Welcome to Dolly Parton’s beautiful Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort!.
It is a charming destination right in the middle of the Great Smoky Mountains, next to Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Opening its doors in 2015, the resort spans 20 acres and offers 300 rooms with different layouts, including the special Dolly Parton Suite and the Dolly Suite 1986 Tour Bus Experience and its famous buffet style restaurant, Song & Hearth.

In this guide, we go over everything this amazing resort has to offer, all the perks you get with your stay and more!.

How Far Is Dollywood From DreamMore Resort?

DreamMore Resort is just a short 5 minute drive away from Dollywood, making it super convenient! To make your journey even easier, DreamMore Resort has a shuttle service to and from Dollywood.

This service runs on a schedule and follows specific routes, ensuring that you and your family can effortlessly travel between the resort and the theme parks.

How Much Does It Cost to Stay at DreamMore Resort?

The resort offers different room options, including standard rooms with double queen beds or a king-sized bed and bunk beds. For families looking for more space, suites are available, featuring a king-sized bed and twin bunk beds. The Dolly Parton Suite, a luxurious penthouse apartment, is also an option for a more exclusive experience.

The average cost of a night at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort is around $230 a night. During the low season in January and February when Dollywood is closed, i have seen prices drop to as low as $130 per night. During Dollywood’s peak seasons like Summer break, i have seen prices reach around $500 per night.

They do run many promotions through the year for both resorts.
If you have the flexibility of visiting at any time, it’s worth keeping an eye on special promotions ( usually featured on Dollywood’s Website. )

Benefits Of Staying at a Dollywood Resort

When you stay at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort, you get some exclusive benefits that add extra magic to your Smoky Mountain vacation and that you can’t get at any other Smoky Mountain area resort.

Priority Access to the Parks

Any resort guest with valid admission to Dollywood and/or Dollywood’s Splash Country gets priority access to the parks based on their ticket type and reservation stay dates.

Complimentary Dollywood TimeSaver Pass

Every resort guest with a valid Dollywood ticket gets a complimentary Dollywood TimeSaver Pass ( Fast Pass ). This pass lets you get on select rides without having to wait in the regular line and make daily show reservations.

Complimentary Door-To-Door Transportation:

The Exclusive Resort Trolley makes it easy to get to and from the parks, dropping you off steps away from all the fun! Riding the Exclusive Resort Trolley also saves you the standard parking fee of $25 per day.

Complimentary Package Delivery:

If you make purchases of $25 or more throughout the day from shops in the park or have fragile/ oversized items, don’t worry about carrying it with you all day. They will be delivered to the resort for you, for free. Just stop by the front desk when you return from the park, they will have your items there.

Saturday Early Entry:

On Saturday Early Entry Days, resort guests with tickets can enter Dollywood or Dollywood’s Splash Country one hour before opening to enjoy a select ride. This is a great opportunity to get on your favorite rides before the crowds and make the most of your day!

(Note: Saturday Early Entry is not available during Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas.)

Parking Options at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort

At Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort, parking is hassle free with daily free self-parking!. If you prefer a premium service, their friendly valet staff is ready to help!. Regular valet parking costs $25 per day and Premium valet is offered at $40 per day. Keep in mind that parking is limited to one space per room, and commercial, trailer, or RV parking is not allowed. 

What are Check-In & out Times at the Resort?

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort check-in is at 4 p.m., and check-out is at 11 a.m. If you get there early and you cant check in yet, don’t worry, there’s lots of things for you to enjoy even before check in. The lobby with unique Dolly Parton touches offers a relaxing space to wait. If you have kiddos, you can enjoy the playground,  games all around the lobby, grab something to eat and much more while they get the room ready for you!

Does Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort Have an Indoor Pool?

Yes, Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort has an indoor heated pool & hot tub known as the “Garden House”. This indoor pool is a wonderful option for families looking to enjoy a swim in any weather.
Guests can relax poolside while enjoying breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains through large picture windows. The pool’s hours are from Monday to Thursday, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Friday to Sunday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.

 What Activities are Available at The DreamMore Resort?

Camp DW

Camp DW is the heart of family fun at DreamMore Resort. Designed for kids of all ages, this program has a variety of indoor and outdoor activities every day, including pool parties during the summer and S’mores Roasting in a Wood Burning Fire Pit. 

Game On at the Family Game Room

Looking for a break from the outdoor adventures? Head to the Family Game Room for some family time! Open daily from 9 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., this room is a haven for classic and modern games.

Stay Fit Together at the Fitness Center

Maintain your fitness routine and stay active at the on-site fitness center. Equipped with state-of-the-art machines, including treadmills, elliptical machines, and free weights, it’s the perfect place for some exercise.

Dive into Family Fun at the Swimming Hole

Make a splash at the outdoor pool, known as the Swimming Hole! With a cascading waterfall on one end and a zero-depth entry on the other, it’s a pool designed for family enjoyment. 

Immerse Yourself in the Garden House

For a more relaxed aquatic experience, head to the Garden House year-round heated indoor pool & hot tub. Surrounded by high rafter beams, its a relaxing setting with breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains.

Playground Adventures for the Little Ones

Let the younger members of your family burn out their ever lasting energy at the on-site playground. With a fort-style play structure featuring climbing walls and slides, it’s perfect for fun and adventure!.

Bedtime Stories and More

End your day on a heartwarming note with this event. Bedtime stories around the wood-burning fire pit happen every night at 8 p.m ( weather permitting ). The books are from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. It’s a perfect time for bonding and laughter before bedtime.

The Ultimate Spa Experience

Mamas, treat yourself to a well deserved visit to the spa!
You can choose from so many customized treatments. Whether it’s a relaxing massage, a rejuvenating facial, manicure & pedicure and even hair services, this full service spa offers a relaxing retreat for moms (or anyone!) that want a bit of pampering.

Are There Dining Options at The DreamMore Resort?

You have many options at the DreamMore Resort

For families on the move, the DM Pantry at DreamMore Resort and Spa is perfect for quick bites. This grab-and-go café is super convenient. You can find coffees and teas, hot breakfast and bakery items like Dollywood’s famous cinnamon bread. Sandwiches, hot dogs and even pizzas and wings.

Sometimes after a long day you just want to stay in your cozy room, watch some movies and order room service!. Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa offers in-room dining services, bringing delicious food directly to your doorstep. They have a breakfast menu, an all day dining menu with burgers, salads, appetizers and a kids menu, build your own pizzas, desserts and drinks.

If you want to eat until your heart’s content, step into Song & Hearth, the resort’s breakfast and dinner buffet restaurant!. With a touch of regional flavors, they serve up buffet-style breakfast with a pancake station, chef’s station, create your own omelet, and other tasty menu options like biscuits and gravy, pastries, fruits and cereals, and dinner featuring southern fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, a create-your-own pasta station, chef’s carving station and so much more!.

Swimming Hole Poolside Dining

Exclusive to guests at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa during the outdoor pool operating season, this option allows families to enjoy delicious meals in a unique poolside setting. You can chose from shareables like nachos and wings, to salads, burgers and sandwiches. Plus many different drinks! They also have a kids menu and ice cream.

The Lounge – Relaxation and Refreshment for All Ages

Offering refreshing drinks and delicious food like shareables, soups & salads, burgers and sandwiches, and a children’s menu, the Lounge provides a laid back atmosphere where parents can unwind, and kids can enjoy treats.

Are There any Shopping Options at The DreamMore Resort?

Yes! “Pokeberry lane” is a cute little shop inside of the resort. Inside the shop you can find many seasonal Dolly related items, and other Southern style treasures, including apparel, jewelry, keepsakes, decor and more.  We also met the friendliest lady working in the shop, she was really sweet and gave us lots of valuable information. Pokeberry Lane is open daily from 9am to 5pm.

Is The Cost To Stay at The DreamMore Resort Worth It?

As a mama with kids, I believe that the DreamMore Resort is truly worth the cost, and here’s why. This beautiful resort goes above and beyond to cater to families, offering different features that make it an exceptional choice for a fun and memorable vacation.

The spacious rooms are a cozy and comfortable haven for both parents and kids. The exclusive perks for resort guests, like the complimentary Dollywood TimeSaver Passes and  transportation with the DreamMore Trolley, are super convenient!.

What truly sets the DreamMore Resort apart is its commitment to family-friendly amenities. From The outdoor pool with a splash pad to daily Camp DW activities. They make sure that kiddos have a blast throughout their stay.

Don’t forget about The Family Game Room, awesome Playground, and storytelling around the wood-burning fire before bedtime every night. These thoughtful additions contribute to creating lasting memories for families, making the DreamMore Resort an excellent choice for a great family vacation!.

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