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Get ready to explore diverse outdoor adventures including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and two national forests. From mild to wild, these secluded natural settings offer something for everyone.

Imagine paddle boarding or kayaking on nearby Lake Santeetlah. Take an afternoon hike on one of the many nearby forest trails and see the giant poplars in Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest. Escape to one of our secluded mountain streams and try the art of fly fishing. A number of waterfalls are just a short drive away.

The area is home to some of the most scenic paved and unpaved roadways in the country. Challenge yourself to the thrills driving the Tail of The Dragon with 318 curves in 11 miles. Tour the Cherohala Skyway, which begins just 300 feet from the entrance to the Lodge and climbs to over 5000 feet.

Climb aboard a raft and shoot the rapids of the roaring Cheoah River. Explore four pristine mountain lakes formed by four dams, including Fontana Dam, the highest dam east of the Rocky Mountains.

See our Event Calendar where you’ll find an abundance of nature experiences that originate right here at Snowbird Mountain Lodge.

Your stay at Snowbird Lodge includes complimentary use of our on-site tennis courts and equipment and state of the art “Outdoor Fleet”, which includes:

• Canoes
• Lake Kayaks
• Stand-up Paddleboards
• Mountain Bikes
• Fly Rods and gear

Outdoor Events

Photography with Mark Dauber- August 7-10, 2017

Photography with Mark Dauber- August 7-10, 2017

Aug 7, 4:00pm - Aug 10, 7:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

I have a great camera, have taken thousands of pictures and still can’t seem to capture the images I see. If this sounds familiar, then perhaps you should join us for this fabulous workshop. Mark Dauber has had numerous exhibits throughout the US and has led workshops across the globe. He is renowned for his easy ability to communicate and coach a wide variety of students, from beginners to professionals. Mark can show you how to capture the images you see and give you the tools necessary to shoot the images you’ve always wanted. Mark Dauber is a fine art photographer born in Birmingham, Alabama. He has had numerous exhibits throughout the United States, and his work is included in various private and institutional collections. Mark has led his own workshops in various international locations, including Guatemala. In 1991, he produced the architectural photography for the highly praised exhibit and catalogue, “Palladio In Alabama”. Mark’s work is primarily influenced by his friend and teacher, Paul Caponigro, universally regarded as one of the great maters of fine art photography. Mark has served as a teaching assistant to Mr. Caponigro both in Ireland and in Maine in the acclaimed Maine Photographic Workshops, and now is teaching workshops at The Dauber Gallery. #SMLOutdoors #SMLArt... See MoreSee Less

Salamander Hunting with Emilie Travis- August 19-25, 2017

Salamander Hunting with Emilie Travis- August 19-25, 2017

Aug 19, 4:00pm - Aug 25, 7:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

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Nature Walks with Nancy and John Rennie- September 18-22, 2017

Nature Walks with Nancy and John Rennie- September 18-22, 2017

Sep 18, 4:00pm - Sep 22, 7:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Nancy and John Rennie return this spring and fall for another season of leading hikes. Longtime Snowbird guests, they bring a professional interest in nature and much experience in hiking. Nancy studied botany and horticulture at the University of Tennessee before starting her own business, Natural Designs, a native-plant based landscape design company. She has been a leader with the Gatlinburg Wildflower Pilgrimage since the late 1960's and has extensive knowledge of the local flora. John is retired from the University of Tennessee where he taught forestry for more than 30 years. They particularly enjoy sharing their knowledge and love of nature on hikes to many locations near Snowbird. Their evening slide presentations include programs on their travels in the US and abroad, and on various aspects of nature in the southern Appalachians. Please join us for this delightful week of hiking and exploring nature at Snowbird. #SMLOutdoors... See MoreSee Less

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Birding with Aaron Steed - September 23- 29,, 2017

Birding with Aaron Steed - September 23- 29,, 2017

Sep 23, 4:00pm - Sep 29, 7:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

Aaron Steed has been interested in birds and natural history his entire life. Originally from Wilmington, NC, Aaron received his B.S. in General Biology from the University of North Carolina at Asheville in 2010. He has been birding and hiking all over the southeastern US as well as New Mexico, Colorado and Texas. He has worked with Audubon NC, searching for Piping Plover nesting sites, and with Texas A&M mapping the territories of Golden-cheeked Warblers and Black-capped Vireos on Fort Hood in central Texas. He has also spent several seasons with Southern Appalachian Raptor Research (SARR), learning the art of banding songbirds and migratory hawk-counting at Big Bald Banding Station in Mars Hill, NC. Though he loves traveling and birding new places, he'll always be drawn back to the Asheville area by the splendid beauty and biodiversity of the Southern Appalachians. #SMLOutdoors

Hiking with Kathy and Joel Zachary - November 4-10, 2017

Hiking with Kathy and Joel Zachary - November 4-10, 2017

Nov 4, 4:00pm - Nov 10, 6:00pm

Snowbird Mountain Lodge
4633 Santeetlah Rd
Robbinsville, NC  28771 Map

The Zachrys continue to entertain and enlighten Snowbird’s guests on informative and enjoyable hikes in our area. Having completed the 2,175 miles of the Appalachian Trail in 2005, Joel and Kathy return eager to share their experiences by leading investigative walks and narrative hikes through local mountain scenery. Joel is a retired college biology professor and Kathy is a retired medical company executive who brings to Snowbird more than 50 years of collective outdoor experience.

Joel and Kathy are program managers and the longest-serving naturalist couple for the award-winning Smoky Mountain Field School. They also lead backcountry trips to Alaska through their Great Outdoors! Adventure Travel company. The Zachrys are also the authors of Bears We’ve Met, short stories of close encounters, available at the Lodge gift shop. #SMLOutdoors