The Summit of Gatlinburg
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The day started out great, was raining, so we decided to stay another day. Did the usual, hit up the outdoor storerabbed a bite to eat, and then decided tinto go out by myself for a bit. Stopped by a bar and had a drink or two, then walked around downtown. Had another drink at a shop, had some other fun stuff..then decided to go to the hotel and see what was going on. I ended up running into my group...they were heading to free moonshine tasting....so I tagged along. Had ...
... on him - hopefully it gets him some real time. Other than that, nothing extreme going on. Just a relaxing evening. Sunday March 30, Doing one more zero, to help mail some boxes for some friends that want to hike out today. There was a party at the Hilton last night, a realky big one, when Rock came back to the room, I was sleeping on the floor......he kicked me in the ribs, then in the kidney with his other foor.....he then fell to the floor. Glad he ...
Saturday March 29, Woke up to more rain. Last day for my knee to recover. After today....bigger miles! We spent the day relaxing, eating.....eating....and, oh yea....more eating. Dinner was great tonight, had a lot food, and great conversation. Was great hanging with everyone. Oh yea, the hiker who has been bugging everyone, and causing issues ...
... Right now...I am sitting on the bathroom floor...writing this. Don't laugh - it is heated in here.....which means I don't have to deal with sub-freezing temperatures, the rain, or that wind! Friday March 28, The game plan for later this morning......around 8:30am, will be to rent a room in town, split it 4 ways, so that it only cost $15.00 each, and hide from the rain today/tonight! The Smokies are comming up. I am not happy with the $20.00 double taxation. If you are ...
... fallen trees, the river. There are still some remnants of a recent snow along the side of the road. We even saw a couple of places where people had stopped and built a snowman. All that was left was the bottom part of the snowman. Slight sprinkles turned into a bit more and we had to turn on the wiper blades for more that just the occasional swipe. We eventually got to the ...
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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.