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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is a great vacation spot located in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This action-packed town boasts stunning scenery, family-friendly attractions, and plenty of entertainment options for all ages. This is where our family chooses to stay most of the time when we visit the area, and we love Pigeon Forge hotels on the river!

Enjoy thrilling rides and shows at Dollywood Theme Park (our favorite destination!) or take a leisurely stroll through at the Tanger Outlet Mall. There are also plenty of other shopping and dining options to keep you busy during your stay, and most of these hotels are near the Pigeon Forge Parkway, where you have easy access to all the action. Whether you’re looking for an action-packed adventure or a peaceful escape, a Pigeon Forge vacation has it all!

The Little Pigeon River is at the heart of Pigeon Forge, running peacefully and serenely through the town. It provides a beautiful backdrop for visitors to take in while exploring the area, creating a picturesque and tranquil atmosphere that makes it easy to relax and enjoy yourself, especially in a wonderful hotel with a private balcony overlooking the river.

Staying in a hotel along the Little Pigeon River in Pigeon Forge is the perfect choice for any type of getaway. These hotels provide a convenient location right in the heart of the town, giving you easy access to all its top attractions while also enjoying beautiful views of the river. Whether you’re looking for a romantic escape or a fun family vacation, these comfortable accommodations are sure to make your Pigeon Forge getaway special and unforgettable.

Music Road Resort

Aerial view of music road resort and its water park

The Music Road Resort Hotel is a 2.5 star hotel with small outdoor water park located on the Little Pigeon River in downtown Pigeon Forge, TN. The hotel is wonderful for families and offers a variety of amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible, including:

  • Waterslide
  • Kids pool
  • Game room
  • Microwave
  • Indoor and Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Complimentary breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Internet, with free WiFi and wired Internet available in all rooms and some public areas
  • Free parking on site, onsite parking includes off-street options
  • Access to nearby indoor pool, outdoor pool and seasonal outdoor pool
  • Arcade/game room and billiards/pool table
  • Fishing, free water park access, shopping, family friendly
  • Laundry facilities, lazy river, refrigerator, snack bar/deli
  • Conveniences include elevator, front-desk safe, gift shop/newsstand, guest services, tour/ticket assistance and wedding services
  • Business services include 24-hour business center, computer station, conference center and meeting rooms
  • Outdoors include free pool cabanas, picnic area, pool sun loungers and pool umbrellas, terrace

River Bend Inn – Pigeon Forge

Exterior view of balcony and river view of little pigeon river

River Bend Inn is a family-friendly hotel located in Pigeon Forge, TN near the Titanic Museum attraction. It offers great amenities to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. The hotel’s amenities include:

  • Microwave
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Gym
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Internet, with free WiFi and wired Internet available in all rooms and some public areas
  • Free self parking on site, onsite parking includes off-street options
  • Access to nearby fitness center, indoor pool and outdoor pool
  • Laundry facilities, refrigerator, and microwave
  • Conveniences include ATM/banking services, elevator, guest services, daily housekeeping, dry cleaning service, tour/ticket assistance and laundry facilities
  • Business services include computer station
  • Outdoors include BBQ grill(s) and picnic area

River Bend Inn is a great option for families looking for a comfortable and affordable stay in Pigeon Forge, TN, with a variety of amenities and services to make your vacation more pleasant, with scenic views of the Little Pigeon River and a central location to all the action.


Creekstone Inn

Exterior view of creekstone inn and the little pigeon river

Creekstone Inn is a hotel located in Pigeon Forge, TN that offers wonderful private balconies overlooking the Little Pigeon River. The hotel’s location on the river provides guests with beautiful views and a tranquil atmosphere. This hotel offers a variety of amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. They include:

  • Microwave
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Free WiFi available in all rooms and some public areas
  • Free self parking on site and wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Off-street parking options
  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7 AM–10 AM
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Family friendly amenities
  • Refrigerator
  • Conveniences include elevator, front-desk safe, guest services, 24-hour front desk, daily housekeeping and tour/ticket assistance
  • Pool sun loungers and pool umbrellas

Inn on the River

Front of property of the inn on the river

The Inn on the River is a 3-star family-friendly hotel located by the river in Pigeon Forge, TN. It has a lot of great activities and materials for the kids! The hotel is conveniently located close to The Track and Island at Pigeon Forge, and offers a terrace, a fire pit, laundry facilities, and a hot tub. It’s a great option for active travelers, with fishing opportunities and an indoor and outdoor pool.

Amenities include:

  • Indoor pool and outdoor pool
  • Free self parking
  • Electric car charging station, access to a nearby health club, and express check-out
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, concierge services, and barbecue grills
  • Business center and a free kid’s club
  • Free WiFi in public areas

The hotel’s 128 rooms are well-appointed with premium bedding, air conditioning, safes, WiFi, highchairs, children’s books, art supplies, designer toiletries, shower/tub combinations, hair dryers, 43-inch HDTVs with cable channels, wardrobes/closets, refrigerators and microwaves. Guests reviews have praised the hotel’s helpful hotel staff and great location.


Econo Lodge Riverside

Indoor pool area of the econo lodge riverside

Econo Lodge Riverside is a budget-friendly 2.5 star hotel located in Pigeon Forge, TN. The hotel offers a variety of amenities for your stay. The hotel’s amenities include:

  • Microwave
  • Popular amenities
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Business services
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Hot tub
  • Internet, with free WiFi available in all rooms and some public areas
  • Free self parking on site and free RV/bus/truck parking on site
  • Off-street parking options
  • Free continental breakfast
  • Access to nearby fishing, indoor pool and spa tub
  • Family friendly amenities
  • Indoor pool, laundry facilities, refrigerator and microwave
  • Conveniences include elevator, free newspapers in lobby, guest services, 24-hour front desk, daily housekeeping and tour/ticket assistance
  • Business services include 24-hour business center, computer station, conference space (300 square feet), meeting room
  • Outdoors include BBQ grill(s), firepit, garden, picnic area, terrace

Best Western Plaza Inn

Exterior view of best western plaza inn

The Best Western Plaza Inn is a 2.5 star budget hotel located in Pigeon Forge, TN that is clean and affordable and a good budget choice for families – and it’s close to Dollywood. The hotel’s amenities include:

  • Internet, with free WiFi available in all rooms and some public areas
  • Free self parking on site and wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Off-street parking options
  • Free buffet breakfast available daily 7 AM–10 AM
  • Restaurants on site, Continental Cafe
  • Access to nearby 2 outdoor pools, 2 spa tubs, children’s pool and indoor pool
  • Family friendly amenities
  • Laundry facilities, microwave and refrigerator
  • Conveniences include elevator, front-desk safe, guest services, 24-hour front desk, daily housekeeping and laundry facilities
  • Business services include 24-hour business center and meeting room
  • Outdoors include pool sun loungers
  • Accessibility features include:Select rooms with accessible bathroom and roll-in shower
  • Assistive listening devices available
  • Braille signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and path of travel
  • Smoke-free property
  • Room amenities include air conditioning, bed sheets, free toiletries, hair dryer, private bathroom, shower/tub combination, towels, 32-inch LED TV, cable channels, premium channels, coffee/tea maker, microwave, refrigerator, connecting rooms available, free local calls and iron/ironing board

Final Thoughts on Pigeon Forge Hotels on the River

I hope that you’ll consider one of these great hotels. Way back when my husband and I had just started dating we rented a riverview hotel in Pigeon Forge and had an amazing time just the two of us, and now we go back with our four kids and enjoy it even more. We go to the mountains several times per year and most always stay in Pigeon Forge, so we’ve tried out a lot of hotels and cabins over the years.

Pigeon Forge really is a great place to vacation, and any of these hotels is a wonderful choice for a couple or families. We hope you have a wonderful stay!

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