In the last few days before school began, we took a summer family vacation to Pigeon Forge, TN. My kids loved activities at Dollywood, and they loved our accommodations just as much. How often do moms get to say that, right? But our stay at Dollywood’s Dreammore Resort was ah-mazing. I’m not sure that we can stay anywhere else in Pigeon Forge ever again!
Here’s a few reasons why our stay at Dollywood’s Dreammore Resort was the best:
#1 Plenty of room for everyone.
We booked a suite that could fit our entire family (6 people). Sticking 6 people in one room comfortably is not a small feat! Yet our room was comfortable with plenty of space for our stay. The room was stylishly designed, and the additional sink outside of the bathroom was helpful for everyone to get ready without crowding the bathroom. It was the perfect place to rest after a fun day at the park.
#2 The Pool
Dreammore Resort has two pools- one indoors and one outdoors. We didn’t utilize the indoor pool because the weather was warm and the outdoor pool was AWESOME.
The outdoor pool area was a pleasant surprise. My husband is hesitant of pools on vacation because we have several little kids, a few who are not strong swimmers, and it can be difficult for me and him to keep up with them in the pool. The Dreammore Resort Pool was wonderful for a few reasons. A majority of the pool is only 3 feet deep, a perfect depth for our triplets. The pool also had either two or three lifeguards at all times (another big plus!).
The pool-side dining was a luxury that we were not expecting. It was great to have the option to get food without having to leave the pool or drag the kids away from their play time.
The resort also has a splash pad area.
#3 Kid-Friendly Activities
The resort has many kid-friendly activities, including an arcade room and a kids’ club. The kids’ club has special events just for kids staying at the resort.
Our favorite activity was the nightly family s’mores. The resort provided one s’more kit per person in the family. The kids cooked their marshmallow and assembled their s’more while giggling and making memories.
#4 Dollywood Upgrades
The Dollywood upgrades were a HUGE benefit of staying at the Dreammore Resort. By staying at the Dreammore, we were able to ride the Dollywood trolley transportation directly to a special entrance, bypassing all the Dollywood traffic and parking lot.
Dreammore Resort also gives guests TimeSaver Passes for those going to the park. The TimeSaver passes were great! You can read more about those in my Dollywood: Save or Splurge? post.
My husband and I enjoyed the live music that Dreammore offered in the foyer a few times a week. We heard Dolly Parton’s talented niece sing there one evening.
This is an honest review of our stay, so I do want to mention that one minor hiccup during our stay was the amount of bath and linen items for our room. We were in a room with a maximum of 6 people, and we disclosed that we would have 6 people in the room at the time of booking. Yet our room did not have pillows or bath towels/cloths for 6 people. We had to ask for extra bath items specifically each night that we were there. This wasn’t a big problem. Our room wasn’t far from the desk, and the staff were friendly and eager to help. For those staying in a room with 6, I recommend to check the amount of towels and pillows upon arriving.
Our stay at Dollywood was one that the kids have been begging to repeat since we left. Have you ever been?