The Old Mill, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
In the early 1800's, a water-powered gristmill on the banks of the Little Pigeon River became one of the main hubs of activity in the small mountain community of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. In those days, the mill faithfully produced the meals and flours that were crucial for the day-to-day existence of the Smokies' early settlers. In fact, The Old Mill even furnished electricity for the town until 1935.
One of The Old Mill's most distinctive features is the giant water wheel that harnesses the flow of the Little Pigeon River. Inside the structure, an antiquated yet reliable system of shafts, belts, and pulleys still gets the job done, working to turn the 4600-pound stones and grain elevators.
Weighing one ton each, the massive flint granite stones, called French Buhrs, are only the second set ever used in The Old Mill's 178-year history. When they're in action, the stones convert grain into about 1000 pounds of product each day, six days a week. Resident millers then hand-fill, weigh and tie each bag of stone ground grain.
Products ground at The Old Mill are used in many of the dishes at The Old Mill Restaurant including biscuits, corn bread, pancakes, hush puppies, muffins and grits. We also use our own grains for the homemade artisan style breads that are prepared each day at The Old Mill Pottery House Café & Grille .
The area's heritage is also being preserved through a variety of crafts that are practiced at the nearby shops of The Old Mill Square. Our Pigeon River Pottery has been home to pottery making for over 50 years, and the best of time-tested recipes are prepared by our confectioners (with decades of experience among them) in The Old Mill Candy Kitchen. The entire Square is a working tribute to the Smokies' pioneer days.
Today, The Old Mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and just as in the 19th century, it's still one of the most popular places in the Smokies and one of the most photographed mills in the country. From the website http://www.oldmillsquare.com/history.htm A trio of fudge from Chocolate Monkey in Pigeon Forge, TN: Orange Creamsicle, Monkey Tail and Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel. The Island is the best addition to Pigeon Forge in a long time. You can shop, eat, or ride the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel for some of the best views of Pigeon Forge. Try to ride the wheel at night to get an aerial view of the fountain show that is down below. Fire tower falls Dollywood is a fun place to visit. Lots of Very loud, but very cool train! #Green Wild Eagle Smoky Mountain Fantasy Golf in Pigeon Forge, TN. A fairly standard mini-golf scenario with the fiberglass mountain and waterfall with the additional whimsy of a Pegasus and other mythological creatures dotting the course. Certain holes did have a wheel of chance to spin that would land various handicaps on your opponent for the hole. The unfiltered diamond seen with the free eye at 99.9% solar eclipse point Wild Eagle One of the rescue bears we got to see. #takeahike Come eat great authentic Cuban food for something different in Pigeon Forge! #Delicious #WeekendGetaway Flyaway indoor skydiving---Ask for Chaz AWESOME instructor! Indoor skydiving Wild Eagle Thanksgiving lunch at Paula Deen's Family Restaurant in Pigeon Forge Sun eclipsed 99.9% ..as a last minute resort, taped right side of my pair of solar glasses over my Camera lenses and used as a filter 🙈 ... used the remaining half to protect my left eye, so my lumix dmc-zs100 captured everything I was seeing thru the eclipse glasses which was pretty cool!! The Big Wheel- looking out of Margaritaville Hotel Room, Pigeon Forge, TN Old Mill
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Get an overview of this hotelHotel with 2 outdoor swimming pools, near Dollywood

Popular property highlights

Free breakfast
Free parking
Free WiFi
Swimming pools
Business center

Location

Situated in Pigeon Forge, this hotel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Big Top Arcade and 1.4 mi (2.3 km) from Dollywood. Patriot Park and Fantasy Golf are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Hotel Features

2 outdoor pools, an indoor pool, and a 24-hour business center are available at this hotel. Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a meeting room, a children's pool, and laundry facilities are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 201 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and cable TV. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Best Western Plaza Inn features 2 outdoor swimming pools and 2 spa tubs along with an indoor pool and a children's pool. Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-related amenities consist of a 24-hour business center and a meeting room. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. This business-friendly hotel also offers laundry facilities and an elevator (lift). Onsite self parking is complimentary.

  • Number of outdoor pools - 2 
  • Number of spa tubs - 2 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Indoor pool 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Total number of rooms - 201 
  • One meeting room 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Pool sun loungers 
  • Children's pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pools  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English

Parking

Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

A complimentary hot/cold buffet breakfast is served each morning between 7 AM and 10 AM.

Continental Cafe - This restaurant serves breakfast only.

Nearby Things to Do

2 outdoor swimming pools and 2 spa tubs are on site along with an indoor pool. Other recreational amenities include a children's pool.

  • Golfing nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Minimum check-in age is 21

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 12 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
Only service animals are allowed
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available

Hotel Name

  • Best Western Plaza
  • Best Western Plaza Inn
  • Best Western Plaza Inn Pigeon Forge
  • Best Western Plaza Pigeon Forge
  • Plaza Best Western
  • Best Western Pigeon Forge
  • Best Western Plaza Hotel Pigeon Forge
  • Pigeon Forge Best Western

We should mention

Children 12 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.


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