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Eseeola Lodge at Linville Golf Club

At a Glance

    Pros

  • upscale lodge on championship golf course

    Cons

  • a bit too much like a country club for some tastes
  • lodge and resort amenities come at a price

Eseeola Lodge at Linville Golf Club Review

Built by Harvard professor Williams James in 1891 and rebuilt in 1936 after a fire, this lakeside lodge, best described as dressed-up rustic, with a championship golf course, sits 3,800 feet above sea level and is one sure way to beat summer's heat. Golf is a passion here, on the Donald Ross–designed course, but the diversions are many, including tennis and fly fishing. All rooms overlook the manicured grounds and gardens. Rich chestnut paneling and stonework grace the public areas. Some building exteriors have rare chestnut shakes. Entrées at the restaurant ($$$$) may include Boeuf Bourguignon and grilled rainbow trout; jacket and tie are required at dinner.

    Hotel Details

  • 19 rooms, 5 suites, 1 cottage.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.
  • Closed mid Oct.–mid-May.
Updated: 09-26-2012

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