My father and stepmother gave my family a gift card to the Wilderness at the Smokies for Christmas!!! Since Jackson was out of school till Jan Th we decided to take a small family get away!! It was awesome!! Since we chose a great time to go (right after New Years, most schools already back in, etc....) we got a great deal. They have 2 hotels on site and the Stone Hill Lodge is more budget friendly. Since they weren't booked up they decided to close the Stone Hill and we were able to stay at the River Lodge, but for the price of the Stone Hill!! We were so happy, because we did not have to shuttle back and forth to get to the water park. It snowed Tuesday so we were really happy we did not have to shuttle!!
We love the log cabin feel. The beds and table and chairs were so nice. The people at the hotel were not as friendly as we have seen before, but the water park employees were super nice!! Bart and Jackson went to the arcade Monday night and me and Stephen went back up to the room. They must have closed the arcade Monday night because Tuesday all the games and stuff were gone. They are doing a huge remodel and we were told they would have a movie theater, bigger and better game room and some other stuff. It was to cold and since it snowed the putt putt golf was closed and of course the outside water park!!Jackson LOVED it all!! He really liked when the big waves came on in the wave pull!!