Top 7 Resorts to Stay at in Gatlinburg, TN

Where you can stay can dramatically impact every element of your Gatlinburg getaway. The ideal location will minimize commute times while still providing a place to get away from it all.

This seemingly impossible combination is clearly achieved at several of Gatlinburg’s top resorts, as detailed below:

Hemlock Hills Resort

Blackberry Springs

Rustic style doesn’t necessarily need to mean a fully rustic experience, as you’ll quickly realize while enjoying the exclusive luxuries of Gatlinburg’s Hemlock Hills Resort. A wide range of accommodations are available, including eight-bedroom cabins for large groups and romantic one-bedroom cabins ideal for honeymoons and anniversary vacations. Amenities vary somewhat between cabins, with some upping the ante with gas fireplaces and indoor pools.

Resort Highlighted Features:

  • Free On-Site Wedding Chapel
  • Pet-Friendly Options Available
  • Minutes from Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community
  • Stunning Mountain Views (Great for Fall!)

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Although situated near 321 and the Parkway, Hemlock Hills feels just secluded enough to give visitors a sense of the mountain experience — without sacrificing luxury or convenience. You’ll love the peaceful atmosphere at this lovely resort.

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Elk Springs Resort

Tucked Inn

Luxury is the name of the game at Elk Springs, where every cabin and condo comes with sophisticated appointments. Several of the resort’s accommodations come complete with indoor pools and hot tubs, where you can relax in complete privacy. Others include pool tables, home theaters, and other recreational amenities sure to keep you and your loved ones entertained.

Resort Highlighted Features:

  • Complimentary WiFi in All Properties
  • Pet-Friendly Options Available
  • 10 Miles from Downtown Gatlinburg
  • 20 Minutes to Dollywood
  • Properties Available with Hot Tubs, Indoor Pools, and Theater Rooms

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Outdoorsy types adore Elk Springs Resort for its proximity to the Smoky Mountain region’s most rugged and beautiful attractions. The Bullhead Trail is located just a half-mile away, offering a wonderful opportunity for keeping active while enjoying the magnificent views. Also nearby: the iconic Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Those who desire a more sophisticated experience will appreciate the resort’s proximity to the Smoky Mountain Winery. Every type of visitor can find something appealing within a short walk or drive of the resort.

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Chalet Village

Swimmin ‘n Da Clouds

Nestled in a beautiful enclave near Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this charming resort is a go-to destination for visitors joined by their four-legged friends. Pet-friendly lodgings are available, so those accompanied by dogs can enjoy the best of the Smokies alongside man’s best friend. That being said, you don’t need to be accompanied by a canine to have a good time at Chalet Village. The resort is home to multiple community pools and tennis courts — the perfect opportunity for burning off all those calories consumed at Gatlinburg’s amazing restaurants.

Resort Highlighted Features:

  • Pet-Friendly Options Available
  • Multiple Outdoor Pools, A Sauna, and Tennis Courts
  • Close Proximity to Downtown Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Some Cabins Are Equipped with Hot Tub and Mountain Views

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Besides swimming or playing tennis, you’ll invariably find yourself relaxing in Chalet Village’s sauna, or, depending on the season, unwinding by the fireplace. There’s no better place to hang out after a busy day in Gatlinburg.

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Gatlinburg Falls Resort

For Spacious Skies

The densely wooded lots at Gatlinburg Falls Resort will instantly make you feel like you’re exploring the woods of the Smokies. In reality, however, this resort allows you to access Gatlinburg’s thriving downtown area in a matter of minutes. There’s plenty to keep you occupied in town, but when you’re at the resort, you’ll be determined to relax. Ample opportunities are available for slowing down and enjoying your getaway; some of the best moments can be found at the community pool and hot tub.

Resort Highlighted Features:

  • A Short 2-Minute Drive to Downtown Gatlinburg
  • Stunning Mountain Views
  • On-Site Community Pool and Playground
  • Many Cabins Equipped with Game Rooms and Hot Tubs

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In addition to multiple community amenities, several of the Gatlinburg Falls Resort’s cabins include special features that will have you and your companions entertained at all times. Let loose with in-cabin air hockey or pool. Boredom simply doesn’t exist in this resort, as you will discover while taking advantage of its extensive amenities.

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Mountain Shadows Resort

Mountain Haven

If you love natural scenery but also crave the excitement of the Gatlinburg community, you’ll love the convenience of the Mountain Shadows Resort. Situated a brief drive from Gatlinburg’s bustling downtown area, this top resort allows you to access the region’s best shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities in record time.

Resort Highlighted Features:

  • Close Proximity to National Park and Downtown Gatlinburg
  • 2 On-Site Community Pools, Playground, and Picnic Area Available
  • Massages and Steam Baths Available for Booking
  • Many Cabins Equipped with Stunning Mountain Views and Hot Tubs

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Despite this ease of access, you’ll also enjoy the serene environment of the mountains, which will quickly melt away any stress you may have experienced prior to your arrival at the resort. Your comfortable accommodations provide the perfect enclave for rejuvenation.

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Black Bear Falls Resort

Cub’s Corner

Peaceful surroundings set Black Bear Falls Resort apart. Nestled on over 40 acres, the resort boasts breathtaking views made possible by ridges and dense woods. The resort has an appealingly rustic feel, made possible by its true log cabins. These accommodations grant visitors a sense of being away from it all without skimping on the comforts of home.

Because the cabins are privately owned, each has a distinctive personality. Amenities vary from one cabin to the next, but full kitchens can be expected.

Resort Highlighted Features:

  • Many Cabins Include Game Rooms, Fireplaces, and Hot Tubs.
  • Access to 2 On-Site Community Pools
  • Stunning Mountain Views
  • Close Proximity to Downtown Gatlinburg and the National Park

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There is a lot to see and do at Black Bear Falls Resort. Simply strolling through the property is a delight, as it is chock full of waterfalls, ponds, and native trees. Visitors of all ages will enjoy relaxing by or splashing around in the resort’s community pools. Further relaxation can be found at the covered patio or in the clubhouse.

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Cobbly Nob Resort

How Sweet It Is

Don’t be deterred by this resort’s strange name. It truly is a Gatlinburg gem. A top destination among golf aficionados, Cobbly Nob is located on Bent Creek Golf Course, which grants visitors impressive views — not to mention a wonderful recreational opportunity to add to your itinerary.

Cobbly Nob’s cabins and chalets are outfitted with a variety of luxurious amenities designed to make every moment comfortable and enjoyable. Private decks offer gorgeous views of the mountains, not to mention the opportunity to grill out for lunch or dinner. Further meal preparation is possible within the cabins’ full kitchens, which makes it easy to whip up tasty treats.

Resort Highlighted Features:

  • Many Cabins Equipped with Private Game Rooms and Hot Tubs
  • Access to 3 Seasonal Resort Pools
  • Pavilions Available to Accommodate Events
  • Bent Creek Golf Course On-Site
  • Panoramic Mountain Views

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Whether your idea of an amazing vacation includes hiking, golfing, or chilling by the pool, you can make the most of Gatlinburg’s many opportunities when you stay at one of the resorts highlighted above. The right accommodations could take your trip to the next level, so choose carefully.

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