The Inn on the River - Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Stay at The Inn on the River in Pigeon Forge, TN

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Riverside Inn Steps from Family-Friendly Pigeon Forge Attractions

On US Route 441 in eastern Tennessee, there’s an old wooden sign at the entrance to the town of Pigeon Forge that touts the riverside city as a "family vacation hub." Indeed, though it’s secluded in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge does have some quirky destinations, including Dollywood, a giant children’s interactive museum with laser tag and magic shows, an aquarium, and a replica of the mighty Titanic. Right on Route 441, The Inn on the River is situated along a tranquil stretch of the Little Pigeon River, less than 5 miles from these lively attractions.

The inn's guest rooms are equipped with maple-wood furniture and come with a private balcony overlooking the Little Pigeon River and the Smoky Mountains. In the morning, a hot breakfast spread includes a waffle-making station, biscuits and gravy, scrambled eggs, and sausage links.

Right along the river, the inn has laid out grills and picnic tables so you can enjoy a homemade dinner amid the picturesque wooded scenery.

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: Museums, Ripley’s Aquarium, and Outdoor Activities in the Smoky Mountains

Amid rolling Appalachian foothills, US Route 441 connects the towns of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg, forming a major entertainment trifecta. Each town boasts a wide range of dinner shows and theme parks, from mom-and-pop performances to nationally known acts. Pigeon Forge stands out for its historical town center, where a cluster of old-fashioned shops form the Old Mill Square along the Little Pigeon River. Inside the mill, a pair of 4,600-pound granite stones has been grinding grain and juicy rumors since the early 1800s.

With this Getaway, you have the option of tickets to Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, located down the road in Gatlinburg. Here, exotic stingrays and four-eyed anableps swim among a menagerie of marine life beneath a backlit waterfall. In the colorful, 750,000-gallon shark lagoon, green eels serenade sand tiger sharks with stirring renditions of "That's Amore." For the ultimate interactive experience, slip into a wetsuit and swim alongside friendly stingrays.

And of course, anyone in the area should spend a least a day exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, America’s most popular national park. The park has cascading waterfalls, more than 1,500 types of wildflowers, and dozens of historical mills and barns in the southern Appalachians. While you’re exploring, keep an eye out for elk, black-bear cubs, eastern box turtles, and white-tailed deer.

Amenities

  • Heated indoor pool and hot tub
  • Heated outdoor pool 
  • Riverside grills 
  • Complimentary hot breakfast 
  • Fresh popcorn nightly 
  • Coffee, tea, and hot chocolate available 24/7
  • Complimentary WiFi
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  • Valid only for night(s) purchased
  • 48-hour cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate, no refunds, rescheduling, or rebooking allowed
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • 12.25% tax added at purchase.
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Other Details

Room Details

Riverside Queen Room

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: no charge
  • Private balcony

Riverside King Room

  • One king bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Private balcony

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for $20 per night
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request; call the hotel to arrange.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during check-in for an additional cost. 

Getting There

  • By plane: about 40 miles from McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS)
  • By car: about 35 miles southeast of Knoxville 

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