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Vacation Layaway With Pigeon Forge’s Comfort Inn & Suites

Pigeon Forge Comfort Inn / Quality Inn

Planning a Pigeon Forge vacation on a budget? Check out Comfort Inn & Suites’ and Quality Inn & Suites’ Vacation Value Packages, allowing you to pay as you can for your stay in Pigeon Forge. With so many packages to choose from, your family can enjoy comfortable lodging paired with tickets to Pigeon Forge’s most popular attractions. Visit the Comedy Barn for a family-friendly show of laughs and music, or get a taste of history at the Titanic Museum. The opportunities for fun are endless.

Details of the Vacation Package Easy Payment Plan:

  • $150 down / deposit at the time of reservation
  • Package must be reserved at least 30 days prior to date / arrival
  • Pay any amount you would like on your schedule – you set the amount paid and when payments are made
  • Package must be paid in full two weeks prior to date and / or arrival
  • Packages may be canceled two weeks prior to arrival date with full refund
  • Packages canceled within two weeks of arrival date will receive a refund less the $150 deposit

Choose the room that suits your needs with a convenient and affordable Vacation Layaway Plan. Located conveniently near attractions like Dixie Stampede, Dollywood, Dollywood’s Splash Country, WonderWorks, the Titanic Museum, and The Old Mill Square, you won’t have to go far for a fun time when you stay at the Comfort Inn or Quality Inn of Pigeon Forge.

Comfort Inn & Suites at Dollywood Lane, an award winner among Pigeon Forge hotels, provides all you want and more, like balconies, in-room coffee, hairdryers, irons/ironing boards, refrigerators, microwaves and if desired, family and Jacuzzi suites with gas fireplaces.

Gerald Dickens Performs “A Christmas Carol” at The Inn At Christmas Place

On Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday, November 6th through the 8th, The Inn at Christmas Place in Pigeon Forge welcomes back Gerald Dickens, great-great-grandson of literary master Charles Dickens, for a seventh season. Hailing from Oxford, England, Gerald will perform his captivating, one-man rendition of the timeless holiday classic, A Christmas Carol, each evening. In addition to the season’s favorite, Gerald will perform two other adaptations of works by Charles Dickens: Dr. Marigold, and A Child’s Journey with Dickens.

It’s a wonderful show–a great family tradition–the best way I know of to kick off the holiday season.Bob Byers, President of Byers’ Choice Ltd.

Gerald bears more than a passing resemblance to his famous ancestor, who originally toured the U.S. in 1867 reading his literary works before spellbound audiences. Historians report that A Christmas Carol was his favorite piece to perform. According to Gerald, his great-great-grandfather adored theater and initially wanted to be an actor but pursued writing as a career for practical purposes. For many years Gerald says that he himself “avoided anything to do with Dickens like the plague.” But in 1993 when a friend asked him to do a reading of A Christmas Carol on its 150th anniversary of publication to help raise money for an historical restoration project, he couldn’t turn him down. To his surprise, he enjoyed doing it, and has been delighting audiences around the world with his performance ever since.

During his energetic one-man show, Dickens brings A Christmas Carol to life. He leaps, he sobs, and he laughs as he depicts 26 characters of the classic tale, with just a table, wing chair, and hat rack accompanying him on stage. He has created different postures and voices for each character, achieving this so adeptly that the audience has no doubt about “who is who,” so to speak.

Sunday, Nov. 6th 3:00 PM
8:00 PM
A Child’s Journey with Dickens, You & Me Tea
A Christmas Carol
Monday, Nov. 7th 3:00 PM
8:00 PM
4:30 PM
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol
Benefit Reception, Second Harvest Food Bank
Tuesday, Nov. 8th 11:00 AM
3:00 PM
8:00 PM
– book signing at The Incredible Christmas Place
Dr. Marigold
A Christmas Carol


To purchase tickets for a show, tea, or the benefit reception, call the hotel at 865-868-0525. A limited number of hotel packages including show tickets and souvenirs are also available.

Reserve Your Room Today

Everyone is invited to meet Mr. Dickens at Christmas Place on Tuesday, November 8th, from 11 a.m. until noon, where he will be signing a special, illustrated copy of the book “A Christmas Carol.” Gerald will be happy to pose for photos during the signing as well. This year marks Gerald’s seventh appearance at The Inn at Christmas Place.

Many of our guests have returned year after year to see Gerald’s performance of “A Christmas Carol” because he relates in a personal way to every member of the audience. It’s one of the most entertaining shows I have seen – and I didn’t expect his performance to have me laughing so much!Carolyn Fairbank-Biggs, Managing Partner
The Inn At Christmas Place

Mr. Dickens returns to the U.S. for his 2016 tour that will take him to more than a dozen states across the country. He will transform manufacturing facilities, churches, hotel ballrooms and lobbies into scenes straight out of the classic holiday tale, much as Scrooge was transformed from a dispirited miser into a joyous soul after his Christmas Eve encounter with ghosts from the past, present and future. His performance is produced by Byers’ Choice Ltd., makers of the nationally-known Carolers® and Kindles® figurines, located in Chalfont, PA. For more information on Mr. Dickens’ 2016 tour calendar, visit www.byerschoice.com or phone 215-822-6700.

All photographs, audio, and video recordings are prohibited during Mr. Dickens’ performances.

Find more information about Gerald’s appearances at The Inn at Christmas Place at innatchristmasplace.com or by calling 1-888-465-9644.

Pigeon Forge Welcomes the New Courtyard by Marriott

This summer Pigeon Forge will be welcoming a brand new, centrally-located Courtyard by Marriott. This new lodging experience offers a little something for everyone on their adventure to the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.

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The Courtyard Pigeon Forge is conveniently located one block off the Parkway within a short walk to several area restaurants, retail stores, and attractions & theaters, and is just a short drive to Dollywood, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, the Tanger Outlet Mall, and the Knoxville Airport.

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Looking for Pigeon Forge hotels with mountain views? Featuring 137 spacious guest rooms, the Courtyard Pigeon Forge offers smart and modern décor alongside plush bedding and private balconies by the Little Pigeon River and overlooking the mountainous scenery. The engaging public areas and spacious lobby will make any guest feel welcome. Visit the 24-hour Starbucks to satisfy any late night cravings, and The Bistro, offering refreshing breakfast choices in the morning as well as a variety of dinner and cocktail options in the evening.

marriott2The Courtyard Pigeon Forge also offers a quiet walking trail along the riverbanks and an outdoor pool and lazy river when it’s time to cool off. Any group will enjoy the 4,000 square feet of flexible meeting space adjacent to the courtyard for outdoor gatherings.

Among it’s many amenities, the Courtyard also provides WiFi at guests’ convenience and a conference room available for any meeting accommodations. If you’re looking for Pigeon Forge hotels with a game room or fitness center, look no further. Courtyard by Marriott offers multiple activities for all ages.

No matter your summer plans in the Smokies, this beautiful Pigeon Forge hotel with a river view and many guest accommodations will satisfy your lodging needs.

Four Pigeon Forge Hotels That Are So Cool You’ll Want to Stay Forever!

If you’re an avid traveler or just someone with a wanderlust heart, you’re probably well aware of some the world’s most unique hotels. You might have heard about the Treehouse Point in Fall City, Washington or even the Poseidon Underwater Resort off Fiji. But did you know that you can also find some iconic places to rest your head in here in Pigeon Forge? We’ve done our homework and put together a list of four Pigeon Forge hotels that are so cool you’ll want to stay forever!


The Gatlinburg Inn

This historic hotel in nearby Gatlinburg, Tennessee dates all the way back to 1937, and as hosted all kinds of dignitaries and special guests over the years. According to local legends, famous folks including Lady Bird Johnson, J.C. Penney, Dinah Shore, Liberace and Tennessee Ernie Ford have all vacationed here.

The Gatlinburg Inn’s true claim to fame, though, is the fact that one infections little ditty was composed in the hotel’s hallowed halls: “Rocky Top” was penned in Room 388. Anyone who has ever wished they were on “Ole Rocky Top” or has ever met a girl best described as “half bear and the other half cat” should certainly make a visit to this iconic Smoky Mountain hotel a priority next time they’re “down in the Tennessee Hills.” The Gatlinburg Inn is located at 755 Parkway in Gatlinburg.

The Inn At Christmas Place

There’s only one place on Earth where it’s Christmas year round, and it isn’t the North Pole - The Inn at Christmas Place is where you can “sleep in heavenly peace” any time of year! This unique hotel is a true destination in itself, with its Singing Santa, authentic German glockenspiel playing carols twice a day, and lively holiday-themed décor.

Check in to this luxurious, Christmas-themed hotel anytime – winter, spring, summer or fall – to be filled with holiday spirit! The Inn at Christmas Place is located at 115 Christmas Tree Lane in Pigeon Forge.

Riverstone Resort & Spa

If you want to relax in true opulence, make Riverstone Resort and Spa your home base on your next Pigeon Forge vacation. This unique Smoky Mountain hotel has a world-class spa with an expansive menu of treatment options: think intense massage therapy, hot stone body treatments, ageless facials and much, much more. It’s the perfect place to rest and recharge your mental and physical batteries on your next Smoky Mountain vacation.

Also, don’t discount this hotel if you’re traveling with a family or group: Riverstone also offers condos and cabins so there’s sure to be room for everyone. Riverstone Resort and Spa is located at 212 Dollywood Lane, near the heart of Pigeon Forge.

Music Road Resort

One of our favorite things about Pigeon Forge is our sweet, Southern hospitality. The folks at Music Road Resort have turned this charm into a true art. This family-owned hotel makes every guest who walks in feel like kin, a closeness you’ll truly appreciate at a resort with more than 200 guest rooms. A hot breakfast with is included in your stay, so you’ll wake up to family favorites like biscuits and gravy, pancakes and fresh fruit each day you’re here.

The hotel is located right on the Little Pigeon River, so you’ll enjoy breathtaking views of Smoky Mountain scenery from the patio and likely your guest room! An expansive outdoor waterpark will make summer in the Smokies even more exciting, and the hotel’s central location makes is easy to enjoy all of Pigeon Forge. Music Road Resort, Hotel, Inn and Convention Center is located at 303 Henderson Chapel Road in Pigeon Forge.


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