Are you planning a trip to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, and want to bring your pet with you?

Don’t worry, there are many places that will ensure both you and your pet an enjoyable vacation.

The Gatlinburg area is a great destination for dogs because it offers an abundance of natural surroundings.

Take a long walk along the river, discover hiking trails, or simply relax in the hotel’s amenities.

Besides looking after your dog, we’ll show you the best hotels with an outdoor pool, a private hot tub, and even those with a nice balcony overlooking the river.

We’ve got you covered!

Check out our list of the best pet-friendly hotels in Gatlinburg and choose what suits you best.

1. Arrow Creek Camp and Cabins

If you’re traveling with a camper and wish to leave it in one place, Arrow Creek Campground is ideal for you.

It’s settled on the border of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and just a couple of minutes’ drive from Gatlinburg.

Cozy wooden cabins come with a flat-screen TV, free WiFi, a well-equipped kitchenette, and a private bathroom.

The camping site provides a barbecue, a children’s playground, and plenty of outdoor space for dogs to run around.

Refresh yourself in the outdoor swimming pool in the summertime.

Enjoy a pool table and video games in the Recreation room.

It’s a nice area for pets, but there is an extra $50 fee for bringing them.

Although well worth it, considering it’s a large property for you to walk your dog.

  • Guest Rating: 9.0
  • Star Rating: 
  • Address: 4721 E Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States 

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2. The Park Vista – A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel

Situated 1,000 ft. above Gatlinburg, The Park Vista Hotel offers a beautiful panoramic view of the town and the Smokey Mountains.

Each room has a balcony, flatscreen TV, a small refrigerator, and a coffee maker.

For an extra $35 USD, you can bring your dogs to the rooms too.

Large dogs are allowed!

Enjoy a southern-inspired cuisine for breakfast, lunch, or dinner in the on-site Vista Grill.

Charming outdoor Firefly’s Patio Lounge is perfect for a relaxing drink or appetizer.

The hotel also houses a fitness studio and a business center.

Don’t miss a multi-level indoor pool with its suiting decorations.

The Park Vista Hotel is great for families or couples with pets, and for anyone who wants to host a private event at this beautiful venue.

  • Guest Rating: 8.3
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 705 Cherokee Orchard Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States

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3. Mountain Shadows Resort

Located near downtown Gatlinburg, Mountain Shadows Resort offers cozy accommodation with many amenities.

Their wooden cabins have a calm and intimate atmosphere perfectly fitting for the nature around them.

Most rooms have hot tubs, fully equipped kitchens, and a grill.

Book a pet-friendly cabin so your dog can have a wonderful vacation too.

Numerous walking trails that start just outside the resort are great for travelers with pets.

Resort grounds include an outdoor pavilion, playground area, and seasonal outdoor pools to enjoy in the summer months.

For social events, The Cub House is great for family gatherings, business meetings, and wedding receptions.

  • Guest Rating: 8.1
  • Star Rating: 4 stars
  • Address: 1455 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States 

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4. River Terrace Resort & Convention Center

Experience the charm of Gatlinburg in the comfortable ambiance of the River Terrace Resort.

Nestled in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, this pet-friendly resort offers many amenities and activities that will make your stay enjoyable.

There’s a maximum of 2 dogs per room and the total weight can’t exceed 60 pounds.

Each room is equipped with a microwave, small refrigerator, and cable TV.

We recommend rooms with a balcony overlooking the Little Pigeon River.

The resort offers breakfast and an on-site Drafts Burger Bar.

In the morning, have a coffee at the hotel’s terrace right next to the stream.

You can also relax in two seasonal outdoor pools and spa tubs.

River Terrace Resort & Convention Center is a wonderful place to enjoy with your furry companion. 

  • Guest Rating: 8.0
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Address: 240 River Road, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States 

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5. Quality Inn & Suites Gatlinburg

If you’re searching for a nice Inn in Gatlinburg that will welcome both you and your pet, take a look at Quality Inn & Suites Gatlinburg.

It’s $20 USD per night with a maximum of 2 pets per room.

Start your day with a free warm and healthy breakfast.

Have a nice swim in the outdoor pool surrounded by nature.

Relax with your dog in spacious rooms equipped with flatscreen TV, refrigerator, microwave, free WiFi, and coffee maker.

For more luxury, Premium suites have balconies, kitchenette, hot tub, and a fireplace –  perfect for a romantic getaway.

There are also rooms convenient for families with kids.

One of the best features of the Quality Inn & Suites is the peaceful location close to the Gatlinburg area’s attractions.

  • Guest Rating: 7.9
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Address: 401 Hemlock Street, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States 

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6. Sidney James Mountain Lodge

This affordable pet-friendly hotel is conveniently located in downtown Gatlinburg near all restaurants, shops, and attractions.

Rooms have all the necessary amenities such as a refrigerator, coffee machine, and flatscreen TV.

Choose a room with a balcony overlooking a creek.

Some rooms include a private hot tub and a fireplace.

Relax in the outdoor or indoor pool and sauna.

In the morning, go to the on-site Poolside Cafe for breakfast with a fresh coffee and a simple meal.

There are also barbecue facilities so you can enjoy an outdoor feast with your family or friends, and of course, your dog right next to you.

  • Guest Rating: 7.5
  • Star Rating: 3 stars
  • Address: 610 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States 

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7. Motel 6-Gatlinburg, TN – Smoky Mountains

Settled on the quiet street of Gatlinburg, Tennessee, Motel 6 offers accommodation for families, couples, and their pets.

Just a few minutes’ drive from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it’s a good place to come back to after a day of exploring.

Rooms include a cable TV, desk, refrigerator, and microwave.

You can choose a room with a hot tub, kitchenette, balcony, or fireplace.

Enjoy the outdoor pool in the shade of trees.

If you want to check out the surroundings, get information at the 24-hour front desk.

Kids up to 17 years old can stay here for free.

  • Guest Rating: 6.3
  • Star Rating: 2 stars
  • Address: 309 Ownby Street, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States 

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8. Super 8 by Wyndham Downtown Gatlinburg

This pet-friendly hotel is located in the very center of Gatlinburg.

The hotel houses a business center so it’s convenient both for work and leisure.

Other features include free WiFi, laundry facilities, coffee/tea maker, and baby cribs.

Start your day with a free continental breakfast.

Enjoy a free coffee in the lobby in front of a brick fireplace.

If you want an affordable place to stay during your trip to Gatlinburg, Super 8 by Windham is a place to consider.

Your dog will be excited about the many walking trails nearby.

  • Guest Rating: 6.3
  • Star Rating: 1 star
  • Address: 417 Historic Nature Trail, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, United States

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FAQs

What’s the best pet-friendly Gatlinburg hotel near the Strip?


The Park Vista – A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel is the best pet-friendly Gatlinburg hotel near the Strip on our list.

It offers beautiful mountain views, many amenities, and an on-site restaurant.

What’s the best pet-friendly Gatlinburg hotel with pools?


The best pet-friendly Gatlinburg hotel with a pool is the Mountain Shadows Resort.

Both you and your pet will enjoy its cozy cabins and a nice outdoor pool.

River Terrace Resort & Convention Center is another pet-friendly hotel with an outdoor pool that we recommend.

What’s the best pet-friendly Gatlinburg hotel with a water park for kids?

Your kids will enjoy The Park Vista‘s multi-level pool with a water slide wrapped around a tree.

They will also have fun at pet-friendly Quality Inn & Suites Gatlinburg‘s hot tubs and outdoor pool.

What’s the best pet-friendly Gatlinburg hotel on a river or creek?

River Terrace Resort & Convention Center is the best Gatlinburg hotel alongside a river that welcomes pets.

Enjoy the hotel’s amenities and a beautiful terrace overlooking the stream.

Another hotel that has balconies overlooking a creek is the Sidney James Mountain Lodge.

What’s the best pet-friendly Gatlinburg hotel with hot tub in room?

The best pet-friendly hotel with an in-room hot tub on our list is the Mountain Shadows Resort.

Sidney James Mountain Lodge and Quality Inn & Suites Gatlinburg also have rooms with private hot tubs but don’t allow pets in these rooms.

Summary

Pet-Friendly Gatlinburg HotelsRatings
Arrow Creek Camp and Cabins9.0
The Park Vista – A DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel8.3
Mountain Shadows Resort8.1
River Terrace Resort & Convention Center8.0
Quality Inn & Suites Gatlinburg7.9
Sidney James Mountain Lodge7.5
Motel 6-Gatlinburg, TN – Smoky Mountains6.3
Super 8 by Wyndham Downtown Gatlinburg6.3
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