Celebrating our 1-year anniversary!
Anakeesta was proud to celebrate our one year anniversary on Saturday, September 1st. A big thank you to all of our guests for a such a successful first year! The day was filled with celebration, balloons, live music, free cupcakes, and prizes. We are excited to announce that Jamie Hinson was our winner of the Anniversary Giveaway with two season passes to Anakeesta, a 1-night stay at Margaritaville resort with a $50 gift card to their spa, and a $20 gift card to Collier Restaurants. Be sure to like us on FB to see more giveaways and fun updates! We also had a special Scavenger Hunt Giveaway and our four winners were Charles Richardson, Keaton Jesse, Patrick Creed, and Rhonda Harvey.
Have you made your Fall Break plans yet?! Ready for pumpkin flavored drinks, fall-flavored food, and beautiful changing colors in the Great Smoky Mountains?! Now is the time to plan a trip to see us in Gatlinburg, TN. We have live music planned and other exciting activities.
Stars of the Industry Award!
Managing Partners, Bob, and Karen Bentz were present to receive the award for Anakeesta from Mark Adams the CEO of the Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce and CVB.
We love to hear from our guests!
Congratulations to our zip guide, Cordell (also known as Cricket), this month’s recipient of the Guest Choice Awards. Cricket received the most positive reviews this month from our guests.
Look Who’s Blogging About Us
365 Atlanta Traveler writer Leslie recently visited Anakeesta with her family and wrote a fantastic article about their great experience. She included everything from the Chondola to Cliff Top to the Tree Canopy Walk and everything in between!
“Anakeesta is Gatlinburg’s newest attraction, having opened in September 2017. A quick look at their webpage indicates it is ‘an outdoor family theme park.’ Hold on a second…. I guess you can call it that…but it is such an understatement. It is so much more than that…so much better than that description indicates.”
Read the full article here.
Gatlinburg Travel Tip
Coffee with a Ranger
Want to know more about The Great Smoky Mountains? Now is your chance to have coffee with a ranger! ☕️ Join us for our next event on August 15th at the Anakeesta Plaza on the parkway.
Coffee with a Ranger also takes place every Thursday and Saturday morning in different coffee shops around Gatlinburg.
You can find out more information here.
Our Catching Fireflies boutique proudly sells Bridgewater Candles. “In 2010 Bridgewater Candle Company felt the need to make a difference in our world. An issue close to [their] hearts was the worldwide hunger crisis, and specifically how it impacted children across the globe.” Each candle purchase feeds a child for a day. You can find out more about Bridgewater Candle Company here.