If you are a Wyndham owner, this resort is a MUST for toddlers through teenagers. If you are not a Wyndham owner they have a hotel at this location as well. Our family of 4 stayed here last week and had a wonderful time! Our kids are 9 and 6. We have stayed in many Wyndham properties and this one is every bit as nice as the one in Waikiki. Granite countertops, full kitchen, washer and dryer, spa tub, workout center. We stayed in a 2 bedroom in Building 6. The suite was very spacious and clean, very well appointed. Loved the master suite as well as the 2nd bedroom. There were 2 double beds in the 2nd bedroom. We were split into two reservations and had a pool view first and later a river view. Both were really nice.
What sets this resort apart from all the other Wyndham properties? Two things- Tennessee hospitality and the included onsite WATERPARKS. You really could just stay onsite the whole time and have a great time! The people of Sevierville are the most polite, hospitable, helpful people. Teenagers open the door for you and call you ma'am. The outdoor waterpark was open for most of our stay. The lazy river is big and goes around all the slides outdoors. My husband braved the VORTEX and the kids and I did the giant slides...we all enjoyed floating around in the lazy river. Lifeguards are everywhere making sure everyone is safe. Life vests are also hung up all over for the little ones. Salamander Springs, the outdoor water park across the way is also included, but we never ventured onto the other property.
What gives this resort its crown is the AMAZING indoor water park! It is incredible. It is very clean, very big and there is absolutely something for everyone. Inside the Wild Water Dome is so nice, as it is warm in there no matter what the weather. It also was not very crowded. Even on the weekend the crowd was not too bad, and we were there during Spring Break. You have to be a guest at the resort to be able to go into either water park. We had a few rainy days during our stay, but this was no issue for the Wild Water Dome! The family water slides were so much fun! My son's absolute favorite thing about our whole vacation was the Storm Chaser Thrill Ride which he rode many times. I really enjoyed the indoor tube slides. They were so smooth and fun and you could ride single or double. My daughter's favorite was the Great Wave Pool. Plenty of clear tubes, doubles and singles to use to ride the waves and many lifeguards watching over everyone. We all tried out the Surf Rider as well. The lifeguards were so nice, they were really helpful and even taught my daughter a few tricks when riding the Surf Rider! Before leaving the water park, we sat in the awesome indoor outdoor hot spa. One time it rained outside and it was so nice to sit in the hot spa and feel the cool raindrops.
The Wilderness Adventure Park was also WONDERFUL! For an extra fee, we bought the all stay passes. If you plan on buying them, look in the coupon book the resort provides first. This gave us unlimited: Ropes Course, Rock Wall, Bowling, laser maze, bouncy ride, and mini golf. The Ropes Course is challenging and so much fun! You are tethered so you are very safe. There are also attendants on the course in case you need help. Our family loved the bowling (mini balls, mini pins, and 5 frames) and played many rounds!
We ate at the Thirsty Miner really late one night (as we were still on California time) and the food and service was top notch. The portions are HUGE- big enough to share and kids eat free.
I really cannot say anything bad about this resort. The location is just fantastic as well. A very short drive to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. We visited Dixie Stampede, Lumberjack Feud and Wonderworks. We also went hiking and horseback riding. If you are an adventurous family, you would love staying the Great Smokies Lodge. The kids begged to stay another week. We are planning to come back and do more hiking in Smoky Mountain National Forest and visit Dollywood next time. My daughter actually hugged the doorway before we left!
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