Great Smoky Mountain NP- Fall 2019

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Join us for a week in our most popular National Park, Great Smoky Mountain, to enjoy the colors of fall during October of 2019. The caravan will stop for a night in the Shenandoah area on our way down the Blue Ridge Parkway before stopping at our final destination near Cherokee, NC. If you have any questions please let me know.

Cost for Lodge style AirBnB (room only):
BR1: Queen, private bath ($800, TAKEN)
BR2: Queen, shared bath ($700, TAKEN)
BR3: Queen, shared bath ($700, TAKEN)
BR4: Queen, shared bath ($700, available)

Includes 5 nights lodging Sunday-Thursday, bed linens, towels, full kitchen, wifi, washer/dryer, off street parking for 3 cars.
Not included: Food, fuel, campground or motel fees on the drive down and back.

Great Smoky's Campground details:
I'll let you know when we get ready to make campground reservations in February when the booking window opens. There is no deposit required for camping reservations and there are usually plenty of campsites available in mid October. Sites are $25/day with no hookups. The campground is located within the NP and has access to some great hiking nearby. Sites are on the river and very quiet and peaceful. There are flush toilets available but NO SHOWER facilities. There is water and an RV dumpstation nearby. The town of Cherokee is a 15 min drive for supplies, groceries and wifi. There is NO CELL reception in the campground on any carrier.

RV campsite reservations are:
Smokemont: F34 (Tom/Marg), F36(Mikel/Dan), F38(Mark), F46(Kyle)
Big Meadows: G205(Kyle), G206(Mark)

Group Tent Sites are:
Smokemont, G-02 (Nagalin, Chris, Bruce, Jo)
Big Meadows, D-163 (Nagalin, Jo, Diana/Jim)

Caravan Stop-over Location: (1 night on the way down and 2 on the way back)
(Going Down) Stony Creek Resort and Campground: https://stoneycreekresort.net/
Campsites are ~$30-50/night
2BR Cabins are ~$136/night

(There) Smokemont CG:
https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232486
Campsites are $25/night

(Going Back) Big Meadows CG:
https://www.recreation.gov/camping/campgrounds/232459
Cabins are ~$140/night
Campsites are ~$20/night

Travel Itinerary:
Travel Day 1(Sat)- Motel or campground near Greenville, VA
Travel Day 2(Sun)- Arrive in Great Smoky Mountain NP
Days 3 to 6(Mon-Fri)- Great Smoky Mntn NP
Days 7-8(Fri & Sat)- Big Meadows CG in Shenandoah NP
Travel Day 9(Sun)- Arrive home

Adventure Itinerary may include:
Hiking Clingman's Dome, Smokemont Loop Trail and Alum Cave to Mt. LeConte.
Day trip (1.5h) to visit the touristy side of the park in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge (DollyWood).

DISCLAIMER: If you join us for this event, please understand that you are responsible for your own (and your guests) preparedness and well-being and will hold no one else liable in case of injury or mishap. You agree not to hold the Organizer, Event Organizer, Assistant Organizers, or any other members responsible for any injury, mishap or any other situation that may happen at this event. You are responsible to research this event, know the area and bring the proper gear. Your attendance to this hike signifies that you have read and accepted the terms of this liability waiver.