River in Gatlinburg Stay at Our Gatlinburg Hotel When you're looking for a relaxing and affordable stay in Gatlinburg, there is no better choice than our riverfront Gatlinburg hotel rooms. View Our Rooms at Rocky Waters Motor Inn Couple wading through a creek Explore the Great Smoky Mountains Enjoy outdoor activities in the Smoky Mountains, like hiking, fishing, wildlife viewing, and more. Outdoor Activities Back of Rocky Waters Motor Inn and the river Enjoy an Affordable Stay in Downtown Gatlinburg Take advantage of our Gatlinburg hotel specials to see how we can help make your stay more affordable. Current Special Offers Rocky Waters Motor Inn 80 years badge

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 Ripley’s 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.

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