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Eseeola Lodge at Linville Golf Club
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Eseeola Lodge at Linville Golf Club
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Linville
Reviewed 6 June 2014

This was our fourth trip to this property which in itself tells you our opinion of the facilities and staff.
The people are super, from the bellman who meets your car upon arrival, to Brandon, the Maitre 'D, to the college age summer employees who serve in the dining room.
The meals are always a highlight, especially the Thursday night seafood buffet. I have never had 1 selection which I regretted choosing.
The rooms are good--- not great. The decorations and furniture are excellent but one source of annual aggravation is the air conditioning which has not worked properly on any of our visits. In addition, the staff seems at a loss to be able to explain how to use so it works properly. As the Lodge is only open May through October, this should be a priority as even in the mountains it can be hot and humid. If the current system is so hard to operate, then perhaps it is time ti change the system.
The baths, while small, are well appointed but are in need of a shelf or shelves where guests can put their toiletries etc.
All in all, this is a great property but can still improve to a full 5 rating.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank NomTN
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

this is one of our favorite destinations (it isn't on the way to anything). the flowers, tongue and grove porches, locust siding. lump crab meat on Thursday night, a Donald Ross golf course, friendly staff, trout stream under the building !!!. There is no better place to read, take in the sights, relax, and reflect on how lucky you are to be there (and to be able to afford it). Try it.

Room Tip: ask for a room facing the trout stream away from the road.
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Norman S
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

Its old and the rooms are small but everything else about this place is just super! We stayed here for two nights, ate in the hotel dining room both nights, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff and service were outstanding, everyone was so friendly and anxious to make our stay the very best. Quiet, very quiet! Nestled in the mountains of NC. Gorgeous flowers and grounds. Beautiful golf course ( the privately owned club also owns the Inn). The food and service in the dining room was three stars. Nice bar! Try the grill at the golf club, a short walk away, for lunch. The Inn is completing a new pool, fitness center and teen center which is impressive...Three Gardner stars.

Room Tip: I would suggest upgrading to a suite as the rooms are small, even for two people.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank gardner34285
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Reviewed 8 August 2013 via mobile

The Eseeola Lodge and Linville Golf Club are the real "Gems" in the North Carolina highlands. The lodge has a home feeling. The food is excellent. The golf is classic. Everyone speaks and has a friendly smile to greet you. Move at your own pace.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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2  Thank Bill C
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

Eeseola Lodge is a great place to unwind and enjoy reading a book, spending quiet time and enjoy great conversation. The rooms all have an outdoor seating area and the interiors are well appointed and my wife pointed out the linens are extravagant and the mattresses are fantastic. The restaurant is 5 star. The service is really exceptional and the food is the best!

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank MWG7
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

The Esseola Lodge is a delightful old, small hotel in the midst of georgeous gardens, etc. The rooms are clean, comfortable, well appointed and spacious with all of the little things that you would want.

The restaurant, however, was a disappointment. The Thursday night seafood buffet, which has drawn raves from others, was generous in variety, but disappointing in reality. What was labelled as "Maine lobster tails' were smaller than any legal lobster taken in Maine (maybe South Africa), and had been frozen and thawed (perhaps re-frozen??!!) such that it was virtually impossible to remove the tiny morsel from its shell. The crab meat was wonderfully presented in large lumps, but lacked the traditional variety of sauces, the tomatoe mozzarella salad did not come with basil or olive oil, etc., etc. The hot dishes had two seafood entrees and several sides, but were insipid in appearance and flavor, but the sliced-to-order roast beef was quite tasty.

I suspect the chef does his best work from the regular menu.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank rolftowe
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

This was our 3rd visit and we loved it as much as the first time. The rooms were very spacious, with the most comfortable beds and linens that I have every experienced. The food and service are 5 star and wine list is excellent with some very good values and selections that are not common place. This small inn is a gem. The grounds are lovely with lots of wild flowers and a stream running underneath the common area. The golf course is beautiful with mountain vistas everywhere.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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7  Thank mombojack
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Additional Information about Eseeola Lodge at Linville Golf Club

Address: 175 Linville Avenue, Linville, NC 28646
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Linville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Linville
Price Range: £136 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A rustic lodge where guests are welcome to play golf at the nearby course. ... more   less 
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