With 8 en-suite bedrooms and able to sleep as many as 20 people, Hickory Hollow Lodge is ideal for your next reunion, church retreat, or multi family vacation. The pet-friendly lodge has more to recommend it than sheer space, however: It also boasts a Jacuzzi in each of its 8 bathrooms, an outdoor hot tub, a pool table, and complimentary WiFi, among other amenities.
First, though, let’s take a look at those bedrooms. Each includes a large flat-panel TV, rustic yet refined furnishings, and a private bathroom. What’s more, each bathroom features a shower as well as a Jacuzzi. After a day spent hiking, biking, or keeping up with the kids at Dollywood, you’ll relish a restorative soak among the massaging jets of water.
Seven of the 8 bedrooms feature a luxe king-size bed. The 8th bedroom has queen-size bunk beds, enabling it to sleep 4 people (the kids will love it!). What’s more, 3 of the sofas throughout Hickory Hollow Lodge open into beds for 2, and there’s a half-bath for added convenience. (Speaking of convenience, the cabin has its own washer and dryer as well.)
While the bedrooms serve as restful retreats for always-welcome private time, the lodge’s other rooms are large enough for everyone to spend time in together. Take the main floor great room, where large windows let in plenty of sunshine, accentuating the luster of the wood-planked walls, floor, and cathedral ceiling. You can nestle on the sectional sofa and watch TV, enjoy après-ski drinks by the fireplace, and sprawl out on the rug with the kids for a game of Candyland. This welcoming space was made for kicking back and hanging out.
The great room also encompasses the dining area. With 2 large tables and a breakfast bar, the dining area can seat a crowd—no need to eat in shifts. The adjacent kitchen is equipped with a full complement of stainless-steel appliances, cookware, and tableware. Even if you eat your main meals at one of the numerous local restaurants, you’ll still love the convenience of having a coffee maker for your morning wake-me-up and a refrigerator to keep wine and juice boxes cold.
The downstairs family room is another spacious, comfortable gathering spot. It’s home to a huge flat-panel TV and 4 luxuriously comfortable roll-arm sofas where everyone can kick back to watch a favorite movie or the big game. For those who prefer playing to watching, there’s a full-size pool table as well as a pub-style table just the right size for hosting a poker night or a Monopoly marathon. Adding to the warm, welcoming ambience is a 2nd fireplace.
Hickory Hollow Lodge sits among the towering trees of Wears Valley, also known as the quiet side of the Smokies. Its 2 covered rear decks, which span the width of the home, allow everyone to revel in the crisp mountain breeze, the singing of wrens and warblers during the day, and the tranquility of the star-studded sky at night. Bring a beverage outside, sit back in a rocker, and take a deep breath: Relaxation is practically guaranteed. Another option is to admire the views from the steamy bubbles of the upper deck’s hot tub.
As idyllic as Hickory Hollow Lodge is, you’ll probably want to explore at least some of the local attractions during your visit. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is less than a 10-minute drive away. Wears Valley Zipline Adventures and Goats on the Roof, a general store and restaurant with a mountain coaster and live goats, are just 15 minutes away. And in less than a half-hour you can drive to numerous attractions along the Pigeon Forge Parkway, including the Titanic Museum, Alcatraz East, and Dolly Parton’s Stampede.
When you stay at Hickory Hollow Lodge, you’re certain to make memories that will last a lifetime. Book your reservation today. We’re looking forward to seeing you!