The resort boasts an 18-hole championship golf course designed by three-time Masters and British Open winner Gary Player. Set in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, the course features a bubbling stream framed by valley forests. Options 3 and 5 with this Groupon include a round of golf for two.
An entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is only 4 miles away. The park encompasses more than 520,000 acres filled with ancient trees, majestic waterfalls, and rugged mountains. Visitors can hike a portion of the Appalachian Trail or watch for elk and white-tailed deer roaming the dense forests.
The resort’s one-bedroom units feature full kitchens equipped with refrigerators, stoves, and microwaves, allowing guests to enjoy home-cooked meals.
If you choose Option 2 or 4, use your $50 dining credit at the recently renovated Crystelle Creek Restaurant & Grill, located about 10 minutes from the hotel. The eatery serves fresh Smoky Mountains trout, White Gulf shrimp, oak-fired Prime aged steaks, and house beer on tap. An adjacent creek, overhead cascades, and live music create an enchanting setting for enjoying a meal on the heated porch.
Local attractions such as Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies and the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre make Gatlinburg a fun vacation spot for families.
Back at the hotel, you can unwind in the heated indoor swimming pool, face off against your relatives in the game room, or take in the spectacular mountain views from the picnic area.
Gatlinburg, Tennessee: Family-Friendly Fun amid the Great Smoky Mountains
Gatlinburg sits just north of the Great Smoky Mountains in eastern Tennessee, near the border of North Carolina. The city is just a few miles from the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of America’s most popular national parks. Here, you can hike more than 100 trails that wend past waterfalls and pioneer-era log cabins tucked deep within the densely forested mountains. Or, drive or bike along the 11-mile loop through Cades Cove, a broad valley known for its ample wildlife-viewing opportunities; deer, black bears, wild turkeys, and vacationing college mascots are known to frequent the open meadows.
Hop on one of Gatlinburg’s red-and-green trolleys to explore downtown Gatlinburg and surrounding areas. The trolleys stop at more than 100 locations in and around the city, including Great Smoky Mountains National Park (June–October) and Dollywood. There are also indoor water parks, ghost tours, and quirky museums throughout the city, which include Ripley's Believe it or Not Odditorium, Guinness World Records Museum, and a museum showcasing more than 20,000 salt and pepper shakers.