Historic Rocky Waters Inn Redefines Appalachian Hospitality

Following a full transformation, a beloved Gatlinburg retreat at the base of the Smoky Mountains has reopened, presenting luxurious riverside accommodations, private balconies, and mountain views.

If you’re looking for a beautiful mountain escape that’s not too far from Atlanta — this is it!

Historic Rocky Waters Inn – A Small Luxury Hotel

Historic Rocky Waters Inn Redefines Appalachian Hospitality
Rocky Waters Inn courtesy of The Nomadic People

Rocky Waters Motor Inn – the beloved retreat at the base of the Smoky Mountains in Gatlinburg – has reopened its doors following a full transformation. Now known as Historic Rocky Waters Inn, A Small Luxury Hotel, this special spot is definitely worth a visit.

Sitting perched over the Little Pigeon River for nearly a century, the historic inn has been handed down from a father and mother to their two sons. The fully renovated luxury inn brings a meaningful, personal touch that sets Rocky Waters apart as a sanctuary for respite and rejuvenation just steps from the holistic setting of the mountains and forests of East Tennessee.  

“We are beyond excited to unveil the transformation of this cherished property and welcome guests to a place that is so close to our hearts,” said Mahavir Patel, CEO of Aatmos. “Growing up here on the property, my brother, Dev, and I knew that we had the chance to create something very special. The allure of the Smoky Mountains mixed with our love for hospitality allows us to truly embody an unparalleled experience that feeds the soul, nourishes the heart, and calls for a new and exciting adventure.” 

Rocky Waters Inn is located less than 4 hours from Atlanta, making it a great choice for a weekend getaway.

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A Mountain Modernist Design

Historic Rocky Waters Inn Redefines Appalachian Hospitality
Rocky Waters Inn courtesy of The Nomadic People

Nestled at the gateway of the Great Smoky Mountains, the updated Historic Rocky Waters Inn boasts 36 cabin-inspired guestrooms offering riverside tranquility with private balconies over the river and mountain views.

A sense of familiarity greets guests when they enter their accommodations, as the offerings will be thoughtfully tailored to their individual preferences, providing any requested amenities for a comfortable and considered stay.

While located mere feet from Gatlinburg’s town center, visitors will experience complete privacy to truly disconnect and rejuvenate through the property’s calming ambiance and plush furniture while listening to the bountiful surroundings of the Smokies.

Curated by Innkeepers

Historic Rocky Waters Inn Redefines Appalachian Hospitality
Rocky Waters Inn courtesy of The Nomadic People

At the heart of Appalachian hospitality lies the property’s dedicated team of innkeepers. More than just hosts, the innkeepers are artisans of personalized service and crafting experiences.

The innkeepers will be the ultimate ambassadors of this beloved mountain town. The innkeepers will be accessible to guests any time, day or night, via text to assist with requests.

Want an idea of which local hotspots to visit? The innkeepers will be able to help you!

The Heirloom Room: Creekside Restaurant & Bar

Historic Rocky Waters Inn Redefines Appalachian Hospitality
Heirloom Room courtesy of The Nomadic People

In addition to its lodging options, Historic Rocky Waters Inn is home to the brand-new Heirloom Room: Creekside Restaurant & Bar, the property’s upscale dining venue that brings a fresh, unforgettable experience to the destination of Gatlinburg. 

Overlooking Little Pigeon River, Heirloom Room offers a celebration of Appalachian heritage as well as a distinctive dining experience that showcases the finest local ingredients of Tennessee harvest. The menu features a tantalizing array of expertly crafted meat dishes, freshwater fish and the finest produce, highlighting the region’s agricultural bounty.

From Appalachian-style Lobster Linguini to Spicy Grilled Venison Loin with truffle and herb shoestring potatoes, each plate is a testament to the restaurant’s dedication to delivering a true taste of Appalachia. 

Complementing the hearty fare is a carefully curated selection of more than 100 bourbons, reflecting the deep roots of this iconic American spirit of the region. The Heirloom Bar invites guests to take a seat front row with the finest mixologists to taste and savor its expansive selection of allocated bourbons & whiskeys, exception spirits, fine wine, artisanal beers and premium cigars. 

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