The great Dolly Parton posits that, “If you want to see the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain.” Well, wise wanderer, the rain is certainly your workaday world. And while the occasional downpour can help a little flower bloom from time to time, for the most part, your 9-to-5 can be a constant drizzle. That rainbow—that reward for enduring the deluge—is your yearly getaway from the grind. This year, the rainbow leads to Pigeon Forge, home to the garden of the Smokey Mountain Songbird’s hard work: Dollywood. Travelocity has over 300 hotels in Pigeon Forge, TN, and all of them are a welcome refuge from the daily drencher back home. Send the clouds packing and experience the excitement and hospitality of this extraordinary town. Let the sun shine down with Travelocity’s Pigeon Forge hotel deals; you’ll save enough money to enjoy everything the Shangri-La in the Great Smokey Mountains has to offer.
What Are the Best Places to Stay in Pigeon Forge?
Knowing what you want to do during your stay can help you determine where to stay in Pigeon Forge. While Pigeon Forge is very much a small town, not all of the excitement is contained within its borders. Downtown has its calling, but the outlying areas are equally attractive. Here is a little information about each, and some hotel recommendations, to boot:
Downtown Pigeon Forge primarily bounds the state highway 73 Parkway. Along it you’ll find unique boutiques and outlet malls, inventive eateries and chain restaurants, and scores of roadside attractions like the Lazerport Fun Center and Hollywood Wax Museum. You’ll also find a host of motels in Pigeon Forge on the 73 Parkway. Here are some of the more popular options:
- Shular Inn – Searching for affordable, elegant, and family-friendly accommodations in the heart of Pigeon Forge? Look no further than the Shular Inn. Start your day off with a free continental breakfast, grab a trolley to the area attractions just outside the lobby door, then finish the day with a dip in the outdoor pool or a session in the hot tub. Visiting in winter? No need to fret; there’s an indoor pool and hot tub, too.
- Margaritaville Island Hotel – Prefer a taste of Key Lime Pie to go with your Tennessee barbeque? Book a room at Margaritaville Island and you can enjoy the comfort of a beach resort with the beautiful scenery of the Great Smokey Mountains at your doorstep. Take your relaxation to a new level with a therapeutic session at the St. Somewhere Spa, and sip a ceremonial margarita at the Changes in Latitude bar. When hunger hits, quell the craving with a feast at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen or the Timberwood Grill.
- Days Inn & Suites – You’d be hard-pressed to find a better location for a hotel in Pigeon Forge than the Days Inn & Suites has. Fuel up with a free breakfast, then challenge par with a round at the Gatlinburg Golf Course a block away. After you’ve sunk a birdie putt on the final hole, enjoy dinner and a show at the Dixie Stampede right next to the hotel. When the final curtain closes, stroll back to your ample guestroom for a restful night’s sleep.
Once you get out of town, parking lots and shopping centers give way to rolling hills and majestic pine trees. Trade the sidewalk for a hiking trail and the neon lights for a canopy of stars.
- Dollywood's DreamMore Resort – Treat yourself like royalty in a resort fit for a queen…the Queen of Country, anyway. This family-friendly, full-service resort is just minutes from the front gates of Dollywood, and a world away from ordinary. Although with the Garden House indoor pool, the Swimming Hole outdoor pool, an on-site salon and spa, the Song and Hearth restaurant, and a ton of kids’ activities, you may not even want to leave the amazing property.
Let Travelocity help you book your stay in Tennessee’s Great Smokey Mountains. Search our huge inventory of Pigeon Forge hotels for great deals on accommodations and everything else you’ll need for your grand adventure. Consider it a ray of sunshine on a rainy day. Escape the dreary doldrums with a vacation at the end of the rainbow in Pigeon Forge.