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Riverhouse Motor Lodge

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610 River Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are able to enjoy a clean room, relish the view and sounds of a nearby stream, and willing to look past 70's vintage carpet and paneling you might find this place to be a real retreat. This place has a vintage ambiance with the above mentioned decor and wood burning fireplaces. They do not provide much in the... More 

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Simpsonville, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have always enjoyed staying here. Room with balcony over the river. Had room with gas fireplace so wouldn't have to tote extra wood. If you want a sort of rustic mountain feel, then this is great. Is dark as in previous reviews as has dark paneling original to when it was built. Convenient walking to town area. Very clean... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After staying here for 10 years during New Years when we went to check out on January 2. We asked to reserve the same room we had always gotten. With a wood burning fireplace. We were told that they did not have any left. When we first started staying there you could not book a year in advance. Now you... More 

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DonnaMetcalf, Manager at Riverhouse Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We have "always" taken reservations one year in advance. As for Mr. Massey's request for a wood burning fireplace for New Year's weekend, we only have 10 wood burning fireplace rooms and as this is an extremely busy period, it doesn't take long to book our most popular rooms. We try to satisfy our guests as best we can, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

After much research as to where to stay in this beautiful area, I must admit I did good, We stayed here over 20 years ago and was concerned that it was "old." But, the lodge has been lovingly maintained and was perfect. Although the decor was dark, it was the cleanest place I've ever stayed. The location couldn't have been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We got to Gatlingburg a couple of days before New Years and the city was packed with people and cars. But once we crossed the bridge onto the hotel property, it was like another world. The facilities are older but in immaculate condition. And the river sound drowns out the traffic noise. The owners have all aspects of the stay... More 

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Madisonville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

I've been visiting Gatlinburg at last once a year for 58 years. We've stayed several places ( many no longer there) including condos and chalets. I have a love of mountain streams and always thought Riverhouse looked like a great location since balconies are right on the stream. I decided we'd stay there this visit since it was just my... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

Very nice hotel-not the newest but nice and clean. Balcony over the little river on river road was very enjoyable to sit and listen to the rushing water (after several days rain it was really rushing)it is VERY convenient to be able to walk to the Main Street of gatlinburg without having to move your car and find a parking... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We stayed at the Riverhouse Motor Lodge this past weekend. It was our first time. Everything was excellent...from the friendliness and efficiency of the staff to the fresh donuts, coffee and hot chocolate delivered to our room each morning. We will not stay anywhere else when visiting Gatlinburg. LOVED IT!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I discovered this hotel about 2 years ago. We have stayed there twice and it has been wonderful both times. The customer service is excellent, the prices are excellent and the breakfast is good. It's close enough that you can walk to anything in town. We recommend you walk just down the street and eat at the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

This place has a real mountainy feel! The motel is old, but well kept up. A very quaint stay! There is paneling from the 60s in the rooms with wood burning stone fireplaces. A cozy mountain getaway! All rooms are river front too, so you can leave the door open for ambiance! Breakfast is unique, you can choose toast or... More 

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