If you are a serious hiker and you want to experience some of the lore of the Smoky Mountains, you really should stay at the Jack Huff Motor Lodge. In the 1920's Jack Huff built a 20 x 24 foot log cabin on the top of Mt. LeConte that was the forerunner of today's LeConte Lodge. Jack and his wife Pauline operated Mt. LeConte Lodge until 1959 when they opened the Jack Huff Motor Lodge in Gatlinburg. Their daughter Cookie runs the Motor Lodge today. She can tell you marvelous stories about growing up as a child and spending her summers at LeConte. There are framed black and white photos of the early days of the park adorning the walls of the Motor Lodge Office.
Everything that the other reports are saying about the Motor Lodge's cleanliness, friendliness and quiet accommodations are all very true. For those reasons alone this is a great place to stay. But let me tell you about the Jacuzzi Room: After a strenuous hiking trip you will really appreciate sliding into one of the two high-powered jacuzzi tubs that are in a peaceful cedar-paneled room near the office. This is our favorite lodging choice in Gatlinburg. We've stayed here for many years and we really appreciate the well maintained facility and friendly staff.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our location can't be beat. Conveniently located just a half block from downtown adjacent to "The Village" and the "Famous Pancake Pantry". One block from Ripley's Aquarium. A Gatlinburg tradition since 1960, and still owned by Jack's family. We offer free High Speed Wireless Internet, refrigerators, microwaves, lazy boy recliners, jacuzzi tubs, hairdryers, irons and ironing boards. Enjoy our outdoor heated pool with a slide and children's wading pool, and our two indoor hot tubs. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Jack Huff`s Motor Hotel Gatlinburg
- Jack Huffs Hotel
- Jack Huffs Motel