Living on top of Mt. Leconte offers many different opportunities to explore the mountain. One thing Chris and I have noticed in our explorations is the ever changing forest floor. The snow and wind cause all kinds of trees to come crashing down. The more blow downs there are, the more sun light comes through. This changes the forest floor in so many ways. There are views that were not there before, seedlings that start sprouting up, and more moss and ferns where they were not before. It is nice to see where there are so many dead trees springs new life. Yesterday was good day for exploring. The rain held off and offered a nice 68 degree day. We are still soaking up the sun. Blue skies up top this morning. We have to take while we can get it. Summer brings in the usual afternoon showers.
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.