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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A few years back I stayed with two dear friends of mine at Riverhouse. I live on a farm where we raise livestock so being able to get away for even a short trip doesn't happen often. One friend and I live in TN but on basically opposite sides of the state and one friend visited us who resides in... More 

2 Thank Vickie Y
Evansville, IN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have stayed here many times over the years starting when my 26 year old was about 3. So sad to hear it was gone. Later years we did not stay due to we had our dog with us. Early fall, we went to Gatlinburg, last minute and the Riverhouse was full. Hope they build again! Hope all employees are... More 

3 Thank lighthouser41
Spruce Pine, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So sorry to hear of your loss - I have stayed several times over the years and we love your place. You have some of the most helpful and kind employees. I love the rustic atmosphere and the quiet location. Praying for a swift recovery and best wishes for your employees. Hope to see you again soon.

1 Thank Sarah C
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I always loved staying here. No, it wasn't new and modern...it is an older property and sometimes it smelled slightly musty. But it was peaceful and the owners, and everyone that worked there were wonderful. I want to let the owners know how sorry I am, and that you are in my prayers. I pray that you will rebuild. But... More 

6 Thank Suzanne S
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I'm absolutely heartbroken to hear it burned to the ground. I would honestly say the Riverhouse was my personal Mecca. The most tranquil beautiful oasis. The nicest people work there and I'm devastated for them. Prayers for you and your families!!

17 Thank Donna L
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Riverhouse Motor Lodge burned to the ground during the Gatlinburg fire of 11/28/2016. I do hope it gets rebuilt, it was pretty darn nice. Most of the core tourist attractions are OK, but the damage to Gatlinburg is huge.

22 Thank PattyHNashville_TN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great little motel nestled in the heart of Gatlinburg. Love this little place. A very comfortable room awaits you with a deck view of the little creek and town of Gatlinburg. Once you are here you never have to get in your car again. Traffic can be very evil in Gatlinburg, but staying here is ideal. No fanciness just clean... More 

2 Thank lrtieman
Palatine, Illinois
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I really enjoy this hotel. It has in room fireplaces and is along the river. So relaxing. Great location. You can walk to the nicest restaurants and the main attractions. Also a few blocks from the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains. The only thing this hotel does not supply is a coffee pot and a breakfast.... More 

Thank ckarolew
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was our 2nd visit to the Riverhouse Motor Lodge and everything was wonderful once again. You can't beat the location and the fresh donuts and coffee in the morning overlooking the river is pretty awesome. This visit we had a room with 2 queens instead of 1 king bed like last visit...I recommend the room with the 2 queen... More 

Thank Shoe1019
Savannah, Georgia, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

We went to Gatlinburg on a spur of the moment trip and just picked this place at random and we really enjoyed it. The rooms are cool 70's looking(dark paneling, gaudy bed spreads and chairs)but imaculate, huge, and we loved it...seems like you're in a small cabin. We had a large fireplace in the room, too bad it was August,... More 

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Riverhouse Motor Lodge - TEMPORARILY CLOSED

Address: 610 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN 37738-3129
Region: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Gatlinburg
Number of rooms: 44
Also Known As:
Riverhouse Motor Hotel Gatlinburg
Riverhouse Hotel Gatlinburg
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Gatlinburg
#6 Family Hotel in Gatlinburg
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“2nd floor is best, close as possible to the bridge.”
 of 5 bubbles MikeF293, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Along the river you get to listen to the rustle of the water. very peaceful”
 of 5 bubbles ItCldBeSweet, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We like the rooms upstairs near the middle. River sound is louder. More relaxing!”
 of 5 bubbles Stmwatch, 23 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room 312 and sit on the balcony at 5 a.m.”
 of 5 bubbles thomp171, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Room over the rocks in the stream. Makes such a relaxing water sound.”
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 of 5 bubbles DonE703, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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