Wyndham Vacation Resorts Great Smokies Lodge
Reviews of Wyndham Vacation Resorts Great Smokies Lodge
We love this resort and have stayed here five times now. I have never stayed at the hotel, only the condos and except for a problem on New Years to find that Wyndham guests were excluded from the New Years celebration unless they paid extra, have been extremely satisfied. The new Adventure Forest gives kids some out of the water activities to do and the one price for entire stay for it is a great deal. Between that and the three water parks, they sleep like the dead at night! Being close to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg is nice, but we typically don't venture out much, maybe a restaurant or two. Great Mexican, Thai and a Chinese buffet all really close(among others) and a big nice Kroger to do some shopping.
For winter stays, we bring everyone's bathrobe and that way riding the shuttle to and from the indoor water park is warm and comfy. We towel off, thrown on bathrobe with hood and jump the shuttle back to our room.
You just cannot beat the value, and if you eat in your condo some of the time, it can be a very frugal vacation. Condos are comfortable, clean and spacious. LOVE IT!
Nice resort. Wyndham shares the location with Wilderness At The Smokies. Wyndham guests have access to Wilderness' three waterparks (one indoor and two outdoor). Easy access from the Wyndham units to the indoor waterpark via an enclosed sky bridge so you never have to go outside. The lazy river waterpark is located between the Wyndham and Wilderness buildings and the other outdoor park is across the street at Wilderness's hotel/convention center. There is a convenient shuttle that runs between both locations. Wyndham units are spacious. We've stayed in a 1 and 2 bedroom. Full kitchens, washer and dryer, jacuzzi tubs. Been there twice and are planning our next two trips. The kids love it. Indoor waterpark has a wave pool, 4 tube slides (two family type, one for double tubes and the other for single tubes), boogie board ride, kiddie pool and the big bucket that fills up and dumps soaking anyone standing below it. There is also a swimming pool off to the side of the indoor water rides. Lots of seating all around the indoor waterpark. Very close to Pigeon Forge and Dollywood.
I have stayed at this resort two times (a 1- bedroom and a 2-bedroom unit) and both were spotless and roomy. It is new (opened October 2009) and the decor is truly beautiful and different.
It is easy accessible to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg - only a few miles.
It was cold both times I was there so the indoor water park was GREAT.
Everyone was nice and helpful and I'm looking forward to returning.