Pigeon Forge Motels in Tennessee

by Lee Grayson Google

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, situated in the Smoky Mountain foothills, offers amusement rides and shows at Dollywood, museums, dinner theater presentations and outdoor adventure, including hiking, rock climbing and horseback riding. The more adventurous visiting Pigeon Forge also have the options of whitewater rafting and bungee jumping. Accommodations in the area include hotels as well as a variety of motel lodging.

Timbers Log Motel and Suites

The Timbers Log Motel and Suites on East Wears Valley Road incorporates actual wood timbers in the decor and motel design. Accommodations include both rooms and suites with fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs. Family lodging at the Timbers features family lofts with fireplaces. The motel, a few minutes' drive from the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, welcomes pets. The motel, on the town trolley line to area attractions and eateries, offers a complimentary continental breakfast and outdoor pool during summer months. Outlet malls, golfing and tennis are within walking distance.

Main Stay Suites

Main Stay Suites, part of the Choice Hotels chain, features a lodging complex on a 25-acre farm that includes both indoor and outdoor pools, complimentary continental breakfast, suites with kitchens and access to the area trolley service. Accommodations require a 10-minute drive to Dollywood or the Great Smokey Mountains National Park. Other motel amenities feature nonsmoking rooms, accommodations for guests with physical special needs and an on-site fitness room. Dining, available on the trolley line or a short car drive, include both local restaurants and national food chains.

Econo Lodge Riverside

The Econo Lodge Riverside, another Choice Hotel chain accommodation, allows guests to interact with nature, including visits with local ducks and summer picnic options on the banks of the Little Pigeon River. Motel amenities feature complimentary breakfast service, room microwaves and refrigerators, free parking, and complimentary high-speed Internet. Room Jacuzzis and deluxe Jacuzzi suites with heart-shaped tubs may also be reserved. Eateries near the lodge include a variety of restaurants and fast-food establishments on the Parkway.

Green Valley Motel

The Green Valley Motel on the Parkway offers pet-friendly rooms and accommodations close to golfing, Cades Cove and the Great Smokey Mountains National Park, as well as Dollywood and Dolly's Splash Country. Motel amenities include a heated outdoor swimming pool, Jacuzzi rooms and suites, and a child's pool. Room options feature king or queen suites and luxury and honeymoon suites. Guests may request microwaves and refrigerators. The local trolley, available at the motel complex, provides area transportation to major attractions, eateries and entertainment venues.

Colonial House Motel

Located only a five-minute drive from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Colonial House Motel also offers guests room views of the local mountains or rivers. Motel amenities include both an outdoor and indoor pool with extended slide and a complimentary continental breakfast. Rooms and suites feature a wood-burning fireplace, Jacuzzi and private balcony. The River Walk, adjacent to the Little Pigeon River and steps from the accommodations, offers dining and local entertainment.

Motel 6 Pigeon Forge

Budget accommodations at the Motel 6 Pigeon Forge on Henderson Chapel Road, 15 miles from Interstate-40, feature an outdoor pool and hot tub, child's pool, picnic area with grounds for grilling and a coin laundry. Pets are welcome at the motel and children stay free with paying adults. Restaurant dining at the Knoxville Center requires a short drive from the hotel complex.

About the Author

*I have written chapters and articles for Oxford and Harvard University Presses, ABC-CLIO, and others. Arcadia Press published two of my local history texts and I have also written for numerous "article sites," including Pagewise in 2002. My "How to become a...real estate agent" is available as an online text from a Canadian publisher. *I taught writing courses at a branch campus of Indiana University. *I held a California real estate license and have remodeled four of my own homes and advised others on financing homes, repairing credit to qualify for loans, and managing construction (including meeting local, state, and federal regulations for restoration and development grants). *I served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer and wrote nearly $75,000 in small education grants (under $1,000). *My travels include frequent road trips in Canada, Mexico, U.S., and Europe. I attended school at Cambridge University and used this as a base to explore the UK and Europe.