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The River Lodge B&B - an elegant Smokey Mountain lodge experience - a convenient choice for Dillsboro, Sylva, Cullowhee, Cashiers or Highlands NC lodging.

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Owners-innkeepers Cathy and Anthony Sgambato are native New Yorkers who traveled through the Appalachian Mountains in search of the perfect place to open their bed and breakfast.

Their dream was to one day own and operate a rustic lodge in the beautiful mountains of the Adirondacks in New York State. The search went on for eight years, but the opportunity of finding the right house or location was very slim, until a realtor friend suggested trying the Great Smoky Mountains in Western North Carolina.

A mixed business with pleasure vacation in late August, 1994, brought them through many small towns south of Asheville. While bedding down in the town of Sylva, a glance through the real estate section of the weekly newspaper advertised the sale of the house and property. The description was everything they were looking for. Upon entering the massive front door, they knew they had finally found it... the perfect home for rustic and elegant Smoky Mountain lodging in the Adirondack style.

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The River Lodge Bed & Breakfast         619 Roy Tritt Road          Cullowhee, North Carolina 28723
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