We booked VERY last minute for our trip through Dollywood packages - so we probably didn't exactly get the room of our choice of course but we had a double queen room non smoking. It was clean & just big enough for the two of us - came with a microwave and fridge which was a plus. The downsides of our room: We were on the 2nd floor - the middle floor - so we heard all the kids running around above us and sometimes pretty early in the morning. The other downside, we were on the side of the main road - so VERY early I would be woken up by motorcycles & kids. So if you're looking for quiet, I suggest a room in the back side of the hotel for sure. If you're looking for SUPER quiet, you may want to stay off of the Parkway all together.
We didn't use the pool, so can't really comment on it. But we did go use the free pancake breakfast our first morning... Which I actually regretted sadly. The staff didn't seem very happy and it was very noticable and the pancakes, well, they weren't very flavorful at all. Needless to say, I went across the street to the Log Cabin Pancake House the next 2 days of our trip (which was delicious!!) so I wouldn't recommend the included pancake house.
Otherwise, location was great, it's the last hotel before you head on the road into Gatlinburg coming out of Pigeon Forge. There's a gas station next store which can be handy. Oh and if you are someone who has trouble getting around, book the first floor. This is an older hotel so it only has ramps, no elevators. Just FYI :)
I'd stay again as the price was right & the rooms were clean & had enough space for 2. But I wouldn't do the breakfast next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A Prime Location, Adjacent to the Beautiful Great Smoky Mountains Wild Bear Inn (formerly Rodeway Inn Pigeon Forge, Mountain Skys Lodge) located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is a cozy hotel that offers guests comfortable accommodations in the heart of Pigeon Forge, all within minutes of Great Smoky Mountains National Park - the most-visited national park in the United States - as well as Dollywood theme park, Dollywood Splash Country water park and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies. In fact, Wild Bear Inn is the closest hotel in Pigeon Forge to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Adventurers, visitors and families find comfort within the newly renovated Wild Bear Inn at a premier mountainside location along the Great Smoky Mountains. Stop in for a one-night stay or vacation all week to enjoy the amenities, including a pool and on-site restaurant, Wild Bear Pancake House, serving breakfast daily. Choose from a variety of rooms, including a spacious three-bedroom unit all the way to a cozy and quaint studio. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rodeway Inn Pigeon Forge Hotel Pigeon Forge
- Pigeon Forge Rodeway Inn