Post # 1
I’m trying to find a fun place to go for a honeymoon. I asked my Mom and she said Pigeon Forge, Tennessee was lots of fun when they went years ago…55 to be exact. So I’m thinking it has changed LOTS since then. Now my Mom and I have similar taste but I’m thinking this is sort of a tourist trap and I want somewhere slightly more….uhm, romantic maybe?
Any info on Pigeon Forge? Has anyone recently gone. Is it a place I should consider at all for a honeymoon? I ususally give weight to Mom’s advice…but don’t know about this one…lol.
Post # 3
My Mom went there for her honeymoon in October 2010. She had a great time. They stayed in a cabin and she said it was really nice.
Post # 4
My husband & I went there for a mini summer vaca back in 2008! It was a BLAST!
We rented a HUGE cabin (with three stories) a hot tub outside on the balcony, just an amazing cabin! They have smaller ones that are just as great for alot cheaper! We plan to go back & get a small one, one day.
Anyways, we went to Dollywood (theme park), The Ripley’s Aquarium, a car museum & walked the strip (which has lots of games, rides, mini golf, ect! We only stayed two days so we had to get everything we wanted done fast but we still had an awesome time! I def say it would be a great vacation for you two! Lots more as been added since we went & we want to go again this summer!
Here are some links:
Aquarium of the Smokies – HOME
They have a life sized replica museum of the Titanic!
Here are some 1 bedroom cabins & to the left side you can click on how many rooms you would like. Just click on the names (as you can see they are all different, one is named Almost Paradise – Click on the names to see the pictures, ect.
You can take a helicopter ride over the gorgeous mountains!
Hope this helps some. There are lots and lots of things to do there. 🙂
Post # 5
I have been to Pigeon Forge countless times through the years. It is quite touristy, so if you aren’t afraid of a little bit of cheesiness it’s great. 🙂 Fabulous outlet shopping, the great outdoors (the mountains are beautiful-go for a hike!), and fun restaurants (Dixie Stampede, anyone?!) and activities.
Definitely rent a cabin. We’ve stayed in many– Starrcrest Cabins are close to the action and Dollywood, but you’re on the other side of the mountain so you feel like you are secluded! Also check out cabins in “Wears Valley.” It’s much more secluded, and only a five minute drive to the main strip in Pigeon Forge.
While you’re there you must eat at the Apple Barn. Their apple fritters and apple butter-to die for! Also, they do free wine tasting. Try their Apple Raspberry wine. It is probably my favorite wine ever.
Post # 6
I’ve actually been talking about going there for a few years, as I’m dying to try the ZORB. I think it would be a blast for a honeymoon!
Post # 7
If you rent a cabin, it will definitely be romantic. They have some gorgeous, relatively affordable cabins with hot tubs and such. The shopping is awesome if you’re looking to do that. If you like hiking, there is plenty in the Smokies. I enjoy just walking around and window shopping. There is some cheesy stuff, but overall it’s a really fun place.
Post # 8
it is a tourist trap! but such a fun one, we have gone a few times, and it is so much fun. You can get a romantic cabin, they all have hot tubs and you can check out all the fun and wacky things to do! Gatlinburg is also down the road you can drive or take the bus between the two! You gusy will not run out of things to do, thats for sure 🙂
Post # 9
It is a tourist trap, but the smoky mnts are romantic and there are plenty of trails nearby for nice long romantic hikes. Rent a cabin, there are a number of options available in that area. Gatlinburg isn’t far from Pigon Forge, but is also touristy.