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Laughing Heart Lodge & Hostel

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Laughing Heart Lodge opened in August 2012 after extensive renovation. The lodge was built in 1892 and for over 50 years was a Jesuit Retreat Center. Today Laughing Heart Lodge offers accommodations for visitors and travelers in its 9 lovingly renovated rooms (7 with private baths) and most with exceptional mountain views. Laughing Heart also has a hostel which is at the trailhead of the Appalachian Trail and offers very affordable lodging for hikers and other visitors to Hot Springs.
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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Full view
Getting there
Asheville Regional Airport57 km
Tri-Cities Regional76 km
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The property sits on a quiet bend just out of the downtown area, very pretty view of the hills, lodge rooms are cozy, clean, cottagey and just delightful, the hosts were charming and friendly, the rooms and bathrooms are clean, beds excellent, chairs and a...More

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Reviewed 28 July 2018

Everything about our stay was a 10!! The inn is charming, the rooms are comfortable (so much better than a hotel room), staff is welcoming/friendly, and the setting is ideal. We stayed here on an impulse....we will definitely be back!!

Thank Roger L
Reviewed 13 July 2018 via mobile

I had a private room once - at $35 a night which was clean and comfortable. This after I hiked down from Walnut Mtn. About 14 miles. Previously I had a semi-private which was $25 a night. Also available is just tenting on the lawn...More

Thank Paul H
Reviewed 10 June 2018

Loved loved loved this place! I stayed in the Lodge, not the hostel. But there is a hostel on the same grounds.It's right off the Appalachian trail. I stayed in the Turtle room, which was very nice and comfortable. The host(ess) was kind and caring...More

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Reviewed 2 January 2018

The property itself is beautiful and it is in a great location for hiking on the AT as well as accessing downtown. The rooms and private bathrooms in the lodge are well-outfitted and comfortable. The breakfast consisted of good biscuits, slightly rubbery scrambled eggs, fruit,...More

Thank Nathan G
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"The lower floor was cheaper, but it was quite comfortable and well-appointed."
2 Jan 2018
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"Hostel rooms are basic, but inexpensive, starting at $20, includes shower. Lodge rooms are more luxurious,..."
6 Aug 2017
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"Call early, be specific, private, semiprivate, or bunk? It's a hostel you get what you pay for."
12 Jul 2017
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"The Monarch Room is spacious and well appointed!"
12 Aug 2016
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