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“Excellent Backcountry Lodge” 5 of 5 stars
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Fork Ridge Road, Jamestown, TN 37862   |  
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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“Excellent Backcountry Lodge”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

I hiked to the lodge late last summer and have been looking forward to staying there since. I finally made it on April 6. It was a beautiful weekend with cool evenings, so we had the perfect opportunity to enjoy the wood stove at night. The hot showers were great considering there is no electricity. Accomodations are comfortable, but rustic. You have to hike in approximately a mile and bring your own towel. Bedding is furnished. Cell phone reception is not great and there is no place to plug the charger, not saying that is a bad thing. Food is excellent. I have never seen so many stars in the sky!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

This was my fourth time staying at Charit Creek lodge and it was the best. Its a great place of rustic beauty, peace, and solitude hidden in a secluded cove of Big South Fork and my son and I had a great time together. Larry did a great job serving those in attendance. The food was plentiful and delicious...served hot right after the dinner bell rang. His passion for Charit Creek makes the overall service and experience better than past years when run by other outfitters. keep it up!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brownsville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

this was my 1st time and I hope not my last time to stay at the lodge, our group had 11 women hikers and the staff was GREAT! the only problem was that the beds were hard but as wore out as I was from hiking and the camp fire it didn't take me long to fall asleep. The food was AWESOME!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2012

We can't say enough how much we enjoyed the experience at Charit Creek. We only stayed one night, but a week would be more like it! The hike was easy enough but we built up an appetite... which is a good thing because the food was excellent! Brian is an awesome host, and we are glad he is back after a nearly two year absence. It was a very chilly night in the valley, but the wood stove in the cabin kept us more than warm enough. We will be back!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012

We spent two days up in Charit Creek Lodge this past week and it was wonderful. The accomadations though rustic are fantastic if you are a history buff. You stay in a log cabin that was in existence 100 years ago and has remained the same. Oh you don't have electricity well guess what that is the way it used to be. They have bath houses that have flush toilets and hot showers but you will stay in a cabin that has a simple propane lantern for light and a wood stove stove for heat. The dining area is the same motiff, so if you can't live without xbox and video games this is not the place for you but if you want to enjoy life as it was meant to be with babbling brooks, deer in the meadow and moonlit nights this is your place. This place is a must, rediscover back porches, rocking chairs and a good book. There is easy access to a multitude of great hiking trails and if you enjoy horseback riding look up Southeastpacktrips they can arrange rides from the lodge throughout the entire park. (ask for Larry) he was fantastic and catered to all our wishes. The lodge serves breakfast and dinner which is a welcome retreat after a long day of riding. This place is no longer owned by the LeConte lodge and is not located in Seiverville. It is in the Big South Fork recreational area only a couple of hours from Knoxville and Nashville. Areas such as these are disappearing it is pure joy to be able to experience one that is still up and running.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2012 via mobile

No regrets choosing this as our location to stay for our anniversary. Staff were helpful and food was great. Cabins are well maintained and utilize oil lamps for light. Beds are comfortable. You can hike all day and never see anyone. Now that the Smokies have become one big tshirt shop, big south fork is a refreshing option.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2012

This was my first visit to Charit Creek and was pleasantly surprised. The food was great, the crew very helpful, loved the history of the property. The cabins are rustic but comfortable, its not a hotel but better then a tent. The short trail in (.8 miles) was steep but easy even with a 3 year old in our family. Not sure why we were on central time since we were in the eastern time zone by all the maps I looked at. All of the guests were confused by this. I have visited other backcountry lodges and they all offer something unique. If you enjoy hiking or even just looking for something outside of the norm then you should visit Charit Creek

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Fork Ridge Road, Jamestown, TN 37862
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Jamestown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Jamestown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charit Creek Lodge is a rustic back country lodge located in Big South Fork, only accessible by hiking. Biking or horseback. Catering to outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds. Charit Creek Lodge has 4 private cabins that accommodate up to 12 guests each. The Main Lodge contains the, Dining Hall and Manager's Quarters, Kitchen and a covered front porch. All cabins are private and have 12 bunk style beds, wood burning stove, a screened in porch and open air porch with rocking chairs. Full Service accommodations include: bed linens, dinner and breakfast, restroom & shower facilities. Toiletries and towels are not provided. Hostel accommodations include bed (linens not provided), restroom & shower facilities. Guests provide their own bed linens, toiletries, towels and food. Use of a propane stove, cooler and outdoor sink will be available. Cooking and eating utensils can be provided. Due to the remoteness of our lodge refrigeration is not available. ... more   less 
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