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All you pet lovers, listen up! Do you like traveling with your pets but aren’t sure if it’s a good idea because there is nothing for you to do with them there?

While it is true that you cannot take your pets into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there is a multitude other activities to do with them during your Smokies Vacation!

1. Patriot Park
a. Take them for a stroll around Patriot Park. Chances are you’ll encounter a festival if you are there during the summer months!

2. Greenway
a. The Greenway runs beside the Little Pigeon River—it is a great way to get outdoors and let them stretch their legs.

3. Wear Farm City Park
a. With lighted baseball and football fields, walking trails and playground, you and your pets are bound to have fun here!

4. Great Smokies Flea Market
a. Buy yourself some Appalachian goodies while you and your furry friend browse through all the various booths.

5. Cades Cove
a. Always a crowd favorite! The loop is moderately easy and pets are ALLOWED!

6. Smoky Mountain River Rat
a. Enjoy tubing down the river while your pet lounges with you along for the ride.

7. Doggywood
a. Everyone loves Dollywood- and so will your pet!  While you are in the park, leave your fur ball in the competent hands of Doggywood!

8. The Island
a. The Island is such a fun, family-friendly environment. Get an ice cream cone and stroll around with your pet drinking in the sights.

If you are looking for pet-friendly accommodations, Pigeon Forge has a variety sure to meet all your needs during your stay!

Share pictures of you and your pet with us on our Facebook and Instagram pages.  No matter which activity you choose, you AND your pet are sure to enjoy your vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains!


Posted: 4/22/2015 7:03:11 PM by Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt | with 0 comments


Guess who is celebrating his 5th birthday this year?! Our very own Titanic Museum and Attraction!!

In case you are wondering what the Titanic Museum and Attraction is all about, it is an interactive experience for the entire family. 

Allowing you to take a step back in time and walk the hallways, parlors, cabins and the Grand Staircase just like Jack and Rose, you will be mesmerized by the accuracy and details gone into this historical attraction.  

Below is a video of a guided tour when the attraction first opened.   While you are coming to visit Pigeon Forge, take advantage of our cabin rentals and itineraries!  These will ensure you have a painless and exciting vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains!

Happy Birthday, Titanic Museum and Attraction!



Posted: 4/21/2015 1:33:43 PM by Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt | with 0 comments


Our very own Kent Loveday, owner of Riverside RV Park and Resort, has been making an impact on not only the Great Smoky Mountains but also the world.  With mission trips through Riverside Mission, he and his team reach out to local, state, and nationwide needs in disaster times.

The Mission has ongoing support to Sevier County Food Ministries to Hope House Orphanage in San Pedro Sula,  Honduras. Riverside Mission takes 2 trips per year to do food, clean water, medical supplies, reading glasses, shoes, dental and Bible pr
ojects in the most poverty stricken and dangerous city in the world.

Local friends and family and others connected to the Mission go to "Show God's Love in a practical way and to do as much as we can, for as many as we can, for as long as we can...,” says Kent.  This is their mission statement for those they come in contact with.


They go into the city landfill dump and take food and clean water where people live and scavenge for food to keep their families alive. During our 7 day Mission, this is one of the most heart wrenching places they go to meet physical and spiritual needs.

Local OBGYN, Dr Jim Koerten and his wife Karen, met with pregnant women who live in the dump to give them vitamins and help as they survive and raise families in this city dump. Also local dentist, Dr. Steve Madison, goes once a year with
his wife and daughter to do teeth cleanings and fillings for the orphans at Hope House to do tooth extractions for children in local villages and schools.

 On their last trip this past March, Riverside Mission fed 806 families which included 15,000 individual meals and clean water, delivered 30,000.00 dollars in antibiotics and medical supplies, provided dental care, new shoes and Bibles. One of their most heart felt projects was washing the feet of orphans and putting new shoes on their feet.

Below is a video from their trip this past year.  Along with all the great work done abroad, Kent runs an amazing resort right here in Sevierville.   As you plan your vacation to the Smokies, be sure to keep Riverside RV Park and Resort in mind!



Posted: 4/17/2015 2:48:30 PM by Jessica Bookstaff Doppelt | with 0 comments


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Laughing until we had tears. I’ve never seen anything like the look on my kids’ faces when we drove down the Parkway past Pigeon Forge attractions. Our hotel was so vibrant and the staff was upbeat and helpful. Pigeon Forge is the brightest spot in the Smoky Mountains. The high energy (and clean language) shows we saw in theaters had everyone in my family clapping their hands…even “sour” Uncle George.

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