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“For a great stay in Gatlinburg” 5 of 5 stars
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610 River Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 37738   |  
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Ranked #5 of 86 hotels in Gatlinburg
Lenoir City, Tennessee
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“For a great stay in Gatlinburg”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

My wife and I have been staying at the Riverhouse since 1973. It is clean and well maintained and the primary staff members have been there for years and are very knowledgeable and helpful. It is quiet with balconies on the river. Nothing like that river sound for a good nights sleep. If desired, your room can have a real wood-burning fire place supplied with all the seasoned hardwood you need. We recommend this motel highly and we are sure that all its amenities will enhance your stay in Gatlinburg. We are looking forward to our next stay.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights this past weekend and what we got was about what we expected. We had a 2 queen room and it was a good sized room. The room was clean and the balcony over the river was awesome. It was relaxing to hear the river flowing at night. The room is dated but the bathroom was nicely updated. We usually try to stay at the Park Vista or Garden Inn so the style of the room was certainly not what we are used to, but that's ok. As i said, It was pretty much what we expected and almost fun to step back in time a little. The location is excellent. An easy walk to a lot of the best restaurants and shops. The staff was kind and helpful. The room had a slight smoke odor to it when we arrived and we called the front desk and they assured us it is a non smoking room but it has only been that way for a year. They did offer to send housekeeping in with a fan,etc in the morning to see if they could lighten the odor. We did order the donuts this morning and they came prompt and warm!
Overall this is a nice place to stay as long as you know what to expect. It certainly is one of the nicer family owned hotels in the area. The price and location are good. I don't know if I would stay again or stay more than a night or two but I would recommend it to those who enjoy the smaller locally owned places!

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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N.E. Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

The rooms at the Riverhouse Motor Lodge are roomy, clean and each room has a view of the river. This is one of the few family owned hotels left in Gatlinburg, and is worth checking out. Location is great.... Not right on the main strip, but just a short (1 block) walk.

A+!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

I,ve never slept to the sounds of a river roaring by my door, but I got lucky at Riverhouse Motorlodge. We left the door open all night just for the sound & woke up to watch the sun hitting the water on the Pigeon River. Coffee and doughnuts were fresh & hot too. Another plus was the 2 big comfy chairs in which to relax by the fire. I would definitely come back here. P.S. bathroom was newly renovated, clean and nice .

Room Tip: All rooms face the river, so you can't go wrong!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tennessee
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

Returned back to hotel after 20 + years. We travel to Pidgeon Forge - Gatlingburg at least once per year due to close distance. We normally stay at the larger hotels since we generally know what we will be getting and often trips are planned at last minute. This motor lodge was special and we will plan ahead next time and return again.

We were in room 15 near the office, first floor. We chose wood burning fireplace which had a jacuzzi type large tub. Yes, little dated as compared to new hotel but this is what Gatlinburg is all about. (or used to be) Quaint, on the river and very special. Exceptionally clean. Loved that you could park your car right in front of door! We splurged and indulged in the homemade donoughts for breakfast. Perfect.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Augusta, Georgia
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

The good reviews here were all correct. Just stayed the weekend with my family and was beyond happy with the hotel. Very clean room .. We had two queen beds and the room had lots of room . If your looking for a quality room without setting the wallet on fire this is the room place for you. All the rooms overlook the water which is relaxing. The continenal breakfast is delivered to the room in about 7 or 8 mintues after you hang up the phone . Also being within walking distance from all the downtown attractions was a plus.I will be staying here again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

This was our first visit to the Riverhouse, but will not be our last. Excellent location and service. Our room had a balcony overlooking the river and a wood fireplace. The fireplace was fully stocked each day. This is an excellent property to relax, enjoy the area and recharge. Continental breakfast delivered to room was also a plus.

Room Tip: All rooms are on the river.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Riverhouse Motor Lodge

Address: 610 River Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Gatlinburg
#8 Family Hotel in Gatlinburg
Also Known As:
Riverhouse Motor Hotel Gatlinburg
Riverhouse Hotel Gatlinburg

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