Descend from the Smokey Mountain peak on switchback roads to the waiting Pigeon River and you begin to understand why your next vacation destination is called River Adventure Lodge. However, it is not until you set foot into this sprawling luxury property – which is one-part tree house and one-part summer-camp-for-families – that you truly understand how deep the adventure runs.
With most cabin vacations, the adventure is what happens when you leave for the day; the cabin is merely a place to regroup and relax at night. With River Adventure Lodge, adventure begins the moment you arrive. In fact, even though it is minutes away from Sevierville, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, you may never have to leave to have the adventure of a lifetime.
Your day begins as you and your family rise from one of the massive beds in each of six bedrooms. Some of your family members may choose to walk out directly onto their balcony and listen to the birds and river. Others will meet in the rustic, yet modern, kitchen. Breakfast complete, it’s time to see where the day will lead.
The possibilities are endless at River Adventure Lodge. After all, the Smokey Mountains offer ample opportunity for hiking and exploring. However, you don’t need to leave to find all the adventure you desire. The options for the kids range from a fully-equipped game room to their own private playground. Adults will have a hard time choosing between the lawn games, the king-sized hammocks, or reading a book in a wood-hewn rocking chair.
Then, there is the ever changing adventure of the river. The Pigeon is famous not only for trout and small mouth bass fishing, but also for canoeing, kayaking, and inner-tubing. There’s even a prime swimming hole right on the property. You have stairway access to a permanent stone-and-cement river bank which extends into a jetty where you can sit or fish in the middle of the river without getting your feet wet or use it as a launching pad for adventure in the water!
As fun as the day is, the adventure awaiting you at night may even be better. Imagine grilling the fish you caught that afternoon using the outdoor cooking center. With seating for over 23 on the main deck, you can enjoy your dinner outside and have enough room for folks to gather to share all the adventures of the day. As the evening wears on, swim in the swim spa or unwind in one of two hot tubs and gaze into the star-filled sky.
Soon, night sounds replace birdsongs: the gentle crackling of the fire in the fire pit and the squeals of delight from the kids roasting marshmallows in anticipation of s’mores. Eventually, family members return to the house, some play a board game, some start a game of pool or air-hockey, while others gather around the HD TV to catch up on the news, their favorite programs, or a DVD. There’s even WiFi so the kids can update their status and post those pictures of you baiting a hook to Facebook.
Family members eventually retire to their bedroom – each equipped with a TV and some with a refrigerator and coffee pot for late-night snacking. Each adult bedroom has a private fireplace to set the mood for a little romantic adventure. One-by-one, everyone drifts to sleep to dream of all that awaits them in town, at the playground, in the woods, or hanging around in the only cabin in the region big enough to hold this much promise, this much excitement, this much adventure. Call today and start your adventure with your next vacation at River Adventure Lodge.
*For enjoyment of the outdoor fire pit, Timber Tops provides guest a starter set of logs. Guest may contact guest services for log delivery.