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9 Hotels Near Dollywood For Country Comfort That's Close to the Thrills

Whether you're visiting Dollywood on a family vacation or a romantic getaway, these nearby Smoky Mountain hotels will be your home away from home.

Most theme parks make you forget where you are, but what’s so special about Dollywood is how fully it integrates and celebrates the surrounding beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains.

A ride on the Dollywood Express begins as a steam engine tour of the park’s nearby attractions, but soon opens up to expansive mountain vistas. Tall evergreens can be seen for miles as you climb the hills of the many roller coasters. You can even tour Dolly’s tour bus and a replica of Dolly Parton’s Tennessee Mountain Home.

After a day of adventure at Dollywood or Dollywood’s Splash Country water park, you’re going to need somewhere comfortable to rest your weary head (and feet). These nine hotels are only a stone’s throw away from this majestic mountain theme park, with convenient amenities, friendly service and a touch of country charm.

On-Property Hotel With Theme Park Perks

Tucked into the foothills of the Eastern Tennessee Smoky Mountains, Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort offers serene mountain views, upscale country décor and, as Dollywood’s only on-property hotel, theme park privileges that you won’t find anywhere else.

Hotel guests receive complimentary theme park transportation, early park entry every Saturday, a special park entrance just for resort guests, souvenir delivery from the park to the resort and access to Dollywood’s TimeSaver feature, which lets you “skip the line” for many of the park’s attractions.

Guest rooms are warm and welcoming, not only with standard amenities like a mini-fridge and free Wi-Fi, but also unexpected touches like butterfly adorned bed runners and other small personal touches that showcase Dolly’s unique personality.

With a full-service spa, a variety of dining options and two onsite pools – one indoor and one outdoor – your downtime will be almost as much fun as your time at Dollywood.

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort

Pigeon Forge
9.3 Excellent (1408 reviews)

Budget-Friendly Hotel That's Close to the Action

The Comfort Inn & Suites at Dollywood Lane puts you less than 10 minutes away from theme park thrills and within walking distance of many other Pigeon Forge attractions. This hotel’s location on Dollywood Lane means you’ll have a straight shot to Dollywood if you choose to drive, or get picked up on the Pigeon Forge Trolley for a leisurely ride to the park.

Standard rooms are simple but clean, and the larger family or couples’ suites include a gas fireplace and Jacuzzi tub. No matter the time of year, you can relax at the end of the day in the indoor or outdoor pool and hot tub.

Before heading to the parks, fuel up on scrambled eggs, fresh fruit and crispy waffles from the included breakfast buffet. You can pick up Dollywood tickets on your way out the door and you’ll even get a small discount off the prices you’d pay at the front gates.

Comfort Inn & Suites at Dollywood Lane

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Pigeon Forge
8.6 Excellent (3592 reviews)

Off-the-Beaten-Path Refuge

Situated off of Pigeon Forge’s main drag and along the Little Pigeon River, the Music Road Resort Hotel offers guests a quiet respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Only five miles from Dollywood, you can purchase discounted Dollywood tickets from the resort concierge and, depending on your room location, you may even catch a glimpse of the nightly fireworks from your private balcony.

The resort houses both an inn and a hotel, each with their own outdoor water park (open April through October), 24-hour indoor pool and hot tub, arcade and complimentary hot breakfast. However, guests of both buildings have access to the the entire resort’s amenities.

Music Road Resort

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Pigeon Forge
9.0 Excellent (1961 reviews)

Home Away From Home in Pigeon Forge

With only 53 rooms, each with a kitchenette and living area, the All Season Suites feels more like a small apartment community than a hotel. Some rooms are outfitted with fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs, while all guests can enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tub (open seasonally), arcade and complimentary hot fresh breakfast.

This all-suite hotel is located on Dollywood Lane, less than three miles from the theme park, and tickets are conveniently available for purchase in the lobby. Its close proximity to Dollywood means you are just a short drive away or you can take a ride on the trolley to save on parking fees.

All Season Suites

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Pigeon Forge
8.5 Excellent (1478 reviews)

Rustic Charm in the Smoky Mountains

Black Fox Lodge Pigeon Forge is only 10 minutes away from Dollywood on the banks of the Little Pigeon River. You’ll receive a warm welcome as soon as you step through the doors, thanks to the friendly staff and large, glowing fireplace in the lobby.

While the hotel is clean and modern, the leather furnishings and rustic wood details will make you feel as if you’re staying in a rural mountain lodge.

Tickets to Dollywood can be purchased at the hotel and when you’ve had your fill of thrills, you can chill out in the outdoor pool or by the cozy fire pit on the patio.

Black Fox Lodge Pigeon Forge, Tapestry Collestion by Hilton

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Pigeon Forge
9.1 Excellent (974 reviews)

Luxe Condo Living in a Spa-Like Setting

Surrounded by lush greenery and unparalleled mountain scenery, the Riverstone Resort & Spa is a nature lover’s dream come true. Located only one mile down the road from Dollywood in a quiet, secluded location off of Pigeon Forge’s main drag, these luxury condo and cabin rentals provide the perfect place to rest and recharge after a day of fun.

Dollywood tickets can be purchased in the lobby of this pet-friendly hotel, and each condo comes outfitted with a fireplace, large patio, stainless steel appliances and many other comforts of home. If you are traveling with a large group, the open-layout log cabins provide everyone with plenty of room to stretch out.

RiverStone Resort & Spa

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Pigeon Forge
9.5 Excellent (950 reviews)

Charming Inn That Celebrates Christmas All Year Round

Five miles from Dollywood, this holiday-themed hotel celebrates Christmas 365 days a year. The Bavarian-style architecture on the outside of the Inn at Christmas Place gives way to fully-decorated rooms – some with full-size Christmas trees.

Santa stops by for a sing-along three nights a week and kids can meet some of his North Pole friends every day from June through December.

Tickets to Dollywood are available for purchase at this small, 145 room inn and there is a quiet back road that will take you straight to the park. All rooms feature plush bedding and a small kitchenette complete with a microwave and mini fridge, plus many of the suites have whirlpools, fireplaces and private balconies.

The Inn at Christmas Place

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Pigeon Forge
9.7 Excellent (1413 reviews)

Water Park Hotel With a Splash of Fun

Country Cascades Waterpark Resort is a family-friendly hotel with a beached entry pool, two waterslides and a water play area for kids. Located only 10 minutes from Dollywood, guests can purchase discounted theme park tickets in the lobby after enjoying the delicious complimentary breakfast spread.

There is a trolley stop nearby, so guests have the option to drive to Dollywood or hitch a quick ride.

Aside from the standard guest rooms, which feature rich, dark wood and leather touches, guests can choose from a variety of suites with soaking tubs, fireplaces and water park or mountain lookouts.

Country Cascades

Pigeon Forge
8.3 Very good (2228 reviews)

Country Comfort From a Brand You Trust

The La Quinta Inn & Suites Pigeon Forge has brightly decorated guest rooms, a 24-hour indoor pool, hot tub and fitness center. Plus, it is conveniently located less than 10 minutes from Dollywood.

Guests can choose from standard rooms, Jacuzzi suites or family suites with a king, twin and sofa bed, as well as a Jacuzzi tub and kitchenette.

Discounted theme park tickets are available in the lobby and there is a trolley stop right out front that will drop you off for a day of Dollywood fun. Before heading out, guests can take advantage of the included full breakfast and rest their tired legs by the patio fireplace after returning for the night.

La Quinta Inn & Suites Pigeon Forge

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Pigeon Forge
8.9 Excellent (2343 reviews)