Dollywood's DreamMore Resort in Pigeon Forge, TN
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7 Tennessee Resorts That Make Vacation Planning Easy

Vacation planning is made easy at these luxury places to stay in Tennessee.

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Luxurious Getaways For Adults
Family-Friendly Resorts


Vacation planning is made easy at these Tennessee resorts that offer amenities from spa treatments to guided experiences. Planning a family vacation or looking for romantic weekend getaways in Tennessee? Then these resorts are for you.

Luxurious Getaways For Adults

Carnegie Hotel – Johnson City

Minutes from downtown Johnson City, Carnegie Hotel offers guests personalized service. Enjoy a few spa services such as detox facials, massages, pedicures, manicures and hair color, extensions and styling. After a pampering session, head to the award-winning Wellington’s Restaurant which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Get out and explore the surrounding outdoors and city life in downtown Johnson City. Fly fish on the Watauga or South Holston Rivers, hike parts of the Appalachian Trail, the longest hiking only footpath in the world, visit Tennessee’s oldest town Jonesborough, see wolves at Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium and step back in time at one of the most historically significant sites in Tennessee – Sycamore Shoals Historic State Park.

WhiteStone Inn – Kingston

WhiteStone Inn, tucked away on 360 acres near Watts Bar Lake, is a peaceful sanctuary in East Tennessee. You’ll love the upscale country accommodations at WhiteStone – light-filled rooms with king beds, large whirlpool tubs, fireplaces, private living rooms and a country breakfast provided each morning in the Farmhouse restaurant. Onsite, you can enjoy eight miles of hiking trails, an outdoor heated pool and tub open seasonally, a recreation room with board games, ping-pong and a pool table. Curl up with a good book in a chair on the 8,000 feet of decks, play tennis on the tennis courts and disc golf on the 9-tee disc golf course. 

Blackberry Mountain – Walland

The great outdoors and five-star service are combined at Blackberry Mountain, sister property of Blackberry Farm in Walland, to provide a uniquely luxurious experience. Choose from a cozy stone cottage, mountain home, cabin or even a treehouse for unmatched views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Take part in activities such as culinary tastings and classes, art classes such as watercolor painting, sculpture work and Mala making. Choose your own wellness retreat activities like forest bathing, yoga and spa treatments. Or, explore the rugged wilderness through horseback riding, trail running, fly fishing, rock climbing, biking, hiking and conquering challenges on the guided ropes adventure.  

Southall - Franklin 

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Southall Farm & Inn offers traditional southern hospitality and creates a place to reconnect with nature through agricultural experiences, outdoor excursions and culinary exploration. Over 325 acres in Franklin includes an inn, restaurant and spa among the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee. Take guided tours of the farm from the greenhouses to the kitchen gardens. Enjoy up-close insight on canning and preserving, tasting flights of Southall honey, cocktail classes and cooking demonstrations. Wake up early for sunrise hikes or take a meditation class or fitness class. Spend a day enjoying spa treatments or get active with trail running, wildlife viewing, archery, whittling and fly fishing.

Family-Friendly Resorts

Ocoee Riverside Farm – Benton

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Plan a getaway to relax and rejuvenate in nature by booking a riverside cabin, glamping in a covered wagon or snoozing with horses in the barn loft at Ocoee Riverside Farm. Horseback ride, hike to waterfalls with a packed picnic, go on a kayaking adventure and make friends with the many animals that call Ocoee Riverside home during your stay. Immerse yourself in quiet farm life with a farm tour. Kids can help take care of the farm through the family friendly “Farm Hand for a Day” experience by feeding chickens, cleaning stalls, sweeping barns, preparing fresh veggies for exotic animals or assisting with pony rides. 

Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center – Nashville

The Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center could be considered a mini city inside Music City. Boutiques, restaurants, Relâche Spa, barber/beauty shop, a water and lights fountain show and Soundwaves water experience make vacation planning easy. With so many things to do on-site, you can relax and spend your days at Gaylord Opryland. But, if you do want to venture outside of the hotel, you’ll find you’re a short walk from the iconic Grand Ole Opry and close to Opry Mills Mall which is home to hundreds of stores, Madame Tussauds Nashville, an IMAX movie theater among other entertainment options. If you love to golf, a golf shuttle complimentary to overnight guests travels to Gaylord Springs Golf Course and back upon request.

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort – Pigeon Forge

Purchased your Dollywood and/or Dollywood’s Splash Country tickets? Book your stay at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort to receive priority access to the parks. A complimentary Dollywood TimeSaver pass that is able to be used for eight select rides and unlimited daily show reservations when applicable. Complimentary door-to-door transportation via the DreamMore Trolley and Saturday early entry into the parks is also available. At DreamMore, you can enjoy shopping, dining, spa services like facials, manicures, pedicures and massages. Kids can gather at the fire pit every night at 8 p.m. for storytelling, play on the on-site playground, enjoy classic games like air hockey, foosball and board games in the Game Room and take part in Camp DW, tailor-made for young travelers.

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