front view of the lodge - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
summer views from the upper level - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
exclusively large and private property in the Smoky Mountains! - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
Upper Level Living Room with views of Great Smoky Mountains National Park! - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
The Hive Lodge - Whittier
Lower Level Living Room with Pool Table and 70"TV - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
New Game room now open! - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
fall views from the hammocks - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
The Hive Lodge - Whittier
Upper Level Living Room with a 55" TV - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
Lower Level Living Room - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
Full Kitchen is on the lower level with dining space for 14-18 - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
Our custom built in Dining Table with room for 14. Additional bar adjacent allows for a few more as well! - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
Game Room on the Upper Level complete with 70" TV, Ping Pong Table, Dart Board, Giant Jenga, and More - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
Our sauna and new game room are now open! - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
Poker Table in the Upper Level Game Room - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
The Game Room also features a Kitchenette with a Fridge, Coffee Maker, and a Dart Board - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
The Hive Lodge - Whittier
Our mini bar area in the lower great room - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
Waterfall Themed Bedroom with images from our local waterfalls - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
Fontana Lake themed bedroom with art inspired from our local lake that is stunning to experience with your family! - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
Waterrrock Knob is a 6,000 plus foot peak with spectacular sunrises and sunsets. This bedroom looks towards Waterrock Knob - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad bedroom is a very large a spacious room...even with 3 queen beds. This room is best utilized for the kiddos:) - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
Sunsets are awesome at the lodge! - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
One of the most popular trails in the park, Alum Cave themed bedroom. This bedroom is for those who enjoying sleeping in! - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
Bathroom located off the Alum Cave bedroom and main living room downstairs. - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
The Hive Lodge - Whittier
Our spacious main lower level bathroom. 1 of 3 on the lower level - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
Our mountain views themed bedroom complete with two queen beds - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
Large bathroom located off the kitchen between Smoky Mountain Railroad bedroom and Mountain Views bedroom. - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
Lower Level Floor Plan - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
Upper Level Floor Plan - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
The Hive Lodge - Whittier
The Hive Lodge - Whittier
The Hive Lodge - Whittier
firepit area at the lodge - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
The long, wide, winding road to the lodge will set you back in time and prepare you for a slower pace of life! - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
The Hive Lodge - Whittier
The Hive Lodge - Whittier
The Hive Lodge - Whittier
The peaceful sounds of creeks surrounding there lodge will certainly be relaxing to you all! - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
Summer mornings can present itself in many different forms in the Smoky Mountains! - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
The Hive Lodge - Whittier
The Hive Lodge - Whittier
The Hive Lodge - Whittier
We love Christmas at the Lodge! - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
The Hive Lodge - Whittier
The Hive Lodge - Whittier
The lodge has a larger charcoal park style grill. - The Hive Lodge - Whittier
The Hive Lodge - Whittier
The Hive Lodge - Whittier
The Hive Lodge - A Place Where Busy Bees Rest
20 Guests · 8 Bedrooms · 6 Bathrooms · Cabin · 7000 Sqft
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Conveniently located 10 miles from Cherokee NC and Bryson City NC; this very unique North Carolina Mountain Cabin 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 lodging peaceful and relaxing! As you begin the 3 mile drive from 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 and taking in the mountain views? Head on inside!

The Upper Level has a wheelchair accessible front 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 of our secluded mountain cabin features 5 bedrooms with 3.5 Baths each with a themed bedroom and custom hand-made art and decor. There are a total of 6 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 bedroom 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 Fontana Lake themed bedroom features the best views, a queen bed and shares a private entrance to the second bathroom which also features a toilet, shower and tub combo. Hand towels, wash cloths, bath towels, and linens are provided for you.

The Upper Level great 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. You will absolutely love waking up and having coffee or a morning Yoga session in the all glass enclosed space overlooking Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The large Game Room is also on the Upper Level featuring a ping pong table, dart board, checkers, poker table, and Giant Jenga! There is also a kitchenette, additional bathroom, with sauna, in the Game Room. This is also where you use the covered exterior staircase to access the two levels. Please note there is no inside access as there would be with a traditional home(formerly a school).

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 great room you will find a large bathroom complete with a shower and the Alum Cave themed bedroom. This room is always dark and a favorite of those who sleep in late. It features a queen memory foam mattress and is decorated with items from one of the most popular hikes and features in the National Park, Alum Cave. One of the best and can't miss Smoky Mountains attractions! Our "Mountain Views" bedroom is located on the opposite side of the house and features 2 queen beds with the bedroom overlooking Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the distance. There is also an exterior door that provides covered access to the Upper Level or perfect a way to sneak out to the hammocks at night! The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad themed bedroom features 2 hybrid memory foam queen beds as well as an adjoining bathroom. 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 third full bathroom on the lower level 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. 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 our North Carolina mountain cabin so special to them. We decided to list them for you!

* 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).
* The Views(Phenomenal sunrises, quirky sunsets, all season views of Waterrock Knob, Newfound Gap and Great Smoky Mountains National Park)
* 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(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).
* Handicap Accessible - although there are no ADA approved handrails we are accessibility friendly. We have a level, wheelchair accessible entrance on each level. There is also a stand up shower on each level for those with mobility issues. The doorways on the lower level are very wide and the space is great for those in wheelchairs!

Notable Town and Landmark Distances from the cabin.

* Bryson City 10 miles
* Cherokee 11 miles
* Casino 12 miles
* Great Smoky Mountains National Park Deep Creek 12 miles
* Great Smoky Mountains National Park Cherokee Entrance 14 miles
* Smoky Mountain Railroad and Polar Express 12 miles
* Nantahala Gorge 20 miles
* Sequoyah National Golf 8 miles
* Smoky Mountain Country Club 3 miles
* Tail of the Dragon 55 miles
* Western Carolina University 22 miles
* Gatlinburg 58 miles
* Waynesville 35 miles
* Asheville 66 miles

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 with any questions!


Rustic Rest Cabins

Sleeping Configuration

1 / 3
Waterfall Bedroom
1 queen bed
Scenic Drives Bedroom
1 queen bed, 1 crib bed
Back bedroom on the upper level.
Waterrock Knob
1 queen bed, 1 single bed
Mountain Views
2 queen beds
Smoky Mountain Railroad
3 queen beds
Fontana Lake
1 queen bed
Upper Level Middle Bedroom
Alum Cave
1 queen bed
Back Lower Level smaller bedroom
Mountain Streams Bedroom
1 queen bed
Bedroom off the game room on the upper level.

What this place offers

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IconIron & Board
IconHair Dryer
IconLinens Provided
IconFull Kitchen
IconPrivate Garden
IconFire Pit
IconHigh Speed Internet
IconLaptop friendly workspace
IconCable TV

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Nearby activities

IconFishing Charters
IconWater tubing
IconMiniature Golf
IconFly fishing


Child friendly
Children's books and toys
Crib/Pack 'n Play
No events allowed
Upon Request Weddings and Events can be arranged.
No smoking allowed
non smoking property. very strict
Parking Included
plenty of parking for both levels.
Wheelchair Accessible

Meet The Host

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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IconMember since: January 2018
IconSpeaks: English
IconResponse rate: 33%
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Policies and Rules

Check In: 4PM - Flexible
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.
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Check Out: 10AM
Minimum age limit for renters: 21
21 Years old with with all persons over the age of
Maximum occupancy: 20
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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The Hive Lodge - Whittier is a Cabin located in Whittier, North Carolina, United States. This Cabin is available for short term lodging and accommodates 20 guests
The Hive Lodge - Whittier has 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and was listed on Houfy on Apr 2018

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