Welcome to Dolly Parton’s newest addition, the charming HeartSong Lodge & Resort!. You can find it right next to the beautiful DreamMore Resort & Spa, Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Opening its doors in November 2023, the resort has so many different activities for guests, catering to nature lovers, families, and those who just want to relax. They have a nature playground and Camp DW for the little explorers plus storytelling sessions and smores for the entire family to enjoy together!.

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

How Far Is Dollywood From HeartSong Resort?

HeartSong Resort is just a short 4 minute drive away from Dollywood. The Resort has a free, convenient 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 HeartSong Resort?

On average, prices per night at the resort range from $150 to $400, sometimes even higher depending on the time of year and room type. During high seasons (like summer break), prices are normally more expensive due to high demand. Remember If you are a Passholder, you will always get a discount when booking!.

They do run many promotions through the year for both resorts. If you have the flexibility of visiting at any time, you should keep an eye on the Dollywood Website for special promotions and to check rates.

What are The Benefits Of Staying at a Dollywood Resort?

When you stay at Dollywood’s HeartSong Resort, you get extra benefits that add even more magic to your Smoky Mountain vacation. You can’t get these at any other Smoky Mountain area resort.

Priority Access to the Parks

Resort guests with a 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

Resort guests with a valid Dollywood ticket get 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 Free Exclusive Resort Trolley makes it easy to get to and from the parks, dropping you off  just steps away from all the fun! Riding the 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, you don’t have to carry it with you all day. They can  be delivered to the resort for you, for free. Just stop by the front desk at the resort 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 select rides. This is a great opportunity to get there before the crowds and make the most of your day!

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

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

Dollywood’s HeartSong Resort check-in is at 4 p.m., and check-out is at 11 a.m. If you get there early, don’t worry, there are lots of things for you to enjoy even before check in. The lobby offers a relaxing space with lovely touches to wait plus a huge fireplace. If you have little explorers, they can enjoy the playground or read a book outside, grab something to eat and much more while they get the room ready for you!

Parking Options at Dollywood’s HeartSong Resort

At Dollywood’s HeartSong Resort you get daily free self-parking!. They also have friendly valet staff ready to help if you prefer. Regular valet parking costs $25 per day and Premium valet is offered at $40 per day. Parking is limited to one space per room, and commercial, trailer, or RV parking is not allowed.

What Activities are Available at The HeartSong Resort?

Nature Playground

The resort’s nature playground is perfect for little explorers to burn energy!.
They can climb to new heights on the climbing wall and go down the slide.
They can also find balance logs and try to walk across without falling.

Camp DW

Camp DW is the heart of family fun!. Designed for kids of all ages, this program has different indoor and outdoor activities every day. Some activities are fun pool parties during the summer, S’mores Roasting in a Wood Burning Fire Pit, Arts and crafts and storytelling.

Storytelling in The Morning

Make Mornings Fun with Storytelling! Every morning at 10:30 a.m., Books come alive during this special family time. All of the book are from Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Accommodations at HeartSong Lodge & Resort

Standard Rooms

The standard rooms at the Heartsong Lodge & Resort are a cozy space for up to 4 guests. They have a 42-inch flat-screen smart TV and cable channels, high-speed internet access, alarm clock, hair dryer, coffee/tea machine and a mini-fridge. The rooms also have a safe and charging stations.

Suites Option

Suites are perfect for families or groups who need a larger space. There are many different Suite options at the Heartsong Lodge & Resort. some of those options are: Family Suite (With Or With Out Balcony), Themed Family Suite with Dormer, Junior Suite Inside Corner (With Or With Out Balcony) and many more!

What Are The HeartSong Lodge & Resort Amenities?

 Outdoor Pool

Make a splash and play all day at The Cove Outdoor Pool! This pool has a waterfall and an Outdoor Hot Tub ( 16 and older ). There are Plenty of pool and patio furniture for Guests to relax and recharge.

Indoor Pool

Snowing Outside? No Problem! The heated indoor pool at Dollywood’s Heartsong Resort is perfect for swimming year-round.

 The Fitness Center

Equipped with state-of-the-art machines, including treadmills, elliptical machines, and free weights, it’s the perfect place for some exercise.

Splash Pad

Kids can splash and play all day at The Cove Splash Pad.

Dollywood Heartsong On-Site Restaurants and Dining Options

Ember & Elm

Tastes Rooted In The Smokies

Ember & Elm at The HeatSong resort is a sit down restaurant that serves everything from Breakfast to Dinner. For Breakfast they have a cereal bar, breakfast charcuterie, pastries. Or You can Order omelets, chicken and waffles, breakfast skillets and more.

For dinner, you can chose from a delicious variety of signature dishes, like beef short rib, shrimp and scallop grits, brick oven fired flatbreads, filet mignon and more.

High Note

Casual Dining & Drink

Experience the perfect wind-down at High Note, a casual dining and drink restaurant
inside HeartSong Lodge & Resort. High Note’s menu Offers refreshing drinks and delicious food like shareables, soups & salads, burgers and sandwiches, plus desserts to end the night.

Cove Poolside Dining

From everyday snacks to refreshing drinks, the resort’s poolside dining gives every guest the chance to enjoy delicious meals and desserts by the pool’s edge.

Door Delivery Service

Sometimes after a long day you just want to stay in your room, watch movies and order room service!. Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort has 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.

Are There any Shopping Options at The Heartsong Resort?

Yes! “Honeysuckle & Pine Storied Goods Mercantile” is a little shop inside of the resort. You will find many seasonal Dolly related items, and other Southern style treasures, including apparel, jewelry, keepsakes, decor and more.

Honeysuckle & Pine Storied Goods Mercantile is open daily from 9am to 4:30pm.

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

Even though this varies for everyone, I believe that the HeartSong Resort is worth the cost, and here’s why. The spacious rooms are a cozy and comfortable space for both parents and kids. The exclusive perks for resort guests, like the complimentary Dollywood TimeSaver Passes and the Resort Trolley ride to the parks, are super convenient!.

Plus all of the 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 and parents can relax too. Don’t forget about awesome nature Playground, and storytelling every morning.

These thoughtful additions contribute to creating fun memories for families, making the HeartSong Resort an excellent choice for a great vacation!.

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