The Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort is on 70 acres in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. This ideal retreat is perfect for the winter months for the skiing, but also is a fantastic summer getaway and water park.
Gatlinburg Ski Resort
If you are interesting in spending your time enjoying a hot stone massage after skiing at Ober Gatlinburg or otherwise enjoying the sights and activities of the Great Smoky Mountains, the Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort is the place to be. This resort is a family-friendly resort offering various activities year round for all ages.
While the resort itself does not have immediate access to the slopes, they are just a few minutes’ drive away. Visitors to the resort will be able to ski throughout the day then come back to resort for relaxation, luxury and recreation. The resort offers numerous discounts and amenities designed for skiers all winter long.
Amenities and Features
At the resort, visitors will find an assortment of things to do and see. The resort is large and offers an all inclusive style of adventure. The amenities and features offered are top of the line, too.
- Wild Bear Falls Water Park: Year round visitors come for this water park at the Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort. It is a 60,000 square foot park that is the largest in the southern region of the country. It is the fifth largest water park in the United States with more than 300,000 gallons of water. A long lazy river, toddler play areas and large pool are available to guests.
- Westgate Smokehouse Grill: This on site casual restaurant serves breakfast and dinner. Visitors to the resort will be able to dine on St. Louis BBQ ribs and a full menu of other favorites. Also nearby to the restaurant is Mason Jar Lounge, which offers a full bar service and snack items. There are televisions here for sports or news viewing.
- Serenity Spa by Westgate: Also located on the property of the resort is the Serenity Spa by Westgate. After spending a few days on the ski slopes, you may be tempted to relax at this spa. Here, you can find such options as full facials, aromatherapy, deep tissue massages and Swedish style massages. Couples massages are popular, too.
Also on property are two heated outdoor pools during the summer months, hot tubs, a 24-hour fitness center and a full playground. Visitors can also shop at the 24-hour Smoky Mountain Marketplace or pick up DVD rentals to spend an evening in their room. The facility is pet-friendly and offers high sped wireless Internet access.
Rooms at the Resort
The Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort offers several room options including a studio, one bedroom suite and two-bedroom suites. Guests can choose larger rooms, too, with as many as five bedrooms, though options are limited. Rooms offer various bedding arrangements but most include a small kitchenette with small kitchen appliances. The largest rooms accommodate up to 20 people and are 3600 square feet.
The Ober Gatlinburg ski area is about five miles from the resort. Also nearby is Dollywood, a popular tourist attraction for the region paying homage to Dolly Parton. It is about a six minute drive to Dollywood from the resort. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is about three miles away. The city of Gatlinburg offers a wide range of things to do year round including Smoky Mountain Springfest, which is a three-month festival starting in March offering crafts and goods.
Find Out More
To learn more about Westgate Smoky Mountain, visit their website. You can book your trip right from the site or through travel agencies. Discounts and special group rates may be available.