Waking up to hazy skies once again, filled with a mix clouds and sun. The air is calm and temps are balmy, starting off in the mid 50s. Could reach close to 70° again later this afternoon. A few squeakers of rainfall passed through the region yesterday but not enough to write home about. Today and tomorrow the chances are very slim for seeing additional precip. Come Friday and Saturday, the possibility for wet weather looks to be more definitive, in conjunction with a temperature drop to something more seasonably appropriate than the scorchers we’ve been enduring here in the South.
The summer crowds are rolling in already and we haven’t even reached the holiday yet. Several area schools are wrapping up their semesters, so there’s an obvious increase in locals and youngin’s out-and-about. The majority of visitors to the Smokies travel along the I-75 corridor from southern Florida clear to Sault Ste. Marie, of which those countless communities will be turning their students loose for the summer these next couple weeks. In short, come ready for masses flocking to the nation’s most visited national park!
Friendly reminder to continue to monitor this blog and our reservations website for updates regarding current COVID-19 practices and the modified visitor experience. Unless you hear a direct announcement from us on our official pages stating a revised list of practices, please do not assume that things at the lodge are the happening same as in other towns, counties, and states. As soon as the NPS permits us to make changes to our health and safety protocols, we will certainly make it known promptly. Thank you for taking the time to seek out the latest information on our official website before calling our reservations office and tying up the phones. And thank you for continuing to abide by the signs posted throughout our facility providing helpful guidance and instruction to keep you, your loved ones, and our dedicated staff safe.
Have a great day.