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Near the summit of Mount LeConte, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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LeConte Lodge
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Coldwater, Michigan
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Leconte Lodge is the only overnight lodge in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is at the top of Mt. LeConte and accessible only by hiking. There are five trails that lead to the lodge and we chose the Trillium Gap Trail this year. This trail is 6.4 miles to the lodge and mostly rock with a constant ascent... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's not often that you can discover a truly unique experience. Fortunately though, hiking to the top of Mount Leconte and staying at the Leconte Lodge classifies as exactly that. We hiked up with a 13 and 15 year-old for a one-night stay at the lodge, and had a total blast. The lodge is rustic, cool, and oozing with history.... More

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Gaithersburg, Maryland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a strenuous hike, it doesn't matter the trail you choose, you will feel grateful that you found the Lodge. It's all about enjoying nature. The facilities are charming and basic at the same time. The views are breathtaking and just being able to get there is a rewarding experience. A little pricey, but it's the experience and convenience of... More

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Canmer
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67 reviews 67 reviews
11 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The lodge is a very charming place. My wife had hiked up to the lodge on a day hike. I was very impressed of the cleanliness of the dining facility. The food was good and coffee was good but the hot chocolate was fantastic!!! It wasn't instant, it had tasted like the homemade coco that I make. The staff was... More

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Orangeville, Ontario
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

We hiked Mount LeConte in September 2013 and stayed overnight at LeConte Lodge. What a wonderful experience. I am a bit of a princess when it comes to accommodations, but the lack of luxuries did not bother me in the least. It was great to be unplugged. You get to the top after a long, grueling hike and you get... More

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Bristol, Tennessee
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Wonderful family event! We hiked Trillium Trail (6.7 miles)-passing through Grotto Falls. The falls are beautiful (about 1.4 miles into the hike). The trail is very closed due to heavy tree cover-allowing very few views of the awesome Smokey Mountains. This trail is the one the lamas take. Apparently this trail is typically recommended for kids. As far as the... More

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Manchester, Tennessee, United States
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you can go, by all means go. It'll be a trip you'll always remember. I recommend staying at the Clarion just at the park entrance. It's clean, reasonable and a quick place to take off or return to after the hike. They've also a good breakfast included to start the day.

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Cocoa, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

LeConte lodge is definitly not for everyone, some seem to think that a minimum of 5.5 mile uphill hike will lead them to a Ritz Carlton and five star dining when actually it leads you to basic shelter and home style meals. All of which is clearly described on their website. Our hike and stay were top notch, food was... More

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Rock Hill, South Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Hiked to Leconte Lodge on July 11 via Alum Cave Trail. What a great day and night. Met great people at the top. The views, sunrise and sunset were outstanding. Cabins are rustic and quaint with rockers and a porch, much needed after long hike up. Food was good. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this trip. Weather changes quickly... More

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Louisville KY
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

So long as you understand you are staying in a rustic cabin on a mountain and that there are few amenities or choices for you to make, you will like it. It is not cheap though. I chuckle at the fact that this room was by far my most expensive and yet the most spartan I have ever had. Our... More

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Address: Near the summit of Mount LeConte, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
Location: United States > Tennessee > Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Also Known As:
Leconte Hotel Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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