Sidney James Mountain Lodge

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Overview of Sidney James Mountain Lodge

Sidney James Mountain Lodge

2.5 star property
Mountain hotel with 2 outdoor pools, near Gatlinburg Space Needle

7.4/10 Good

1,059 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Refrigerator
610 Historic Nature Trl, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • 2 outdoor pools and indoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Children's pool
  • Spa tub
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Children's pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Gatlinburg
  • Gatlinburg Convention Center - 5 min walk
  • Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies - 17 min walk
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park - 21 min walk
  • Gatlinburg Space Needle - 2 min drive
  • Gatlinburg SkyLift Park - 2 min drive
  • Anakeesta - 3 min drive
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park Headquarters - 11 min drive
  • Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park - 15 min drive
  • Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction - 14 min drive
  • LeConte Center At Pigeon Forge - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) - 71 min drive
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Sidney James Mountain Lodge

Hotel near Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Near Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Sidney James Mountain Lodge provides a terrace, laundry facilities, and conference space. Active travelers can enjoy fishing at this hotel. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or steam room, and indulge in hydrotherapy.Be sure to enjoy a meal at Poolside Cafe, the onsite café. In addition to a hot tub and a snack bar/deli, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • 2 outdoor pools and an indoor pool, with sun loungers
  • Free self parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), an area shuttle, and ATM/banking services
  • Barbecue grills, a 24-hour front desk, and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the location
Room features
All guestrooms at Sidney James Mountain Lodge feature comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi. Guests reviews say good things about the clean rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • TVs with premium channels
  • Refrigerators, free infant beds, and coffee/tea makers


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 186 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 3 PM - midnight
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21


  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed (dogs only, 2 per room, up to 20.00 lbs)*
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Barbecue grills
  • Shared microwave
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Children's pool

What to do

  • Fishing
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Ski lessons nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Skydiving nearby
  • Ziplining nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space (1600 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • An indoor pool
  • Spa tub
  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free crib/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Poolside Cafe - Onsite café.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 6 and USD 12 per person (approximately)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for USD 10.00 per day


  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per pet, per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM
  • The seasonal pool is open from April to October
  • Guests under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa tub

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-out is available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA).


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a carbon monoxide detector and a smoke detector on site.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

James Sidney
Sidney James
Sidney James Mountain Lodge
Sidney James Mountain Lodge Gatlinburg
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Sidney James Mountain Gatlinburg
Sidney James Mountain Hotel Gatlinburg
Sidney James Mountain
Sidney James Lodge
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Sidney James Mountain Lodge Hotel Gatlinburg

Frequently asked questions

Does Sidney James Mountain Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sidney James Mountain Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sidney James Mountain Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Sidney James Mountain Lodge?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools, an indoor pool, and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 11:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at Sidney James Mountain Lodge?
Yes, dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 20.00 lbs per pet. There's a charge of USD 25 per pet, per night.
Is parking offered on site at Sidney James Mountain Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sidney James Mountain Lodge?
You can check in from 3 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
What is there to do at Sidney James Mountain Lodge and nearby?
Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as fishing. Enjoy a relaxing soak in the spa tub and an invigorating swim in the indoor pool. Sidney James Mountain Lodge also has 2 outdoor pools and a sauna, as well as a steam room and a picnic area.
Are there restaurants at or near Sidney James Mountain Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, Poolside Cafe. Nearby restaurants include Log Cabin Pancake House (5-min walk), The Best Italian on the Parkway (14-min walk), and Howard's Steakhouse (15-min walk).
What's the area around Sidney James Mountain Lodge like?
Sidney James Mountain Lodge is located by the river, a short 5-minute walk from Gatlinburg Convention Center and 17 minutes' walk from Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Travelers say the area is central and ideal for skiing.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Great location, cozy rooms!
Everyone was so friendly! We had to cut our trip short due to some health issues , they we’re very nice to work with us. We ended up only staying one night in a pet friendly room. Rooms are dated, but I expected that and didn’t both us. Room was clean, Comfy beds and pillows! No microwave in our room but one was in the laundry area close by! Not a bad walk to the strip! Great location! We will be back!!
Ciara, 5-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

The employees were nice and helpful. The food in the cafe was really good and the pools and hot tub were awesome! Our only complaint was dirty carpet (your feet would be dirty) and the shower didn't have a lot of pressure. Other than that we had a great stay.
Laura, 3-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Best hotel
It’s was the best stay
Darnell, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great trip
Had a wonderful room and the stay was great
Amelia, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great place!
Room was big and clean, staff was more then helpful! I can’t say enough about how happy I was to have booked here!
Corey, 1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

Kellen, 3-night family trip
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6/10 Good

The room was very old and outdated. Although I am sure it was clean, the state of the bathroom made it feel unclean. The bathtub faucet dripped, the tub was stained, caulk was missing & grout on the floor was missing allowing dirt to be in the cracks. The bathroom ceiling was very rusty. The TV reception was fuzzy. It did not live up to the picture on the website.
Nadine, 1-night trip
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6/10 Good

It was okay, hot tub did not work and the cafe there was way too expensive 8:00 for a can biscuit beds were okay room did not get cleaned one time we had to keep taking trash out no garbage cans outside you had to hunt them
Judy, 5-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Well the rooms were not so clean. Cleaning staff was not friendly. Had to get a new card 3 times for my daughter's room the card front desk gave her didn't work 3 different cards .laundry dryer didn't work had to dry 2-3 times to dry. The pools were nice . Had a great time in Gatlinburg in spite of all the miss happy.
Sondra, 5-night family trip
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