Another novelty worth mentioning is the 15,000-sq.-ft. wraparound mezzanine, which houses a restaurant, retail shop, and electronic game room, all while giving guests a 360-degree view of the aquatic activities below. For families with young children, the park features Little Pigeon River, a zero entry pool and toddler play area. A tree house spray-ground with a giant dump bucket completes the liquid ensemble.
The property is part of the Westgate chain and provides both timeshare and nightly rental opportunities at its two hotels, the Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort and the River Terrace Resort. The "rustic luxury villas" provide guests with immediate access to the adjacent Great Smoky Mountains National Park, as well as the popular Dollywood theme park located only a few minutes down the road.
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From Nashville or Knoxville: Take I-40 E to Exit 407 toward Gatlinburg/Sevierville/Pigeon Forge. Turn right on TN-66 S, which will then become TN-441 S/TN-71. Resort will be on the left.
From Chattanooga: Take I-24 E to I-75 N (via exit 185B), then merge on to I-40 E and follow directions above.
From Charlotte, NC: Take I-85 S to I-26 W to I-40 W. Take exit 440 off I-40 and turn onto TN-73, which will take you all the way to the resort.