by Courtney Elko
Formerly Rodeway Inn Pigeon Forge, this inn is situated in the Great Smoky Mountains and is located close by to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Dollywood, Dollywood Splash Country Water Park and Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies are all also not far from the hotel. After a day of exploring and fun, families can hang out by the pool. The comfortable guestrooms feature queen or double beds, mini-fridge, coffee maker and flat screen television. Wi-Fi access is available in the guestrooms too. There is no need to leave any four legged family members at home because this inn is pet friendly too. Fees may apply. The onsite restaurant, Wild Bear Pancake House, is a great spot for families to enjoy a delicious breakfast. Complimentary coupons are provided for guest’s breakfasts. Free parking is available. Check in time is 4 p.m. and check out time is 10 a.m.
Our Editor Loves
- Pet friendly
- Dollywood nearby
- Great Smoky Mountains National Park nearby
- Theme Park
- Water Parks
- Free Breakfast
- Onsite Dining
The outside looks really nice, room was filthy, full of all kinds of bugs and smelled so bad that we couldn't stay there.
The poor girl that was working front desk could not figure out how to check us out after just checking in.
My wife and I stayed at the Wild Bear for its proximity to our friends’ wedding we were attending in Sevierville. It was a good deal for a busy fall weekend and kept us from having to deal with the parkway traffic going to and coming from the wedding site.
While it is a Westgate Resort property, it didn’t have a resort feel. It was more like your typical stay at a Days Inn-type property. (Not saying this is a bad thing. Just when I see “resort” I guess I expect a fancier presentation, haha!) The bedroom was pretty minimal, but did have a microwave and fridge. The bathroom and sink area was small and looked like it could use a fresh look. Also, our room was the closest to the highway, so the road noise was evident. Not a huge deal for us, but something to be aware of if booking here.
All that being said, the bed was comfortable and the room suited my wife and I well. In all, it was a comfortable stay and got the job done for our weekend in the Smokies.