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Appleview River Resort
Certificate of Excellence
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Level 6 Contributor
66 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Our favorite place to stay!”
Reviewed July 1, 2013

We stayed at Appleview in 2011 and in 2012 decided to try a different resort which is very close to Appleview. That was a mistake! Back to Appleview in 2013.

We stayed in C433. As always, Barbara in the office is great to deal with. She's friendly and helpful.

Our unit was very clean. After our experience last year at a different resort, this was a huge deal for us. Yes, the place needs painting, but it's not a deal breaker at all. The decor was lovely as well. Beds are VERY comfortable! Also, my 5 year old loved the pool.

We had a few minor complaints - we have to have wireless internet for my husband's work (yes, he still has to do work on vacation, unfortunately). This unit has DSL which only worked for a few hours our first night there. The rest of the week it didn't. The box would just click off and on repeatedly. We unplugged it, plugged it back in, several times with no luck. We also tried the reset button on the back. Nothing. That was disappointing.

Also the shower heads have hardly any pressure which made rinsing long thick hair time consuming.

Our first night there I left the ceiling fan on in the master bedroom. I woke up around 2 AM to a strong burning rubber smell. I turned off the fan and by morning the smell was gone. The next time I had the ceiling light on (which is a part of the fan), the smell started again. The rest of the week I did not use the fan or the light.

All of that being said, we still love Appleview and will definitely stay here again on our next visit. You just can't beat the cleanliness and location. It's quiet, but not way off of the parkway. Also, the view of the Little Pigeon River is fantastic!

Thanks, Appleview!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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AppleviewResort, Manager at Appleview River Resort, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us at the Appleview River Resort. We are so pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We have addressed and resolved the issues you mentioned. We thank you for sharing this review and we look forward to you returning to Appleview River Resort and the Great Smoky Mountains again very soon.
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We have stayed at Appleview River Resort in the past. Having been in 3 other units we unfortunately had to settle on 441 again this time (3rd time in this unit to best of my recollection). Each time we were met by filth. Filthy dirty carpets, mildew on shower curtain, dust, sticky laminate floors, marks on walls, cobwebs, soot on fireplace facing, soot on ceiling, same dirty bed coverings. This last time we had originally scheduled another unit to give one last try as the other 3 units we had stayed in before were acceptable except only 1 and 1/2 tv in unit called "serenity", but once we had to change date unit 441 was only one left. Desperate at last minute knowing we would lose a percentage of deposit went ahead (though dreading) unit 441. Sure enough it was as bad if not worse than before. Multiple pictures are now on our I pad. When my son complained the manager told him she had done us a favor by even renting to us as we had complained in the past....because the unit is deplorable. Now we are "banned" from ever returning................although wouldn't even think of trying this again to ruin another vacation in the dreaded unit 441 at Appleview River Resort. Manager less than helpful and when asked when last time she inspected unit she said about a year and a half. She offered nothing but defense of cleaning (or lack of) and said she would report to owner. That was it. Seriously? Whatever happened to customer service? None shown at Appleview River Resort unit 441.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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AppleviewResort, Manager at Appleview River Resort, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Thank you for sharing this honest review of your stay in unit 441. My wife and i recently took over the management of the Appleview River Resort and found your review and wanted to respond. We are so very sorry that your stay at the resort was not up to your or our standards and you received no customer service from the previous management. We can assure these types of issues will not occur under our watch. We are a family owned business and we take pride in offering clean, comfortable and luxurious accommodations here at the Appleview River Resort. We are working with the owners of 441 to insure the unit is brought back up to luxury standards. All the carpets have been cleaned, one of the first things we had done in all the units upon us taking over. The cleanliness issues have been addressed and the owners are working on getting the entire unit repainted. We would truly appreciate the opportunity to provide you with accommodations on your next visit to the Smokies and allow us to prove to you how nice our resort can be and how clean our properties are. If you choose to give us another opportunity to earn your business in the future please give us a call anytime so we can help you find the perfect condo or villa for your next stay. Thank you again for your honest review and we hope you have a blessed day.
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

To start of the service sucked. The room was filthy dirty. Dust, cob webs, smoke spots, so many marks on the walls. It was a very unclean environment for my family. We had baby's crawling on a sticky disgusting floor. And since they didn't do anything about how clean the room was for 3 years we had to take initiative and clean it our self. We asked the manager to do something about it but she was very rude and unprofessional about the situation

  • Stayed June 2013
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AppleviewResort, Manager at Appleview River Resort, responded to this review, February 21, 2014
Thank you for sharing this review. I wanted to let you know that my wife and I recently took over the management of the Appleview River Resort and found your review and wanted to respond. We are so very sorry that your stay at the resort was not up to your or our standards. We can assure these types of issues will not occur under our watch. We are a family owned business and we take pride in offering clean, comfortable and luxurious accommodations here at the Appleview River Resort. We would truly appreciate the opportunity to provide you with accommodations on your next visit to the Smokies and allow us to prove to you how nice our resort can be and how clean our properties are. If you choose to give us another opportunity to earn your business in the future please give us a call anytime so we can help you find the perfect condo or villa for your next stay. Thank you again for your honest review and we hope you have a blessed day.
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Wesley Chapel, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed June 21, 2013

We stayed in Unit 647. The place was beautiful, romantic, and spacious. The people were super friendly. We just loved Barbara, the lady who checked us in! You are close to everything too! The scenery is perfect and relaxing. I highly recommend this place!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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AppleviewResort, Manager at Appleview River Resort, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you so much for choosing to stay with us at the Appleview River Resort. We are so pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us. We thank you for sharing this review and we look forward to you returning to Appleview River Resort and the Great Smoky Mountains again very soon.
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Me and my best friend decided we wanted a lady's weekend getaway. Appleview River Resort is a great place to stay. On a scale 1-10 i would give it an 8. The good thing about our stay was the location (easy to get to stores,restaurants,ect) the villa was very clean and spacious. Beautiful landscaping, had a pool (didnt use the pool due to the cold weather) One of the things we really liked about the villa is they had a journal that people could write in about there stay/vacation. we thought that was very sentimental. Only had a few complaints. The office was very hard to find. Didnt have wifi which in this case would have been helpful because we brought along a laptop. Needed up to date Tv's. Also the hot water didnt stay hot long. But overall the villa was a beautiful and great place to stay. Will be returning

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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AppleviewBJ, Manager at Appleview River Resort, responded to this review, July 26, 2013
Thank you for your review and look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Barbara
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Eastern Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2013

If you like a quiet, restful place to stay while visiting the Smokies, then Appleview River Resort is for you ! For the price of most nicer hotels, you can stay at this wonderful resort. It is close enough to the action, but far enough away to be quiet and restful. I have stayed here on several trips to Pigeon Forge and have never been diappointed. You can have all the comforts of home away from home ! The staff have always proved to be friendly and helpful. My wife is pickey about where we stay, and even she is satisfied with how clean they keep the condos. We have family vacations at the resort and the condos are large enough for the family to have seperate rooms, but also be able to stay together, a lot different than staying in a hotel. What else can I say, I enjoy this resort !

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
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AppleviewBJ, Manager at Appleview River Resort, responded to this review, June 12, 2013
Thank you very much for your kind review! We appreciate your comments about our resort and look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Dahlonega, GA
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Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

Condos nestled along peaceful river. Well kept walking path along river with beautiful scenery including birds and wildlife. Clean rooms decorated beautifully. Really close to everything. Especially nice for mature adults and families.

  • Stayed May 2013
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AppleviewBJ, Manager at Appleview River Resort, responded to this review, May 21, 2013
Thank you very much for your wonderful review of our resort. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to your next visit. Barbara
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Property: Appleview River Resort
Address: 460 Lonesome Valley Rd, Sevierville, TN 37862-5405
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Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Sevierville
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 37 Specialty Lodging in Sevierville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Appleview River Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are nestled on a quiet peninsula along the Little Pigeon River in Sevierville, Tennessee near the World Famous Apple Barn. Appleview River Resort is one of the few properties in the area offering both spectacular MOUNTAIN VIEWS and WATERFRONT accommodations. Convenient to dining, entertainment and outlet shopping we offer 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom luxury riverside condos and private villas. ... more   less 
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