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Crown Park Resort

cguardia

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We confirmed our exchange into the Crown Park Resort with a May 16th check in. From what I have been able to gather, this is a fairly new but very nice resort. Because of that, there is not much written about the resort on either TUGs or Tripadvisor. I am hoping to get some help from those whom are either owners or visitors to the Crown Park.

We have been assigned unit 704, which is a one bedroom. Can anyone tell me about this unit, or one bedroom’s in general since unit assignments can change?

I understand there is a parking garage. Is parking free? Is it big enough to park everyone or does it overflow, (not that it should matter in May)?

We will be there for the last day of the Scottish Festival, any advise for first timers?

Even though it is mid May, should I expect a lot of travelers?

We will be driving in north on I75, is there a better way to get to Gatlinburg than on I40?


Thanks for any help…….
 

tombo

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When you get to downtown Knoxville on I 40, don't do the road construction detour. Take the 441 exit at downtown Knoxville just before you have to exit for the I-40 detour. Stay on Hwy 441 to Pigeon forge. The road is 4 lane all the way and will save considerable time. At Sevierville follow the signs. You will turn right at a Walgreens where the sign says to Pigeon Forge, then right again after a few hundred yards. This will take you all the way through Pigeon Forge and in to Gatlinburg. At what I think is red light number 10 in Gatlinburg turn left on Historic Nature Trail rd and your resort will be a couple of hundred yards up the hill on your right.

I have stayed next door to Crown Park and the resort seems nice. You can walk to everywhere in downtown Gatlinburg from this location which is great because the parking is very limited in Gatlinburg. We park our vehicle and don't leave the parking lot unless we are going to Pigeon Forge or the National Park.

I think it is always crowded in Gatlinburg, sometimes are just worse than others. When you get in the park things get a lot less crowded. Don't miss Cades Cove and our favorite restaurant is the Old Mill Restaurant in Pigeon Forge. There will be a short wait for a table but it is worth it. Right across the street from the Crown Park is the most popular breakfast place in Gatlinburg, The Log Cabin Pancake house (I always love their breakfast but the lunch is not great). There is a line every morning to get a table, but the line moves fast and you must eat here at least once. I don't eat there every time I am in Gatlinburg, but my brother will eat there at least once every time he is in town.

Have a great time and hopefully some others can give you Crown Park specifics.
 
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wise one

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Since this is an exchange, note that there is a charge for maintenance by the resort. It will depend on the size of the unit. It did not seem right to us, but we were already there and had to suck it up and pay the extortion demand.:(

We were also on the top floor. I do not remember the unit number, but the porch was smaller than those on lower floors because of the building design. Also, there was a small area outside above the porch and under the roof where the pidgeons (sp) roost at night. So, we could not use the porch in the evening without fighting the birds and putting up with their droppings. We complained, but to no avail.:(

There was plenty of parking and it was free. It is an easy walk to the strip.

We will not return to this resort. Life is too short to over pay and put up with bird droppings.
 
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