It is a cold day on the top. We have a dusting of snow on the ground. All of the buds on the trees are iced over. The low last night was 18 and it is not getting any warmer. One part of being resident manager is making sure the llamas get to the top safely. Chris headed down Trillium trail with 75 pounds worth of sand to distribute over the icy sections up top. The cold weather makes for a hectic day in Chris's life. He has many extra chores to take care of when the weather is freezing cold. If you are heading up the mountain today, make sure you have plenty of warm layers to put on some sort of ice cleat to keep from slipping on the icy trails. Hike safe and we will be awaiting your arrival with a steaming cup of hot chocolate.
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.