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Are there any really upscale hotels in Gatlinburg??

Dallas, Texas
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Are there any really upscale hotels in Gatlinburg??

Would really appreciate your help!

I've been searching and searching for a really upscale hotel in Gatlinburg - something with a beautiful, large pool - hotel restaurants - spa, etc.......and there just doesn't seem to be ANYTHING like that! Am I missing something? We can't wait to go - but we vacation ONE time per year and I really don't want to stay in a cabin (although they are beautiful) that has a KITCHEN where I have to cook!

Please, I'm not try to be a snob, we just love a beautiful hotel to go back to after a long day of playing and we spend lots of time at the pool and restaurants.......possibly even a hotel that has a pool-bar!

Am I just not going to find it here?

Thank you so much for your help!

Asheboro, N.C.
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1. Re: Are there any really upscale hotels in Gatlinburg??

Try these places

Park Vista Resort Hotel

Bearskin Lodge on the River

Clarion Inn & Suites

Best Western Zoders Inn

Hope you find what your looking for--Have fun.

Asheboro, N.C.
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2. Re: Are there any really upscale hotels in Gatlinburg??

Also you might like this one

Laurel Crest Resort in Pigeon Forge which is only about 5 - 10 min. to Gatlinburg

ohio
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3. Re: Are there any really upscale hotels in Gatlinburg??

Does it have to be right in Gatlinburg? Check out the Lodge at Buckberry Creek. It sounds luxurious.Its on Campbell Lead Road off of the Gatlinburg by-pass.I've never stayed there but it looks nice.The website www.buckberrylodge.com

Chickamauga, Georgia
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4. Re: Are there any really upscale hotels in Gatlinburg??

Bearskin Lodge and Fairfield Inn are two that come to my mind.

They are both fairly new, too.

Cincinnati, Ohio
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5. Re: Are there any really upscale hotels in Gatlinburg??

Hi lizabeth

For an on the parkway hotel, we always stay at the Clarion. We like it there very much.

For out of the downtown area, I agree with the Lodge at Buckberry Creek. Haven't stayed there, but drove past it in April and it looks incredable. You could also consider a Bed and Breakfast in the area. There are several lovely ones.

Here are the reviews on Buckberry:

tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g60842-d524389-…

Some B&B's

Buckhorn Inn http://www.buckhorninn.com/

Hippensteal Inn http://www.hippensteal.com/

NC
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6. Re: Are there any really upscale hotels in Gatlinburg??

Check out Riverstone Resort in Pigoen Forge. -

http://www.riverstoneresort.com/

Best wishes.

Greenwood, Indiana
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7. Re: Are there any really upscale hotels in Gatlinburg??

Kat is right, Fairfield Inn is a very nice hotel in the middle of everything. It is a brand new and has a mini waterslide that goes into it. If you are looking for a resort I don't believe the Smokies has any of those. yet!! They have serveral in the works. Here is their website.

marriott.com/hotels/…

Brett

Gatlinburg...
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8. Re: Are there any really upscale hotels in Gatlinburg??

If you are looking for a Hilton, Embassy Suites, or Marriott.....you will not find it in Gatlinburg. There are a lot of great places, just not at that level.

The only thing on that level IMHO would be Lodge at Buckberry or Blackberry Farm.

Dallas, Texas
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9. Re: Are there any really upscale hotels in Gatlinburg??

THANK YOU to everyone for your ideas! I will research all of them and I know I will be able to find something we will be happy with.

Really appreciate it!

Liz

Savannah, GA
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10. Re: Are there any really upscale hotels in Gatlinburg??

Hi,

We just stayed at the Lodge at Buckberry Creek last week. I think it is the nicest place in Gatlinburg. It is about 5 minutes from downtown but you can drive right up to Ober Gatlinburg & take the ski gondola downtown w/out the parking problems. They don't have a pool yet but the restaurant has great food & the creek is very pretty. There is a beautiful pavillion next to the creek w/a hammock, rocking chairs, etc. The bed was comfortable & the sheets were soft. We had a kitchen in our room--which I know you don't want. Maybe see if they have rooms without them. I think that Buckberry is more of a boutique hotel--it's not a large resort--but it is really nice.

Good luck!

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