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Dolly participates in a traditional ceremony to bless the site of Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort
In keeping with Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort’s close ties to the land in the Smoky Mountains, Dolly welcomed Dollywood theme park’s Chaplain Joey Buck and the Beloved Man of the Cherokee Nation Elder Jerry Wolfe to a special ceremony on May 2, 2014. Buck presided over a blessing of the resort followed by a traditional Native American smudging by Wolfe.
Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort will celebrate the iconic Southern gathering spot, beckoning to a time when families and friends sipped iced tea, enjoyed homemade ice cream and socialized. Centered on the rich traditions of storytelling, family and togetherness, the resort will feature many special touches including family sanctuaries like fire pits, swings and hammocks plus story spots scattered throughout the grounds.
Team DollyDolly takes part in blessing Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort
Dolly shares new conceptual drawings of Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort
Dolly released the first conceptual renderings of Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort. The renderings showcase both the resort’s interior and exterior, which is reminiscent of a Southern-style front porch. Specific renderings included:
A king-sized guest room which features bunk beds.
An exterior view of a stunning two-story architectural window which creates a focal point for the property’s rear elevation.
The resort’s three-story lobby which looks out onto the sprawling property where families can explore and relax. The three-story lobby window frames a magnificent view of Mt. LeConte in the distance.
An exterior view of the resort’s various front porch areas, filled with rocking or “dream” chairs where families are invited to spend time together relaxing and sharing stories.
Dolly hopes these various room types provide families a place to reconnect saying,
“We’re going to create lots of simple ways for families to spend time together and really enjoy one another. All of this, plus being surrounded by views of the Smoky Mountains, folks are going to know that they are truly somewhere special when they stay with us.”
The Dollywood CompanyNew conceptual drawings of Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort
“I’ve always been a big dreamer, just like I’ve always wanted to do more for my home here in these beautiful Smoky Mountains… This is where I nurtured my heart’s dreams, and I want to share more of them. My plans for the next 10 years are to expand my Dollywood properties to offer more opportunities to play together and grow closer while folks make their best memories. It’s truly the culmination of this country girl’s wildest dreams.”
The 307-room resort is inspired by Dolly’s Smoky Mountains upbringing, including expansive front porches, farmhouse-style restaurant, rocking chairs, storytelling spots, and fire pits for roasting marshmallows. The resort is located near the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the country’s most visited.
The Dollywood Company10-year, $300 million investment plan to expand
Dolly adds her personal touch to the details of the 307-room resort, including making it a place where families can relax together. The resort features several different room types including Dolly’s Dream Suite, her personal suite where guests can stay while she is away. Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort also features a farmhouse-style restaurant, spa/salon, indoor and outdoor pools, storytelling spots and more.
The Dollywood CompanyDolly announces Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort