Dollywood announces construction of new lodge style resort — set to open in 2023

Published 6:17 am Friday, June 4, 2021

Dolly Parton announced the construction of the HeartSong Lodge & Resort on Thursday, the first project in a half-billion dollar investment campaign by the Dollywood Parks & Resorts group over the next decade.

The HeartSong Lodge & Resort will feature 302 rooms and will be located near Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa.

Tucked away in the rolling foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort will be a “re-imagined lodge” designed to bring the outdoors in, pay tribute to its Smoky Mountains surroundings, and invite families to experience the wonders of finding their own “heartsong.”

The new resort, set to open in 2023, will feature several lodging options including family suites, bunk rooms, themed suites and loft rooms.

Guests will be welcomed to Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort by four-story, lantern-inspired windows in the resort’s welcoming atrium. Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort will bring the outdoors inside with high ceilings, exposed beams and natural layered textures — all inspired by the beauty of the Smokies.

Located right next to the Dollywood Theme Park and Dollywood’s Splash Country, resort guests will have complimentary transportation and other theme park perks. HeartSong Lodge & Resort is the first announcement of a half-billion dollar investment campaign taking place at Dollywood Parks and Resorts over the next 10 years.