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The Lodge at Mount LeConte is a singularly unique experience. First, as you probably know if you are reading this review, it is located at the top of Mt. LeConte, the 4th highest peak in the eastern United States. It is hard to get reservations,...More
On October 1, we hiked up Alum Cave and spent the afternoon at the lodge. The staff was so friendly, and he had such a fun time. You are able to purchase a sack lunch, and also coffee or hot chocolate in the dining hall...More
We hiked Alum Cave Trail to the top, ate lunch and returned. We bagged our lunch, so I am not sure how good the sack lunch was. But, the $3 cup of endless coffee was great. We enjoyed a cozy place to sit and eat...More
This rustic lodge was an awesome experience! The views were spectacular, the food was hearty and delicious. The staff shared Southern hospitality and very helpful. The hike up Bull Head and down Rainbow Falls was strenuous. Allow plenty of time to stop and enjoy the...More
We hiked the Trilliam Gap trail to LeConte Lodge. We stayed in one of the cabins which I would recommend. It was an awesome experience. no electricity, no running water BUT they do have flush toilets!!!! The cabin was clean, the staff helpful but allowed...More
This is the most ridiculous review I have ever read. Hiking to Mt LeConte and staying in the lodge is an incredible experience. Any reasonable adult making reservations here would read the reservation policy and take the personal responsibility to understand the situation. The website clearly explains the policy and encourages you to consider travel insurance. It is a rustic lodge at the top of a mountain with few employees, not a resort with a customer service team!
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I agree with the comments made in this post. First, any hike made into any mountainous region needs real planning, not something based on someone's 20 year old memories. Picking a time to visit when the weather is totally... More
I agree with the comments made in this post. First, any hike made into any mountainous region needs real planning, not something based on someone's 20 year old memories. Picking a time to visit when the weather is totally unpredictable shows little foresight or understanding of what you can get into even over a few hours time with weather conditions (despite the writer's comments about hiking other world-wide locations). The rules are explicit and we were informed of the same no refund policy when we called and got a last minute reservation. Do I expect it to snow? Hopefully no, but I am smart enough to realize that I had best be prepared for cold weather shoukdnit happen, even in May. And if I can't get up the mountain? Well, call it life. Knowing what we know about Mt. Le Conte and having read a lot of information available on the Internet, this is not a walk in the park. Any "experienced" hiker would know that and this review sounds a lot like someone complaining and blaming others for their own poor planning and decisions.