All spring you've been angling for a getaway to the Great Smoky Mountains, but so far none of your buddies have taken the bait.
Luckily, hooking a hideaway is easier than ever when you reel in this week's retreat to Fontana Village Resort for a two-night stay on Sundays through Thursdays ($179) or Fridays and Saturdays ($199).
There may be plenty of fish in the sea, but only Fontana Village Resort offers year-round amenities in the heart of North Carolina's Nantahala National Forest, right at the gateway to the Smokies. Drift off to sleep in one of The Lodge's deluxe guest rooms—all feature wood furnishings and cable TV, and some have a balcony and mountain views—and in the morning you'll enjoy a full American breakfast at The Mountview Restaurant.
If you're fishing for fun and games, you won't be disappointed by the roster of activities available with your two-day recreation pass for two: choose from unlimited games of mini golf, disc golf, tennis, volleyball, shuffleboard, and equipment rental. Home to the Fontana Classic Bass Tournament and the Heartland Anglers Tournament Series, 30-mile-long Fontana Lake is the perfect place to land a large or smallmouth bass. Stroll down to the marina and rent a pontoon boat, Jet Ski, kayak, or canoe for an additional fee.
The resort maintains more than 20 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails in the surrounding mountains, offering a good mix of challenging and casual creek-side terrain. After, indulge in a hot-stone massage at the Spa & Fitness Center.
In the evening, hook your honey with a romantic sunset cruise along the Eagle and Hazel Creek waterways, followed by a bottle of house wine at The Mountview Restaurant. After-dinner activities like square dancing and campfire s'mores are popular, so check the weekly bulletin for events and times.
Whatever you do, don't let this impressive Escape be the one that got away.
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PAID VALUE DOES NOT EXPIRE
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON September 30, 2012
Fontana Village Resort
A Two-Night Stay for Two in a Deluxe Lodge Room on Sundays through Thursdays ($179) or Fridays and Saturdays ($199), Daily Breakfast for Two, Scenic Lake Cruise for Two, Two-Day Recreation Pass for Two, and Bottle of House Wine at The Mountview Restaurant
- from $179