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Smoketree Lodge

Smoketree Lodge


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About Us

Smoketree Lodge’s cozy atmosphere and prime location allows visitors to either enjoy the peace and solitude of the The High Country of western North Carolina or to enjoy many activities found here, in all 4 seasons.

Avery County, North Carolina has many activities and things to do. We are the home of Grandfather Mountain and the Highland Games and gathering of the clans. We have summertime ski lift rides to the top of two ski resorts; both Sugar Ski Resort and Beech Mountain Ski Resort are very popular with skiers as well as the summertime mountain bikers and regular pedestrians who enjoy the thrill of it. Avery County is home to Linville Falls, Elk River Falls and many more waterfalls that can be located in a local map.

Other activities include world class trout fishing, championship public golf courses, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, and world-class hiking.

There are two highly skilled theaters for plays and other shows; one is at Lees McRae college in Banner Elk, NC and the Stage Ensemble located in the old Banner Elk Elementary School. The school is also where the internationally famous Woolly Worm Festival, always held on the third weekend in October. This weekend is usually happening smack in the middle of the autumn leaves turning into spectacular scenery.

We have efficiencies & 1 - 2 BR suites. Our lobby boasts a
beautiful stone fireplace & game room. All units have kitchenettes equipped with dishes, silverware, coffeemaker,
microwave, hairdryer, etc., There is an indoor pool, a Jacuzzi, saunas, & picnic areas.
Unfortunately, no pets allowed


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Home of the Annual Woolly Worm Festival
and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.

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