The mountain town of Pigeon Forge in eastern Tennessee is most commonly used as a base for visiting the famous Dollywod theme park. But venture beyond the thrills and spills of the Dolly Parton-owned entertainments venue and you’ll find plenty of other attractions to enjoy here too.
When it comes to accommodation in Pigeon Forge, visitors certainly aren’t short of choice, either. And if you’re coming here with kids then you may want to stay somewhere with family-friendly amenities such as an indoor pool. If that’s part of your criteria, we’ve helped give you a nudge in the right direction by picking out five of the best Pigeon Forge hotels with indoor pools.
Where to book: The lowest rates should be available at either Booking.com or Hotels.com. For the Music Road Inn, we recommend also checking the hotel website. If you’re looking for the best deals on hotels in Pigeon Forge, we recommend Hotels.com.
From $94/ night
This 4-star hotel is an ideal base for visiting some of Pigeon Forge’s main attractions, including The Ripken Experience and Dollywood Splash Country, as well as for excursions out to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The indoor waterfall heated pool is illuminated by blue neon lights and there’s plenty of seating along the side. Elsewhere in the hotel, there’s a fire pit patio where family movies are screened each night with complimentary popcorn, plus a fitness centre, hot tub and business centre. Buffet breakfasts are served each morning and there’s also a cosy lounge area and on-site restaurant. Modern guest rooms come with LCD TVs, coffee makers, mini-fridges and microwaves. McGhee Tyson Airport is just over 24 miles away and connects to many larger cities across the country.
From $119/ night
If you’re looking for Pigeon Forge accommodations with a peaceful, friendly setting that’s packed full of amenities, the Music Road Resort Inn Resort is an ideal choice. First impressions count, and for guests staying at the Inn a grand lobby and fireplace provide a dramatic introduction. But the impressive vibes don’t end there – wander out to the outdoor water park and admire the scenery, or venture inside to enjoy the heated indoor pool and hot tub. Other facilities include a fitness centre; a shop selling jewellery, toys and other great gift ideas; access to two game rooms; and a Concierge. Each morning, guests can enjoy a large, complimentary breakfast of traditional American fare, including hot eggs and waffles, while basking in water park views. As for the Inn’s luxurious guest rooms and suites, depending on which one you choose, they can feature such lavish amenities as a Jacuzzi, fireplace, sleeper sofa, and wet bar, or stay in the largest Penthouse in the area. A number of renowned attractions are nearby, including the Titanic Museum, Hollywood Wax Museum, and Dollywood theme park. To make your reservations today, call 1–833-277-4821.
From $67/ night
Also centrally located, this 2-star hotel is a popular choice for Pidgeon Forge visitors on a budget. Nonetheless, despite its otherwise no-frills amenities, the large indoor pool complete with winding water shoot and mushroom fountain, as well as a well-equipped games room, will help ensure that kids staying here are never bored. For sunny days, there’s an outdoor pool too, and the hotel also has some on-site shops and vending machines where you can pick up daily essentials. Guest rooms feature a flat-screen cable TV, microwave and small refrigerator, and some also have a balcony, spa bath and kitchenette. Notable nearby attractions include Hollywood Wax Museum Pigeon Forge, which is a 5- minute walk away.
From $243/ night
The Island at Pidgeon Forge shopping, dining and entertainment district is unquestionably the busiest and most buzzing area in town. So as long as you’re not looking for peace and tranquillity, this mid-range hotel will suit visitors keen to be at the heart of the local action. In terms of on-site amenities, there’s a smallish indoor pool and Jacuzzi and an outdoor pool and lounge area too, plus a firepit, an indoor hot tub and a fitness centre. Each guest room comes with its own private balcony, a flat-screen TV, microwave and small refrigerator for storing drinks and snacks. The famous Dixie Stampede dining attraction is easily reachable on foot.
From $129/ night
Offering scenic views of the Great Smoky Mountains as its backdrop, this 4-star hotel combines a dramatic setting with some impressive amenities, including both an indoor and outdoor pool, a hot tub, restaurant, salon and spa, gift shop and snacks outlet. Guest rooms are equipped with a flat-screen TV, small refrigerator and coffee table. For golf fans, the acclaimed Gatlinburg Golf Course is just over 5 minutes away by road, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is also easily reachable. The hotel offers free transportation to Pidgeon Forge’s main theme parks too.