One of the many reasons people come to the Smoky Mountains is to visit Dollywood, the famous theme park owned by Dolly Parton. More than a typical amusement park, this beloved attraction offers live entertainment, special events, world class rides, and mouthwatering food.
When you visit the Pigeon Forge area, it makes sense to stay in a hotel near Dollywood. The Oak Tree Lodge is just fifteen minutes away from the theme park! Here are the top five benefits of choosing us for your East Tennessee getaway:
1. Spend More Time at Dollywood, Less Time Getting There
Dollywood is an extremely popular attraction and, at certain times of year, traffic can be heavy. Sitting in traffic is not high on the list of anyone’s favorite activities, especially when your kids are anxious to experience all of the great rides and shows at the theme park. When you are just a short drive from Dollywood, however, you won’t have to waste much time in your car. This speedy trip will help make the day even more fun for you and your family.
In addition to our spectacular location, our hotel near Dollywood provides guests with everything they need to make their stay fun and comfortable. There are both indoor and outdoor pools to provide you and your family with free entertainment and an instant way to cool off on hot afternoons. Our hotel rooms come equipped with refrigerators and microwaves, so you can easily prepare quick meals and snacks. Some suites even come with Jacuzzis and fireplaces for an especially luxurious experience!
3. Make Multiple Trips to Dollywood
If you’re going to be in the area for several days, you may want to make more than one trip to Dollywood. There is so much to see and experience that it’s hard to do it all in one day. Also, your kids may want to spend a good part of a day at Dollywood’s Splash Country, the incomparable water park next door.
For many guests, it is worth it to purchase one of Dollywood’s season passes. There are passes for both children and adults and for both the theme park and the water park. With unlimited visits to the park and a hotel close to all of the fun, you will be completely set for a week of nonstop fun!
4. You Are Close to a Variety of Attractions
Dollywood is certainly one of the main reasons people visit Pigeon Forge, but it is far from the only one. When you stay at the Oak Tree Lodge, you will be very close to many exciting activities. Some of the places you may want to visit while you’re in town include the Titanic Museum, Apple Barn Village, The Island, Adventure Park Ziplines, Five Oaks Riding Stables, Tree Tops Ropes Course, and many more.
Since our hotel is right on the Parkway, you will find that it’s just a short drive (or even a short walk) to dozens of amazing things to do. We even provide free Pigeon Forge attraction tickets to all of our guests!
5. Attend Special Events at Dollywood
Dollywood hosts a variety of special events throughout the year. For example, if you are visiting during Labor Day weekend, you may want to attend Rock the Smokies, an all day Christian Music Festival. Each season also brings a variety of annual festivals to the theme park, including:
- Festival of Nations (March – April)
- Barbeque & Bluegrass (May – June)
- Great American Summer (June – August)
- National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration (October)
- Smoky Mountain Christmas (November – January)
If you want to attend these or other special events, it will be very convenient to stay at the Oak Tree
Lodge, where you’ll have only a short drive to the theme park. For more information about everything you can expect at our hotel near Dollywood, check out our Pigeon Forge hotel amenities page!