Snowbird Mountain Lodge

Select Registry Member Since 1973

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Snowbird Mountain Lodge

Select Registry Member Since 1973

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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. A hammock zone, and Lake Santeetlah at your fingertips.

Things We Love

canoe on lake

Kayak, canoe, and paddle board one of the East Coast's premier lakes, Lake Santeetlah

Hiker in boots on a trail

Hike Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest

snowbird cabin

We offer guests a true place to disconnect. No televisions and abundant nature surrounding the lodge

At A Glance

  • Smoke-Free Property
  • Green/Environmentally Friendly
  • Pub, Tavern or Bar Onsite
  • Fireplaces in Some Guestrooms
  • Fireplace or Firepit Onsite
  • Jetted Tubs - Some Rooms
  • Weddings & Events Available

Best For

  • Mountain Retreat
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Romantic Retreat/Honeymoon Destination

In The Know

Here are a few things you can't miss when you visit...

  • 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


Snowbird Mountain Lodge …a magical, historic retreat on a secluded mountaintop in western North Carolina, overlooking the crystal-clear waters of Lake Santeetlah and the mile-high, scenic vistas of the Cherohala Skyway. Lamplight deepens the glow of the Lodge’s chestnut timber. At sunrise, fingers of fog in the valleys below hold promise for a new day. The screen door claps shut softly on a breezy, warm summer evening. The sounds and scenes of Snowbird have delighted guests since 1941, healing souls and refreshing spirits with its quietly astounding smoky mountain vistas.
High up in Santeetlah Gap, on the Southern border of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, lies this secluded, rustic yet elegant, North Carolinian historic lodge built of stone and huge chestnut logs. The view from the porch is one of the best in the mountains.


Inn Amenities: Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Limited Spa Service, Restaurant On Site, Wine/Spirits Available, Pub/Tavern Site, National Historic Registry

Food & Wine

Breakfast: 8:00-10:00 am
Gourmet Picnic lunch
Home Made Cookies in the Main Lodge: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Dinner: 6:00-8:00 pm by reservation.
Fireside Bar open daily: 4:00-10:00 pm

Dining at Snowbird Mountain Lodge is the perfect blend of rustic and elegant. Enjoy the dining room fireplace on cool mountain evenings, or feel the breeze on the terrace in the warm summer mornings. Our Snowbird Mountain Blend coffee is sure to entice you out of bed for the hearty breakfast that awaits you! Collect your gourmet picnic lunch after breakfast and hit the trails, or stay closer to the Lodge and read a book overlooking the mountains while enjoying your lunch in a rocking chair on the porch. The final meal of the day is a four-course gourmet meal prepared by our chefs to feature the freshest local and seasonal ingredients. The dinner menu and dessert menu change daily and feature fresh new recipes along with the Snowbird Classics that our guests have come to love over the years. A note about special dietary needs: Snowbird Mountain Lodge is happy to accommodate vegetarian, vegan and special needs diets with advanced notice. The chefs make every effort to ensure that all guests have a gourmet dining experience.

Meals Offered: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Breakfast: Complimentary

Breakfast Service: Continental

Breakfast Seating: Individual Tables

Alcohol Permits: Beer, Wine, Spirits

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Evening Hors d'oeuvres

Rooms & Suites

Our main lodge offers different guest rooms, each paneled in a native hardwood unique to the area and original to the Inn. The Wolfe Cottage and Chestnut Lodge offer upgraded amenities that include private, two-person hot tub, stone fireplace, central heat & air, and mini fridge with ice maker.

Accommodations: Efficiency, Suites

# of Rooms: 23

Beds: Double, King

Room Entertainment: iPod Docking Station, Music Library, Video Library

Safes: Front Desk

Handicap Accessible: Limited

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishing, Bathrobes, Fireplace, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Laundry Service, Private Deck, Refrigerator, Rollaway Available, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi

Guest Services


Internet Service: Wireless, Complimentary

Front Desk/Security: OnSite, 24 Hours

Corporate Rates: No

Inn Amenities: Tesla/Electric Vehicle Charging Station, Free Onsite Parking, Gardens on Property, LGBT Friendly, Green Environmentally Friendly, Limited Spa Service, Restaurant On Site, Wine/Spirits Available, Pub/Tavern Site, National Historic Registry

Location Type

Location Type: Mountains



Minimum Stay Required: Weekends, Holidays

Pet-Friendly: No

Innkeeper's Pets: Outside Only

Smoking Policy: Smoke Free

Family Friendly: Over 12

Weddings & Events

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Outdoor

Business Travel & Events

Meeting Types: Business Meeting, Retreats, Social

Meeting Amenities: Onsite Catering

Meeting Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

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