The rate was cheap considering its proximity to Banner Elk.
The rooms are all smoking rooms. The first room we checked into smelled so bad that we had to switch to another that was not as bad.
The motel was very clean, well maintained, and the full kitchen was a bonus.
The staff were so nice and courteous. The lodge was peaceful, very clean and in a perfect location for getting to Sugar Mountain.
The noise. It's an older structure so you can hear people walking up and down halls. Not a deal breaker but a slight inconvenience. In all fairness it couldn't be helped.