Grounds & Common Spaces
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park shares an old split rail fence boundary with our inn that stretches more than a mile. Walk out our front door and discover stunning views, secluded nooks in the woods, and numerous hikes — from simple strolls to challenging climbs on our 250-acre grounds and in the park itself.Spectacular Smoky Mountain Splendor
JUST HOW CLOSE
IS THE PARK?
Throw a rock from our front door and you'll hit park property (even if you don't have an arm like Cy Young).
Sink into a hammock together or soak in the hot tub – gazing out over four of North Carolina’s six highest mountain ranges. Enjoy a picnic lunch on the front meadow overlooking a garden in full bloom. Play croquet, horse shoes, or badminton. Walk along moss-lined trails — underneath 20' blooming rhododendron that span overhead like a cathedral ceiling. Join a workshop or hiking excursion program led by renowned naturalists and authors.The Epitome of Rustic Luxury
Inside our grand, rustic Swag House you'll discover quiet corners to curl up with a book, play a board game or cards, or chat with other guests. Our Chesnut Lodge also offers numerous amenities – ranging from an impressive book and video library, to a sauna, to a regulation racquetball and wallyball court.