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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 ...
... okay, but was a hard way to wake up! Monday March 31, Hiked out at 3 pm. Hiked with Lobsteh, she is a great hiking partner. The first hill out of the Dam, and into the Smokies is a big suck-ass hill. Just up, up, up - For 7 miles, if I remember right. Was glad to get to the shelter. Tuesday April 1, Nothing to tell, was a long day. Was a day of climbing up hill. Really a beat down for ambition. The smokies are beautiful (and the best is yet to come), ...
... jumping out of 2nd stories windows, stealing, taking advantage of kind people, and being tweaked out of his mind.........he got arrested! So that was good news, hopefully they keep him in for a long while - he had enough drugs on him - hopefully it gets him some real time. Other than that, nothing extreme going on. Just a relaxing ...
... I came upon some trail magic at a road crossing, going to sit and relaxe, with my shoes/socks off for a while. After some sun and sleep on the park bench, it was time to head up the big hill right before Brown Fork Gap Shelter. It was not all that bad, steep as heck, but nothing that bad. My right knee screamed the whole way up - and down the other side. I stopped at the shelter for a bit to eat, and to rest the knee. After lunch, a few more ups and downs......until I made it ...
When we left Gatlinburg, we decided to drive through the park. The clouds and fog down below weren't too bad, but were in full force as we passed by the Chimney Tops and Clingman's Dome. The fog only got thicker and more dense the higher up we went. But it was still pretty. No leaves on the trees yet, but that made the view more interesting because you could see the terrain - the ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Zoders Inn & Suites Gatlinburg
Great place to stay
My family has been staying at Zoder's for over 20 years. It has a very special charm that is hard to find in downtown Gatlinburg. The rooms are clean, the indoor pool area and continental breakfast are inviting, and the creek views are awesome.
This hotel is a joke. Do yourself a favor and don't stay here. We were not happy with the hotel (the room had a very strong odor, the free breakfast was essentially a bowl of cereal and bread and you must pay for the raquet ball courts, plus the room was dirty) we told them we don't want to stay here because your hotel isn't a "resort" like you advertise and they refused to refund our one night deposit. They only accept a check or money order for the deposit for a reason. If we had used a credit card we could have received our money back. The manager was extremely rude and had a very bad attitude. They offer "little extras" but fail to tell you everything is portioned out as they see fit. I don't understand why you don't get a refund if you are not happy with the hotel and don't want to stay there. What happened to the customer is always right?
Great Place For A Holiday
Our son was getting married in Gatlinburg and we had read good reviews for Zoder's Inn so we booked it from the 6th to 11th May 2004.It was a great place to stay with beautiful surroundings.The creek was so peaceful. Our suite had a fireplace but we did not get to use it as the weather was very warm then.
All the staff were excellent especially Kathy as she ran us up to the restaurant after the wedding when we could not get a taxi.
Hope we can have an other holiday at Zoder's Inn .
My wife and I loved our time at Best Western Zoder's Inn. We were housed in the second unit back from the street, room 117 where it was VERY quiet, except for the wonderful sound of the stream that flowed right next to our porch. We really enjoyed sitting there watching the ducks negoiate the rapids as they swam past.
The only suggestion that I could give for an improvement would be to have a better continental breakfast. Would I return to the same INN?
Yes, in a heart beat.
Three of my friends and I stayed at Zoder's Inn for our friend's wedding. Our troubles began several weeks before the trip when trying to book the room. The process was very complicated and we were not spoken to nicely on the phone. The first morning we woke up there, one of our breakers was blown. A maintenance man was sent up to fix it.
They'll keep you coming back
It is very hard to come by a good hotel in Gatlinburg. Even the AAA 4 diamond rating cannot be relied upon in this tourist destination.
Zoder's has it all: local hospitality, cozy rooms with wood burning fireplaces, wine & cheese in the evening, cookies & milk at night, continental breakfast in the am. You get what you pay for at Zoder's: good service, clean rooms, well-groomed grounds, close to town but with a lovely mountain stream ambiance. We keep on going back!
ZODERS BEST WESTERN IS # 1 FOR US
We have stayed at Zoders BW Inn each October since 1993. We have always found our stay to be very enjoyable. Deandrea and her entire staff go out of their way to help in every way they possibly can to make your stay memorable.We have just returned home from our most recent trip, and although all the employees are great, there is one in housekeeping we feel should be recognized for an excellent job . Our suite was immaculate from the time we unlocked the door until the moment we left. Thanks, ZODERS,We're looking forward to seeing you next October. Mrs. J. R. Simmons, Mrs. Barbara Pruitt & Mrs. Edna Sisk (sisters)
My wife and I journeyed to Gatlinburg for our 1 year anniversary. We stayed at Zoder's and had a great time. Rooms was large, clean, private. The outdoor and indoor pool (and jacuzzi) was wonderful.
Hotel is convenient to downtown Gatlinburg so shopping and eating is just a few hundred steps away :)
Only complaint...they still wanted to charge us to play raquetball (on their empty courts) even though we had our own equipment. So we didn't play.
Other than that, we would stay at Zoder's again.
Nice and nosey
This was a ok Inn but the maids are very nosey they said that an extra person was in are party and billed our credit card 84.34 without telling us. We called them and they were very rude about it they should have said something as soon as they thought someone was there they would have found out that there was no one else was there.
If you like nosey maids that lie and rude service stay at Gatlinburg's Best Western Zoder's Inn.
A great place
A wonderful place to stay, plenty of home town hospitality combined with clean, well decorated rooms. A stream runs through the grounds along with a picnic area, indoor and outdoor pool and exercise area. A trip to Gatlinburg just isn't complete without staying at Zoder's...I highly recommend it!