The mountains are calling…

Sterchi Lodge is accepting reservations!

For reservations, contact the church at (865) 524-3048 to check availability.

Sterchi Lodge

Sterchi Lodge is located on a mountaintop along the Tennessee-North Carolina state line about 80 miles from downtown Knoxville off Interstate 40. It is a heated, modern facility designed to be in harmony with its setting. Situated at the top of 35 wooded mountaintop acres, it borders both the Pisgah National Forest and the Cherokee National Forest.

Weather at Sterchi Lodge

Click here to view the public Sterchi Lodge weather dashboard to prepare for your visit!

Enjoy timelapse webcam footage from the lodge’s mountain-facing webcam to get ready for your mountaintop retreat.


Please review Covid guidelines about our facilities! The Lodge also features dorm-like bedroom facilities, bathroom and shower facilities and a fully equipped kitchen. Features include a large wraparound porch with rocking chairs, picnic tables, and spectacular mountain views. Outdoor activities include a children’s playground, volleyball court, basketball goal, and nature trail. Hiking is available on the Appalachian Trail, which is located approximately one-half mile from the Lodge at Max Patch Mountain.

Property and Use

Sterchi Lodge is the property of Church Street United Methodist Church (CSUMC) established for the promotion of Christian fellowship and the advancement of God’s kingdom. These facilities are provided and maintained by CSUMC for use by its members and other groups whose use of the premises does not conflict with the priorities and policies of CSUMC.


A Sterchi Lodge Fund has been established to help ensure the future maintenance and development of Sterchi Lodge. Memorials, honoraria and gifts to this fund may be made through CSUMC.


Please contact the church office at 865-524-3048 if you would like to learn more about Sterchi Lodge or discuss a reservation.