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Whispering River Resort
Reviewed May 26, 2012

I want to provide a different perspective. We live 100 miles from Townsend/Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area. We camp here a LOT! Already this season we've stayed at Jellystone (Cosby, TN) twice and Treemont (Townsend). We've camped at at least 8 different campground in this area. Misty River is our least favorite and I'll tell you why. The campground is obviously new. All the well established trees must have been cut down in order to maximize the number of spaces per area. There is no shade and no camping next to a river or stream. Spaces are tight and there are way too many rules. One rule was to avoid placing items under the camper. So I just strew my camping stuff all over what limited space we had, but nothing under the camper. LOL I am a rebel.

For me (and my family), camping is all about appreciating the beauty of nature. You don't get that here, except for the view of the beautiful mountain in the distance (on the horizon). Other campground like Treemont and Little River (both less than 5 miles from Misty River) have sites on the river and all sites are shaded with mature trees. Jellystone in Cosby, TN has two creeks running through the campground and almost every site has river access. Most with a firepit located right next to a well established creekbed. The entire campground (Jellystone) is blanketed with mature trees, there are crafts for the children, karaoke, and hayrides with Yogi Bear.

The staff here (Misty River) seems nice enough if you don't mind rules.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 10, 2011

would recommend this campground to anyone. very spacious and clean bathhouse, playground was fun for the kids and safe! got to love the swimming pool and attached gameroom. The campground offered a Saturday night bonfire for campers and smores for those who wanted to join in. The only wish for change for paved roads and that the grass needed trimming around the whole site.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 1, 2010

We winter our fifth wheel at Misty River when we go home to Ontario after our fall road trip, then drive back to pick it up in April. We have always received a warm welcome, the owner and staff are helpful and friendly, the washrooms are super-warm on cold mornings and we feel comfortably at home. Misty River is a great kicking off point for our trips into the US and we love it.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 29, 2010

Serenity Cabin: One of the beds had unwashed sheets, when outside by the river you can hear the major 4 lane highway though the trees.. alot of 18 wheelers and bikes roaring by. You can even see them if you look though the right area of the tree line. All the appliances worked great and no problem with the TV or anything else. But when it came to checking out they charged us an extra $150 for a "dirty" room. We left 1 beer can out on the table, moved the couch closer to the fireplace and forgot to move it back.. we even swept up the place before leaving as we used the fireplace with some messy wood. So remember if you stay here you better have a maid clean up the place before checking out or they are gonna charge you 1.5x the rooms cost.. and dont forget about highway 321 being less than 100 yards from the backyard. Besides that it was a nice experience but enough cons not to go back again.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 8, 2010

We stayed in "The Lodge" in 2006, and "Serenity" in 2010. We will be going back in 2011. This is a great place to stay if you want a relaxing vacation away from the tourist stuff and traffic. The river right outside the cabins is beautiful and relaxing. It a wonderful 'get away' place.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 21, 2010

We pulled in at midnight and the manager came out to help us. Drove us in his golf cart to our site and stood there with his flashlight so we could see while we hooked up, then told us to stop in and pay at our convenience the next day. We drive a 43' coach and easily pulled in. The next day were thunderstorms and the manager came around to remind campers to pull in their awnings.
Outdoor pool is awesome.
Really great RV park for big rigs!

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Reviewed October 26, 2009

We love the Lodge Cabin, it was right on the side of the Little River. We could just walk out the front door and throw a fishing line in the water. We caught brown & rainbow trout for dinner. The cabin was very clean and the owners and staff was helpful and took time to help us find our way around the area.

We went to Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountain Park just down the road and saw lots of Deer and one Bear. We had such a good time that we are coming back nest year!

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Whispering River Resort

Address: 5050 Old Walland Hwy, Walland, TN 37886-2346 (Formerly Misty River Resort)
Location: United States > Tennessee > Walland
Amenities:
Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in Walland
Price Range: $125 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
It's a dream come true for a romantic getaway. Enjoy log cabins on the side of the Little River in the Smokey Mountains. From your bedroom window you can count the trout in the river and when you have a warm fire in the fireplace and your loved one by your side as you listen to the river just outside your window; nothing in the world could be better. ... more   less 

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