Driving Directions

Elk Springs Resort is conveniently located off of Hwy 321 in Gatlinburg so that you can avoid the typically heavy traffic through the main Parkway and Route 66.  Elk Springs is located at the edge of the Historic Arts and Crafts Community off Glades road.

*** Please Note:  some cabins and all condos are located off of the main property.  We suggest you refer to the driving directions emailed to you at the time of your reservation confirmation and with your pre-check in documents emailed to you just prior to your date of check in.Gatlinburg-Map

Using a GPS?   Many guests have had problems using MapQuest, Google Maps and/or their GPS when navigating to our property.  As such, we recommend that guests navigate to the intersection of Glades Road and Highway 321 and then follow the directions to their cabin on your reservation confirmation that was emailed to you.

Visitors traveling to Gatlinburg from the North, West or East typically use exit 407 off interstate 40 and travel through Sevierville and Pigeon Forge on highway 66.  The traffic on highway 66 from exit 407 to Gatlinburg can be very very heavy.  As such, as an alternative we STRONGLY recommend that you bypass exit 407 and travel towards Asheville, NC and take exit 435 (highway 321) towards Gatlinburg.  (see directions below from Virginia).  While the driving distance is about 25-30 miles further, you can save up to 1.5 to 2 hours in driving time and frustration by using this preferred route.

Elk Springs Resort offers an express check in, so there is not a check in office that you need to go to.  We will call you the day of check in and provide you with an access code to get into your cabin.  You should reply to your reservation confirmation email with your confirmation number and mobile phone number.  We will call you when your cabin is ready.  Our standard check in time is 3:00pm.  Should you require a late check in, please let us know so we can prepare for your arrival.

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From Asheville, NC [..click here to download directions from Asheville, NC..]
1. Travel on I-40 West towards Knoxville.
2. Travel 54 Miles to Exit 443 (Foothills Parkway) towards Gatlinburg.
3. After 6.3 Miles, Turn left on Highway 321
4. Travel 2 miles, Turn Right and continue on Highway 321.
5. Continue another 13.4 Miles to Glades Road.
6. Turn Right onto Glades Road and travel 1.5 miles.
7. Turn Left onto Powder Mill Road at the flashing yellow light.  (Powdermill will be the 2nd Flashing Light)
8. Travel 3/4's of a mile and Elk Springs Resort will be on your Right.  See Sign.
 
Approximate drive time from Asheville is 1 hour total.

From Lexington, KY or I-75 North:   [..click here to download directions from Lexington..]
*** Due to high traffic volume on route 66 via exit 407 through Sevierville and Pigeon Forge we recommend continuing on I-40 to exit 44)
1. Travel I-75 South to I-640 East towards Asheville, NC. 
2. Merge onto I-40 East towards Asheville.
3. Travel 47 miles to Exit 440 (US-321 South) towards Gatlinburg.
4. Merge onto TN-73 and travel 2.4 miles.
5. Turn left onto Highway 321 and travel 4 miles.
6. Turn Right and continue on Highway 321.
7. Continue another 13.4 Miles to Glades Road.
8. Turn Right onto Glades Road and travel 1.5 miles.
9. Turn Left onto Powder Mill Road at the flashing yellow light.  (Powdermill will be the 2nd Flashing Light)
10. Travel 3/4's of a mile and Elk Springs Resort will be on your Right.  See Sign.
 
Approximate drive time from the TN and KY border is 2 hours 15 minutes total.

From Chattanooga:
1. Travel I-75 North towards Knoxville.
2. I-75 will merge with I-40 as you approach Knoxville.  Travel east on I-40 to I-140 East (Exit 376).
3. Travel 11.2 Miles to Exit 11a towards Alcoa (Airport Highway, US-129 South, Smoky Mountains)
4. Travel approximately 3 miles.  The highway splits, stay left and follow the signs to Townsend / Smoky Mountains.(411 / 321 North)
5. Stay on 321 / 73 the whole way.  After about 20-23 miles, there is a stop light off the main road, take a left (this is 321 North / 73). There will be a sign that says Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge
6. Travel approximately 15 miles into to a busy street called "the parkway", there is a go-kart track across the street.  Turn right, this is still 321 / 73.
7. Travel on the parkway through the national park for about 8 miles, then you will start to come into Gatlinburg.
8. There will be a stop light, and you need to take a hard left on 321 (towards Pittman Center). If you pass the Hard Rock Cafe or the Ripley's Aquarium, then you have gone to far.
9. Travel 2.7 Miles to Glades Road.  
10. Turn Left onto Glades Road and travel 1.5 miles.
11. Turn Left onto Powder Mill Road at the flashing yellow light.  (Powdermill will be the 2nd Flashing Light)
12. Travel 3/4's of a mile and Elk Springs Resort will be on your Right.  See Sign.

Approximate drive time from Chattanooga is 2 ½ hours total.  From Exit 376, 1 hour 30 minutes.

From Atlanta:  [..click here to download directions from Atlanta..]
1. Travel I-75 North towards Chattanooga.
2. I-75 will merge with I-40 as you approach Knoxville.  Travel east on I-40 to I-140 East (Exit 376).
3. Travel 11.2 Miles to Exit 11a towards Alcoa (Airport Highway, US-129 South, Smoky Mountains)
4. Travel approximately 3 miles.  The highway splits, stay left and follow the signs to Townsend / Smoky Mountains.(411 / 321 North)
5. Stay on 321 / 73 the whole way.  After about 20-23 miles, there is a stop light off the main road, take a left (this is 321 North / 73). There will be a sign that says Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge
6. Travel approximately 15 miles into to a busy street called "the parkway", there is a go-kart track across the street.  Turn right, this is still 321 / 73.
7. Travel on the parkway through the national park for about 8 miles, then you will start to come into Gatlinburg.
8. There will be a stop light, and you need to take a hard left on 321 (towards Pittman Center). If you pass the Hard Rock Cafe or the Ripley's Aquarium, then you have gone to far.
9. Travel 2.7 Miles to Glades Road.  
10. Turn Left onto Glades Road and travel 1.5 miles.
11. Turn Left onto Powder Mill Road at the flashing yellow light.  (Powdermill will be the 2nd Flashing Light)
12. Travel 3/4's of a mile and Elk Springs Resort will be on your Right.  See Sign.

Approximate drive time from Atlanta is 4 ½ hours total.  From Exit 376, 1 hour 30 minutes.

From Charlotte, NC:  [..click here to download directions from Charlotte, NC..]
1. Travel I-85 South to I-26 West towards Asheville, NC. 
2. Exit on I-40 West towards Knoxville.
3. Travel 54 Miles to Exit 443 (Foothills Parkway) towards Gatlinburg.
4. After 6.3 Miles, Turn left on Highway 321
5. Travel 2 miles, Turn Right and continue on Highway 321.
6. Continue another 13.4 Miles to Glades Road.
7. Turn Right onto Glades Road and travel 1.5 miles.
8. Turn Left onto Powder Mill Road at the flashing yellow light.  (Powdermill will be the 2nd Flashing Light)
9. Travel 3/4's of a mile and Elk Springs Resort will be on your Right.  See Sign.

Approximate drive time from Charlotte is 4 hours total.

From Virginia or I-81:   [..click here to download directions from Virginia..]
1. Travel I-81 South to I-40 East towards Asheville, NC. 
2. Travel 19 miles to Exit 440 (US-321 South) towards Gatlinburg.
3. Merge onto TN-73 and travel 2.4 miles.
4. Turn left onto Highway 321 and travel 4 miles.
5. Turn Right and continue on Highway 321.
6. Continue another 13.4 Miles to Glades Road.
7. Turn Right onto Glades Road and travel 1.5 miles.
8. Turn Left onto Powder Mill Road at the flashing yellow light.  (Powdermill will be the 2nd Flashing Light)
9. Travel 3/4's of a mile and Elk Springs Resort will be on your Right.  See Sign.
 
Approximate drive time from the TN and VA border is 2 hours 15 minutes total.

From I-40 West, I-75 South, or Nashville [..click here to download directions from Nashville..]
1. Travel east on I-40 to I-140 East (Exit 376).
2. Travel 11.2 Miles to Exit 11a towards Alcoa (Airport Highway, US-129 South, Smoky Mountains )
3. Travel approximately 3 miles.  The highway splits, stay left and follow the signs to Townsend / Smoky Mountains.(411 / 321 North)
4. Stay on 321 / 73 the whole way.  After about 20-23 miles, there is a stop light off the main road, take a left (this is 321 North / 73). There will be a sign that says Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge
5. Travel approximately 15 miles into to a busy street called "the parkway", there is a go-kart track across the street.  Turn right, this is still 321 / 73.
6. Travel on the parkway through the national park for about 8 miles, then you will start to come into Gatlinburg.
7. There will be a stop light, and you need to take a hard left on 321 (towards Pittman Center ). If you pass the Hard Rock Cafe or the Ripley's Aquarium, then you have gone to far.
8. Travel 2.7 Miles to Glades Road.  
9. Turn Left onto Glades Road and travel 1.5 miles.
10. Turn Left onto Powder Mill Road at the flashing yellow light.  (Powdermill will be the 2nd Flashing Light)
11. Travel 3/4's of a mile and Elk Springs Resort Gatlinburg Cabins will be on your Right.  See Sign.

Approximate drive time from Exit 376, 1 hour 30 minutes.

From Knoxville - Downtown:
1. Take 441 / Chapman Highway South 25 miles.  Follow the signs to Pigeon Forge via the Parkway  / 441 South.  Travel 12 Miles to Gatlinburg.   
2. Upon approaching downtown Gatlinburg, take a hard left on 321 North.  
3. If you pass the Hard Rock Cafe on the right you have gone too far and just missed the turn.
4. Travel 2.7 Miles to Glades Road.  
5. Turn Left onto Glades Road and travel 1.5 miles.
6. Turn Left onto Powder Mill Road at the flashing yellow light.  (Powdermill will be the 2nd Flashing Light)
7. Travel 3/4's of a mile and Elk Springs Resort Gatlinburg Cabins will be on your Right.  See Sign.  

Approximate drive time from Downtown Knoxville: 1 hours 10 minutes

From Knoxville - Airport (TYS - McGhee Tyson):  [..click here to download directions from TYS..]
1. Upon leaving the airport, follow the signs to Maryville / Townsend. 
2. After one mile, the highway splits, stay left and follow the signs to Townsend / Smoky Mountains.(411 / 321 North)
3. Stay on 321 / 73 the whole way.  After about 20-23 miles, there is a stop light off the main road, take a left (this is 321 North / 73). There will be a sign that says Gatlinburg / Pigeon Forge
4. Travel approximately 15 miles to a busy street called "the parkway", there is a go-kart track across the street.  Turn right, this is still 321 / 73.
5. Travel on the parkway through the national park for about 8 miles and then you will start to come into Gatlinburg.
6. There will be a stop light, and you need to take a hard left on 321 (towards Pittman Center). If you pass the Hard Rock Cafe or the Ripley's Aquarium, then you have gone to far.
7. Travel 2.7 Miles to Glades Road.  
8. Turn Left onto Glades Road and travel 1.5 miles.
9. Turn Left onto Powder Mill Road at the flashing yellow light.  (Powdermill will be the 2nd Flashing Light)
10. Travel 3/4's of a mile and Elk Springs Resort will be on your Right.  See Sign.

Approximate drive time from Knoxville Airport: 1 hours 20 minutes.

From Chattanooga & Nashville: 
1. Upon approaching downtown Gatlinburg, take a hard left on 321 North.  
2. If you pass the Hard Rock Cafe on the right you have gone too far and just missed the turn.
3. Travel 2.7 Miles to Glades Road.  
4. Turn Left onto Glades Road and travel 1.5 miles.
5. Turn Left onto Powder Mill Road at the flashing yellow light.  (Powdermill will be the 2nd Flashing Light)
6. Travel 3/4's of a mile and Elk Springs Resort Gatlinburg Cabins will be on your Right.  See Sign.