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Large Groups ~ Lodge, Affordable, Family Friendly (Walking Distance to Lake)

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:64
  • Bedrooms:16
  • Bathrooms:16.75
  • Property type:Lodge
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

16 rooms, 18 bathrooms, 500 yards to lake

This property is located on 17 beautiful wooded acres next to Douglas Lake. It is owned by Mountain Lake Resort, which has other buildings including a huge log cabin lodge with 8 bedrooms that sleeps up to 64 and a large bunkhouse with 1 large room that sleeps up to 18.
This is a "Do It Yourself" Retreat Center which means that our guests provide their own sheets or sleeping bags, pillows, towels and washcloths. The bed sizes are listed for your information.
The main lodge has 16 hotel style rooms and can sleep up to 64. It is perfect for large groups like wedding parties, church events & retreats, family reunions, anniversaries, birthday parties, etc. The lodge is located away from the hustle and bustle of town and it is less than 500 yards from the lake. Due to it's remote location, it offers guests the opportunity to go for walks, fishing, swimming, bird watching, etc. The lodge has porches outside of each room and a large back porch where people can relax, read a book, or just enjoy the quiet beauty of nature. Inside each room is a heating and air unit that is adjustable by room, 1 full bathroom, and beds. There are 6 rooms with 2 queen sized beds, 8 rooms with 2 full sized beds, 1 family room with 2 queen beds and 2 bunk beds, and a honeymoon suite with 1 king bed and a pull out sofa.

There is a fellowship hall that can seat up to 60 people. It also has a men's and women's bathroom. If a group would like to have an outdoor activity like an outdoor wedding, there is a large grassy area that can accommodate around 200 people in front of the building. In addition, there is a large kitchen for the group to cook all of their meals. The kitchen includes 2 stoves, 2 ovens, 2 refrigerators, 1 large double sink, and a serving area. This is a smoke free and alcohol free facility.
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Member since: 2014

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

Property Type

  • Lodge

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 64
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Not Allowed

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 16 Bedrooms, Sleeps 64, Beds for 20-64

Bathrooms: 16 Bathrooms, 2 Half Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Please remember to bring your own bed sheets and towels and pillows. There is a blanket or spread on each bed....moreless


  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Marina
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View
  • Water View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Pier Fishing
  • Swimming
  • Water Skiing


  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer:

    Coin laundromat on site $1.00 dry....moreless

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine:

    Coin laundromat on site $1.25 wash....moreless


  • Coffee Maker
  • Kitchen


  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio


from 2 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$700 $850
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 40 guests; add $10 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • Cleaning fee $200 + tax
  • Refundable Damage Deposit $225
  • Tax Rate 9.75%


Rates apply to family groups. Large church youth groups are by a per person rate and should call Betty for pricing.

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/24/2017
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45 Miles
Nearest Airport
McGee Tyson
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Cowboys on the water
20 Miles
Nearest Ski
Ober Gatlinburg

Car: Necessary

There are three marinas between 3-4 miles away (Mountain Cove Marina, Mountain Harbor Inn & Marina, and Lighthouse Pointe Marina). Each marina offers boat rentals, but only Mountain Harbor offers boat, kayak, and jet ski rentals. In addition, about 4 miles away you will find a sandy beach at the Douglas Dam Headwater Campground. Other reasons to visit this area include attractions in the Sevierville area (NASCAR SpeedPark Smoky Mountains = go carts, Tanger Outlet = shopping, Forbidden Caverns, Douglas Lakeview Stables). The Pigeon Forge area (Dollywood, Dixie Stampede Dinner Attraction, Titanic Museum Attraction, Hollywood Wax Museum, Country Tonite Theatre, The Comedy Barn Theater). The Gatlinburg area (CLIMB Works, Gatlinburg Sky Lift, Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies). In addition, there are other cool attractions not far from Mountain Lake Ranch including: Great Smoky Mountain National Park is 20 miles, Knoxville Zoological Gardens is 23 miles, University of Tennessee is 27 miles, Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort is 27 miles, Crescent Bend House & Garden is 28 miles (antiquing), Cades Cove Riding Stables is 39 miles (horseback riding), Museum of Appalachia is 44 miles, Harrah's Cherokee Casino is 61 miles, Ghost Town In The Sky is 76 miles (amusement park), Nantahala Outdoor Center is 84 miles (rafting), Bristol Motor Speedway is 89 miles, Biltmore Estate is 96 miles (historic mansion).


Owner info

About the owner: Tom and Betty moved from Florida to the foothills of the Smoky Mountains back in 1985. On this 35 acre "farm" various buildings were added as needed as churches asked to come and bring their youth and others on retreats. Their 3 sons were raised at the ranch and over the years many church groups and families have enjoyed the wholesome atmosphere at the ranch while taking advantage of the convenience of all the attractions of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Smoky mountains located close by.

Why the Owner Chose Dandridge, TN, USA:
This property appealed to us because of it's proximity to Douglas Lake, and it's convenience to the attractions of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and the Smokies while being able to come back to the quiet country setting of the ranch after a day of fun.

The Unique Benefits at this Lodge:
Mountain Lake Ranch is a great place to relax, enjoy activities whether on the lake nearby or on the grounds at our fishing pond, volleyball area, basketball in our gym, or a cozy bonfire. There is ample area for young people to run, play games and get some exercise. There are boat ramps a few miles in each direction, and within five miles are horseback riding stables, shopping and several golf courses.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 12 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/24/2017

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This listing was first published here in 2014.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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