My family and I love to travel and one place we love to visit is Tennessee. Recently we had the opportunity to visit Wilderness at the Smokies. This was actually our second time visiting the resort. I we loved it so much the first time, that we just had to go back!
The Wilderness at the Smokies is located in Sevierville, TN. It’s an amazing-looking water park resort and hotel. They have Two restaurants, The Hidden Bar & Grill and The Thirsty Miner. They also Have Four snack Bars located through out the resort, Grizzly’s Grill, Coyote Cove, Bluegill’s Cove and Billy Jacks Snack Shack. Let me not forget for the tired guest, who after a long day at the water park Wilderness At The Smokies offers In-Room Dining.
This time when we stayed, we had a beautiful pool side suite. When you sat on the balcony the view was really nice. We stayed 2 nights and LOVED every minute. The resort is convenient to the beautiful Smoky Mountains National Park as well as many great shopping and dining venues. We were thrilled to stay in a One Bedroom Deluxe Suite at the Wilderness at the Smokies River Lodge. The Suite was really nice. I love being able to spread out and not be on top of each other. The kids were in one room and we were in the other.
The view from our balcony.
One of the best things about the suite, was that there was 3 TV’s and 2 bathrooms plus a kitchen area.. WOW was all I had to say when we opened our door! The room had, 2 Rooms, 2 Bathrooms, 1 Queen Bed, 1 Queen/Twin Bunk Bed, 1 Twin Sofa Sleeper, 1 Queen Murphy bed, 1 Queen Sofa Sleeper more then enough room for my family of Four! As always check in was really easy and the staff are so friendly and helpful!
The Wilderness at the Smokies has not one BUT three water parks. The Wild Waterdome and Lake Wilderness were connected to the lodge our room was located in. Salamander Springs is up the hill a bit at the other lodge. he Wild Waterdome is an indoor park which fills a 66,000 square foot, state of the art building. The Dome is indoors and that means you can enjoy it’s pools and slides in any weather. They have a slide for everyone. From the scream inducing Storm Chaser to the family friendly Runaway Canyon.
The kids and Ronnie also went in The Great Wave, this is wave-pool and is 10,000 square feet of rolling wave fun! The kids had so much fun, hoping on the tubes and riding the waves. I loved watching them laugh, it is a wonderful feeling when you see your family having so much fun.
Devon also loves Washout Mountain. Washout Mountain is a multilevel water play feature that is open for fun all year round! It has two slides and lots of spraying water features soak you in fun! Kids will rush to find the best splash-down area under the enormous tipping bucket when the warning bell rings. He loved waiting for the bucket to drop the water on him.
This time around we got to enjoy the outside water park called the Lake Wilderness outdoor water-park. Here, you will find the Wild Vortex slide where you free fall almost 39 feet and fly around a loop at up to 40 mph! Not up to generating g-force? Grab a tube and meander around Cataloochie Creek. This lazy river is so relaxing and run at the same time. Need something in between? Visit Washout Rapids wave pool or the Cyclone Racer for a little family fun. Devon and Ronnie had so much fun just relaxing on the lazy river.
When we wanted to stay dry and still have fun we took the kids to Adventure Forest. ”It is 25,000 sq. ft. indoor, dry family adventure center. Adventure Forest will give guests a chance to DRY off from all of the WET activities Wilderness currently provides. Non-Resort Guests will be allowed into the Adventure Forest (based on availability). Guests will be able to challenge their inner-fears, in the canopy of the Adventure Forest on Tree Top Towers, a three story ropes course; or take down the competition in an exciting game of laser tag at Fury in the Forest, a multilevel laser tag arena, as well as many other thrilling attractions and mega arcade. Adventure Forest can also be your one-stop-shop for any type of party! These party rooms give your group all the space you’ll need and party packages are available to meet your every wish.”
As you can tell, it’s a great place for people of all ages (it also has a golf course)! It’s a nice place for families! You can go and enjoy the park during the day and then not have to drive home. Wilderness at the Smokies pprovides a fun experience for the whole family and even has a friendly staff! The check-in and check-out were quick, easy, and painless! I would definitely go back there!
One thing I really love about Wilderness at the Smokies is, if it is raining you can still have fun at the indoor water park and Adventure Forest. You can also dine at one of the restaurants they have or just stay in and order room service. It has the best of everything you can look for when your deciding to go on vacation. If you want to take the family away during the winter, you can still have fun swimming and taking the kids on the water slides!