Dollywood, Where To Stay?
What are some good hotels or cabin rental places near Dollywood?
Please just give me some of your experiences at Dollywood hotels and cabins. Thanks.
From Brandon S
Posted July 10, 2009 at 8:57 PM
I would definetly stay at a cabin and not a hotel. If you like wildlife, you will be happy. The park is so close to Smokey Mountains National Park, and there are a lot of black bear. You WILL see them if you rent a cabin in the mountains. Just giving you an idea of what we saw when we rented a cabin; we saw a copperhead(type of poisonous snake) in the first half hour we were there. In fact my cousin almost stepped on it. We saw black bear 3 of the nights right from the window of the cabin. We also found a lot of snakes and other reptiles. The good thing is that these cabins are in short driving distances from the park.
I was there a week ago and stayed at the Park Tower Inn in Pigeon Forge. It was VERY reasonable and extremely clean. We paid around $75 a night for a non-smoking double, which wasn't bad considering the prices of hotels in the area. We were probably around a ten to 15 minute drive from Dollywood. It's also close to the Old Mill Restaurant, which is amazing!! Great food, good price, and very friendly staff!
For some great cabins, try Eagle Ridge cabin rentals. They have some both in Pigeon Forge and in Gatlinburg.
I have a timeshare with Bluegreen, so I've stayed at their Laurel Crest resort in Pigeon Forge. (I've also put up family members at their Mountain Lodge in Gatlinburg, though I haven't stayed there myself.) Pretty nice, though also pretty standard in the realm of timeshare condos. (Unfortunately, I have no plans to visit there this year, though I'd love the chance to ride Thunderhead again!)
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