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Riverhouse Motor Lodge

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610 River Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
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Riverhouse Motor Lodge
Ranked #3 of 87 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The title of my review says it all...book it! You won't be disappointed. At first glance, there's enough question marks to send the casual vacationer looking elsewhere, but this is the biggest mistake they could make. This place has so many things going for it, and while it may not be the best in every single category, it is near... More 

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Mason, Ohio, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
546 helpful votes 546 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We love the Riverhouse Motor Lodge because it one block off the main street and you can walk to everything. This place is well taken care of. Old, but you feel like you are staying in a cabin in the city of Gatlinburg. Large rooms, fireplaces. All room right on the river. We only stay here when we come to... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Hadcthe pleasure of getting to stay at our favorite place in Gatlinburg on Dec 18 and 19 . The room had gas logs and was clean and roomy as usual. Left the private balcony door cracked at night to let the sound of the river lull us to sleep. This is our favorite little place to stay. The staff is... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

In Sept. 2014, we stayed at the Riverhouse Motor Lodge on River Rd. When we checked in , we were excited to be there and paid no attention to the balance due and just paid them. At the end of our stay, the clerk said that we had one more night to stay. I stated no, that I was to... More 

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

Your advance deposit confirmation(dated 9/25/14) for your Oct. 8-12 stay stated our policy "obligated to all dates reserved". Your bill was for the four nights you reserved. We do not appreciate the unjust accusation that we stole your money. Our goal is to provide the best accommodations and service to our guests and our previous reviews reflect this. Unfortunately, it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014 via mobile

It is so good to know that there's still a few of these places left. Small family owned motel sits right on the Little Pigeon River. that's very nice and quiet. One of my favorite things is you still use a key to enter your room. Our only testament is that we've stayed in the same room for 15 years.... More 

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Carthage, Tennessee
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47 reviews 47 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We go to Gatlinburg twice a year and we have tried more then one over the years but this is our favorite. Wood burning fire place, they supply wood and starter, continental breakfast delivered to your room, nothing special here but fine. The balconies are right on the stream and only a short walk to the Main Street. Just walk... More 

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Leicester, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The wife and I have stayed here several times. Love the location and how it seems hidden when you are sitting on the deck overlooking the creek. The rooms are spacious and nice. The donuts in the morning are good as well just call down to the front office and they will bring them freshly made to your room. We... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Had never stayed here before although we had been coming to Gatlinburg for many years. This is our go to place for our mountain getaway from now on. Riverhouse is very clean and comfortable. Large rooms that each have balconies overlooking the Little Pigeon River - no mountain views, but peace and serenity of the riverfront balcony makes each room... More 

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Providence, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Enjoyed our stay. Easy access to downtown area. Comfortable room. Relaxing hearing the sound of the river from the room, and a great view of the river. Hope to go back soon. Feels like a forever home, and the staff is very friendly.

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82 reviews 82 reviews
15 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

Ok. We stayed here last weekend for the fall break. We were on the second floor. The room was wonderful!!! We typically stay at the Bearskin Lodge and have for years. We will stay here from now on. The rooms were very spacious and CLEAN!! The decor of the room is perfectly "smoky mountains" with paneling and lighted pictures on... More 

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Additional Information about Riverhouse Motor Lodge

Address: 610 River Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Number of rooms: 44
Also Known As:
Riverhouse Motor Hotel Gatlinburg
Riverhouse Hotel Gatlinburg
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Gatlinburg
#7 Family Hotel in Gatlinburg

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