Hike Mountains to Sea Trail to Rattlesnake Lodge

Rattlesnake Lodge was a summer home of Asheville physician Chase P Ambler and a retreat until it was destroyed by fire in 1926. Today the stone foundation remains, as well as remnants of other artifacts like the outline of an in-ground pool.

Dogs are welcome, but must be on a 6 foot leash.

The hike to Rattlesnake Lodge about 2.8 miles round trip from Ox Creek Rd.

Directions from Honey Hill Inn and Cabins

Take I-40 east to I-240 (toward Asheville). Take Exit 4A, US 19/23 north, toward Weaverville. Drive 6 miles and take exit 21/New Stock Rd. At the end of the ramp, turn right and immediately turn left. Drive 8/10 mile. At the stoplight, turn right onto Reems Creek Rd. Drive 4 miles and turn right onto Ox Creek Rd. Go 3.7 miles and arrive at the parking lot (on left).

The Hike

From the parking lot, follow the trail for a short distance to where it intersects with the Mountains-to-Sea Trail. Turn left on the trail and start up the switchbacks for 1.4 miles to the lodge site.


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