If you're looking for a resort that embraces tranquility and the outdoors, try Laurel Crest in the foothills of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Located in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., the resort offers 1- and 2-bedroom suites with plenty of living space that can sleep up to six people. There's all sorts of amenities for relaxation including whirlpool tubs, an indoor pool and sauna, but you'll want to take advantage of all the outside activities as well.
There's a playground for the kids, the Clubhouse deck offers great views of the Smokies and there are educational bird watching tours. The resort's also close to some of the national park's finest features including Clingman's Dome and Chimney Tops.
Outdoor enthusiasts can pick from a whole array of activities including hiking, climbing, whitewater rafting, ziplining, fishing and horseback riding.
And for those seeking more modern entertainment, there's Dollywood, Rock City, Ober Gatlinburg and all sorts of shopping and fun in downtown Gatlinburg.
Here's what Laurel Crest has to offer:
-- Inviting 1- and 2-bedroom suites
-- More than 1,100 square feet of living space
-- Plenty of room for up to 2 adults and 2 children
-- Unwind and relax in your private whirlpool tub
-- Breathe in the mountain air while enjoying awe-inspiring views of the Smokies (select units)
-- Full kitchens with everything needed to prepare family-style meals
-- DVD players to watch the latest releases
-- Swim a few laps in the indoor pool
-- Treat your kids to an afternoon at the children's playground or spend some time in the fun-filled game room
-- Melt away your cares in the soothing sauna room
-- Take flight with an educational bird watching tours
-- Enjoy seasonally-themed parties
-- Step onto the wrap around Clubhouse deck and let the great outdoors surround you
-- Shape up and work up a sweat in the fitness center
-- Get lost in the pages of a best seller in the reading lounge
The Smoky Mountains is the ultimate outdoor playground with an almost limitless supply of recreational activities:
-- Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited park in the country and you're invited to explore and hike over 900 miles of scenic and sometimes challenging nature trails
-- Dollywood offers thrills from the extreme to kid friendly and everything in between
-- Clingman's Dome offers scenic views spread spectacularly over five states
-- Climb the rising rocks of Chimney Tops
-- Soar through the trees on an adrenaline-filled zipline adventure
-- The Smoky Mountains actually hosts what could be the most miniature golf courses in the world
-- Don't forget to pick up some goodies and knickknacks made by a local artisans and craftspeople
-- Whitewater rafting expeditions are available from the mild to the wild
-- The rivers and streams of the Smoky Mountains are teeming with trout and smallmouth bass -- bring your rod and reel and hook 'em up
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