Arlie Gribble and his wife, Elizabeth, step out of their travel trailer, pull a couple chairs up to the stone fireplace on their campsite, kick off their sandals and warm their toes by a crackling morning fire while holding hands.
For the young couple from Knoxville, Tenn., Anchor Down RV Resort in Dandridge, near Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, is heaven on earth, the Florence News reported.
“Amazing. Beautiful. Mother Nature at its finest. Pristine,” Arlie Gribble says in a voice that whispers through the cool mountain air. “If you don’t believe in a god then you need to come here and see what’s been done. It’s just awesome.”
The masterpiece Gribble speaks of is a newly-developed campground owned and operated by Chad and Shannon Dixon on the shores of Douglas Lake with the Great Smoky Mountains as its backdrop.
For sure, it’s no ordinary campground. The roads are paved, the pads are concrete and the grounds are meticulously manicured. And with amenities such as cable TV, high-speed wireless internet that never cuts out, and private bathroom/shower combos with granite countertops and tile throughout, it’s a four-star hotel without walls.
And without any walls, it’s as if you’re camping on a Thomas Kinkade canvas.
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