This week's Feature Friday is Creekstone Inn
in downtown Pigeon Forge
. A special thank you to General Manager, Lisa Sargent, for providing us with the following information about the property.
1.) Creekstone Inn in Pigeon Forge offers a variety of lodging options for families vacationing in Pigeon Forge. Tell me a little history about your business and how long it has been around.
Creekstone Inn is a family owned hotel featuring balconies over the Little Pigeon River. Our location and amenities brings guests back year after year.
2.) What sets Creekstone Inn apart from other lodging companies in the area?
We are unique in the fact that we are the only hotel in Pigeon Forge that is right on the water's edge. Guests enjoy the wide variety of wildlife that visit the Little Pigeon River: ducks, heron, geese, and more. The soothing sound of the water makes for a great way to relax, right in the middle of town. Plus, in the Summer, we offer FREE TUBING on the River!
3.) What do your guests seem to love most about staying at Creekstone Inn?
The quiet yet convenient location, the balcony view of the river and the split room design.
4.)What do you think is Pigeon Forge's best kept secret?
Parrot Mountain, the River walk.
5.) What is your favorite way to spend the day in the Smoky Mountains
Driving the nature trails and finding restaurants that are unique to the area. Shopping at all the local area malls. Taking a day to spend at the arts and crafts district in Gatlinburg.
Make Your Reservations Today by calling 1-888-482-7829
Have you planned your Winterfest
trip to the Smokies yet? Get started today! Winterfest kickoff in Pigeon Forge is less than a week away and visitors to the area will be flocking to Pigeon Forge to see all the beautiful lights! Also, we have a lot of fun events planned for Winterfest this year! Sevierville will be the first to kickoff the events with its "Music, Lights and Magic" on November 5. There will be free food, local entertainment, kids games, and fireworks. It marks the beginning of the illumination of thousands of lights outlining the city.The evening wraps up with "flipping the switch" on the area's first Winterfest lighting. Pigeon Forge Winterfest will kickoff November 6, following that on November 7 will be the Gatlinburg Chili Cookoff. Whatever event is special to you be sure to check out this year! We can’t wait to see you!
The brightest leaves of Pigeon Forge are beginning to disappear, but that's okay, because when the leaves begin to fall rapidly—like they are doing now—children (and adults, admit it.) begin to frolic in leaf piles. Pigeon Forge people enjoy the crunching sound of brown leaves, the cool air, the smell of wood smoke, and the view of snow-dusted mountain peaks. Today, in fact, there is snow on Mt. LeConte, and Hwy. 441 is closed through Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
It is time to let the fireside shenanigans begin and turn our thoughts toward Winterfest. The landscape of Pigeon Forge is now illuminated with a full moon and lights from theaters offering spectacular Christmas shows.
above: Oconaluftee Visitor Center Sorgham Demonstration Area
Here in Pigeon Forge at the base of the Smoky Mountains, we actually continue to see quite a few green leaves, but the freezing temps will soon cause them to turn brown. This coming week, the days and nights are much cooler with temperatures down near the freezing range (30s and 40s).
Sunny days create more vibrant leaf color, and we in Pigeon Forge have experienced some beautiful autumn sunny days. This has been a wonderful time of year known as Smoky Mountain Harvest Festival.
above: Cherokee Lodge Condos in Pigeon Forge
Leaf colors first changed in the highest (and coolest) elevations of the Smoky Mountains. This means leaves are well past their peak at Clingmans Dome. It is a great time of year to rent a log cabin or a condo with a fireplace. Pigeon Forge restaurants are filled with people seeing warm plates of barbequed goodness. Christmas shopping is in full swing as shoppers fill the outlet malls and specialty boutiques. Visitors continue to crunch their way through Cades Cove leaves and experience the historic sites throughout the Smoky Mountains.