The Hive is a place where busy bees find rest! Perfect for large family gatherings in the Smokies!
4800 Sqft Cottage hosted by Brian
20 Guests . 6 Bedrooms . 5.5 Bathrooms


Conveniently located 10 miles from Cherokee NC 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 larger families while visiting the Smokies! 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 Upper Level has a wheelchair accessible entrance. As you enter we hope you enjoy the signature Hive Lodge scent of local honey and 100% all-natural lemongrass essential oils. As you enter it's now your choice to have a seat in the living room or head directly to the screened in porch. Be careful because you may not get anything else done as you have a seat in one of the rocking chairs taking in the views and listening to the peaceful streams!

The Upper Level features 3 bedrooms with 2.5 Baths each with custom hand-made art and decor. There are a total of 5 beds on the upper level. The Waterrock Knob bedroom features one queen bed and one twin bed that overlooks Newfound Gap, Waterrock Knob, and Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the distance. On clear nights you can lay in bed and see the stars or the moonlit mountain outlines. When you awake in the morning, allow the sunrise and the fading fog to clear your mind and give you a fresh perspective for the day. You will love waking up in this room! The waterfall themed room also features a super comfy queen bed with local waterfalls displayed on the walls. The larger bathroom is located just outside the bedroom door and features two individual toilets spaces, a shower, and three vanities! The third bedroom has another queen bed and a twin bed as well. The second bathroom on the upper level features a toilet, shower and tub combo, and our homemade sugar scrub! Hand towels, wash cloths, bath towels, and linens are provided for you.

The Upper Level living room features two couches and multiple arm chairs providing a very comfortable space for watching the 55” HDTV on rainy days. There is also a desk area if you need to catch up on some work. The kitchen on the upper level is fully equipped including a refrigerator, oven/stove, dishwasher, standard drip coffee maker, and one roll of paper towels provided per stay. You will absolutely love waking up and having coffee or breakfast in the all glass enclosed dining space with seating for eight!

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 darts in this entertaining space as well!

Just off the Lower Level living room is a bathroom complete with a shower and the Fontana themed room. 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 single futon with a Tempur Pedic mattress. 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 of the Smoky Mountains 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! Please let us know if you have a group that plans on golfing it will be best to book your round with us directly. The Hive Lodge is perfect for your next family gathering in the North Carolina Smoky Mountains!

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!
1. Large Family Space(Unlike many cabin rentals we do not overcrowd our spaces. We host our own families here and have thoughtfully laid out the interior for larger group sizes. You and your family will have plenty of space to spread out and even disappear to a quiet place on the property when needed).
2. The Views(Phenomenal sunrises, quirky sunsets, all season views of Waterrock Knob, Newfound Gap and Great Smoky Mountains National Park)
3. 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)!
4. Seclusion((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).

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 there any questions at all we can answer!
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Sleeping Configuration

Waterfall theme
1 queen bed
Creekside Back Bedroom
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Waterrrock Knob Room
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Mountain Vistas Themed Room
2 queen beds
Fontana Lake Themed Room
1 queen bed
Smoky Mountain Railroad Themed Room
2 queen beds, 1 single bed


Pets Allowed
pets are considered.
Family/Kid Friendly
Wheelchair Accessible
Suitable for Events
Upon Request Weddings and Events can be arranged.
Parking Included
plenty of parking for both levels.


Washing Machine
Clothes Dryer
Hair Dryer
Linens Provided
Towels Provided
Ceiling Fan
Air Conditioning
Pool Table
What we supply
Linens, one roll of toilet paper and one roll of paper towels are provided for each stay.
Gas Grill
Hammocks, peaceful streams, pond area, golf chipping mat, field, garden area with arbor.
High Speed Internet
Laptop friendly workspace
Satellite TV
Full Kitchen
Ice Maker
Water Purifier
Coffee Maker
Cooking Utensils
Smoke Detector
Carbon Monoxide Detector
First Aid Kit
Fire Extinguisher


Fishing Charters
Ice skating
Mountain biking
Rock climbing
Whitewater rafting
Miniature Golf
Fly fishing
Horseback riding
Nature Viewing
Bird Watching

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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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Guidebooks by Brian (4)

Interesting Hikes close to Bryson City NC and a short drive from The Hive Lodge.
Some of our favorite hikes and points of interest in the Bryson City NC area close to Great Smoky Mountains
Unique Nature and Wildlife in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina
Some of the best things to do around Bryson City NC and the Great Smoky Mountains of North Carolina.
Best Places to Grab A Local Craft Beer Around Bryson City NC and Sylva NC
Our favorite places to eat in our little mountain towns West of Asheville! Bryson City NC, Sylva NC,
Our Insiders Guide for Golf Courses in the Smoky Mountains
Great golf courses in the Smoky Mountains near Bryson City and Cherokee NC. Insider tips and lodging

Policies and Rules

Check In 4PM - Flexible
Check Out10AM

Check-in and Check-out times are not flexible due to the nature of the property and cleaning between guests. All check-in and cabin information will be emailed to you after booking. The Guest Information Page and Area Information Page in that email will provide all the information you will need.

Minimum age limit for renters: 25
There can be guests under 25 that accompany.
Payment Policy
60 day cancellation policy. 25% of the Toal reservation price is due up front with the remaining balance due 60 days prior to check-in. If cancelled outside of the 60 day window all money will be returned minus credit card transaction fees. Inside of 60 days up to 30 days before check-in only 50% of the money will be returned. There is no refund inside of 30 days.
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Refundable Damage Deposit
Damage will only be held for a couple of days after check-out to ensure there is no damage to the property.
Cancellation Policy
60 day cancellation policy. 25% of the Toal reservation price is due up front with the remaining balance due 60 days prior to check-in. If cancelled outside of the 60 day window all money will be returned minus credit card transaction fees. Inside of 60 days up to 30 days before check-in only 50% of the money will be returned. There is no refund inside of 30 days.
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All rules, policies, and cabin information is given after booking via the Guest Information Page that will be sent to the email address on file.
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The Hive Lodge is a Cottage located in Whittier, North Carolina, United States. This Cottage is available for short term lodging and accommodates 20 guests
The Hive Lodge has 6 bedrooms, 5.5 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Apr 2018

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