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Other than the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most popular attraction in East Tennessee is definitely Dollywood! Owned by Smoky Mountain native Dolly Parton, this one of a kind theme park hosts over 3 million guests each year. When you stay at The Inn on the River in Pigeon Forge, you will be just 15 minutes away from all of the fun. Here are four advantages of staying at the best hotel near Dollywood.
1. Maximize Your Time at the Park
When you stay at The Inn on the River, you can spend less time traveling to Dollywood and more time enjoying everything the theme park has to offer. Your kids will have little patience for sitting in traffic when they are excited about all of Dollywood’s rides and shows, especially if your family already had a long drive to get to the Pigeon Forge area. Staying right on the Parkway means that you are just a short drive from Dollywood and close to all of the other great attractions in Pigeon Forge, including the Titanic Museum, WonderWorks, The Track, and Dixie Stampede.
Parking at Dollywood costs $12 for most vehicles and $18 for oversized vehicles. Fortunately, guests at the best hotel near Dollywood can skip parking all together if they choose! The Inn on the River is just six minutes away from the Pigeon Forge Trolley Station at Patriot Park. Here, you can park your car for free and board a trolley that will take you right to Dollywood’s front gate for only 50 cents per passenger. Trolleys come every 15 to 20 minutes, starting 30 minutes before Dollywood opens each morning and running until everyone is returned to Patriot Park at night.
3. Come Back the Next Day
When you stay at The Inn on the River, it’s easy to make multiple trips to Dollywood during your vacation. Every year, Dollywood typically has a special promotion where guests who enter the park after 3 p.m. can come back the next day for free. Dollywood also offers a season pass that is cheaper than the cost of two daily admissions. With this pass, you could visit the theme park every day of your trip!
The Inn on the River has everything you need for an unforgettable vacation in Pigeon Forge. Each morning, guests can start their day off right with a complimentary full hot breakfast bar including biscuits and gravy, eggs, sausage, fruit, and yogurt. When you’re not out and about at Dollywood, you can spend some time walking along the river beside the hotel, going for a swim in our indoor or outdoor pool, or relaxing on your room’s private balcony. Other highlights of staying with us include our free wireless internet, complimentary beverages in the lobby, and our special Kid Zone with over 50 different activities for the whole family.
To start planning your vacation at the best hotel near Dollywood, browse our selection of Pigeon Forge hotel rooms!