Highland Manor Inn & Conference Center
Travel Blogs from Townsend
The Sleep Inn was simple, newly renovated, and the price was right. Best part - they accommodated my little doggy who hung out in the room while we were at Wonderworks. Was surprised to find out it was super close to Wonderworks, so that worked out in our favor. It would have been a pain to stay in a more central "Pigeon Forge" hotel and have to travel so far when Wonderworks is near the end of the Strip.
... and brought home as a souvenir for his grandfather!).
Back at the cabin, we discovered the internet was still down. The cabin uses satellite so the rain completely disrupted the signal. We didn't have cell signal either so we had no way of checking the weather radar OR calling the boat rental company (where we had made reservations). We sat around for an hour or so ...
... moved over there and found rocks lining the sides where we could climb to reach the shallow sides of the lake.
Sitting on the rocks, the water looked tempting. We had seen someone swimming earlier. Then Thao spotted a rope swing across the lake and convinced me to swim across with her. We were in t-shirts and shorts...but decided to brave it anyway. The water turned out to ...
Day 4: Riding at Nantahala Village Riding Stables. $22/hr. Motorcycle rental at Sportsbike4rent. $79/4hrs.
We set off early at 9am while the Lys slept in. When we got there (30mins away), we were told that they were all booked up and we could book for the next day. Kicking ourselves for not booking we decided to go for a short walk and then return in case their 10am group did not show up. They showed up at 10:05am. At that point, the owner felt bad ...
... to the top of the creek where we would start our tubing adventure. The first set of rapids were pretty rough and a couple of us fell out (Phan and myself). We quickly discovered it was better not to tether the little ones to the adults as that affected balance and made everyone more likely to get stuck or fall off. We all got stuck frequently but some wiggling usually got us moving again. In future, we ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Business Services
- Free parking