Smoky Mountains Luxury Resort Goes Green

Elk Springs Resort launches new environmental policies.

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Smoky Mountains Luxury Resort Goes Green

Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains are beautiful examples of nature’s gifts and we are committed to providing five-star service that minimizes the impact on the environment

Gatlinburg, Tennessee (PRWEB) September 06, 2012

Elk Springs Resort rolls out new environmentally friendly policies designed to protect the natural beauty of their location.

Green trees, green grass and lush green forests are not the only things green at Elk Springs Resort. In order to keep their pristine location as natural as possible and to reduce their carbon footprint, Elk Springs Resort – a luxurious cabin and chalet rental resort located in Gatlinburg, Tennessee – recently introduced new eco-friendly initiatives. These initiatives include:

  • The use of R20 insulation in ceilings to regulate temperatures.
  • Programmable thermostats in rooms to prevent heating and cooling of unoccupied spaces.
  • Tankless, on demand hot water heaters so that water is only heated and delivered to occupied units upon request.
  • Energy efficient appliances.
  • Recycled building materials such as composite decking.
  • An onsite sewage treatment facility that filters waste and discharges clean liquids to be used for irrigation.

In addition to these environmentally friendly building standards, Elk Springs Resort uses local suppliers, products and services wherever possible to foster strong community relations and to reduce the waste procured by mass production and long-haul transport. Purchasing low waste products, implementing a recycling program, and encouraging the efficient use of resources and utilities are more ways this resort is committing to going green.

Elk Springs Resort encourages their guests to go green through offering training and education on their initiatives, allowing the tourists to participate in reducing their carbon footprint while learning valuable information they can use in their own homes.

Since Elk Springs Resort is located on 68 acres of wilderness and borders the stunning Great Smoky Mountains Natural Park, keeping their location clean and green and is a top priority. “Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains are beautiful examples of nature’s gifts and we are committed to providing five-star service that minimizes the impact on the environment,” management at the resort states. “We will strive to continually improve our best practices to minimize impact on the environment.”

An example of nature’s gifts indeed! The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is America’s most visited national park and houses more than 17,000 species of animals, flora and fauna (with an estimated 30,000 – 80,000 yet undiscovered). The charm of Gatlinburg lead to it being named one of the prettiest towns in America by Forbes magazine. “Located on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg benefits from its location as a tourist draw and reinforces it with attractions such as an aerial tramway, an aquarium, whitewater rafting, hiking, and even a haunted house. But let’s not kid ourselves: as pretty and irresistible (as) the town is, the real draw in this part of Tennessee is the nature. The wildflowers around Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are absolutely spectacular in the spring as they burst with wildflowers at their peak,” says Zain Habboo, National Geographic's director of travel in an interview with Forbes.

In introducing environmental policies, Elk Springs Resort has found a way to bring tourists comfortably into nature while protecting that nature from waste, destruction and negative human impact.

To learn more about the how Elk Springs resort is going green, visit their environmental policy page at http://www.elkspringsresort.com/environmental-policy.html.

About the Author:
Elk Springs Resort is located on 68 acres in the historic Arts and Crafts community and borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The convenience to Gatlinburg and all the attractions in Pigeon Forge makes Elk Springs Resort truly unique. Find us at 1088 Powdermill Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738 United States‎. Call us at 865-233-2390.


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