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NEW Resort Poolside Dining Options

Editor’s note: This post was written by Brayden Hutchins, Public Relations Intern.

Plant yourself by the pool for mountain views, delicious food, and a refreshing take on poolside service.

I recently took my first trip to Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, and let me tell you, a vacation-changing experience awaits you and your family. Wandering around the resort, I found my place by the pool and took a dip into the menu with the resort’s newest offering – poolside dining.  After having the chance to explore the service firsthand, I can tell you that this service will change the way you view vacations!

Nestled right in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains, Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa’s poolside dining revolutionizes relaxation. When you arrive at the pool with your family, it is as easy as A-B-C, 1-2-3. (I mean, I know The Jackson 5 would agree). Whether in the sun or shade, choose your spot, raise the yellow flag, and a menu will be quick to come to your side. Even better? You never have to leave the comfort of your chair. Honestly, it is the kind of royal treatment everyone deserves while vacationing.

Now to talk about the main event: food! After looking through The Swimming Hole’s pool menu, I can safely say that the food is sure to satisfy appetites any time of day. From starters to meals, these offerings will fill you up but not weigh you down.

If you are looking for an experience similar to mine, take a break from the afternoon heat and order up a snack under the umbrella’s shade. My favorite? Fried Green Tomatoes. With country slaw and chipotle mayo on the side, they were more than pleasing for this Southern girl. To name a few others, Tennessee Chili Nachos, Spinach & Artichoke Dip, and Chips & Salsa are also available. Prepare to share with the whole table, though, because these starters will draw reaching fingers from every member of the family.

Wanting to end your park-filled day while your kids make a splash in the crystal clear water? Choose from a variety of salads, sandwiches, and burgers for a dinner worth repeating. The star of the show? I recommend the Grilled Chicken Ciabatta. Served with house side chips, I’m not sure there is a better way to unwind. And for those kiddos of yours, the children’s menu has the classics.

While the food is phenomenal, the service and atmosphere cannot go unnoticed. With the wind blowing, Dolly Parton tunes playing, and the sweetest servers attending to your every need, there are a number of things to appreciate. Forget your headphones and experience poolside dining in its entirety.

Poolside dining at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa should become one of your top priorities when planning for your next Dollywood vacation. Just as the guests I saw, the smiles on your face will grow as the time in your lounge chair lengthens. Take it from me – there are worse ways to spend a Monday afternoon. Or a Tuesday. Or Wednesday. Or – well, I think you get it!

By | 2021-08-25T12:30:02+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Lodging|0 Comments

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