Inn treats guests to both the natural splendor of the Great Smoky Mountains and the glitzy glamour of Dollywood
Hotel at a Glance: Guest Inn Pigeon Forge
Cowboy hats and painted-on jeans aren’t required at the Guest Inn Pigeon Forge, but they’ll certainly help you fit in. The inn is near the glitz-and-glam epicenter of Tennessee—Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede is right down the street, and Dollywood is just a few miles away.
- Take a hike through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park headquarters and several trailheads are about 10 miles away.
- Fuel up for a long day: The inn’s continental breakfast includes staples such as coffee and pastries, along with make-your-own Belgian waffles and three flavors of grits.
- Dining options aplenty: Themed restaurants, diners, and pancake houses pepper the parkway that runs past the hotel.
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: Family-Friendly Attractions in the Great Smoky Mountains
Though it’s secluded in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge is home to some quirky destinations, including Dollywood, a Titanic museum that looks just like the famed ocean liner from the outside, and an interactive children’s museum housed in an upside-down three-story building. In Pigeon Forge’s historical town center, a cluster of old-fashioned specialty shops and restaurants forms the Old Mill Square along the Little Pigeon River. Inside the mill, a pair of 4,600-pound granite stones has been grinding grain since the early 1800s.