While Exploria Resorts is famous for its southern adventure in the heart of Orlando (Check out 5 Reasons to Bring the Kids to Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria Resorts), there are just as many mountain adventures that await Exploria owners. Looking for your next escape in the wilderness? Exploria’s undoubtedly got you covered with three incredible vacation opportunities.

Gatlinburg Town Square by Exploria Resorts

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee has outdoor adventures for kids and adults with a laid-back, mountain town charm. Located in Eastern Tennessee, Gatlinburg borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Gatlinburg also has some of the most magnificent views of the rolling hills surrounding it.

Club Exploria owners compare their stay at the Gatlinburg Town Square resort to moving through a painting. It’s convenient and easy walking distance to the entertainment, shopping and dining attractions downtown keeps nightlife busy. Less than a mile away is the Smoky Mountains national park, giving guests some comfort coming back from a long day hiking or biking the trails outdoors.

A three-story waterfall cascades down the resort’s stone tower, welcoming visitors into the mountain life immediately. Accommodations vary from the Town Square Studio, Town Square One Bedroom Condo, Town Square Two Bedroom Condo or the Mountain Meadows Two Bedroom Condo. The Studio is approximately 442 square feet, just big enough to comfortably sleep up to two adults. A Queen-size sleeper sofa gives added convenience when you need some extra space in a pinch. Complete with a private fireplace, mini kitchen (including mini-fridge, microwave and stovetop oven), TV and bathtub make this option perfect for couples.

On the opposite end of accommodations is the Mountain Meadows Two Bedroom Condo, which by comparison can sleep up to six people very comfortably. Complete with a full kitchen, living room, Queen sleeper sofa, master bedroom with a King size bed and guest room with two Twin beds, there is plenty of room for everyone. Two stories of private space also include the same amenities as a Studio and more. 

Mountain Meadows by Exploria Resorts

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Located in Eastern Tennessee, the home of Dollywood, Pigeon Forge is a mountain town and vacation destination known for its southern glamor and history. Mountain Meadows by Exploria Resorts is situated just at the foothills above the city and offers easy access to Dolly Parton’s most famous attractions. Enjoy the outdoor pool in the summer, the hot tub on brisk mountain evenings and a playground for the kids.

Accommodations here include a Two Bedroom Town Home, which sleeps up to six people. Enjoy two floors (1036 square feet) of private space for the entire family. Upstairs holds the master bedroom with a King size bed and a guest room with two Twin beds. The living room area also has a Queen sleeper sofa for extra comfort. Each unit comes with a washer and dryer, patio or balcony, as well as a full kitchen.

Pocono Mountain Villas by Exploria Resorts

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The Pocono Mountains (AKA Poconos) spreads across Northeast Pennsylvania and overlooks the Delaware River. Its hills and valleys are full of popular recreational areas for locals and tourists alike.

Luxury meets mountain getaway at this four-season resort retreat. Enjoy the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania in ultimate comfort at the Pocono Mountain Villas by Exploria Resorts. On-site amenities include the Pocono Hills Golf Course, zip-lining, tubing and The Warehouse Tavern & Grill for dining. 

Stay in one of the varying accommodations, from the Studio Villa, One-Bedroom or Two-Bedroom Villa. Small families or couples on a getaway will find the Studio Villa perfect, especially for shorter trips. Sleeping up to four people, each Studio Villa has a private deck, whirlpool tub, Queen bed and sleeper sofa. Units also include a washer and dryer and kitchenette for added convenience. Larger families or travel parties can find comfort in the Two-Bedroom Villa, which sleeps up to six people with two Queen beds and a sleeper sofa. 

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Mia Reid is a University of Central Florida graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in English - Creative Writing. She specializes in writing, editing, search engine optimization, as well as graphic design and digital marketing. Mia's past experience is diverse, with a history of interning at UCF's own literary magazine, blog writing for local nonprofits and making weekly op-ed pieces for The Odyssey. She has lived in Orlando, Florida for 21 years and enjoys hiking, spending time at her local lake and being with her family.

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