Christmas decorations

For the first time ever, the world’s most famous reindeer will be at the Smoky Mountain Christmas Festival at Dollywood! Come have your picture taken with Rudolph and all of his friends from the beloved Christmas special, and be sure to stay for the spectacular holiday performances and events that are scheduled to continue through Jan. 3, 2015. We’ve put together a handy guide for all of the fun you can expect at Dollywood this holiday season. Read more

Christmas tree against red drapery

The holiday season is a truly magical time in Pigeon Forge, as many of the local theaters put on special Christmas performances. Read on to learn about three spectacular Christmas shows located near our Pigeon Forge hotel! Read more

Family celebrating Thanksgiving

Gathering family and friends together is a Thanksgiving tradition, and this year, there is no better place to get together than Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This Smoky Mountain city will be decked out in beautiful holiday decor, and the spirit of the holiday will greet all who come to visit. Here are four tips for an amazing Turkey Day getaway at our hotel in Pigeon Forge: Read more

Autumn pumpkins and fruit display

Most people know that fall in Pigeon Forge is a beautiful time of year, as the leaves begin to change and the air gets crisper. However, the region also holds some surprises as autumn rolls around each year. Here are 6 things you never knew about fall in Pigeon Forge: Read more

Happy family on vacation

Whether you’re staying with us for a weekend or an entire week, vacation time is precious! Here are 5 steps to have the perfect day at our Pigeon Forge hotel: Read more

barbeque ribs on the grill

This spring, Dollywood is celebrating two of the best things in the South: barbeque food and bluegrass music! For 16 days, the theme park will host a series of excellent free concerts and serve up plate after plate of savory BBQ with all the fixin’s. Read on to learn everything you need to know about this popular Dollywood festival. Read more

Autumn field in the Smoky Mountains

The Smoky Mountain Sweetheart, Dolly Parton, is coming home to East Tennessee in just a few short weeks, and we at Vacation Lodge could not be more excited! Read more

Father and two children leaning on classic red car

Car Shows in Pigeon Forge have become quite the annual tradition over the past several years with the bell of the ball being the Pigeon Forge Rod Run. For over 30 years now, the Pigeon Forge car show has showcased timeless classic automobiles from all across the country. The biggest difference in this year’s show, however, will be the new location the event will now call home. Read more

The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge is full of tons of fun and exciting things to do, many of which are just a few steps away from our relaxing hotel rooms. To help guests navigate to a few of these thrilling activities, we have put together a list of three of the most popular things to do in Pigeon Forge within walking distance of us! Read more

Sunset in the Great Smoky Mountains

Vacation planning can be stressful! From booking the lodging to creating the itinerary, there is a lot that goes into creating the perfect weekend. To help reduce a little bit of the stress, we at Vacation Lodge Hotel in Pigeon Forge have put together three simple tips to make sure that your family’s next trip to the Smokies is one to remember. Read more