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

Bedrooms 16
Half Baths2
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


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.

More Details

Member since: 2014
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
May 24, 2018

About Betty

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 Betty chose Dandridge

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.

What makes this lodge unique

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.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation lodge rental in Dandridge, Tennessee

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 64
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • No alcohol please No rowdiness which results in messes No pets inside facilities
  • Talk to owner regarding refunds.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Water View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 16 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
    Bathroom 5 -
    Bathroom 6 -
    Bathroom 7 -
    Bathroom 8 -
    Bathroom 9 -
    Bathroom 10 -
    Bathroom 11 -
    Bathroom 12 -
    Bathroom 13 -
    Bathroom 14 -
    Bathroom 15 -
    Bathroom 16 -
    Bathroom 17 -
    Bathroom 18 -
  • 16 Bedrooms, Sleeps 64
  • Bedroom 1 - 2 double
    Bedroom 2 - 2 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 double
    Bedroom 4 - 2 double
    Bedroom 5 - 2 double
    Bedroom 6 - 2 double
    Bedroom 7 - 2 double
    Bedroom 8 - 2 double
    Bedroom 9 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 10 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 11 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 12 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 13 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 14 - 2 queen
    Bedroom 15 - 2 queen , 2 bunk bed
    Bedroom 16 - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • pier fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Please remember to bring your own bed sheets and towels and pillows. There is a blanket or spread on each bed.


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Large Groups ~ Lodge, Affordable, Family Friendly (Walking Distance to Lake)
average rating of 4.75 based on 4 reviews

Affordable for large family reunion!

  • 4 of 5

Our extended family enjoyed staying at this property--had enough bedrooms and bathrooms for everyone, kitchen was large enough to cook for the crowd, and also enough room in adjoining area to set up tables to eat at. This property is older, but was clean and to us that was more important than fancy.

  • Submitted: 29-Nov-2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rock Hill, SC

Great meeting place

  • 5 of 5

Nice rooms - helpful and pleasant owners - great meeting and and eating areas - 2 refrigerators and buffet counter make serving food convenient - 2 stoves and deep well sinks are a nice feature of the kitchen - will be using lodge again next year - thank you!

  • Submitted: 16-Jul-2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Daytona Beach, FL

So much room!

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time at our family reunion! This place was huge and allowed our family (30+) plenty of room to eat and play games together in the same rooms at the same time. Look forward to coming back again. The walk to the lake was a little longer than expected but the views were well worth it.

  • Submitted: 13-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place with lots of space!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the lodge for a family reunion with 40+ people. The large kitchen, serving area, dining room and big gathering room worked really well for our group. There was plenty of tables and chairs. There were more than enough bedrooms and bathrooms for all of us. The scenery is beautiful and quiet. We enjoyed multiple walks to the lake and the kids enjoyed climbing the rocks by the lake and exploring along the way. The property was very clean and maintained. The owners were very helpful with details before and during our stay. We highly recommend staying here! Would also be great for youth group trips, too! We will be booking again for our next reunion!

  • Submitted: 13-Oct-2016
  • Stayed: October 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
McGee Tyson
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Cowboys on the water
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
Ober Gatlinburg
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
On the other side of Douglas Dam, 4 mile drive
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).


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation lodge rental in Dandridge, Tennessee

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer + Fall
Jun 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 50 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
Nov 18 2018 - Nov 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 40 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
Dec 1 2018 - Dec 25 2018
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 40 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 50 guests; add C$13 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$288.83
Cleaning fee C$256.74 + Tax

Rates apply to family groups. Large church youth groups are by a per person rate and should call Betty for pricing. Church groups that present a tax exempt form will not have to pay sales tax. No refunds for holiday bookings. Other seasons need a 90 day cancellation to receive a full refund.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • No refunds for cancellations made after payment is made
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