Five-star accommodations less than 15 minutes from Dollywood: That sums up Wilderness Theater and Lodge in a nutshell. Located in the Alpine Mountain Village resort, the three-bedroom log home is within walking distance of the Pigeon Forge Parkway, which is home to the Titanic Museum, a huge outlet mall, dinner theaters, restaurants, and more. But because the lodge is packed with so many luxuries, you may never want to leave!
Chief among these amenities is the home theater—the reason the lodge has “theater” in its name. You can kick back on the plush sofas and watch a favorite movie or even the big game on the 100” screen. The HDTV system includes surround sound and a Blu-ray player. And to make the viewing experience complete, there’s even an old-fashioned popcorn machine in the room.
The home theater is part of the game room that makes up much of the lower level. When you’re not watching a film, you can challenge friends to table tennis, have a go at one of the two arcades, or play on the Nintendo Wii or the PlayStation 3. If those aren’t enough entertainment options for you, head to the loft, where you’ll find a pool table. You might find yourself hoping for a rainy day, just so you can make time for them all.
The main floor’s great room is ideal for resting up between games. The log walls, wood floors, and beamed cathedral ceiling exemplify rustic refinement, as do the comfortable couch and the roomy leather recliner. The stone-surround fireplace adds to the welcoming ambience in winter, while the ceiling fan provides a gentle breeze in summer.
The great room’s dining area includes a table that seats six and a breakfast bar with room for two more. Separating the dining area from the kitchen, the breakfast bar is also a handy spot for helping to prepare meals. And though you might have planned to eat most of your meals out (Wilderness Theater and Lodge is close to a wealth of restaurants), you might change your mind once you see how spacious, well equipped, and absolutely charming the kitchen is.
Wilderness Theater and Lodge has three bedrooms and three bathrooms, one on each floor for maximum privacy. Each bedroom includes a king-size bed, a flat-screen TV, and a ceiling fan, making the lodge as well suited for several couples vacationing together as it is for a family. While each bedroom is a delight, the master suite on the main floor has a little something extra: a private jetted tub. If you have additional guests, sofas in the great room and the game room convert into queen-size beds, enabling the lodge to sleep ten people in all.
And don’t feel bad if you end up in one of the bedrooms without the jetted tub, because Wilderness Theater and Lodge has a roomy hot tub on its deck. After a day spent chasing the kids throughout Dollywood or hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the massaging jets of the hot tub will have your weary muscles feeling as good as new. The deck is also outfitted with rocking chairs, a porch swing (so romantic!), and a bistro table. You could easily while away the entire day out there, glorying in the crisp breeze whispering through the trees and the singing of sparrows and warblers.
The amenities extend beyond the lodge itself. Because Wilderness Theater and Lodge is within Alpine Mountain Village, in the summer you’ll have free access to the resort’s outdoor pool. Little ones can frolic in the play area year-round, and everyone will enjoy strolling along the resort’s hiking path, which meanders alongside a stream.
Whether you like amusement parks or hiking, swimming or shopping, being constantly on the go or lounging in luxury, you’re sure to have a fabulous time at Wilderness Theater and Lodge. But don’t just take our word for it: Book your stay today, and see for yourself!
Please remember that Gatlinburg and the surrounding area is a mountain town with snow and icy conditions during the winter. Inclement weather can affect driving and parking conditions regardless of the property, driveway, or roads. We strongly recommend four-wheel drive and/or chains during the winter months.