The Inn on the River is a newly renovated Pigeon Forge hotel on the Parkway.

The Inn On The River

(865) 428-5500

2492 Parkway, Pigeon Forge ,TN 37863

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The Best Way to Spend Your Tax Free Weekend in Pigeon Forge

From August 1-3, 2014, Tennessee is celebrating their annual tax free weekend holiday. Whether you want to do a little bit of leisure shopping, you’re looking for something in particular or you’re shopping for school supplies, Pigeon Forge is the place to be! This is why:

It doesn’t get much more convenient than staying at The Inn On The River hotel in Pigeon Forge for the Tennessee tax free weekend holiday, either. Located right on the Parkway, you can easily catch a trolley ride from store to store, or drive between places quickly.

To help you plan your tax free weekend in Pigeon Forge, we’ve put together a short itinerary for your stay. Check it out:

1. Book Your Hotel Room at The Inn on The RiverGuest hotel room at The Inn on the River in Pigeon Forge

When you’re ready to start planning your vacation, the first thing you should plan is to book your Pigeon Forge hotel room. Some have a balcony overlooking the river, a fireplace or even an in-room Jacuzzi tub.

Before making a decision on which room, take a look at the Pigeon Forge hotel specials and packages. This way, you can save money before the tax free weekend even starts!

Aerial view of Pigeon Forge2. Visit the Shops in Pigeon Forge

Tennessee tax free weekend is the perfect time to visit the Smoky Mountains. While you’re here, you can explore the attractions and things to do in Pigeon Forge while also getting great deals on many items. The Tennessee tax free holiday includes:

There’s plenty of places to shop in Pigeon Forge. Some of the most popular areas around The Inn on the River are: The Island in Pigeon Forge and the Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall. There’s plenty of shops in between all of these places, but those are some of the closest to the hotel. If you want to travel into Gatlinburg, there’s even more shops and places to find great deals.

3. Enjoy Lunch or Dinner at a Pigeon Forge RestaurantFamily of 4 eating lunch at a cafe

There are plenty of things to do within walking distance of The Inn On The River. You will find restaurants like:

  • Five Guys Burgers and Fries
  • Denny’s
  • Mellow Mushroom Pizza
  • Smoky Mountain Brewery
  • Calhoun’s
  • No Way Jose’s Mexican Cantina

Only a couple minutes up the road, The Island in Pigeon Forge features a few shops with tax free items, and plenty of restaurants to choose from, like:

  • Timberwood Grill
  • Margaritaville
  • Mellow Mushroom Select
  • Dicks Last Resort
  • …and many snack shops!

You can read more about the restaurants at The Island in Pigeon Forge on their website here:

Heated indoor pool at The Inn on the River4. Relax at the Pool at The Inn on The River

After an exciting day of finding all of the great deals in the Smoky Mountains, you can head back to your hotel room and relax. When you choose The Inn On The River, you get to experience a Pigeon Forge hotel with an indoor and outdoor pool. Both pools are heated, so they’re comfortable for relaxing all the time. The outdoor pool overlooks the Little Pigeon River, which is a beautiful view in the summertime. While you’re relaxing in the water, or poolside, you can hear and see the rolling river beside you. The indoor pool is open year-round and also has a hot tub, for guests who want to soothe away any stresses of their day-to-day life.

There’s truly no better way to spend the weekend than in Pigeon Forge at The Inn On The River. Tax free weekend in Pigeon Forge can be fun, even if you’re on a budget. Give us a call at (877) 986-4243 to start planning your weekend getaway. Our friendly reservation experts will be able to help you choose the perfect room, at the perfect price, for you and your family or friends.