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The Inn On The River

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2492 Parkway, Pigeon Forge ,TN 37863

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4 Simple Steps to a Perfect Pigeon Forge Thanksgiving Vacation

When you choose to take a Pigeon Forge vacation this holiday season, we think you should be as stress-free and relaxed as possible. The reason you’re taking a vacation is so you don’t have to deal with the chaos of preparing for the holiday at home. Instead, let The Inn On The River help you plan the perfect Pigeon Forge Thanksgiving vacation. Here’s what you should do:

Decide When to Visit

It’s easy to get wrapped up in deciding which attractions and restaurants are going to be the best for your visit, but you have to start with the simple things first! Go ahead and decide on the best time to visit first. After you go through school and work schedules, you can choose your dates and then choose how long of a stay you want to take. Whether you just stay for a couple of days, or you visit for a week, there’s plenty to do in the area to celebrate the holiday season.

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At The Inn On The River, we are excited to help you with finding the perfect Pigeon Forge hotel room for your stay. When you choose to stay with us, you will have access to the finest amenities in the area while being right on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, so you’re close to all of the restaurants and attractions. The hotel is located between two trolley stops, so you have quick access to the trolleys which provide a cheap public transportation to hundreds of places throughout Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

In addition, the rooms are filled with great amenities like:

  • Private balconies overlooking the Little Pigeon River
  • In-room fireplaces and Jacuzzis
  • Outdoor picnic tables and grills on the Little Pigeon River
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • Complimentary hot chocolate, coffees and teas all day
  • Complimentary Southern-style sweet tea served from 2p.m. until 10p.m. daily

Make Plans for Dinner

It’s best to go ahead and make reservations for your Thanksgiving meal. Many of the restaurants fill up quickly and don’t guarantee additional spots after their reservations have been made. One of the most popular places to eat Thanksgiving dinner is the restaurant at the Apple Barn, Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Grill.

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If you have set your plans to stay in Pigeon Forge, go ahead and give them a call to book your reservation for your family.

Choose Which Attractions to Visit

It is helpful to set a plan or schedule with all of the things you want to do during your vacation. Whether you want to go hiking in the Smoky Mountains or you want to visit Dollywood to see their Christmas celebration, there’s so much happening around Thanksgiving in the Smoky Mountains.

Go ahead and decide exactly what you want to do during your trip, so you can purchase tickets ahead of time or plan each day’s activities. A Pigeon Forge Thanksgiving will be the best decision you can make for your holiday vacation, so take a look at all of The Inn On The River’s Pigeon Forge attraction discounts for the best deal on your stay in the Smoky Mountains.