We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Carter Lodge

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Management photos
Carter Lodge
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

101 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 99: English reviews
Plano, Texas
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

In the shadow of Chimney Rock, Joe and Linda provide a comfortable place to seek out the joys of Hickory Nut Gorge. My advice is to get your reservations in early, the place can fill up quickly. Because they are a family business, they are most likely to find ways to make sure your are made welcome.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank carl_yakabowskas
Charleston, South Carolina, United States
Reviewed 29 September 2016

We see why this place is rated number two. While not fancy, it was very clean. The owners live onsite and they take care of the place, including rooms and grounds like you would take care of your home. Plus they were very helpful with restaurants and local info. The only thing that went wrong the whole time was losing...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Kim D
Linda C, Owner at Carter Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words about our facility. We try very hard to stay on top of things. I am sorry about the popcorn machine and will return your money via mail. Thanks again for choosing The Carter Lodge and hope you will come back our way again.

Huntersville, North Carolina
Reviewed 8 September 2016

Service was great, room was very clean and roomy. Our room had a Jacuzzi tub and was a nice extra for us and was the favorite part of the room for me. Coffee and tea station was fully set up. I would stay there again.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank poise2win
Moncks Corner, South Carolina
Reviewed 7 September 2016

This was our first visit to Carter's and we were DEFINITELY NOT disappointed. From the time we arrived until we left, the Carters and staff were so nice and accommodating. The room was SO CLEAN and gave you that "home" feel. The view from the room was GREAT! When you looked up you saw the massive Chimney Rock and then...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Coopgal
Shelby, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Our third visit with the Carters this year. Always friendly and helpful. We wouldn't stay anywhere else around. Clean room , wonderful people. Walking distance to the village. Beautiful views. Right on the river.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ann H
Kernersville
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We were fortunate to get a room over Labor Day weekend. The owner, Joe Carter and his wife, were extremely accommodating. Joe made numerous recommendations on restaurants in the area. The room was updated and very clean. The lodge is right on the Broad River with a great view of Chimney Rock.The grounds are manicured with swings and chairs to...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Gary C
Goose Creek, South Carolina
Reviewed 29 August 2016

My husband and celebrated our anniversary here on Thursday and Friday. The owners were great the room was clean and the view from our room was spectacular. So if your looking for something that is quiet . this would be the place

 Report
Helpful?
Thank lindayaun
Kansas City, Kansas
Reviewed 24 August 2016

The exterior of the lodge is nicely kept up with a lovely river view out of the back balcony. The interior is in need of up-dating. The mattress was very uncomfortable and there were holes in the blanket. The dresser was missing some drawer pulls and the ceiling above the tub looked about to fall in. This is an inexpensive...

 Report
Helpful?
3Thank Cindy M
Linda C, Owner at Carter Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments of the exterior of our building. The flowers, coupled with the view of the river and the view of Chimney Rock State Park are worth complimenting. I am sorry you found a hole in the blanket, it was on the side and the blanket has been removed from the room. The mattress is a Spring...

Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Well I will start with this... The check-in was VERY interesting. I really hated the fact they have a 2 night minimum. The room we were assigned was on the ground level and felt like it was in a dungeon. The floor was very damp, almost to the point of I would call it wet. There was mold in the...

 Report
Helpful?
2Thank Tim F
Linda C, Owner at Carter Lodge, responded to this review

Tim, to quote you, "Well, I will start with this.....Your Trip Advisor report is obviously a retaliation for the two night minimum. I have tried to reach Cindy H., by phone and left a message for her to call me back, so this could be discussed. She has obviously chosen not to discuss this with me. So....again, I will start...

PA
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is my second stop here, the last being about 15 years ago. Now that we've moved closer, we'll be here more often. This is almost (depends on age/ability) walkable to Lake Lure as well. Room 7 has the most comfortable mattress I've ever slept on, which includes my $1100, 5" memory foam covered mattress at home. Owner (Joe) was...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank gypsyheart49

61 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (60)
Viewed
Room/Suite (12)
Viewed
View from Room (18)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (18)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Chimney Rock
1.5 km away
The 1927 Lake Lure Inn and Spa
24.6 km away
CedarWood Inn
CedarWood Inn
#3 of 11 in Hendersonville
79 reviews
24.4 km away
Highland Lake Inn & Resort Hendersonville
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
8.1 km away
Fox Run Resort
Fox Run Resort
#3 of 5 in Lake Lure
124 reviews
1.9 km away
The Esmeralda Inn
The Esmeralda Inn
#1 of 3 in Chimney Rock
536 reviews
0.2 km away
Fibber MaGee's Riverfront Inn
Fibber MaGee's Riverfront Inn
#2 of 5 in Chimney Rock
71 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Carter Lodge

Address: 273 Main Street, Chimney Rock, NC 28720
Region: United States > North Carolina > Chimney Rock
Price Range: $176 - $192 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Carter Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Orbitz, Hotels.com and Travelocity so you can book your Carter Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Carter Hotel Chimney Rock
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Carter Lodge staff and other travellers.
4 questions
Ask a question
Cumming, Georgia
4 months ago
Telford, Tennessee

See all questions (4)

Questions? Get answers from Carter Lodge staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Pick the balcony room so you can see the river, and not have to carry luggage downstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles KimD278, 28 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are good, but the balconies are a nice touch.”
 of 5 bubbles Coopgal, 7 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Honeymoon/Jacuzzi room.”
 of 5 bubbles 540AnnH, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms have a river view.”
 of 5 bubbles GaryC820, 4 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Our room faced the street so it did have road noise”
 of 5 bubbles cindym821, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay