Lake views in the Smoky Mountains - Douglas Lake

Enjoy Lake and Mountain Views During your Next Smoky Mountain Vacation

Douglas Lake in the Smoky Mountains
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As if the Smoky Mountain landscape wasn’t beautiful enough, nearby Douglas Lake adds another layer of outdoor aesthetics. Boasting 550 miles of shoreline in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the reservoir complements the area’s wilderness wonderland vibe. Smoky Mountain Lakeside Resort & Marina is the area’s only lakeside resort. It offers guests an unforgettable waterfront vacation in the heart of the Smoky Mountains.

Inside the national park, hikers take in the iconic views and the serenity of the mountains. On Douglas Lake, boaters, swimmers, and anglers take to the reservoir for fun-filled and relaxing days on the water. You may have just discovered your new favorite resort in the Smoky Mountains!

Your Stay in Sevierville at Smoky Mountain Lakeside Resort & Marina

Stay on the water at Smoky Mountain Lakeside Resort and Marina in the Smoky Mountains
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Looking for new and exciting places to stay in the Smoky Mountains? Smoky Mountain Lakeside Resort & Marina offers a variety of accommodations to suit parties of up to 12 guests. This resort is in Dandridge, which is just outside of Sevierville. It is also convenient to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Dandridge is the second oldest town in Tennessee, and it is a charming place to visit. Furthermore, the resort is just minutes away from Sevierville.

Known by residents as “the hometown of the Smokies”, Sevierville is a booming area with many new restaurants, shops, and attractions. Buc-ee’s Travel Center, Smoky Gap, and other attractions at the new 407: Gateway to the Smokies are near this resort. Learn more about these developments here.

The Sevierville Convention Center and Soaky Mountain Waterpark are also close. A new shopping district in Sevierville has been growing for years. The area includes a completed Hobby Lobby, Dick’s Sporting Goods, Home Goods, Publix, and Chick-fil-A. A new Target in Sevierville is underway.

Even with all the growth, Sevierville maintains its small-town vibe. The downtown district is in the throes of an exciting restoration. Local restaurants, the Dolly Parton statue, and other historic sites and attractions await downtown visitors.

Sevierville is an excellent place to stay if you want access to the action while easily escaping the hustle and bustle. Here’s a look at this resort’s variety of accommodations:

Lodge at Lakeside

Lake and mountain views at this resort in the Smoky Mountains.
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The Lodge at Lakeside offers both mountain and lake views. Plus, it allows guests to view sunrises and sunsets! This property has been completely renovated in a sleek yet rustic theme and offers a cozy and nostalgic vibe. Hop in the hot tub and relax while overlooking the lake. Or chill on the deck after a full day of fun on the water.

This lodge can accommodate up to 12 guests. It features 4 king-size beds and a set of queen bunk beds along with 3 bathrooms. The property has 4 parking spaces. Other amenities include a full kitchen and a propane grill.

Luxury Lakehouse

Hot tub at Smoky Mountain Lakeside Resort and Marina
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Also offering views of the sunrises, sunsets, and the Smoky Mountains, the Luxury Lakehouse features multiple decks and lots of outdoor amenities. Soak in the outside atmosphere of the Smokies and Douglas Lake while having access to your luxurious lakeside home. Outdoor amenities include a rooftop deck, hot tub, grill, and plenty of seating.

Indoors, you will find a full kitchen, comfortable furnishings, and a fun game room! Adults will love the luxurious vibe of this lake house and kids will enjoy the hidden playroom.

Cottage at Lakeside

Lakeside cottage in the Smoky Mountains
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Cottage at Lakeside hosts up to 6 guests. Its windows allow for mountain and lake views from anywhere inside the cottage. The private deck and hot tub provide another space to feel the soothing lake vibes. Additionally, the outdoor entertainment space with a firepit allows guests to unwind after a full day of vacation fun.

Cabin at Lakeside

Looking for a cabin in the Smoky Mountains? How about this retreat at Smoky Mountain Lakeside Resort and Marina?
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Have you ever stayed in a log cabin in Gatlinburg? Cabins in the Smoky Mountains offer a distinct feeling that you can’t get from a hotel, condo, or other lodging property. At Cabin at Lakeside, you get the best of lakeside living while enjoying a cozy cabin. The cabin is tucked away in the lakeshore’s tree line. Sit on the peaceful deck and overlook the lake. Relax in the hot tub or dine on the private patio. Imagine morning coffee at this lakeside cabin in the Smoky Mountains!

This cabin in Sevierville accommodates 2 guests, making it a perfect romantic retreat. Stay here during your Smoky Mountain honeymoon or anniversary trip for an unforgettable celebration of love.

Villas at Lakeside

Stay on the water Smoky Mountain Lakeside Resort and Marina.
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Deluxe villas accommodate up to 4 guests while studio villas fit 2 guests. These quaint villas offer a luxurious yet low-key lakeside experience. Each villa is directly on the water. All villas offer lake and mountain views, decks, hot tubs, fireplaces, king-size beds, and modern furnishings and finishes.

Watercraft Rentals on Douglas Lake

Rent a boat on Douglas Lake!
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Smoky Mountain Lakeside Resort & Marina offers watercraft rentals on Douglas Lake! Rent a pontoon during your stay and cruise the waters while gazing at the lush scenery. It makes for an unforgettable day!

The resort also offers boat slip rentals at its new Wahoo Dock system. Learn more about slip and boat rentals in Sevierville here.

Dining at Smoky Mountain Lakeside Resort & Marina

Cowboys Bar and Grill at Smoky Mountain Lakeside Resort and Marina
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Each overnight rental at this lakeside resort includes a kitchen, grill, or other amenity to allow guests to dine in the privacy of their rental. Also, this resort in Sevierville is near some of the best restaurants in the area including the property’s own Cowboy’s Bar & Grill at Lakeside.

Dine al fresco in the fresh mountain air while taking in the views of Douglas Lake! Cowboy’s Bar & Grill at Lakeside offers a yummy menu of appetizers, entrees, and beverages. With sandwiches like Melinda’s Fried Bologna and Rhett’s Short Ribs Grilled Cheeze, guests can indulge in hearty Southern flavors. Other favorites include the Douglas Lake Philly, Indian Creek Nachos, and the Dam Quesadilla. This open-air dining experience is as relaxing as it is delicious. Plus, after an exciting day of boating and swimming, resort guests can dine on-site instead of leaving the property for dinner. View the menu here.

Cowboy’s Bar & Grill at Lakeside is open seasonally. Take advantage of the fire pit and moonlight bouncing off the water during an evening visit. This restaurant in Sevierville is open to resort guests and the public. Staying somewhere else in the Smokies? Stop by this resort for a meal and to check out this exciting property. Maybe you’ll stay here during your next Smoky Mountain vacation!

Looking for live music in Sevierville? Enjoy entertainment while you relax at this charming outdoor restaurant. See the calendar of events here.

It’s Time to Book your Smoky Mountain Lakeside Vacation!

This resort in the Smoky Mountains is on the water!
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Are you ready to plan your best Smoky Mountain vacation ever? Contact the team at Smoky Mountain Lakeside Resort & Marina to get started.

Douglas Lake is an oasis for swimmers, kayakers, boaters, or anyone wishing to relax on the water. Pack some poles and tackle boxes to go fishing on Douglas Lake. Also, wildlife like deer and birds love the lake! Bring binoculars for an exciting wildlife viewing experience. Birdwatching in the Smoky Mountains is a relaxing yet thrilling activity. Spot migrating birds, waterfowl, and native songbirds feeding at the shoreline or frolicking at the lake.

Smoky Mountain Lakeside Resort & Marina is the only resort in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains where you can stay and enjoy both the mountains and the lake. Start planning your trip today!

During your stay, enjoy the best restaurants and attractions in Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg. Our website is an excellent resource for planning a Smoky Mountain vacation. Join our email list and follow Your Guide to the Smokies on social media to stay updated on the very best of the Smoky Mountains, like this fabulous lakeside resort.

Authored in Appalachia || Amy Morton

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