The Summit of Gatlinburg
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Coming into Tennessee, traveling through the Great Smokey Mountains was a magnificent sight. The valleys seemed to be littered with cabins and small cottages something out of a painting in Europe. The rolling hills filled with brown and green while the shadow of the mountain range in the background gave it a natural appeal to the winding spaghetti highway I was on. One day Colleen, her friend Jane, and I, traveled ...
Day 1 - Friday night, we drove from spartanburg to gatlinburg and arrived at the river terrace. It was lightly snowing on our ride up and was it was still snowing when we got to gatlinburg. We got to our room and then went for a walk to get ice cream. We got back to our room for some nice fireside time and relaxing. Day 2 - Saturday we woke up late, had some pop tarts and researched for going to ober gatlinburg. After riding up ...
... likely think that I'm a local. But it's such a gas to hear the conversations going on around me with the local expressions and all. The plan for today is some for the girls to do what they enjoy and then we'll be heading out to Jean's mom's house just on the outskirts of Clinton and take her out for dinner. While it's a little day-to-day on the planning side, we have made arrangements to drive into Atlanta for Friday - stay overnight at the Renaissance Concourse Atlanta Hotel ...
... yes they were loaded) at all times. As he waived them back and forth, I could see the next day's headlines - "brother-in-law" shot by accident in Bradyville home. I can cross another thing off my bucket list - we went to a Mexican restaurant for lunch that was in the back room of a Shell gas station - to use the washroom one had to head into the gas station - quite unique to say the least. On Monday we got in the car and headed out to some of Deb's old stomping grounds - we went ...
Gatlinburg is a cash only town. Which I am fine with but I would have liked the heads up. Day 1 at breakfast I ended up having to use the ATM to get cash. It is almost bizarre how most businesses require cash and ALSO have an ATM for your convenience. I had cash just not with me. Now I know and am prepared.
People honk when going through tunnels. I do NOT understand this off phenomenon! When I was growing up in PA we ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Summit of Gatlinburg
We stayed at the Summit if Gatlinburg in August of 2005. We were a bit disappointed in the 2 bedroom we stayed in.
Good stay at the Summit
My family of five stayed at The Summit for 6 nights beginning on July 22, 2005 and we were pleased with our stay. Our unit was very clean and decorated well. The view was fantastic. The pools are small but sufficient for a splash in the morning or at the end of the day. The staff was friendly and helpful. The Summit is located high on a mountain overlooking Gatlinburg. The ride to and from The Summit is one lane and requires some tough negotiating. Be sure to buy food, etc. before getting up there as you won't want to come right back down. I recommend The Summit for for a family stay while in the Smokies, especially when considering the modest price.
Great budget hotel
We stayed at the Summit for the 4th of July holiday. For the most part the room was ok. It was clean and it had a small indoor and outdoor pool with two hot tubs. The price was reasonable as we had children with us. The kids loved swimming. It was great because the room had a kitchen and it reminded us of a small apartment. The down fall to this hotel is, it was very difficult to find using mapquest, the hotel could use some more modern updates, there was no room service the entire time that we were there ( which was 3 nights), no iron in the room, and it was located very high up on the mountain. The view from the balcony was beautiful. However, for the price, I would recommend this hotel again especially for families.
Enjoyed the Stay!
We stayed at the Summit this past weekend (Thurs. - Sun.) and we thouroughly enjoyed our stay. We had the best decorated room and the room was like a small home. The view was good, although we were on the first floor so we had a few tree tops in our way. Other than trying to find it the first time(Mapquest's directions are quite confusing if you're trying to use theirs) it was a great place to stay. However, there was no maid service throughout the stay and to get clean towels or an iron we had to go ask the front desk for them. Overall though, I would recommend the Summit and I would definately stay there again!
Nice, but the quality of rooms varyies
we/i have been staying at the summit for 5 -6 years now, beauitful view, depending on room. The rooms do vary in decor and thus quality.
most are ok to nice, some are real nice.
gordon, new baltimore MI.
We stayed there this past week. We stayed there on Saturday through Tuesday. It was a nice place to relax. We were with 4 other people including our 2 yr old.
We definetely recommend going to get your groceries to cook before you head up to the Summit. And travel during the day. It is tricky to get there.
They do sell Dollywood tickets at their office.
Laundry facilities were nice.
Just back from The Summit of Gatlinburg and wanted to pen a review. I found the other reviews to be helpful so I wanted to put in my 2 cents.
Cheaper price for a reason.
The summit is showing its age. The buildings and units have wear and tear. BIG problem with the pool- the picture of the indoor pool posted on the internet is very deceptive. It looks olympic-sized but is actually only a 12 x 12 square. If you have kids excited about swimming indoors, they will be disappointed. Otherwise- okay place if you are on a tight budget.
I went to the Summit for my HoneyMoon in August, through Travel Advantage Network (TAN). They manage their own units and they are kept in the best shape. I would go there again and again. They have amazing views from all the units, all with balconies. The ride to Downtown Gatlinburg is only about a 10-15 minute drive. There are tons of things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. We also drove for about 2 hours in the Smokies. That was amazing. The views from the tops os those mountains are amazing as well. It is a little tricky to get up and down from the mountain at night, but after you do it a few times, you get the hang of it. We found a little "backroad" that we used and made it a little easier. They have an outdoor pool, as well as an indoor pool with 2 hottubs and sauna. Again, I loved it and can't wait to go back with my daughter.
Great View. The Summit is located up in the Mountains of Galinburg. The hotel is higher than the tramway and Ober Mtn. It is also nice for getting away from all the hustle in Gatlinburg and still stay in a hotel. The biggest downfall is finding the place. Make sure you drive during the day as it gets pretty confusing when driving through the twisty turning roads in the Mtns. My wife and I were lost for 2 hrs before we stumbled upon it. Though, we would definetly stay there again.