|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nice interior. Things worked. Cozy main common room. Location good for GSM NP. Maggie Valley somewhat tacky and with few decent dining and grocery shopping options. One issue was a bibbing fire alarm. Had to take it down and put it outside far from the house.
Drive way very step. Tough to get my rear wheel drive car up to the house. Would have been a big problem in wet or snowy whether.
Recommended, if you have front/4W drive and good tires.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly *||Event|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
|Pet Fee||$100 + Tax|
50% deposit at time of booking and balance payable 30 days prior to arrival.
* Approximate monthly rate. Actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay.
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.