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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How The Inn on the River Became the Best Place to Stay on the Pigeon Forge Parkway

Our hotel in Pigeon Forge is known for its wonderful amenities and excellent customer service! Families return time and time again to stay at our hotel on the Pigeon Forge Parkway. There has been much change over the years at the hotel. The Inn on the River has been through a name change, renovations, and other improvements! Here is the story of how The Inn on the River became the best place to stay on the Pigeon Forge Parkway:

The Start of Inn on the River

new sign at The Inn on the RiverDid you know The Inn on the River is not the original name of the hotel founded in 1991? It was first called the Hampton Inn on The River until 2010. Once purchased, the new owners decided to make it an independent hotel. Over the years, the hotel became known as a top place to stay in the Pigeon Forge area. One thing that makes our hotel unique is its location on the Little Pigeon River. There are not many hotels in the area that offer this unique amenity. 

History of Naming the Inn on the River

Have you ever wondered how The Inn on the River got its name? There were a few name options up in the air before the current name was decided. One idea was naming the hotel Riverside Inn. After reflection, this name was decided against because riverside is a common name for other places in the area. The name we decided on for our hotel perfectly fits the setting of our 3-acre hotel on the Little Pigeon River. When you stay with us, enjoy sitting next to the mountain stream and watching wildlife on the banks of the river. 

Renovations and Improvements 

Inn on the River pool at nightThe Inn on the River has been through many renovations and improvements over the years! Some of the hotel improvements include a new lobby, a new pool deck, improvements to the indoor pool, and room renovations. On top of renovations for guest satisfaction, there are so many amenities at the hotel for guests to enjoy! Our hotel is also one of the few hotels in the area with an indoor pool! Come experience all the wonderful amenities and improvements when you book a room with us! 

Our Awards and Location

The Inn on the River has received over 2,500 5-star reviews on TripAdvisor and is ranked as one of the top hotels in Pigeon Forge! Guests love staying with us and return due to our focus on guest satisfaction. Another benefit of our hotel is the location. Guests can walk to or make a short drive to downtown Pigeon Forge restaurants and attractions. We are the best place to stay on the Pigeon Forge parkway for convenience and wonderful hospitality! 

Are you ready to start planning your stay in Pigeon Forge after learning about our story? Take a look at our Pigeon Forge hotel rooms and find the best room for your vacation. We even have rooms that can sleep up to 6 guests! Have a wonderful time exploring Pigeon Forge!