I've been going to Maggie Valley for at least 10 years and when the motel we stayed at was lost to the recession, we start stay with Mandy and Larry. It as been a wonderful experince and great host, clean rooms, location is wonderful to anything you need. Food, booze, mountains, creek, roads to explore. I've been there 4 times this year and will be back before the snow flies. Yes the rooms are older but who wants to go to Maggie and stay at a motel chain. You'll miss the whole experience.