Built among the treetops in the heart of the Smokies
Magical Firefly Village
DINING – Enjoy an elevated dining experience at the NEW Cliff Top Restaurant serving modern american cuisine. Pair your meal with one of our local craft beers from our indoor dining room or outdoor patio. Enjoy delicious food, good brews, and great views … COMING IN SEPTEMBER!!!
DINING – Located in Firefly Village at the top of Anakeesta Mountain, the Smokehouse offers delicious dining with an even better view. Enjoy our in house smoked meats like pulled pork, brisket and chicken centered around a wood burning fire, for consistent temperatures leaving a juicy, smoked flavor that will take your taste buds on a delicious journey. Indulge in southern barbeque classics with unique dining overlooking downtown Gatlinburg and scenic mountain vistas. OPENS @ 11 AM
Admission to Anakeesta is required to access the Smokehouse. Reservations not required. Consider an annual pass to enjoy beautiful scenic views and our delicious menu at any time!
Named after the acclaimed ” Father of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park,” Kephart Cafe will offer walk up dining for our guests. Enjoy a quick bite like gourmet hot dogs or flatbread pizza while you are on the go! Known for his adventurous soul, Horace Kephart was our inspiration for giving guests the option to grab a quick bite before enjoying a day of adventure at Anakeesta! COMING IN SEPTEMBER
Take in the gorgeous views with a local craft beer from our new Tap House. Grab a spot at our walk up bar, around the fire pit or in our Overlook Plaza. Anakeesta offers abundant seating for guests to enjoy the fresh mountain air and unbeatable views seasonally. Picture yourself with a cold brew as the sun sets over the mountains…. your chair is waiting! Good brews and great views COMING IN SEPTEMBER!
The Bar at the Top of the World
THE BAR AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD – Enjoy a drink in our spacious bar area adjacent to our Smokehouse restaurant where you’ll experience this one-of-a-kind setting. The views of the Great Smoky Mountains surround you as our bar serves your choice of liquor, specialty cocktails, wine, and beer. OPENS 11 AM MONDAY – SATURDAY, 12 PM SUNDAY
Pearl's Pie in the Sky
DESSERTS – Enjoy a scoop of creamy hand-dipped ice cream by Bluebell; cones, milkshakes and sundaes! Satisfy your sweet tooth with delicious homemade fried pies, cookies and brownies. Warm up with hot chocolate or our signature wassail. You’ll step back to Gatlinburg in the 1940’s when visiting Pearl’s Pie in the Sky!
Great Outdoors Trading Company
SHOPPING – Shop our diverse array of soaps, rustic home goods, jewelry, drinkware, camping games, and puzzles. Discover our unique mugs, magnets, and custom bear figurines from right here in our local area! Outdoor enthusiasts, browse our wide selection of Smoky Mountain books and day packs. Before leaving, be sure to stop in for the perfect ornament to have as a lasting memory of your experience at Anakeesta.
Through our partnership with Water for Good, every product you purchase from our MudLove jewelry line, provides one week of clean water to someone in need. We are proud to sell 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.
YOUR GATEWAY TO ADVENTURE – Visit the Adventure Outpost to begin your Dueling Zipline Adventure! Here you can purchase zipline tickets, fill out your waiver and check-in for the zip of a lifetime! Race side-by-side with a friend or family member high above the trees, rappel our 2 controlled descents, and then be transported via Chondola ride, at our mid-station, where you return back to Firefly Village.
SHOPPING – Shop our large variety of Anakeesta logoed t-shirts, hoodies, hats, magnets, keychains, and MORE! Find the perfect item to remember the magic in the mountains. Don’t forget to check out our Willow Man and Sasquatch items!
SHOPPING – Discover beautiful jewelry, melodious wind chimes, elegant candles, home goods and women’s apparel and accessories. Experience the enchantment of the forest at the whimsical Catching Fireflies boutique, featuring toys and plush animals designed to ignite a child’s imagination and wonder of nature.
Here we offer the Milkhouse Candles, which are a blend of waxes: pure beeswax and natural soy wax from soybeans grown in America’s Midwest. “No artificial dyes are added and there is no lead in the wicks. Our blend of waxes provide a safe and clean-burning alternative to paraffin candles.” We are proud to carry Mud Pie, Simply Southern, Kavu, and Save the Girls touchscreen purse line, that donates 10% of their profit to breast cancer research.
SHOPPING – A modern take on a general store, The Mercantile will offer great additions for your home or kitchen with bowls, barware, utensils, cutting boards, and decor! Introduce the south into your own cooking with locally made jams, sauces, and pickles as guests take the taste of Appalchia home. Enjoy old fashioned gadgets and games for all ages or grab you favorite logo items like t-shirts, hats, and more! Located inside the Smokehouse Restaurant, you will be sure to find items that can be mixed with almost any design style or provide the perfect gift or snack …. COMING IN SEPTEMBER!
Smile! Capture your Memories
Take home those special mountain memories with a professional photo. Our photographers are ready to capture your smile at the Chondola base station, on the chairlift before arriving at Firefly Village and on tower 2 on your Dueling Zipline adventure.
Have a special moment you want to capture? Stop by the Information Booth at Firefly Village and speak with our staff to make arrangements for our photographer to capture the moment against the backdrop of the beautiful Smoky Mountains National Park!
Already purchased your photos? Claim your digital copies online using the 8 digit code found on your receipt!
Forgot to purchase your photos? Find out how to claim them here!