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The Summit of Gatlinburg
Ranked #47 of 77 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Reviewed April 8, 2012

Spent a week on a TAN vacation. Studio apt was big enough for the two of us. Trips up and down the mountain were steep & windy but as bad as some reviews indicate. View was spectacular, weather great. Playing Gatlinburg Golf Course was challenging and fun. CON: traffic jams the norm and wall to wall people on the sidewalks. Oh, and we didn't get to see a bear.

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Reviewed January 1, 2012

We stayed at the summit for new years. The drive up is a little scary but once you are there the view is worth it. The room was clean and was perfect for my fiance and myself. We are thinking of coming back with some friends next time. Overall it was a great trip!

  • Stayed: December 2011
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Reviewed December 27, 2011

If you are looking for a great value property this is it! Condos are small but arranged well and views from the property are unmatched. Steep drive in winter but close to Ski area and accessible to downtown Gatlinburg with a short drive. Staff is always very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed: July 2011
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2  Thank Lizbethann34
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Reviewed December 3, 2011

My family of 12 stayed in 2 condos at the summit for 9 days. Granted we stayed in 2 that were in our time share, so they did have some problems that didn't reflect on the Summit. First off, take the time to THINK ABOUT WHERE YOUR ARE STAYING! Your in the mountains. duh..soooo. the drive is straight up, scary, rough driving, and a longgggg way from town and the action..Now....That is what I loved about it. The serentity was awesome, the views from the parking lot and surrounding areas were breath taking and the bears came right to the side door of our condo. So word of advice, DON'T BE OUT IN THE PARKING LOT AT NIGHT! We stayed next to the outside pool and we watched them each night while we were there. I am 41 and thought this to be the most awesome thing about the trip except for the snow capped mountain top that jumped out at me when we got there. The pool was nice but it was terribly hot in there from the overly hot hot tubs. We had 6 kids with us and they had a blast. So if you want to be close to town, don't like rough driving or have a low powered or non 4x4 vehicle and don't mind it being dated in some units, then don't stay here. If you want peace, quiet, calm, nice breezes, privacy, and nice helpful people then this is the place for you. It is not the ritz, but we enjoyed it tremendously. My husband and I would stay again, although we will probably not due to the fact that we liked being more convienant in town with the kids. The only real problem I had with it was the drive, but we knew what we were in for and the onsite laundry facilities dryers didn't dry well and used alot of quarters to dry my clothes. Otherwise, great for honeymooners or for people that just want to relax.

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  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

Just returned from Gatlinberg and the fall was brilliant such beauty the view from the summit was fantastic. we have been staying there for our trips for about 15yrs and it is getting older but still very nice each unit is indivually owned some take better care than others, check your unit before unpacking and if not happy request another.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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3  Thank sandra h
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Reviewed September 23, 2011

My little family have come to the Summit off and on for the last 15yrs. It is a trade off. By no means is it quick and easy to get to. However once you are there all that you hear is yourself making a "Sigh or relief". You do not hear crowds or feel that need to escape that is often felt in touristy areas. The condos are smaller and older than what you see these days but they have a very "at home" feel. When you make your dinner and are sitting with your balcony door open watching the sunset over the beautiful smokey mountains you fall in love. You forget the little creaks in the door, small wear in your carpet etc. The indoor pool area has a smallish pool and two hot tubs that are indeed hot. There is an outdoor pool as well as a sauna. The club house has a laundry and small game room (small being the main word). Using your GPS to get to the summit will get you lost as it has us many times. Ask the main desk to mail you their directions as they truly are the simplest. This last visit in June, I videotaped a resident black bear on grounds. He seemed pretty at home and visitors are strongly urged to not feed them.
Pros: Beautiful grounds and scenery (building needs painted and some amenities updated.)
Super nice staff that are quick to respond, family atmosphere as most partiers will not
travel that far.
Cons: The drive up and down the mountain. In the dark it can be quite confusing. Get your groceries on the way up.

Recommendations: Pigeon Forge for breakfast at the Old Mill or The Applebarn.

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  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 30, 2011

Its a great room once you go there for the price we paid.It was far better than the photos shown. The tough part is getting there for the first time especially if you are driving after dark. After couple of times we figured that out. Its pretty much 4 roads you need to remember and be on them. From gatlinburg bypass way--> Cambell-> willey oakley-> skiview From Gatlinburg: ski mountain-> wiley oakley-> ski view. Dont try to be oversmart and shortcuts you might get stuck in unpaved roads.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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3  Thank Mahe_v
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Address: 1260 Ski View Dr, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-4514
Location: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
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Ranked #47 of 77 Hotels in Gatlinburg
Price Range: $103 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Summit of Gatlinburg 3*
Number of rooms: 190
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