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Riverbend Lodging

470 Highway 19 S, Bryson City, NC 28713-9541
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#4 of 11 hotels in Bryson City
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!
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Vending machine
Children's television networks
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BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
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Ron G wrote a review 2 Jun
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Recently returned from trip to Nantahala Gorge. Added extra nights to our journey and found the Riverbend Lodge. Due to schedule had two accommodations. No problem...about 40 yards apart. First night in the King bed on the river. I mean six steps out the door, with nice table and chairs, on the river. Very nice unit...with a Real key. Super clean and total comfort. Next night in the only cottage. Screened porch, full kitchen and utensils. Pure mountain comfort. Just look at their pictures. Awesome. The best part...CEO's/owners. Amazing attention and great conversations. Also, I need to mention Mr. Eric. On site tech and maintenance. Great smile, great handshake. Bamboo stalks, about 25 feet tall next to cabin. Considered invasive, he cut one down and sawed to length. Now they are based and hold solar lights for our deck. Thank you Mr. Eric. A wonderful visit. Thank you for your hospitality. Ron & Susan Geller Hilton Head Island SC
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Date of stay: May 2021
Room Tip: Enjoy the quiet of any room.
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Doxie Mom wrote a review Apr 2021
Tullahoma, Tennessee10 contributions1 helpful vote
The owners are very friendly and accommodating. We viewed the rooms before checking in. We had two rooms, the sisters stayed together in a family room. It had a king bed and a queen Murphy bed. I stayed in a king room, all the mattresses were so comfortable, everyone was able to sleep in, which is unusual for the three sisters. We enjoyed a bottle of wine each afternoon on the back patio area overlooking the Tuckaseegee River. The motel is very clean and welcoming.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
reddscorpion wrote a review Apr 2021
Greenville, South Carolina78 contributions24 helpful votes
There was an issue with my reservation where it let me book the cabin even though it was occupied the day of our arrival. The owner called me and explained the problem and offered to put us in the king riverview room until we could move into the cabin. The king riverview room was very clean and roomy with a king size bed, dining table, and two recliners. When we moved into the cabin the next day, I’ll say I was a little disappointed that we left the king size room. My husband called the cabin a tiny home. Although you have your privacy and a compact kitchen (gas stovetop, sink, mini fridge, microwave), it seemed smaller than our previous accommodation. I didn’t think a queen size bed would be bad as that’s what we normally sleep in, but when the bed takes up almost the entire bedroom it easily feels cramped. Both accommodations were clean and I saw no bugs or other issues. Husband fished right off the bank of the river. The driveway is a little steep but I had no issues. Owners are friendly. I would stay here again, but in the king size riverview room!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
margaretrenewilliams wrote a review Jul 2020
Holly Springs, Georgia34 contributions18 helpful votes
The room is clean and well-appointed with a king bed, dining table and 2 recliners. The window is large with a view of the river and outdoor seating. Parking is behind the building and there is a paved driveway. Only one driveway in and out with a steep grade-be very careful when exiting onto the highway. Rags are provided for wiping shoes, equipment, etc. in order to maintain the cleanliness of the room. Owned and operated by nice local people who live on the property.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Karen N wrote a review Sep 2019
WIlson NC415 contributions61 helpful votes
We rented the cottage that was 2 stories, had two bedrooms, 1 bath and a kitchen. It was perfect for what we needed and was right on the water. The guys fished as soon as we got out of the car! Ingles Grocery was across the street and it's VERY convenient to Bryson City and the Nantahala Gorge. It's locally owned by super nice folks who are there of you need them. It's NOT a 5 star hotel, so if you want all the bells and whistles, go elsewhere, but if you want clean, great location, awesome views with all the amenities you need at a great price, stay here! We will be back!
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Date of stay: August 2019
Room Tip: We only have knowledge of our cottage
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US$120 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsBryson City
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riverbend Lodging
Which popular attractions are close to Riverbend Lodging?
Nearby attractions include Bryson City Outdoors (1.0 km), Swain County Heritage Museum (1.0 km), and The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians at Bryson City (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riverbend Lodging?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
What food & drink options are available at Riverbend Lodging?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Riverbend Lodging?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riverbend Lodging?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Bistro at the Everett Hotel, Mountain Perks, and The High Test Deli & Sweet Shop.
Is Riverbend Lodging located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Bryson City.
Are there any historical sites close to Riverbend Lodging?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Smith's Dry Goods (1.0 km).
Does Riverbend Lodging have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.