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Review of Big Lynn Lodge

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Big Lynn Lodge
Certificate of Excellence
Bethpage, Tennessee
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful Place!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

We have stayed at Big Lynn for 6 or 7 years! We ride motorcycles and Hoyt and Vickie make us feel like we are part of their family!! The rooms are clean and very comfortable, the food is great!! As stated in the other reviews, the evening meal and breakfast are included in the cost of the room. The cabins on the mountain view side wake you up with a breathtaking view!!! You can continue to enjoy the view in the dining room! The Blue Ridge Parkway has always had our heart and now we have special friends there to visit!! Thanks for the great memories, Hoyt and Vickie!!!

Room Tip: We stayed in a room on the mountain side with the view this time. It had a very comfortable king bed...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sherry M
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Omaha, Nebraska
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

Superb, rustic, mountain top location, with mom and pop atmosphere. Property is older but very well kept and maintained by excellent staff. Breakfast and evening dinner are part of the room rate and the meals were home style, breakfast is as ordered, no buffet style. View from all cabins and dining room was spectacular. The Johnson family make a special effort to make you feel at home during your visit. We were on motorcycles traveling from Omaha, NE and were running late. I phoned ahead and had them save dinner for us, an hour later the day of arrival. The owner met us at the check in desk and served us dinner personally. Lodge caters to bikers with parking near your room/cabins, and plenty of rags to use in cleaning your bike after a long ride. Big Lynn Lodge facilities and staff exceeded all our expectations. We are already planning another trip to the Blue Ridge mountains next year, 2015. Big Lynn Lodge is the only place we will stay.

Room Tip: Call early and be flexible with your dates, this lodge is very popular. Request front mountain view...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 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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Thank Butch K
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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014 via mobile

Wonderful place to stay and make your Base Camp. Views magnificent. We have been in Europe and stayed at cottages in the "original" Switzerland. This place is better because it is Made in the USA. We will return in the Fall with friends.

Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Five buddies on motorcycles recently took a trip to the Blue Ridge Mountains to ride all the scenic roads. On a suggestion from a friend who had previously stayed at the Big Lynn Lodge, we booked rooms for a 4 day 3 night stay. We were all some what skeptical about not staying a national chain hotel, but after staying there the only problem we had was we couldn't stay longer. I don't think there are enough ways to describe the place and owners and how they bent over backwards to make us feel welcome to the point we almost felt like family. The place is very unique and interesting. Don't let the rustic mountain look of the place fool you. Even though it was established in 1930 the current owners have the place remodeled, very clean and comfortable yet maintaining the rustic mountain atmosphere and look. Breakfast and dinner are provided with the very reasonable price of your room. To quote Hoyt the owner "If you don't gain weight while you are here, we haven't done our job". That is an understatement! The home cooking which includes fresh bread and pies every day is unbelievable and no one leaves the table hungry. The rooms are very clean with updated bathrooms, new beds and bedding, new carpet, yet maintain the knotty pine wood. When they say the view is to die for, you have to see it with your own eyes as it can't be described.

We have already started planning our return trip for next year!!!!
Thanks Vickie and Hoyt!

Room Tip: Even though we only saw the rooms we stayed in, the quality and cleanliness was very consistent and...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dave C
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Anderson, South Carolina
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2014

Betty and I left Anderson,S.C. on May 5 to spend 3 days in the Lodge with some friends.Our friends had been staying at the lodge for over 40 years. This was our first visit. It was a pleasant drive of about 3 hours.Hoyt and Vicki Johnson operate this enterprise and are wonderful people willing to go to any reasonable length to please the guests.We made a reservation , and check in was fast and simple.
The room in the lodge was nice and clean with the bed made up ready for sleeping. The bathroom was ample in size and spotless.There was a front porch with new, white rocking chairs.However,the best was yet to come. The view of the valley below was just beyond description.You could literally see for miles while breathing the fresh mountain air.It was total relaxation siting in the rocking chair and looking at all of the beauty below. We watched a maple tree putting in new leaves as it sprang to life.Two meals were served,breakfast and dinner,with great food broiled, baked, or steamed.We observed several unique features 1. a witches broom in a large white pine;2. a birch tree growing from a rock outcropping ; 3.a birch tree growing in the low fork of a hemlock ;4. a crow that stayed around for 3 days ;4.a nest of bluebirds in a bluebird house. This was a great getaway for 3 great days of beauty. Yes we will be back.

Room Tip: Select a room overlooking the valley below. We were in room 110.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank John W
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Lakeland, Florida
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014

Stayed at Big Lynn's for 5 nights, took advantage of free night special, and my wife and I really enjoyed their hospitality. We stayed in one of the rooms facing the mountains and had a great view each day in the rocking chairs they have on each porch. The rooms were very clean and parking was easy and close. The property sits just off the blue ridge parkway and all the roads are brand new. We enjoyed how close it was to Mt Mitchell, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls and several other parks and sites. This was like going back in time to a place I could imagine my grandparents would have stayed at each year. Everything is well maintained yet gives the appearance of what has been lost in today's slick hurry up and go vacation. The owners have found a way to make you feel welcome and comfortable and slow down for a few days. The breakfast and dinners are included and remind me of what an old time diner would serve, homemade tasty food yet still healthy. The things we really liked we're the homemade chocolate chip, oatmeal raisin and white chocolate macadamia cookies in between meals, the broiled trout, squash with onions and fresh baked bread they serve each night. We made several friends with couples that have been coming there for years who knew the history of the lodge going back to 1930.

Room Tip: 107 through 110 face the mountains with a spectacular view
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Thank Robert W
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Cloudcroft, New Mexico
Level Contributor
101 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

The room was very nice, clean comfortable bed and large television in the room. The parking was ample and right next to the room. The sunset and sunrise was beautiful sitting in the rocking chairs on the deck. We enjoyed the evening and dinner, then breakfast the following morning. It is a unique set up with plenty of good food to enjoy included in the price of the room. We really enjoyed our stay here and would come again.

Room Tip: Mountain view room
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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Thank NewMexicoGrammer
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Property: Big Lynn Lodge
Address: Hwy 226-A, Little Switzerland, NC 28749
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Little Switzerland
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Speciality Lodging in Little Switzerland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 42
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A lodge that features a variety of accommodations with homecooked meals. ... more   less 
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Big Lynn Hotel Little Switzerland

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