By Richard Greco In the heart of Tennessee sits the city of Pigeon Ford. The little known site is a quiet spot for vacationers to escape from everyday’s reality. With little to no lines, crowds should never be a problem in Pigeon Ford and the hotels shouldn’t run you too far into your pocket. If you ever find yourself in this neck of the woods, here are some of the first hotels you should make sure to check into first.
All Season’s Suite
Price per Night: $ 84- $ 95
Address: 239 Dollywood Lane Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Features: Free WiFi, Complimentary breakfast buffet, complimentary USA Today newspaper, access to Bailey’s Total Fitness Gym and Facilities, guest laundry and dry cleaning services
Amenities: Each room consists of beds which are triple sheeted, TV’s have standard cable, Each room contains its own kitchenette
Rooms contain: digital laptop safes, coffee makers, alarm clock radios, hairdryers, and voice mail.
Location: Walking distance to Dollywood
For under $100, this great hotel is bound to leave your family smiling. With a video game arcade and a heated swimming pool, the closest hotel in Tennessee to Dollywood has something for everyone. Whether relaxing in the majestic hot tub or starting your day off right at the made-to-order buffet, All Season’s Inn is a great start or finish to exciting vacation in Pigeon Forge.
The Inn on the River:
Price per Night: $75- $ 90
Address: 15 2492 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Features: Activity desk, hot tub, fitness center, meeting room, breakfast buffet
Amenities: Free high-speed internet, coffee maker in room, iron and ironing board, hair dryer, and two phones
Location: Walking distance to the Smith Family Theater, Walking distance to the Incredible Christmas Place and Little Tokyo
On the stretch of US route 441, this quiet Inn is on the outskirts of a beautiful lake. Beauty is the perfect word to describe this hotel because after a long day of exploring the wonder that is Tennessee, nothing will be better than getting some shut eye on the shores of a majestic lake. In walking distance from some attractions, the Inn on the River puts you right where you need to be to start all your Tennessee adventures.
Mountain Comfort Lodge
Price per Night: $ 70- $ 90
Address: 4112 Parkway Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Features: Free high speed internet (wired and wireless), free overnight parking, same day dry cleaning and laundry service, pool, fitness center
Amenities: Writing desk, large bathroom with garden tub, iron and board, hair dryer, bathroom amenities offered, separate seating area with sofa and chairs
Location: Convenient access to public transportation
A ways down the road from the Inn on the River, but for a little bit cheaper of a price, the Mountain Comfort Lodge is bound to leave you satisfied. It has decent service and allows pets, so for the traveler who can’t bear to leave their dogs behind this is probably your best bet. Most of the attractions need to be driven to from here, so a rental car is indeed a must.
Twin Mountain Inn & Suites
Price per Night: $ 50- $ 70
Address: 4030 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Features: Swimming Pool, Fitness Center
Amenities: In-room wireless internet access, laundry room, ATM, dry cleaning services, safe-deposit box and a refrigerator in each room.
Location: Overlooking Little Pigeon River, in the heart of the Tennessee Mountains, near outlet shopping
In the serene Great Smokey Mountains of Tennessee you will find the Twin Mountain Inn & Suites. Don’t let the cheap price fool you, this great buy will leave you more than satisfied. The family owned business has been around for the past 40 years and preach hospitality. Whether just going back to your room to rest or exploring your balcony which will be looking directly at Little Pigeon River, you will rarely find yourself bored in this great estate.
Tennessee may seem like a dull place, but in the heart of wilderness you will be able to find beauty. If a cheap vacation is what you’re looking for Pigeon Forge is the right place for you. With mountains as far as the eye can see and hospitality for days, you will never feel as peaceful as you will overlooking the beautiful nature of Pigeon Forge.
Richard is a student at Rutgers University double majoring in Journalism/Media Studies and English. He has been exploring various areas of journalism, but often finds himself inevitably returning to the subject matter that drew him to writing to begin with, sports. He tries to combine elements from both of his majors to create interesting, vivid articles that exemplify the imagery expressed in poetry. As a junior in college still trying to find his way, Richard plans to do a lot of soul searching during a summer filled with traveling to music festivals, Bonnaroo in Tennessee, and some adventures that would leave Jack Kerouac impressed.