When you visit Gatlinburg Tn, you probably have a lot of activities and places you want to see on your mind. If you stay at one of the Gatlinburg Hotels on the River it gives you and added peace and serenity without even having to leave the lodging location you have chosen. Many of the Hotels in Gatlinburg Tn on the River also have an added option of a private balcony. What a great feeling, to wake up in the morning, grab your cup of coffee and hang out on your own private outdoor space, listening to the water as is rustles by. On top of the sounds, some of the properties have walking paths by the river making this a great outdoor activity for the entire family.

There are a number of Hotels, Motels and Lodging properties in Gatlinburg on the River, some so close you can watch the water and it flows by. The calming motion of the water is enough of a reason to stay at one of these Hotels on the River in Gatlinburg.

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Water Slides and Lazy River Hotels in Gatlinburg on the River

Finding a Hotel on the River in Gatlinburg is not a difficult task but if you want to have additional Water Park features like a Indoor Pools with Water Slides or Lazy River, the options are scaled back dramatically. Let’s take a look at a few options that might meet your needs. We will also list other available options for staying on the River in Gatlinburg.

Bearskin Lodge on the River

View of the Lazy River in front of the Bearskin Lodge on the River in Gatlinburg Tn Wide

  • Located on Cliff Branch River
  • Great Location
  • Some In-room Jacuzzi and Fireplace
  • Private Balcony
  • No Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Heated Pool
  • Small Outdoor Lazy River
  • Rooms overlooking the River

A stay at the Bearskin Lodge on the River is a great option if you want to have add a Lazy River while taking in the sounds of the flowing river. This hotel is also located right in front of the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Guests enjoy the rustic cabin-like feel with clean, comfortable rooms. The Fun Time Trolley stops directly in front of the Hotel making it easy to get around without having to get in the car and drive.

Fairfield Inn and Suites Gatlinburg North

View of the the Fairfield Inn and Suites North in Gatlinburg with Water Slide Wide

  • On Dudley Creek
  • On the Parkway
  • 1 Bedroom Suites
  • In Room Jacuzzi Tub
  • Heated Indoor Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outdoor Water Slide
  • Zero-entry Access

Sure, the Dudley Creek is not technically a River but many guests consider the Fairfield Inn and Suites Gatlinburg North to be a Gatlinburg Hotel on the River anyway. The beautiful backdrop of the Smoky Mountains and location on the Parkway between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, give this property a little more seclusion from the business on the main strip in Gatlinburg. What makes this Hotel in Gatlinburg on the River (Creek) stand out is the small Outdoor Water Park with Zero Entry access, a raining umbrella and a twisting Water Slide. Since it is outside, it is not open year-round but they do have an Indoor Heated pool for the cold months.

Brookside Resort

View of the River side from the Brookside Resort in Gatlinburg Wide

  • on Roaring Fork
  • In-Room Jacuzzi Tub
  • Honeymoon Suites
  • Balconies overlooking River
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 2 small Outdoor Water Slides
  • Waterfall at Pool
  • Kids Playground

Staying at the Brookside Resort give you many different options in rooms and suites. Some of the buildings are directly on the River with a lovely view of the constant flowing water going by. There is an Outdoor Pool open seasonally with a nice, big waterfall on one side and a couple of small water slides.

Special Note:

Not all of the Hotels in the main list below have Water Park features like Water Slides or Lazy River but are included to give you a larger list to choose from if you want to stay at a Gatlinburg Hotel on the River.

Additional Hotels in Gatlinburg on the River