Snow, Snow, Snow everywhere in Kentucky so Me and my girlfriend decided to get out of the snow and into our bathing suits! First this was HUGE with endless labryiths called hallways, resturants, snack bars and too many arcades to count. I walked in the waterpark to see how crowded it was before we checked in and was amazed at the crowd during the middle of the winter. After make the decsion to go ahead and check in we decided to check in at the Stone Hill Lodge (which is acroos the street from the main hotel and waterpark) which is considerably cheaper than the main lodge and you get free shuttle service to the waterpark. The entrance to the stone hill lodge is kind of hard to find due to it shares the same entrance with a convention center. We made our way to the desk and I asked the older gentleman behind the desk if we were at the right place to check in to a room and his response was " yea you can if ya want " and when I told "yes" he acted like it was a major task and was a true "Mr. Personality". After my experience with "Mr. Personality" I was dreading the rest of the staff and our stay. Price for single King with balcony was $149.00 (174.00) after taxes. We paid our dues and went on our way too our room and was amazed bye the cleanliness and attention to detail with the room. We changed and called the front desk to request a shuttle ride to the water park and bye the time we made it to the front desk it was parked waiting for us. The water park looked packed upon entering but once inside the humid 85 degree water dome ( keep in mind the weather outside was well into the sub 20's) we were able to ride any of the slides with maybe a max 3min. wait ( which was plenty of time to catch your breath from the walk up the stairs ) and have no problem getting on the surf rider and getting in the wave pool. Staff was super friendly, helpful, and actually seemed to enjoy their jobs. Was an awesome wintertime escape from the cold and dont know if I would try in the middle of the summer due to all the mass amount of rooms available and having to cram all of thoose people in there, but in their defense outside has several vast waterparks and play areas.
My Cons: Crappy Front Desk Service, and for $176 bucks a night I thought they would have better toilet paper (may just be me but the toilet paper is a selling point for me...lol)
My Pros: Basiclly Everything Else!
- Also Known As:
- Wilderness At The Smokies Hotel Sevierville