Opening Fall 2023: Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge and Resort

If you want to enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains lodge experience – reimagined – Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge and Resort is the place to go. Set in the mountain foothills, this beautifully appointed property promises to take all your special life moments to the next level. So, whether you’re trying to get away from it all or aiming to take your career to the next level, the lodge definitely calls your name. Although it’s not quite ready for your pure enjoyment, it’s high time to get excited about the possibilities.

A Truly Magical Smoky Mountain Lodge Design Inside and Out

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Set to open in fall 2023, the HeartSong Lodge and Resort aims to elevate the Smoky Mountain lodge experience. The aesthetic starts with its setting in the foothills of the Smokies, allowing you to surround yourself with the beauty of the natural landscape.

The building design stands at just four stories to keep it lowkey while still allowing all the guests to stretch out and enjoy themselves to the fullest. High-end hardwood and stone finishes plus tall potted trees bring the beauty of the Smokies indoors. Lantern-inspired windows create a wonderfully cozy cabin feel, especially as warm light shines out into the night after the sun goes down.

Just as much thought went into designing the outdoor cove complete with places to sit on a screened-in porch and gather around the communal firepit. From there, you can clearly see just what inspired Dolly Parton to bring her love of the mountainside to all her loyal fans.

A Stunning Four-Story Atrium Lobby Starts Your Journey

Designed to impress from the very start, the HeartSong Lodge welcomes all its guests into a four-story atrium lobby. As you walk through the doors, you’ll see the grand stone hearth standing centerstage, surrounded by stately stone columns to match. All around that, you can find homey spots to sit, including vintage couches, chaise lounges, and rocking chairs.

As you kick back and relax, take a moment to look up at the hardwood and exposed beam ceiling standing four stories above you. The three floors above open up to the lobby, separated by intricate railings adorned with beautiful butterflies. The space is so grand that tall trees grow in pots set all around the main floor.

Although you’ll definitely want to check in quickly and explore all the lodge has to offer, you’re always welcome to come back to enjoy the atmosphere at your leisure. The home-like seating arrangements encourage families to make themselves cozy and simply enjoy being together in a Smokies-inspired setting.

Made to Take Your Getaways to the Next Level Always

The HeartSong Lodge centers around the Great Smoky Mountains cabin aesthetic, but it’s truly an all-inclusive resort. So, you can count on being able to satisfy all your cravings for comfort, delicious food and drinks, and shopping galore without stepping foot off the grounds.


Across its four floors of magnificence, the lodge features 302 rooms and suites. You have your choice of bunk rooms, family suites, and everything in between, all equipped with their own special touches.

When you need to get outdoors, you just have to step out onto the balcony attached to your room. While there, you can sit amongst the leaves and admire the view while reconnecting with your family and friends.


When hunger strikes, you’re only moments away from truly decadent homecooked food. If you’re looking for a delightful sit-down meal in an exquisite setting, you just have to go to the onsite 195-seat restaurant and lounge. The talented resort chefs create their own menu using fresh, local ingredients and classic Smoky Mountain recipes.

If you’re more in the mood quick bite to eat or private dining in your room, just stop by the Wildflower Market Grab & Go Eatery. All their on-the-go menu items will allow you to fill up fast without missing a beat.


As far as shopping goes, all you need on your side is the Honeysuckle & Pine Storied Goods Mercantile. At this shopping outpost, you’ll find handcrafted goods made by local artisans plus a whole lot more. All their items allow you to pick out the perfect souvenirs to treasure forevermore and give as gifts to your family, friends, and coworkers.

That’s not the end of the magic either. The HeartSong Lodge will have two indoor and outdoor swimming pools available to all the guests. When the weather cooperates, the clover-shaped outdoor pool lets you wash the day away while swimming your heart out. If it’s a bit chilly outside, you can head to the indoor pool for a dip instead, allowing you to enjoy a rejuvenating escape year-round.

The HeartSong Lodge and Resort will offer everything you need to have a great time on your vacation. But you’re also welcome to head out to Dollywood for even more fun and adventures each day.

Spacious Meeting Spots Promise to Elevate All Your Events

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Are you planning your perfect wedding, anniversary party, or other big personal events? Or perhaps you need a spot for your next big business event? Either way, the HeartSong Lodge and Resort has what you need to make the most of your event.

Across its huge lawn and other outdoor meeting spaces, the lodge boasts over 26,000 square feet of space for events of all sizes. With so much room at your disposal, you can bring in caterers, music performers, and many other key services needed to elevate your festivities.

Plan a Fall 2023 Visit to Be the First to Experience the HeartSong Difference

Construction on the HeartSong Lodge and Resort will continue for about another year. Dolly Parton hopes to unveil the grand opening in Autumn 2023, just after putting on all the finishing touches. So, you’ll have to wait just a bit longer before getting a chance to experience all the magic the resort has to offer. Fortunately, it’ll undoubtedly be well worth the wait, especially if you’ve always wanted to see the Great Smoky Mountain lodge experience reimagined.