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“Wonderful stay by the river!!!”
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Carter Lodge
Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Chimney Rock
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 June 2013

This place is just at the entrance of Chimney Rock Park. The rooms were really clean and we took the balcony room which had very nice view of river and Chimney rock. Lots of local shops and restaurants near by. Stay at this place really made our stay memorable. Would really love to visit again.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

I loved the attention to detail at Carter Lodge. Such friendly staff, nothing is a problem and everything is very thoughtfully organised for your stay.

Don’t hesitate in asking for suggestions of places to eat or things to do, the owners where lovely and very knowledgeable.

The accommodation was so very clean and well cared for, it’s a pity we were only there for one night :( We will definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank pixieloz85
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Reviewed 19 May 2013

The location is great and you can easily walk to many stores and restaurants. The owners are very nice and very friendly. The property was very well maintained. In the back they have swings, tables/chairs, and cornhole for your enjoyment by the river. Best I could tell every room overlooked the river and had a great view of Chimney Rock. If you get a main level room you can park right in front of your room. If you get a lower level room you have to walk down 1 flight of stairs to your room door. There is a room with drink and snack machines and ice on the lower level. Our room and bathroom was exceptionally clean. Basic toiletries and a hairdryer were provided. There was also a TV and refrigerator. The decor was country, but not in an ugly way- it was more like Granny's house. Quilts on the beds and battenburg lace curtains in the bathroom. The furniture was pretty new, but it was in a style that looked classic like in Granny's bedroom. Nothing had a modern look, even if it was new. Our room also had a small table/chair. The mattresses were a little softer than you find in franchise hotels. The wi-fi connection was good too. I have terrible allergies and normally don't stay at "Mom and Pop" motels- but this one was fine. My allergies did not flare at all, which is a testament to its cleanliness. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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2  Thank tarheelluv
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

The Carter Lodge is such a fantastic place. This was our 3rd stay since 2009 and it is always great. The rooms are clean, beautiful views and caring owners. Joe and Linda will help in any way they can to ensure you enjoy your stay. The Honeymoon/jacuzzi room has a wonderful view of Chimney Rock and the river. The fishing was great. Had daily limit within 4 hours. Wildlife was seen on the river such as a Mink, a Heron and ducks. Relaxing and Wonderful. Close to the Village of Chimney Rock and Lake Lure.

Room Tip: Honeymoon/ Jacuzzi room has wonderful views and private.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Ann H
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

First off, the view is wonderful!!!! You are right under Chimney Rock. The back yard is very pretty and a great place to just relax. The river is right there and they have swings and benches to enjoy the view. They also lit the yard up with tiki torches at night so you can still enjoy the yard in the dark. The room is dated but very clean. We were very comfortable during our stay. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful.

The negative stuff: The bed squeaks when you turn in the bed and I'm such a light sleeper that it would wake me up. The area itself doesn't have a gas station to get convenience items. There are few choices when it comes to getting something to eat too.

Overall: The Carter Lodge is a great cozy place to stay. It is not an upscale resort by no means. It was a great stay and I would definitely recommend this hotel if you stay at Chimney Rock.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with family
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3  Thank dobeydoh
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

We found Carter Lodge to be a comfortable and clean motel with outstanding views. We took pictures of ourselves on our balcony with Chimney Rock in the background. The rushing river sound was so relaxing esp. while sitting in a nice swing on the lawn. If you are looking for luxury digs, this isn't for you, but if a little age doesn't bother you, it is the best. Recommend and would like to have stayed there longer.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled with family
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1  Thank MyraYount
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

My wife and I decided to stay here rather than in Ashville on a recent overnight to pick up a friend. We were so glad we did. I had read the Tripadvisor reviews, so I knew that this was an older, but well maintained lodge. The owners could not have been more friendly or more helpful. They recommended restaurants, sight seeing and even moved a refrigerator into our room to preserve a left-over sandwich that we had with us on arrival! Unfortunately, we only had time for a one night stay. We are looking forward to going back for the autumn leaves.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank John J
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Address: 273 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Chimney Rock
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Ranked #2 of 4 Hotels in Chimney Rock
Price Range: £95 - £142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Carter Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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