The balance of history, nature, and culture is a love affair fit for a novel. It starts the second you arrive - you are welcomed with the feeling of familiarity because it is exactly as you imagined. The Smokies around you pull to your private cabin in the woods sitting right on the river, where the crackle of the fireplace is perfectly in sync with glow in your partners eyes - and you haven't even ventured out of the room yet.
Talk to any of staff members and we can help set up moments for the two you to just enjoy the two of you.
A destination that calls out to the "mountain man" in all of us, beckoning women, men, and children with its irresistible Appalachian charm.
This allure embodies a strength akin to the mountains and rivers themselves—a strength that understands its purpose. It's the river, effortlessly flowing, not questioning the direction. It's the unyielding confidence of a tree, around which we must navigate. It's the delicate fragrance of a flower that makes us bend to smell. It's the freedom of the butterfly that just flies off and melts into the sky.
The hotel has only been owned by two families: The Lawsons and The Patels. Both families lived on the property during the formative years of their children's lives. Mrs. Lawson even gave birth to her son, Bud Lawson, who Bobby Patel would eventually buy the property from. His two boys. Mahavir and Dev, spent many summer days dreaming of the future and planning what the Rocky Waters Motor Inn would one day become.
As one father had originally passed it on to the next generation, history repeats itself. Now, after years in the dreaming and planning phase, the new Rocky Waters Motor Inn is ready to welcome back long-time friends and a new generation of modern travelers with discerning taste, a love for discovery, and a heart for the community.