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River Edge Inn

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Outdoor pool, open 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, open 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, pool umbrellas, sun loungers
Honeymoon Room, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub (Private Balcony) | Premium bedding, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, cribs/infant beds
Deluxe Room, 2 Queen Beds, Fireplace (Private Balcony) | Premium bedding, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, cribs/infant beds
Premium bedding, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, cribs/infant beds

Overview of River Edge Inn

River Edge Inn

2.0 star property

8.4/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping
665 River Rd, Gatlinburg, TN, 37738

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGatlinburg SkyLift Park6 min walk
  • Popular LocationGreat Smoky Mountains National Park7 min walk
  • Popular LocationRipley's Aquarium of the Smokies12 min walk
  • AirportKnoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson)69 min drive

Room options

About this area


Located in Gatlinburg, River Edge Inn is in the mountains and in a national park. Island at Pigeon Forge is worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's popular attractions can visit Gatlinburg SkyLift Park and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. Anakeesta and Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and Amusement Park are not to be missed. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including skiing. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway - 4 min walk
  • Amazing Mirror Maze - 5 min walk
  • Gatlinburg SkyLift Park - 6 min walk
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park - 7 min walk
  • Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies - 12 min walk

Getting around

  • McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) - 69 min drive


  • Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Q - 2 min walk
  • Howard's Steakhouse - 4 min walk
  • Cherokee Grill - 4 min walk
  • The Peddler - 4 min walk
  • Crockett's Breakfast Camp - 5 min walk

About this property

River Edge Inn

Hotel near Great Smoky Mountains National Park
River Edge Inn is located close to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, and provides free to-go breakfast, a terrace, and a fireplace in the lobby. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool and a children's pool, with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • Express check-out, an elevator, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Tour/ticket assistance, a TV in the lobby, and smoke-free premises
  • Guest reviews say great things about the quiet location
Room features
All 43 rooms offer comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, in addition to perks like free WiFi. Guest reviews speak well of the clean, comfortable rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with shower/tub combinations and free toiletries
  • 40-inch TVs with premium channels
  • Balconies, refrigerators, and microwaves



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Free uncovered self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options
  • Free offsite parking within 50 ft
  • Street parking available

Food and drink

  • Free on-the-go breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

Things to do

  • Children's pool
  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Children's games
  • Children's pool
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor pool
  • Refrigerator


  • Elevator

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Lever door handles
  • Pool hoist on site
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Shampoo
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • 40-inch TV
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels

Food and drink

  • Champagne service
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Outdoor space

  • Balcony


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Check-in time starts at 3 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Sunday - Thursday (8:00 AM - 11:00 PM) and Friday - Saturday (8:00 AM - 1:00 AM)
Guests will receive an email 24 hours before arrival with check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
Prior to arrival, you must complete online registration via a secure link
You will be asked to provide the property with a copy of your government-issued photo ID after booking
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
3 children, up to the age of 12 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are available for USD 5.0 per day

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Breakage deposit: USD 100 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: USD 5.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, and a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

The seasonal outdoor pool closes in October
Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

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Frequently asked questions

Does River Edge Inn have a pool?

Yes, this property has an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Pool access is from 10:00 AM–8:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at River Edge Inn?

As of Dec 5, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at River Edge Inn on Jan 2, 2023 start from $105.67, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is River Edge Inn pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at River Edge Inn?

Self parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.

What time is check-in at River Edge Inn?

Check-in begins at 3 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.

What time is check-out at River Edge Inn?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is River Edge Inn located?

Situated in a national park, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Ripley's Believe It Or Not Museum, Gatlinburg SkyLift Park, and Gatlinburg Space Needle. Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies are also within 15 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at River Edge Inn and receive a full refund?

Yes, River Edge Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to River Edge Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 486 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 49%
Rating 8 - Good. 360 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 36%
Rating 6 - Okay. 93 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 9%
Rating 4 - Poor. 41 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 4%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 21 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Poor

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Amenities
This motel is not a”boutique “ motel. The location is great. The grab and go breakfast is basically junk food from a vending machine. And we were woke up every single morning around 2:30 with a loud blowing noise. The WORST part was on our last day we were woken up by the worst and loudest noise right outside of our room. It literally shook the room. Come to find out it was a huge dumpster being dropped right outside our door before the sunrise. Safety is a huge concern, no peep hole on the exterior door. And the door for the sitting area doesn’t even lock, it has a chain lock and that is it. Which anyone walking around has access to the balcony so can easily access your room.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with family and small children, Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great price and location loved the fireplace

8/10 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Clean, but a little dated.

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with group, Traveled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Unique small property with a certain charm. Second stay -walk to most places along the “strip” and never have to move your car!
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
It was overpriced. It was motel quality. Breakfast was a joke. It was packaged food. The staff was excellent. Cleaning services was by request only. We found much better options at other hotels. Would not stay at this hotel again.
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay

Duanne Hawkins
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Close to activities
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

6/10 Okay

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The room was kind of dark and the fireplace didn't work. Location was great and very convenient.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

catherine, Genoa
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Cute place. At first, I thought, oh no, as it looked old. But, there was a lot of updating done. Doors were left old, but gave it character. The room was very well done. Loved the fireplace and the balcony. THe odd thing was the grab and go breakfast. It was mostly unhealthy options. After covid, I thought grab and go had gone and went. I wanted a real breakfast. Otherwise, the location was great. Close to walk to everything, but not right on the parkway to get all the noise. Yes, I would stay there again and would recommend
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Location convenient for a walk to enjoy the local attractions of Gatlinburg. Friendly staff. Not the fanciest place to stay but definitely not the worst. It was just okay, no complaints.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Elizabeth, Rocky Point
Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I truly enjoyed my stay from the amazing staff to the comfy beds and the large shower. And yes walking distance to everything on the strip. There isn't anything that I can say bad it was a great place to stay and I'll definitely be back next yr.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022