The second hotel at Dolly Parton’s 165-acre Tennessee theme park, Dollywood, officially opened last week.
With a mix of 302 guest rooms and suites, Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort is now welcoming guests after opening on Friday at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
HeartSong’s suite rooms pay homage to the hotel’s location, each featuring a mural of the mountains. The resort’s top-floor, apartment-style HeartSong Suite goes one step further, providing sprawling views of them.
The resort offers a variety of indoor and outdoor amenities, allowing families to “connect, recharge and play” while visiting the park, Dollywood Parks & Resorts said in a statement.
Outdoor amenities include a pool area with a splash pad and a hot tub that is open year-round. There is also seasonal pool-side dining and seating areas near gas fire pits.
The property also offers outdoor meeting spaces and event lawns to accommodate business travelers. The resort’s entire meetings and events space spans 26,000 square feet and includes the two-story HeartSong Event Center.
There are several dining options on-property, including full-service restaurant Ember & Elm, casual dining concept High Note and grab-and-go marketplace Songbird Market. The resort also features a private dining room, the Acoustic Lobby, with design touches inspired by Parton, including deep purple walls and an acoustic guitar chandelier.
The resort also offers experiential amenities like Camp DW, with arts and crafts, a storytelling hour and summertime pool parties for families. And there is marshmallow roasting and a campfire sing-along at the firepits at night.
Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort is located next to the park’s other hotel, DreamMore Resort and Spa, which opened in 2015.
Preliminary plans for the HeartSong Lodge & Resort were released in 2019 by Knoxville, Tennessee, outlet 10News. Parton had previously told the station that the success of DreamMore bolstered expansion at Dollywood, including a new resort — the then yet-to-be-named HeartSong.