The Inn at Christmas Place Review

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119 Christmas Tree Lane, Pigeon Forge TN 37868
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Editor’s Review of The Inn at Christmas Place

The Inn at Christmas Place in the Smoky Mountain town of Pigeon Forge, Tenn., offers all the magic and charm of visiting the North Pole with none of the frostbite. That's because at this 145-room Bavarian-style inn, it's always Christmas -- even in the middle of July! The celebratory spirit starts in the lobby, fully decked out in plenty of Christmas bling, and then carries into each of the guestrooms. Some rooms have just a bit of Christmas spirit here and there (a "Ho, Ho, Ho" throw pillow on the bed, a ceramic Santa's sleigh holding amenities in the bathroom, pine boughs decorating the mantle), while a handful go all out with fully decorated, seven-foot-tall trees so authentic that you'll be peeking underneath for packages. Just as magical is the lower ... more lobby, which sports a huge Christmas tree, a three-story Glockenspiel that plays Christmas carols every hour on the hour, and a mailbox for letters to Santa.

As you might suspect, Santa and his entourage show up at the inn on a regular basis -- making the rounds in the breakfast room, sitting in front of the fireplace reading stories in the winter, roasting marshmallows around the outdoor fire ring in the summer, and even leading a sing-along while strumming a guitar in the lobby. Santa, Mrs. Claus, or an elf or two have also been known to serve milk and cookies.

The inn is owned by the same family that runs the Incredible Christmas Place complex of Christmas-themed shops that sits right across the street. The main shop opened in 1986, but it wasn't until 2007 that the inn was born. Three years later, the same family also opened a restaurant right next to the shops appropriately named the Partridge & Pear. Many inn guests eat there several times during their stay.

The neighborhood offers plenty more for families to do, as well. The town of Pigeon Forge (not to mention its neighbors, Sevierville to the north and Gatlinburg to the south) is overflowing with countless family-friendly attractions. Perhaps best of all is the jewel that sits just 10 miles down the road -- the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (the most popular of all national parks). less
Our Editor Loves
  • Santa breakfasts
  • Indoor and outdoor pool with waterslide
  • Spacious Christmas-themed suites
Family Interests
  • Bicycling
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
Family Amenities
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
Our Member Reviews 1136 Reviews
Reviewed on 06/29/2013
This was our best vacation vacation. Loved our shopping and theme park adventures. The Christmas Place Inn is the best hotel we ever stayed in. Great staff, great breakfast great rooms. Everyone is so friendly at this hotel. ...
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I brought my family to this place for 4 days, and my ipad and ipad mini couldn't connect to their wireless service. I tried over 30 times and kept getting an authentication server connection error. If you don't mind being ...
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The inn has 145 rooms (most with two queen beds each), including 22 mini suites (single rooms with a king bed and a sleeper sofa) and five two-room suites (which can be made into three-room suites by connecting them to a standard room). All guestrooms have refrigerators, microwaves, coffee makers, free Wi-Fi, and flat-screen TVs with DVD players. (You can borrow various holiday-themed DVDs from the front desk for free). The inn is also famous for its specially made Sleep in Heavenly Peace mattress sets (available for purchase should you decide to buy one and have it shipped from the warehouse to your home). Cribs are available free of charge for all guests, and rollaway beds are available for a nightly fee.

The mini suites and two-room themed suites all offer gas fireplaces and double whirlpool tubs, and the latter also have full-size kitchens. The fireplace mantels are fully decorated and Christmas trees are displayed. Some suites also have a private balcony. A sleeper sofa is also available in the sitting room.


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