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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Free parking
Free WiFi
Swimming pool
24/7 Desk

Location

Situated on a river, this motel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction, Patriot Park, and Big Top Arcade. Smoky Mountain Speedpark and Dollywood are also within 3 mi (5 km).

Property Features

An indoor pool, a 24-hour front desk, and barbecue grills are available at this motel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a TV in a common area and a front-desk safe.

Room Amenities

All 158 rooms boast jetted tubs and offer free WiFi and balconies. Pillowtop beds and refrigerators are standard, as are LED TVs with satellite channels.

Languages Spoken

Smoky Shadows Motel and Conf Center

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Smoky Shadows Motel and Conf Center features an indoor pool, barbecue grills, and a safe deposit box at the front desk. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Pigeon Forge motel also offers a television in a common area and an elevator (lift). Complimentary self parking is available on site.

  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Barbecue grill(s) 
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Indoor pool 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Year Built 1981 
  • Total number of rooms - 158 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 7 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Indoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English

Parking

Free self parking, Free RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Phone 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Balcony 
  • Free local calls 
  • Microwave 
  • Jetted bathtub 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Satellite TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • LED TV 

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the motel include an indoor pool.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Fishing on site 
  • Rafting nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Ski lessons available nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Ziplining nearby 

Accessibility

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

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time ends at 10 PM

Check-in time starts at 3 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 18 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

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.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available

Hotel Name

  • Smoky Shadows
  • Smoky Shadows Conf Center
  • Smoky Shadows Conf Center Pigeon Forge
  • Smoky Shadows Motel
  • Smoky Shadows Motel & Conf Center
  • Smoky Shadows Motel & Conf Center Pigeon Forge
  • Smoky Shadows Motel Conf Center Pigeon Forge
  • Smoky Shadows Motel Conf Center

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Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


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