Old Creek Lodge in Gatlinburg, TN

680 River RoadGatlinburg, TN 37738
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Old Creek Lodge is located in Gatlinburg on a cool mountain stream where every room has a balcony over the water. It’s just a short walk to the many attractions including Ober Gatlinburg Tramway & Ski Resort and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Features include 24-hour front desk, express checkout, outside corridors, free breakfast, free Internet access, outdoor pool, and non-smoking rooms.

Good To Know

from Ashley, one of our Gatlinburg Travel Experts
  • .5 mile from Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
  • Within walking distance to Downtown Gatlinburg.
  • Located on Trolley stop.
  • Private balconies overlooking mountain stream.
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Heated outdoor pool.
  • Gas fireplaces, minifridges, microwaves, & flat screen TVs in-room.

Property Amenities

  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Elevator
  • Express Checkout
  • Free Continental Breakfast
  • Handicapped Access
  • Keyless Room Locks
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Outside Corridors
  • Internet Access in Public Areas (free)
  • Free Parking
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from Old Creek Lodge
Check-In: 4:00pm Check-Out: 11:00am
Planning a trip to Gatlinburg? We are located on a cool mountain stream where every room has a balcony over the water. Just a short walk to the many attractions including Ober Gatlinburg Tramway and Ski Resort and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. If your day's adventure takes you further, ride the trolley from our hotel to Pigeon Forge and Dollywood, Ripley's Aquarium, and Outlet shopping at Tanger Five Oaks. Dining is always great in Gatlinburg; the nearby Peddler and The Park Grill are local favorites.

Old Creek Lodge has all the amenities you expect and some you wouldn't! You'll find a fireplace in every room, remember this is the mountains. Take a dip in the pool and you'll think you're in a mountain stream - it's so close. Enjoy your breakfast from our deck overlooking where two streams meet at our property. We offer plenty of free parking for your convenience. Old Creek Lodge in Gatlinburg will be one of your favorites.

Reserve Gatlinburg Customer Reviews

9 Reviews
Reserve Gatlinburg Customer
Evans, GA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Old Creek Lodge is nice!"
October, 2018
Nice place to stay due to the location, rooms, and staff!
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Tessa Hooks
Benton, KY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Ok, until items were STOLEN out of room"
October, 2018
Overall cleanliness was ok, but the breakfast in terrible and items were stolen out of our room. Still awaiting a return call from management.
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Tip: Don’t have room cleaned daily!!!

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Caleb Richardson
Sparta , KY
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Awesome place to stay"
September, 2018
The Old Creek lodge is located right off the main strip of gattingburg. Making it quicker to get into the heart of the attractions. The interior is pristine and very homey each room has a personal balcony. I will definitely book this hotel in future visits
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David Eaker
Greenwood, IN
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
September, 2018
The people were extremely nice, helpful and made our visit great
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Tip: Perfect place to stay at

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Amanda Arnold
Roselle, IL
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
June, 2018
Old Creek Lodge was beautiful on all levels. The room was clean & comfortable and the view was spectacular! The staff was very friendly and we really enjoyed the fireplace in our room. The hotel is located within walking distance everything Gatlinburg has to offer. We will be back!
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Stephanie B.
Anacoco, LA
1 Review
Verified Traveler
June, 2015
We wanted to enjoy a "rustic cabin" experience without the work....this is a Jewel in the Smokies! it was was just what we were looking for. Great breakfast, brand new memory gel foam mattresses, hardwood floors in the room..,,,I could continue. When we return you will find us right here at The Old Creek Lodge! Love it!
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Tip: Don't be swayed by the big predictable chain hotels! This one is absolutely lovely.

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Amanda Taylor
Waynesville, NC
1 Review
Verified Traveler
"Great experience!!"
March, 2015
I love this hotel. The rooms are very clean and very well decorated. There is a gas fireplace in each room and a balcony that over looks a running creek. It is walking distance to restaurants and shopping. The staff is very nice and friendly. Great place to stay and I will recommend it to everyone.
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Tip: Very cozy!!!

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Stephani Hardin
Memphis, TN
2 Reviews
Verified Traveler
"Great Time"
March, 2015
We had a great time. Old Creek Lodge was a great choice.
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Tip: The river balconies are wonderful!

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Chiefland, Florida
"Rip Off!!!"
TripAdvisor user rating 1 out of 5
Reviewed February 09, 2019 NEW
Had a family emergency and had to reschedule our trip. Called to reschedule, went fine until we found out by coming on the eve of valentines they charged us an extra $ 250. We were not even told about this. When I called to talk to them I got one of the rudest so called assistant managers. She informed me there wasn’t anything she could do to help us. When I ask her for the corporate number she told me no. I ask her a name of one of their sister properties she told me to look it up. She also told me it wouldn’t do any good to call them because they wouldn’t give me the number either. Well surprise surprise I called another property and they gave me the number and was very nice on top of it. This lady needs a class on how to interact with the public. I will tell others about the other hotels but it won’t be old Creek Lodge. Needs new management.
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Winchester, Kentucky
"A little disappointed"
TripAdvisor user rating 3 out of 5
Reviewed February 07, 2019 NEW
My husband and I had stayed previously at this hotel and had no complaints which is why we selected to stat again. My aunt uncle came with us on the trip. We checked in and were given our rooms. This was a slow time so not many rooms booked. Anyway we got in our rooms and unpacked all of our stuff and then realized the fireplace did. It work in my aunts room. We called the office and they said they would have maintenance come. About an hour or so later they had not came so we called back and at that time was informed that they knew that fireplace did not work and were waiting on a part. I have no idea why they would have not told my aunt at checkout. The fireplace was a feature that they were looking forward to. My uncle has a lung disease so would have been a struggle to repack and move to another room. We were not offered anyway. Then the next day our toilet was stopped up. I called the office and was told they did not have a maintenance person and I could come to office and get a plunger lol. I was a bit shocked as I expect a hotel to have maintenance available at all times. The times I called the office I would have to call multiple times before someone would answer. When I do these reviews I like to be honest. I don’t want to say this is a bad hotel and think we just had a bad experience this time. The rooms are nicely decorated. Bed was comfortable. Nice balcony view of the stream and also the tram that takes you to Ober Gatlinburg. We enjoyed watching it. It is in a nice location because you can walk anywhere you want downtown. We felt like things have slipped at the hotel since our last visit and for that reason we would probably never book a room here in the future.
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Washington Court House, Ohio
"Fun week"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed February 05, 2019 NEW
This place is great!!! Very clean staff is so sweet!! Bed is comfy . Fireplace in all the rooms. Within walking of food, fun, shopping, sight seeing. We have stayed here last year and it was just as nice.
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"2 Night Getaway In Gatlinburn"
TripAdvisor user rating 4 out of 5
Reviewed January 23, 2019 NEW
This hotel is in a great location. It's one block off of the main strip and within walking distance of everything in Gatlinburg. We stayed in a King-Whirlpool room. Had a nice balcony that was on the river and also had a nice fireplace in the room. The rooms stayed pretty warm but we were able to work with that using the AC. The AC/Heating unit puts out great heat/air for the room but the gas fireplace warms the room great. Nice walk in tile shower was great and the bed was extremely comfy. The lobby had warm apple cider and cookies going for their guests which was great as the temperatures dropped. A very pleasant stay and will definitely stay again.
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Hillsboro, Ohio
"Cozy and Quiet"
TripAdvisor user rating 5 out of 5
Reviewed January 15, 2019
We enjoyed our stay at the old creek lodge in September 18. We stayed for our anniversary. Room was clean, cozy, and nicely updated. Loved the creek and balcony off our room. Close walk to down town gatlinburg but very peaceful. We would definitely stay here again!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Old Creek Lodge

How many rooms are available at Old Creek Lodge?
There are 54 rooms are available throughout at total of 4 floors.

Is there a restaurant on-site? A lounge? Café? Gift Shop?
No, but there are several within walking distance.   

During which hours is the deluxe continental breakfast served?
Breakfast is served from 7am-10am.

What is the minimum age required for check-in at Old Creek Lodge?
Guests must be at least 21 years of age to check-in at this property.

Are resort fees charged at this property?
There is no resort fee at Old Creek Lodge.

Is there a charge for rollaways or cribs at Old Creek Lodge?
Rollaways are not available. Pack ‘n Plays are available free of charge on a first come, first served basis.

What are the pool hours at Old Creek Lodge?
The pool deck is open from 8am-10pm.

Is late check-in available?
Yes, all Reserve Direct reservations are guaranteed for late arrival and the front desk is open 24 hours.

Are pets allowed at the resort?

Is wireless internet available?
Wireless Internet access is available throughout the property.

Is the hotel a non-smoking property?
Yes, Old Creek Lodge is a smoke-free property.
Is Old Creek Lodge on a trolley stop? 
The hotel is located along the trolley route and a stop is located in close proximity.