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The Resort at Governor’s Crossing Receives Travels’ Choice Award

The Resort at Governor’s Crossing was awarded the 2018 Travelers’ Choice Award by Trip Advisor being one of the Top 25 Hotels for Families in the United States, ranking 17thThe Resort is the only hotel in Tennessee to receive this award in 2018! 

2018 Travelers' Choice Award

2018 Travelers’ Choice Award

NQC Returns to Pigeon Forge in 2015

The National Quartet Convention will return to Pigeon Forge Sept.27-Oct. 3, 2015. The ultra modern LeConte Center will again be this years venue for the biggest week in Gospel Music. Scheduled performers include the Kingdom Heirs, Mark Trammell Quartet, Booth Brothers, McKameys, Perrys, Kingsmen, and many more. Tickets are available for both daytime and evening events.NQCThe city of Pigeon Forge has informed us Jake Thomas Road will be closed daily to general traffic beginning Sept. 27, 2015 at 2PM until Midnight through Oct. 3, 2015. The section of Jake Thomas Rd. between Walgreen’s entrance and Teaster Lane will close to accommodate loading and unloading of shuttles, trolleys and motor coaches for the NQC.

New Poolside Cinema at The Resort at Governor’s Crossing

The Resort at Governor’s Crossing announced that they will be adding a poolside cinema this summer to their already long list of all inclusive amenities. From Memorial Day to Labor Day The Resort will present family orientated movies 3 nights a week. The movies will be displayed on a 16’ X 9’ portable inflatable screen at the outdoor waterpark weather permitting.

Sample Movie Screen

Sample Movie Screen

Movies are scheduled to begin at dusk, but will begin no later than 8:30PM so that they can conclude by 10:30PM.  Preliminary movie schedules*:
Friday, May 22, 2015 Frozen
Sunday, May 24, 2015 Planes – Fire & Rescue
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
Thursday, May 28, 2015 The Little Mermaid***
Saturday, May 30, 2015 Dolphin Tale
Tuesday, June 02, 2015 Enchanted
Thursday, June 04, 2015 Finding Nemo ***
Saturday, June 06, 2015 Planes
Tuesday, June 09, 2015 The Lorax
Thursday, June 11, 2015 The Parent Trap
Saturday, June 13, 2015 UP
Tuesday, June 16, 2015 Frozen
Thursday, June 18, 2015 101 Dalmatians***
Saturday, June 20, 2015 The Lego Movie
Tuesday, June 23, 2015 Despicable Me
Thursday, June 25, 2015 Finding Nemo
Saturday, June 27, 2015 The Incredibles
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Tangled
Thursday, July 02, 2015 Monsters Inc.
Saturday, July 04, 2015 ET
Tuesday, July 07, 2015 Hotel Transylvania
Thursday, July 09, 2015 Pocahontas
Saturday, July 11, 2015 The Boxtrolls
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Wreck-it Ralph
Thursday, July 16, 2015 Toy Story 1
Saturday, July 18, 2015 Frozen
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Cars
Thursday, July 23, 2015 A Bugs Life
Saturday, July 25, 2015 Monsters University
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Ratatouille
Thursday, July 30, 2015 Space Jam
Saturday, August 01, 2015 Monsters Inc. ***
Tuesday, August 04, 2015 Finding Nemo ***
Thursday, August 06, 2015 Hotel Transylvania***
Saturday, August 08, 2015 Brave
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 The Muppets (2011)
Thursday, August 13, 2015 101 Dalmatians ***
Saturday, August 15, 2015 Despicable Me 2
Tuesday, August 18, 2015 Cars
Thursday, August 20, 2015 Back to the Future
Saturday, August 22, 2015 Frozen
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 DisneyNature – Bears
Thursday, August 27, 2015 The Wizard of Oz
Saturday, August 29, 2015 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
Tuesday, September 01, 2015 Planes
Thursday, September 03, 2015 Monsters Inc.
Friday, September 04, 2015 Frozen the Sing-A-Long
Sunday, September 06, 2015 Happy Feet
*Schedule subject to change.

*** The Movies are different from the original posted schedule ***

 

The Resort at Governor’s Crossing Named a 2014 Best In Stay Hotel by Orbitz Customers

Sevierville,TNThe Resort at Governor’s Crossing is the winner of a 2014 Orbitz Best in Stay Award for being a top-rated hotel in Sevierville. The 2014 Orbitz Best In Stay Awards honor nearly 400 top-rated hotels in 75 popular destinations based on reviews by Orbitz customers. In addition to the destination winners, Best in Stay winners were also selected in six categories: Value, Luxury, Family, LGBT, Ski and All-Inclusive.

Orbitz Best in Stay 2014

Orbitz Best in Stay 2014

Orbitz Best In Stay Award winners are selected based on the overall numeric score of verified hotel reviews submitted by Orbitz customers that have booked and stayed at hotels over the past year. Customers are asked to rate a variety of hotel attributes on a scale of 1 to 5, including amenities, maintenance, hotel staff, room comfort, location, and value. Those ratings are supplemented by input from nearly 150 Orbitz hotel experts who factor in other market conditions, such as the number of reviews, frequency of booking and reputation of hotel staff.

“With customers booking hotels on Orbitz.com and our other sites in record numbers, we expanded the Best In Stay Awards to recognize even more best-in-class hotels as rated by customers,” said Peggy Bianco, group vice president of global hotel supplier services for Orbitz.com. “In the age of mobile and social media, customers use our nearly 2 million hotel reviews to make real-time decisions about their trips based on advice from other customers. Orbitz is proud to honor these highly rated Best In Stay properties that provide exemplary service and make our customers’ hotel stays memorable.”

Four Special Days in Pigeon Forge Honoring Those Who Have Served

August 21-24 the City of Pigeon Forge and various local businesses are hosting special events to honor the men and women who have served our Country.
At 5:30 PM on August 20th the Patriot Guard will escort the Cost of Freedom Tribute and The Traveling Wall from the Titanic Museum Attraction to the Smoky Mountain Convention Center in Pigeon Forge. The Wall will be on public display from Aug. 21-24th as part of the Welcome Home Vietnam Celebration and the Smoky Mountain Military & Relic Show.

Traveling Wall

Traveling Wall


The American Veterans Traveling Tribute (AVVT) presents several Cost of Freedom memorials and exhibits including the Traveling Wall, a 50% scale version of the Vietnam Memorial Wall in Washington D.C. This magnificent indoor display pays respect to veterans, active duty personal and first responders.
Smoky Mountain ResortsThe Collier Restaurant Group,  Titanic Museum AttractionSons of Confederate Veterans,  United Daughters of the Confederacy, U.S. Tours, and many other sponsors have worked with the AVVT to bring this tribute to Pigeon Forge.
On Aug. 23rd at 10AM will be the Welcome Home Vietnam Parade honoring our country’s veterans. The parade will feature veterans from all over the country, military vehicles, marching bands and parade Grand Marshall Louise Mandrell.
After the parade from 11:30AM to 1:30PM there will be a veterans reunion held at The Traveling Wall hosted by Mandrell, Hanoi Hilton Survivor Captain James Lollar, Author and Veteran David Chaltas, and Vietnam Veterans of Tennessee Commander Barry Rice.
Aug. 23 & 24 and the Smoky Mountain Military & Relic Show will be held at the Smoky Mountain Convention Center. Military and history buffs will have the opportunity to view and purchase artifacts and relics from the Civil War.

The Great Smoky Mountains Quarter

In 2010 the US Mint launched the America the Beautiful Quarters Program. The mint began issuing quarters embossed with designs featuring national parks or national sites.
This past week the mint released the Great Smoky Mountains Quarter, the 21st coin in the program. The coin’s design features a historic log cabin found within the National Park (presumably the John Oliver Cabin in Cades Cove) with a mountain backdrop and a hawk soaring above.

The Great Smoky Mountains Commemorative Quarter

The Great Smoky Mountains Commemorative Quarter

The Resort at Governor’s Crossing was fortunate to receive some of these quarters at their release. As a special thank you to our guests staying the nights of February 16th and/or 17th during the Presidents Day weekend, we will be handing out a “mint stateGreat Smoky Mountains Quarter in a protective plastic case.

Commemorative quarters are limited to one per guest unit. The quantity is very limited and not for sale.

Early 2014 Smoky Mountain Events

Visitors to The Resort at Governor’s Crossing and the Smoky Mountains look forward to attending certain area events year after year. Listed below are dates of some of the earlier events for 2014. Dates are subject to change.

·    Jan. 25- Feb. 1       24th Annual Wilderness Wildlife Week
LeConte Center Pigeon Forge

Jan. 31                   Titanic Dive and Dine Excursion 

·    Feb. 19-23             14th Annual Saddle Up Celebration
                                               TBA
·    Mar. 19-22            20th Annual A Mountain Quiltfest
                                            LeConte Center Pigeon Forge
·    Mar. 21-22            Corvette Expo
                                            Seviervville Events Center
·    Mar. 22                  Dollywood Opens
·    April 11-13            Spring Pigeon Forge Rod Run
·    May 2                     Dolly’s Homecoming Parade
                                            Pigeon Forge
·    May 16-17              Bloomin’ Barbeque & Bluegrass
                                            Sevierville

The Resort at Governor’s Crossing FAQs

What time is Check In and Check Out?

Check In time is 4PM, Check Out is at 11AM
Any late check out may be subject to  additional charges.

If we arrive early can we check in?

We try to check in guests as soon as possible but early check-ins especially during the summer season is almost impossible because of occupancy. We recommend calling the front desk (865-429-0500) when you are close to arriving and to see if your unit is ready.

What are the hours for the pool areas?

The pools open at 9AM and close at 11PM

Can your purchase a pass for the waterparks if not staying at The Resort?

No, the waterparks are for the exclusive use of registered guests staying at The Resort


Can we use the waterparks after checking out?

Yes, after checking out of your unit a special key can be issued allowing access to the waterparks the remainder of the day.

Do you allow pets?

I am sorry but we do not allow pets. These units are individually owned and the home owners association voted against allowing pets.

Is continental breakfast included in a stay?


We do not offer a continental breakfast at The Resort as these are condominiums with full kitchens.

4th of July 2012 Celebrations in the Smokies

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge start celebrating July 4th early and go late into the night with fun and excitement for the whole family. The two cities bring back the charm of years gone by with many small town traditions plus some modern day entertainment.

July 4 Schedule of Events:

All Pigeon Forge events held at Patriot Park

New Playground Area at The Resort @ Governor’s Crossing

The Resort @ Governor’s Crossing has announced the addition of  “Pirate Ship” playground. Surveys of previous guests indicated a desire for a play area for smaller children, preferably one that would not involve swimming. After presenting these survey results at the annual Home Owners Association meeting , the association elected to purchase the attraction.  The new “Pirate Ship” playground will be located between the outdoor pools and the building housing the front desk office. This dry play area will add to the many amenities already located at The Resort. Installation has already begun with completion targeting April 1st.

Pirate Ship Playground

Pirate Ship Playground

*Please note this is a manufacture’s sales brochure image, actual playground may differ*