Did you know we offer themed retreats at The Hive Lodge for a unique Smoky Mountain experience for each and every time you visit with us? Its what we call the Hive Experience! Click to view our list of current activities and Experiences.
The Hive Lodge is a place where busy bees rest! Our mountain cabin in NC has been recently renovated in a custom rustic farmhouse style with a touch of modern design. Plenty of space and seclusion await your family at our 8BR, 5.5BA Family Lodge capable of sleeping 22 persons in plush, hybrid memory foam beds! You will enjoy the peaceful nature of the property complete with quiet outdoor places, hammocks, peaceful pond, fire pit, pool table, and more!
Property Type: Lodge
Queen Bed: 10
Twin Bed: 2
We have always maintained a clean space and take pride in that. We have decided to outline some of our typical as well as updated procedures for you. Click to review our new best practices and updated, CDC recommended cleaning procedures.
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 4 bedrooms with 2.5 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 breakfast in the all glass enclosed dining space with seating for eight! 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.
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!
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.
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!
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 - Sarah 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!
* 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 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
Another benefit of booking with us is the experience and level of control we have over our property. My wife Sarah and I manage the property ourselves and therefore control cleaning products that are used in the home. Our goal is to have as chemical free environment as possible. We proudly use Mrs. Meyers products, hydrogen peroxide based(bleach free) bathroom cleaner, paraben free naturally derived body wash, and 100% natural essential oils for our cabin’s signature scent.
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