The Resort at Governor’s Crossing | Sevierville, TN

The Resort at Governor’s Crossing is a fantastic place to stay on your Smoky Mountain vacation and definitely somewhere to consider if you’ve ever asked yourself where to stay in the Smokies! It’s located in Sevierville, Tennessee, just outside all the hustle and bustle of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, but within easy driving distance of all the fun. And there are great dining and entertainment options (including a HUGE outlet mall) within a mile of the resort so there’s plenty to do nearby.

Since we’re a family of seven, it can be very difficult for us to find resorts that accommodate our whole family in one room. Enter The Resort at Governor’s Crossing and their wide range of accommodations: they have king and queen studios as well as one, two and three bedroom condo units! The three bedroom condo sleeps up to 14 people comfortably making it perfect for a large family gathering or families traveling together. We stayed in a Two Bedroom Bunk Condo and it worked out absolutely perfect for our family of seven!

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A huge thanks to the Resort at Governor’s Crossing for hosting us on our Spring in the Smokies getaway. We received a complimentary stay but all opinions are honest and my own.

Two Bedroom Bunk Condo
The Resort at Governor’s Crossing

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I absolutely love staying in condo units because of the full kitchen and the one at The Resort at Governor’s Crossing did not disappoint! While I love checking out new restaurants when we’re traveling, I also love being able to save money by cooking in the room. We enjoyed breakfast in our room most mornings of the trip and the full-size refrigerator was big enough to hold everything we needed for a hearty breakfast- plus we had a full-size stove to cook on!

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The living room was spacious and a welcome place to relax in the evenings after our full days exploring the Smokies. The couch was actually a sofa bed, meaning our Two Bedroom Bunk room could comfortably sleep up to 10!

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The master bedroom was nice and roomy and the bed was super comfortable– always important!! I hate sleeping in hotels where the mattresses aren’t comfortable and you don’t get a good night’s sleep!

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One of my favorite things about the master bathroom was all the counter space on the vanity- Jake and I were able to spread our stuff out and it never felt cluttered!

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The second bedroom worked out great for the kids! The three boys had this room to themselves and definitely enjoyed their two queen beds and flat screen TV- and plenty of outlets for all of their electronic devices (or so I’m told!)!

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Perhaps my favorite thing about staying in a two-bedroom condo is the extra bathroom! With seven of us, the extra bathroom space isn’t just a want, it’s a NEED!!

Hanging Out at The Pool
The Resort at Governor’s Crossing

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When we’re traveling with our crew of kids ranging from the preschooler to the teens, the pool scene is VERY important and The Resort at Governor’s Crossing does not disappoint on the pool front!

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At the indoor pool complex, there’s a small kids’ area with water features and a small slide for the toddler set as well as lots of life jackets for the under 48″ crowd.

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There’s a super shallow, zero-entry pool with an umbrella water feature for the littlest ones and a regular pool for the bigger kids (and adults!).

Resort at Governor's Crossing waterslides

These two water slides start and end at the indoor pool, but actually leave the building! The kids had so much fun racing down the slides– tip, the yellow one is quicker!

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Once you venture outside, there’s a 250-foot lazy river that our kids had a blast on- they floated around and around and around.

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But the outdoor kids’ area was probably the highlight for Ellie (and Ben and Lexie, too!). She had SO. MUCH. FUN. playing on the slides and we had to drag her away at the end of the day!

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There’s another big water slide for the 36″+ crowd at the outdoor pool along with plenty of room to play and swim, and another toddler pool with umbrella water feature.

In the Room
The Resort at Governor’s Crossing

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We brought along some board games to play in our room- the kids particularly enjoyed National Park Yahtzee!

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Since we had a full-size freezer, we stocked up on snacks to enjoy during our stay. There’s nothing like having a quick treat before bed when you’re on vacation!!

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The girls slept on the bunk beds (located in the hallway) during our stay and LOVED not having to share space with the boys- and having a bit of space to themselves since they each had their own bed!

We would absolutely stay at The Resort at Governor’s Crossing again on a future trip to the Smokies! It was close enough to all of the action of Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge and allowed us to spread out and really enjoy our time in the room- plus, the kids LOVED spending an afternoon at the pools! If you’re looking for a family-friendly resort close to all of the action of the Smoky Mountains, then look no further!

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  1. Donna Fortner
    July 7, 2019 / 12:49 am

    I have a mini Doxie puppy, She goes everywhere we go, will this be a problem? Extra fee is fine.

    • Jennifer
      July 7, 2019 / 8:39 am

      Unfortunately, I don’t believe they allow pets. 🙁

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