top of page


All are welcome at the Trail Head Lodge. These mountains are magical and play host to a variety of guests throughout the year. The following are just a few packages that we offer, but if you want something that you don’t see here – just ask, we are happy to put together a custom package for you. 

Zero Day Accommodations in NC


ZERO DAYS AT THE THL: These packages were created with the Appalachian Trail Thru Hiker in mind. We are conveniently located at Milepost 326.5 and a stones throw away from the Big Bald entrance/exit to the AT.  If you are headed NOBO in early March, then book your 36 HOUR ZERO DAY PACKAGE early to make sure you get a bunk in our “Recreational Retreat” which has all the comforts of home. At the THL we’ll make sure you never go hiker hungry, and shuttle you to town to re-provision. Rest, relax, do laundry or sign up for optional adventure activities which include zip-lining, horseback riding or white water rafting.

  • Single Bunks/ Single Rooms/ Double Rooms

  • Clean Linens & Real Mattresses

  • Secure/Locked Facilities

  • Laundry Facilities (or Service Wash/Dry/Fold)

  • Free High Speed Internet/Wifi

  • Provisioning Opportunities

  • Activity Packages Available (Your Choice of One)

    • Rafting C1 I-IV Water​

    • Horseback Riding

    • Zip Lining

  • Transportation/Shuttle into Town

  • Full Kitchen/Meals Available

  • Heat/Air Conditioning

  • Office/Workspace/Printer

  • Full/Semi-Private Bathrooms

  • First Aid Kits

  • Bounce Box Hold/Delivery

Click on the button below, which will take you to our room reservations page and then scroll to your package. 

Section Hiking AT in NC


SECTION HIKING THE AT: You don’t have to take a 6 month sabbatical to hike the AT. The THL is the perfect location for your base camp while you start your section hike at Big Bald. We have 5-day and 8-day packages available with up to 58 miles of pre-tested routes. You’ll leave your car in the safety of our gated community, and spend your first night at the lodge enjoying a big dinner and a good night sleep. After a hot breakfast, we will shuttle you to your first entry point (and pick you up at your first exit, 4 days and 35.2 miles later). Have family members that want to stay in the lodge while you go on your hiking adventure? Not a problem, we’ll keep them well fed and entertained while you are gone.

NC Mountain Yoga Retreat


SPIRITUAL CENTERING AT THE THL: Imagine 3 days rooted in yoga and meditation. The Yoga Retreat is designed to guide you toward regaining mental, physical, and emotional balance. Join us in the deeply healing energetic vortex that are the Blue Ridge Mountains. Stay at the Trail Head Lodge with picturesque views, enjoy a unique healthy-gourmet culinary experience, take yoga twice daily participate in a variety of holistic wellness workshops, soak up the stunning natural landscape during hikes and activity excursions, and have ample free time to golf, ride horses, lounge by the pool, read a book, or journal.



A PLACE TO PARK OFF THE PARKWAY: The Pisgah Region of the Blue Ridge Parkway hosts millions of visitors each year. Whether you’re biking or driving, staying at the THL can make the most of your trip to this place of varied and significant natural resources. Enjoy your evenings in the casual comfort of the lodge, with social time, and dinner service. Take a break from the tour and partake in the many recreational activities available including horseback riding, tennis, a heated swimming pool, hiking trails, stocked trout pond and golf.

bottom of page