Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort to open in 2023

by Dave Parfitt

Singer, songwriter, and icon Dolly Parton, “Dreamer-in-Chief” for Dollywood, has announced an ambitious expansion for Dollywood Parks and Resorts: The new 302-room HeartSong Lodge & Resort, which will open adjacent to Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa.

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Dolly Parton and Eugene Naughton, President of the Dollywood Company, announce Dollywood’s Heartsong Lodge & Resort.
Photo by Curtis Hilbun/Dollywood

Reminiscent of a grand lodge in the Smokies, HeartSong Lodge & Resort will have a “rustic-chic” design with four-story lantern-inspired lobby windows, welcoming fireplace, exposed beams, balconies for a “place tucked in the leaves,” and an outdoor cove with screened-in porch and communal fire pit. Family-friendly features include bunk rooms and spacious suites, loft rooms tucked into the dormers, balconies, indoor and outdoor pools, and more.

Located near its sister property, the popular Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, HeartSong Lodge & Resort provides a well-appointed property tucked perfectly into the rolling foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee.
Images via Dollywood

“I’m always dreaming and coming up with new ideas and things I want our guests to experience,” Parton explained. “I’m so proud of this place that we’ve been able to build here in the Smokies. I’m so happy with what we are doing to make sure our guests have a great season this year, and being able to announce the new HeartSong Lodge & Resort is just one more way we’re going to be able to help families reconnect, explore and discover together. I truly believe the natural beauty of the Smokies and the warmth of this special place will inspire every guest to nurture the ‘heartsong’ within them.”

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Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort offers guests a one-of-a-kind getaway with themed suites, epic indoor and outdoor pools, an outdoor cove with family gathering spaces and more. The resort is located adjacent to Dollywood theme park and Dollywood’s Splash Country water park.

Tucked away in a beautiful cove in the rolling foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort will be a “re-imagined lodge” designed to bring the outdoors in, pay tribute to its Smoky Mountains surroundings, and invite families to experience the wonders of finding their own “heartsong.”

Guests are welcomed to Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort by four-story, lantern-inspired windows in the resort’s welcoming atrium.
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Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort welcomes the outdoors inside with high ceilings, exposed beams and natural layered textures. These lovely touches are inspired by the beauty of the Smokies.

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa is consistently ranked as one of the best family resorts in the U.S. with its family-style guest rooms, bunk bed suites, pool complex, activity center, and farmhouse-style restaurant. “With the success we’ve experienced at DreamMore Resort, we feel this is the perfect time to expand our portfolio of resorts,” said Eugene Naughton, President of The Dollywood Company.


Located right next to the Dollywood Theme Park and Dollywood’s Splash Country, DreamMore and HeartSong guests enjoy complimentary transportation and other theme park perks. HeartSong Lodge & Resort is the first announcement of a half-billion dollar investment campaign taking place at Dollywood Parks and Resorts over the next 10 years.

To learn more about Dollywood, visit Dollywood.com.


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