Inns, Lodges and B and B's on the Appalachian Trail

New England

The Appalachian Trail Lodge is located in the Katahdin Region in Millinocket, Maine. The lodge has four private rooms with shared bath, one bunk that accommodates up to nine people, and a family suite with a private kitchen and bath that sleeps four. Prices start at around $25 for the bunkroom. The lodge also offers packages for around $70 for thru-hikers that include pick-up, hostel accommodation, a hiker breakfast special and shuttle to the trail. Reservations are not required for NOBO thru-hikers though they are required for SOBO thru-hikers and section hikers. Phone for reservations at 207-723-4321 or email The address of the lodge is 33 Penobscot Avenue, Millinicket, Maine 04462.

Other options in Maine include the Appalachian Mountain Club's lodges that are within their 37,000 acres of conservation land in Maine, Little Lyford Lodge and Medawisla. Check availability, rates, amenities, or see pictures of the lodges by visiting their website. Call 603-466-2727, or send an email to to make reservations.

The Appalachian Mountain Club also has two lodges in the White Mountains, the Highland Center at Crawford Notch and Joe Dodge Lodge at Pinkham Notch Visitor Center, which is on the AT in the White Mountain National Forest. Check availability, rates, amenities, or see pictures of the lodges by visiting their website. Call 603-466-2727, or send an email to to make reservations.

Virginia and the South

Shenandoah National Park in Virginia has two lodges, Big Meadows Lodge and Skyland Resort. Located at mile 51.2 on Skyline Drive, Big Meadows Lodge has 29 cozy rooms and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997. The lodge's season begins the end of May and lasts until early November. Skyland Resort is situated at mile 41.7 on 36 acres and has 28 buildings. Their season starts in the beginning of April and lasts until the end of November. Both lodges accept reservations online.

Leconte Lodge is located on the third highest peak in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. They have seven cabins and three lodges and can hold up to 60 guests a night. The season begins the end of March and goes until early November. Adult rates are about $80 for lodging and $37 for meals. Reservations are given out via a lottery and written requests can be submitted by fax, email, mail or an inquiry form found on their website. Their mailing address is 250 Apple Valley Road, Sevierville, TN 37862. Reach them by phone at 865-429-5704, fax at 865-774-0045, or email at

Open year-round, Len Foote Hike Inn at Amicalola Falls State Park in Georgia can only be reached by foot. Taking two to four hours to walk, there is a five-mile hiking trail that originates at the top of Amicalola Falls. There are twenty rooms with bunks accommodating two people. Rates are around $70 for a double occupancy and $97 for a single. Lodgers must check in at the visitor center of the park no later than 2:00pm in order to stay. No pets, cellphones, beepers or radios are allowed. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 800-581-8032.

Amicalola Falls State Park in Georgia also has a lodge located at the top of the falls at 418 Amicalola Falls State Park Road, Dawsonville, GA 30534. Lodging rates start at $75 out of season and can be made online or by calling 800-573-9656.

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