A magical theme park in the mountains!
A mountain playground for all ages
Over 100 years ago, even before the National Park was established, the Pi Beta Phi fraternity for women identified the Appalachian region of Gatlinburg, Tennessee as the population most in need for access to literacy and healthcare. They traveled to what was then a remote mountain village and worked alongside the community to create a school, healthcare facility and a cottage industry of weaving textiles and creating crafts for sale throughout the United States.
With the establishment of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in 1934, Gatlinburg flourished and the community of residents continued to welcome what is now an influx of over 11,000,000 guests per year to Gatlinburg.
In 2014, the Pi Beta Phi Fraternity chose to sell the 55+ pristine acres of mountain forested land to Bob and Karen Bentz and their family. They exhibited a vision towards environmental stewardship of the property encouraging a family oriented mountaintop experience in the Smokies with a promise to maintain the authenticity, heritage and natural beauty of the land.
Today, the Anakeesta family welcomes you to our mountain home in the hopes that you will create memories with your family that will last a lifetime.
Enjoy, relax and play in the Smokies.