New in 2023
The Country Tower will reopen in Mid-March with new amenities like Beary Bears Galactic Galaxy, ReFuel, Candi’s Candy Kitchen, The Friendship Forest Activity Center, and Outpost.
In Late May other areas like Beary Bears Galactic Bowl, Granny Cluckett’s Family Breakfast, Nonnaroni’s Pizza Shop, and a new version of the Snack Shack with an expanded menu.
In late June, River Tower will open with additional guest rooms, a new guest laundry, and fitness center.
Friendship Forest Activity Center
The Friendship Forest Activity Center is home to Camp Country, a buzz of activities and entertainment day and night. Enjoy time with your kids as our Camp Country team offers a variety of crafts, coloring and gaming. Get creative with Draw Alive, an interactive digital art experience where children watch their drawings come to life in a virtual world. The Activity Center is also home to Rowdy Rabbit’s Rock Climb, where your family can experience three levels of difficulty in our two-story climbing terrains – are you brave enough to take the Leap of Faith?
As the sun goes down, our iconic Treehouse Stage is the place to be. Join our Forest friends for nightly meet and greet, a pajama dance party, and story time. There’s always something new to do with a collection of bingo, game shows, and Bear-aoke, our very own kids karaoke hosted by Beary Bear himself.
Rowdy Rabbit's Rock Climb
Rowdy Rabbit’s Rock Climb - where your family can experience three levels of difficulty in our two-story climbing terrains – are you brave enough to take the Leap of Faith? Located in the Friendship Forest Activity Center.
Outpost Gift Shop
The Outpost brings a unique shopping experience with several hands-on activities. Search for treasure at Rowdy Rabbit’s Mining Company, take home a personalized leather bracelet, and visit Beary Bear’s Build-A-Buddy to create a new friend and customize them with clothes and accessories. Our characters invite you to join their adventure with themed costumes, toys, and plushies. Whether you want to be a pirate like Braxton Beaver or a princess like Susie Sue Skunk, let your kids bring their imaginations to life with any of our Forest Friends.
If you’re heading to the pool for the day, we offer cover-ups, pool bags, flip flops, sunscreen, and even goggles for a splashin’ good time. Bring your vacation home with a custom designed Smoky Mountain quilt and our exclusive line of bath products -Smoky Mountain Mist Organics. One-of-a-kind branded souvenirs including t-shirts, mugs, hats, magnets and so much more are all available here at the Outpost. But wait! Don’t forget to fill your candy cup, featuring more than 20 bins overflowing with all your favorite flavors.
Rowdy Rabbit's Mining Company
Search for treasure at Rowdy Rabbit’s Mining Company located at The Outpost.
Beary Bear's Galactic Galaxy Family Arcade
Beary Bear’s Galactic Galaxy offers you an arcade experience like no other with endless hours of fun for all ages. It’s truly “Out of This World”. Whether you want to play a little or a lot, grab a reloadable card that gives you access to over 30 games and attractions. Step inside our state-of-the-art VR arena and challenge your family and friends to an array of immersive experiences. Bring your family together as you compete against the clock to master our Space Racer Escape Game. Use your stealth skills to conquer our lazer maze and shoot for the stars to redeem your tickets for lots of great prizes.
Candi's Candy Kitchen
Made fresh daily, Candi is in the kitchen whipping up something for every sweet tooth. Watch our candy makers create an array of sweet treats for you and your family. Candi’s Candy Kitchen features gourmet popcorn, freshly made mini donuts, homemade fudge, decadent cupcakes and specialty cookies. Indulge in chocolatey treats from dipped pretzels to chocolate covered cookies to delectable clusters. You can also spoil your family with caramel apples seasonal treats galore.
Ordinary people fuel... extraordinary guests “ReFuel”. Whether you’re starting your day, or looking for a late-night snack, ReFuel will help you conquer your vacation. We offer specialty coffees and teas that can be customized to your taste, grab-and-go items, a variety of snacks, and cold drinks for the entire family. Order a hot breakfast sandwich to kickstart your adventure or grab granola bars and chips for that perfect hiking snack. When you need a boost during an exciting day of exploring, shopping, and hiking in the Smoky Mountains, we’ve got you covered ... ReFuel.
Our Rapid Refill system, an on-property fountain drink package, was created with convenience in mind, with all-day or all-stay cup options available for purchase. Refill stations are located all around the property, so you can enjoy cold beverages whenever your heart desires.
(Opening June 2023)
Let Scoops be your cherry on top this vacation. Outrageous gourmet shakes are the star of the show here, topped with cupcakes, cookies, doughnuts and more. With a variety of hand dipped ice cream flavors and toppings galore, create your very own frozen masterpiece. There’s something for everyone, including lactose free and vegan options. Speaking of outrageous, treat the whole family to Braxton Beaver’s Shipwreck Sundae complete with 12 scoops, 12 indulgent toppings, cool whip, and of course a cherry on top.
Beary Bear's Galactic Bowl
(Opening June 2023)
Aim for a strike at Beary Bear’s Galaxy Bowl, six lanes of duck pin bowling. Even better than bowling, enjoy bowling that’s sized for everyone in the family. Still working on your skills? No problem! With duck pin bowling you get three tries each frame. With 20 more games Beary Bears Galactic Bowl adds more fun for everyone.
(Opening June 2023)
Granny is cluckin’ in the kitchen and believe you me, it’s cluckin’ good. No better way to start your day than an all-you-can-eat family style feast. Our giant skillet filled with unlimited bacon, sausage, eggs, biscuits and gravy, breakfast potatoes, and character waffles, will ensure no one leaves Granny’s hungry. A plant-based skillet option is available to accommodate most dietary needs. Coffee, orange juice, and milk included all for the great value of $14.99 for adults and $9.99 for our friends 12 and under.
(Opening June 2023)
Use our selection of authentic meats and traditional vegetable toppings to satisfy your pizza cravings. Pair your 14” pizza with salads and dessert for the ultimate family feast. Select a gluten-free option with our delicious cauliflower crust. Order in-person or from your mobile device, we have you covered for lunch, dinner, or late-night.
(Opening June 2023)
When you’re splashing the day away, the Snack Shack is your go-to place for food and refreshments. If you’re craving burgers, tenders, and fries or simply some popcorn and nachos, we have it. A great place to pick up your refillable souvenir mugs which you can choose for ‘Good All Day or ‘Good All Stay’. Our Valid Fill option gives you the opportunity to enjoy all of your favorite Coca-Cola beverages poolside and throughout the resort. When the sun is blazing, get chilly with slushies and ice cream. Order in person or scan a QR code for mobile ordering while you continue relaxing by the pool or in your cabana.
(Opening July 2023)
Be immersed in a modern yet rustic space in our new seven-story River Tower, with light and airy touches carrying the mountain breeze inside all 91 rooms. The heart and soul of the Smoky Mountains is truly celebrated, with families in mind from start to finish. Each room will usher in relaxation for the adults and adventure for the kids. Our Forest Friends have brought our two room types to life with ‘kid spaces’ designed with adventure and fun in mind.
Our Cabin Suites offer a special cabin-themed space that takes kids straight into Friendship Forest. The cabin area in each unit has two sets of themed twin bunk beds to accommodate four guests. There is also a king-sized bed in the main sleeping area.
Our Treehouse suites come complete with a treehouse-themed area, so the kids will truly feel like they are a part of the Forest Friend’s stories. The treehouse space in each unit has one set of themed twin bunk beds to accommodate two guests, as well as a king-sized bed in the main sleeping area. Thanks to our Pirate, Braxton Beaver, all River Tower rooms are complete with an in-room scavenger hunt where young adventurers can follow clues to crack a secret code that opens a treasure chest.