Home Away From Home: amenities and facilities for long distance travelers

For the lucky, Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, as well as Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country, is less than two hours from home. For some though, the journey can be upwards of a five or even 10-hour drive, and for a small minority, journeys may even involve long or short-haul flights. Join me as I explore all the away-from-home comforts and amenities available at the resort to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

Swim suits? Check! Hiking shoes? Check! Laundry detergent? Ummm… Don’t worry, in addition to the modern and well-maintained laundry facilities found on the lobby level, Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa has an extensive selection of laundry products available, which not only saves you some vital luggage space, but lets you keep those swim trunks and towels fresh and clean for the duration of your stay. And speaking of saving your room when you’re packing, the resort offers towels for the resort pools and portable cribs for little ones. I recommend you call ahead to ask about the cribs. If you’ve forgotten other travel essentials, head to the lobby where resort hosts have a wide range of travel-sized toiletries, ranging from painkillers to toothpaste available for purchase.

The resort’s Business Center can also be found on the lobby level. Conveniently located next to the concierge desk, this private business suite offers high-speed internet access as well as printer and paper shredding amenities. The exceptional design and décor found throughout the resort is echoed in this smart and private room. Whether you’re printing tickets or maps, wanting to squeeze in a few minutes of work, or need space to make a private call or two, be sure to head to the Business Center for all your office needs.

After our long journey down from Ohio, we wanted nothing more than to relax in our room and ease into our stay at the resort. With an extensive and impressive in-room dining menu, we knew that we would be able to piece together a delicious dinner to enjoy at our leisure. The made-to-order pizza was hot from the oven, and the vegetable wrap was exceptionally fresh. An assorted dessert menu means you never have to miss out on things like Mason Jar Banana Cream Pudding, our absolute favorite dessert available at the resort. Looking for lighter options, snacks and Starbucks? Head on down to the DM Pantry on the lobby level. The grab-and-go café has Dollywood’s world-famous Cinnamon Bread available year-round, as well as healthy snacks, wraps and sandwiches, perfect to pick up before heading over to the parks, or heading home.

Did You Know?

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa is taking steps to reduce its carbon footprint. The resort’s in-room dining food and beverages arrive in recycled paper and plastic containers.

The beautifully-designed spa, found on the first floor, offers a great many restorative and relaxing treatments, from facials to manicures, so you’re sure to find a service that suits you. But did you know that a lot of the products used at The Spa at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort are also available for purchase? I picked up a FarmHouse Fresh face mask set, plus a couple of bath bombs so I could enjoy a mini-spa experience in my room. Other products available include shampoos and conditioners, as well as hand creams and cosmetics. Why not pick up a little something to use during your stay or treat a loved one to a unique gift from Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa.

The hosts at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa are there to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible. This goes beyond the convenience of mini toiletries and printing services – it is in their welcoming smiles and helping hands, and the silent understanding that at the very heart of your stay is to spend quality time with family. So, whether you’ve arrived by plane, train or automobile, you’re sure to have all the facilities and amenities on hand to make your stay trouble-free, so you can focus on relaxing and having fun!

Did You Know?

Be sure to check out Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa’s 24-Hour Fitness Center on the first floor. Nestled next to the Garden House indoor heated pool, this gym facility is packed with state-of-the-art equipment from free weights to treadmills and is the spot to get your fitness kick.
By | 2020-02-26T13:47:40-05:00 February 28th, 2020|Lodging|0 Comments

About the Author:

Phoebe Male (Dollywood Insider 2019-2021) is a food and travel writer from Cincinnati, Ohio. Having moved to the US from England five years ago, Phoebe made it her mission to get the best out of the Midwest from her new hometown. She has been documenting her love of local produce and places of interest, as well as tips on travel, at her blog Milk With No Sugar. Her love of good food is what first brought her to Tennessee, and she and her husband Justin love to spend long weekends in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg exploring the trails with their dog Moo. Phoebe expects her first child in the fall of 2019. She can't wait to share her experiences at Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country with you and her growing family.
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