Beautiful view of the fall colors near our hotel in Pigeon Forge TN.

There is no better time to visit Pigeon Forge than the fall, and there is nowhere better to stay than the Vacation Lodge! With spacious rooms, luxurious amenities, and a central location, we have everything you need to relax while enjoying the gorgeous autumn scenery. Here are five of our favorite ways to see the fall colors when you stay at our hotel in Pigeon Forge TN:

1. View the Fall Foliage from Your Balcony

Many of of our Pigeon Forge hotel rooms feature a private balcony where you can enjoy the spectacular fall colors. Imagine waking up on a crisp morning and stepping out onto your personal balcony to start your day with a breathtaking panoramic view. The balcony is the ideal location to enjoy a morning cup of coffee or to simply relax as you kick back and take in the sights. Be sure to bring your camera, as your balcony provides one of the best vantage points in Pigeon Forge!

2. Take a Hike in the Great Smoky A stream in Pigeon Forge lined with fall colors.Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers some of the best fall scenery in the country, making autumn one of the most popular seasons to visit. When you stay at the Vacation Lodge, you will be just a short drive from the park entrance. After filling up with our complimentary continental breakfast for plenty of energy, take the family out for a short easy hike, or a go for a challenging hike with your friends. If you book one of our rooms with a Jacuzzi tub, you can look forward to a refreshing soak after a day in the Smokies!

3. Ride the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel

For a stunning view of Pigeon Forge in all of its autumn glory, take a spin on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel! This towering 200 foot tall Ferris wheel is conveniently located just off the Pigeon Forge Parkway at The Island and offers riders fabulous views in all glass gondolas that seat up to 8 guests. The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel is one of the tallest attractions in the area and has quickly become one of the can’t-miss things to do near our hotel in Pigeon Forge TN.

The fall colors in the trees in Pigeon Forge4. Glide Above Pigeon Forge at Wonders of Flight

Take the Wonders of Flight hot air balloon ride in Pigeon Forge to gently glide to an altitude of 500 feet in the air! This is the perfect way to get a bird’s eye view of the fall colors, and those with a keen eye might even spot the Vacation Lodge while floating high in the sky. Those who might be hesitant about riding in a hot air balloon don’t need to worry, as the Wonders of Flight balloon is safely tethered to the ground at all times. Since the balloon’s gondola is open air, guests can enjoy 360 degree views of the Smoky Mountains and beyond.

5. Walk the Observation Deck at the Gatlinburg Space Needle

Guests at our hotel will be just a short drive away from the Gatlinburg Space Needle, a 407 foot tall observation tower that overlooks the Smoky Mountains and downtown Gatlinburg. Bring your camera to get some fantastic shots of the fall colors, then enjoy the Space Needle’s Higher Learning Exhibits that feature fascinating facts about the area. The observation deck is accessed by two comfortable and safe glass elevators that quickly shuttle up to 20 people at a time. After a day of leaf peeping, return to our hotel in Pigeon Forge TN to relax and enjoy fantastic amenities such as flat screen televisions and extra comfortable beds!

Before you book your fall vacation with us, check out our Pigeon Forge hotel special offers for our latest promotions! 

Jason Fishman

Jason Fishman is a writer and editor specializing in history, dining, travel and tourism. In his spare time, he enjoys science fiction, breakfast food and bad puns.