It's been awhile since summer camp filled your days with capture the flag and your nights with whispering after lights out. To relive a simpler time when exploring the great outdoors was the only thing on your schedule, Escape to the Smoky Mountains courtesy of Whitewater Express.
Leave the tents at home: you and a companion will spend two nights in a deluxe cabin at Ocoee Camp in Copperhill, Tennessee, just an hour from Chattanooga ($199). There's no morning reveille to wake you from a blissful sleep, but an abundance of outdoor activities and high adventure awaits whenever you rise.
"The Smoky Mountains preserve myriad wildlife within its borders," says Frommer's. "Walk among some of the 100 tree species that thrive here—hickory, dogwood and fir, as well as the few ancient, towering hemlocks that escaped the logger's axe in the early 1900s."
Included with the stay is your choice of the following outdoor adventures: horseback riding, paintball, or a treetop ropes course. You'll also be going on a guided whitewater rafting trip down the Ocoee River, which will really get your adrenaline pumping. In your spare time, you can hike the dense forests of the Cherokee National Forest on the Tanasi or Chilhowee Trail System.
Each evening, you can tell stories around your own campfire, make some s'mores, and simply relax. Then, pen a postcard to Mom and Dad letting them know how much fun you've had—this is one Escape you'll want to write home about.
PAID VALUE EXPIRES ON July 3, 2020
PROMOTIONAL VALUE EXPIRES ON October 9, 2013
A Two-Night Stay for Two; Whitewater Rafting the Ocoee River; and Choice of Horseback Riding, Paintball, or Treetop Ropes Course
- from $199