Laughing Heart Lodge in Hot Springs, NC, opened in August of 2012 after extensive renovation. It is available to individual guests as a bed and breakfast. The lodge is a great place for relaxing, a romantic getaway, and to enjoy fall color in a quaint mountain town.
The lodge was built in 1892 and, for over 50 years, was a Jesuit Retreat Center. Today, Laughing Heart Lodge offers accommodations in its 7 lovingly renovated rooms (all with private baths) with exceptional mountain views or lovely forest views. At the edge of our 8 acres, Laughing Heart Hostel (located at the trailhead of the Appalachian Trail) includes very affordable lodging for hikers and other visitors to Hot Springs. Next to the Hostel is our cabin with a loft bedroom, available to individual guests August through February.
Adjacent to the Lodge is the chapel which is a great space for retreat sessions, yoga, group meetings, receptions, mountain weddings, family reunions, and other functions. Our plans for 2013 include hosting retreats in the NC mountains in addition to lodging for individual visitors and couples. We are excited about our new endeavors and hope you will visit us soon.