Our Lodge
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The Snowbird Story

Since 1941, Snowbird Mountain Lodge has captivated visitors with its commanding views of the Great Smoky Mountains, rustic architecture, and relaxed, intimate settings. 100 acres of cherished history form the foundation for this magnificent lodge—upon which visitors continue to leave their own enduring mark, year after year.

Lodge Amenities

  • Breakfast, Lunch, And Dinner Included With Your Stay
  • Complimentary Canoes, Kayaks, & Paddleboards
  • Access To Fly Fishing Rods
  • Daily Housekeeping Service
  • Complimentary Use Of Yoga Mat
  • Access To Mountain Bikes
  • New York Times Digest
  • Complimentary Wifi And Internet Access
  • On-request Birthday Cakes
  • Tesla Charging Stations
  • Library Of Books
  • Onsite Walking Trails
  • Dvd Players

Est. 1941

The land that surrounds Snowbird Mountain Lodge is rich and full of history; one that long precedes the lodge itself. As one of the last areas in the east to be settled, its rich biodiversity is evident in the species that flourish within it—among them over 1,400 flowering plants, 20 snakes, 52 mammals, and more than 200 birds.

Designed by the Asheville architect Ronald Greene, the Snowbird Mountain Lodge was originally constructed in 1941 for brothers Arthur and Edwin Wolfe. After an arduous search for open land that took them across Lake Santeetlah, they found Snowbird's future home with the help of Wiley Underwood, a local they met on their journey.  

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Est. 1941

Named for the surrounding Cherokee tribe that call this precious sliver of the mountains home, Snowbird was a labor of love from the very beginning. It took three years to take Snowbird from concept to completion, throughout which grand plans were made for a bright, airy, mountain retreat, furnished with native woods and local stone.  

In the 80-or-so years since Snowbird’s opening day, the Lodge earned its place on the Register of National Historic Places by offering guests a refuge from the bright lights and frenzied pace of the city. There are those that have been arriving faithfully to their home-away-from-home for years on end, and those who arrive because they’ve heard whispers of that storied lodge, up in the mountains—where awe-inspiring adventures await those willing to make the journey.

Adventure, All Included

Exciting Events

Guided hikes, creative workshops, live music, and more await—our full event calendar guarantees each day is filled to the brim with all kinds of adventure.

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Mountain Bikes

Take on the wild country roads from one of our mountain bikes, available for your use on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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Spend a leisurely afternoon drifting down Santeetlah Lake—or any of the gentle creeks that wind their way through the surrounding mountain range—on one of our complimentary kayaks, available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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