Travel Blogs from Pigeon Forge
Woke up to a delicious breakfast of ham and cheese omelets by Chef Marcus, who don't need no spatula to flip some eggs.
We broke camp leisurely and headed south ...
... a restaurant that you've never been to or heard of before, well here are your plates and here are your cutlery'. He literally threw it all at us, followed by 'Where y'all from?' Us 'Australia'. 'Yo dudes these guys are way cooler than you they're from Australia', this was announced to the entire restaurant. If you ever come across this restaurant please be aware that you will be insulted but this is what they are ...
... and it was all quite wonderful. When it was time to go to bed, I lay down, tired and relaxed, ready to drift into slumber… but the caffeine from my RC Cola kept me awake.
The next day we began the second half of our journey. A Walk in the Woods shuttled us up to Newfound Gap, where we bid goodbye to Jen and Carol, packed our new supplies, and started hiking the infamous Appalachian Trail. It seemed quite a bit more strenuous than the Benton McKaye trail had been, ...
... take a fake shower near the top.
This one was still a little of a climb but much less torturous. There were tons of people at the top waiting for their Kodak moment behind the falls so we joined the queue. Got our romantic snaps and Chris got a quick head cool off.
Then we descended a steep bit near the river/falls and dipped our bods. Chris made a ...
Bear Spray "Check"
My Massive knife "Check"
Rain jackets "Check"
Expensive Hiking shoes "Check"
Marc and Louise went with:
Massive Camera "Check"
No water, No Snacks, No protection from the elements. These two clown's looked like they were going for a stroll along the beach rather than a hike. O well i thought when they start to suffer we can always ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews MainStay Suites Pigeon Forge
A bit expensive during the peak season
but we stayed there in the off season several times and enjoyed the clean rooms, friendly staff, and the lazy river ride. Glad they have an elevator. Kitchenettes are nice and there is a grill at the poolside that no one else but us ever used. Would stay there again if the price was right!
"Very nice place to stay."
My family and I recently stayed at the Mainstay Suites in Pigeon Forge, TN and we had a very nice time. Mainstay is tucked away from the main Pigeon Forge strip and the location is very nice and peaceful. The one bedroom suite was very nice and included a full kitchen and a separate living room. There were televisions in both, the bedroom and the living room. The entire hotel was very neat and clean. I truly enjoyed the homey feeling of the suite, along with the nice indoor swimming pool and jacuzzi. I would highly recommend Mainstay Suites to anyone visiting the Pigeon Forge area.
Our family has been going there every other year since Nov. 1998
My family has been staying in this hotel every other year since Nov. of 1998. We have our Family reunions here and we have enjoyed the quiet and peaceful area ever since. As a matter of fact we are going back there again this year. The staff treats us gret everytime we go. They know who we are eveytime we stop by to stay to enjoy ourselves. I recommend this hotel over anything in Pigeon Forge if you ask me.
We had a nice time
We stayed from May 31 to June 7. We did not have any problems with the hotel. Our three year old son really like the pools. I liked the hotel since it was off of the main road. We walked most places we went. Or took the trolly.
Wonderful place to stay.
We have been going to PF for several years . We were thrilled when we found Mainstay. Provides everything we could possibly want: Relaxation, quiet, away from noise you find along the main road. Couldn't be happier and plan on returning this year.
There are much better hotels in Pigeon Forge!!!
We have been going to PF for many years and had the poor luck to book a suite at Mainstay. The walls were paper thin, allowing us to hear every bump in the night from our neighbors, sleep was impossible. If you are bothering to read reviews prior to booking and wish to actually sleep through the night, please try any of the other hundred other properties in the area. Guarenteed, you'll be glad you did.
Loved the Hotel
My family has stayed at Mainstay for our annual family trip on 3 different occassions. We love the hotel. The amenties at the hotel keep the kids busy. We plan to stay there again real soon.
Great place to stay
We have stayed there twice and love it. They have both indoor and outdoor pools, kiddie pool, a lazy river and an indoor and outdoor hot tub. This makes pool use possible despite the weather. My kids LOVED IT. Continental breakfast certainly adequate and well-staffed. Staff also helpful with booking area entertainment. Our favorite place to stay.
Nice location and setting
Stayed at this hotel on Oct 31-Nov 4, 2003. The location and setting are quiet, peaceful and attractive. We enjoyed being off the main parkway a couple of blocks! The room is comfortable, functional and great for a family with small kids. The kitchen was equipped with everything I needed for simple food preparation. Morning continental breakfast was ok, but I have had better at other hotels. The pool and hot tubs were great. The staff was not overly friendly, but not rude.
We had a few ants in our kitchen and no one seemed to be able to fix that problem, which we eventually reported to the manager. Overall I liked this hotel, minus the ants, and think it is a great place to stay for the price.
Main Stay Suites - Pigeon Forge
We stayed July 8 - 11 and just loved it. Both pools -outdoor and indoor
- are spacious. Lazy river ride was a popular place with both kids and
adults and there were also two hot tubs (large!) - one indoor and one
outdoor. The breakfast each morning was great - better than any other
continental breakfast I have had at other hotels. Hotel is about 3-4
blocks off the main strip of Pigeon Forge, so it is very quiet. We
enjoyed our stay there and will stay again!!