Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa covers a mountainside in the Great Smoky Mountains between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge
GATLINBURG, Tennessee – Millions of people drive past its entrance every summer, but never know it is there – and that is completely intentional. Nestled on a forested mountainside, Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa gives visitors the things they come to the mountains for; breathtaking panoramic mountain views, peace, quiet, relaxation, luxurious rooms, fine dining and every conceivable amenity for the whole family.
Already the largest resort in the entire Smoky Mountain Region, Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort and Spa is nearing completion on an additional four-story, multi-million dollar building with 72 new villas ranging in size from 300 square feet to 3,200 square feet five-bedroom villas. The expansion gives Westgate nearly 200 more available places to stay than its second-largest competitor. The resort is also home to the largest indoor waterpark in the Smokies.
While the Great Smoky Mountains have become the most visited national park in the nation with nearly 11 million annual visitors, guests often find that the surrounding resort towns are nothing like the actual park they came to see. At Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa, that serene mountain experience doesn’t end when you leave the park. All of the noise, traffic, neon signs and attractions fade in the distance as Westgate visitors turn onto its property and head up the mountainside. Just minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Westgate brings all of the majesty and serenity of the Smokies to its guests, who are literally staying in the mountains.
A dining room in a Westgate Smoky Mountain Villa
Even though Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa guests are just minutes away from all of the shows, attractions, restaurants, shopping and activities the Smoky Mountain Region has to offer, many find that the best way to experience the Smokies is to never leave the Westgate property. In addition to its world class spa, numerous restaurants and eateries, ice cream shop, unbelievable award-winning villas and outdoor pools and play areas, Westgate also has the largest indoor water park in all of East Tennessee, Wild Bear Falls.
Wild Bear Falls is a mountain-themed family indoor water park featuring the area’s only state-of-the-art retractable roof that takes Mother Nature out of the equation so guests enjoy comfortable conditions year round. At more than 60,000 square feet, Wild Bear Falls is the largest indoor water park resort in the South and the fifth-largest in the country. More than 300,000 gallons of water flow through the resort’s waterpark.
Wild Bear Falls features Cades Cove Lazy River (the only indoor lazy river in East Tennessee), Clingman’s Dome, Laurel Falls, huge water slides, hot tubs, a mezzanine with a restaurant, retail shop and a large arcade. For families with young children, the park features Little Pigeon River, a zero entry pool and toddler play area, and Wild Bear Falls, the tree house play feature that dumps hundreds of gallons of water on Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa guests playing below.
The largest indoor waterpark in the entire Smoky Mountains has a retractable roof and a lazy river!
For the adults, Westgate’s Serenity Spa offers over 50 world-class spa services, including facials, manicures and pedicures, body wraps and massage treatments found nowhere else in the world. All Serenity Spa professionals are licensed and trained in the most current techniques to provide maximum benefits and results from your treatments. The adjacent 30,000 square foot fitness center is the largest in the region with all of the latest cardio equipment and free weights.
The Activities Program at Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa operates from morning until night every day at Westgate, and is designed for all ages. Sample daily resort activities include water aerobics, parent/tot swim lessons, hiking, bingo, scavenger hunts, ice cream socials, fishing trips, face painting, arts and crafts, live entertainment and much more. The complete Activities Program Schedule is posted throughout the resort daily.
Within a one-day drive of most of the Eastern United States, Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort offers a perfect weekend escape for your family in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains. For more information, visit www.WGSmokyMountains.com or call (877) 819-4028.
Read what the media is saying about the Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa expansion at WVLT (CBS) News and WBIR (NBC) News.