The Hive Lodge - A Place Where Busy Bees Rest
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. There is a covered staircase on the bedroom side(right side) of the lodge to access both levels of the lodge as well as the upper and lower level entrances. Please note there is no inside access as there would be with a traditional home.
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!