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4.2 out of 5

"The property is located on the bank of the river with nice views of the water, wildlife & sunsets from the rooms & decks. There are chairs, tables, gr ... " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 27 May 2021

Hotel Description

Motel near Great Smoky Mountains Railroad in Bryson City

In Bryson City

Within a 15-minute walk of the motel, you'll find Tuckasegee River and Nantahala National Forest. Great Smoky Mountains Railroad and The Storytelling Center of the Southern Appalachians are also within 2 miles (3 km).


This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. A terrace, a picnic area, and barbecue grills are also on offer.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 12 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Coffee/tea makers and showers are also available.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$127* Per night/room Aug 2 - Aug 3

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed, Kitchen, River View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 3 Twin Beds, Kitchen, River View

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, River View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, River View

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Riverbend Lodging ratings based on 9 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Riverbend Lodging

Everyone (6) Couples (1) Family (1)
4 out of 5
The property is located on the bank of the river with nice views of the water, wildlife & sunsets from the rooms & decks. There are chairs, tables, grills for using during your stay. The owner also makes beautiful jewelry that is displayed & sold in the office.

Posted by on May 27, 2021

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4 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 5, 2020

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2 out of 5
Old and dated property that smelled of mildew. No exhaust fan in the rest room, causing the room to be very humid all night.

Posted by on Sep 5, 2019

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5 out of 5
Staff great area beautiful rooms clean peaceful quiet place to stay

Posted by on Aug 13, 2019

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5 out of 5
Enjoyed being right on the river. I would stay there again.

Posted by , from Gulfport Ms on Oct 28, 2018

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4 out of 5
This is an older renovated property on the banks of the Tuskaseegee River. We stayed in a king room, which was spacious and spotless; not modern, not fancy, but perfectly enjoyable. It was nice to have our coffee outside in the morning and watch the river wake up. A bit of road noise outside but not noticeable at all in the room. A/C worked great, as did fridge and microwave. We will absolutely stay here again.

Posted by , from North Carolina on Jul 23, 2018

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5 out of 5

Pleasantly surprised!

Pros: It is very clean!
Cons: Updated bedding (plush comforters, pillows) would really add a great touch. The bedding was clean and warm enough, but more modern bedding would add.
Location: This hotel is very close to everything in downtown Bryson City.
This hotel was very convenient to the train depot in Bryson City, NC, and on the river. It is an older hotel with very basic amenities; however, it was very clean, comfortable, and quiet. Getting out onto the road from the hotel's steep driveway with limited visibility was a little tricky, especially since I have a straight drive, but it was manageable. I would definitely recommend this hotel to others!

Posted by on Sep 26, 2016

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4 out of 5

Calm, small hotel right on the river.

Pros: Availability, simplicity, owners, sitting on the chairs overlooking the river watching fireflies drinking local brews. Relaxed owners.
Cons: The rooms are not sound proofed. If someone is up and leaving or up on the deck greeting people, you will hear it. The exit from driveway-exciting!
Location: Great location, easy to get anywhere. It's right on 19, a little jump to 74. within a mile of the downtown with restaurants and the scenic railroad.
We booked last minute and had few choices. Our preference was to trade some modernities for a relaxing evening view and natural area. This is a tiny old motel with about 10 rooms, most overlooking a deck along the river. You can fish and grill, bring your own everything. Not a good place for swimming or wading. The owners were great, relaxed, saw that we had forgotten coffee filters to make our own brand (instead of the packs provided) and left us some for the next day. Old facilities and small rooms, but clean, hard core water pressure in the shower, fridge and microwave in room, no smoking in rooms, but freedom on decks and grounds. Easy drive to rafting, kayaking, tubing and downtown Bryson City. Would stay again.

Posted by , from SC on Jun 20, 2016

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5 out of 5

Very Clean, Nice People.

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet
Cons: Noisy
Came in late, called to let them Know told us the room number it was open when we got in. The Rooms are very very clean right next to the river. Great Fishing. Just A great place to stay.

Posted by , from South Salem, Lewisboro, NY 10590, USA on Nov 5, 2011

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Property Features

Riverbend Lodging offers its guests a terrace, barbecue grills, and a picnic area. Public spaces have free WiFi. Free self parking is available.

  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Terrace
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) (111.7 km / 69.4 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Riverbend Lodging offers 12 air-conditioned accommodations with coffee/tea makers. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers. This Bryson City motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily until 9 PM.

The front desk at this property is open daily until 9 PM.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • Service animals are allowed


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 8.50 per accommodation, per stay

The resort fee includes:

  • Housekeeping

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Riverbend Lodging
  • Riverbend Lodging Bryson City
  • Riverbend Lodging Motel
  • Riverbend Lodging Motel Bryson City
  • Riverbend Lodging Motel
  • Riverbend Lodging Bryson City
  • Riverbend Lodging Motel Bryson City
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.