Dining is an important part of Bent Creek Lodge–to us and our guests.

In fact, the story of the lodge begins when Jodee quit her corporate job to pursue a Culinary Arts Degree. After graduating, she worked as a private chef, on the line at a couple of local restaurants, and as an award winning teacher in the culinary program at AB Tech. She now puts her talents to work, not only preparing our delicious breakfasts and afternoon treats, but also catering gourmet meals for special occasions.

Cookies and dessert

Afternoon treats await your arrival on the kitchen bar along with a variety of beverages in the guest refrigerators and a wide selection of hot teas. Some of the guests’ favorites are Reverse Chocolate Chip Cookies, Coconut Macaroons, Cranberry Pecan Bars, and Best-ever Brownies. (I once witnessed a guest eat nearly a dozen before his wife pulled him away.)    

Breakfast will soon follow when you catch the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, available by 7am. Each morning, a full, delicious breakfast is served with seating anytime from 8:30am until 9:00am. Breakfast always includes a selection of coffee and teas, homemade granola and yogurt, seasonal fruit, and juice. Your breakfast might be an egg frittata filled with veggies and cheese, spinach cakes with tomato gravy, or our delicious whole wheat waffles. Jodee’s pledge is, “stay as long as you like and never have the same breakfast twice.”

Special dietary requirements or schedules are not a problem. A tasty alternative for any diet from vegan to gluten free is always available. For those with early morning plans, an alternative breakfast is available upon request. Please be sure to let us know of any requirements at check-in.

An Evening of Fine Dining for your group of 14 or more is one of the most memorable experiences for families, corporate retreats, or just friends staying as Bent Creek Lodge. The lodge’s casual atmosphere and the beautifully presented and delicious meals create an evening few restaurants can match and you don’t have to drive home!! Jodee and her staff cater a three course (appetizer, entree, and dessert) meal for $59 per person for most choices.  The price includes coffee, tea, tax and gratuities.  They need at least two week’s notice to plan and prepare for your group’s meal.   Bent Creek Lodge does not have a beer and wine licence but guests are welcome to bring their own.  

Dinner Christmas - Bent Creek Lodge, Asheville, NC

Groups can choose each menu item from options Jodee prepares or give her a little direction and let her take it from there. I don’t think anyone has ever been disappointed. Dinners are ideal when your group has reserved the entire lodge. Give us a call to check for availability and start planning your dining event!

Lunches & Meeting Room Set-Ups – We often cater lunches for working retreats here at the lodge. Our downstairs sitting room also works great as a meeting room for groups of 10-15. Some groups like the casual seating as it is and for others, we set up the room with  tables and office chairs. Meeting room reservations include coffee service and snacks. Please call for pricing and availability.

View a small sample of the dinner options for groups...


Roasted Sweet Potato Soup with Cilantro Cream
Smoked Trout & Roasted Corn Soup
Roasted Portobello Mushroom Napoleon with Goat Cheese, Black Olive Tapanade & Spinach
Black Eyed Pea Salad with Spicey Shrimp


Grilled Flank Steak with a Lime-Chipotle Sauce
Maple-Glazed Cornish Hen with Cider Cream Sauce
Grilled Pork Loin with a Tomatillo Sauce
Salmon with Basil Cream Sauce & Corn Salsa 


Flourless Chocolate Torte with Fruit Sauces
Sour Cream Pound Cake with Brandied Pears
Apple Pie with Caramel Sauce & Vanilla Ice Cream

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Cook Book – Jodee has put together a collection of ninety two of her favorite recipes with tips and notes.  It is on sale at the Lodge for $17.