Big Thunder Lodge is a beautiful 2-story, 6 bedrooms, 6 full baths and 2 half baths, 4,400 square ft. cabin that sleeps 16 with ease. This wooden wonder has all the comforts of home with premium cable and a full size washer and dryer on both levels of the house. The master bedroom suites feature gas fireplaces and attached bathroom with a jetted tub.
The main living area comes complete with leather sofas, love seat, matching chair with ottoman, a large Flat Screen HDTV with surround sound, DVD and a beautiful gas stacked-stone fireplace adds to the charm and coziness as you take in views from the large glass wall. The open main floor kitchen and dining areas will comfortably seat 8 at the table plus 6 large bar stools and comes fully-equipped to prepare meals full of memories. To add to the luxurious relaxation, cook and dine on the main level deck with a large stainless steel gas grill, two picnic tables, large Adirondack chairs and a private hot tub perfectly situated to that you can relax while soaking in the unbelievable views surrounding you.
If you like the upstairs living area, then wait until you see the lower level. There is a second fully equipped kitchen, dining area, expansive living and game space with an 8-foot slate pool table, a 30 game stand-up video arcade and a more leather furniture where you can enjoy your favorite TV show, movie or videos on the large 50" HDTV. The views from Wild Briar Resort just off of Upper Middle Creek Road are beyond compare.
A short drive from Big Thunder Lodge to the heart of Pigeon Forge and Sevierville for a day full of shopping, attractions and dining. Visit The Old Mill Square for hand-crafted candy, pottery and gifts; browse the many outlet stores full of bargains at Tanger Outlets Center at Five Oaks. Play a game of mini-golf at Pirate Golf then treat yourself to a show at Country Tonight, the biggest and best entertainment in the area.
Just down the Parkway, visit charming town of Gatlinburg. Journey along the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community to discover hand-crafted gifts created in the many diverse workshops along the 8-mile loop. Make a stop at Hollywood Star Cars Museum; Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium and Guinness World Records along the Parkway. Catch moonshine fever with a stop at the Sugarlands Distilling Company, with free samples of an assortment of flavors and tour the stills to discover how this authentic spirit is made.
Being at the foothills of the Smoky Mountains your possibilities for exploration are endless. Bring along lunch to the Chimneys Picnic Area and strike out on the Cove Hardwood Nature Trail, a self-guided loop trail; a great place to see old growth hardwoods, wild flowers and brilliant autumn colors or for a more advanced hike try the Chimney Tops trail that is short but steep but don’t let that detour you, the views are some of the finest the Smokies have to offer.