Editor's Note: This property was formerly the Fairfield Smoky Mountain at Governor's Crossing.
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July 3, 2003
There are plenty of places to eat: Nascar Cafe, Texas Roadhouse, Up the Creek, Alabama Grill, TGI Fridays, and Applebees.
Shows galore: Governor’s Palace, Southern Nights Theater, Smoky Mountain Jubilee, Louise Mandrell, Music Mansion, Black Bear Jamboree, Elwood Smooch’s Ol’ Smoky Hoedown, Memories Theater, Country Tonite Theater, Classic Country Theater, Comedy Barn Theater, and Dixie Stampede to name a few.
There are all types of rides and putt-putt courses. The Track is really popular with the bumper boats and the go carts. There are a few arcades on the strip. So there is something for everyone.
And let’s not forget Dollywood and the NEW Dolly’s Splash Country.
Best Things About the Resort:It is off the main drag, but there is a 4-lane road leading to the resort. You feel like you are in your own little world. The timeshare is located in the valley of the most beautiful mountains. All of the buildings are built on the slopes and everyone has a great view of the resort and the town of Sevierville from the balcony.
You don’t have to bring a thing but the clothes you want to wear. (You could buy clothes there if you didn't bring any.) The units have everything you will need.
We were in building 20 and we took the elevator to the 4th floor where we opened the door to a very spacious 3-bedroom unit. You walk into a foyer and to the right there were two bedrooms with 19" TVs, two sinks, a vanity, and a bathroom with a shower tub. Going straight in you have a huge living area with a table for 12 people with the full kitchen just a short distance away. The kitchen was equipped with the latest and greatest gadgets, from a 10-cup coffee maker to all the pots and pans, stove, and microwave. The kitchen had a bar on one side for additional eating space. The living area was big enough for all of us and plenty more with big 27" TV. The master bedroom was huge with all the comforts of home. There is a full-size room off to the side of the master bedroom that has a vanity sink and a large whirlpool tub. In the next room, there is the bathroom with a very large stand-up shower. There is a large balcony off of the living area and a door from the master bedroom. The balcony overlooks the whole resort and you can also see the town of Sevierville.
There is also an amenities and pool area with a fitness room, sauna, and tanning beds. There is a nice indoor pool and a bigger outdoor pool, kiddy pool, and hot tub. There is a small game room with a ping pong table and video games.
If you are going to any of the shows, you get better discounts if you get your tickets at the concierge’s desk.
Resort Experience:The resort is truly beautiful. At the time of writing, there is construction going on--they are in the process of building more units and amenities for the owners, but none of that bothered us one little bit.
The unit we had was just perfect for the whole family. Our daughter brought a friend with her and she had her own room to stay in, and we think we have spoiled her for life. After staying in this timeshare, she will never want to stay in a motel room ever again.
All the other guests and all of the staff members were all so friendly. It must be the Smoky Mountain air.
From journal Vacation in the Smokies
June 8, 2003
Our unit was a one-bedroom deluxe in building 13 at the back of the property. The room has plenty of space for four adults and two children (kids sleeping on the floor). The kitchen is fully equipped, and with some very nice equipment, not just the cheapest things available as in some other places. There is table and bar area to comfortably seat nine people, which is definitely sufficient in a one-bedroom unit! There is a 90-gallon water heater, enough to fill the Jacuzzi tub and then take a shower. The room was immaculately clean upon arrival. Everything about this condo shows a lot of thought, attention to detail, and dedication to a comfortable stay.
The amenities are excellent. There is an outside pool, hot tub, kiddie pool, and indoor pool. There is a fitness center, and ping-pong table inside. The playground has a great playset with lots of different things to entertain the little ones. An internet-connected computer is available to check your e-mail with. There is a concierge desk and an activities desk. There are many activities available throughout the week. Every member of the staff that I encountered was very friendly and eager to make us happy.
The location is very convenient, you don't have to go through all of the Pigeon Forge traffic to get there. The express road to Dollywood is just out of the parking lot, you can avoid all of the heavy traffic and stop lights. Just drive about a mile to the parkway and all of the attractions of Pigeon Forge are a short drive away.
From journal Smoky Mountain whirlwind trip
January 4, 2003
In the club house, there is an indoor-heated pool, an internet-connected computer, exercise room, game room, and daily resort activities for children and adults. The Penthouse, which accomodates 12, is out of this world. I was able to connect a laptop computer to access the Internet from one room's telephone line using an AOL access number.
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