Able to sleep up to 38 people, Hemlock Inn resembles a boutique hotel. But this 3-story, the 8-bedroom lodge offers far more than your garden-variety inn. As well as a huge kitchen and wraparound decks, it includes 2 hot tubs, a game room, and a home theater with an 110” screen.
Each of Hemlock Inn’s 8 bedrooms has its own bathroom and TV. The top floor consists of 4 bedrooms. Two include a king-size bed and direct access to the upper deck so that you can enjoy a nightcap in the moonlight before slipping under the covers. Each of the other 2 upstairs bedrooms has 2 queen-size bunk beds, enabling up to 8 people can sleep in each. These rooms are perfect for the kids in your group. If you’re in town for a tournament at nearby Rocky Top Sports World, the junior athletes can camp out in the bunk beds while the adult chaperones relax in the master suites.
The main floor’s bedroom features a king-size bed as well, along with a sofa that opens into a queen-size bed—convenient for a family with little ones. This bedroom also boasts an electric fireplace and French doors that open onto a deck; if you’re an early riser, you can head outside without waking the sleepyheads in the other bedrooms.
The remaining 3 bedrooms are downstairs. Two of these have queen-size beds and doors leading directly to the lower deck; the other bedroom can sleep 4 people in its 2 full beds.
If you have additional guests, the 3 sofas in the 2 living rooms open into beds for 2. And yes, we said 2 living rooms, both on the main floor. One has a large screen flat-panel TV; the other has a smaller TV but makes up for it with a stone-surround fireplace.
Hemlock Inn has just one dining area, but it’s huge, with an L-shape log-style table that can accommodate a crowd and an island for any overflow. And while there’s also just one kitchen, it has double the appliances—2 refrigerator/freezers, oven/stoves, microwaves, even dishwashers—plus loads of cookware and tableware. Everyone will be able to dine together, rather than eating in shifts.
There’s plenty to keep the gang entertained downstairs. The game room is so large, it includes a home theater with cinema-style seating (including cup holders!) and an 110” screen. For those who would rather do than watch, there’s also a full-size pool table, air hockey, and foosball. The game room has its own wet bar too, so you don’t have to run upstairs to grab a cool beverage in the midst of a game.
For utter relaxation, head out to Hemlock Inn’s 3 covered decks, which encompass more than 1,000 square feet. You have 2 hot tubs to choose from. One offers more privacy, while the other looks out onto the lush woodlands that surround the lodge. Both, however, are where you’ll want to soothe your weary muscles after a day on the go. You can also revel in the crisp mountain breeze from the decks’ numerous rockers. Bring your morning coffee or juice outside, kick back, and let the wrens and warblers serenade you—what a glorious way to start your day!
Hemlock Inn’s other amenities include free WiFi, cable channels, a washer and dryer, and a park-style grill. And let’s not forget the convenient location. As it’s only 10 minutes from Gatlinburg Convention Center and 15 minutes from LeConte Event Center, the lodge is ideally situated for those in town for meetings or conferences. And with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and downtown Gatlinburg also just 10 minutes away, it’s just as convenient if you’re visiting for pleasure. In fact, Hemlock Inn is less than a half-mile from the Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts Loop, an 8-mile trail of more than 100 galleries, studios, and shops.
If you’ve been looking for lodgings to accommodate a crowd, your search is over: Hemlock Inn has everything you need, and more. So book your stay today; your whole group will thank you!