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    Laughing Heart Lodge & Hostel

    289 NW Highway 25/70, Hot Springs, NC 28743
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    Traveller (23)
    Room & Suite (3)
    Hotel & Grounds (20)
    • Excellent70%
    • Very good24%
    • Average4%
    • Poor2%
    • Terrible0%
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    “black cat” (2 reviews)
    “turtle room” (2 reviews)
    “huge shower” (2 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Free Parking
    Non-Smoking Rooms
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    Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

    Charming lodge, very comfortable and welcoming. Easy walk to town. Beautiful setting and grounds. We stayed in the Turtle room. Queen bed and huge shower. Enjoyed the stay and the great breakfast biscuits.

    Thank GroovyM
    Reviewed 7 August 2017

    Laughing Heart is just off the trail as it enters Hot Springs from the south. It is just on the edge of town, so is quiet, but is still a short ten minute walk to the far side of town. Stayed with the woofs at...More

    Thank TrailTails
    Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

    The inn is located above the town in a former Jesuit retreat. Obviously not for everybody (no cable TV for example), but with rooms and staff that are exemplary. A refrigerator in the main kitchen reserves space for guests; two old fashioned parlors and a...More

    Thank John B
    Reviewed 13 July 2017

    The best part was the friendly staff, we sat on the porch and chatted about hiking, seems we knew the same yellow-blazer! My hiking partner and I stayed before out hike from Big Creek Ranger Station to Hot Springs. They were friendly and the location...More

    Thank Paul H
    Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

    Great location, only feet from the AT trailhead/parking. Lots of beds, very tight common areas, great hostel for a section or through hiker. Semi private room and private rooms have actual beds and bedding. Three bathrooms and very small kitchen. Very short walk to a...More

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    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Price range
    • US$25 - US$185 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 17
    • Location
    • United States >
    • North Carolina >
    • North Carolina Mountains >
    • Hot Springs
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    Traveller (23)
    Room & Suite (3)
    Hotel & Grounds (20)
    Bathroom (1)
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    "Hostel rooms are basic, but inexpensive, starting at $20, includes shower. Lodge rooms are more luxurious..."
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    "Call early, be specific, private, semiprivate, or bunk? It's a hostel you get what you pay for."
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    "The Monarch Room is spacious and well appointed!"
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    "The Cardinal is probably the quietest room. They're all quite nice."
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