Aerial view of SkyLand Ranch and the Lodge at Five Oaks

Where to Stay in the Smoky Mountains Near SkyLand Ranch: The Lodge at Five Oaks

July 10, 2023

Are you trying to figure out where to stay in the Smoky Mountains for your next vacation? Instead of staying in the middle of all the busy crowds in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, stay in Sevierville to escape some of the crowds while still being close enough to visit the attractions and see the sights. If you’re planning a trip to SkyLand Ranch, there’s a great place to stay right next door. Here’s everything you need to know about The Lodge at Five Oaks and why you should stay there.

The History of Five Oaks

aerial view of SkyLand Ranch area

The Lodge at Five Oaks is all about history. It was built to celebrate the long history of the property where it sits. Dr. John Ogle bought 128 acres of farmland in Sevierville in 1925 and named the farm “Five Oaks” because of the five small oak trees he planted. At the time, the area was primarily dedicated to agriculture with virtually no tourism. Dr. Ogle, his wife Blanche, and their children lived in the farm house that is still standing across the Parkway from The Lodge at Five Oaks. Over the years, this land was developed to add places to eat, shop, and have fun as the tourism industry grew. Many of these places still pay homage to the history of the land with their name, including The Lodge at Five Oaks, Five Oaks Farm Kitchen, Adventure Park at Five Oaks, etc. Now SkyLand Ranch has also joined the family to help commemorate the farmlands that once existed here.

About the The Lodge at Five Oaks

There are a lot of things that make The Lodge at Five Oaks a great place to stay in the Smoky Mountains. This hotel is centrally located at the base of our Sevierville attraction, SkyLand Ranch, and is surrounded by various restaurants and places to shop. Though one of the newest hotels in the area, The Lodge at Five Oaks has quickly become known as being a comfortable, luxurious place to stay. With rustic decor and furniture, you’ll feel like you’re staying right in the middle of the Smoky Mountains. Real hardwood floors can be found in the airy guest rooms to offer a clean, relaxing environment that’s reminiscent of the hotel’s history. To make guests even more comfortable, the rooms also feature amenities such as large flat-screen TVs, modern walk-in showers, luxurious bedding, free Wi-Fi, and charging stations. Outside the hotel you can find an outdoor pool with pool slides and toys as well as fire pits for the whole family to enjoy.

The Perks of Staying at The Lodge at Five Oaks Next to SkyLand Ranch

SkyLand Ranch in Sevierville

The biggest perk to look for when figuring out where to stay in the Smoky Mountains is location. The Lodge at Five Oaks is located right on the main Parkway within walking distance of some of the best attractions in the area. In just three minutes you can walk over to SkyLand Ranch to see life on the Ranch and experience various fun attractions and entertainment. Another perk of staying at The Lodge at Five Oaks is they offer discounts for American heroes, first responders, and seniors. That way you can save money on lodging so you can spend more on fun things to do during your Smoky Mountain stay!

Make the Most of Staying Close to SkyLand Ranch

If you stay at The Lodge at Five Oaks, you’ll only be a short walk away from SkyLand Ranch. To make the most of your vacation, get a three-day ticket to SkyLand Ranch so you can have unlimited trips up and down our chairlift for three days of your stay. We have so many fun and unique attractions that you’ll need more than one day to experience them all! If you’ll be staying in the Smoky Mountains for more than a few days, check out our annual passes so you can visit SkyLand Ranch every day of this trip and the next time you visit the Smoky Mountains.

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