What an incredible way to wake up and enjoy my coffee. I will miss sunrises like these when we are down below. I was packing up some of our things yesterday, trying to get twelve years worth of stuff down the mountain has been interesting. I came across photos from our first few years at the lodge. It was great to be able to go back and remember some of the great crews we have worked with over the years. I am sure the next 5 months will bring back many stories of years past. Today, I am going to enjoy the beautiful weather we are experiencing. The sun is out and the sky is blue. It is going to be a stellar day for a hike up a mountain. Lace up those boots and come see us. There has been some bear activity around the top of the mountain. Make sure you do not leave your pack unattended. We are stressing the importance of not leaving any thing on picnic tables or porches around the lodge. We don't want the bear to be tempted by any human food. With this being said, I ask you to not use the comment section as your own soap box. We are trying to educate people on the importance of keeping wildlife wild while at the same time enjoying this gem we call The Smokies.
Welcome to the official blog of LeConte Lodge. We hope you find the information provided here both helpful and enjoyable. Thank you for visiting the site, and we hope to see you on the mountain!
Please note the the lodge is closed for the winter. Doors reopen March 25, 2024.
For information regarding GSMNP's new paid parking tag requirements, please visit their website.
For information regarding shuttle services, as well as overnight parking options in Gatlinburg, please visit our reservations website.