Pigeon Forge, TN is a wonderful place to take a Thanksgiving getaway! Located at the doorstep of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge offers a beautiful backdrop for a holiday vacation with your family. Our charming mountain city is just a day’s drive from 60% of the nation’s population, making it the ideal spot for your far flung relatives to get together. To help you make the most of your Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge, Valley Forge Inn has put together the following tips for your trip:
1. Reserve Your Room as Early as Possible
Thanksgiving is a very popular time to visit Pigeon Forge, so we recommend booking your stay at Valley Forge Inn well in advance. If you are coordinating your trip with relatives outside of your immediate family, try to get a final headcount as soon as possible. Once you know exactly how many rooms you’ll need, give us a call and our friendly staff will be happy to recommend the perfect lodging for your family.
2. Plan Thanksgiving Dinner at a Restaurant in Pigeon Forge
One of the many advantages of celebrating Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge is not having to prepare your own holiday meal! Rather than slaving away over a hot stove, you can relax and let someone else do the cooking for a change. Valley Forge Inn is close to two popular restaurants that typically offer wonderful Thanksgiving feasts.
Mama’s Farmhouse always serves up heaping helpings of mouthwatering Southern food, and Thanksgiving is no exception! Guests will enjoy endless portions of roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, macaroni and cheese, peach cobbler, and all of your holiday favorites. Mama’s Farmhouse usually accepts reservations, so be sure to call ahead. This restaurant is just a 2 minute drive from Valley Forge Inn.
Another great option for your Thanksgiving meal is The Old Mill Square. Both The Old Mill Restaurant and the Pottery House Café & Grille will serve a delicious holiday feast with all of the trimmings until 8:30 p.m. Reservations are not accepted. The Old Mill Square is a 5 minute drive from Valley Forge Inn.
3. Watch the Thanksgiving Fireworks at the Titanic Museum
Every year, Pigeon Forge takes part in a unique Thanksgiving tradition: fireworks to welcome in the holiday season! The Titanic Museum Attraction on the Parkway will launch an impressive pyrotechnic display that is sure to take your breath away. In addition to the fireworks, the Titanic Museum also typically hosts costumed characters, including a Fantasy Princess, who is always popular with young spectators. The fireworks are scheduled for 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving day. The Titanic Museum Attraction is just a 6 minute drive from Valley Forge Inn.
As you can see, there is no shortage of tasty food to eat and fun to be had when you celebrate Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge! To start planning your holiday getaway, browse the hotel rooms at Valley Forge Inn.