About Sevierville, TN & Our History

The year was 1925. Uncertainty and angst filled the country as the United States was between two World Wars; however, life in Sevierville, TN was peaceful. Up to this point in its history, Sevier County’s residents and economy relied heavily on agriculture. Tourism was virtually nonexistent, as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was not formally dedicated until September 1940. Due to the mountain terrain and natural barriers throughout Sevier County, most farming occurred in the greater Sevierville area, primarily near the rivers. Additionally, Sevierville was vital to the local economy as it served as the county seat. It was in 1925 when Dr. John W. and Blanche Ogle purchased approximately 128 acres in Sevierville and named the farm “Five Oaks” for the five small oaks that Dr. Ogle planted in the front yard.

Dr. John W. Ogle was a medical doctor who traveled to see most of his patients on horseback, and that’s why he wanted to live near the geographic center of Sevier County. His wife, Blanche Ogle, was a devoted and faithful mother, partner, and friend. The couple raised four children in the farmhouse that still stands today across the Parkway from The Lodge at Five Oaks. The Ogles were a very active family, from farming the land and raising livestock to breeding Tennessee Walking Horses and entertaining guests at the family home. Everyone knew the Ogle home was one that never met a stranger! No matter the occasion, Five Oaks Farm was a warm, welcoming environment for guests and friends of the family.

Several generations later, the property still remains with the Ogle family today. No active farming or horse breeding currently takes place on the property; however, one underlying theme remains true: Five Oaks continues to be a warm, welcoming place for friends and family to gather, stay, and create memories. It will forever be a place that will never meet a stranger!

About The Lodge At Five Oaks

The Lodge at Five Oaks’s mission is to commemorate the property’s history and celebrate life on the farm in Southern Appalachia. We offer our guests the best accommodations, with real hardwood floors in every room, luxurious bedding, light and airy rooms, and a comfortable, relaxing environment. Our #1 priority is the same today as it was in 1925: to welcome our guests with the finest Southern hospitality!

The rustic furnishings and unique style of The Lodge will take you back to the days of the greatest generation when rural living was a way of life in the South. We’ve taken a few liberties that are not consistent with the past but that provide ultimate relaxation after a fun day spent exploring the area. Our rooms feature amenities such as large flat-screen TVs, modern walk-in showers, free wireless internet throughout the hotel, and multiple places to charge your devices for the next day!

Don’t forget about our other amenities! Our Sevierville hotel has a seasonal outdoor pool with a big slide and splash pad, and our poolside outdoor retreat complete with several fire pits. Think about it like this: you’ll have a feel for farm life without giving up all the conveniences and luxuries you’ve come to enjoy!

Plus, our location right on the Parkway is within walking distance of some of the area’s best attractions, restaurants, and shops. You can’t go wrong when you stay with us — enjoy the best amenities and location in the Smokies!