We are close to one of our favorite times of the year! We love the fall and all its color and cool days. We love seeing so many of our regular guests who come that time of the year. But I am also talking about the Polar Express.
For the past 6-7 years, we have stayed open through December specifically for this wonderful event. Based on the popular movie and book of the same name, the Polar Express is an exceptional experience for families with younger children. The Great Smoky Mountain Railroad begins making runs to the North Pole on the second weekend of November that continue through and past Christmas. The ride on the real authentic train lasts about and hour and fifteen minutes. On the ride out to the North Pole, everyone sings Christmas carols, drinks hot chocolate, and reads the Polar Express story. They arrive at the North Pole to find Santa Claus waiting for them. He boards the train and rides back with them, visiting with every child and giving them a bell from his sleigh.
This has become extraordinarily popular and it sells out every year. We have been fortunate to be a part of this by offering packages that include room, meals and train tickets. We decorate the inn with live Christmas trees, garlands, wreaths, and candles. It is a festive time for everyone. What we love the most is the sheer joy we see in the children and the fun their families have together experiencing this adventure.
If you have never done this before, I encourage you to bring your family. It is a magical time. If you have done this, you know how popular it is and how important it is to make your reservations NOW! Some of the most popular times and train cars are already beginning to fill up. I cannot emphasize this enough. It is important to act now to get the reservations you want. Call us at (828) 488-2885 and we can help. There are a number of decisions to make, so we cannot do this online.
You will not regret coming to the mountains to ride the Polar Express. Call soon! Thanks