by Wendy Irvine
The beautiful Bent Creek Golf Village is a timeshare property sitting a few miles from the hub of town delivering peace and quiet. If you spell vacation g-o-l-f, this resort may be your Gatlinburg-stay. The resort features several room sizes from a one bedroom with a queen and a queen pullout to a 1,300-square-foot two-bedroom “lockout” with queens in each bedroom and a queen pullout. The one bedroom sleeps four, but the two-bedroom lockout sleeps eight (note: the two-bedroom cabin sleeps six).
Units come with full kitchens with ovens and washer/dryers. Housekeeping is not included. The property has both an indoor and outdoor pool, a fitness room, a golf course, a small playground, a basketball court, a volleyball pit, a pool table and a game room.
The property doesn’t include an onsite restaurant or bar.
Bent Creek Golf Village is 21-miles to Dollywood, 13-miles to The Village Shops, 13-miles to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, 14-miles to Wild Bear Falls (indoor water park), 16-miles to Historic Ogle Log Cabin, and 14.4-miles to the Gatlinburg Sky Lift.
Our Editor Loves
- Secluded resort; quick drive to activities
- Full kitchens
- Indoor and outdoor pool
- Horse Back Riding
- Theme Park
- Water Sports
- Free Wi-Fi
Having stayed in several diamond resorts in the past, we had great expectations. Sorry to say that Bent Creek Village fell short. The grounds and lobby are lovely. The front desk staff was great. They worked with us so that we were able to get an early check in. However, our disappointment is with the unit itself which is a lock out unit. The unit was small and outdated. It really felt like a cave because the only real window was in the bedroom. The bedroom is also access to balcony. The living area had a small window that overlooked the hall and poor lighting so it was dark. The kitchen although well equipped was extremely small. The bathroom tiny. The tub did not drain well and one of the lights above the small vanity was out. The mattress felt like we were on an air mattress. Lastly there were tiny ants all over the sofa and tables in the living area. (We did not leave food out.). Thankfully we had a short stay. Lastly, the parking is awful. Every night when coming home from dinner we were never able to find a space anywhere near our unit. This was our biggest pet peeve. Suggestion to managers, assign one or two spots to each unit. I understand units are individually owned but I can only base my review on the unit we were in.
The rooms are well stocked with ammenities and the property is not only beautiful but well maintained. It's a few miles to downtown Gatlinburg down town. The resort has fire pit at night that is very nice to sit at. All of the staff were friendly.