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“Rodeway Inn”
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Wild Bear Inn
Ranked #59 of 92 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
Reviewed 6 September 2012

This is a quiet, clean hotel. The service was excellent and the location is close to the activities of Pigeon Forge. My family and I enjoyed our stay here for a week. Would come back here again. We checked in Aug. 17 and checked out Aug. 20, 2012. The staff was friendly and helpful. We only had one problem which was a minor one. They forgot to replace the coffee one morning and when it was reported. Someone quickly came and brought us some. We always had clean towels and the room was cleaned every day. When we needed extra pillows, they quickly brought us pillows and no matter what questions we had they were friendly and willing to help us. We would definitely come back here again and we recommend this hotel to our friends.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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SmokyMountainResorts, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2012

Thank you so much for staying with us at Rodeway Inn Mountain Skys and for your kind words. Our staff takes great pride in meeting everyone's needs to insure they have a enjoyable visit. We are sorry about the snafu with the in-room coffee the one day, but we are so glad that staff member got you some immediately upon notifiying the front desk that no coffee was left in your room. We hope that you do come back to stay with us soon and thank you for telling your friends. Also, if you did not already on your last stay, please be sure to sign up for our Smoky Mountain Resorts Rewards program to begin earning points toward a future stay as well as discounts to local restaurants and wineries. Have a great Fall season and we look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed 2 September 2012

We stayed again at the Rodeway Inn. We vacationed at the end of March and now at the end of August. Hotel again was good, The problem once again was them charging you for the stupid SAFE. In March they charged me for the 3 nights and so when I checked in now in August I told them that I would not be using it so I did not want to be charged. They said no problem then when I get home and look at my bill. I was once again charged for it the whole 4 nights that I stayed.. Please stop ripping people off, I realize its not that much money but come on nobody wants to pay for something they are not using.. I suppose you might contact me and offer to refund my money if I would like to drive all the way back down to Tennessee from Pennsylvania.. Maybe your stupid safes should just be free...

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank Natalie S
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SmokyMountainResorts, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2012

It is disappointing to learn of your dissatisfaction. As a security measure for our guests, each in room safe has a minimal fee that provides limited insurance for items placed in the safe. This fee is included automatically for each night of your reservation for your protection and is listed on the final receipt for your stay. We will promptly investigate why you were not reimbursed and rectify this situation for you. Please accept our apologies for any miscommunication or inconvenience. Your review is important to us, thank you so much for offering us valuable feedback.

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Reviewed 29 August 2012

They are the greatest the people there were superb and Jake and Chance and the other ones behind the front desk were awesome and also the cleaning staff was great Mary was ours and she was outstanding and the whole experience was awesome so I will defininately stay there again and will recommend it to others its great thanks for your kind hospitality

Room Tip: I loved our room we were close to the pool and it was great
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Patti S
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SmokyMountainResorts, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2012

We are happy to learn that your stay with us at Rodeway Inn was awesome and that your encounters with our staff made your visit more enjoyable. Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to review our hotel, it is greatly appreciated. We hope you had a wonderful experience in Pigeon Forge and are looking forward to your next visit.

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Reviewed 15 August 2012

Very clean rooms and quiet. Has ramps instead of stairs which is a plus if you have a loved one in a wheelchair or on crutches. If you have to lay on two or more pillows you may want to request extras at the time of making the reservations; my husband needs two pillows and they were out of pillows so we had to roll up towels to put underneath his pillow. Also, our room had just had the carpets cleaned and it had a wet doggy smell ( my kids called it a pukey smell); we called the front desk and they did have housekeeping come in and spray and it helped for a day and then the smell was back.

All in all, good place to sleep and very nice and smart employees :)

Room Tip: if you want a quiet stay, stay in the 3rd building by the pool
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  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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SmokyMountainResorts, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2012

Thank you for reviewing Rodeway Inn. We appreciate your comments on our staff and the cleanliness of your room. The ramps are convenient especially for those who are unable to climb stairs or who require a wheelchair. Please let us apologize for any inconvenience you experienced during your stay with us. We will investigate and properly address your concerns about the pillows and odor in your room. We hope your family had a great time in Pigeon Forge and would love a second chance to serve your lodging needs in the future.

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Reviewed 13 August 2012

Very clean and great hospitality. Michelle was very good about making sure we had everything we needed. The from desk staff was also great.we will definitely stay here again on future visits to pigeon forge, TN.

  • Stayed: August 2012
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SmokyMountainResorts, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2012

Cleanliness is a top priority for us at Rodeway Inn and we're happy that you found your accommodations to be clean and comfortable. We are glad that Michelle and the front desk staff were able to make your stay a more enjoyable one. Thank you for reviewing us and we hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 10 August 2012

This hotel was great! The desk staff was lovely upon check in. Becky was particularly helpful. A gentlemen on staff (never caught his name) was also very helpful- advising us on where to get an important car repair, as we were on a road trip. The room was very spacious and clean. The beds were comfortable. The room and staff inspired us to extend our vacation and stay in Tennesee one more day! With a family of five, three kids four years old and under, that seems crazy...but we did it! The easy access on and off the parkway and the lovely restaurant on site are a bonus! Rodeway Inn, Pigeon Forge will be a place we come back to.

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled with family
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SmokyMountainResorts, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2012

Having to make repairs on your vehicle when on vacation can be quite a challenge, but we are glad that the front desk personnel were able to assist you in finding a place to get it taken care of. We appreciate your comments on your accommodations, our location and the Smoky Mountain Pancake House. Thank you for taking time out of your schedule to review our hotel, and hope that your getaway was a pleasurable one.

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Reviewed 6 August 2012

The Rodeway Inn Pigeon Forge is an excellent place to stay. The rooms are large and CLEAN (no bed bugs, either!) and include a mini-fridge, free wi-fi, cable AND A FREE PANCAKE BREAKFAST!!!!

The staff is great, too! We arrived late at night and were warmly greeted by Jake! He gave us all of the information we needed, including a book of fun coupons to use during our stay.

We will definitely be returning to the Rodeway Inn Pigeon Forge on our next visit to the Smokey Mountains!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank ben7317
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SmokyMountainResorts, Guest Relations Manager at Wild Bear Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 August 2012

Hopefully your getaway to the Smoky Mountains was a fun and memorable one. Your review is greatly appreciated, and we are pleased to know that your stay at Rodeway Inn was enjoyable. We are glad that your experiences with our staff were wonderful and we will be sure to recognize Jake for being friendly and helpful to you during your stay. Thanks again!

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Additional Information about Wild Bear Inn

Address: 4236 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863-4012 (Formerly Rodeway Inn Pigeon Forge)
Region: United States > Tennessee > Sevier County > Pigeon Forge
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #59 of 92 Hotels in Pigeon Forge
Price Range: £35 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Wild Bear Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Prime Location, Adjacent to the Beautiful Great Smoky Mountains Wild Bear Inn (formerly Rodeway Inn Pigeon Forge, Mountain Skys Lodge) located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is a cozy hotel that offers guests comfortable accommodations in the heart of Pigeon Forge, all within minutes of Great Smoky Mountains National Park - the most-visited national park in the United States - as well as Dollywood theme park, Dollywood Splash Country water park and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. In fact, Wild Bear Inn is the closest hotel in Pigeon Forge to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Adventurers, visitors and families find comfort within the newly renovated Wild Bear Inn at a premier mountainside location along the Great Smoky Mountains. Stop in for a one-night stay or vacation all week to enjoy the amenities, including a pool and on-site restaurant, Wild Bear Pancake House, serving breakfast daily. Choose from a variety of rooms, including a spacious three-bedroom unit all the way to a cozy and quaint studio. ... more   less 
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