If you are interested in upscale accommodations with a rustic feel, you should check out the Lodge at Buckberry Creek. Safely tucked away in the mountains between Pigeon Forge and Gaitlinburg, the Buckberry is far enough away that guests can get away from the hustle and bustle of these two tourist centers - yet close enough to reach either town in a matter of minutes. It is this same delicate balance that the Buckberry maintains with regard to its accommodations. Guests who want the rustic feel of the Great Smoky Mountains but desire more upscale features than a traditional cabin rental will find the Buckberry to their liking. Make no mistake - the Buckberry is not a Four Seasons but is still very nice within the confines of what it is trying to provide. A continental breakfast is included as part of the room cost. The offerings are a bit slim (cereal and pastries with coffee and juices) but the scones and other pastries are made fresh daily and are absolutely delicious. You can also order off the menu at an additional cost. Both days they experienced shortages of plates, coffee, etc. but did their best to keep up. I can agree with some if the more negative reviews that the staffing is a bit short, but the managers rolled up their sleeves and helped out. Rooms are comfortable. Ours had a living room and a bedroom. An older tv and DVD player were located in the bedroom. Wifi is also complementary but they were having router problems and we were only able to connect briefly. The sofa had a pull out bed - which our girls used. We folded it up the next morning and we were pleased to find that they checked and made it up again for our second night stay. Two fresh baked cookies were placed in our room each day. They even tucked the cookies in the arms of my daughter's teddy bear for the second night. There is a .5 mile trail (each way) on the property that leads down to a pretty creek. I figured it was going to be a simple walk in the woods but there was a lot of terrain - not overly difficult but more than a path than I was expecting. All in all, a very pleasant stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Visiting our rustically, elegant lodge is like stepping back in time, yet with all the modern amenities. Pristine Smoky Mountain views are the focal point of most our 40 luxuriously, individually appointed suites. Each suite offers a fireplace, balcony, cable TV and DVD, queen sleeper sofa, full kitchen, and large bathroom with a whirlpool soaking tub. While staying at our mountain retreat you could easily spend your days enjoying our walking trails, napping in the hammock by Buckberry Creek and enjoying the delicious fare of our restaurant - and never need venture beyond our driveway. And if you are looking to explore our incredible natural surroundings - hiking, fishing, skiing, fine arts and crafts and scenic drives are just minutes away. We'll even pack you a lunch...If you are staying with us on business or just want to let others know about our Great Camp of the Smokies, we provide free WiFi throughout the Lodge. The Lodge at Buckberry Creek offers an unrivaled experience in the Smokies! Winter. Spring. Summer. Fall. Come see for yourself... ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Lodge At Buckberry Creek Hotel Gatlinburg
- Hotel At Buckberry Creek
- At Buckberry Creek Gatlinburg
- Lodge Buckberry Creek