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“New Years Getaway” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Fontana Village Resort

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Fontana Village Resort
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fontana Dam
Atlanta, Georgia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“New Years Getaway”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2012

I have stayed at the lodge over New Years three times now and it keeps getting better each time. The lodge is 3.5 hours from Atlanta so it's an easy and very pretty drive. The lodge/resort is not fancy, but it's quaint and clean - very much what you'd expect from a mountain lodge at such reasonable prices. The food is quite impressive, and the New Years Eve party in the renovated rec center was a lot of fun (decent band, about 200 people there). I definitely recommend Fontana Village Resort for a weekend getaway.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Gwin H
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Sevierville, Tennessee
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2012

We were looking for something new to do on New Years Eve... Found Fontana Village here on trip advisor and decided to give it a try...

We called New Years Eve morning to see if anything was left available.. To our suprise there was! Not the best of rooms but on last minute it was nice. We got a Garden (non-pool facing). It was clean and quant not overly nice but not a hole in the wall. They offer smoking and non-smoking rooms, due to the last minute reservations we (smokers) were placed in a non-smoking room, no big... We visited the lodge to check in and it looked to be very nice, decorated to the extent that it should have been but not to much. Rooms attached to the lodge seemed to be the preferred choice for return guest...

We got the New Years Eve Party Package - 250ish for a one night stay at the room, dinner at the lodge restaurant for two, two passes to the party/fireworks show, and breakfast at the lodge the next morning... Not to bad but not a great deal either!

The Party - It was what seemed to be semi-formal but with no dress code. Cash bar was in place, we arrived early and started to get drinks, ($6 shots of Scotch / $6 glasses of wine) the glasses of wine were servered in a very small plastic wine glass souvenir glass and the scotch was servered in a throw away plastic water cooler glass???

It was decorated with taste and as couples started to arrive we noticed that it was a family safe party with anyone (including persons under 21) allowed in the door. We have a 4 year old little girl and our as family as they come, our little one was with a family member some 2 hours away. But to drink in the presents of 3- 13 year olds mingling along beside you on New Years was less than desirable....

The Resort - Thumbs up (except NO AT&T Verizon cell reception)
The Food - Buffet style and rather good
The Room - Middle of the road and very clean
The Party - Good but could have done without kids on New Years Eve
The Fireworks - Nicely Done Fontana Village!

Room Tip: Seems to be the lodge connected rooms were repeat guest first choice.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mindlock
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Baltimore, Maryland
Level Contributor
51 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

This is a great hotel if you are planning a quiet retreat or if you are like us and you want to drive your car on Deal's Gap. Fontana Village is located in a very picturesque area of North Carolina, very close to the Tennessee border. We have stayed in both the rental properties and the lodge. Our choice now is to stay in the lodge rooms. Fontana has all sort of things to do on their property from pools, fitness room, ball fields, massage therapy and so forth. It's pretty much self contained which is a good thing because once you are up on the mountain, it's pretty much a ride to get to civilization.

Rooms are very nicely appointed and the entire hotel is very clean. When you stay at Fontana, the only cell phone service that will work is Verizon and it will be in a hot spot on the property. Internet access is within certain areas of the hotel. This is a place that you go to stay and if you are looking for a place to *disconnect*, it pretty much can happen here.

There are some great drives in the area and the staff at Fontana is very helpful and will gladly set you up with a map and tell you about some of the roads. We take our Miata there every year for an annual meet up with other Miatas, but we would definitely go here on our own just to enjoy the surrounding scenery. Very highly recommended!

Dining in the Mountainview Bistro is the very best! We always enjoy having meals there. A lot of creativity goes into meals there

Room Tip: We prefer staying in any of the lodge rooms.
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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank islandgirlejfan
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Orlando, Florida
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

We are a "beach" couple... but this resort *could* make us mountain-people.

Room Tip: The cabin was luxurious - gorgeous granite countertops, beautiful/relaxing views, super amenities...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank BeachGirleeo x
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Knoxville, Tennessee, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2011

We stated Saturday night 10/29//11 and were awed by the settings.The cabin we stayed in was clean and the staff wonderful.Only ate breakfast in the lodge but food was very good. i cannot say enough about the attitude of the staff, they went out of there way to make our stay pleasnt from early check-in to smiles on all faces.We were a group of car people and reserved the fire pit for a bonfire and all was good!

Room Tip: the Willows cabins are prefab type units but large for one bedroom.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank Charles W
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Cleveland, TN
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

We were there on a Sunday and Monday night. The restaurant in the lodge was the only one open so they were a little busy. Reservations are recommended. The first night they were out of most everything, but the waitress was very charming and the food was very good and the prices were reasonable. As a matter of fact, we commented that the room decor, service and ambiance didn't fit the menu. The food was burgers, fish n chips, spaghetti and meatballs type fare for less than $20 when you feel like you're going to be looking at gourmet food and pricing when you walk in the room. We rented a cabin and I don't know what the other people in here are talking about with the 'no locks', 'no phone' and dirty. Our cabin was spotless and very well appointed. The bed wasn't great is my only negative. Many things were not available to us this time of year, but that's to be expected. We enjoyed a bon fire and marshmallow roast. We took a 7 mile hike with JP, who is the amazing activity director. We also rented a pontoon boat for an hour and we wished we had three hours, it was so beautiful. My only comment would be that I wished I'd brought along some bleach as the boat was very mildewed. If you're looking for a quiet, beautiful area to relax, Fall in Fontana is really nice.

Room Tip: If you want a fireplace you might need to call in advance. There seemed to be only about 5 cabins wi...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Barbara L
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Asheville, North Carolina
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2011

we've been going to this resort each fall for the last 3 yrs. our room waas clean with excellent mattresses. all the help was courteous and the service prompt. the meals were exceptional and inexpensive. combine all this with the natural beautiful surrounding one, and return trips in the future are a done deal as far as we're concerned.

Room Tip: great views from the front of the lodge and deck
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Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Fontana Village Resort
Address: 300 Woods Rd, Fontana Dam, NC 28733-7603
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Fontana Dam
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Fontana Dam
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Fontana Village Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 199
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fontana Village Resort, a year round destination resort, is set amidst the pristine beauty of the Nantahala Forest of western North Carolina, gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Village has a wide range of accommodations, including rooms in the intimate settings of The Lodge, suites, cabins in the forest, as well as RV & tent camping on Cheoah Lake. Add conference space, complimentary wi-fi service, restaurants and lounges, General Store, gift shops, outfitters, pools, marina, fitness center, mountain bike shop, miles of on-site trails suitable for biking and hiking, and it's easy to see why Fontana is a Great Smoky Mountain Destination. The resort offers an assortment of dining options including the Mountview Restaurant and the Wildwood Grill offering resort-casual dining and event catering. The Pitstop offers a fast fare menu for guests or travelers on the go. If watersports are on your itinerary during your stay, the Fontana Marina, located on the beautiful 30 mile long Fontana Lake, has an assortment of different watercraft rentals and equipment available. The Marina's ship store offers a complete line of tackle, light groceries and snacks and anything else guests might need for a perfect day on the water. ... more   less 
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