Family Resorts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Family Resorts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee
Family resorts in Gatlinburg, Tennessee have views just out your window, or just a few steps to a hiking trail to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Gatlinburg, a replica of a German alpine village, is an enjoyable historical walk. The Tennessee Heritage Trail includes three pathways with stops in Gatlinburg. On the trail, you can view points of Tennessee history, its music and its arts and crafts.

Park Vista Resort Hotel

Park Vista, a 15-story full-service resort located on a small mountain overlooking Great Smoky Mountains National Park, is a special place for a family vacation with its mountain views, landscaped gardens and being near nature's serenity. In the evening, you can view the surrounding city lights of Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Eleanor's Restaurant readily accommodates family dining with its large menu and country buffet. If you are interested in sandwiches or appetizers (Franklin's Fried Pickles) or an evening cocktail, Franklin's Bar & Grill with its cozy fireplace may suit your taste. Also, you can order in-room service and dine on your private terrace.

You can take in the 360-degree view of the Smokies from your balcony or your guest room. Family suites are available with a bedroom and a living area with a loveseat sofa that makes into a bed. All guest rooms have a full bath, cable TV, pay-per-view movies, games and wireless high-speed Internet. You can bring a pet and a $25 a day fee will apply, as of 2009. A two-tier Indoor pool includes one tier for the kids and the other for adults.

Park Vista Resort Hotel
705 Cherokee Orchard Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-9211
parkvista.com

Reagan Resorts Inn

Reagan Resorts Inn is in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, and its classic Appalachian architecture with natural stone building blends in with its mountainous surroundings. A two-bedroom family suite includes a separate queen bedroom and a king bed in the living room. A kitchenette includes a refrigerator, coffeemaker and a microwave. The standard guest room configuration includes a king, two doubles, or two queen beds, and most have private balconies. All guest rooms have complimentary wireless Internet, access to a computer in the lobby, a refrigerator, coffeemaker and microwave. A guest laundry facility is available. You can enjoy a swim in the seasonal outdoor pool. For breakfast, you can enjoy Flap Jack's, a pancake house, just two doors down. Across the street, TGI Friday's Restaurant offers lunch and dinner. Reagan Resorts Inn gives out 10 percent-off coupons for the two restaurants.

Reagan Resorts Inn is on the trolley route, which goes to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Within walking distance is the Swiss-engineered and -constructed tramway to Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park on Mount Harrison. In addition to snow skiing, you can also enjoy ice skating.

Reagan Resorts Inn
938 Parkway
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-5607
reaganresorts.com

River Terrace Resort & Convention Center

At the River Terrace Resort & Convention Center, you can choose either a Little Pigeon River view or the Great Smoky Mountains view. Standard king or queen guest rooms both include a mini-refrigerator, microwave, coffeemaker, private balcony and cable TV. River Terrace Resort also has Wi-Fi hot spots, Internet access and laundry facilities. You can enjoy casual Southern hospitality in the Gatlin-Burger Grill serving breakfast, lunch and dinner with favorites such as grits and biscuits/gravy. Even more casual is Duck Blind Lounge for outdoor seating with your favorite beverage.

River Terrace Resort is on the trolley stop. From here, the trolley also goes to Wild Bear Falls Water Park located at Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa. According to River Terrace Resort, Wild Bear Falls Water Park "is the largest indoor/outdoor water park in the South, and the fifth largest in the United States."

River Terrace Resort & Convention Center
240 River Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 436-5161
riverterrace.com

Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa

Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa cabins are literally steps away to a hiking trail, adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Luxury lodge cabins include a full kitchen, fireplace and a garden spa tub in the master bath. For your convenience, a 24-hour store and deli include snacks, soft drinks, milk, beer, groceries, souvenirs and mountain crafts. The Smokehouse Grill features award-winning ribs as won at the 2008 Gatlinburg Rib Fest, the People's Choice award, and includes a kids menu. You can order in-room food service such as pizza, chicken and ribs.

You do not have far to go to enjoy the Westgate Wild Bear Falls indoor water park, since it is right on the property. Serenity Spa, with five-star service, offers pedicures, manicures, facials and hot stone massages. Also, a state-of-the-art fitness center is available for your use.

Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa
915 Westgate Resorts Road
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
(865) 430-4800
westgateresorts.com

Article Written By Cheryl McCann

Cheryl McCann writes for online publications and has edited two books and more than 700 business articles for magazines and newsletters. She has been a professional in the information system industry for more than four years and has developed applications using LotusScript as well as @Formula language and JavaScript.

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