Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort
What We Love
- The indoor pool, plus all the activities and entertainment
- The Southern eatery, featuring comfort-food favorites, served family-style
- Exploring Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, two of the Smokies' best destinations
What To Know
- If you didn't catch the reference in the resort's name, it is owned by Dolly Parton herself
- Guest rooms are done up in southern style, with country-inspired artwork, burlap fabrics and weathered wooden accents
- Free shuttle service to/from Dollywood
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
Have an elevated stay at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort, the luxurious, year-round retreat dreamed up by Ms. Parton herself. While the resort and nearby country-music mecca are known for all things Parton, DreamMore is just as dreamy in the off-season, when Dollywood shuts down, and it’s all about the natural beauty and world-class recreation of the Smokies. You can spend your days touring Pigeon Forge’s mountains and visiting Bavarian-style Gatlinburg. When you’re not taking the town or the mountains, let the resort show you its unique brand of Southern hospitality.
Loaded with Southern charm and rustic details (think country-inspired
artwork and burlap fabrics), the rooms and suites invite you to make a cup of coffee and make yourself at home. Take a dip in the indoor pool, sample the delicious comfort food that’s served family-style at Song & Hearth, pick a rejuvenating massage from the spa’s sparkly pink menu, or relax over a fire pit for some storytelling. Or, do it all. At a resort so abundant in activities, inside and out, you’re always invited to change your direction.
In the Area
From your Smoky Mountains base, you can explore surrounding Pigeon Forge, a popular destination of dinner shows, unique shops, outlet malls and activities galore. Nearby Gatlinburg is a quaint Bavarian-inspired town in the Smokies that’s also worth a visit, with outdoor adventure, museums, shops and dining of its own.
How to Get There
Our visit to DreamMore and Dollywood was part of a trip planned to the Smokies for our 50th anniversary. I was very surprised how nice it was. The grounds are beautiful, rooms are comfortable, and there is a restaurant on site that is buffet style that was convenient when you are tired from being out all day. There was a waitress named Christy that was so nice and helpful. We asked to sit in her section because she was so caring.
I look forward to returning some day because the resort was so comfortable. Customer service at the resort was great!
This was my family's second visit to Dreammore during October. The first visit during their opening year. We were happy to say that the employees are still super nice and helpful. This time we stayed in a room with a King bed and pull out bed. Plenty of room for our family. We enjoyed the pool (which was actually heated, you could feel the hot water coming out of the jets). The hot tub was relaxing. We participated in smore roasting, with the $5 Kits that we purchased on site. Everything included. We also tried the breakfast buffet. Large choice of offerings. Breakfast was quite pricey at $18 for 11 and up. This was my only dislike about breakfast. Will definitely come back in the future.
Our room was very comfortable but we were advised by quite a few hotel staff to eat at their buffet. It's a little expensive at $22.95 each, but they had Prime Rib on the menu and other entrees' that sounded good so we decided to try it. Big mistake! We immediately went to the carving station and waited over 5 minutes for someone to show up to 'saw' a tiny piece of Prime Rib (1/2 of a thin slice) when I asked if I could have the other half she looked insulted! Every person behind me had to do the same thing! The only other meat entree' that either of us liked was the sliced roast pork with an apple glaze. When the manager can by our table and we explained the serving problem and the lack of food being replaced and how our server seemed to disappear for great lengths of time, he explained that they are a 'teaching school' for training young servers..fine but that wasn't acknowledged anywhere before paying our $22.95! I expect more from Dollywood.
I loved the hotel and our room. The option of having a bunk bed was amazing. The buffet was yummy but was disappointed that Sat night did not have the prime rib craving and was the same price as Friday.
We did try eating out Sat but the wait was 2 hours at most of the restaurants in Pigeon Forge
In September Dream More Resort offered a discounted stay for Community Helpers. My husband is a firefighter and we appreciated the opportunity to stay in such a beautiful place! We brought the grand boys with us. They were able to have their own bunk bed. There were so many things for them to do & explore. They enjoyed the arcade room, ice cream parlor, s’mores at the fire pit & the pink lemonade every afternoon. My husband & I enjoyed the evening live entertainment. One night we heard the angelic voice of Taylon Hope. She is an up and coming artist who is being produced by Dolly’s producer. The resort was well kept and everyone was hospitable. We definitely recommend it & will be back!