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Sunrise Ridge Resort
Ranked #35 of 91 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
Certificate of Excellence
South Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Sunrise Ridge Resort Review”
Reviewed November 19, 2012

We stayed at Sunrise Ridge Resort between October 19 and 26th. This was a pretty secluded location as the road to the resort is very winding and away from the center of everything. However, it's very quiet here and easy to get to. We were able to avoid the strip the first couple of days in the area since this was supposed to be "High Season" for the fall colors. The strip was bumper to bumper with traffic.

The resort is in a good location and we had a wonderful view of the mountains and the morning sunrise from our back deck. We stayed in a one-bedroom and it was very spacious. On one side of the building is a stair for access to the other floors and on the other side is an elevator. The resort is well maintained and the views of the fall colors were beautiful.

We had a bit of a problem with the TV and DVD player as the control didn't allow you to change from one to the other. You had to use the buttons on the side of the TV to change the input to the DVD player. It took a bit to figure out how to change the setting. I inadvertantly changed the channel input and lost the TV channels. I had to call maintenance and they were there very quickly. It turns out I had changed the input channel to channel 4 instead of channel 3. My mistake but it was taken care of quickly.

The bathroom had a regular tub/shower combination and a single sink,. There wasn't a lot of room between the toilet and vanity although there was plenty of room otherwise. The washer and dryer were also in the bathroom.

The kitchen area was shared with the living room but was not inconvenient. There was plenty of room but there was no divider between the two.

The resort is nice with both indoor and outdoor pools. As I've mentioned, the views are great. There is also a lot to do in the area. We took in a couple of the shows, went to the caverns, visited the Bush museum and traveled into the mountains to view the beautiful fall scenery.

I hadn't been to the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area in 40 years, so this was a nice trip all around.

When looking for the resort, just be aware that you may pass a compost facility which had a strong oder some mornings. But you didn't smell it from the resort.

One last thing. If you happen to be in town on a Sunday, visit, "The Gathering". It isn't far from the resort and a very nice place to go to church.

Room Tip: Try to get a high floor so you have an unobstructed view of the mountains.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hartsville, South Carolina
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

We have been a timeshare holder since the beginning. We have enjoyed all the resorts and always go to Sunrise at least once a year. Last year we came in October and caught the leaves just right, it was breathtaking. In December we took the grands up during Christmas. They had a wonderful time going to shows, and going to the indoor water park across from the Gatlinburg Welcome Center. They loved it. We had a picnic and spent the day. At night they got to swim in the indoor pool while the adults relaxed in the hot tub. It was a great long week-end and we plan on making it a tradition. We have always been pleased with the condo whether it was the one bedroom, two bedroom or the pedestal. Always clean, with a staff very friendly and considerate of your needs. We are returning in November of 2012 and can't wait.

Room Tip: Corner (End) rooms are more spacious. All have a great view of the mountains. The pedestal's g...
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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North Myrtle Beach
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

I have been an owner at Sunrise Ridge for more than 10 years. The views are breathtaking and the location is off the strip in a quiet section of Pigeon Forge. From this location, you can get almost anywhere on the back roads which is quite nice especially when the car shows are in town. I go to Dollywood a lot and enjoy the mountains and nearby music theaters and this is an all around great place to stay whether you are exchanging, renting, or traveling with other owners. It is very small compared to other timeshares (only three buildings) which may account for the great service we always receive when staying here. Give it a try - you won't be disappointed. There is no restaurant on site but they have a fully equipped kitchen to save you more money if you don't mind eating in.

Room Tip: Third and fourth floor rooms have the best views of the mountains. They have an elevator and severa...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Western Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2012

Booked a week here through RCI and I'm always a little skeptical about places I've never seen. I couldn't have been happier. Sunrise Ridge is quiet, clean, well appointed and beautiful. Granted, it's not the newest resort in the Smokies, and it shows it's age. The seam in the carpet in our living room was really showing and there are several nicks and scrapes in the paint. BUT, it is extremely comfortable and very clean. Staff was great, we only called once when we ran out of toilet paper and they were at the door in minutes with a fresh supply. Friendly, and quick! We had a handicapped unit which featured a no-step up shower and a fold down seat, which, handicapped or not, proved to be very helpful. Washer, dryer, full kitchen, everything worked, Gas fireplace was neat too. Even a recliner! Wish more had them in the rooms! It's so quiet that one evening I went back out to the car for something I forgot and even though the parking lot was full, it was so quiet that it was creepy! Nice place, very nice, a little off the beaten track, but you can get almost any where quickly, especially if you explore the back roads a bit. Great place, would stay here again!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lexington, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed October 9, 2012

My husband and I stayed here first week of October 2012. We loved it! The place was very clean and the staff was friendly and professional. We thought we were getting a 2 bedroom condo in the high rise but we got a 3 bedroom bungalow which was even better! The kitchen had everything you need to prepare meals. We ate out most of the time but it's nice to know when we go back next time we can prepare our own meals. We were very pleased. The location is close enough to the attractions and stores but yet not right in the middle of town. I highly recommend Sunrise Ridge Resort.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Louisville, Kentucky
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2012

We make a trip to Sunrise Ridge every year, Looking forward to the next trip. Always a great place to stay, clean and the staff is wonderful. We love the view and the peace and quiet away from all the hussle of town. Just close enough to anywhere you want to go. Wouldn't stay anywhere else!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

We had a 2 bedroom unit which was great with the kids. The kitchen was well equipped which made it nice to prepare some meals there. The unit was clean and did not feel old or worn out.

It is close enough to everything that you aren't driving forever, but far enough so that you don't feel like you're right on the strip.

The kids loved the pool area. I just wish the pool wasn't heated.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Sunrise Ridge Resort
Address: 2301 Ridge Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-3065
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Pigeon Forge
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Pigeon Forge
#19 Family Hotel in Pigeon Forge
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Sunrise Ridge Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 179
Also Known As:
Sunrise Ridge Hotel Pigeon Forge

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