The Great Smoky Mountains, are known for its awe-inspiring natural beauty, vibrant and cheerful communities, and top-notch resorts. No matter what kind of traveler you are, there is no doubt you will find just the right resort community that meets your needs. From relaxing and private, to mountain-top resorts, there’s plenty to choose from in the Smokies.
Browse the top 5 resorts in the Smoky Mountains below:
Starr Crest Resort in Pigeon Forge is an incredible destination with breathtaking mountain views, great amenities, and a swimming pool. This neighborhood is situated in a favorable location close to all of Pigeon Forge’s top attractions. Dollywood and the famous main strip are only minutes away and other outdoor adventures like kayaking, hiking, and river rafting. The majority of the cabins inside Starr Crest Resort include a hot tub, a spacious deck or balcony, and game rooms. There is much to love here.
Elk Springs Resort is nestled in the heart of Gatlinburg surrounded with panoramic views of the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Located just 30 minutes from the Gatlinburg strip which boasts a vibrant atmosphere with tons of shops, restaurants, and things to do like Anakeetsa. The Elk Springs Resort community is perfect for those tranquil travelers looking for a peaceful luxurious getaway mixed with wilderness. Though the Elk Springs Resort neighborhood does not have a pool, there are a few cabins that do offer private pools. You will also find pet-friendly cabins, free wifi in all properties, riverside and creekside options, and plenty of privacy.
If you are looking for a high-end retreat situated in the majestic Smoky Mountains, then head on over to Legacy Mountain Resort in Pigeon Forge. This community is ideal for visitors looking to explore The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, located just 10 minutes away. Here you will also have access to the resort pool, the on-site fitness center, sauna, steam room, and pavilion. Legacy Mountain Resort is a great option if you also love Dollywood because this esteemed theme park is less than 10 minutes away!
Charming with a touch of rustic is what Alpine Mountain Village Resort in Pigeon Forge is all about. Just a few things to love about this community are, its easy-to-access roads, on-site pool, pavilion, and playground, on-site walking trails, and it is walking distance to the Pigeon Forge strip. All of the cabins within this resort are beautifully designed to be cozy, welcoming, fully equipped, and comfortable. Each cabin also includes a hot tub and a fireplace.
Surrounded by striking views of the Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg Falls Resort is a lovely resort community in a desirable location. Even though it is located just two minutes from downtown Gatlinburg, its beautiful wooded terrain pro also comes with a con. If you choose to stay here, just know that your journey entails steep winding roads in and out of the resort. However, if you don’t mind the loopy roads, Gatlinburg Falls Resort is excellent for families looking to get away. Most cabins here offer a theatre room, a game room, and unmatched views of the Smokies. Don’t even get us started with sunset views from here.
The Smokies are a dreamy place to be, especially during the best times of the year. If you are ready to plan your trip but don’t know when or where to start, check out the best and worst times to visit the Smoky Mountains to ensure you enjoy all of what this lovely place has to offer once you arrive.