1 . Eagles Ridge Resort

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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Encompassing 522,419 acres of stunning peaks, ridges and forests, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the United States. When you stay with Eagles Ridge Resort in Pigeon Forge, this magnificent natural destination is just outside your front door. Only a mile away from the resort, you can easily spend each day exploring every nook and cranny of this stunning park during your summer vacation. With an impressive 850 miles of trails, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a hiker's dream come true. In the summer, the lush forests will surround you on your trip to the many mountain streams, waterfalls and cascades throughout the park. If you'd rather try out something else, head over to Cades Cove Loop Road, an 11-mile road that's popular for park biking. Anglers are also sure to have an unforgettable time here; with over 2,000 miles of streams the park is teeming with coolwater smallmouth bass, rainbow and brook trout, among others, so it's easy to cast your line for that trophy catch!

Highlights

While you're sure to see many wildlife, flora and fauna, you're probably not expecting to find historic buildings in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Over 90 historic buildings are located within the park; old houses, barns, churches and even schools have been preserved and even rehabilitated!

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Make sure to bring your binoculars and your camera for a truly unforgettable birding experience. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to over 240 species of birds! Keep your eyes open for the rare species as they fly around!

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After a long day of exploration at the national park, return to your home-away-from-home at Eagles Ridge and enjoy the comfort of your cozy cabin. Plus, onsite you will find an outdoor swimming pool with deck for sunbathing and unwinding!

2 . Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge

Bigfork, Montana

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Located on the shores of Flathead Lake, Averill's Flathead Lake Lodge is everything you except in an unforgettable dude ranch vacation - plus so much more. Here, you can breathe in the refreshing, natural air all around and indulge in a variety of exciting recreation options onsite and nearby. With Glacier National Park just 35 miles away, it's easy to explore this magnificent setting and have fun while you do it. Endless ranch activities are available right onsite for you to enjoy throughout your stay. Horseback riding is a must here; take some private lessons if it's your first time, and then join in on the relaxing guided rides around the ranch's 2,000 acre property. Flathead Lake is just steps away and offers everything from sailing trips to quiet canoe and kayak rides across the water. If you're looking for something offsite, Glacier National Park is only a 45-minute drive away and offers some of the best hiking and sight-seeing in the area. Take a hiking trip through the many trails and bring your camera along to catch photos of the local wildlife. The breathtaking views and crisp environment is sure to help clear your mind on your outdoor adventure!

Address

150 Flathead Lodge Road Bigfork, Montana 59911

Highlights

After a long day of excitement, you're sure to build up quite a hunger. There's nothing more satisfying than settling down for a hearty meal and the Lodge at Averill's prepares some incredible Western dishes that will have you full in no time!

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Onsite at Averill's you will have access to tennis courts, beach volleyball, basketball courts, bike rentals, and activities such as scavenger hunts, arts & crafts, and much more. There's never a dull moment at this Montana getaway!

3 . Hisega Lodge

Rapid City, South Dakota

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Discover the incredible Black Hills of South Dakota when you stay at the Hisega Lodge Bed & Breakfast. This charming inn is ideally located just minutes away from some of the most incredible Black Hills attractions and sites, while offering cozy accommodations and amenities to keep you comfortable throughout your stay. Start every morning off right with one of their delicious breakfasts before wandering out to explore all that this area has to offer. Take in the stunning views of the Black Hills on a hiking trip right from the lodge; plenty of forest trails await outside your door and take you around the area so you can bask in the lush surroundings. Or, head over to Mickelson Trail, a great spot for biking as well as hiking! For more adventure, visit the nearby Badlands National Park, 244,000 acres of breathtaking geologic deposits, canyons, and wildlife. Climb up the rocks, catch some photos of the bison or bighorn sheep you might see, and make some memories that will last a lifetime!

Address

23101 Triangle Trail Rapid City, South Dakota 57702

Related activities

When you visit the Black Hills, you can't go without a visit to Mt. Rushmore. Hisega Lodge is located a short drive away from this national landmark, so you can easily make a day-trip out of the experience! Other local attractions are Custer State Park, Crazy Horse Memorial and the Reptile Gardens!

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Rapid Creek is located just a few steps from the Hisega Lodge and is perfect for fly-fishing enthusiasts of all ages!

4 . Rushmore Express

Keystone, South Dakota

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Only two miles away from Mt. Rushmore, Rushmore Express is the ultimate destination for your South Dakota vacation. Here, you will love the comfort and convenience of their centrally located accommodations. You're sure to feel right at home with free wireless internet, microwaves and refrigerators, flat screen LCD cable TVs, an onsite pool and fitness center. The hotel offers everything you need to unwind easily together with your family, friends, or that special someone you're traveling with. When it comes to the entertainment, Rushmore Express makes it easy to visit all that the Black Hills have to offer. Start with Mt. Rushmore National Memorial, and then enjoy visiting the many other national parks and monuments in the area. The incredible Badlands National Park is over 200,000 acres of stunning formations and trails for hiking explorations and wildlife viewing. The park offers two overnight campgrounds for visitors so you can make a full day out of your visit! Wind Cave National Park is another destination full of unique wonders. Thought to be one of the oldest caves in the world, Wind Cave was discovered in 1881 and provides travelers a truly exceptional experience.

Address

320 Old Cemetery Road Keystone, SD 57751

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The Black Hills feature some of outstanding national parks and monuments and Mt. Rushmore is only the beginning. Rushmore Express is located in the middle of all these magnificent sites, so you don't have to spend too much time figuring out how to get where you want to go. Visit everything from Crazy Horse Memorial to the Jewel Cave National Monument to Custer State Park!

Related Onsite Offerings

If you're planning a getaway with the team or a group, not to worry! Rushmore Express offers function facilities that can accommodate up to 60 people for reunions, meetings and much more!

5 . Izaak Walton Inn

Essex, Montana

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Summer adventures are truly endless when you stay at the Izaak Walton Inn & Resort. Resting on the border of the beautiful Glacier National Park, this family-owned destination offers some of the best outdoor adventures without ever having to go too far. The Middle and North Forks of the Flathead River form the southern and western boundaries of the national park and make for some incredible fly-fishing and whitewater rafting adventures. If you'd rather stay dry on your Montana vacation, then explore the wonders of the landscapes on a hiking trip; the park features over 700 miles of trails! Or, you can take a drive down the Going-to-the-Sun Road, a 50-mile trip that winds through the middle of the park and offers some of the best views. After a long day, return to the Izaak Walton and enjoy the comfort of your home-away-from-home. In keeping with the era the resort was built, Izaak Walton does not feature televisions, telephones, air conditioning, or in-room coffee makers. Instead, you can leave behind the distractions and focus on your endless Glacier, Montana adventures with your family or group!

Address

290 Izaak Walton Inn Rd. Essex, MT 59916

Highlights

Izaak Walton Inn features some luxury railcar accommodations that are restored within historic locomotives. These unique lodging options offer modern touches such as a kitchenette and flat-screen televisions. They're perfect for couples and small families!

Fun facts

Glacier National Park is also known as the "Crown of the Continent."

6 . Jackson Lake Lodge

Moran, Wyoming

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Natural wonders are all around when you stay at the Jackson Lake Lodge. Surrounded by the stunning Grand Teton National Park, this Wyoming destination is everything you need in outdoor adventures and relaxation. Just from your own accommodation you can catch glimpses of moose, elk and bison in the area and take in the stunning peaks of the Grand Teton Range! Of course, don't spend all your time just looking - head out to explore all that this wonderland has to offer. At over 300,000 miles, the park is known for its many outdoor recreation options. During the summer months, you will be able to enjoy the majestic views in a variety of ways. Over 200 miles of trails are available for the adventurous hiker, while the Snake River is exactly what you need for relaxing float trips and cruises. The Jenny and Jackson Lakes allow motorized boats for fishing excursions. And if that's not enough, Jackson Lake Lodge provides horseback riding trips through the park as well! Take in the refreshing atmosphere as you wander through the trails and get a first-hand look at all the surroundings!

Address

Highway 89, 5 Miles North of Moran Moran, WY 83013

Highlights

The Grand Teton National Park offers backcountry camping so you can get the full experience on your getaway!

Related Onsite Offerings

While the park offers endless excitement, you might want to take it slow for a moment and that's where Jackson Lake Lodge has you covered. An onsite pool lets you rest your sore muscles after a long day, while the Mural Room serves up delicious meals to enjoy!

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