Located on a mountainside far above Gatlinburg, The Lodge at Buckberry Creek (961 Campbell Lead Rd., 865/430-8030, www.buckberrylodge.com, $180–460) is an all-suite luxury lodge. Modeled after the Adirondack-style mountain lodge, with lots of exposed wood and rustic finishes, Buckberry feels a bit like an elite mountain club that you’re lucky to be a member of. Guest suites have king-sized beds, sitting areas, balconies, and kitchens. Fine dinners are served nightly in the restaurant, which wins praises as one of the area’s most upscale.
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