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Tennessee
Reviewed 22 March 2015

Great resort in the mountains and close to Fontana Lake. They have everything you need to have a wonderful vacation in the mountains. The grounds are very pretty and spotless. I highly recommend a visit to Fontana Village Resort. All the employees we talked to were all very nice and very helpful. You can tell they take pride in their...

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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Village Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. It takes a lot of hard work to maintain a historic property like Fontana Village Resort and we are so glad that you enjoyed the beauty of our grounds during your stay. Thank you also for noticing our amazing staff, we have an excellent customer service team that takes great pride in...

Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

By far the best lodging so far on the trail. Ashley in the restaurant, Laurie and Susan in the pit stop, were the best servers so far as well! Totally worth a zero! Its truly a great old hotel. Good beer selection too.

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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Village Resort, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the great review and also for choosing Fontana Village Resort for a much needed zero day. We are delighted to offer our through hikers some much needed repast and respite after days of hard travel. Thank you also for recognizing our hardworking and cheerful staff members who helped to make your stay enjoyable. We look...

Reviewed 15 March 2015 via mobile

Ashley was my bar tender and made the choices easy to make off the menu. The staff welcomed the hikers with smiles and great service. Rooms were clean and well priced. Paid vacation time and raises for Ashley, Susan and Laurie!

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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Village Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review! We take great pride in our customer service team and thank you also for recognizing them. There's nothing like warm smiles and cold beer after a long day. When you're ready to relax and enjoy the mountains, Fontana Village will be glad to host you again!

Irvington, Alabama
Reviewed 21 February 2015

Over the past seven years we have made it a goal to visit Fontana Village Resort several times a year. These visits are usually during Thanksgiving and St. Valentine's Day or as a stop over when going to other destinations North. I believe we have been able to achieve our goal six out of seven years. Why do we return...

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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Village Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. It is always a pleasure to know that our guests are not only enjoying their stay, but are looking forward to their next visit as well. Thank you for making Fontana Village Resort your vacation destination for the past seven years. We look forward to seeing you again!

Waynesville, North Carolina
Reviewed 16 February 2015

We were suffering from cabin fever in early 2015. Just needed some hiking and getting outdoors. We love to do some serious hiking which means 5 or more miles and sometimes even more than 7 miles in a day. We could not have found a better place to get outdoors and also celebrate our 45th wedding anniversary than this wonderful...

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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Village Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and for choosing Fontana Village Resort as the destination for your anniversary. What better time to get outdoors and enjoy the things you love together and then come home to a cozy room and great meal! On behalf of the staff of Fontana Village, Happy Anniversary and we hope you make many more...

Hickory, North Carolina
Reviewed 26 January 2015

We were looking for something that could be rustic or upscale at the same time. Fontana Villiaage fit the description. Poolside Cabana room is the way to go for a more romantic experience. GREAT food, comfortable rooms, and the marina is just a quick drive away. We will absolutely stay here again.

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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Village Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. The Cabana rooms at the Lodge do offer more room and have a more private feel. I am also glad that you had the opportunity to dine with us and to visit the Marina, a perfect way to spend an August day. Thank...

Reviewed 14 January 2015

Stayed here in July of 2014. What a great location, So close to Bryson City, where you can go white water rafting, zip lining, tubing. the fontana lake village resort is a great place to stay. Nestles in the mountains, on a beautiful lake. What scenery! Lots of activity for the whole family at Fontana Lake village resort. Nice pools....

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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Village Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review! July is such a fun time to visit, especially for families! We always have many activities on site to keep everyone entertained. The pools and lake are definitely the popular spots during those hot summer months! Our restaurants are very convenient, serving up a variety that is sure to please everyone. It’s so...

St. Petersburg, Florida
Reviewed 6 January 2015

We stayed at the village for 5 nights during the holidays and I was not impressed. For being off season the cabins were over priced for what was available to do at the resort, the area of the resort we were placed and the cabin itself. When they say a village it is a village, our cabin faced a parking...

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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Village Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are an older property and our lodge and cabins are decorated to have a lodge feel/rustic charm. While most guests enjoy that, it is not everyone’s taste. We are sorry to hear that you didn't enjoy your stay as much as you would have liked. There are numerous activities to do onsite as well...

Catawba, North Carolina
Reviewed 6 January 2015

I had a great experience while visiting this area of NC/TN. Fontana village was the most hospitable place I've visited in a long time. Thanks to Mac when we checked in to our hostess, waitress, bartender, Sara she made our stay there very amusing. It's pretty cool to be waited on by the mayor lol. This place is definitely a...

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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Village Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your nice review and recent visit with us! We have some great staff members here. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time with the Mayor - The perks of a small town! Our guest’s happiness is very important to us, we are so pleased that we made your stay so hospitable! We...

Palm Bay, Florida
Reviewed 4 January 2015

This is a place to stay with kids in the middle of summer. They would be contained in an area that caters to families with children. Low rating from me has to do with the accommodations. We were there before high season, early June. my husband and I on our motorcycles w/ no children. We initially reserved a king room...

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FontanaVillage, Guest Relations Manager at Fontana Village Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our summer months are definitely more popular with families as they enjoy bringing their children to visit the great outdoors. While we are a family friendly resort, we also have many other groups that we cater to as well. Many of whom visit multiple times a year. Each traveler that visits us is a priority...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Fontana Village Resort

Address: 300 Woods Rd, Fontana Dam, NC 28733-7603
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Fontana Dam
Price Range: $185 - $226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Fontana Village Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 199
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“I stayed outside of the Lodge in rooms separate from that building closer to the restaurant.”
NickDanger, 20 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Our cabin was spacious, had a view, and gave privacy.”
S2531XGlauraw, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All rooms have a bit of privacy, but the cabins are the best!”
pkmom2014, 19 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Cabins have full kitchens. Take your groceries..some things can be purchased at the resort store.”
Ithecook, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Make sure to get a fireplace. Bundles of wood and fire starter are only $4.”
gmacarthur81, 23 Dec 2016 | Read review
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