Small-Dog Friendly Rooms

River Edge Inn now offers Small-Dog Friendly rooms!

River Edge Inn is now a small-dog friendly Gatlinburg hotel! We welcome small dogs in all of our standard and deluxe rooms to better accommodate our guests. We love dogs, and we know you do too! To ensure the safety and well-being of all our guests, we have policies in place for everyone’s comfort.

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River Edge Inn welcomes small dogs up to 50lbs. There is a NIGHTLY Small Dog Fee of $40.00 plus tax per small dog and an additional refundable $250.00 incidental deposit per dog friendly room. A maximum of two small dogs per guest room is permitted. Strictly no other kind of pet is permitted on property. Guests who violate this policy will be subject to a $500.00 plus tax fee.

For safety reasons, we do require all small-dogs and ADA service animals to be registered with the hotel prior to issuing keys. Registering your dog includes uploading a photo of your dog, providing their name, and acknowledging our small-dog policies. Registration is easy and can be completed through a secure link via text message from River Edge Inn. Text the word FIDO to (865) 436-9292 to receive the registration link on your day of arrival.

All guests are required to always clean up after their own dog(s). There are grassy areas within walking distance of River Edge Inn as well as dog sanitation bags available for walking dogs. You are required to dispose of soiled bags in the dumpster at the corner of the building. Please do not discard these in guestroom trash cans or other trash cans around the building.

Your Registered dog(s) may be left unattended in guest rooms temporarily. Stayover amenities will not be delivered by housekeeping to rooms with dogs.

If a registered dog or service animal becomes a noise disturbance, or if River Edge Inn receives any dog-related complaints from the guest’s room, the guest must attend to the complaint in a timely manner. We will attempt to contact the dog owner in the event of a disturbance; however, it is solely the responsibility of the dog owner to prevent violations.

River Edge Inn will NOT refund the $250.00 incidental deposit in the event of small dog(s) damaging the room and its contents by, but not limited to, urinating, fouling, hair-shedding etc., and/or causes a noise disturbance that is not attended to by the dog owner in a timely manner. A guest whose registered service animal is a noise disturbance or causes damage to the room and its contents as outlined above will also be subject to the same $250.00 plus tax cleaning fee, as well as additional charges to replace any damaged items.

Registered Service Animals are welcome in accordance with current ADA standards. Emotional support animals are NOT considered to be service animals by the ADA, or River Edge Inn. A guest whose registered service animal is a noise disturbance or causes damage to the room and its contents as outlined above, will also be subject to the same $250.00 cleaning fee. Please visit for more information.

River Edge Inn is your Small-Dog Friendly Gatlinburg Hotel.

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