The Quick Rundown
Time of Year: Mid-July
Where Would We Stay Next Time?: Same section or the loop with Sites 3-41. 141 was a nice site because you had a lot of spacing on the “party side” of your rig.
Waterfront Site: No
Length of Stay: 5 Nights
First Time Visit or Return Trip: First Time Visit
Rig: 36′ Fifth Wheel
Cell Provider – Coverage: Verizon – Great Service
TV Antenna Coverage: Great Coverage – Multiple Channels Found
Cost ($,$$ or $$$): $$$ ($119/night + taxes/fees)
Accessibility: Easily Accessible, Even with Large Rigs
Location: Convenient to everything! Everywhere we wanted to go was within 5-15 minutes.
Pros: 1) Location 2) Pool & Water Slide 3) On-Site Restaurant 4) Playground
Cons: 1) Lack of Shade 2) Intermittent Wi-Fi 3) Close Sites & Short Driveways
Bathhouse Rating (The Ritz, The Holiday Inn or The Motel 6): The Ritz! (Gorgeous, Clean bathrooms)
Would we go Back?: Yes 100%. While pricey, the location is unbeatable and the amenities were perfect for our family. Follow along with us on Instagram (@fifth.wheeling) for our past and future adventures!
The Long Rundown
This was our second trip to a RV Resort with full hookups, and we both agree that we really enjoy having sewer connection. It definitely feels less like “camping” to us, but we’ve viewed these last couple of trips more like a relaxing vacation with our “hotel room on wheels”.
This RV resort was unique for us because they had an actual Lodge (Hotel) on-site in addition to the RV Resort. The amenities are shared between the RV Resort & Lodge guests. The pool area can get crowded during peak hours. We still found chairs every time we went, so that wasn’t a major concern for us. Speaking of amenities, this resort has a fantastic pool area with a large water slide & beach entry that is great for the little ones. The bar & restaurant is attached to the pool area, which makes for easy access to drinks & food. You can order at the bar, bring out a sign with your number & they’ll bring your food out to you. We dined at the restaurant twice and while it’s a smaller menu, we all found food we enjoyed. It was nice having this option on the property when we were exhausted from exploring, didn’t want to cook, but also didn’t want to fight the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg crowds. In addition to the pool & restaurant, they offer an arcade, playground, dog park & camp store. They’re in the process of building a lazy river, so we look forward to checking that out when we come back. They also have live music near the pool, which is a great touch. Overall, we really enjoyed all of the amenities this resort had to offer & felt like we were truly on vacation.
This is a newer resort, so trees and shade are nearly non-existent. The resort itself is nice and clean. Our site was a little un-even but the concrete pads are nice to keep dirt out of the rig. There are distant mountain views, but nothing overly spectacular. The best views in our opinion were from sites 14-22. There are many RV parks to choose from in this area, in our opinion the appeal to choosing this one over others are it’s modern luxurious feel, amenities and convenient location. If you’re not looking for that “resort” feel, then you can likely find what you’re looking for with other nearby campgrounds for a cheaper price. We personally loved this place and agreed we’d stay again when we come back to the area. It’s all about what you’re looking for in your stay!
I know this is a review for the campground itself, but I need to give a little shoutout to how much we love this area! It doesn’t matter if you’re young or old, single or with your family, there are so many unique things to do in the Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg area. We personally visited Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo, Dollywood, Anakeesta, The Island & Professor Hacker’s Lost Treasure Golf. We loved all of these. Reach out with any questions you have on these attractions and make sure to follow along on Instagram (@fifth.wheeling) for pictures from these trips and all of our future adventures!