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 Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at The Island in Pigeon Forge TN

4 Vacation Perks With Staying In Pigeon Forge Hotels Near The Island

At Inn On The River, we are very fortunate to be located near a ton of fun and exciting attractions in the area, including The Island in Pigeon Forge. Not only is The Island one of the fastest-growing entertainment attractions in the area, there is a ton of thrilling activities and delicious restaurants waiting for you and your family to discover there.

However, what benefits do you really get when you choose to stay in Pigeon Forge hotels near The Island like Inn On The River?

1. Convenient

Pigeon Forge Parkway from The Island in Pigeon ForgeFor starters, choosing to stay in Pigeon Forge hotels near The Island is great for your vacation because of the convenient location these hotels offer. For example, The Inn On The River is only a 4-minute drive from The Island, 16 minutes if you want to walk. This means that you will be having fun and enjoying your day at The Island in no time just by staying with us.

It’s not just The Island that you will be just minutes from. Our hotel is also within walking distance of several other exciting attractions and delicious restaurants.

Click here to discover other attractions within walking distance of The Inn On The River.

Great Smoky Mountain Wheel Entrance at The Island in Pigeon Forge2. Fun For All Ages

Whether you are young or young at heart, you will have no trouble finding something fun and exciting to do at The Island. In fact, there are over a dozen exciting things to do that are waiting for you to discover them.

An example of the thrilling attractions you can expect to find at The Island include:

  • 200-foot Ferris Wheel
  • Synchronized Water Fountain
  • Ropes Course
  • The Escape Game
  • Mirror Maze
  • Arcade
  • Shooting Gallery
  • Carousel

The best part is that you will be just minutes away from all these exciting activities when you choose to stay in Pigeon Forge hotels near The Island.

Parents, don’t forget, your kids will receive a gift card to The Arcade at The Island thanks to our new kid-friendly Pigeon Forge vacation starter kits.

3. Near Delicious Places to Eat

Mellow Mushroom Restaurant at The Island in Pigeon ForgeWith all of this fun and excitement, you are sure to build up an appetite when you visit The Island. That is why we are happy to say that you will find an abundance of great places to eat when you are there, including the new Paula Deen Pigeon Forge restaurant.

Other restaurants found at The Island include:

  • Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville
  • Mellow Mushroom
  • Timberwood Grill
  • Dick’s Last Resort

Aside from a slew of full-service restaurants, The Island also offers several smaller eateries that you and your family will enjoy stopping by to grab a quick bite while you are exploring or to enjoy when you return to your Pigeon Forge hotel room. A few of our favorite snack shops at The Island include The Beef Jerky Outlet, The Sweet Shoppe of the South, The Fudgery, Auntie Anne’s, Cinnabon, and more!

Fun Time Tram at The Island in Pigeon Forge4. Ride the Trolley

Last, but not least, you can ride the Pigeon Forge trolley to The Island directly from our Pigeon Forge hotel. That’s right! You don’t even need to worry about driving from your relaxing hotel room to all the fun and exciting things to do at The Island because the friendly folks with the Pigeon Forge Trolley will take you there along the North Parkway route.

The trolleys run every 20 minutes, so you don’t have to worry about rushing to catch the bus before it departs.

If you enjoyed reading this, check out our blog about 5 Ways Pigeon Forge Hotels on the Parkway Improve Your Vacation.