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Three Dogwood Award

Meadowlark Motel of Maggie Valley, NC, proudly announces that it has been awarded the highest tier of recognition offered by the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s NC GreenTravel Initiative – the ‘Three Dogwood Award’.

The NC GreenTravel Initiative is a sustainable tourism recognition program. While all states do have a similar program, North Carolina’s GreenTravel Initiative is the most extensive of all state sustainable hospitality programs. It recognizes travel-oriented businesses within North Carolina for complying with a number of green, sustainable and eco-friendly initiatives outlined by the state.

Meadowlark Motel earned this prestigious award based upon ongoing programs the property has undertaken of its own accord, which are environmentally friendly.

Maggie Valley, NC, Green Hotel Programs:

  • Extensive recycling program with one recycling bin for every two rooms

  • Utilization of Energy Star-rated bulbs, electronics and appliances

  • Refurbished electronics, when applicable, to reduce landfill

  • Local sourcing of materials to reduce carbon footprint, i.e. most products are post-consumer recycled materials (such as breakfast plates, cups and bowls)

  • All old/unusable items are donated or recycled (old appliances and electronics are donated to Habitat for Humanity and linens are donated to the local pet shelters)

  • Meadowlark Motel is an active environmental steward for the preservation of its local community in Maggie Valley, NC

Maggie Valley, NC, Green Hotel and Commission

for a Clean Community Initiatives

Meadowlark Motel was proud to host the Commission for a Clean Community and its annual trash pick-up for Maggie Valley and Jonathan Creek during the month of September, 2018. Meadowlark Motel strives to incorporate green initiatives throughout the property, in service not just to the community and state, but also to the earth.

The NC GreenTravel Initiative is making a positive impact on the travel industry throughout the state of North Carolina, and now – with the addition of this Maggie Valley, NC, green hotel – it is expanding in the Haywood County area as well.

“The program is growing in popularity because sustainability shows a business’s dedication to preserving the environment,” said Tom Rhodes, NC GreenTravel’s program manager. “And they are perceived as being cleaner, more efficient and dedicated to their customers’ comfort.”

Discover a more sustainable hospitality experience at Meadowlark Motel in Maggie Valley, NC, gateway to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and the Blue Ridge Parkway.