£441 / night
Price for guests, Nights

The Hive Lodge - A Rustic Farmhouse Style Lodge in the Smokies – Home 8803304 Lodge

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 20 sleeps
  • 2 nights min stay

The Hive Lodge - A Rustic Farmhouse Style Lodge in the Smokies – Home 8803304

  • Lodge
  • 6 bedrooms
  • sleeps 20
  • 2 nights min stay

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Air conditioning
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Close to Bryson City and the Polar Express; this very unique and secluded structure was originally built to be a school house and now serves as an excellent place to host large and small groups alike visiting the Smokies. 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. Once you have parked your vehicle, enjoy the peaceful sounds of the mountain streams on both sides of the lodge. There is signage for the Upper and Lower Hive to assist you with parking. We try our best to be as environmentally and people friendly as possible and proudly use Mrs. Meyers cleaning products as well as hydrogen-peroxide based cleaning products in the bathrooms.

The Upper Hive has a wheelchair accessible entrance. As you enter we hope you enjoy the signature Hive Lodge scent of local beeswax 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 furniture and themed artwork by the owners. 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 and Waterrock Knob 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 over Water Rock Knob 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 back bedroom has another queen bed and twin bed as well. There is another bathroom on the upper level with a shower and tub combo. We do provide wash cloths, linens, and makeup towels in all of our bathrooms.

The Upper Level living room features two couches and multiple chairs providing a very comfortable space for watching the 55” HDTV on rainy days. The kitchen on the upper level is fully equipped including a refrigerator, oven/stove, dishwasher, standard drip coffee maker, and one roll of paper towels provided to our guests. You will absolutely love waking up and having coffee or breakfast in the all glass enclosed dining space. The dining room table will seat 8 people comfortably and is an excellent spot for your family dinners! 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.

The Lower Hive features another 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. Just like the upstairs, the Lower level has an all glass enclosure holding a large dining room table that will seat 10 comfortably. Just past the enormous rock fireplace (this cannot be used by guests at this time) 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” TV! 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 plush queen hybrid 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. 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 another bathroom on the lower level with a shower and tub combo as well. We provide wash cloths, linens, and makeup towels in all of our bathrooms for your use.

The outdoor space features a fire pit and hammock with the best views!

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King Bed
    Bedroom 2: King Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 3: King Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 4: 2 King Beds
    Bedroom 5: 2 King Beds
    Bedroom 6: King Bed
  • 5 Family bathrooms


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Air conditioning
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Pool or snooker table
  • Games room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking

Getting around

Please note some people are not comfortable driving two wheel drive up the two steep incline turns. Four wheel drive is not necessary but makes some who are not used to mountain roads a bit more comfortable. We have had about every type of vehicle up to the Lodge with no issues; it really is about guests comfort level with mountain roads. Please maintain a 10-12 MPH speed limit to have the best ride up. Four wheel drive is a must in the event of inclement weather.

Interaction with guest

We are always available for our guests just a phone call away!


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: (£655.87) $850.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Pets need prior approval. Guests will receive an email with a dedicated guest webpage with the house rules and manual upon booking.There is also a hard copy at the cabin.


About the owner

Brian W.
Average reply time:
2 hours 46 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
24 Feb 2020
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, Spanish

This Lodge has 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and sleeps 20. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 08 Jun 2017. Located in North Carolina Mountains, it has 3 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £3534 to £4524.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 24 Feb 2020.


Map and how to get there


Guest reviews

3 reviews

Very Good

“Great family retreat”

Reviewed 18 Jul 2019

15 family members stayed at The Hive for a long weekend. There were 6 bedrooms, with adequate beds for two families with one and two children each. One singleton had to sleep on a cot in the rec room,… More


Reviewed 10 Oct 2017

Owner responded almost immediately to emails. Facilities were beyond our expectations. Outstanding views and peaceful surroundings. Great place to get away. Great for guests with limited mobility on b… More

Owner's reply: Thank you so much for your review of our property! We are glad we exceeded your expectations and we strive to continue doing so! Thanks again for your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again someday!

“Great place!!”

Reviewed 7 Aug 2017

Awesome cabin!! We all had a great time and enjoyed the view of this beautiful place!! Make sure to bring soap and extra toilet paper if you have a large group of people. The owner eas very nice and w… More

Owner's reply: Oh thank you so much for you review and for staying with us! We are so glad you had a great time!

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How do I find more info about the property?

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Send Brian (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Brian (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Brian the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Brian (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Brian (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

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You can also request a quote from Brian (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Brian (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Brian (the owner) before booking?

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If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

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We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Brian (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Brian (the owner) a message.

If Brian (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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