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, 356 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.

  • Rebuilding Schedule

    February 2017. We are happy to report that reconstruction of the affected areas is underway to make it bigger and more beautiful than before! View our construction schedule, which includes a list of amenities already open, plus the projected openings for our cabins and buildings.

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  • Community Commitment

    February 2017. WE are Westgate, and the caring spirit of the Westgate family, including our team members, owners, guests and business partners, continues to shine. Click through to read an update on our community efforts.

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  • Clean up Efforts Underway

    January 2017. We've been diligently 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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  • 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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  • Renderings

    March 28, 2017: Based on the excellent feedback we have received, here are updated renderings that detail how amazing the living and dining areas will look in our newly redesigned units once renovations are completed at Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa.

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  • Wildfire & Rebuilding FAQs

    Late November 2016, a massive wildfire has spread through Great Smoky Mountains National Park and into our resort. We put together a list of FAQs to answer some of the questions you may have.

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