We do not care for the touristy town of Gatlinburg but wanted to be close driving distance to all attractions. This is a beautiful lodge where every room has a mountain view. It's in a great location just outside of town. I would have been perfectly content spending our entire vacation sitting on the balcony of our room enjoying the view. It's nice that all rooms are suites. Well decorated, clean and reasonably priced. The lodge has an amazing restaurant also. We only ate breakfast there but it was amazing. Service was a little lackluster but accommodations made up for it. We would definitely return and highly recommend.