Welcome to Rocky Waters Motor Inn
Gatlinburg’s Riverfront Lodging Tradition
We are currently under renovation and appreciate your patience and dedication as we continue our renovations and improvements to the hotel for your future stays.
ocated in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, Rocky Waters sits directly on Cliff Branch Creek in downtown Gatlinburg, TN. The Inn has a mix of quaint motel-style guest rooms, all with private riverfront balconies, and some with seasonal wood burning fireplaces. Rocky Waters is the perfect vacation spot for getting away and enjoying a great adventure in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. We are located downtown at Light #2, right on the trolley line, across from Hillbilly Golf and walking distance to great attractions including Anakeesta and Ripleys Aquarium of the Smokies.
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Explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
he best way to explore the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains up close is by visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Our Gatlinburg hotel puts you just minutes away from everything the national park has to offer. The Smoky Mountains offer gorgeous sights all year round, from fall foliage to spring wildflowers. Enjoy hiking trails, scenic drives, opportunities to spot wildlife, and more when you visit the Smoky Mountains National Park.
What Our Guests Are Saying
“My wife and I enjoyed our stay. Simple accommodations in the right place, at a great price. We loved being able to sit out and drink coffee on our balcony overlooking the river every morning. The surrounding mountains are beautiful and the Inn is close enough to walk and enjoy all the attractions and restaurants in Gatlinburg.”
“We vacation at Rocky Waters every year. The staff are great, the room is clean, and the view from the balcony on the river is stunning. The free breakfast is a short walk to Days Inn, and it’s better than the average continental breakfast: Oatmeal, sausage gravy, biscuits, waffles with an assortment of yogurt, breads, and beverages.”
“This hotel has a wonderful view from each of the rooms. It is close enough to all the happenings but far enough away to have quiet. The parking was convenient for our room. There is a ramp to walk on to get your luggage to the room. It is a little older but for the money it is a great place.”
“We were very pleased with our stay here! The room was cleaned daily while we were there (when we wasn’t in the room) which was really nice. Our towels were replaced daily, along with trash being taken out daily. The parking space was right below our room which was great access. It was quiet and had a beautiful view of the river! We will be staying here again!”
“Our stay was very pleasant. No complaints. Very clean and the location was perfect for what we wanted. Staff was friendly, breakfast is included if you’d like, free WiFi. I’d definitely come back. The river is a huge plus.”
“Let me first say, the front desk gentleman was very nice and welcoming. My husband and I live on the other side of Knoxville and were just taking a break from everything for the weekend. The room was very clean and and the balcony over the river was so relaxing. This is a great, reasonably priced place to stay.”