a big deal to us. My husband and son loved the boardwalk that runs along the river behind the lodge. Balcony overlooking the river was great. Place could use some TLC but was clean, people were helpful. The beds were kind of hard but we're just used to softer mattresses. Given the price, I was really pleasantly surprised. If you're looking for a spot in Cherokee that is low cost that gives you access to the river for fishing this is a GREAT spot.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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3 Thank K W
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Live Oak
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2013

we have stayed here several times and love it. pet friendly and motorcycle friendly. rooms are older but very comfortable, the rocking chairs on balcony is very nice, sit by river and relax. staff always trys to make you comfortable.the friends we have had with us now love it too. we are going to the blue ridge to ride this oct. and stay here....walking distance to everything

Room Tip: rooms on north end are closest to river
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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2 Thank Ron D
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Ball Ground, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2013 via mobile

Looking for a room for Labor Day weekend, we didn't expect much. Hotel is old but located on the river with a nice balcony and rocking chairs. Very peaceful and really enjoyed the viw. TV was old, but we never used it. Yes, bed linens were old, but clean. Bathroom small, nothing extra, but it worked fine. Our shower curtain was fine, but small towels lowever we had what we needed. Bed was comfortable, but pillow was hard. I'll bring my own next time. No breakfast, but who cares for the price. It has frig and codffee maker which we didn't use. Overall we were pleased and would recommend it if you don't mind an old hotel. They recommended breakfast down the road, Pete's Pancakes . . Nice. Look for review

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013

I stayed at the Newfound Lodge due to arriving in Cherokee with no reservation at Harrah's. Usually I can get a room any time at Harrah's but this time they were sold out (or so they say). After the long drive to Cherokee I was tired and ready to rest before going in the casino.

I ended up at the Newfound Lodge. Based on the motel being older I expected it to be a very unpleasant experience. The front desk clerk was very nice and when I got to the room, even though it was very dated, it was very clean, was a comfortable temperature, and had a pleasant smell. The bed was comfortable and the linens were clean.

I didn't spend very much time in the room, however I did sit on the balcony a little while the next morning before leaving. With the river behind the motel and the rocking chairs, I can see this being a quiet, tranquil place to spend a few days.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

Stayed at the Newfound Lodge several times, and always enjoy it. Rooms are clean and spacious. The balconies are great overlooking the river. The motel is within walking distance to several restaurants, shops,and to the Fun Park. Also great access to fishing.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Chatsworth, Georgia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2013

We stay here every year for the last 6 years NO its not fancy but the service is GREAT the view of the river is GREAT and all the towns people are GREAT coming back next week CANT WAIT! Its not that expensive for all the surrounding beauty and peace and quiet,the beds are comfy with clean linens everyday when I stay here I really feel like I have been on VACATION!!!!

Room Tip: we always stay in rooms 28 or 29 less noise and easy access
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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6 Thank Carol W
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Property: Newfound Lodge
Address: 1192 Tsali Blvd, Highway 441 N., Cherokee, NC 28719-7200
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Cherokee
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Cherokee
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 72
Also Known As:
Newfound Hotel Cherokee
Newfound Motel Cherokee

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