Rebuilding Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa

Monday, November 28, 2016, Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa was severely affected by wildfires. In total, 652 units and 70 of the 90 buildings at the resort were destroyed in the wildfire; however, 352 units and many of the amenities were unaffected by the blaze, including the resort’s 60,000 sq.ft. Wild Bear Falls Indoor Water Park, Marketplace, fitness center, swimming pool and original check-in building.

Reconstruction of the damaged units is already underway and “the property will be rebuilt to an even better standard than before,” according to David Siegel, president and CEO of Westgate Resorts. "You can be assured that the resort will be back bigger and more beautiful than ever, and we look forward to serving our owners and guests for years to come.”

You can follow our rebuilding progress below or by following us on Facebook.

  • Renderings

    December 6, 2016. Westgate’s In-house Design Team has completed its first set of renderings for the look and style of our new units at Smoky Mountains. UPDATE (1/13/17): a revised set of renderings are in the works.

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  • Shuttle to River Terrace

    January 2017. We now have shuttle service to and from the resort and Drafts Sports Bar and Grill at River Terrace Resort. Catch the game and enjoy popular concepts of brew pubs and gourmet burger bars. We also have a new on-property dining option: Roaring Fork Chop House.

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  • Clean up Efforts Underway

    January 2017. We've been dligently working on cleaning up the debris and getting ready for new construction. Thousands of hours of hard work and clean-up by almost a thousand of our local team members and partners has resulted in Building 1000 opening again and some cabins.

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