Welcome to the Historic Glen Choga Lodge Open For Reservations
The Authentic Rustic Experience
We hope you enjoy a visit to Glen Choga Lodge, where you walk back in time the minute you enter the property. A pond sits to the left as you drive up the driveway and the large lodge sits to the right. Check-in and check it all out. Sit by the pond as you catch the feeling that time is slowing down. A day in the mountains is equal to two days in the city. Join others on the front porch, where porch therapy is only 5 cents per session, and stay as long as you like.
Our venue is ready for you to begin planning where you will have your rehearsal dinner, your ceremony, and your reception. Why not stay at the lodge and have all three. There are several ceremony locations to choose from and any of them will be excellent. Your rehearsal dinner can be catered from the kitchen in the lodge for up to 30 people in the dining room. Your ceremony can be your choice of location on the 20-acre property. Boat rides are available on Nantahala Lake for photos.
Six one-bedroom suites have a central bathroom with a bedroom and sitting room on either side: walk-in shower, pedestal sink, and comfort height toilet. In the sitting room: a king-size or queen-sized bed, bureau, chair, sleeper sofa with foam mattress, side tables, and coffee table. All rooms have air conditioning, and the bath has a built-in heater. The rooms are individually decorated. The accommodations include: Vanity kits. Linens for the bathroom and bedroom. Bathrobes and slippers. Closets or chifforobes. Comfort foam mattresses and pillows.
A continental-style breakfast will be available in the dining and parlor room in the mornings from 8 to 10:30 AM. Coffee and tea will be available for 24 hours.
You are welcome to join everyone in the living room for a taste of local wines with cheese and crackers.
Enjoy your dinner on your own. Run down to town and enjoy Italian, Mexican, or Pizza at our very delicious local restaurants. You are always welcome to use the kitchen for your evening meals or use the outside grills for your cookouts.
The Porch is always open. Anytime you like please sit and enjoy the outdoors, watch hummingbirds, and other wildlife with a glass of wine or cup of tea or coffee.
The Library is on the second floor next to the Lounge. This is a great place to browse through the large and varied genre of books, historical articles about the lodge, and play games or puzzles.
About the Lodge
The courtyard, soon to open, behind the main entry is planned to be a luscious space for reading, sipping on a beverage of choice and enjoying the sounds of the Great Smoky Mountains, more specifically, Nantahala Forest, AKA The Land of the Noon Day Sun.
Stroll along the Little Choga Creek that runs through most of the 20 + acres and flows into Nantahala Lake.
Walk along the hiking trail until you find the cascading waterfalls (you will hear them first) and sit a bit on the deck, soon to open, overlooking the creek and waterfalls. Take a picnic to the falls for lunch and enjoy a conversation with your family and friends.
The photo on the page is of the rare stewarti camelia that has been on this property for decades and is usually in full bloom from June to July. We are very fortunate to have this marvelous blooming camelia tree.
There are plenty of adventures you can plan during your stay, but one is very close by, and that is Nantahala Lake. You will have direct access to the lake. Enjoy canoeing, kayaking, and some of the best fishing in North Carolina.
And, just a short drive from Glen Choga Lodge is the lush Nantahala National Forest. The forest covers a large portion of western North Carolina and includes three massive wilderness areas. Here, you can find any number of outdoor activities, including whitewater kayaking, hiking backcountry trails, and fishing in remote mountain streams and creeks.
And, don't forget the fantastic scenic drives in our part of North Carolina. We highly recommend you tour Mountain Waters National Scenic Byway and Cherohala Skyway when visiting.
For more information on everything the Nantahala Lake area has to offer, give us a call. We will be happy to help you plan your stay with us.