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Wastin’ away again in Margaritaville. Searchin’ for my lost shaker of salt.

Not really, but it sure was fun to sing the song while staying at the Margaritaville Resort in Gatlinburg, TN for my husband’s 39th birthday.

I was informed about a week or so before his birthday that he’d requested to take off work on the day before and the day of his birthday. His birthday fell on a Tuesday which was perfect for a short three day/two night getaway to the mountains.

Operation Last Minute Hotel Search was a go.

Do you know how hard it is to find accommodations for six people last minute? Very hard, I assure you. Very hard.

I searched for hours trying to find the best deals and came across Margaritaville Resort in Gatlinburg. I was so glad to see that the resort had vacancies! After checking out all of the photos and resort amenities, I quickly booked the resort and couldn’t wait to surprise the hubby. I spent the afternoon doing laundry and packing (with the help of the kids) while he was out for the afternoon and evening.

He came home to packed suitcases and knew we were going away for a few days but didn’t have any idea where we were going.

Let the Adventure Begin

We woke up on Sunday morning and ate breakfast, loaded the car and headed out. We drove to Pigeon Forge and stopped for lunch before heading to do a little shopping at Tanger Outlet.

Check-in time for the resort was at 4:00 pm. We had finished our shopping around 2:30 and I called the resort to ask if we were able to check in early and she said they had a room ready. We headed to the resort in Gatlinburg and checked in. We didn’t leave the hotel until breakfast the next day.

We booked a Double Queen Family Suite which is a one-bedroom suite with two queen beds, a children’s room with a queen sleeper sofa, dinette, bathroom with rain shower and tub, and a porthole window instead of a balcony.

Room amenities include:

  • 50” LCD Smart TVs
  • Refrigerator & Microwave
  • Keurig Coffee Makers
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • In-Room Safe

Resort amenities include:

  • Indoor Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool Area with Waterslide
  • Covered Terrace with Fireplace
  • St. Somewhere Spa (Full-Service Spa)
  • Changes in Latitudes Lobby Bar, LandShark Bar & Grill, Joe Merchant’s Coffee & Provisions, In-Room Dining
  • 24-Hour Fitness Center
  • Guest Laundry
  • Gift Shop

I highly recommend staying at Margaritaville Resort in Gatlinburg. The property is well maintained, the staff is very friendly and it’s in a great location as it is close to the Aquarium and Anakeesta as well as several delicious restaurants.

The owner and founder of The Smoky Mountain Life, Kim Hunt, is a lifelong resident of southeast Tennessee and lover of all things Smoky Mountains. 

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