The Great Outdoors

Our 80-acre grounds bordering The Great Smoky Mountains National Park offer a little bit of everything for the outdoor-minded. Relax and enjoy one of several outdoor settings at the Lodge, or take off on a hike that leads to a creek-side stroll, or take the trail to the ridge top with panoramic views of the park and beyond.

  • Lots of room indoors and out at the Lodge
  • Fishing, hiking and horseshoes just outside the door
  • Fully-screened creek-side porch with fireplace
  • Super-sized outdoor hot tub
  • Secluded creek-side campfire area (firewood supplied)
  • Sun deck adjoins upstairs master bedroom
  • Enjoy the beauty of Lands Creek any time of year

A Little Bit of Heaven in the Great Smoky Mountains

Our grounds are secluded and remote, yet convenient to area activities, fishing, golf, zip-line tours, horseback riding, white water rafting/kayaking and the Deep Creek Tubing and much more. Most everything folks come to the mountains to experience is either right here on our grounds or just a few minutes away.

Outdoor Campfire Areas

There’s nothing quite like sitting around a campfire with family and friends, indoors or out. At the Lands Creek Lodge you have the best of both for any season. The large creek-side campfire area is a one-of-a-kind setting…relax under the stars and enjoy a roaring fire. Plenty of chairs and even a hammock for kicking back and stretching out. It gets no better than this! The creek-side covered screened porch might be just the right spot for those times when the weather outside is not cooperating. You’ll be warm and dry as you listen to the soothing waters of Lands Creek flow past any time of year.

The Hot Tub

Take a super-sized soak in the creek-side outdoor hot tub. Whether you seek some quiet time for couples or a group soak with family and friends, you’ll have plenty of room in this tub! Our on-site staff will visit the tub often during your stay to ensure water quality and check the hot tub status and operation. Please consider that hot tubs are not recommended for children under the age of 12, and we ask that adult supervision always be provided for our younger guests.

The Creek

Running throughout our grounds are the tranquil waters of Lands Creek. The creek offers a variety of settings and is always a popular spot for the kids. The flow rate makes for a safe environment for most anyone who is “water safe” for playing and exploring. As with any wilderness setting, a person should always stay aware and younger children should have the company of an adult, as area wildlife enjoy the creek as well! There’s fishing right outside the door, and our grounds are located just minutes from some of the finest trout fishing anywhere. Our staff will be glad to offer recommendations and you’ll find that Bryson City has any of the items a fisherman may need, including bait, tackle and licensing for those who require such. We also work with the Fontana Guide service for those who wish to venture out for back country or pontoon boat fishing. Visit or call 828-736-2318 for details.