Best Ways to Spend A Winter’s Day in Pigeon Forge

Winter may be the best season to visit The Smoky Mountains.  Crisp morning air, a dusting of snow on the distant elevations makes for one of the prettiest backdrops any vacation could have.  With cooler temperatures and thinning crowds, the area transforms into a quaint town full of of southern hospitality and opportunities to enjoy the peaceful surroundings.  If you still need a few reasons as to why you should plan your winter Pigeon Forge trip this year, here are just a few ways to spend a winter’s day in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Visit The Old Mill & Old Mill Square

Built in 1830, The Old Mill is the only building in Pigeon Forge listed on the National Register of Historic Places.  You can watch candy and fudge being made, potters at work, take a tour of the mill, or just stroll the banks of Little Pigeon River.  Did we mention shopping? The Old Mill Square features unique, local area shops including The Old Mill General Store, Iron Mountain Blacksmith & Craftshop, Pigeon River Pottery and much more.  Make sure you stop by the The Old Mill Farmhouse Kitchen while you’re there! With so much to see and do, you’ll have to schedule an entire day for it all.


Spend the Day at The Island

With free entry, The Island in Pigeon Forge is a great place to visit with your family and friends. Here you’ll find amazing restaurants, rides, attractions, live music and so much more.  One of the best reasons to visit The Island is their amazing Fountain Show which is set to choreographed music and starts every half hour. Guests of Willow Brook Lodge find themselves minutes away from free live entertainment and window shopping at some of the most unique shops in the Smoky Mountains.



Stroll Along the Riverwalk Greenway

Guests of Willow Brook Lodge find themselves steps away from the Riverwalk Greenway. With no cost to enter, this two mile walking trail is located by the Little Pigeon River.  What better way to spend an afternoon than walking or biking the trail while listening to the sounds of the river?  This path open year round and is easily accessible.  Everyone in the family will enjoy exploring the Riverwalk Greenway.



Visit Our Heated Indoor Pool

hot tub and indoor pool at Willow Brook Lodge

Open daily from 9am to 11pm, make sure you leave some time in your day for some splashing!  Heated to a temperature of 85 degrees, this year round amenity is sure to be the perfect place to spend a winter afternoon.  Enjoy views of the Little Pigeon River from our Indoor Hot Tub. With a spacious seating area, restrooms and towels provided, this may be the BEST reason to visit Pigeon Forge in the winter.



When you stay at Willow Brook Lodge you’ll find yourself centrally located to these and other activities.  No matter what time of year you’re visiting, Pigeon Forge has so much natural beauty, there’s no shortage of opportunities to create memories that last a lifetime!  Still have questions? Just give us a call! Our friendly staff is happy to answer any questions you may have. See for yourself why we’re the best value in Pigeon Forge!

Come as our guest.  Leave as our family.