Thanksgiving at Kanuga

Celebrating Our Many Blessings


November 22-27, 2022

Share Thanksgiving with family and friends among the pines at Kanuga this year. With your cozy historic cottage, guest house, or inn room as home base, hike 20 miles of trails, take a downhill run on Ride Kanuga mountain bike trails, rock on the porch with a good book, and enjoy cocoa by your cottage fire. And get ready to EAT! Kanuga offers three mouthwatering meals a day during your visit, plus a traditional Thanksgiving Day feast.

RESERVATIONS: If you have stayed with us during Thanksgiving before, Kate Bakko,, will contact you soon. If you would be a new guest, stay tuned here for announcements about reservations. 

Kanuga recommends mask wearing in indoor public spaces.

Kanuga is home to a variety of wildlife, including bear, deer, and (of course!) geese. Please be aware of your surroundings, and never chase or feed wildlife. Geese can be particularly aggressive when chased or otherwise threatened.

Each historic cottage or guest house features a porch, living room with fireplace, and plenty of charm. Accommodations range in size from one to six bedrooms and each is equipped with a mini-refrigerator and microwave. Per-night rates vary depending on the number of bedrooms and cottage amenities. Firewood for your guest cottage or guest house is available from Kanuga’s shop for purchase in bundles. 

Adjacent to the main Lodge and renovated in 2016, the inn offers comfortable rooms with air conditioning and an elevator. Each floor has a communal rocking chair balcony overlooking the lake. 

At Kanuga, the focus is on connecting with each other, nature, and the Creator. Therefore, you will not find a television, telephone, or other technology in our rooms. Wifi is provided, however.

ALL GUESTS IN ALL LODGING: Please observe quiet time from 11 p.m.-7 a.m. 


YES! There will be KANUGA TOAST! Meals are prepared daily by our chef in the Kanuga kitchens. There are three meals a day, beginning with dinner on arrival day and ending with breakfast on departure day.

The Thanksgiving week menu features an incredible assortment of FRESH, DELICIOUS meals served by staff buffet-style. On Thanksgiving Day, prepare for a feast! 


BREAKFAST  7:30-9 a.m.

LUNCH  11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

SUPPER  5:30-7 p.m.

The Shop at Kanuga offers pick-up snacks, ice cream, soft drinks, beer, wine, and s’mores (of course!). 

Our shop stocks a selection of Kanuga swag, locally themed giftware, original artwork, caps, water bottles, gifts for babies, candles, jackets and tees, and much more. If you forgot sunscreen, bug spray, or other necessities, you’ll find them here. Firewood is available as well.

The Shop at Kanuga is located in the main lodge and is open seven days a week.

Many activities are included with your reservation, including hiking on our 20 miles of trails, tennis, basketball, and fishing (catch and release). 

During Thanksgiving week, additional activities will be centered around the holidays. Your favorite spaces, like the rocking chair porch and Daisy’s Lake Trail await your visit. The Library and Fireplace Lounge in the main lodge are also open, as well as the indoor gym. Depending on when you visit, other activities may be available for an additional fee.

Ride Kanuga mountain bike park offers world-class downhill trails. Visit to book your mountain biking experience.

Kanuga documents and shares guest experiences in its marketing. If you do not want your image to be shared, please let us know. No drone photography is permitted by Kanuga guests.

If posting to social media, please tag #Kanuga so we know it’s ok to share on our channels.

Drone photography is not permitted by guests at any time.

During this time, housekeeping is not providing daily service. As always, if you have specific requests, we will do our best to honor them.

Guest laundry facilities are complimentary, and located on the ground floor of Kanuga Lake Inn. 

Check-in: 5 p.m. 
Check-out: 9 a.m.

With the exception of service dogs, pets are not invited to attend Thanksgiving Guest Period.