As one of two Bluegreen Resorts destination properties in the Great Smoky Mountains, MountainLoft in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, offers vacationing families a wealth of opportunities for outdoor fun and plenty of entertainment experiences. Bluegreen Resorts families can enjoy MountainLoft as a comfortable and affordable place to relax after a day of fun in Great Smoky Mountains National Park or any of the area’s numerous dining and shopping venues.
When you vacation in Gatlinburg with Bluegreen Resorts, make sure to visit the city’s Space Needle, one of its most visible and popular attractions. The steel-construction observation tower provides you with a panoramic view, from 400 feet, of the Gatlinburg area and the Great Smokies. Ride the glass elevator to the top and take advantage of the free view finders available. And if you choose to discover more about the history and culture of the region, the Space Needle offers Higher Learning, a guided informational program that matches fascinating facts to the scenes in front of you. The Space Needle is also home to Arcadia’s 25,000 square feet of amusement and video gaming space, as well as a laser tag experience using special effects, a hurricane simulator, a theater, and a Wild West-style photo session.
With Bluegreen Resorts as your home base, you can spend a day in Great Smoky Mountains National Park among some of the most colorful and beautiful scenery in the country. The nation’s most-visited national park, Great Smoky Mountains offers a region rich in biodiversity of flowers, trees, and animals, and fall foliage that many visitors travel the world to see. The park also spotlights the history of Appalachian culture, and includes preserved or restored log cabins and gristmills built by early settlers. Bluegreen Resorts travelers can take a wildflower walk, visit a towering waterfall and wade through a rushing stream, or go for a hike along any of the park’s 150 trails. And when you take a drive along the area’s 400 miles of scenic roadway, you will revisit an unspoiled wilderness that unfolds breathtaking mountain peaks, green valleys, and hanging rock formations before you.
Outdoor fun for Bluegreen Resorts travelers doesn’t end with your trip through the park. Winter sports enthusiasts will not want to miss Ober Gatlinburg, a premier skiing and snowboarding destination and amusement park that also offers an Alpine slide and an indoor skating arena. Gatlinburg additionally is home to multiple opportunities for golfing, fishing, and whitewater rafting. The area abounds in miniature golf experiences for Bluegreen Resorts customers, including courses with local history themes. And the whole family will enjoy Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, voted a TripAdvisor number one aquarium. It includes a shark lagoon, a coral reef, and a tropical rain forest.
Gatlinburg offers Bluegreen Resorts vacationers a thriving hub for live musical entertainment. Popular venues include cantinas, sports bars, breweries, and nighttime bars with rooftop patios. The area is also home to distinctive museums such as the Hollywood Star Cars Museum, which takes you through 50 years of television and movie history. Members can see cars from favorite screen adventures displayed, with lights and sound, against recreations of their original backdrops.