As to making your reservations for 2014. On October 1st the reservations will go on sale. You have a couple of options. The first one is to get on the phone and keep pushing redial. You will want to call our reservation office at 865-429-5704. When you get through, make sure you have a list of possible dates. You do not want to get through to discover the only date you want is taken. The second option is to fill out a reservation request form on our website. Go to www.lecontelodge.com. As we are answering the phones, we have a team of individuals going through the forms as well. It is a lottery system. The forms are randomly pulled and fulfilled. Make sure you put down several dates on the form as well.
Reservations are not as hard to get as people think. Now, with that being said, if you only want a weekend in July, you are going to have a difficult time getting that. The summer dates go fast due to families taking their vacations during this time. If you are good with the spring or fall time frame, you will have a better chance. If you are good with a week day, you will increase your chances. I hope this answers some of your questions. Good luck and I hope to see you all on the mountain next season.