James Herriot once said, “Cats are connoisseurs of comfort.” You know it’s true. Who finds the coziest patch of sunshine streaming through the window and the warmest blanket in your home time and time again? Your feline friend. To be fair to all your furry, four-legged family members, Fido has a way of turning every couch cushion into a nap pad, too. So when it comes time to steal away to picturesque Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, take your whiskered companions with you…to suss out the amenities of course. While you peruse local museums, your little pals will hold down the fort in top pet-friendly hotels in Pigeon Forge, ready to explore the Great Smoky Mountains by your side. Before you check in, let us answer some of your travel queries:
What museums are in Pigeon Forge?
Pigeon Forge is home to several museums, including an Elvis Presley Museum, Titanic Museum, Smoky Mountain Car Museum, and the Hollywood Wax Museum—all located along the main thoroughfare, Parkway. Between hiking the whimsical wilds of Tennessee and cuddling up with your buddies in Pigeon Forge’s pet-friendly hotels, get to know the region one exhibition at a time. Supplement the natural wonders with Tennessee’s quintessential collection of history, music, and chrome.
If cultural carousing is a top priority, book your stay at Baymont Inn & Suites Pigeon Forge, located less than a mile to the Elvis Presley Museum, 2 miles to the Titanic Museum, and about 5 miles to Dollywood (which is a love letter to the Smoky Mountains in the form of an amusement park). Turn on the local folk station on your way to a scrumptious meal of biscuits and gravy and your Southern escape is complete.
Can you ski in Pigeon Forge?
Does a cat hop around on a hot tin roof? In Tennessee-talk, that’s a yes. Indeed, you can ski in Pigeon Forge—well, just outside the city. During the snowy season—January through February—the slopes of the Great Smoky Mountains have a thick layer of cold, glistening powder. Ride the gondolas up to the top at Ober Gatlinburg, one of the region’s most popular winter sport and outdoor activity parks. The view from the top is inspiring, and after you’ve schussed the slopes you’ll feel like the cat’s meow.
Leave your fur babies snuggled in one of our pet-friendly rentals in Pigeon Forge, TN or stay right in the foothills at Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort & Spa in Gatlinburg. After all, you’ll love being close to a massage table and your home away from home after a long day following cat tracks—the kind left by Snowcats, not your beloved Whiskers.
Whether you’re striking out on a grand getaway with your own adventure aficionados in tow or planning to live it up in luxury with the Great Smoky Mountains as a beautiful backdrop, Travelocity’s price-matching promise means you’ll save on top hotels while spoiling the true travel enthusiasts in your life.