Immerse yourself in the beauty that surrounds you
Relax and Unwind
Stroll through nature
Enjoy walking trails surrounded by lush landscaping. More than 3,000 new flowers, 800 shrubs, and 400 trees have been planted in our enchanted botanical Vista Gardens. Discover art sculptures called twigloos, pergolas with shaded seating, and a whimsical 20’ tall Willow sculpture (the “keeper” of the forest). Winding pathways will lead families to treehouse styled play areas, and the BearVenture Challenge Course for children. Let your imagination carry you through the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains
Coming back from the fires in 2016, Vista Gardens has become part of our reforestation project in order to revitalize this side of our mountain and continue being good stewards of the land at Anakeesta.
Your Chair Is Waiting
Discover the panoramic overlook hidden just above the city of Gatlinburg. Rock your worries away as you watch the sunlight dance off the trees. Find your favorite spot to enjoy your day and stay to watch the sunset over the Great Smoky Mountains.
MEMORIAL FOREST WALK
On November 28, 2016, more than 15,000 acres of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the city of Gatlinburg were damaged by the most devastating fire in the state’s history. The south side of Anakeesta Mountain which was badly scorched is a fitting location for our Forest Memorial Interpretive Trail.
Stroll through this tribute to the Gatlinburg fires of 2016 that serves as a reminder of the courage of the brave men and women who fought the fires, the fortitude of those affected and the resilience and restoration of our beloved Smoky Mountains and the city of Gatlinburg that truly are ‘mountain tough.’
The Best Selfie Spot in Gatlinburg
Nestled 600′ above the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, it is hard to find a bad spot for a selfie! Cuddle up next to our Anakeesta bear, strike a pose in one of our twigloos located in our Vista Gardens, or capture the backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains. Some of our favorite memories are captured in photos, all you need to do is smile and snap!
Gather around the fire pit while you enjoy a sweet treat or share in the excitement of all the wonderful things Anakeesta has to offer. Firefly Village is the hub of activity where friends and families can slow down and enjoy each others company. Listen to music, play a game, and soak up every moment of your trip!