Why Dollywood’s Resort? (Beyond Park Perks)

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa is so much more than just the “Dollywood Hotel.” Sure, by staying there you get great Dollywood perks like door-to-door trolley service, TimeSaver passes, early entry to the parks on Saturdays and free package delivery to your room. And, let me tell you—those are all amazing amenities—but Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa is so much more than those perks associated with Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country. It is a true resort in every sense of the word and is a wonderful place to stay, even if Dollywood is closed! Here are some of the other incredible amenities you shouldn’t overlook:

Swimming Year-Round:  The Swimming Hole is the outdoor pool area. It includes lovely landscaping, a hot tub, a zero-depth entry and an interactive splash pad. The pool is heated, but does close when the temperatures drop. The hot tub is open year-round.

The Garden House is an indoor, heated pool. The walls are glass, so you can potentially see snow outside and be swimming inside. Like the outdoor pool, it offers beautiful mountain views, tons of fun, award-winning lifeguards and life jackets for less experienced swimmers.

Beautiful Spots to Sit and Explore: There are inviting porches with lines of rocking chairs all over the resort. These are great places to relax and take in the views of the mountains surrounding Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa.

There is also a lovely garden to stroll through with places to sit and enjoy your surroundings.

And don’t forget to check out the barn!  This beautiful structure tucked away behind the swimming pool is the perfect spot to kick up your feet and relax around a gas fire pit.

Delicious Food and Beverages: There are multiple places to fill your belly at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa. Song & Hearth: A Southern Eatery is a buffet-style restaurant located on the ground floor. Open for breakfast, dinner and Sunday Brunch, you do not want to leave without eating here. The food is going to be one of your favorite memories!

The Lounge is also located on the first floor and offers a bar and an all-day dining menu that can be eaten inside or out on the porch.

Poolside Dining makes it easy for you to never have to leave the outdoor pool! Food and drinks can be ordered from your chair!

The resort’s DM Pantry offers coffee (including Starbucks), baked goods, hot sandwiches/wraps and grab and go items.

In the spring and summer you will find Dolly’s Pink Lemonade in the lobby from 4-6 p.m. Hot Apple Cider is available in the fall and winter. Make sure you stop by during these hours to enjoy a sip or two!

Insider Tip

Order a pizza for your family from the DM Pantry. They’ll text you when it’s ready!

Spa: The Spa at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort is a full-service salon and spa. It is a beautiful and peaceful place to spend some time! The spa offers monthly specials that are open to resort guests and the public. Don’t forget to stop by the Spa store to check out the amazing inventory of FarmHouse Fresh body products and more!

Shopping: Pokeberry Lane a specialty store where you can find Southern-style treasures selected just for you. Take home your favorite gifts and novelties to help you remember your visit until the day you can return. Dolly Parton song-lyric coffee mugs are a fan-favorite and can be found here and at Dollywood.

Kids Activities:  Because of the resort programming, your children will never get bored at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa! Every evening, you can find complimentary s’mores waiting to be toasted over the fire and story time in the barn or the living room depending on the weather!

Camp DW has different activities throughout the day that include things like seasonal crafts and ranger talks.

There is a playground beside the Swimming Hole and a family game room as well.

And any time of day, you can find games like checkers and connect four in the living room to play with your family by the fire.  Around the holidays, Santa visits both at breakfast and in the evening. Everyone in the family is sure to enjoy the entertainment that can often be found around the resort.

Cinnamon Bread: Need I say more?! Dollywood is known for its Cinnamon Bread, and it can also be found at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa year-round and without the lines! Look for it at DM Pantry, just outside the lobby.

Fitness Center:  The fitness center has everything you need to stay in shape during your stay.  It is open 24 hours a day.

Once you get to Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, you aren’t going to want to leave and you certainly won’t have to–until it’s time for check-out. On top of this list of amenities, the resort also has free parking, no resort fees and free high-speed wi-fi! I invite you to come stay for a while and enjoy all that this resort has to offer, because it is truly a first-class resort property! It’s the perfect place to make some memories.

By | 2020-01-09T11:09:24-05:00 January 9th, 2020|Lodging|0 Comments

About the Author:

Heather Wright (Dollywood Insider 2018-2021) was born in Florida but raised in the mountains of East Tennessee. She is a wife and new homeschool mom. Heather’s family is always up for an adventure and exploring the Great Smoky Mountains is their favorite place to go! Heather and her family live on a farm just outside of the Smokies. When she isn’t busy homeschooling, doing boy mom things, serving her community or exploring the area she calls home, she is busy working on her business The Smoky Mountain Mom (www.thesmokymountainmom). Heather feels most at home when visiting Dollywood and is passionate about sharing this amazing place with you!
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