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Riverhouse Motor Lodge

610 River Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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Riverhouse Motor Lodge
Ranked #7 of 86 hotels in Gatlinburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Jacksonville, Florida
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Gatlinburg so I asked friends who came here often (for over 40 years) and they strongly recommended this lodge. It is very nice, very well kept, lodge with lots of character tucked back off the main tourist drags but not far away. Our room was actually a small suite with a fireplace and balcony... More

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McHenry, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I just wanted to say my Husband, myself and our three daughters ages 12, 8 and 1 & 1/2 came to Gatlinburg for a last minute vacation. We checked many of the hotels in the area for availability and also looked at their rooms. We were not impressed. Our final call was to the Riverhouse Motor Lodge. We pulled up... More

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Stayed here a little while back. The room was more spacious than a normal hotel room with a stone fireplace, wood paneling, table with 2 chairs in front of a large picture window looking out towards the river,& 2 older LR chairs with end table. Even though it is dated, it was extremely clean. All rooms have a river view... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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77 reviews 77 reviews
39 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Unlike a normal motel, this one has not only one door/window that faces the parking lot, but a big window and a balcony facing the river at the back of the room. For me, this is a huge advantage! In this motel all rooms have a river view. The room is a bit dark because of trees hiding the sun.... More

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Asheville, North Carolina
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27 reviews 27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

A nice change from the big brand hotels we normally choose. We loved having a balcony and our stay was very comfy and cozy. We enjoyed Gatlinburg and had a relaxing, romantic weekend getaway in our spacious jacuzzi suite!

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Marysville, Ohio
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

This was our fifth trip to Gatlinburg, but our first stay at Riverhouse. We really needed to get away, but could not stay at our usual place because we found ourselves having a strict budget for this vacation Still we didn't want to sacrifice quality, so we chose Riverhouse because of all the excellent reviews. The hotel is located just... More

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Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
9 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

The hotel is within walking distance to the main drag in Gatlinburg, making it very convenient. Especially if you want to hit the Moonshine and whiskey places in the area haha! The room was clean but in need of updating...paneling everywhere...yikes! The beds are comfortable but a bit firm. The river was right outside the door with a huge balcony... More

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Kennett, Missouri
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This was our second stay at this hotel. My wife and I stayed last year and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The main thing that we liked was spending time on the balcony which overlooked the creek. This year everytime we would go out on the balcony we would smell cigarette smoke. I was under the impression that this was a... More

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
12 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We just spent four days and nights enjoying both the view and sound of the river from our room. This hotel has about 50 rooms and all of them have balconies that open to a view of the river. Several birds and squirrels also visited the balcony! Our bathroom had been redone and was clean. The room was dark due... More

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Florence, Kentucky
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

I have been going here for the last 25 years at least 2 times a year. I have never ever been disapointed. You will not find this place on Orbitz, Expedia, Etc. They do not advertise because they don't need to. Very short walk to heart of the town, yet quiet and peaceful. Wood burning or Gas fireplaces. I wish... More

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Address: 610 River Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Also Known As:
Riverhouse Motor Hotel Gatlinburg
Riverhouse Hotel Gatlinburg

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