Pigeon Forge Church Retreat Planning Guide

The Smoky Mountains and surrounding towns host many large religious events throughout the year, including the National Quartet Convention and Gatlinburg Gathering. These draw large groups to town for church retreats in Pigeon Forge. If your group is drawn to the area for these big events, or for the serene mountain environment, there are plenty of spaces and activities to accommodate you on your visit.

Where To Stay

Hotels With Continental Breakfast

When you are bringing a large group of adults for one of your church retreats in Pigeon Forge, we recommend choosing a hotel with continental breakfast. For adult retreats especially, these spaces allow you to meet in the morning over a meal and prepare for the day ahead. They keep everyone close with plenty of space to be comfortable and have quiet time.

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Big Cabin Rentals

If you are planning a church retreat for a youth group or young adults, consider booking a big cabin with unique amenities. Cabins with game rooms or cabins with indoor swimming pools keep everyone under one roof. When a few adults are supervising a larger number of children or adolescents, this is a great way to keep an eye on everyone. You'll have a large living room to gather in and individual space for everyone at night.

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Where To Eat

Big Daddy's Pizzeria

You can never go wrong with pizza. It's quick, easy, and can be made in large quantities for groups. Big Daddy's Pizzeria has 3 locations, so you are never far away from a great meal. There is space to eat inside and an arcade to play in to spread out even further. Plus, Big Daddy's was voted Best Kid Friendly Dining in 2018.

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Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que

Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que in Pigeon Forge has a semi-private dining area for groups, and can seat approximately 80 people. Enjoy smoked ribs, chicken, sausage, beef and pork, along with a variety of sides, salads, sandwiches and desserts. Bennett's also offers bulk To-Go orders, catering and delivery.

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Things To Do

The Track

People of all ages will have a blast at The Track. The Track offers a wide variety of activities, including go-karts, blaster boats, mini golf, bumper cars and more. Youth groups especially will enjoy the exciting, interactive environment at The Track. Blow of some steam, compete and race with one another in your free time.

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Shop At The Island

The Island is an iconic spot in Pigeon Forge with activities and shopping to keep you busy for hours. Sit and enjoy the water show at the fountain, head into one of the many stores nearby, or grab tickets for one of the rides. It is a one-stop shop for a variety of entertainment, activities and dining, making it the perfect destination for an afternoon off. The Island is also a great place to look for souvenirs before you head home.

The Island

When your group begins planning for church retreats in Pigeon Forge, be sure to consider what lodging, dining and attractions best fit your needs. Also, take advantage of our group travel planner for custom recommendations and discounts from our partners.

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