The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels to Book in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

From epic mountains to the infamous Dollywood, Pigeon Forge is a seriously diverse destination
From epic mountains to the infamous Dollywood, Pigeon Forge is a seriously diverse destination | Courtesy of Riverstone Resort /
Rashmi Narayan

Appalachian Tennessee takes pride in its whiskey. The region is also proud of its river valleys, friendly folk, and comforting country food. At the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains lies Pigeon Forge, the gateway to the National Park and home of Dollywood. Want to take your pooch along to explore the Tennessee wilderness? Check out these pet-friendly hotels in Pigeon Forge, all bookable through Culture Trip.

1. Twin Mountain Inn & Suites, for riverside walkies

Hotel, Inn

Twin Mountain Inn and Suites on the river with mountains beyond
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Wake up to the soothing sounds of rushing water at Twin Mountain Inn and Suites, located within walking distance to Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner attraction, as nearly all the rooms at this dog-friendly hotel in Pigeon Forge have balconies overlooking the Pigeon River. The outdoor fire pit is also a great place to overlook the river. Hungry? The complimentary Southern breakfast includes the likes of biscuits with gravy, make-your-own vanilla pancakes, and some treats for your dog as well.

2. Arbors at Island Landing Hotel & Suites, for letting your doggo loose

Hotel, Independent Hotel

Outdoor pool at Arbors at Island Landing Hotel and Suites, surrounded by sun loungers and parasols
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All mutts and well-behaved humans are welcome at this Pigeon Forge pet-friendly hotel. You are allowed a maximum of two pooches per room. Expect a lot more than just dog treats; dog bowls, a meadow for dogs to run around in, and towels are provided to clean their paws after. There’s even a dedicated doggy potty station, and baggies to take out with you on walks in Pigeon Forge.

3. RiverStone Resort & Spa, for an idyllic retreat

Resort, Luxury, Spa Hotel

Verdant outdoor pool area at RiverStone Resort & Spa, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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This lavish resort and spa, sprawled across several green acres in the Smokies, is a relaxing retreat and welcomes small furry friends (up to two dogs only). While you leave your dog in the condo with a trusty companion, treat yourself to a treatment. The spa offers a variety of luxury organic therapies such as using fruits, vegetables and herbs to detoxify and smooth every inch of the back, plus a choice of CBD oils for massages.

4. Home2 Suites by Hilton Pigeon Forge, for a sleek stay

Hotel, Chain Hotel

View of the illuminated Home2 Suites by Hilton Pigeon Forge at dusk
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Though a little further away from the Smoky Mountains, this Hilton is close to other attractions in Pigeon Forge such as The Ripken Experience. Dogs are welcome in dedicated pet-friendly rooms, all equipped with a TV mounted on the wall, which can be watched from any angle of the suite. If you get tired of watching TV, take your pooch up to the rooftop fire pit terrace, and admire views of glittering Dollywood in the distance.

5. La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Pigeon Forge, for getting out & about

Budget Hotel, Chain Hotel, Hotel

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Pigeon Forge indoor pool with glass construction
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Allowing two pets for no additional fee, La Quinta Inn & Suites goes above and beyond by providing a list of pet-friendly places in Pigeon Forge to take your dog. Suggestions include making a booking at Doggywood daycare (next to Dollywood’s front gate) and Sevierville’s Unleashed PetSafe Dog Park, which provides facilities such as water, shade, agility equipment and observation cameras.

6. Hampton Inn Pigeon Forge, for quality time

Chain Hotel, Hotel

Hampton Inn Pigeon Forge outdoor seating area with fireplace
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The Titanic Museum, Tanger Outlets and several restaurants serving up hearty Tennessee home cooking are within walking distance of the Hampton Inn. There are special pet-friendly rooms that permit up to two medium-sized dogs per room. Don’t want to eat out? Prepare your own meal for you and your pooch in the king suite, equipped with a modern kitchenette. Once you’ve washed up and put the dog to bed, relax in the in-room jetted bathtub.

7. Tru by Hilton Pigeon Forge, TN, for dogs, kids, and everyone in between

Chain Hotel, Budget Hotel, Hotel

Tru by Hilton Pigeon Forge with its outdoor kids pool with water features like mushroom waterfall
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Taking pride in providing true comfort for any traveler, this trendy all-rounder offers pet-friendly rooms for dogs including guide dogs and service dogs. While the dog takes the floor, the kids will love the bunk beds, stacked high above two queens and accessed by a dark wooden staircase. They’ll also love the fun splash pool outside, for days you don’t want to go to nearby Dollywood Splash Country Water Park. Tired? There’s an outdoor fire-pit patio area with mountain views for a relaxing evening and black-out curtains to help you have a lie-in, even after the sun’s out.

8. Baymont by Wyndham Pigeon Forge, for a satisfying breakfast and all the sight-seeing in town

Hotel, Chain Hotel, Budget Hotel

Baymont by Wyndham Pigeon Forge with outdoor pool and hot tub
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Even though the Baymont is in the center of town, this pet-friendly Pigeon Forge hotel still feels like a cozy hideaway. Thick bedspreads will keep you warm at night, while the impressive hot breakfast ​​includes eggs, sausages, biscuits, gravy, cereal, pastries, waffles, juice, coffee and a selection of yogurt to keep you going. The indoor pool also has a soothing fountain and mural of natural scenery to admire, but if you’d rather see it for yourself, you’re close to the start of hiking trails, the Smoky Mountain Brewery, and the Island in Pigeon Forge.

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