The highest guest lodge in the eastern United States sits on Mount LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Five trails and exactly zero roads lead to LeConte Lodge, meaning visitors have to hike at least four hours to make it to the group of log cabins huddling at 6,360 feet. Construction began in 1926, eight years before the national park was established. The lodge is well known for its views of the sunrise and for the llamas that bring supplies in up the Trillium Gap Trail. It's technically on the beaten path, but very far away everything else. [$132.00 per person for a cabin; lecontelodge.com]
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