LeConte Lodge inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park

LeConte Lodge is the only lodging in the park and is accessible only by hiking a 5-mile trail.
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LeConte Lodge is the only lodging in the park and is accessible only by hiking a 5-mile trail.

LeConte Lodge on top of Mount Le Conte, provides the only lodging in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The lodge is accessible only by hiking trails.

- Alum Cave Trail
- Boulevard Trail
- Bullhead Trail
- Rainbow Falls Trail
- Trillium Gap Trail

See the detailed trail map to LeConte Lodge.

Reservation Process

For the 2017 and 2018 season, a lottery type booking system will be used to book reservations. Any dates not booked during the lottery are available for call-in reservations at (865) 429-5704. In December, a date-specific wait list is started for lodging that becomes available due to cancellations. (Advance notice cancellations must be made 30 days or more prior to stay). Any cancellations or openings that occur between now and December 5 will be offered to the first phone inquiry after it occurs. Please call (865-429-5704) for current availability. The wait list for 2017 cancellations will be started on Dec. 5, 2016. You will need to fill out a new form needs for the wait list when available. Our business hours are 8-5 ET, Monday through Friday. Closed most major holidays.

The 2017 Season - March 20 through November 21

Booking for the 2017 season will begin on October 3, 2016 at 8:00 am EDT by phone at (865) 429-5704 and by written request.

Written requests for the 2017 season will be accepted starting in early August, 2016. The 2017 reservation form and full procedure will be posted at that time under the Reservation section of the website at www.lecontelodge.com. The written requests are printed, and held until October 3 when they will be shuffled, pulled at random and processed simultaneously with phone calls so no preference is given based on the date the request is received.

LeConte Haven for Lodgers and Hikers

The office of the LeConte Lodge is the hub of activities both at the lodge and on the mountain. Visitors at the lodge are offered numerous forms of non-electronic entertainment, and many day-hikers use the office as a resting place before making the trek back down the mountain.