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Snowbird Mountain Lodge

Timeless, rustic lodge in the heart of Appalachia's Great Smoky Mountains.


Timeless, rustic lodge in the heart of Appalachia's Great Smoky Mountains.

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The Basics


Immerse yourself in nature at a timeless mountain lodge. A place to disconnect to reconnect. Hike large growth trees in Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, take in long-range views of the Snowbird Mountains from a rocking chair on the front porch, embrace the warmth of a cracklin' fire. Three meals a day are included in your stay, a picnic lunch to go, breakfast cooked to order, and a four-course dinner. Bar on-site. Outdoor fire pits for roasting marshmallows. 

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Weddings/Events
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Mountain Retreat
  • Health & Wellness
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Tesla Charger
  • Standard EV Charger

In the Know

  • View the Milky Way from Cherohala Skyway
  • Don't miss the Synchronous fireflies in June
  • Kayak Lake Santeetlah, a pristine fresh water lake
  • Take in the best unspoiled view east of the Rockies at Huckleberry Knob, named by National Geographic

Stay for the Story

Snowbird Mountain Lodge is an intimate, all-inclusive boutique property in the Great Smoky Mountains offering distinct programming throughout the year. Snowbird provides a secluded, tranquil retreat for guests looking to escape.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Enjoy a four-course seated dinner at Snowbird's on-site restaurant in the main lodge

Snowbird's Fireside Bar blends authentic rustic ambiance with an abundance of beverage selections

Enjoy a fresh scoop of ice cream at The Scoop

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Hike the many trails of Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest
Fish, kayak or canoe Lake Santeetlah
Drive the scenic 43-mile National Scenic Byway, Cherohala Skyway

Guest Reviews

BBQ and Bluegrass evening was wonderful. Snowbird puts on a great spread and the environment is just fabulous. Great views of the mountains, amazing and friendly staff. So great to be able to get back there after the pandemic. Thanks for having us !!!

- Jason Gibbins

We were concerned that the property had been sold after we had made reservations, but those concerns were not at all warranted. Everything was fantastic, and we will be eagerly continuing our loyalty to such a wonderful place and people.

- Michael Aron

Our stay was amazing! We stayed in Chestnut Lodge (the better out of the three options from what I heard). It was very clean, had a cozy fireplace, hot tub, bath, shower, and sauna. The views were breathtaking not only from the rooms but from just about everywhere on the property. There’s not too much to do aside from hiking so if it’s predicted to be raining and cold...See More

- D G

I was part of a group of four staying at a nearby cabin rental. We had dinner here on a night they had live music and a BBQ buffet. Some local bluegrass musicians played for a long set after the meal - outside on the porch. It was fantastic to listen to some great music and look at the absolutely amazing view from this old 1940's lodge. Definitely a...See More

- Deede Gram

We only visited for dinner and drinks, but the food, drinks, service, and views were all spectacular. Higher end food and definitely worth the price.

- Pedro Solis

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 23

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Coffee Maker/Service, Hair Dryer, USB Charging Stations, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishings

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For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Smoke free

Family Friendly: Welcomes children over the age of 17

Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: Open to the Public

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Special Diets Accommodated

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Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Business Hours, Onsite

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Business Center, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, Green Environmentally Friendly, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Meeting Space Available, National Historic Registry, Restaurant On Site, Spa Service, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

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Weddings & Celebrations

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Outdoor

Events Supported: Private Parties, Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners

Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Business Meetings, Retreats

Meeting Facilities: Yes

Location Type: Mountains