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The Highlands Condominium 3.0

Gatlinburg, Sevier County, Tennessee

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Pros

  • Serene Great Smoky Mountains location a five-minute drive from Great Smoky Mountains National Park
  • Townhomes have full kitchens and balconies with gorgeous mountain views
  • Two clean outdoor pools with exceptional mountain views
  • Some units have washer/dryers and large jetted tubs
  • Two lovely hot tubs (indoor and outdoor) and two saunas
  • Modern fitness center
  • Three outdoor grilling areas
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout 
  • Free outdoor and covered parking
  • Large meeting room 

Cons

  • No restaurant on site or breakfast 
  • Some rooms are dated
  • Housekeeping by request only

Bottom Line

The 64-room Highlands Condominium is a mid-range property with wonderful mountain views, a five-minute drive from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Each Townhome has a full kitchen, flat-screen TVs, a stone fireplace, and a furnished balcony, and all units are individually designed making some far more stylish and modern than others. Two outdoor pools plus an indoor and an outdoor hot tub are a highlight for guests. There are also two saunas plus a fitness center and three outdoor grilling areas. Free Wi-Fi runs throughout and parking is free. However, housekeeping is provided by request only and there isn't a restaurant or breakfast served on site.  

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Scene

A quiet, family-owned property with fantastic mountain views throughout

A quiet, peaceful atmosphere flows throughout the family-owned property, as do exceptional mountain views. The modern lobby has wood floors, a gray stone front desk, and large windows. Coffee is served for free. An outdoorsy, natural theme runs throughout the property, with mountain- and bear-themed art in the public areas. Grounds include stone fountains, trees, and shrubs, and are beautifully maintained. Families are a common sight here, along with couples on vacation. The hotel is owned and operated by a husband and wife team. 

Location

In the Great Smoky Mountains 

The Highlands Condominium is tucked into a secluded mountain area surrounded by trees and rolling hills. The nearest attraction is Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort & Amusement Park, a five-minute drive away. It's a bit further to Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, the Gatlinburg Space Needle, Gatlinburg Convention Center, Gatlinburg Ziplines, and the Gatlinburg Sky Lift which are about a 10-minute drive from the property. The entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park takes about five minutes to reach by car. Dollywood is a 25-minute drive away and the McGhee Tyson Airport is an hour's drive. Covered and outdoor parking are both free at the hotel. 

Rooms

Homey and comfortable, with full kitchens and balconies with excellent mountain views

One- to Three-Bedroom Condos and Townhomes are available, and all are individually decorated with outdoorsy, natural themes, from textiles to wall art. Each has a homey ambience and flooring ranges from tan carpet to wood floors to tan tile, but the style from unit to unit varies widely here. While some accommodations are handsome (like the Two Bedroom Townhome we visited), others are outdated, with tube-style TVs, old carpet and wallpaper, and tired design elements. Living rooms have plush sofas and armchairs in addition to large sliding glass doors for natural light. Fully-equipped kitchens offer stoves, dishwashers, full-size refrigerators, microwaves, toasters, and coffeemakers, and some have granite countertops. Mid-tone wood furniture, flat-screen TVs, and earth tones make up the bedrooms, and some have large windows and skylights.

All units have stone fireplaces plus furnished balconies and exquisite mountain views. Additionally, some units have loft spaces with seating, laundry facilities, and multiple bed- and bathrooms. Guests should keep in mind that rooms are only serviced by request. Contemporary bathrooms are decorated with light countertops and neutral tile throughout and many feature white shower/tub combos. Some have large jetted tubs while others have walk-in tile showers with pebble flooring, or massive glassed-in showers. Generic bar soap and a wall-mounted hairdryer are provided.

Features

Two outdoor pools, two hot tubs, and two saunas plus free Wi-Fi

Two lovely outdoor pools are available, and both have incredible mountain views plus surrounding decks and lounge chairs. A round hot tub sits outside on a red wood deck with superb mountain views. The indoor hot tub has a brown wood deck and a nearby stone fireplace. Two wood saunas are provided in addition to a fitness center with cardio and weight machines, plus free weights. Three outdoor grilling areas are sprinkled throughout the property. Free Wi-Fi covers the entire property and there's a furnished meeting room. There isn't a restaurant or bar, and breakfast is not served. 

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Address

855 Campbell Lead Rd, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738-4325, United States

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