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High atop Mt. LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, LeConte Lodge® is the highest guest lodge in the eastern United States. It is situated on an open glade just below the summit of Mt. LeConte at an elevation of about 6400 feet. The Lodge serves as a grandstand for the entire Park and commands spectacular views of the Smokies.

It is accessible only by hiking and is the only place in the Smoky Mountains where a visitor can sleep overnight in a snug permanent structure. There are no roads that lead to the Lodge. There are five hiking trails that lead to the Lodge ranging in length from 5.0 miles up to 9.1 miles.

The Lodge offers an atmosphere of quiet simplicity where people find relaxation and renewed energy in the cool, majestic solitude at the top of the Smokies. Guests are housed in hand built rough hewn log cabins with propane heat, kerosene lanterns, clean linens and warm Hudson Bay wool blankets. Hearty meals are served family style in the dining room.

hiking trail on mt. leconte with rocky surroundings
Rates & Reservations

LeConte Lodge® is open from late March to mid-November. Reservations can be made by contacting us.


LeConte Lodge® is accessible via hiking trails only.

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wooden dining table with lanterns
leconte lodge bunk bed for overnight stays
It’s Worth the Hike


Located in the middle of the half-million acre Great Smoky Mountains National Park, LeConte Lodge® is the only place where a visitor can sleep overnight on a mountaintop in a snug, permanent structure with hot and hearty meals on tap.

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Hear from Our Guests


Worth the hike! What an amazing experience. The staff are outstanding, I have never observed people working so hard and a true desire to accommodate their guests. Both dinner and breakfast were served hot with water, wine with dinner and coffee with breakfast. I thought both meals were incredibly satisfying. The cabins had comfortable beds, wool blankets, and heaters. I can’t wait to go again!!

– Susan T

A bucket list experience!
This was my first time here, and I’m told it was very different due to COVID, but I had an amazing experience. It’s very unique. The staff is above and beyond helpful. The food was surprisingly good given their limited resources. And they have WINE! Really you can’t beat it…

– AdventureTherap… M

Hiked up on Friday Aug 6, and stayed in Cabin 7, had a great time well worth the hike, crew was wonderful, food was great. it was a bucket list trip for sure. , looking forward to getting a reservation for next year.

– Mike B.