I am NOT kidding you when I tell you that Wilderness at the Smokies is seriously one of my most favorite places on Earth! My family and I used to go for New Years Weekend, but the past two Summers we have taken advantage of the warm weather and stay for a long weekend with my Grandmother. She’s not crazy about the beach these days, so this is a perfect spot for her to find shade and stay entertained by the kiddos.
If you have been thinking of taking your family here, I highly suggest it. It is a little more expensive to stay in the main building. We always opt for a condo, which adds a little walk to the park, but not bad! There’s so much to do on site, that you rarely have to leave the facility. The condos are complete with kitchens and ovens, so we eat in most often, allowing more time for play!
The indoor water park has a wave pool, 4 or 5 water slides, two great kid areas, and a pool. The outdoor park has much more, including a lazy river, cabanas, air condition cabins for rent (similar to a cabana, much more expensive and a lot cooler). Both indoor and outdoor parks have snack bars for lunch and dinner options! I haven’t even touched on the fact that there’s an arcade, a Starbucks, AND a candy store. Need I say more?
Here’s a few pictures from our weekend!
My Bikini is Betsy Johnson from last year. I’m linking a similar look from her current line
My baby sister…not so much a baby anymore
My niece Charlotte aka “Char Char” posing in her adorable swimsuit