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... most likely deviate from the planned route. However, much to my bitter disappointment we will not be diverting to Chattanooga to ride the incline. Oh well, a reason to comeback to Tennessee someday.
... so high. Troy left me there and continued on his way up to the top, the views were amazing. I was happy with what I saw from where I was sitting. We found out later that it was one of the strenuous hikes to do.
We were lucky enough to be in Gatlinburg when there was a car show in town, we have never seen so many muscle cars in our life, it was cool watching them cruise up and down the streets, hours of ...
... 8220;No,” the ranger told us, “but there are some at the stables.” She pointed to the location on a map.
“How far is that?” I asked.
The ranger realized we couldn’t drive there and got a concerned look on her face. “It’s quite a long walk.”
“Like, how far do you think?” I pressed, aware that a “long walk” wasn’t the same to everyone.
“I don’t ...
... the afternoon. (I napped, Chris read a computer book or something)
Tonight we had the Sach's over to our campsite for some Spaghetti Bolognese (or however that is spelled) Chris showed off his caveman fire building skills and also managed to throw away the brand new unopened box of Graham Crackers and Marshmallows we had purchased that day. Thank you very much sir.
... compete for Britain if Mini Golf ever makes it into the Olympics. Me and Les had a team talk later that night, about how we are going to have to raise our game. I think we need to take them on at our sports. I will be suggesting a day at the bowling alley tomorrow with drinking games.
The end of the night the Sach's kindly treated us to a delicious home/camp cooked dinner consisting of yummy pork loin, gnocchi and veggies.
How has this motel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Brookside Resort Gatlinburg
My Favorite Place To Stay!
I love staying at the Brookside Resort. I have stayed there about 6 times. It's inexpensive, quite, clean, and has everything you need. I love the pool & slide. In the evening I enjoy sitting in the porch swing that overlooks the stream. Its a very relaxing resort. I give it an A++++++.
A Nice Place to Stay
I just wanted to write a review of this motel to help other people decide where to stay while visiting Gatlinburg.
I thought this was a very nice place to stay. Granted, it is a little old but compared to the other places I saw, it was nice. We have two kids and their pool facilities, basketball court, and streamside area made this a very enjoyable place to stay.
The rooms were nice and clean. It is quite a ways from the main drag but it is very quiet and relaxing.
I will definitely stay here again.
Brookside resort cabins
We didnt stay at the hotel but at their cabins we enjoyed them very much and would stay there again. very clean and beds were just great
OK, we're not the type of people to either write bad reviews or check out of hotels, but this calls for it. I'm not sure what hotel the rest of the reviewers stayed at, but it certainly seems like a place much different than what my wife and I saw recently (Summer 2004) at the Brookside. First of all, they say they're 4 1/2 blocks from the Aquarium, maybe so, but only if your talking Las Vegas-size blocks. Anyway, we checked in (streamside-standard room) and upon walking in an old, musty smell hit our noses that nearly sent my wife running. We quickly decided that this was something we would not be able to deal with. The decor is old to the point of being drab (we've dealt with old before and didn't mind it, but this seemed excessive). They offered to upgrade us to a deluxe room for free. We agreed to look. It was a little better, but had a wood-burning fireplace in the corner, so the room had a wet-burnt-wood smell. We checked out 15 minutes after checking in and found other lodging. To be fair to the staff, they were very courteous when we informed them we'd be leaving because we were unhappy with the condition of the rooms.
Quite and relaxing!!
I stayed at Brookside Resort back in May 2003 and it was wonderful.. It has beautiful surroundings and the hotel is very neat and clean.. They have a very friendly staff..If your looking for a place to stay and don't want to stay on parkway brookside is a place you should look into...
A quiet getaway off the main strip
My husband and I went to Gatlinburg in September 2003, his first trip to East TN (We are in our mid-fifties). We chose Brookside as our place to stay after reading all the literature sent to us by Gatlinburg Chamber of Commerce and the numerous motels. It is everything it says in the brochures. We were highly pleased with the resort and would recommend it to others who want to stay in a quiet and relaxing atmosphere after having spend a couple of days enjoying the main drags of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. The away-from-the-crowd location of Brookside is excellent and it is within walking distance of main Gatlinburg. One tip: You must be in good enough condition to walk a couple of blocks UPHILL on the way back to the resort.
Wonderful Family Reunion Resort
My family and I have visited Brookside Resort since early 90's. We have found it to be a wonderful family place to relax, shop and to have fun.
Our family reunion was great and was catered by a fine caterer in the area. A must see and visit resort,Estella.
We just got back from Gatlinburg. Our 3td time staying at the Brookside. We always ger the same room on the creek side. We never want to leave.I would highly recomend the Brookside Resort.
Great Family Motel!
Our family stayed at Brookside in July of 2002. We all had a wonderful time! Brookside has a terrific pool complete with waterfall and slide. The kids had a blast! The hot tub was wonderful for us parents also. The stream behind the motel was beautiful and the whole family had fun hopping from stone to stone. This is a great, moderate to inexpensively priced place to stay!
Home Away From Home
Brookside Resort/Gatlinburg is very homey & cozy.Convenient to town without the crush of crowds &traffic. Very calming atmosphere, clean rooms,good maid service, great rates. Anxious to getback there. Been there about 12 times so far.