$29 Avg/night
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Vacation Lodge

3 stars
3450 Parkway,, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.3
out of 5
202 reviews
Trip to Dollywood

We spent two days at Dollywood/Splash Country and the location of the motel was perfect. It was... See full review

  • Yeti3
  • Sep 3, 2014
perfect weekend getaway

Breakfast was great.... location just as good we have stayed in alot of hotels and cabins in area... See full review

  • sthrnbo
  • Aug 28, 2013
Located on the main Parkway strip with a heated pool and free hot breakfast
The central Parkway location of the three-story Vacation Lodge in Pigeon Forge puts the hotel in the center of all the town's action. Attractions such as Dollywood, Dollywood's Splash Country and the Great Smokey Mountains National Park are nearby.  There is an adjacent trolley stop for easy access to area attractions. The 93-room hotel has a heated outdoor pool, and select rooms have a balcony, fireplace or Jacuzzi.
Highlights
  • Central Pigeon Forge location
  • Nearby trolley stop for easy access to area attractions
  • Heated outdoor pool
  • Select rooms with balcony, fireplace or Jacuzzi
Location
The Vacation Lodge's proximity to the Great Smokey Mountains National Park is a boon to those who enjoy outdoor recreation, such as hiking, biking or horseback riding. Dollywood and Dollywood's Splash Country are easily accessible by car or low-priced trolley.
Rooms
The 93 rooms or mini suites at the Vacation Lodge offer a variety of bed setups including rooms with two double beds, two queen beds, one queen bed, one king bed, and double queen rooms with a fireplace. Selects rooms have a balcony or Jacuzzi. Flat screen televisions and wireless high-speed Internet are available for in-room diversion. A microwave, refrigerator and coffee maker are standard, as is free wireless Internet. Expect earth tones and printed bedspreads and curtains in the rooms.
Features
Guests appreciate the heated seasonal outdoor pool and free daily breakfast at Vacation Lodge. There is free parking and a low-cost trolley stop that takes people around the Pigeon Forge area. The nearby Great Smokey Mountain National Park offers as much outdoor recreation as a vacationer can handle -- hiking, biking, fishing, horseback riding and wildlife viewing are all just a few miles away at the 500,000-acre park.
Transportation
  • McGhee Tyson Airport (24.5 mi/39.5 km)
Attractions
  • Dollywood's Splash Country (0.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall (1.3 mi/2.1 km)
  • Dollywood (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
  • Wonderworks (3.1 mi/5 km)
  • Gatlinburg (7.7 mi/12.4 km)
  • Gatlinburg Convention Center (9.6 mi/15.4 km)
  • Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies (10.4 mi/16.7 km)
  • Great Smoky Mountains National Park (10.6 mi/17.1 km)
  • Knoxville Zoo (31.1 mi/50.4 km)
Business
  • Free wireless Internet at Vacation Lodge

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Vacation Lodge Rooms

Double Queen
The room offers 2 Queen Beds with air conditioning, refrigerator, telephone, television, cable TV, microwave oven, non-smoking rooms, daily maid service, coffee maker, balcony/terrace.
Queen
The room offers 1 Queen Bed with air conditioning, refrigerator, telephone, television, cable TV, microwave oven, non-smoking rooms, daily maid service, coffee maker, balcony/terrace.
Suite Double Queen Fireplace
The room offers 2 Queen Beds with air conditioning, refrigerator, telephone, television, cable TV, microwave oven, non-smoking rooms, daily maid service, fireplace, coffee maker, balcony/terrace. Some suites have Jacuzzis.
Double
The room offers 2 Double beds with air conditioning, refrigerator, telephone, television, cable TV, microwave oven, non-smoking rooms, daily maid service, coffee maker, balcony/terrace.
King Suite
The room offers 1 King bed with air conditioning, refrigerator, telephone, television, cable TV, microwave oven, non-smoking rooms, daily maid service, fireplace, coffee maker,

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
Activities
Pool
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Dollywood: 1.2 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1400
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (202)

Ratings and reviews for Vacation Lodge

Overall score

3.3 / 5
5.01.0
202 out of 202
Amenities:
3.2
Room cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.5
Location:
4.4
Value:
3.8

74% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Powder Springs, GA
Jul 26, 2008

Sorry, but not good

Room was clean but poorly maintainted. The comode rocked, the refrigerator was inorprative and about to fall out of the cabinate. Had to ask for toilet paper and there were no tissues supplied (didn't ask for them!). Neither were there normal amenities such as shampoo. Free breakfast was adequate but first morning, food was immediately removed at a few minutes before 10 (publicized cut-off) even though there were still people waiting to be served. Second morning, ran out of food at 9:15. No one to supply more could be found. (Reported to the desk when we returned to room.) And carpet was spotted. Needed cleaning. Oh, and the Hot/Cold faucets were reversed on the lavatory - not a big issue but seemed in keeping with poor maintenance. Overall, considered the facility overpriced in view of other publicized prices in area. And, to add insult to injury, there was a charge for local phone calls and ice! Felt nickled and dimed to death!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Boswell, IN
Jul 24, 2008

VACATION

GREAT PLACE TO SAY WITH LOCAL SHOPPING

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Denham Springs, LA
Jul 17, 2008

Disappointing

When we arrived to check in, the room wasn't ready. There was no restroom available; we were advised to go to the gas station. We thought we were getting a room with two beds and a sofabed; instead we had two beds and had to pay extra each night for a very uncomfortable cot. We also had to pay for ice. There were no laundry facilities at all on site.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
2
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Glasgow, KY
Jul 14, 2008

My review of Vacation Lodge

Vacation Lodge was comfortable enough and the location was very good. There were no fruits for breakfast and they did not have laundry facilites in the hotel. We've got rained out in the mountains and they suggested to go across the road to a different hotel to dry our clothes. The swimming pool was very small.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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Review of Vacation Lodge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Hustonville, KY
Jul 11, 2008

Good Location

If you are looking for a clean hotel in a central location in Pigeon Forge this would be a good one to stay in.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Dollywood was a short drive away from the hotel and easy getting in and out.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Satellite Beach
Jul 3, 2008

In need of update and repair

Checked into hotel after long drive from Milwaukee with my 3 kids. Hotel desk staff was unfriendly at check in. The room had not been redecorated in what I would estimate to be 30 years and the linens matched the time period. the room was clean, but carpet and furniture was worn out. Ice machine required quarters for one bucket of ice, could be a problem late at night for those not planning ahead. The hotel did have free wireless that worked well and the maid staff was very pleasent. Pool area was small and towels needed to be brought from room.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

On the main drag in Pigeon Forge in walking distance to eats and fun.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Centerville
Jul 2, 2008

nice location

vacation lodge at pigeon forge was in close proximity to a wide variety of restaurants, attractions and shows! just minutes to gatlinburg and dollywood. beds were a bit stiff, but other than that, it was a good choice for the price.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

the dixie stampede diner theater was amazing!!! well worth the price of admission. good show, great food, very friendly staff!

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Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Bloomfield Hills
Jul 2, 2008

Very poor experiece with hotel

When I check into the room, this room does not even have a shower.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
2
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Many recreational attraction and entertainment

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Review of Vacation Lodge

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Lebanon
Jun 30, 2008

Would recommend

My wife and I stayed there for our honeymoon. We found it to be a rather quiet and nice hotel to stay in. It has a great location in the middle of Pigeon Forge, within a few blocks from pretty much anything you'd like to do. It's also only about 10 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg. The pool was clean and well maintained the whole time we were there. I'd recommend this hotel to anyone wanting to stay in the area.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The Comedy Barn is really close to the hotel, along with almost any sort of dining you'd like to enjoy.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Rising Fawn
Jun 19, 2008

Great Location

This hotel was a great price for the location. I was traveling with my wife and two little girls. We were there mainly to go to Dollywood so we did not spend that much time in the hotel. The beds were comfortable and the room was clean. It is right on the strip in Pigeon Forge so if you wanted to walk around to some shops it is in a wonderful location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

There are several recreational activities very close by

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