Newly available for smaller groups! The Lower Level of The Hive Lodge 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 3BR, 3BA Lodge capable of sleeping 10 persons in plush, hybrid memory foam beds! You will enjoy the peaceful nature of the property complete with quiet outdoor places, hammocks, golf chipping area, peaceful pond, fire pit, and more!
Conveniently located 10 miles from 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! 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 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 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 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 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!
**Please note this listing is for the lower level only. We do not rent to more than one family at a time for your privacy. There is an additional listing for larger groups wanting to book the entire lodge.** Guests will have access to the entire lower level of the lodge and outside of the property except for admin closets in the lodge and other areas that will be clearly marked and locked. However, we do ask that you respect our neighboring property privacy. There is one additional cabin nearby called "The Historic Ol' Gun Range" that is off limits unless it has been rented as well. There are no trespassing signs above the paved driveway along the gravel roads that are clearly marked for you. Any violation of trespassing on the neighbors property will lead to an immediate eviction.
This is a secluded property that sits 1.5 miles up a state maintained gravel road. Please understand that going into it. You will not need four-wheel drive as it doesn't help you on steep mountain roads unless there is snow. There are only two other cabins nearby one of which is our additional cabin The Historic Ol Gun Range. The other you will probably not even see as it belongs to a part-time resident. Its such a beautiful drive up the mountain any time of year and is often what guests say they enjoy the most(after the first couple of times up and down ha). You will pass a rushing creek, a waterfall in the first switch back, and a couple of cascading creeks! This is nature at it's finest so enjoy!
GPS will mostly work in the area but just in case we do provide easy to understand written directions on your Guest Information Page that will be sent to your email address upon booking. Please follow the driving recommendations provided in the Guest Information Page that will ensure the best experience on the way in. From the cabin you are about 15 minutes from a grocery store in Cherokee and also in Bryson City. There is taxi service in the area but you will need a vehicle for the most part in any mountain town.