Can You Stay at a Timeshare Without Owning? Gatlinburg Timeshare Resort Rentals

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There are alternative ways to enjoy timeshares in the Smokies without buying or sitting through a sales presentation (SeanPavonePhoto/

Gatlinburg is a fantastic destination for couples, friends, and families to visit to enjoy a fun getaway to the mountains. With around 520,000 acres of Great Smoky Mountains National Park to explore, there are endless seasonal outdoor activities to take part in. From hiking to fishing to skiing, there is something for everyone. Outdoor enthusiasts love to visit this Tennessee town.

There are also ample downtown Gatlinburg attractions for people of all ages. Such as unique theme and adventure parks, restaurants, stores, museums, and distilleries. With so much to do and see, it’s no surprise there are a variety of accommodation options for visitors to choose from. Specifically, there are camping sites, traditional hotels, and even timeshare resorts. In fact, for those who are searching for a home away from home, with the added benefit of ample amenities, Gatlinburg Timeshare Rentals may be the perfect solution. 

Westgate Gatlinburg
Westgate Resort (pictured) is one of the most popular resorts in Gatlinburg, TN (photo by Morgan Overholt/

What timeshares are in Gatlinburg?

With this in mind, since Gatlinburg is such a popular vacation destination, there are plenty of timeshare resorts with rentals to choose from! Here are a few of our favorites: 

3. Gatlinburg Town Square 

Gatlinburg Town Square is a resort-style timeshare that features an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a basketball court, hot tubs and a game room. As well as family-friendly daily activities. The resort offers studio, one and two-bedroom condos. These units sleep two to six guests and depending on their size offer a variety of amenities. In the larger units, guests will often find various bedding options, kitchens, living areas, dining areas, and private balconies. Located within walking distance of downtown Gatlinburg near the Space Needle and SkyLift Park, the Gatlinburg Town Square address is 515 Historic Nature Trail in Gatlinburg, TN.

2. Bluegreen Resorts MountainLoft

MountainLoft is another popular property for year-round getaways. The resort features three heated pools, hot tubs or saunas. Guests also have access to the barbecue grills, fitness room, and game room. MountainLoft’s accommodations offer plenty of room for travel groups of many sizes with one, two and three-bedroom townhomes available. Units vary by size but usually sleep four to ten guests. They include great amenities like full kitchens, separate living and dining areas, laundry machines, balconies, and fireplaces. MountainLoft is located at 110 Mountain Loft Dr, Gatlinburg, TN 37738 near the legendary Greenbrier Restaurant.

1. Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort 

Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort is the ultimate family retreat with a plethora of on-site amenities. The property is home to the family-friendly Wild Bear Falls indoor water park, several on-site dining options, a spa, a mini-golf course, a gift shop, a health club, a playground, and a zipline. Accommodations range from studio to two-bedroom villas sleeping four to eight guests. Also, conveniences like kitchenettes or full kitchens, living areas or sitting areas, and dining areas are usually included. Additionally, select larger units feature private patios or balconies and jetted tubs. Westgate is located right off the Spur, about .3 miles from the Gatlinburg Welcome Center, and is within walking distance to the new Southern Comfort restaurant.

Wild Bear Falls Waterpark at Westgate
Wild Bear Falls is an indoor waterpark at Westgate Resort in Gatlinburg (photo by Ritu Manoj Jethani /

Do I have to be an owner to stay in a timeshare in Gatlinburg?

No, you don’t have to be an owner to enjoy the benefits of a timeshare resort. You can, instead, rent it from the owner. For instance, when owners cannot travel to their timeshares, they will often advertise their timeshares for rent on the secondary market. They will usually price the rental for the same or similar cost of their annual maintenance fees. This allows guests to pay a more reasonable price with a rental which allows the owners to cover the cost of their maintenance fees instead of paying elevated seasonal prices set by the resort (which can sometimes add almost 70% to the cost of a rental). This can be a great way to vacation like a timeshare owner, while often enjoying the many amenities these resorts offer, without the obligation. 

For more information about booking a timeshare rental, contact Gatlinburg Timeshare Rentals at (877)-815-4227 or email

Have you ever rented a timeshare in the Smokies? Let us know in the comments below. 


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