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East Tennessee's 10 Most Interesting Places to Stay

Where you stay during your vacation is just as important as the activities you plan and the restaurants you visit. So, why not stay somewhere that offers something new and different for your family?

Here are our recommendations for the ten most interesting places to stay in East Tennessee.

From treehouses to boathouses, we know you will find something to enjoy!

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7107 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920

Located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, just 15 minutes from downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, Ancient Lore Village is a truly magical rural retreat destination.

This unique Village has been thoughtfully designed around fostering community and creating unforgettable memories.

Every visit is an immersive experience at their quaint, whimsical Village, all paired with events and happenings, such as dining, entertainment, fun activities, or all of the above.


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170 Beach Island Road, Maynardville, TN 37807

Being Captain of your own vessel is easier than you think. A short driving lesson from the experienced staff at Beach Island Resort and you will be on your way to creating memories that your family and friends will talk about for years to come.

Explore beautiful Norris Lake in style with a seven-bedroom houseboat. On the top deck you will have a blast hosting your family and friends. This area is fully equipped with chairs, tables, lounge chairs, full bar, water slide, 6-person hot tub and fly bridge with controls.


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1471 W Millers Cove Rd, Walland, TN 37886

Set on a 4,200-acre farm, this high-end resort in the Great Smoky Mountains is 10 miles from Tuckaleechee Caverns and 15 miles from Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Elegant rooms feature chic country-style decor, plus flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. Stylish suites include fireplaces and soaking tubs, and cottages have porches and golf carts. There are also 3- to 5-bedroom houses with kitchens that are perfect for families. There's a renown fine-dining restaurant (for guests aged 10 and over), and a casual eatery. Other amenities include an outdoor pool, a gym and a spa. Activities include fishing, horseback riding, hiking, tennis and archery.


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1811 Pullen Road, Sevierville

The Blue Mountain Mist Main House rooms offer a private bath, private heat and air, cable television and WiFi in every room. Ask about extra-special rooms—they boast features such as large jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, and balconies.

Breakfast is served every morning in the dining room and you can start smelling the aroma of the food cooking when your feet hit the floor at sunrise.

There are also several rooms and cottages set-up to accommodate small families. Some rooms have daybeds with trundles and some cottages have sofa sleepers.


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600 English Cove Rd, Whitwell, TN 37397

This is the ultimate luxury, nature-immersive travel experience in TN!

The Domes at Bolt Farm Treehouse offer breathtaking panoramic mountaintop views and come in three different styles to best suit your needs. These luxury accommodations are perfect for romantic getaways, family vacations, or friend groups looking to enjoy a unique and unforgettable experience.


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2192 Old Newport Hwy, Sevierville, TN 37876

Long Springs Tiny Homes has a great location in Sevierville out of the crazy tourist area but close enough to enjoy - it's 15 minutes from Pigeon Forge and 25 minutes from Gatlinburg. Back roads will get you wherever you want to go without getting stuck on the strip.

These 16 beautiful tiny homes are located in a secluded wooded community. There's a common space for everyone to enjoy in the picnic area, corn hole, fire pit or take a snooze on the cozy hammocks.


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111 N Main St, Greeneville, TN 37743-4919

Set in the historic business district, this iconic 1880s brick-and-marble hotel is a 3-minute walk from the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site, and half a mile from the Niswonger Performing Arts Center.

Parking is free, as is weekday continental breakfast served in a plush Southern cuisine restaurant. There's also a rooftop terrace and a ballroom.


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119 Christmas Tree Lane, Pigeon Forge

Experience a unique Christmas themed hotel in Pigeon Forge, TN, right in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. You’ll find picturesque Bavarian architecture, lushly landscaped gardens, and beautifully decorated accommodations.

Located directly across the parkway from The Incredible Christmas Place, they celebrate the spirit of Christmas every day of the year!


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3341 Leatherwood Ford Rd., Jamestown, TN 38556

True West is THE premiere campground in Big South Fork. They are adjacent to one of the best kept secrets of the southeast, Big South Fork National River and Recreational Area. Whether you are into Hiking, Biking, River Riding, Trail Riding, Rock Climbing or star gazing, you'll find it in Big South Fork.

Lodging at True West Campground includes the Marshal Suite in the main building and the tucked-in-the-woods Miner's Shack Cabin. They also offer the unique experience of sleeping in covered wagons but with some creature comforts of home - beds, AC units, and Heat!


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1424 Old Knoxville Hwy, Sevierville, TN 37876

Wilderness at the Smokies is Tennessee's Largest Year-Round WaterPark Resort!

Wilderness is home to the Wild WaterDome, Tennessee’s Largest Indoor Waterpark, which features a see-through roof that will weather-proof your vacation and give you the opportunity to tan inside all year long.

Along with year-round indoor waterpark fun, you will find two outdoor waterparks right outside your guest room door!

And remember to check out the Adventure Forest dry, family adventure center - Featuring a 3 story ropes course, multi-level laser tag, blacklight mini-golf, mega arcade, and much more!


For more information about Lodging in Tennessee, visit the Tennessee Family Vacation Explore page.



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