My mother and I had been in Gatlinburg for 4th of July weekend and had planned to stay 3 nights there, but our plans got changed (long story, not relevant here) and we only had a room for 2 nights. We spend most of the afternoon of July 4 in Pigeon Forge trying to find somewhere to stay, but everything available was either too expensive or too dumpy. We were only a couple of hours from home, so we could afford to be a bit picky. I remembered seeing Mountain Air many times as we drove by and decided we would check here before deciding to come on home.
The vacancy sign was still on, and we were very pleased to find a unit with two small, separate bedrooms, with the bathroom in the middle. The front bedroom had a table with 2 chairs, a microwave, and a small refrigerator. There was a closet rack for hanging clothes. The back bedroom was a bit smaller and had no closet space but did have a dresser. Both rooms had a TV. The unit was clean and comfortable, and we slept well and enjoyed the privacy of having separate bedrooms. The price was wonderful; it was a great rate for 4th of July weekend. There was no free breakfast, but the Flap Jack Pancake house was next door, and the motel let us keep our car parked there while we walked to the pancake house after we had checked out.
There is a beautiful flower garden at the back of the hotel, but we were unable to explore it fully because of the rainy weather. There was also a balcony off of our back bedroom, but we didn't use it, party because of the weather.
The staff was very friendly and the lady at the desk gave me a map of the area when I was asking about the new highway, before we agreed to take the room. Traffic was terrible on the Parkway going back into Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg, and we didn't want to fight it. I knew there was a new highway which went around and came into the lower end of Pigeon Forge, but I didn't know how to get to it. The lady showed me on the map where the new Veteran's Parkway highway was. I then agreed to take the room, because I knew it would be very easy to take the long way around and bypass the traffic. We made one trip to Pigeon Forge that afternoon for shopping and a pizza (which we brought back and enjoyed in our room); then we went back later to watch the fireworks. Because of the new highway, we were very happy with the location.
The motel has WiFi, too. It worked great in the front bedroom, but I had some problems with it in the back room. It seemed to do a bit better when I moved closer to the window.
I will definitely consider staying here again in the future.
- Also Known As:
- Mountain Aire Motor Hotel Sevierville