Experience an intimate overnight stay in the beautiful Smokey Mountains in a way that most people are never be able to, without even having to carry a tent!
A ski club favorite, trips to the summit of lovely Mt. LeConte in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN have quickly sold out for the last 20 years – so sign up right away or you will be left out! At 6500’ above sea level, the historic log cabin village atop LeConte is the highest lodge east of the Rocky Mountains, and is accessible only via five beautiful hiking trails. All five of the trails (approx. 3000 ft. elevation gain) to the lodge are not especially difficult if we take our time on this incredibly scenic hike. The mountain is especially famous for its beautiful sunrises and sunsets and frequent deer and bear sightings, so don’t forget your cameras!
The trip consists of basically two 5-7 mile day hikes (one up the mountain and then down the next day) with an overnight stay (including dinner and breakfast) in oil lit, gas-heated cabins at the top of the mountain overnight. All the beds are queen size bunk beds (Double Occupancy per bed).. If you come on your own you may be sharing a queen-size bed with someone you don't know, so bring someone you want to share a bed with if you can!
A visit to LeConte Lodge, though always enjoyable, requires personal effort and reasonably good health and fitness. A big part of the Lodge’s attraction is one’s sense of pride in reaching it, as there is no other available way but to hike up one of its five beautiful trails. The shortest of these, Alum Cave Trail, is about 5.5 miles long with about 2800’ of total vertical climb, and takes the typical hiker about 4 hours. Thousands of people of all ages over the years have proven that anyone in reasonably good health can complete this trek to the summit and back.
Trip includes: Overnight lodging in the historic furnished log cabins including pillows and blankets, hearty dinner and breakfast served in the quaint dining hall.
$195.00 / Payment in Full
No refunds without replacement