If you are looking for a unique overnight stay in Gatlinburg, the Go Lodge game-themed mansion is a must!
Every room in the lodge is a different game theme which makes the experience fun for adults and kids alike.
The Go Lodge has 17 themed rooms, sleeps 20 people, and is located less than 15 minutes from the main strip in downtown Gatlinburg, TN.
So of course I was SO EXCITED when I was invited to check out the game-themed Go Lodge mansion in Gatlinburg. I’ve loved finding so many unique adventures in the Smoky Mountains over the years during our visits to the area so I welcomed the opportunity to come back.
The Go Lodge is a great option for families and groups who want to choose their own adventure during their visit to the Smoky Mountains. There is plenty of space for everyone to spread out within this mansion.
You will definitely want to allow enough time to enjoy all of the game rooms and unique features of the mansion in between your Smoky Mountain adventures.
Go Lodge Room Overview
The Go Lodge has 17 rooms including:
- 7 Game-Themed Bedrooms
- 5 Game-Themed Bathrooms
- Sports Den
- Foyer (Pool & Pong)
- Outdoor Game Courtyard
- Power Up Kitchen
- +3 Bonus Game Rooms
Foyer of the Go Lodge Mansion
From the moment you enter the Go Lodge game-themed mansion, you know it’s going to be a great time!
The foyer has a ping pong table/ pool table with a chess piece-themed chandelier displayed above.
You’ll find all of the game accessories in the storage of the two benches underneath the map.
The staircase to the second floor will bring back memories of your favorite childhood games. There is also a Giant Connect Four mounted on the left wall of the foyer.
Go Lodge Map
The Go Lodge Map on the wall of the foyer will help you navigate your way around the house. When we arrived we decided to go through every room together before we decided which rooms we would sleep in.
The Go Lodge also has WIFI if you need to stay connected during your visit.
It was so fun to discover something new every time we opened the door to a room in the mansion for the first time.
Puzzled Room at Go Lodge
If you love puzzles, this is the room for you! The Puzzle Room is located to the right of the foyer.
There are two tables with seating for 8 people that can be used for working on your puzzle of choice from the shelves on the wall. Above the fireplace there is even a framed puzzle of the map of the Go Lodge.
The wall in the Puzzle Room also has giant magnetic puzzle pieces that you can put together to create a large picture.
Power Up Kitchen at Go Lodge
Super Mario fans will LOVE this game-themed kitchen complete with a Nintendo gaming system.
Each room in the Go Lodge has a QR code that you can pull up with your phone to learn more about the details of the room from the Go Lodge website.
There is also an old school intercom system in the house. This could be a fun way to notify your house guests that it’s time to eat.
Kids will love sitting on the stools by the mushroom-themed tables or playing a game while they wait for their meal to be ready.
The Power Up Kitchen has all of the basics covered if you plan on making meals during your stay. It’s still fun to hang out in the full kitchen even if you are just eating restaurant leftovers.
Power Up Kitchen Includes:
- Full Refrigerator
- 2 Ovens
- Regular Coffee Pot
- Electric Stove
- Cooking Supplies
- 2 Tables
- 10 Stools
- Classic Nintendo system with 30 classic Nintendo games!
- Dishes, plates, utensils, glasses, cups, wine glasses, etc
If you are a coffee drinker make sure that you plan on bringing your own pods for the Keurig or coffee and filters for the coffee pot.
The Power Up Kitchen also has a pantry filled with more board games that guests can use during their stay.
Get A Clue Room at Go Lodge
If you love the board game Clue or the movie Clue, you’ll appreciate the details in this room. The Get A Clue Room is located to the left of the foyer toward the front of the house.
Look close. Guests will love looking at their reflection in the mirror in front of their mustache of choice.
The shadowboxes with different weapons from the board game were also a fun touch.
The only thing that would make this room even better would be a secret passageway taking you into another room. There isn’t one…so just use your imagination.
This room also has a twin sleeper sofa that sleeps 1.
This domino-themed bathroom is closest to the rooms toward the entry of the house and the Brick bedroom.
The half bath is a convenient option for guests staying a few steps away in the Brick Room too.
Don’t forget to stop to look at the game-themed art in the hallway as you check out the bedrooms.
Brick Room at Go Lodge
This LEGO-themed room has two triple, twin-sized bunk beds and sleeps six. The Brick Room has a table for building with LEGO bricks and a large interactive wall to build on.
Kids of all ages will enjoy building unique creations in this room.
If you have younger kids staying in this room I would suggest sleeping in the The Word Play Room or the Free Parking Room to be in the bedrooms closest to them.
The Stadium Game Room
The Stadium Game Room is the perfect room to gather and watch a game.
The couch has a sleeping option for 1 guest.
The Stadium Game Room Includes:
- Giant 75″ TV
- Sports Games
- Big Buck Hunter
- NBA Jam
- Pop-A-Shot Basketball
- Infinity Game Table
Kids and adults will have a great time playing all of the games in this room.
This sports-themed den is also a great spot to watch a late-night movie together.
If you want to enjoy the sunshine for a bit, there is a patio area with a table and chairs directly outside of the slider from this room.
Word Play Room
This Scrabble-themed room is located in the west corner of the house near the stadium room and has a full bathroom between the Free Parking Room on the other side.
The Word Play room has a King-sized bed that sleeps two. Each bed in the Go Lodge has towels for guests placed on the bed at the beginning of their stay.
If you are staying multiple nights, there is a washer and dryer available for guests to use.
The Word Play Room has a giant magnetic Scrabble board on the wall, allowing you to move around the letters.
This full-sized bathroom is perfect for Trivial Pursuit fans. You can test your trivia knowledge with the trivia questions on the walls.
The bathrooms had small bottles of shampoo and conditioner for guests to use. I would recommend bringing larger bottles of your hair care and body wash of choice for your stay.
Free Parking Room
This Monopoly-themed room has a king-sized bed and sleeps two. The nightstands are giant dice that light up by turning the small switch located on the center of the back of the dice.
The Free Parking Room was one of my personal favorites.
The mirror shaped game pieces displayed on the wall were another nice touch in this room.
Be on the lookout for fun facts displayed on the wall about each room in the house during your stay.
Spin to Win Room
This Game of Life-themed room has a queen-size bed and sleeps two.
My favorite thing about this room is the working spinner on the wall.
Guests can play an interactive game in the Go Lodge with the activities listed on the wall that you can try in the mansion.
Each bedroom also has a charging station/ night light that goes with it’s theme.
Royal Flush Bathroom
The Royal Flush bathroom has a card theme and is the largest bathroom in the mansion. It’s very spacious with a large counter with two sinks, tub, and a small shower.
You can even play a game of solitaire in the tub with waterproof playing cards!
High Roller Room
The High Roller Room is a Las Vegas-themed bedroom that is located the farthest away from the rest of the rooms in the house.
This bedroom has a king-sized bed that sleeps two and it’s own full bath attached.
The High Roller Room Includes:
- Video poker
- Blackjack and more!
Sink it Bathroom
It’s appropriate that this bathroom was a Battleship-theme because it’s one of the smallest bathrooms in the house.
For guests sleeping in the High Roller Room it’s nice to have a private bathroom in your room. If you want to take a bath, the Royal Flush bathroom is next to the High Roller Room.
The Second Floor of the Go Lodge Mansion
Access to the second floor of the Go Lodge is located off of the foyer.
Each step of the game-themed staircase makes the walk up the stairs way more fun.
You’ll also discover another infinity table with games to play at the top of the landing.
Game Over Room
This Pac-Man-themed room sleeps 4 people and has 1 bunk bed and two twin beds. There is also a futon in front of the game console that can sleep one additional person.
Game Over Room Includes:
- 300 classic arcade games available on the Arcade Legends Pro game cabinet at the Legends Gamer Pro attached to the 65 “TV
- Ms. Pac-Man
Draw Two Bathroom
The Draw Two Bathroom is shared for guests staying in the Game Over Room and the Checkmate Room.
There is a full shower, sink and toilet in the Draw Two Bathroom.
If you spend extra time in the bathroom there is an electronic Uno you can play while you pass the time.
The Checkmate Room is the perfect room for chess fans… or fans of the Netflix series “Queens Gambit.”
The chess-themed bedroom sleeps two and has a king-sized bed. There is also a magnetic chess board hanging on the wall that you can play on.
I loved learning so many fun facts from our time in the Go Lodge like this theory about the origin of playing cards.
This bedroom also has mountain views out the window facing the driveway.
Courtyard for the Go Lodge
There is a fenced in area with outdoor games and seating. You can access the courtyard from the Power Up Kitchen or the door near the High Roller Room.
More Important Details Before Booking the Go Lodge
*You must be 21 or older to book this house. This house sleeps 20 guests maximum. There is a one-time cleaning fee for any length of stay.
For the best value, book directly vs. through AirBnb.
Check in for the Go Lodge is at 4 PM and check out is at 10 AM.
*There are no early check-ins and there are no late check-outs.
The Driveway for the Go Lodge
4×4 drive is recommended for anywhere in The Great Smoky Mountains. The road to the driveway is paved and pretty steep. My friend’s minivan got up it fine and thankfully we had great weather during our stay.
There is parking for several vehicles in front of the mansion.
Prep for the Go Mansion Steps
There are quite a few stairs to the entrance of the mansion. I would recommend packing backpacks if possible to make for easier trips up the stairs. I brought a carry on and it wasn’t that hard to get up the stairs either.
There are a few less stairs in the rear of the house near the garage if entering by the Sports Stadium room but the driveway by the garage is way steeper than the front entrance driveway.
Laundry Area for Go Lodge
If you need to do laundry during your stay, there is a front loading washer with a dryer stacked on top in the closet nearby.
We noticed there were a few laundry pods provided but if you plan on doing laundry for multiple families I would suggest bringing a few more.
Where is the Go Lodge Vacation Rental located?
Before your stay, you’ll be emailed the address for the Go Lodge. The Go Lodge is located within close proximity to the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community.
How far is the Go Lodge from the Strip in Downtown Gatlinburg?
The Go Lodge is less than 15 minutes from the strip in downtown Gatlinburg. An assortment of Gatlinburg attractions are within a short drive.
How far is the Go Lodge from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park?
The Go Lodge is less than 15 minutes from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Gatlinburg Trolley Stops
There is a Gatlinburg Trolley Stop located across the street from the Go Lodge. (An easy walk down the road to the trolley stop and a more challenging walk back up the hill to the Go Lodge.)
The Gatlinburg Trolley is a FREE option for travelers who don’t want to deal with parking. This is a nice option for anyone with more margin in their schedule.
You can watch the Gatlinburg Trolleys in real time by using the Gatlinburg Trolley locater to help you determine your best options. It’s also important to check the trolley routes because some run later than others.
If you like to do things on your own timeline you may want to still drive…just be prepared to pay for parking.
We almost rode the trolley after visiting Ripley’s Aquarium downtown but then decided we could walk just as fast to the area we wanted the trolley to take us to.
Places to Eat and Drink Near Go Lodge in Gatlinburg
I love supporting local restaurants when I visit an area. These are some of my recommendations nearby.
If you are looking for a great coffee shop stop by Gatlinburg Coffee. It’s also walkable from the Go Lodge.
680 Glades Rd STE 3, Gatlinburg, TN
849 Glades Rd Suite 1B1, Gatlinburg, TN
Fast casual dining with fantastic food! A few recommendations are the Greek tater bowl, Hot Seoul, and Fried Chicken sandwich.
1359 East Pkwy #F, Gatlinburg, TN
This is one of the spots where the locals go so you know it’s good.
1065 Glades Rd, Gatlinburg, TN
A British-themed two story pub that’s worth checking out.
Make Your Own Pottery Experience at Fowler’s Clay Works
1402 East Pkwy Suite 12, Gatlinburg, TN
If you are looking for a unique artisan experience during your time in Gatlinburg, I HIGHLY recommend booking a pottery class at Fowler’s Clay Works. Classes are for ages 5 and up and you can make a bowl or a mug as a more advanced class.
Your pottery is dried, glazed, and shipped to you.
- This is an experience that you need to BOOK AHEAD. Classes are typically booked out four weeks in advance so make sure that you plan ahead and book your class when you know you will be in town.
Would You Love to Stay in the Go Lodge?
The Go Lodge is such a fun place to stay to make memories with family and friends. You’ll run out of time before you run out of fun!
Win a Free Night Stay at the Go Lodge
I’m giving away a (1) free weeknight stay. Subject to availability and holidays restricted.
*The winner is responsible for the $400 cleaning fee with this free night stay BUT will have the option to purchase additional nights and only pay the cleaning fee once for a consecutive stay.a Rafflecopter giveaway