Smoky Mountains’ Hidden Gems to Discover This Summer

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Summer is almost upon us, and there are few better places to visit during the dog days than Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. Beyond the hundreds of great attractions and restaurants in the area, the Smoky Mountains is in the midst of an incredible assortment of natural wonders to dazzle visitors of all types. If you are planning on visiting our next of the woods this year, here are some Smoky Mountains hidden gems to discover this summer. (more…)

Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Restaurants in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg

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There’s so much to see and do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge that it may seem overwhelming! After all, there are only so many hours in a day. Fortunately, at Parkside Resort, we know that you want to make the absolute most out of your time in the Smoky Mountains, that’s why we strive to give you an insider’s guide to this amazing part of the world. Here’s your ultimate guide to the best restaurants in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.


Dollywood’s Summer Celebration: Experience Summer Fun in Pigeon Forge

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Pigeon Forge is a fantastic place. Perhaps the best time of year to visit this beautiful part of the world is summer. Beyond the great weather and unbelievably beautiful sites, no other attraction brings as many visitors to the area as Dollywood. Here’s everything you need to know about Dollywood’s Summer Celebration and experiencing the best of summer fun in Pigeon Forge this year.


Everything You Need to Know to Get the Most Out of Your Dollywood Experience

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Pigeon Forge has so much to offer everyone who visits. Besides the beauty of Great Smoky Mountain National Park, no other attraction has the timeless appeal of Dollywood. If you are planning a trip to the area, here’s everything you need to know to get the most out of your Dollywood experience.


Why a Cabin Rental is the Best Choice for an Unforgettable Weekend Retreat

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Sometimes you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. After all, there’s only so much stress a person can take. When you need to unwind, it’s best to escape to the woods where mother nature can provide the best medicine for the weary soul. Here’s why a cabin rental is the best choice for an unforgettable weekend retreat. (more…)

Top Five Ways to Celebrate Memorial Day Near the Great Smoky Mountains

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Memorial Day weekend is about celebrating those who serve and the sacrifices they make. But it’s also about enjoying time with family and getting a chance to kick back and relax. What better way to spend your Memorial Day weekend than in Pigeon Forge, amidst the beauty of the Smokies? Here are five of the best ways to spend Memorial Day near the Great Smoky Mountains. (more…)

Parkside Pavilion

Looking for a place to host a family BBQ, play a friendly (or competitive) game of cornhole or host a special event, check out the Parkside Pavilion!  Available for daily rentals, the pavilion has been used for weddings, rehearsal dinners, family reunions and more!  The pavilion features beautiful beamwork, a large gas fireplace, picnic tables and a large propane grill.  The Parkside Pavilion is lit up at night making it easily accessible for your event, day or night!


Banquet Room

Do you need a large indoor space for a work conference for a few days for a Smoky Mountain getaway? Or maybe you are planning a wedding and need a space for the rehearsal dinner or reception. We have the perfect place for your group! The Banquet Room at The Lodge can accommodate up to 100 guests. Large round tables, table linens and chairs provided and set-up for your convenience. There is a projector with availability to hook up a computer for a presentation or that embarrassing display of pictures of the married couple! The Banquet Room features a built-in dance floor along with an in-house sound system. Private restrooms along with a built-in bar top with a large refrigerator, sink and dishwasher make this space great for catered events or potluck style events as well!

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