The Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort and Water Park houses the Wild Bear Falls Water Park although it is an extra cost to access it. Admission ranges from $18.95 to $66.95 per person depending on the number of days you wish to access. There are other water park resorts in the area that do not charge an additional fee but this one is open to the public as well. It will cost for the public as well as the guests. Let’s take a look. First off it is an indoor/outdoor water fun spot. Enjoy 60,0000 square feet of splashin’ fun for all ages. There is an interactive tree house for the small ones: 300 gallon bucket that dumps water, and 2 small slides. For very small toddlers you will find a zero depth area with slides. All ages can enjoy a 900 foot lazy river with tubes. Other attractions include a 350 foot tube slide, 300 foot enclosed body slide, indoor/outdoor hot tub and a large swimming pool. The water logged can make their way to the Bearfoot Arcade. If you are hungry the Roaring Fork Grill will keep your tummy full. On top of the water park you will find 2 seasonal heated outdoor pools and 2 hot tubs to use while staying at the resort. The accommodations at Smoky Mountain Water Resort in Pigeon Forge consist of studios with a queen bed and sofabed along with a kitchenette with microwave, mini fridge and 2 burner stove top. The 1 bedroom villas come with either a king bed OR 2 full beds and queen sofa bed with full kitchen. The 1 bedroom deluxe villas are bigger and come with a fireplace, king bed and sofa bed along with a full kitchen. The jetted tub in the bathroom is nice as well. The 2 bedroom villas offers a king bed, queen bed and 2 sofa beds. There is a full kitchen. The 2 baths are nice for bigger families. This unit also has 2 baths. The 3 bedroom villas come with 2 king beds, a full bed and 3 sleeper sofas along with a full kitchen, jetted tub, washer/dryer and 3 baths. The 4 bedroom villa has 4 king beds, 4 sleeper sofas, 2 kitchens and 2 kitchenettes, 4 baths, washer/dryer and 2 jetted tubs. The 5 bedroom villa has a whopping 5 king beds, 5 sleeper sofas, 2 kitchens and 2 kitchenettes, 5 baths, washer/dryer and 2 jetted tubs.
Tips for you: If you have mobility issues be sure to ask for special accommodations due to the steep hillside the villas are on. The top view of the 4000-5000 building is super nice if you are on the top floor. This is a huge property so if you are wanting to be near the pool ask for accommodations near the pool. For less crowd and noise ask for top of the mountain accommodations. If you are staying on the 300 block it backs up to the road so request a top floor. The studio rooms are great for 1 to 2 people. Upon booking as for a “newer” rooms (the 5000’s are brand new and highest on the mountain). The rooms behind the main/administrative building has lots of noise from the golf carts and vans in the morning. For seclusion stay high, for families with young children stay low to be near kid friendly amenities. The shuttle service will get you around the resort no matter where you stay. The walls tend to be thin. The 200’s are near a beautiful creek.
Be aware: The water park at the Smoky Mountain Resort Westgate costs extra no matter what. Check out time is earlier than usual (10am)! You will be approached while staying here to tour the property because they want you interest you in buying timeshare property here. In fact, if you book directly through the property you may find that you are enticed with a 10% discount for signing up for a timeshare. There are also reports of the sales people enticing you to take a look at the property while you are trying to enjoy your vacation. Regardless, if you do accept to view the property it turns into at least a half day wasted on a high pressure sales pitch to “buy”. If you don’t get suckered in for the pitch the report is that you will indirectly be affected because of the entire shuttle service system running slow (up to a 30 minute wait at times) due to all the timeshare “victims” being shuttled around.
Don’t forget that if you when booking directly through the resort that you may be offered a discount to attend a timeshare presentation. However beware of the high pressure sales pitch.
You Should Know
- Room Types
- Airport Transportation
- Age Minimum
- Check In Time
- Check Out Time
- ATM Machine
- Resort Fee
- Pet Friendly
- Plan Ahead
- Smoking Rooms
Accommodations at the Smoky Mountain Water Park Resort consists of a wide variety of studios and 1, 2, 3, 4 and even 5 bedroom villas. This is a great place for large groups especially. The villas here can accommodate up to 20 guests. Enjoy jetted tubs, multiple baths and even multiple kitchens for those big groups. The studios and 1 or 2 bedroom villas are great for the smaller families.
No Airport Shuttle Service Available
Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge Airport is 11.8 miles from this resort and will take approximately 25 minutes of driving time in traffic
Balconies are available
The best views are at the top of the mountain
Check In time is 4pm
Check Out is 10am
Wireless Internet Access Available(surcharge)
Some In Room Washers/Dryers Available
8.0 Miles from Dollywood Theme Park
2.1 Miles from The Village Shops
7.6 Miles from Smith Family Dinner Theater
8.3 Miles from Tony Roma’s Restaurant
Complimentary Self Parking
$9.95 plus tax per day, subject to change
This resort is pet friendly. Please note that a $100 deposit is due upon check in and will be refunded as long as there is no damage upon checking out. There is another $170 non-refundable cleaning charge at check in as well. Only 1 dog or 1 cat allowed (no more than 60lbs. Service animals do not require the fees mentioned).
Please note that pet information was accurate at the time of this publication but are subject to change. Always check with the property directly when making the decision to bring your 4 legged friend or service pet as there may be an additional cost.
Did you know that you can book spa services online at wgsmokymountains.com? The Smoky Mountain Water Resort in Pigeon Forge doesn’t just stop at fun and child friendly amenities. The Serenity Spa by Westgate is a relaxing way to sneak away by yourself. Enjoy European or Express Facials, Body Foliation, Dead Sea Detox and Foot Detox treatments among other things.
All room/villas are non-smoking
All information including pricing and amenities was accurate when published and is subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly regarding up to date pricing and amenities
- Self Parking
- All Season Indoor Water Park (for a fee)
- Kiddie Attractions
- Zero Depth Spray Toddler Only Attraction
- 350 Foot Tube Slide
- 300 Foot Body Slide
- Indoor/Outdoor Hot Tub
- 60,000 Square Foot Water Fun
- 2 onsite outdoor seasonal pools and hot tubs
Bottom line is: Other than Timeshare Tour and Sales Pitching complaints this property is an all around great family friendly place to stay. As far as accommodations go you really can’t beat the space for such large groups to stay in here at the Smoky Mountain Water Resort in Pigeon Forge TN.
Guest Room Perks
- Studio Rooms
- 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 Bedroom Villas
- Some balconies
- Sleeper Sofas Available
- Some Kitchens
- Some Washers/Dryers
Did you know that the Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort Water Park offers you space to celebrate special events and weddings? Planning for meetings and corporate events is also a way to hand over the reigns and let the resort plan it. Their services include banquet, reception, theatre, classroom, open square and U-shaped options to make just the right place for your group needs.
Please note the information and fees provided can change without notice, however, was accurate when published. To confirm all details you will need to check directly with the properties in question before completing your vacation planning.