If you didn’t book the Wyndham Great Smokies Lodge and you are bringing your kids with you, a bit of advice, don’t drive by it on the way to where you are staying. The huge funnel water slide and multiple enclosed slides are an impressive sight from the Old Knoxville Highway, and the first thing your kids will say as you pass by will be, “Hey, that looks cool, is that where we are staying?” Don’t go through this stress, take a look at all of the amazing fun the Great Smokies Lodge by Wyndham has to offer.

Opening in 2009, they have been ranked as the 4th best place to stay in the Pigeon Forge area.


The accommodations at the Wyndham Great Smokies Lodge range from 1 to 3 bedroom Condos all with sofa beds in the living area and full kitchens. The decor is very modern with a fresh, clean look. The one bedroom amenities consist of a king size bed and some with a whirlpool tub in the master bath. The two bedrooms feature a king bed in the master and some with a whirlpool tub in master bath. The second bedroom provides bedding that will vary so be sure to ask when reserving. The three bedrooms will provide a king size bed and some with a whirlpool tub in the master; the second and third bedrooms are spacious; bedding will vary. There will be two baths in these units. The full list of room and suite types can be found on our amenities page.

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What can I say! The Wyndham Great Smokies Lodge is huge with so many things to do. There is no way your kids are going to get bored at this place. The indoor water park is open year-round and in the warmer months, the outdoor water park adds another fun water experience for all. Multiple water slides, lazy river and even a kids splash park makes this a great family place. The rooms are large and can accommodate a lot of guests.


Understand that the Wyndham Great Smokies Lodge is definitely geared for families and there are a lot of kids around. Great if this is what you are looking for but can get a bit noisy if you are looking for a quiet place to stay. Also, be sure to understand that you get a number of water park passes that meet the maximum occupancy of your room. You are not allowed to purchase any additional passes.

* Estimate of Rating Levels

Above Average - 90%
Average - 5%
Below Average - 5%

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Another unique aspect of this resort is the rope course. After being strapped in a harness, you are set loose on a course that will test your balance and agility while walking across a variety of course like ventures. It’s almost like an obstacle course. It is unlike anything I’ve ever seen, but if you are into adventure, this is something you will want to try. Make sure that when you are reserving that you understand that you will only get water passes to the maximum that your accommodations can hold. For example, The one bedroom unit only sleep four which means you will only have access to 4 water park passes. Keep this in mind because there will be no way to buy additional passes as this park is only open to guests and is not open to the public.

Be aware: You will only get water park passes to accommodate, up to the number of guests allowed to stay in a unit. For example; if you book a 2-bedroom suite with a max occupancy of 8 guests, you can get up to 8 water park passes. Be sure to confirm what that “maximum” is upon booking. Although the unit may technically sleep more the hotel will determine the max and often times the unit ends up sleeping less in the hotel’s eyes. Before booking via owner direct make sure you will still have access to the water park(s). Wyndham will try to sell you a timeshare so have a “just say no” attitude if you do not want to be hounded and pressured. The sofa beds tend to be not as comfy.

Did you know that the Great Smokies Wyndham Resort and Water Park caters to groups and reunions? From customizable menus to condo accommodations the event staff will customize to fit needs and budgets. Event planning includes family reunions, retirement parties, military formals, sporting events, graduation, retirements, sweet sixteen and Quinceanera Celebrations to name a few. Not only that but your group will have access to an on-site A/V and a pretty big dance floor.

Full Resort Information can be found in a consolidated list on the Quick Facts page.

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