Laurelwood Inn is the only place to stay in the heart of Cashiers, North Carolina—literally. But this seclusion is part of its charm. Surrounded by wooded grounds, the lodge features exposed log paneling, fireplaces, and a wide wooden porch. The locale isn’t completely off the grid, however; shops, restaurants, and galleries are a quick walk away.
Friendly managers Eric and Doris Deadwyler make sure guests feel welcome and comfortable—Doris will even teach visitors how to play mountain dulcimer—a stringed instrument—on the expansive wooden porch; owners Bob and Lise Dews have owned and operated the inn for 18 years.
Four wooded acres surround the property. From here you can wander along the Cashiers walking trail, sip coffee in the gazebo, or set the kids loose at the playground.
Cashiers, North Carolina: Waterfalls and Hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains
Cashiers is a small town set in the middle of the Nantahala National Forest, near the southern end of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This mountain vacation area is a haven for outdoorsy activities, with hiking, biking, tubing, golf, and fly fishing drawing visitors year-round. Cashiers is a good jumping-off point for a day-trip to the nearby towns of Highlands and Sapphire.
From the Laurelwood Inn, a 20-minute drive will bring you to Gorges State Park, where you can see waterfalls, sheer rock walls, and river gorges. You might even catch a glimpse of the turquoise darter, a rare fish with brilliant turquoise fins, along with 120 other rare plants and animals native to the area.
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What You Get
Stay for two in a standard double/twin room or standard king or queen room
One kid 17 or younger stays free in a double/twin room
Dates into December
Policies and Fees
* Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
* Cancellation policy: 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable.
* Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate; no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed. Read the Fine Print for important info on offer details and other restrictions.
Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased
4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
Must be 21 or older to check in
Credit card required at check-in
Not valid with reward points.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
Standard King or Queen Room
* One king bed or one queen bed
* Standard occupancy: 2
* Maximum occupancy: 2
Standard Double/Twin Room
* One double bed and one twin bed
* Standard occupancy: 2
* Maximum occupancy: 3
* Adding occupants above standard: $10 per night for an additional guest 18 or older; one kid 17 or younger stays free
Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Rollaways: not available
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options
Room upgrades: not available
Nearest airport: Greenville-Spartanburg International (GSP; 74 miles)