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“Buckberry brings the Great Camp philosophy a little farther south.”
-- Knoxville Magazine
, October/November 2006

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Guest Comments

From our guests —

“Our Christmas Party was excellent. Certainly the best we’ve had during my employment. Our every desire was met and fulfilled and I heard no complaints. Everything was perfect!”
- Tengasco, December 2011

“Personal attention to detail and interaction with guests sets Buckberry apart from other places. We feel "at home" while at Buckberry! Thanks for everything!”
- Roto Rooter, November 2011

“We had a wonderful stay this week at The Lodge at Buckberry Creek. We can't wait to come back. The trail down to the creek was beautiful (even though I didn't see a bear!) ”
- facebook fan, posted November 2011

“As always, everyone enjoyed their stay at the lodge. The Whiskey School and Wine Tasting was a huge hit and a good change for our event. The Customer Service was great and we really appreciate you working around our evolving schedule while we are there. The food was excellent! Thank you for everything! ”
- GCA Services, October 2011

“We all indeed had a fantastic time at Buckberry. Everyone sure relaxed by the fire. The dinner was excellent as well! We will see you again I am sure. ”
- Lawson Products Dinner, September 2011

“I was hoping we would surpass the experience we had 2 years ago, and we succeeded! ”
- Automotive Aftermarket Association, September 2011

“Just arrived home after an awesome weekend at Buckberry Creek Lodge! The staff was attentive, the food was amazing, the rooms were clean. So peaceful and serene and a wonderful place to go to unwind after a hectic day of shopping. Can't wait for our next visit back there! Thanks for a stress-free weekend! ”
- facebook fan, posted August 2011

“Buckberry is the best in the Smokies and in Gatlinburg! The restaurant is top notch and the rooms are 5 star! The views are amazing and the staff is awesome! Can't wait till October for my husband to take me back!!! Love you guys!! ”
- facebook fan, posted July 2011

“What a wonderful vacation! The property is just fabulous and the staff would be hard to beat! We will only stay at Buckberry in the future! ”
- facebook fan, posted July 2011

“I am so excited about my visit tomorrow to the Lodge. We love coming back and have heard nothing but rave reviews on the Firefly Synchronization. Can’t wait to experience it firsthand. ”
- facebook fan, posted June 2011

“My husband and I were trying to find your Lodge on our first trip to the Smokey Mountains, we were stuck in traffic in Gatlinburg for awhile and I thought we would be staying right in the middle of this because I saw alot of the other Hotels that were located on this strip, then to realize you were nestled away from the busy streets, we were so happy with our stay at Buckberry and can’t wait to come again!”
- facebook fan, posted June 2011

“Thank you for having us last weekend, we had a fabulous time! Your resort is truly amazing and trust me, I will be spreading the word. ”
- personal note from guest in 2011

“My family and I had an awesome time there last month while on spring break, we will definitely return!!!!!!!!!!! Excellent customer service upon arrival, even met the owner Buddy. My children loved the bear and its many wardrobe changes! Children also loved the soaking tub. My husband and I enjoyed the fireplace and beautiful view!!!!!”
- facebook Fan, posted May 2011

“Thanks again to everyone for the excellent service and support you give to our women and staff”
- Casting for Recovery, April 2011

“Our members remarked that the lodge was beautiful and that the rooms were perfect…Thank you so much for a wonderful experience!”
- Harmony Adoptions, March 2011

“My thanks to you all at Buckberry for the wonderful Burns Night weekend…it was a special weekend indeed. ”
- personal note from guest in 2011

“We thoroughly enjoyed having our offsite at Buckberry Lodge. On behalf of everyone in our group I can tell you we were very pleased with the quality of our visit and the services Buckberry provided. The staff was warm and welcoming, the room was perfect, and the food and lodging were both great. Some of us even took a short walk down the hiking trail. I had the grouper for dinner and it was, as you said “very yummy”. We will certainly keep you in mind for future offsites! Thank you for making our visit and meeting so successful! ”
- ORNL, March 2011

“I just wanted to write you a note and thank you again for the wonderful time we had at Buckberry this past weekend. We are so fortunate to enjoy a property such as Buckberry with a staff as friendly as yours!”
- personal note from guest in 2011

“Dining staff was a joy as usual! All staff made every effort to accommodate dietary needs, special requests, schedule changes, etc. Excellent experience!”
- Friends of the Smokies, February 2011

“The cookies were great! All your staff was very helpful and kind. They were the best we have ever had!! Your Chef was amazing!! Wonderful stay & food!! ”
- guest comment, February 2011

“Thank you so much for everything that the staff did to make our weekend such a success! The group had a wonderful time and certainly appreciated the many efforts that you all made to ensure a seamless, fun time. ”
- Robert Burns Society, January 2011

“Great Wild Game Weekend at the Lodge! We had a wonderful time and the food was the best! The view of Mt. Le Conte covered in snow from our suite was breathtaking! ”
- facebook fan, posted January 2011

“I wanted to say thank you to all of the staff for the special services you provided. We just had such a great time! ”
- GSMC Marshall Bus Tour, December 2010

“The dinner in the boardroom was the highlight of the trip. The morning chef was very cordial and was extremely helpful. The entire staff was excellent!”
- Penta Research, December 2010

“I was impressed as well with the level or service and attention to detail that enhances your customers overall experience. ”
- Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 2010

“This was an excellent experience for our board and we hope to return!”
- Northcrest Medical Center, November 2010

“Our meeting was a success and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their time at the lodge. Compliments to the chef as well. Every meal was fantastic! ”
- GCA Services, October 2010

“Congratulations on a job well done. Thank you for your timely response to every request …It certainly made my job easier. My food was delicious… We would not hesitate to return to Buckberry Lodge. Looking forward to working with you again. Thanks for making our stay such a memorable one. I envy you working at such a beautiful place and environment every day!!! ”
- TN Healthcare Association, October 2010

“The entire staff needs to be commended. If you are trying to create that comfortable home away from home feeling, you have succeeded!”
- DMAX, Ltd, October 2010

“Once again, thanks for making ENA look awesome. I cannot tell you how many people commented on the food, the atmosphere, the rooms, and the entire event. Many commented that “the new chef is awesome!”
- Education Networks of America, September 2010

“We had a great time and all the kids had a blast! They played in the creek and ran around having so much fun. Thank you to all of the staff for all of their help.”
-J. Johnson, Children’s Birthday Party, 2010

“Congratulations on a job well done. Thank you for your timely response to every request …It certainly made my job easier. My food was delicious… We would not hesitate to return to Buckberry Lodge. Looking forward to working with you again. Thanks for making our stay such a memorable one. I envy you working at such a beautiful place and environment every day!!!”
-TN Healthcare Association, October 2010

“The most wonderful experience. The location and the service could not have been better. Everyone that attended the reunion told me that I found the perfect place. I will definitely be back and will tell my friends to be sure to visit. Thanks again for everything!”
-Gatlinburg Pitman High School Reunion,
September 2010


“I was impressed as well with the level or service and attention to detail that enhances your customers overall experience. ”
-Oak Ridge National Laboratory, November 2010

“This was an excellent experience for our board and we hope to return! ”
-Northcrest Medical Center, November 2010

“Great Wild Game Weekend at the Lodge! We had a wonderful time and the food was the best! The view of Mt Le Conte covered in snow from our suite was breathtaking! ”
-Facebook fan, January 2011

“My husband and I just celebrated our 20th anniversary at Buckberry! We just loved our time there! Thank you so much for such awesome hospitality and wonderful place. ”
-Facebook fan, January 2011

“We are having a great time here right now celebrating our 5 year wedding anniversary. Our suite is beautiful and so are our surroundings. Thank you for your hospitality. ”
- Facebook fan, January 2011

“Thank you to the staff of the Buckberry for making my engagement so perfect. It was the best day of my life and all of you helped! I can’t wait to have my wedding there! ”
- Facebook fan, October 2010

“We had dinner at the lodge on Thursday . It was fabulous . All five of us had the tenderloin and we send compliments to the chef …Such a special place .Can't wait till next trip . ”
- Facebook fan, September 2010

“We actually have two favorite stories: First; meeting and getting to know the wonderful staff of the Lodge, and, two; seeing Momma Bear and her two cubs no more than 20 feet from our balcony --- enough to get 6-7 really wonderful photos! A wonderful slice of heaven. ”
- Facebook fan, September 2010

“Loved the resting hammock down by the creek, our room was perfect, the view as incredible and the service you offered was top notch. We will ABSOLUTELY be returning…those meals were among some of the best I’ve had in years! “
- Facebook fan, March 2010

“We were there and it was incredible. It was our first trip to the lodge and we had a great time. The breakfast and dinners were delicious. We had a real fire in the fireplace going the whole weekend that we were snowed in. We could not have had a better weekend. ”
- Facebook fan, February 2010

“I just wanted to write you a note and thank you again for the wonderful time we had at Buckberry this past weekend. We are so fortunate to enjoy a property such as Buckberry with a staff as friendly as yours!” -personal note from guest in 2011

“ My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay for his birthday at The Lodge and dinner was wonderful. ”
-personal note from guest in 2010

“Dining staff was a joy as usual! All staff made every effort to accommodate dietary needs, special requests, schedule changes, etc. Excellent experience! ”
-Friends of the Smokies, February 2011

“Our members remarked that the lodge was beautiful and that the rooms were perfect…Thank you so much for a wonderful experience! ”
-Harmony Adoptions, March 2011

“Thank you so much for everything that the staff did to make our weekend such a success! The group had a wonderful time and certainly appreciated the many efforts that you all made to ensure a seamless, fun time.”
-Burns Society, January 2011

“I just wanted to drop you a note and tell you how much we enjoyed dinner last night at your restaurant.

You and your staff did an excellent job, and I just wanted to congratulate you.  My family and I own a hotel with restaurant and bar in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and so we have an appreciation of a job well done on a dinner like that.

Thank you, and I look forward to coming back, enjoying another good meal, and seeing you again soon.”
-Bill, Wyoming, 2008

“Our Press event hosted at your property was extremely successful and I want to thank you for the caring support and attention to detail…Thank you for being such a big part of our success.”
-Thais Toro
Triumph Motorcycles
May 2008

“What a find! The owners really looked into the details when building this property.  We will definitely return and tell all our friends!!!”
-Guest from Indiana, 2008

 “I can't say enough. This place was amazing!...The view overlooking Mt. LeConte was incredible. They will definitely be seeing us again!”
-Guest from Missouri, 2008

“My husband and I stayed at Buckberry for the fourth time last week-this time for our anniversary.  For those who love the Smokies for its unparalleled natural beauty and awesome hiking but also enjoy a romantic, relaxing hotel experience this is the place for you…This is the most high end, convenient lodge near the Smokies (5 minutes to the park entrance). We plan to come back again and again!”
-Guest from Tennessee, 2008

 “My husband and I stayed at the Lodge at Buckberry Creek for two nights in order to celebrate our anniversary. We had the most amazing experience. The grounds are gorgeous, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the rooms are incredible!! Everything was spotlessly clean and well maintained. At the staff's suggestion, we ate on property our first night…The food was unbelievable! There is nothing negative that I can say about this wonderful getaway in the Smokies!”
-Guest from Tennessee, 2008

“The property is beautiful…The food was excellent and surpassed my expectations…In sum, the Lodge was a great experience and I would not hesitate to return or to recommend it to family and friends.”
-Guest from Texas, 2007

“Our experience at the Lodge at Buckberry was very good and we hope to return again…the owners have a premier facility.”
-Guest from Mississippi, 2007 

 “This place has the concept of rustic luxury figured out…The appointments and details were really wonderful; I really felt like I was on vacation when we checked in. The staff were extremely accommodating…Definitely would recommend this to anyone really looking to relax.”
-Guest from California, 2007

“We have traveled quite a few places and have never encountered such beauty. Your place is magnificent. We will definitely be returning.”
— Ben and Megan, Ohio, 2007

“It was an incredible week for us. Your facility and staff are excellent, helpful and friendly. The dining in the evenings was world class. ”
— Thomas, Montana, 2007

“Excellent food, excellent service, excellent atmosphere.”
— Matt & Ree, Tennessee, 2007

“Beautiful view! Delicious food!”
 — Peggy, Ohio, 2007

“This hotel far exceeded our expectations. We loved the décor and feel which was tasteful and yet reminded us we had come to the mountains to relax and enjoy the great outdoors.”
— Atlanta, 2007

“In the evening the staff left a plate of freshly baked cookies on our bed, which was a wonderful surprise upon returning from a day of hiking in the park. We were glad to get away from all the hustle and bustle and experience more of what staying in the Smoky Mountains should be like.”
— Alabama, 2006

“We had a glorious weekend. The Lodge provided mountain cabin atmosphere, with a touch of class. The little extras that were complimentary were a nice touch. We enjoyed dinner at the Lodge one night. Excellent!”
— Maryland, 2006

“Best relaxation we ever had. If you want real relaxation, this is the place. Great accommodations, quiet, comfortable, excellent food, fabulous scenery. And only a few minutes from all the excitement of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge if you want family activities galore. This rates very high on our list of great vacations.”
— Florida, 2006

 

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