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The Appy Lodge
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating: 96 reviews
Awesome Stay
User: kathytC2951WU from:
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Dec, 2, 2019
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
Great resort with beautiful rooms! It is a kid friendly. Awesome and extremely helpful staff from the front desk to the cleaning service. Rooms are decorated perfectly and very clean! I will stay here again!

Nice place to spend your nights!
User: hotrod5177 from: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Published Date: Dec, 2, 2019
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
The Appy Lodge is a modern & rustic at the same time. It does give you that cabin feel with all of the great amenities you would expect from a upscale hotel. Staff is first class and super friendly and would do anything to make you happy. Our only gripe was that the morning that we were leaving there were no luggage carts available and that wasn't the fault of the hotel or the staff. They had a group of sports groups in that weekend that must have took all the carts and kept them in their rooms while they were out competing which was not the fault of the establishment but it was because inconsideration of the guests! The girl at the desk offered to have some of her staff to help with our luggage (because we were on the 3rd floor) but we managed! I do highly recommend this hotel and you will too!
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Good times
User: palmerfab1 from: Fort Payne, Alabama
Published Date: Dec, 1, 2019
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
A very unique place to stay. It is right passed the Welcome to Gatlinburg sign. Very woodsy and folksy. The room are adequate and clean and personnel was very eager to please. They had fire pits outside that everyone enjoyed and the breakfast was better than most hotels. I would go back and stay here.

Nice decor, friendly staff, mediocre breakfast
User: TwinDad from: Memphis, TN
Published Date: Nov, 21, 2019
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019
Rating: 4
We have stayed at this location before when it was a Fairfield Inn but had not been back since they redecorated and rebranded. The new decor is nice. This hotel is run by the same company as Bearskin Lodge and Old Creek Lodge, so the decor is rustic and perfect for a mountain vacation. When they changed over to the Appy lodge branding, they made some improvements, but took a step backwards as well. The Good: Decor is nice. Lodge-like feel overall. The rooms could use a touch more of the rustic decor, but was good as-is. Staff were pretty friendly, spoke to us every time we came in. Price was good for the area. Location is good if you want to be in Gatlinburg but not right on the strip. They also give you a free parking slip for a parking garage right in the middle of downtown which would normally cost $10. They periodically put out cookies and hot cider in the lobby which was nice. We didn't use it, but they have two gas fire pits off to the side of the front door with chairs and even have some warm throws hanging up inside the front door that you can take out there while it's cold. The Bad: I'm going to have to put the breakfast here. When it comes to vacation hotels, I'm used to having a hot breakfast option included. When they changed over from Fairfield they took a serious step backwards here. Breakfast options are limited... Yogurt with toppings, Muffins, bagels, toast, cereal, and two microwavable jimmy dean sandwich options (sausage biscuit and ham and cheese croissant). Both of the microwavable sandwiches were not very good. Oh, and the microwaves they have in the breakfast area are terrible. I saw a dozen people have trouble figuring out how to get the correct time setting and having to re-do them over and over. Finally, they have adjoining rooms if you want them, but the doors between these rooms have no soundproofing at all. We were almost able to fully make out conversations in the next room, which felt awkward, and we could hear the neighboring room's kids pretty clearly. The ok (minor issues): Parking is sufficient, but is not close-in to the entrance. One Elevator, and it's slow. Shower is a walk-in rather than tub, which is fine, but it's a little small, and felt a little awkward to me. No exhaust fan in the bathroom, seriously, why? The TV in our room had some odd sound setting that made it difficult to hear speech so you had to turn it up louder than necessary, causing other sounds to be too loud. Finally, we enjoy watching the Visitor Information Channel while in Gatlinburg, but this channel was not available here. Very disappointing.
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Wonderful place to stay!
User: starshagibson from: Piedmont, South Carolina
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Nov, 6, 2019
Travel Date: Nov, 1, 2019
Rating: 5
The hotel itself is very clean and the decor reminds you of a lodge. The staff was very friendly and even gave us coupons for attractions. They had a fire pit outside with blankets which was very fun to do with the kids at night. The breakfast was simple, cereal, microwave biscuits, toast,etc. Would definitely recommend!

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