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Riverbend Lodging

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11/06/2017 12/06/2017
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Columbia, South Carolina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is by far the best hidden secret in Bryson City, NC. The owners are so friendly and helpful. The rooms are so clean and updated, especially since it is a 1950's motel. We had a wonderful stay and will be back. I highly recommend this motel and it is very convenient to town. A true must see (stay).

1Thank nuclearfrog
Melissa_and_Rod_RB, Owner at Riverbend Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review! We're so happy you enjoyed your room and the location, which of course we think is the best around. Come back and see us soon! Someone asked about pet rooms and you are correct that we have 2 rooms that we allow small dogs to stay in. This can only be arranged by phone,...

Youngsville, Louisiana
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Awesome place!!! We called when visiting and owner was friendly and welcoming. Melissa invited us to come and view property which we did and we're excited to find this place! Retro 50's roadside motel with a modern touch. Directly on the river and close to downtown attractions and restaurants. Rooms are adequately furnished and large including a recliner for watching...

Thank Allison M
Melissa_and_Rod_RB, Owner at Riverbend Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome review! Rod, Emma and I really enjoyed meeting you both and hope to see you again soon!

Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

After camping in the Smokies, I was looking for a clean, affordable place I could sit outside and relax. The owner let me check out a few of the rooms. I picked one on the river that was recently remodeled (room 5). It is a wonderful little room and very affordable. The hotel sits along a fairly busy road, but...

1Thank JD004
Melissa_and_Rod_RB, Owner at Riverbend Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you for the excellent review! Our biggest draw is our outdoor area along the river, we're so glad you enjoyed it. So sorry about the later mix-up, please come back and see us again!

Louisville, Tennessee
Reviewed 17 February 2017

My husband and I stayed here for a weekend and it was awesome. You can cook your own food on the grill and enjoy the deck , what a treat it was to stay here. The motel is older but very clean and the prices are great. We will be back......loved it

1Thank joy l
Melissa_and_Rod_RB, Owner at Riverbend Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you for your nice review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your weekend with us and please come back soon!

Reviewed 8 December 2016

Riverbend lodging is very cozy, plain, but clean. It's a quiet quaint inn style motel. Melissa is very nice and welcoming. The bed was very comfortable. The shower had great water pressure and the bathroom was very clean. We appreciated the coffee in our room as well as microwave and refrigerator. Our room sat right on the river. It was...

Thank kaylaanna
Melissa_and_Rod_RB, Owner at Riverbend Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you taking the time to write such a nice review. We're glad you enjoyed our wonderful location. Please remember to give us a call next time you'll be in the area!

Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 16 November 2016

Via GPS it was kind of difficult to find. It kept taking us around downtown Bryson City for some odd reason. The drive in to the location is kind of a pain as there's not much to indicate where you need to turn into. I wish they had two openings (one on each side) but I'm not sure that's possible...

Thank xlovexmexdearlyx
Melissa_and_Rod_RB, Owner at Riverbend Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a nice review! I'm sure other guests will find your information helpful. The cabin is my favorite room here so I'm very glad that you enjoyed it. It is small but so cute! And you are correct about reserving by phone; we often have deals running that allow us to offer better pricing than the...

North Carolina
Reviewed 10 November 2016

I like to stay at local, out of the way places and this one just wasn't quite what I thought. It was not nearly as secluded as I had anticipated it being. It sits down in a valley on a busy road and the road noise was quite loud if you didn't have the TV on although it did quiet...

1Thank Crystal0466
Melissa_and_Rod_RB, Owner at Riverbend Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay! We are out of the busiest part of town but not by very far, so the road does get busy at times. But we do love our river location, you just can't beat sitting on the deck here-mornings are the best! I'm very sorry your mattress wasn't comfortable for you;...

Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

The motel is old but the rooms were clean. Not sure I would go back. I was disappointed with previous reviews about how nice it was- that is why I booked here . The owners were nice enough to let us see the room before we paid. The bed was the most miserable thing I've ever slept on-so realize it...

2Thank Diane W
Melissa_and_Rod_RB, Owner at Riverbend Lodging, responded to this review

We're so sorry that you did not like the bed in your room! We do get a lot of customers who really like our beds, a guest yesterday even asked what brand they were because she liked it so much. But I realize that the hardness or softness of a mattress is a matter of personal taste; it's impossible to...

Reviewed 5 October 2016

Let me start by saying I am an avid traveler and that before writing a review I read other reviews, good and bad. We stayed here for the first time last week and I picked the location based on the river setting and the fact that many reviews pointed out the cleanliness of the place. When we arrived both were...

1Thank TheTravelingBison
Melissa_and_Rod_RB, Owner at Riverbend Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review. You have given a lot of information for other people to consider and that's great! FYI, the fire-pit is for guests to use; we just keep it closer to the house so that it doesn't bother people sitting behind the motel. But any adult guests are welcome to use it. We're so happy that...

Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Place smelled of smoke everywhere. Could not get away from the cloud. Guests are allowed to smoke on the property, cigars seemed to be the favorite. Claimed balcony outside rooms. It is a one story building with a common deck full of ashtrays for the smokers.

1Thank Douglas O
Melissa_and_Rod_RB, Owner at Riverbend Lodging, responded to this review

We're very sorry that you were bothered by other guests who were smoking outdoors, but the property as a whole is not non-smoking. There is absolutely no smoking allowed in our rooms or the breezeways directly outside of the rooms, but smoking is allowed in other outdoor areas. The guest smoking a cigar was at the far end of the...

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Riverbend Lodging on the Tuckasegee River is a small, family-owned property with motel rooms, a cedar cabin, and a 2 story cottage available for rent. All rooms offer a microwave, small refrigerator, a coffee maker, and access to several charcoal grills. The cabin also has a stovetop for cooking, the cottage has a full kitchen. The property offers all guests access to the fishing deck, the river, and beautiful river views. The location is very convenient to Bryson City, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance, entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Nantahala National Forest and Outdoor Center, and the Tsali Recreation Area. This offers guests easy access to hiking, biking, rafting, kayaking, tubing, mining, and many other outdoor activities. Also nearby are Harrahs Casino in Cherokee, the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad, the Nantahala Brewing Company, and an assortment of wonderful shops and restaurants! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riverbend Lodging

Address: 470 Highway 19 S, Bryson City, NC 28713-9541
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Bryson City
Price Range: RM462 - RM701 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Riverbend Lodging 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Riverside with wonderful views of the river and mountains!”
nuclearfrog, 30 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Every room is great”
joyl737, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Affordable, river side”
  • Our view out the window
  • Inside our 2 bed room
kaylaanna, 7 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Cabin by the river”
xlovexmexdearlyx, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 9 has great view of the mountains and lake!”
MelDef, 5 Sep 2016 | Read review
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