Spacious and Secluded Smoky Mountain Retreat @ The Hive Lodge
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Conveniently located 10 miles from both Cherokee and Bryson City NC; this very unique and secluded structure was originally built to be a school house and now serves as an excellent place to host smaller groups and larger families while visiting the Smoky Mountains! This listing consists of 3500 square feet of living space on the lower level only. Great for small to medium size families. You will most certainly find our rustic farmhouse style lodge peaceful and relaxing! As you begin the 3 mile drive from the Smoky Mountain Country Club, and "civilization", up the winding gravel mountain road you can let all of your cares disappear. Once you pass the gates and arrive on the property, you will emerge out of the morning mountain fog and overhead trees to the delightful opening on which the property rests. Finished stretching your legs? Head on inside!

The Lower Level features 3 very large bedrooms and 3 bathrooms with a total of 6 beds in the space. As you enter the spacious and fully equipped kitchen you can already picture cooking a great meal for your family in the space. The kitchen is complete with a stovetop, oven, microwave, refrigerator, dishwasher, pots, pans, and all the basic cooking and eating utensils you would have at home. There is a built-in dining room table that can seat 14 persons with extra bar seats around the kitchen island. Just past the enormous rock fireplace head to the living room area for a relaxing time with your group or family members. There are two large couches, many comfortable single rocker chairs, and the ultimate custom made movie lounge seat complete with with a built in three sided coffee table. It's perfect for your family to watch sports or movies on the 70" HDTV! You can enjoy a game of pool on our professional Brunswick billiards table or a game of giant Jenga!

Just off the Lower Level living room is a bathroom complete with a shower and the Fontana themed bedroom. It features a queen memory foam mattress and is decorated with items from the majestic Fontana Lake just a few miles away. Our "Mountain Views" bedroom is located on the opposite side of the house and features 2 queen beds with the bedroom overlooking The Great Smoky Mountains in the distance. There is also an exterior door that provides covered access to the Upper Level. Or a way to sneak out to the hammocks at night! The last bedroom on the Lower Level features 2 hybrid queen beds and a crib for the little ones. This room is equipped with room darkening shade and will be the quietest on the lower level; suitable for infants or little ones that need a more controlled environment to sleep. There is a very large bathroom outside of this bedroom that you will find has plenty of space for your family! There is a third full bathroom on the lower level as well complete with our handmade sugar scrub. We provide wash cloths, linens, and makeup towels in all of our bathrooms for your use.

Ready to head outdoors? The outdoor space features a fire pit and chairs by the stream as well as a deck with tables and chairs. There are also several single hammocks for your use which offer some of the best views and the most relaxing napping areas on the property! You will also find the pond area overlooking the field below very relaxing as well. Please note there is no swimming in the pond. There is also a practice chipping mat and pin for all of our golf groups to warm up before your round! The Hive Lodge is perfect for your next trip to the Smokies!

Over the past couple of years we have gained insight from our guests, friends, and family as to what exactly makes the cabin so special to them. We decided to list them for you!

The Views - Phenomenal sunrises, quirky sunsets, all season views of Waterrock Knob, Newfound Gap and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Experience - We strive to stand out in the experience we provide. We want to exceed your expectation in our communication leading up to and throughout your stay! The Decor - My wife and I make all of the art, photography, and many of the furniture pieces ourselves. We want everything to be local, crafty, and add to our simple and relaxing goals for the cabin. We love the Smoky Mountains and we want to share that with all of our guests! Seclusion and Privacy - 1.5 miles up a gravel road gets you a very secluded escape from normal life! After all, isn't that the point? The peaceful streams on both sides provide a nice ambient background noise on the porch or decks as well. Plenty of Space - We do not overcrowd our cabins nor do we allow sleeping on furniture. You will notice a difference in the quality for this reason as well as not being crowded inside.

We would love to host you and your family and we know you will appreciate the experience we can provide to you! Let us know if they're any questions at all we can answer! Feel free to give us a call or text at 828-513-0767.


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Sleeping Configuration

Mountain Views
2 queen beds
Smoky Mountain Railroad
2 queen beds
Alum Cave
1 queen bed


Air Conditioning
Full Kitchen
Cable TV
Smoke Detector


Mountain biking
Horseback riding


Child friendly
Crib/Pack 'n Play
Parking Included
Wheelchair Accessible

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My name is Brian Whitener. My wife Sarah and I love the Smoky Mountains of Western NC! I also enjoy photography, biking, woodworking, and spending time with my lovely wife Sarah. Our passion is to see people experience a place of rest and rejuvenation from their busy everyday lives. My wife and I believe our cabin, this area, and the naturally beautiful surroundings of Bryson City NC provide such a place to reconnect with family and friends! We are excited to share the cabin with you and we know you will find it most relaxing! We also really enjoy assisting all of our guests experience the most fulfilling time possible while here. There are so many hiking trails, waterfalls, and things to do it can become overwhelming! Once you have booked with us and have reviewed our Area Information Page please feel free to ask us any questions about any of the excursions listed!
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Policies and Rules

Check In: 4PM - Flexible
Check Out: 10AM
No parties or events
No pets
No smoking
Minimum age limit for renters: 21
21 Years old with with all persons over the age of
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Spacious and Secluded Smoky Mountain Retreat @ The Hive Lodge is a Cabin located in Whittier, NC, United States. This Cabin is available for short term lodging and accommodates 10 guests
Spacious and Secluded Smoky Mountain Retreat @ The Hive Lodge has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Mar 2021

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