Fontana Village Resort - Fontana Village Resort

Two-Night Stay for Up to Four at Fontana Village Resort in the Great Smoky Mountains

88% of 515 customers recommend

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Scenic Resort Bordering Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The earliest inhabitants of the Fontana area were loggers; they lived out of simple tents along the Tennessee River. Later, the town was lined with log cabins inhabited by builders of the Fontana Dam—a 480-foot-high structure, and the tallest dam east of the Mississippi. Nowadays, hikers on the Appalachian Trail pass by here to pitch tents as they make their way through Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Fontana Village Resort is situated just south of the dam, but you don't have to rough it quite like the loggers and hikers—it features comfortable lodge accommodations right near the Appalachian Trail amid views of the mountains.

The hotel maintains more than 20 miles of hiking and mountain-biking trails in the immediate vicinity. Trails vary in terrain from meandering, creek-side footpaths along Lewellyn Cove to steep switchbacks. Down at the resort's marina, you can hop on a pontoon boat to navigate the 30-mile-long Fontana Lake during a scenic cruise.

In the Village, the resort's activity hub, you can flash your included recreational passes to get free, unlimited rentals of putt-putt clubs and tennis rackets. Feel free to toss frisbees down the wooded fairways of the 18-hole disc-golf course, or test the buoyancy of your cell phone at the Stone Creek Pool and Lazy River. There's also a dance floor at the Recreation Hall; once that begins to settle down late in the night, the party might move outside to a community campfire, where visitors roast marshmallows.

Deluxe rooms are situated in the main lodge, which features a lobby with stone pillars, oversize leather couches, and a crackling fireplace. Reserve your room early to get one with a good view—some rooms include private balconies overlooking forested slopes.

Fontana Dam, North Carolina: Historic Settlement amid Smoky Mountains Wilderness

Before it gained protected status, the Fontana area was a coveted resource for logging and copper mining. Today, Fontana Village Resort is a convenient outpost to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The two nearest entrances are about 50 miles away in either direction, through Townsend, Tennessee, or Cherokee, North Carolina.

Within the park, visitors should check out Cades Cove, an 11-mile loop accessible to both cars and bicycles. Regarded as some of the area’s best wildlife-viewing spots, the meadows along Cades Cove are often visited by deer, black bears, and picnicking college mascots. Alternatively, head to Clingman's Dome, a 6,600-foot mountain, where you can get spectacular panoramic views from the highest point in Tennessee.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Two-night stay for up to four in a deluxe lodge room

  • $169, valid now through September 30 for check in Sunday–Wednesday
  • $189, valid August 1–September 30 for check in Thursday–Saturday

Book by: 8/27/12
Travel by: 9/30/12



Included in both options:

  • Scenic cruise for two on Fontana Lake
  • Two two-day recreational passes, good for unlimited use of putt-putt golf, disc golf, and tennis equipment

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Two onsite restaurants
  • Outdoor pool and lazy river
  • Full-service marina
  • Disc-golf and mini-golf course
  • Basketball, sand-volleyball, and tennis courts
  • Massage and fitness center
  • Mountain-biking and hiking trails
  • Free WiFi in the lodge lobby

Tips

88% of 515 customers recommend

  • “Friendly people, very clean, organized, helpful and relaxing”

  • “Beautiful views and great trails.”

  • “good room and envirment”

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The Fine Print

  • Must book by 8/27/12 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 9/30/12
  • Not valid 7/1-7/5; 8/3-8/4; 8/21-8/22; 9/7-9/8
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Subject to availability
  • $50 fee for all cancellations; 30-day cancellation notice required or fee of 1/2 Groupon price applies
  • Must be 21 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 9.75 tax not included
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

  • One king bed or two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2 in king room; 4 in queen room
  • Adding occupants above standard: no charge
  • Cable TV

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: smoking allowed on property, but not in buildings
  • Pet policy: dogs up to 50 pounds are allowed in cabins for $150 per dog per stay.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or check in for an additional cost.

What It's Worth

Two-night stay for up to four in a deluxe lodge room

  • $169, valid now through September 30 for check in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $240 value)
  • $189, valid August 1–September 30 for check in Thursday–Saturday (up to a $284 value)

    Included in both options:
  • Scenic cruise for two on Fontana Lake (a $30 value)
  • Two two-day recreational passes, good for unlimited use of putt-putt golf, disc golf, and tennis equipment (a $30 value)


Total value: up to $344

Getting There

  • By plane: about 50 miles from McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)
  • By car: about 65 miles south of Knoxville, Tennessee

Traveler's Tips

  • For a less-crowded experience in Cades Cove, consider biking or walking the loop; the road is closed to cars every Wednesday and Saturday morning until 10 a.m., from early May until late September.

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