There are so many things to do when you visit Tennessee and the beauty of the Smoky Mountains are amazing no matter when you visit. It does come as a surprise to most people that there are so few 4 Star Hotels in Gatlinburg Tn. It used to be that Gatlinburg was a great place to visit but it was not all that well known. Today, it is very different, mainly because Dolly Parton decided that she wanted to share the great family environment with everyone around. This is the area where she grew up and it is a special place for her. It just makes sense that Dolly would open the Dollywood Theme Park in Pigeon Forge to share with so many people. This is also why it is so surprising that there are only a handful of Hotels in the area that are considered 4 Star Properties. On top of that, at this time there are also no 5 Star Hotels in Gatlinburg. I would expect that to change as things continue to grow.
What 4 Star Hotels are in Gatlinburg?
It is fairly well known in the area, if you are looking for an upscale location but still want the Rustic Cabin feel, The Lodge at Buckberry Creek is going to be your best option. While they only offer Suites, each of these rooms offer plenty of space, a small kitchen area, fireplace and Jacuzzi Tub. The Lodge is located a few miles from the heart of Gatlinburg so it is not within walking distance. It is, however, a great place to stay because it is only a few minutes to the hustle an bustle of town but far enough away to feel completely secluded if you like. A restaurant is on the property and in-room spa services are available as well.
Another well known option in Gatlinburg would have to be the Baskins Creek Condos. If you are looking to be within walking distance to the local attractions, this might be a better option. Each of these Condos are well appointed and only a couple of blocks away from the action. The Trolley system has a pickup and drop-off right in front of Baskins Creek Condos as well to make this very convenient to travel.
Water Park Resorts
Most of the 4 Start Resorts in Gatlinburg make our Water Park Hotels list for the Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg Area. In fact, the Buckberry Lodge doesn’t even have a pool of any kind. You do have a number of options as long as you can get past staying at a 4 or 5 star location. There are plenty of other options you might consider if you are looking for amenities for the kids to enjoy on the trip. Take a look at the Water Park Resorts and see all of the place that have fun water slides and lazy rivers in the area. You could be surprised by what you find.
Take some time to look around at all of the Hotels and Resorts in the Gatlinburg Tennessee proximity. It is worth branching out sometimes to find just the right location for you and your family. If on the other hand, this is a Romantic getaway, any of the 4 star properties listed will be a good start.
Check out the 4 Star Hotels in Pigeon Forge to expand your possibilities.