A beautifully furnished 2-bedroom duplex cabin, Second Wind is located within the Big Bear Lodge and Resort, which is only a mile from the Pigeon Forge Parkway. So not only are you mere minutes from the area’s bevy of attractions, but you also can take advantage of the resort’s many amenities.
Among those amenities are 2 swimming pools. In fact, Second Wind is next door to the outdoor pool, which operates in the summer. You can swim the rest of the year in the resort’s indoor pool. Alongside the indoor pool is a hot tub—just the thing to soothe your weary muscles after a day spent fishing, rafting, or chasing the little ones through a theme park. Big Bear Lodge also has an exercise room with cardio machines (and a TV to watch while you work out) and a game room with foosball and air hockey.
Though Big Bear Lodge’s wooded, impeccably maintained grounds are just a mile from Pigeon Forge’s main thoroughfare, you’d never know it—that’s how serene the family-friendly resort is. And you’ll love being able to drive to everything from Dollywood to the Titanic Museum, zorbing to outlet shopping, music venues to restaurants galore in just minutes. Only a few minutes further afield are the attractions of neighboring town Gatlinburg. These include the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which you can explore by foot, by bike, by car, or on horseback, and Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area.
To make the most of everything the area has to offer, you’ll need to be well rested. Fortunately, Second Wind was designed with rest and relaxation in mind.
The main floor’s open-plan living/dining/kitchen area is the very definition of rustic refinement. The amply cushioned roll-arm sofa and chair complement the log-style dining table and the wood-planked cathedral ceiling. A plush rug is perfectly positioned in front of the fireplace, which has an eye-catching surround made of stacked river stones. You can cozy up by the fire with an après-ski cup of cocoa, kick back in the rocking chair with a book, or nestle on the couch to watch a movie on the flat-panel TV.
Although Second Wind is close to so many restaurants (barbecue, seafood, Cuban, Thai, Italian…), once you see its open kitchen and charming dining area, you’ll probably want to eat in at least once. In addition to the dining table, which seats 4, there’s a breakfast bar that accommodates 3 more. The kitchen is fully equipped with appliances (including a dishwasher), cookware, and tableware, and the open layout means you can watch the big game on the TV or keep up with the dining table conversation while you cook.
Also on the cabin’s main floor is the en-suite master bedroom. Spread out on the king-size bed, prop yourself up against the pillows, and watch your favorite late-night shows on the flat-screen TV or surf the web until you’re ready to call it a night. You’re sure to wake up in the morning rejuvenated and rarin’ to go.
The 2nd en-suite bedroom, upstairs on the loft level, has a queen-size bed and a flat-panel TV of its own. Also upstairs is a card table with chairs as comfortable as they are stately. If cards aren’t your thing, bring your Monopoly or Scrabble set: What’s a family vacation without at least one game night?
With a bathroom for each bedroom, getting everyone ready in the morning will be a snap. The main floor has a handy half-bath as well, along with an always-welcome washer and dryer. And if you have additional guests, the living area’s sofa opens into a queen-size bed, so that Second Wind can sleep up to 6 people.
Second Wind is so lovely and restful, and its location so convenient, a wonderful time is practically guaranteed. So go ahead and book your stay today… before somebody else beats you to it!