The Old Mill is one of the most iconic and popular locations in Pigeon Forge, TN. Constructed along the Little Pigeon River in 1830, this grist mill ground grain for local farmers, helped manufacture uniforms for the Union army during the Civil War, and provided electricity for Pigeon Forge until 1935. Today, the mill continues to turn, and its freshly ground products are used at The Old Mill Restaurant and the other businesses in The Old Mill Square.
When you stay at Valley Forge Inn, you will be just a five minute drive from The Old Mill! Here are three perks of vacationing at our hotel near Old Mill Restaurant Pigeon Forge.
1. Some of the Best Southern Cooking in Pigeon Forge
The Old Mill Restaurant is an institution in Pigeon Forge. People drive all the way from far off states like Michigan and Florida to enjoy this restaurant’s fresh Southern cooking. Fortunately, guests at Valley Forge Inn won’t have to endure a cross country road trip to sample the food from The Old Mill, as they’ll be just a short drive away!
The Old Mill Restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and they do each one superbly. At breakfast, all of the entrees are served with orange juice and freshly baked banana nut muffins. For lunch and dinner, entrees include a cup of the of restaurant’s signature corn chowder and their famous corn fritters. Everything on the menu is spectacular, but standout items include:
- Traditional Turkey and Dressing
- Homemade Meatloaf
- Pot Roast & Gravy
- Southern Country Fried Steak
- Blackberry Cobbler
The portions at The Old Mill Restaurant are very generous, so be sure to come hungry!
2. A Chance to Feed the Ducks
Another advantage of staying at our hotel near Old Mill Restaurant Pigeon Forge is having the chance to make some web-footed friends! Due to its location on the Little Pigeon River, The Old Mill Square attracts a lot of ducks. These friendly fowl are accustomed to being fed by visitors, and The Old Mill General Store even sells special duck food for about $1 a bag. If you are traveling with young kids, they will absolutely love feeding the ducks before or after their meal at The Old Mill Restaurant.
3. Many Opportunities to Take The Old Mill Home with You
When you spend time at The Old Mill Square, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to take back some souvenirs from your visit. The Old Mill General Store carries a variety of fun items, including a great collection of specialty flours and mixes that allow you to recreate dishes from The Old Mill Restaurant in your own kitchen.
Anyone with a sweet tooth should stop by The Old Mill Candy Kitchen to pick up some homemade fudge, brittle, or caramel apples. You can also buy an entire pecan pie at The Old Mill Restaurant to take home (or to eat during your vacation!).
Want to learn more about staying at our hotel near Old Mill Restaurant Pigeon Forge? Check out the Valley Forge Inn Amenities page!