If you are wanting a modern hotel chain, this is not for you. If you are wanting a peaceful, relaxing stay by the river this is definitely for you. The staff at River's Edge could not be any friendlier. It's the kind of place that reminds you of roadside motels in days gone by. The room was extremely clean, the private balcony overlooking the river is amazing. There is a campground across the river, but honestly, it's not a big deal. The motel is within walking distance to Paul's restaurant (another Cherokee gem). It is true that the office closes at night, and the ice machine is not available. A non-issue considering the value and peace you have during your stay. The only reason I could think of not leaving a great review, would be so that I know a room would always be available when we go back to Cherokee. Seriously, this is where I will always want to stay when we are in the area. I hope it stays just the way it is for a long time to come!
Traveller from Tampa, FL
Located in Oconaluftee Visitor Center Great Smoky, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cherokee Bear Zoo, Oconaluftee Islands …More
Over good a great place to stay. Very clean. Only bad thing is the wifi no connection. When call front desk she claim to have reset the wifi route. But still nothing Also no refrigerator nor microwave.
Located in Oconaluftee Visitor Center Great Smoky, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oconaluftee Islands Park, Eastern …More
This is our second stay here. We stayed in a Deluxe King room and enjoyed having a fridge, microwave and sofa. There was a large jacuzzi tub also but we prefer showers. The bathroom was stocked with appropriate toiletries including a shower cap and offered a magnifying mirror. The room has experienced some remodeling including bedside reading lights, large TV and newer carpet. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. Although there is no on site food, we enjoy eating breakfast at the Pancake House within walking distance. The casino is within walking distance but due to the cooler weather, the shuttle was super nice to get there and come back on. The last shuttle run is at midnight. Wish they had ran until 1 or 2 am. I would recommend these accommodations if you are looking for somewhere clean and convenient for the casino.
Traveller from Soddy Daisy, TN
Located in Oconaluftee Visitor Center Great Smoky, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Oconaluftee Islands Park and Eastern …More
"A lovely property and facilities. Felt unwelcome."
It is a wonderful business meeting local. But my husband and I were traveling on our own and it wasn't very cozy for a single couple. Unfortunately our miserable check in experience colored the rest of the trip. We arrived late evening and there was no one ahead of us waiting to check in. We waited for several minutes at the counter while Margaret, the clerk on duty, was on the phone. She made no sign of acknowledgment-- nod, smile, gesture of some sort, that she would take care of us as soon as she was free. She completely ignored us- wouldn't even make eye contact. After she finally got to us and gave us keys and room information she pointed out the location of the elevator with a comment about it often not working. When we got there it was not working so I went back to the desk to ask for information about an alternative - elevator or stairs. She was again on the phone and totally ignored me again. Not having much choice
I waited for several minutes with no sign of acknowledgment that I was even standing there. Finally my husband found another hotel employee and asked for help. She acted like she never saw me standing but that was not possible since there was no obstruction between us. We felt very unwelcome.
This family-friendly Asheville resort is located in the mountains, within a 15-minute walk of Grovewood Gallery and Grove …More
Room and hotel very adquate withgood location. Only complaint is that Expedia a second time reserves a handicap room for our on-line booking and did not inform us of this condition of our on line booking. The handicap roomis not as comfortable for normal folks.
Situated in Boone, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Horn in the West, Hickory Ridge Living History Museum, and Daniel …More