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Smokey Shadows Lodge & Country Dining

323 Smokey Shadows Lane , Maggie Valley, NC 28751 USA (Show map)
2 Reviews
$85 - $135
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Keep an eye our for our cookbook, Flavors of Smokey Shadow, coming out in April! Built in 1953 of native stone, wormy chestnut, and hand-hewn logs, Smokey Shadows is a rustic, country Inn filled with charm and character that you hope to find when you visit the Smokey Mountains. Owned and operated by Bud, Ginger and family for over 29 years, and still loving it! The main lodge has exposed beams that are 20ft high with time polished hardwood floors. As you head to the porch to relax in one of our rockers you will be taken away by the magnificent view that overlooks the magical Smokey Mountains. The main lodge has 12 individual rooms with private baths. We also offer two cabins that are located adjacent to the lodge. The Larger cabin sleeps up to 6 guests and is over 100 years old. The smaller cabin sleeps 2 guests. We also offer scrumptious homemade dinners by reservation. Complimentary Continental Breakfast is waiting for you each morning of your stay! Smokey Shadows is open all year round. This is the perfect setting for a family get a way, couples weekend excursion, special occasions such as weddings and family reunions. Any special occasion will become a treasured memory at Smokey Shadows. The Shinn family welcomes you to share their secret of the Smokey Mountains.



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  • Guest room3.5
  • Service3.5
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness3.5
  • Dining3.5

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5 on December 06, 2013

We arrived on the morning of Thanksgiving, 2013 and stayed a couple of days. We'll stay longer next time. As people who normally stay in motels, were we ever surprised! We discovered a whole new world in lodging. Budd, Ginger and their family were wonderful and welcoming. Every one of the new friends we met who were guests was like out of central casting. Some have been coming to the lodge for decades, so they were like hosts in their suggestions and helpfulness. We met folks from Arkansas, Florida like us, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Germany. We stayed in Room #1 which, like all 12 rooms was exactly as shown on the web. Rustic, charming, clean and with all the necessary facilities. The bathroom was modern with pedestal sink and a one person shower (at our age, that's just fine). Although it had snowed the day before our arrival and still 19 degrees our room and the entire lodge was very comfortable. The big fireplace in the massive living room helped considerably to maintain the warmth and ambiance. Thanksgiving was truly special. The dinner was superb. Turkey and stuffing, ham, sweet potato casserole, green beans, peas and onions, fresh cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, ambrosia and a host of delicious desserts. We ventured out the next day to Waynesville and Asheville, both a short drive. Of course we also enjoyed Maggie Valley and the great Joey's Pancake House on the main drag. Although we didn't go there on this trip, J Arthurs Restaurant in Maggie Valley is a great dining experience we enjoyed on previous trips. We only wish we had known about Smoky Shadows Lodge a long time ago. We will not return to the area without a stay at our new home away from home. We are Mark and Felicia Benson. We live in Palm Beach, Florida and if you want further information from us, feel free to call 561-307-0493. Who knows, maybe we'll see you there on our next visit....

Bed and Breakfast? Not Quite

2.2 on October 27, 2013

When I stay at a bed and breakfast, I expect more than fruit and cereal for breakfast. I also expect the room to be made each day. I also expect shampoo in the room. Certainly not what I experienced here. Cleanliness was also lacking. I dropped a wet bar of soap on the bathroom floor. Upon my retrieval, the bar of soap was coated with globs of hair. They were not mine. The staff was quite friendly, but definitely fell short in respect to the aforementioned.

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Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Biltmore House, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Ceiling fans, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , Cabins have air conditioning

Room amenities

Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Private entrance

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  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: Yes
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Holiday weekends 3 night min
  • Accepted payments VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Cancellations: 7 day cancelation for rooms and cabins. And 60 day cancelation policies for the whole lodge.



Bud and Ginger Shinn & Family

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  • Time Served: 8am -10am
  • Serving Location: On porch, Dining Room

Special meal options


Signature Dish

Tomato Herbed Pie
Fresh tomatoes sliced high in a pie shell topped with our special combination of herbs and assorted cheeses baked just right for you to enjoy! A favorites of Smokey Shadows guests!


323 Smokey Shadows Lane , Maggie Valley, NC 28751 USA (Show map)

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