If you are a fan of apple products (pies and fritters, not iPods and iPads), you will love visiting Apple Barn Village! Featuring an onsite apple orchard, this excellent group of stores is one of the most popular places for dining and shopping in the Smokies. The Oak Tree Lodge boasts an incredible location minutes away from this must-see attraction. Here are the top five perks of staying at Pigeon Forge hotels near Apple Barn Village:
Apple Barn Village is a fantastic Pigeon Forge shopping destination consisting of various apple themed shops, including a cider mill, general store, restaurant, creamery, and winery. Guests at the Oak Tree Lodge will appreciate the convenience of being located so close to this exciting complex. In fact, the hotel is just a two minute drive from Apple Barn Village! As an alternative, guests can leave their car at our hotel and walk to the village in about 15 minutes. To see the Oak Tree Lodge’s exact location, check out the interactive map embedded in our Pigeon Forge hotel amenities page.
You never have to travel far from the Oak Tree Lodge for a delicious dinner, as Apple Barn Village is home to the incredible Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Grill. This local eatery features a wide variety of traditional southern dishes, and each meal comes with a complimentary serving of Applewood’s famous apple julep, apple fritters, and homemade apple butter! Although guests at the Oak Tree Lodge can enjoy a free full breakfast at our hotel, the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Grill also serves breakfast in addition to lunch and dinner.
3. Great Shopping Opportunities
Guests staying at Pigeon Forge hotels near Apple Barn Village will enjoy excellent shopping opportunities, whether looking to purchase a unique bottle of wine or nearly any type of apple related gift! In the highly unlikely event that you run out of shops to enjoy at Apple Barn Village, the Oak Tree Lodge is also situated within easy walking distance of the area’s largest outlet mall.
4. Fun for the Kids
Apple Barn Village has something for the whole family! The complex features a fabulous ice cream and bake shop called the Apple Valley Creamery that kids will just love. After a fun afternoon of swimming at the Oak Tree Lodge’s pool, take your children over to the Creamery to sample one of their 40 + flavors of delicious ice cream. Try out classics such as Butter Pecan and French Vanilla Bean, or sample the local Smoky Mountain Fudge ice cream flavor. If the Apple Valley Creamery’s ice cream doesn’t satisfy your sweet tooth, their bakery offers an incredible selection of breads, muffins, cookies, cobblers, and more.
5. Rainy Day Alternative
When staying at Pigeon Forge hotels near Apple Barn Village, guests can easily access the complex if bad weather happens to spoil their outdoor plans. In addition to the Oak Tree Lodge’s terrific heated indoor pool, the shops at Apple Barn Village provide another excellent rainy day activity. With so many great stores and restaurants to visit, it’s easy to spend the whole day at the village!
The Oak Tree Lodge not only offers proximity to the area’s best things to do, but we also provide free Pigeon Forge attraction tickets to all of our guests. Follow the link to learn more!