Econo Lodge Riverside
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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 ...
... all sorts of goodies. It was a kinda weird place.
The weirdest experience was a restaurant called 'Dick's Last Resort'. These restaurants are everywhere now that we are aware of them. We walked in to the restaurant and the guy was like 'Welcome to Dick's! Have you been before?' We were like 'No', he then said 'You have heard of us before right?', our response 'Nope'. 'His response 'So you've just ...
... or have my big toe mistaken for a delectable baby mouse.
I finally drifted off, only to have my bladder wake me. “No,” I told it, “you have to hold on until morning.” It cramped in response. “Please? Really, I don’t want to have to get up. It’s dark out there. And wet.” My bladder had no mercy and I couldn’t deny it any longer. Peeing in the middle of the night when camping is a lot different from doing it at home where I ...
... shriek as he entered the water, entertainment for all. Sach's have an exclusive video of this if anyone wants to put in an order.
On the way back Chris and I checked out 'Food City' and collected another loyalty card for another grocery store that we'll probably never see again.
Due to the combined exhaustion from the past two days we decided to chill ...
First night of camping in a National Park complete, we got up early to find out what we would be doing today. For the next few weeks we have handed all the planning over to Marc and Louise and basically hijacked their vacation. Marc informed us that today we would be hiking to a waterfall "Ramsey's Cascade". Great i thought as me and Les have become expert hikers over the last 6 weeks (I just hope the Sach's can keep up with our pace!).
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Historical Traveler Reviews Econo Lodge Riverside Pigeon Forge
Very nice place to stay
This was my husband and I first time visting Pigeon Forge Tn. . We had a very nice time. The hotel room was very clean and tended to every day of our stay there. Even on Sunday, which surprised me very much. The staff was very nice and helpful.We had a very nice view of the Little Pigeon River. The only bad thing I could say is the room wasa little small ,but other than that it was ok.We stayed there for a total of nine nights. It was very reasonably priced. I would probably stay there if ever we go again .
Before our trip even started, we felt very welcome.
After checking this page, I called to ask for two quiet rooms, preferably facing the water and Donna was very courteous and friendly. Our rooms, on the third floor and facing the water were wonderful. We had a BBQ on one night,with seafood from the local Walmart, and as we sat by the water we could listen to a musician from the Christmas store behind us. We could not ask for a better evening.On one occasion, we needed service and the staff member arrived within about 3 minutes. The room was clean and the breakfast was adequate with friendly staff.The beds were comfortable, and the price was very reasonable. We would definitely go back. Thanks to everyone!
We stayed at this motel on our last two visits to Pigeon Forge. The rooms are always very clean and in good condition. The mattresses on the beds are wonderful which is something you usually don't find at many motels. The staff is always courteous and very friendly. We will stay here again.
Econolodge Riverside is the best
We have stayed at this hotel both times we visited Pigeon Forge. The rooms are very clean and the staff is nice. You cant beat the location. It is next door to The Incredible Christmas Place, and within walking distance to many shops and restaurants. My children loved feeding the ducks. We will stay there again. The only thing that needs improvement is the breakfast. There are very few items and we had to go out to eat our breakfast.
We travel to this area often, and usually stay at Music Road. We decided to try this hotel because it was new and the rates were about ten dollars lower. My advice is to pay the extra money and stay somewhere really nice. The rooms are very small, and the walls must be thin because you can hear everything going on in the other rooms. We stayed in a room overlooking the pool, and was kept up all night with noise from children playing in the pool (screaming and yelling) until midnight, even though the pool was supposed to close at 11:00 pm. You could also hear kids coming in and out of the gameroom all night, you would think the staff would try to ensure that people were not so loud at 3:00am. If you do stay here, be sure and ask not to be put near the pool. Also, the pool is enclosed but the rest of the hotel is all outdoor corriders, so when you leave the pool you have to go outside to return to your room, not so fun in Feb. The pool area is not very safe, the tile is very slippery and my husband fell down a flight of stairs coming down off of the higher deck(no hand rails). No one enforces any of the rules and the staff could care less. Next time we will return to Music Road Inn, where the rooms are suite sized, it is quiet and you can swim safely in the pool (24 hours), but not have to hear everyone else swimming.
My family has stayed at this hotel many times, the times before have always been good. This time however, upon check-in the man was very short with me, it was not a busy time, I had requested a room on an upper floor close to the pool and we were put on the first floor in a dark hole. The walls are paper thin and we could hear people fussing, dogs barking, it was not a pleasant experience. My husband took the kids to the pool and that same rude man from check in stood and stared them down, it was so uncomfortable that they had to leave the pool, We had planned to stay 2 nights, but cancelled the second one because we expect to kick back and have a relaxing time and feel welcome to the hotel that we stay and pay $$ for, but this time we were rudely treated and left very unhappy. Also this motel needs sheets that fit their bed, I had to fix them several times or sleep against a nasty dirty mattress, I, my husband and my kids thought that it was very unpleasant to have to wake up at all hours to get up and fix sheets. I will probably not stay at this place again.
Excellent, no complaints
Econo Lodge Riverside. Stayed here in May 2003. The night tornadoes were hitting everywhere across East Tennessee. Requested a riverfront view and that's exactley what we got. Excellent view and attractive in nature. Clean and very good and courteous customer service. Rooms were bigger than most hotel rooms too, they are classified as "petite suites". Would definately stay here again.
We stayed at this motel for a long weekend vacation to the Great Smoky Mtns. area. This is a very good lodging value. The motel appeared to be "brand-new" and very well maintained with fresh-looking, pleasant, brightly colored rooms and light-hued wood furniture offering lots of storage space, a medium sized refrigerator, microwave and coffee-maker.
Econo Lodge Riverside-Great place.
My wife and I enjoyed staying at the Econolodge for our anniversary get-away.No...it was not like staying in your own private cabin on the mountain top.It was however,a very nice and clean place to stay.We had a King bed room that was very roomy for two...and it had an above average in size bathroom.Entire property was well kept.Indoor pool(kinda small)was still nice along with a hot tub.
The only cons I have with this place is that the rooms did not keep out outside noise very well.We were on the ground floor and the noise from the floor above and people walking by outside our room was more than experienced from other places I have stayed.
Would highly recommend the Econolodge on the river to anyone.(DO NOT confuse this place with Econolodge Parkside.)
Its The Best!
We stayed at the new econo lodge last summer. We will always make that our hotel of choice when we visit Pigeon Forge. It was extrememly clean, the staff was wonderful, nice breakfast and most of all it was very affordable.