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... distinct lack of cowboy boots, but Scott is sporting a cowboy-ish hat at least.
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... stayed in Gatlinburg a couple of nights and we did a **** load of walking which we needed after all the meat we have been eating.
In true form Troy and I decided we'd pick a hike that was called 'Chimney top', only 4 miles long can't be that bad. Holy **** it was steep! When you get to the top you have to climb a massive boulder I got about a quarter of the way up the boulder and started to freak out it ...
... at our heads. Once in the tent, there was no room to move around and do something like, say, get out of our drenched clothing. At least no way to do it without pressing the walls of the tent into the fly, which would just cause water to pour inside.
So Julie and I laid on our backs side-by-side, fully clothed and soaking wet, while the rain pounded down. Despite the storm, the air was stiflingly hot and I could feel the sweat oozing out of my pores into my clothing, the ...
... take a fake shower near the top.
This one was still a little of a climb but much less torturous. There were tons of people at the top waiting for their Kodak moment behind the falls so we joined the queue. Got our romantic snaps and Chris got a quick head cool off.
Then we descended a steep bit near the river/falls and dipped our bods. Chris made a ...
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No water, No Snacks, No protection from the elements. These two clown's looked like they were going for a stroll along the beach rather than a hike. O well i thought when they start to suffer we can always ...
Historical Traveler Reviews National Parks Resort Lodge Pigeon Forge
We stayed there last June and the room was priced great and was extremely clean. However the american steak buffet was nasty!!!!!!!!!!!would not recommend that restaurant.
We stayed here the Saturday after Thanksgiving. We had booked 3 rooms, but one couple couldn't go. We tried to cancel one room about 9am on Saturday morning. We were told we would still have to pay for the room because it was a holiday weekend. We ended up keeping the room, since we had to pay for it. We booked the rooms 3 weeks ahead of time and the rate was $89 for a standard room. When we got there they had a rate on their billboard for $69 a night. While we were checking in, people came in and ask for a room and they quoted them the $69 rate. That is the first time we have ever had to pay more for making advance reservations. Didn't quite understand this. The rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable. It was a good location, Cracker Barrel next door, Ruby Tuesday across street. We didn't try the American Steak and buffet, too many bad reviews. If we ever stay there again, we will question the price when we make reservations.
We recently spent 5 nights at the Lodge and it was the best place we've stayed. Atmosphere was always pleasant and the staff was always available and attentive. Had one problem and it was taken care of before we returned to our room. The Lodge, grounds, pools and rooms were very neat and clean. Looking forward to going back.
Caint beat the price
We got what they call a suite; 2 double beds, mini fridge, microwave, little sitting area for about $50.00/night. Clean, comfortable rooms with easy access to all the shows and area attractions.
Best bargain in a clean, comfortable hotel.
Low end price, but not low end accomodations.
We were very impressed with the rooms and the professional demeanor of the staff.
Excellent Place To Stay
I just returned from an overnight stay at National Parks Resort Lodge. Everything was wonderful except for the view. The price was excellent. Large room had a king bed with a small sofa, also micro. and small frige, and coffee pot with coffee. Clean and no mold. Very quiet. I was given a room on the back side which has a view of a bank, however, this was no problem for me. I could have requested another room which I am sure they would have provided if it was available. I was travelling alone and felt safe. Will stay again.
I stopped in Pigeon Forge and got a room at NPR. They price was good and I thought the hotel would be ok. I was suprised when I got to the room. I am a General Manager of a hotel in Myrtle Beach, and I would be ashamed to work for NPR. The one good thing I can say is the room had new log furniture. It was good. The bathroom was very dated and if you like mold. This is your hotel. The tub was very very moldy. The carpet was dirty and the sheets looked as if the had not been changed. Found hair on then. My wife wanted to check-out at 11:00pm at night, but I was just to tired to look for another place. We did stay the night, but sleep with the lights on, my wife was afraid of bugs. She killed a roach in the bathroom. Also, the light switch in the bathroom was half connected. The metal plate cover did not fit and the had used tape to secure it. I was afraid my kids would get shocked. We were glad to leave.
My family and I just returned yesterday from our week long stay at NPR Lodge in Pigeon Forge. We made our reservations in January. My parents have vacationed in Pigeon Forge every summer for close to 20 years now. I just started going in the last 5 or so years. We usually stay in a different hotel each time, so this was our first stay at NPR Lodge.
Great Place To Stay
We've stayed there about 6 times. We're going back July 20th for a few days. Wouldn't stay anywhere else.
National Parks Resort - a great place to stay
We tried the National Parks Resort in Pigeon Forge, TN, for 3 nights in June. Walk-up got us a king/ sofa bed suite with micro fridge and table/ chairs. Spacious balcony with two chairs and table (and room to turn around!)
Great place right on the Parkway! Wonderful ambiance! Friendly, courteous, prompt, attentive staff. (A minor problem with the a/c was fixed in less than 30 minutes.)
Outdoor and indoor pools and whirlpool, extra towels at the front desk, pet friendly (but no little reminders all over the lawn!), near CVS and Ruby Tuesday's.
We'll definitely stay here the next time we are in Pigeon Forge.
Skip the Great American Steak and Buffet restaurant next to the resort. Food and selection are very limited. Go to Ryan's (toward Sevierville.)
TripAdvisor Reviews National Parks Resort Lodge Pigeon Forge
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