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 to Have the Perfect Day During Your Winter Vacation in Downtown Pigeon Forge

Winter is a beautiful time in the Smoky Mountains! There are so many wonderful activities to do around the area! If you are wondering what to do on your vacation, you’ve come to the right place! We have created an itinerary to keep you on track. Here is how to have the perfect day during your winter vacation in downtown Pigeon Forge:

Have a Tasty Breakfast

breakfast on plate with river in the backgroundWhen you stay at our hotel in downtown Pigeon Forge, enjoy access to a delicious complimentary breakfast! Our breakfast will save you tons of money before you take your family out exploring the town. Enjoy chowing down on your choice of biscuits, gravy, grits, sausage, waffles, fresh fruit, bagels, yogurt, cereal, oatmeal, fried potatoes, and various drinks! There is something for everyone in your party to enjoy!

Visit The Incredible Christmas Place

The best way to get in the holiday spirit is to visit The Incredible Christmas Place in downtown Pigeon Forge! This place is the largest Christmas store in the South. You can spend hours walking around and looking at all the unique Christmas decorations and gifts to buy. They even have days where you can take pictures with Santa! The Incredible Christmas Place is truly a unique place everyone should experience.

Have Lunch at The Old Mill

old mill square in winterWould you like to have a tasty lunch next to history? If so, visit The Old Mill Restaurant in downtown Pigeon Forge! They serve up delicious Southern food in an 200-year-old gristmill. You’ll love the variety of options to choose from and the large portions! If you are interested in shopping after, check out the gift shops and candy shops around the complex.

Pigeon Forge Snow

Even if it is a little snowy outside, Pigeon Forge Snow is a great indoor attraction to try out! Experience tubing down a snowy hill from the comfort of the climate-controlled indoor snow park. This downtown Pigeon Forge attraction is perfect for all ages! It is also nice to know that the snow is made from 100% pure water. After tubing down the hill, play in the designated snow play area and create snowmen and snow angels!

Walk Around The Island

Island in Pigeon Forge during ChristmasBe sure to walk around The Island in downtown Pigeon Forge. There are so many shops, sights, and attractions to explore! The Island is also beautifully decorated for the holiday season and is a perfect place to take some family pictures! Watch the fountain show and then take a ride on The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. You can spend hours exploring all the fun attractions at The Island.

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

Would you like to be entertained while you have a meal? Head over to Pirates Voyage for a tasty meal plus entertainment! This dinner show in downtown Pigeon Forge is loads of fun! See pirates, mermaids, and tropical birds perform in an indoor lagoon. The feast consists of cracklin’ pan-fried chicken, sugar-cured ham, and tasty sides like creamy vegetable soup and corn on the cob. Please note: Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show is open through the first week of January, then closes for the month and reopens for select dates in February.

Winterfest Tour of Lights

A Christmas lights display in Pigeon Forge at The Old Mill.You’ve got to see the town lit up by driving through the Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights! This event occurs between early November to mid-February. See more than 5 million gorgeous lights that will surely get you in the holiday spirit!

Where to Stay?

You’ll definitely need a place to stay for a few days while you experience all this fun! Our hotel in downtown Pigeon Forge has comfortable rooms perfect for your stay! Take a look at all our Pigeon Forge hotel rooms, then book your stay today and have fun this winter in Pigeon Forge!