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Dancing Wolves Lodge--Luxury mountain views with fireplace, decks & hot tub.

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Space 2,000 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

2 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath, sleeps 4

Located in Maggie Valley, 30 minutes west of Asheville, Danacing Wolves Lodge is close to Cataloochee Ski resort, hiking, horseback riding, & Ghost Town. With an elevation of 4393, this beautifully decorated private home has cozy rooms, hardwood flooring, wood-burning fireplace, hot tub and two decks with mountain views. TV, DVD library, stereo, board games, and WIRELESS INTERNET for guest entertainment. Enjoy the cool mountain air as you grill out on the upper deck in the evenings. Quiet location on privately maintained road. All linens are furnished, full kitchen with all appliances and full-size washer and dryer provide all the comforts of home. Available for rental May 1 through November 30. THIS PROPERTY HAS NO A/C.

What to do in the Maggie Valley Area: Maggie Valley and the surrounding area truly has something for every member of the family. If hiking & nature are your favorite things, or if you are more interested in golf at one of the area courses, the cool temperatures and friendly natives will make your stay pleasurable. Several riding stables, including Queens Farm and Cataloochee offer trail rides daily. Skiing is minutes away in the early spring and fall at Cataloochee Ski Resort near Ghost Town. Numerous rafting companies operate on the Nantahala River and several levels of excitement await the rafting enthusiasts. A word to the wise--the water here is from the mountains and it is notoriously chilly! The Great Smokey Mountain Railroad has scenic tours through the mountain passes boarding at the station in Dillsboro--check departure times and inquire about the sunset tours as well.

Beautiful Asheville: A quick 30 minutes east on I-40 lies the town of Asheville, with it's charming old downtown section, dotted with quaint shops and delicious gourmet restaurants. If you are lucky, you'll be in town for the Southern Highland Craft Fair at the Asheville Civic Center and see the finest the area's crafters have to offer. In southern Asheville (Exit 50 on I-40) is Biltmore Village, home of the famous Biltmore Estate and Winery. I you have never been to the Biltmore, it is a must see and a delightful way to spend the day on another continent. Like any large city, Asheville has a very nice mall and very nice traditional dining, but also beautiful gardens everywhere, and enchanting southern architecture at every turn. Probably what attracts us to Asheville the most are the great antiquing opportunities. Antique malls, barns and warehouses dot the city and we have great fun both window shopping and collecting. If you get a chance, go see the beautiful old Grove Park Inn on Charlotte Street

Venturing to the West: The Cherokee Indian Reservation and Harrah's Casino are a 30 minute drive to the west on Route 19. On the other side of beautiful Smokey Mountain National Park, about a 1 1/2 hour drive, is Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and of course, Dollywood. Gatlinburg is known for it's unusual assortment of interesting shops, Ripley's Museum, and restaruants. Pigeon Forge is an amazing artisan community with many galleries and working studios. Pigeon Forge is also a haven for outlet shoppers, as well as home to the popular theme park Dollywood.

Dogs are welcome at Dancing Wolves Lodge. There is a non-refundable pet fee of $100.00 not listed in our fee schedule. We ask that dogs be crated when left alone for their safety and comfort in a strange place.

More Details

Janie or Mike Hinkle
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 24, 2017

About Janie or Mike Hinkle

Dancing Wolves is owned by Mike and Janie Hinkle. We bought the home because of its unique rustic atmosphere and loved the seclusion of the Smokey Falls community. It's quite, but not too far from everything that's fun and worth doing in the mountains of Western North Carolina.

Janie or Mike Hinkle purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Janie or Mike Hinkle chose Maggie Valley/Waynesville Area

Dancing Wolves is fairly new, as cabins go, and has modern appliances, fixtures, and we had little to do to make it a welcoming destination for vacationers. The large porches were a plus and being outside in the summer here never gets old!

What makes this cabin unique

The wildlife at Dancing Wolves is truly special. Elk can be seen roaming the paths between homes and you might even see an occasional mama bear with a cub at certain times of the year. The elevation of 4500' makes Dancing Wolves much cooler year round than homes in most sections of Maggie Valley, and we were particularly excited about that. Bring a sweater, even in summer!


Maggie Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • Each bedroom has a modern private bath with ceiling heaters. All linens are provided for baths and hot tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Room 3 - There are 2 sofas, but neither are sleepers.
  • Both bedrooms open onto deck with hot tub and have private baths. Televisions with DVD players located in both bedrooms and all linens are provided. A queen sleeper is located in the living room near the fireplace and TV. Central heat makes the chilly evenings very comfortable. We are now equipped with WIRELESS INTERNET, so you may want to bring a laptop computer.
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 6 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
The kitchen and laundry at Dancing Wolves are very well-equipped. Firewood is available and the hot tub accommodates six comfortably. Dancing Wolves is located on a privately maintained gravel road approximately three miles west of Ghost Town in Maggie Valley in a small community known as Smoky Falls. The neighborhood is quiet and secluded, the days are cool and the nights are slightly cooler. During the late spring, summer and fall when the house is open, 4 wheel drive is not necessary except in the case of unseasonal snow or ice. We do allow dogs, but we ask that you bring a crate for the safety and comfort of your pet. Also, please understand that we charge a non-refundable $100.00 deposit for fumigation after every each and every pet, for the protection of all.


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Dancing Wolves Lodge--Luxury mountain views with fireplace, decks & hot tub.
average rating of 4.866667 based on 15 reviews

We loved our weeks in this comfortable well decorated home.Beautiful and relaxing.

  • 5 of 5

Love this part of NC. Great outdoor fun. House is close is very close to Blue Ridge Parkway entrance and Water Rock Knob. Waynesville is close, Asheville under an hour.

We enjoy dining at Frankie's (Italian)and lots of other restaurants with local flair. Plenty to keep you busy, or perfect for just chillin' in the woods!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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  • 5 of 5

My husband, myself and my mom arrived at Dancing Wolves Lodge on Sunday 7.26.15 for delightful 7 night stay. The cabin was neat and clean and very inviting. A beautiful setting for a restful and restorative getaway. We found the lodge to be well maintained and very welcoming. The kitchen was the best stocked kitchen we have ever found in a rental. Janie was so pleasant to deal with. We would definitely rent this beautiful home away from home again. The only thing that surprised us was no TV...but we managed fine without it. We watched movies, worked a jigsaw puzzle, read, played dominoes and enjoyed the beauty of God's creation from the deck. A definite value for the price. Very reasonable. We visited Joey's Pancake House for breakfast with "Miss Brenda", J Arthur's for dinner and Maggie's Restaurant for a down home lunch with the best blackberry cobbler we have ever eaten. Maggie is the place to visit if you want a true getaway from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. Dancing Wolves Lodge is the perfect place to stay. Thanks to Janie and Mike for their warm hospitality!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you thank you for the many kind words and great suggestions for food and activities! Please come again!
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Peace and Quiet!

  • 5 of 5

The lodge was just what we needed. Every day we took a walk to the most beautiful creeks and waterfalls. In the afternoon we set on the deck and drank wine and then relaxed in the hot tub. The highlight was the elk. We had a large, 12 point elk walk across the road one day. It was beautiful. It was a great week.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
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Owner's Response: Thank you for sharing your memories! Please come back!
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Just what we needed!

  • 5 of 5

Dancing Wolves Lodge is a little piece of heaven tucked away in the mountains. Our family has stayed there for the past 2 Thanksgivings to get away from the hustle and bustle of life and have time to relax and enjoy each other. The cabin is warm and inviting with a beautiful view and all the amenities. It is extremely clean and nicely furnished. We are from Florida and were praying for snow and our prayers were answered. The area is beautiful blanketed in snow with plenty still to do. Great for quiet times of renewal or activity drivin' vacation. Can't wait till next Thanksgiving.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
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Awake to happy bird songs and relax all day!

  • 5 of 5

We have loved visiting this open, yet private, home for many summers. It is roomy and cozy at the same time. There is a wonderful fireplace for chilly evenings, and the kitchen is just right for fixing full meals. The bedrooms are large with private baths, and perfect for families. Linens are plentiful, towels are soft!. Each time we have visited it has always been very clean. The home is decorated with an artist's touch and very well maintained.

Probably what we enjoy the most about the house is the wrap-around deck. We eat breakfast and lunch out there, read and enjoy the birds, or just sit and enjoy

our wine before grilling dinner. However, fun and excitement are not far away!

Asheville is about 45 min. away, and Cherokee is even closer. Horseback riding is very close at a nearby ranch (excellent horses and guide) where you can also hike. This same ranch offers a great Sat. night steak cook-out on top of the next mountain. The house has a full notebook of information for all restaurants, rafting, shopping, craft shows, and activities in the western N.C. area. Maggie Valley is a great little town for going out to dinner. Be sure to try the local trout! I would recommend this lovely home to relatives, friends and anyone who wants to enjoy a casual, yet beautiful, mountain get-away.

  • Submitted: Apr 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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A Wonderful Escape!

  • 4 of 5

We had a wonderful time relaxing and unwinding in this beautiful home! The roads in Smoky Falls (the area where the lodge is located) were great for exercise while walking or running while admiring a beautiful part of creation. The theme of wolves runs throughout the lodge and is accented by beautiful pictures and other accessories.

The location provides easy access to the Parkway, Waynesville, and other area towns and the wonderful food, crafts, scenery and outdoor activities throughout the area.

The living room is very comfortable for reading, naps and movies while the large kitchen table provided space for eating and puzzles. The large hot tub was wonderful for winding down after an exciting day or for relieving sore muscles after exercising or hiking. The well-equipped kitchen (and gas grill) made it enjoyable to prepare meals and eat at the lodge.

The bedrooms were large and the showers were enjoyable. Our only complaint was the plastic mattress cover on the king bed.

We would definitely look at staying at Dancing Wolves in the future if we were to return to Maggie Valley.

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Asheville, North Carolina
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Waynesville, North Carolina
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Joey's Pancake House
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Resort
Car: necessary

Dancing Wolves Lodge is located about 3 1/2 miles from the center of Maggie Valley west on Route 19. Access is good in late spring, summer and early fall, but may require 4 WD and chains if snow and ice are present. Access is by a gravel road about one mile from the main highway, in the private community of Smokey Falls. The elevation at the house is 4393'.

Other Activities: Shopping, gem mining, white water rafting, hiking.


Rates & Availability

Maggie Valley Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fees $200 + Tax
Tax Rate 13.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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