Please note we are open seasonally and are open for business May 7, 2014 to November. Friendship Lodge is an early 1950's two-story Lodge. On our main floor we have a combination dining room/living room with living room furnishings and TV, wireless internet, stereo, piano, books, old magazines (Life, Look & Post) from the 50's & 60's. This room is also furnished with Bob's musical instrument collection available for you to play and enjoy. We also have an activity room with TV, VCR, DVD, record player, old records from the 40's, 50's & 60's, for people to enjoy. Upstairs we have seven bedrooms which are all decorated in country decor and each room is different. Five of the bedrooms have two double beds with private baths. We also have two rooms with king-size beds with private baths. We have full baths with showers and tubs. The rooms are clean, cozy and cute. Outside we have a deck if you want to enjoy the cool air or if you want to smoke.
4.6 on June 22, 2014
We stayed at this unique Lodge 06/21/14. We found the owners to be a delight. The room was comfortable and breakfast was wonderful. Black Mountain is our favorite get away place to go, when we need to escape the city. We will definitely return for a weekend again.
4.6 on October 22, 2013
We recently stayed 6 nights at Friendship Lodge. It was like 'coming home'. Sarah and Bob are wonderful hosts who made sure we had a great time and were so accommodating to us. The hearty down home breakfast that Bob made us kept us going all day. First time visitors from Michigan and they sure made us 'Yankee's' feel welcome and well cared for. The Lodge was very clean and our room was so nostalgic. Was fun reading the magazine's and books from the 60's. We had some great chats just sitting back and enjoying their treasures that they have collected over the many years. Brought back so many memories from when we were kids. It felt like home. The location is great just outside of Asheville and Black Mountain was fun to explore. Enjoyed a great lunch at Black Mountain Bistro. Hope to get back soon. Felt like we made some new friends with Sarah and Bob.
4.8 on September 24, 2013
We recently got to stay for five nights with Bob and Sarah. They are fantastic hosts and wonderful people whoI catch myself missing and thinking about even now almost a month later. The Inn is clean and well located. Sarah and Bob both continue to run the Inn because they can and they want to. They seem to sincerely love providing an affordable opportunity for folks to visit friends or family or enjoy the blue ridge mountains.
5 on June 12, 2013
We recently stayed at the Friendship Lodge - it was such a wonderful expericence. Sara and Bob are very delightful. The accomondations were awesome - breakfast was yummy and the atmoshpere was very relaxing - very comfortable, felt like a home away from home. We will definately be booking another stay and telling all of our friends! Value is exceptional
3.2 on September 05, 2012
As advertised - definitely a fun 50's environment - Sarah and Bob were delightful hosts and we enjoyed visiting with them in the at breakfast and in the evening. The fact there isn't A/C wasn't as issue - fan blocked noise and we slept like babies! Food was good, fellowship even better - good get away. Thanks Bob and Sarah.
Asheville, NC (AVL) 30 miles
I-26 to I-40 East to exit 66, go left to Old Highway 70 and then right toward Ridgecrest, 1/2 mile on old 70 left 2 story blue building.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, Nature area, Montreat & Blue Ridge assembly, Black Mountain, Ridgecrest conference center, Biltmore House, Chimney Rock Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, River, Winery, Zoo
Board games, DVD Player, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, VCR, Wi-Fi
Alarm clock, Internet Service, Radio
Hiking trails, Darts, Library of books, Old records, Videos (movies)
Bob and Sarah LaBrant
For 45 years Bob and Sarah LaBrant have lived the American dream that so many are searching for. Owning and operating a small inn, getting away from "it all", moving to a small town are the dream of others, but to Bob and Sarah it's their life. Their Lodge is a reflection of their lives. Married 53 years, the Lodge is a happy cornucopia of the last 50 years. Three married daughters and six grandchildren.