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Off Path Smoky Mountains Weddings

A Cozy Lakeside Mountain Retreat

On a grassy plateau looking out over the lake and the Great Smoky Mountains, you'll be overwhelmed with views and things to do during your time at Off Path. Walk down to the lake, hike a mountain peak, or relax by a bonfire as you watch the fog roll over the mountains each night.

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Located directly across the lake from Smoky Mountains National Park and surrounded by undisturbed forests on all sides, Off Path Hermitage is far from the crowds and developments further north, yet close to almost everything the Smoky's has to offer.

Our property includes lake access, boat rentals, connected hiking trails, private spas, bars, restaurants, horse rentals, and more entertainment than you could possibly imagine.


Relax, Celebrate, Explore

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Unbeatable Views

Below the Smoky Mountains and looking out over the water, Off Path Hermitage combines the best of mountain and lake life. Our unique location provides amazing scenery and privacy that's becoming hard to find in the area. Enjoy breathtaking sunsets next to a roaring fire, a sky full of stars, and all your friends and family.


Chef Cooked Meals

Start each morning with an amazing breakfast as the sun rises through the morning mountain mist. Finish each night with a cold drink as you watch the sun dip into the pines. Specializing in mountain classics and locally sourced food, we can customize the menu around your tastes and preferences the entire week.

Ridge Restaurant | Morning Mist Bar | Tom Turkey Café | Pinewood Hangout

Cards for Payments, Access, and Safety

Safe, Fun, Convenient

After checking-in, each guest will get a card that opens their room, tracks activity locations, and works as a cashless payment option for all food, drink, rentals, and adventures. Control your children's spending abilities and ensure you always know where everyone is at.

Something for Everyone

Endless Entertainment

Say ``I Do`` looking out over the water and Great Smoky Mountain range or head deep into the forest for something more rugged. Ready for rain or shine, Smoky Mountain Hermitage has no noise restrictions which means you'll be partying the night away under the stars. When you're ready to call it a night, you and your guests can just walk to your rooms – everything you need is right there!

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& Details

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We've designed each Off Path location with convenience, safety, and fun in mind. From complimentary shuttles to pick you up to local activities, food, drink, and accessible facilities, we've got it all!

On-site facilities and 24/7 staff means that support is always available at a moment's notice. Feel free to make last minute changes or arrange for special assistance for your guests. Poor weather? We've got you covered – literally!

Venue Amenities

  • Digital Photo booth
  • Room Set Up
  • Break Down/Clean Up
  • Outdoor Fire Pit
  • Large Tables w/Linens
  • Outdoor Bar
  • Personalized Menu Cards
  • Champagne Toast
  • Cake Cutting Service
  • Heat & Air

Ceremony Amenities

  • Exclusive Use Of Site
  • Indoor / Outdoor
  • Religious Options
  • Small Chapel on-site
  • White Chair set up
  • Bridal Salon for the Day
  • Groomsmen Hangout
  • Photo Shuttle Service
  • Appetizers and Drinks
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4 regular and all deluxe rooms are ADA handicap accessible. There are areas that are unpaved/rough and may be difficult to access by wheelchair.

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Parking and Shuttles

Due to limited on-site parking, we use a complimentary shuttle and airport pickup system for all guests. For guests that are driving, we have off-site parking available.

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In-case of unexpected rain and/or chilly weather, Off Path always has outdoor heaters and indoor accommodations ready for any last minute changes.

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Style and Decor

From customized flower arrangements and lighting to themed weddings (just ask!), we can customize your celebration down to the very last detail.

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Special Activities at Smoky Mountain Hermitage

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World-Class Trails and Hiking

With hundreds of miles of trails along the Smoky Mountain peaks and ridges, you and your guests will never run out of new places to see and explore. From the rolling lakeside foothills where our main village is located to mountains rising straight up from the lake, Off Path Smoky Mountains provides a never ending supply of some of the most incredible views Appalachia has to offer.

Lakes, Mountains, and National Parks

Three national parks and lake access within walking distance provides endless adventure and entertainment.

Outdoor Movie Theatre Nights

Watch newly released movies with your friends and family on a huge outdoor screen

Visit local Mountain Towns and Shops

Visit Bryson City or a handful of other small mountain towns for great shopping, food, and sights.

Get Out to Explore or Pamper Yourself

Spend the day on the lake or enjoy yourself in our full-service Swedish style spa and lounge.

Guest Rooms

Perched on top of the world, Off Path's accommodations combine the best of Appalachian design with views that you have to see to believe. Watch the sun dip below the horizon each evening with a glass of regional wine or local craft brew. Explore the Milky Way Galaxy with perfect clarity through your room's large ceiling window. Wake up to the sun rising over the lake and mountains.

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Wifi Coverage

Stay connected with fast satellite wifi coverage throughout the entire Off Path village area

Laundry Service

Drop off your clothing at our service desk and we'll return them the next day washed, dried, and folded

Smoking Free Areas

We've created designated smoking zones away from other guests and potential wildfire risk areas

Welcome Drink

Join us for a welcome drink, snacks, and celebration at the central restaurant dome when you arrive at Smoky Hermitage


Join us for daily yoga sessions, guided meditation, art actives, and full spa/massage experiences each day

Equipment Rentals

Rent bikes, hiking gear, beach umbrellas, lawn games, and everything else you need during your trip

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The Ceremony


Depending on the weather, you’ll be able to tie the knot looking out over the Great Smoky Mountains, at our lakeside ceremony space, or inside one of our larger domes. No matter where you’re at, we can provide custom decorations or convert any space into religious areas at your request. A small catholic chapel and outdoor space is also available in the forest.

The Reception


Receptions at Off Path Venues happen in our largest domes with plenty of space for dancing, food, tables and hours of fun. Our Smoky Mountain wedding location features cutting-edge sound and PA system, outdoor fire pits and lounge areas, and a huge bay windows so that everyone can enjoy the scenery while celebrating your marriage.





Early Support Guarantee – Stay 2 Nights on Us


It’s an exciting time at Off Path Venues as our team works full speed to prepare the site for 2020 wedding season. Since this venue isn’t complete yet, we don’t have final photos of the finished site. Book with us now and we’ll host you for two nights this summer so you can see what Off Path Smoky Mountains is all about before your wedding day. If it’s not for you, we’d be happy to provide a full refund. We’ll also provide an additional $500 subsidy towards your photographer bill to thank you for early support.

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