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The Cardinal Inn

The Cardinal Inn welcomes pets of any size for an additional fee of $25 per stay. Both dogs and cats are allowed, but pets may not be left unattended in rooms. There is a grassy area on the property for pet relief.
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    • 1 king bed
    • Up to 2 people
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
    • 2 queen beds
    • Up to 4 people
OUR GUARANTEE: Book a room now! Our canine concierge will make sure you’re assigned a pet-friendly room, so there aren’t any surprises at check-in.


Located in Maggie Valley, The Cardinal Inn is in the mountains and minutes from Fantasy Golf & Game Room and Maggie Valley Opry House. This motel is within close proximity of Maggie Valley Gem Mine and Stompin' Ground. Make yourself at home in one of the 10 air-conditioned rooms featuring microwaves and flat-screen televisions. Your room comes with a pillowtop bed. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Take in the views from a garden and make use of amenities such as complimentary wireless Internet access and a picnic area. Featured amenities include express check-in and express check-out. Free self parking is available onsite.


  • Television
  • Internet Available
  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Parking Available
  • Free Parking
  • Exterior Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms Available
  • Outdoor Grills
  • Picnic Tables


BringFido Guest Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

The Cardinal Inn has received a rating of 5.0 out of 5 bones by 2 canine critics on BringFido and 5.0 out of 5 in 173 guests on TripAdvisor.

  • Pamela
    Mar. 22, 2021
    Love This Place!

    My daughter, granddaughter and their dog and cat were traveling with me this weekend on a whirlwind trip from St Louis to eastern NC. Not too many places take a 70 lb. Shepherd/Husky mix. The Cardinal Inn is a TREASURE from beginning to end. We only spent a very short time there, but the hosts greeted us personally, made sure we had everything we needed and could not have been nicer or more accommodating. Next time through Maggie Valley, I hope we will have longer to stay and enjoy their hospitality. The rooms are large and comfortable, and your pets are welcomed, not just tolerated.

    Feb. 13, 2021
    Great Motel!

    Very clean and had everything we needed. Service was lovely! We will definitely stay again in the future!

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  • This hotel’s pet policy has been confirmed by our editors and your reservations will be backed by our no-hassle .
  • Our Canine Concierge will make sure you’re assigned to a pet friendly room, so there won’t be any unpleasant surprises at check-in.
  • And you’re getting a great low rate too! We never charge a booking fee on top of the special negotiated nightly rate.
The Cardinal Inn