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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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Orangeville, Ontario
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is truly special to have found a place that you have to hike to in order to experience it. LeConte Lodge is a group of rustic cabins and a 3 bedroom lodge (where stayed). There is no electricity, no cell service, no Wi-Fi, and to get to it you have to get to the top by foot via one... More

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Oak Ridge, New Jersey
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577 reviews 577 reviews
61 hotel reviews
422 helpful votes 422 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I have a personal policy of disregarding the very best and very worst reviews for anyplace, as both are possibly biased. I also usually disregard anything over six months old as it probably doesn't reflect the current situation, personnel, etc. As an an exception, I read a review from last year that was hilarious! Remember that this is a unique... More

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25 reviews 25 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

You'll never be sorry you hiked to LeConte lodge. Even if you don't stay at the lodge overnight, the views and breeze are well worth it. The staff is very friendly and the bottomless cups of lemonade are just what you need when you arrive after the strenuous hike up.

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Smithville, Tennessee
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41 reviews 41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Hike over 5 miles, and up over 5,000 feet to Mt. LeConte Lodge. There are numerous trails up with the shortest, meaning steepest!, just a little over 5 miles. At the top you stay in rustic cabins, eat supper and breakfast family-style. There is no electricity....meaning lots of family talk time! An amazing, BUCKET LIST experience!

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Leconte Hotel Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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