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Dolly Parton Officially Welcomes Guests to Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge and Resort

Dolly Parton recently welcomed guests to the official grand opening of Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge and Resort. The lodge marks the second resort created by Dollywood Parks and Resorts, further expanding the family destination located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Tucked away in the Smoky Mountains next to Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge and Resort blurs the lines between indoors and outdoors, blending Smoky Mountain adventure with the Dollywood experience.

“Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge and Resort takes me back to when I was a little girl exploring my beautiful Smoky Mountains,” Parton said at the grand opening. “I have so many fond memories of the days when us kids spent hours playing in the creek and chasing fireflies after supper. I hope families who come to my HeartSong Lodge discover what makes these mountains so special to me while creating their own precious memories.”

Corporate and Group Accommodations

For corporate and group events, HeartSong Lodge and Resort is a venue that delivers 26,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space with the Great Smoky Mountains as a backdrop. From the two-story HeartSong Event Center to spacious outdoor meeting spaces and event lawns, the resort offers numerous settings for groups.

Guest Rooms and Suites

The five-story HeartSong Lodge and Resort offers multiple types of guest rooms and suites to fit every family or group. Children will find bunk beds with private televisions designed just for them, while larger families and groups can book spacious suites. Each suite room features a Smoky Mountain mural and is equipped with a mini fridge, a safe and a sound machine. The HeartSong Suite is an apartment-style guest room designed for guests looking for the ultimate lodge experience. This suite blends natural colors and designs with a grand setting. Located on the top floor, guests enjoy views of the pool area and the surrounding Smoky Mountains.

Amenities and Experiences

Just beyond the lodge’s lantern-inspired windows is The Cove. The Cove outdoor pool surrounds a cascading waterfall and includes a zero-depth entry, splash pad, year-round hot tub and seasonal pool-side dining. The Cove’s fire feature provides ambiance and seating while gas fire pits offer cozy spots for guests to gather.

The resort provides a variety of on-site activities. During the day, Camp DW encourages children and parents to play and create together through fun-filled activities including arts and crafts, storytelling and summertime pool parties. Each morning, families can enjoy Imagination Library Story Hour when Camp DW hosts read books from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. At night, guests can gather around the wood-burning fire pit for complimentary marshmallow roasting and a campfire sing-along.

Dining Options

There are several dining options available at Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge and Resort, including the full-service restaurant, “Ember & Elm: Tastes Rooted in the Smokies.” The à la carte breakfast and dinner menus dish up elevated Southern favorites. Adjacent to Ember & Elm is “High Note: Casual Dining & Drink.” This area provides guests with all-day dining options. For meals on the go, Songbird Market provides a convenient selection of grab-and-go options. Songbird Market, High Note and Ember & Elm are open to both resort guests and non-resort guests.

Acoustic Lobby is a private dining room inspired by Parton herself, designed with detailed touches of the entertainment icon. The centerpiece of the room is the glittering acoustic guitar chandelier surrounded by the room’s deep purple walls as well as Parton items, including a display of her instruments. Acoustic Lobby has its own food and signature cocktail menus for private events.

Dollywood Park Privileges

Resort guests can take advantage of exclusive park privileges throughout their stay. Exclusive Resort Trolleys provide complimentary transportation to and from Dollywood theme park and Dollywood’s Splash Country. Guests with Dollywood theme park tickets receive complimentary Dollywood TimeSaver Passes to shorten their ride wait times. Guests with Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country tickets also are granted early entry on Saturday mornings to a select ride or experience at the parks. Resort in-room delivery allows guests to have their purchases from Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country delivered directly to their room free of charge.

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