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The Lodge at Buckberry Creek

Lodge or Resort
Buckberry Lodge Adirondack Camp

Driving Directions

When coming from Pigeon Forge, take the Gatlinburg Bypass to the Campbell Lead exit, turn left and left again at the stop sign onto Campbell Lead Road. The Lodge is approximately 1.7 miles on the left.

When coming from the National Park, take the Gatlinburg Bypass to the Campbell Lead exit, turn right and then left at the stop sign onto Campbell Lead Road. The Lodge is approximately 1.7 miles on the left.

From Downtown Gatlinburg, go to stoplight #10, turn right onto Ski Mountain Road, go to Wiley Oakley Road and turn right. At the next stop sign, which is Campbell Lead Road, turn right and we are the first drive on the right.

Locally or Family Owned Business Notes

For three generations, the McLean family of East Tennessee has owned 90 pristine mountainside acres located next to the Smoky Mountains National Park with an uninterrupted view of Mount LeConte. Members of the family have enjoyed the sights, sounds, and allure of the property for over 60 years, but have always desired to share the natural beauty of their mountain paradise with others.

Over the years, the family studied various ways to develop the property while keeping much of the land in its natural state, including the rushing waters of Buckberry Creek, which runs through the property. After having spent time in upstate New York and enjoying the classic lodges in the Adirondacks, as well as the Smoky Mountains' own Elkmont Community, it was decided to build a small group of buildings reminiscent of the rustic but elegant "Great Camps of America."

Thus began a labor of love, transporting logs, other structural components, and authentic Adirondack antiques from upstate New York. The McLean family has gone to great lengths to improve the property but not take away from its original natural beauty. The Lodge at Buckberry Creek now sits on 26 of the original 90 acres and includes a creek-side pavilion and even a traditional lean-to nestled near the creek.

You are cordially invited to come to Buckberry Lodge and enjoy the beauty and serenity the McLean family has enjoyed for the past fifty years.

Visiting our rustically, elegant lodge is like stepping back in time, yet with all the modern amenities. Pristine Smoky Mountain views are the focal point of most our 44 luxuriously, individually appointed suites.

While staying at our mountain retreat you could easily spend your days enjoying our walking trails, napping in the hammock by Buckberry Creek, and enjoying the delicious fare of our restaurant—and never need venture beyond our driveway.

And if you are looking to explore our incredible natural surroundings—hiking, fishing, skiing, fine arts and crafts, and scenic drives are just minutes away. We’ll even pack you a lunch… If you are staying with us on business or just want to let others know about our Great Camp of the Smokies, we provide free WiFi throughout the Lodge.

The Lodge at Buckberry Creek offers an unrivaled experience in the Smokies!

Recreational Opportunities

What sets us apart is your experience. Here you may enjoy fine regional cuisine on a splendid balcony overlooking mighty Mt. LeConte. Or spend quality time in our Pavilion alongside Buckberry Creek. Take a leisurely hike through the Great Smoky Mountains and then enjoy a therapeutic in-room massage treatment for the ultimate in relaxation. There’s much to explore, and experience, at Buckberry Lodge.


Seasons Open

All year


Rate Range

$180 to $460


  • Eco-Friendly
  • Locally or Family-Owned Business


Lodging Style and Amenities

Buckberry Lodge provides the only all-suite luxury stay in the Smoky Mountains. Each suite boasts its own unique decor in the rustic flavor of the Adirondack style—without sacrifice to finer comforts like generous soaking tubs, fireplaces, and private balconies. Depending upon size of suite, rates range from $180 to $460 nightly.

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