Things To Do At Margaritaville Island Hotel In Pigeon Forge

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Margaritaville Hotel in Pigeon Forge is located on “The Island Entertainment Complex” just off the Pigeon Forge Parkway.

If you are looking for a place to stay while exploring Pigeon Forge, I suggest Margaritaville Island Hotel. The property offers the perfect setting to enjoy the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains.

While traveling to faraway places can be exciting, have you stopped to think about what your own state has to offer?

If you’re looking for a tropical oasis in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, look no further than the Margaritaville Island Hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

This laid-back, island-inspired resort is the perfect spot to unwind and enjoy all that Pigeon Forge has to offer. Here are some of the best things to experience during your stay at Margaritaville Island Hotel:

The Pools Cool off from the Tennessee heat at one of Margaritaville’s multiple pools. Take a dip in the massive 5 O’Clock Somewhere Pool, complete with a swim-up bar, tropical landscaping, and waterfall features. Or relax poolside on a lounge chair and sip on a signature margarita. The hotel also has an indoor pool for year-round swimming.

The Waterpark For even more aquatic adventures, head to the 12,000-square-foot Fins Up! Water Park. Zoom down the twisting water slides, float along the lazy river, or let the kids splash around in the children’s area. Cabanas are available to rent for the ultimate in poolside luxury.

Dining and Drinks No Margaritaville experience is complete without indulging in some tasty food and cocktails. Enjoy Jimmy Buffett-inspired cuisine at the 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill, with menu items like cheeseburgers in paradise, fish tacos, and refreshing margaritas.

For a casual vibe, grab a bite at the License to Chill Bar.

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Island Shopping Stroll through the Margaritaville-themed shops on the Island in Pigeon Forge, where you’ll find beach-inspired apparel, home decor, and souvenirs to remember your trip. Don’t miss the Margaritaville Store for all the Jimmy Buffett merchandise you could want.

Outdoor Recreation With the Great Smoky Mountains right in your backyard, there’s no shortage of outdoor activities to enjoy during your stay. Hike to stunning waterfalls, rent a boat on the nearby lake, or go ziplining through the forest canopy.

No matter how you spend your time, the Margaritaville Island Hotel provides the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure for the ultimate Pigeon Forge getaway. Book your island escape today!

The Island in Pigeon Forge, an exciting entertainment district, offers a range of memorable family activities not to be missed!

5 Reasons To Visit Margaritaville Island Hotel 

 If you’re a Jimmy Buffet fan, you will think you have died and gone to heaven at Margaritaville Island Hotel. 

You don’t have to be a Jimmy Buffet fan to enjoy the Margaritaville Hotel in Pigeon Forge and the Island it is on. 

Island life in Pigeon Forge is much better than staying at your typical log cabin with less than 5-star amenities. 

Margaritaville Island Hotel is in the heart of Tennessee and offers everything your heart desires, from the contemporary decor to the margarita machines in each room, plus all rooms have fireplaces. 

Pigeon Forge is one of my favorite places to visit in the fall.  

The rooms either face the creek that circles “The Island in Pigeon Forge or the entertainment area, where you can people-watch right from your balcony. 

The Island in Pigeon Forge, an exciting entertainment district, offers a range of memorable family activities not to be missed!

The Island in Pigeon Forge also has a larger-than-life Ferris wheel, and the Island Fountain is their very own version of the Bellagio fountain in Las Vegas, with water synchronized to music, which the kids will absolutely love!

Top Things to Do at Margaritaville Hotel in Pigeon Forge

Spend the weekend In The Presidental Suite At Margaritaville

I am not a rustic kinda gal.  I love luxury and Margaritaville Presidental Suite is just what the doctor ordered from the contemporary design, peaceful colors of the mountains and the ocean are the backdrop.

Stacked stone fireplaces in the living room, driftwood-finished furnishings, luxurious bedding, and colorful accents.

Spacious baths designed with dual rain showers, granite-topped rustic wood vanities, vessel sinks, and wood grain-effect tile create a serene bath experience with the feel of a mountain stream.

Don’t forget to create your own frozen cocktail to enjoy by the fire or on the balcony with the Margaritaville “Frozen Concoction Maker”.

The Island in Pigeon Forge, an exciting entertainment district, offers a range of memorable family activities not to be missed!

Great Smoky Mountain Ferris Wheel

After walking around the Island eating ice cream, visiting the Alcatraz Museum, and maybe even indulging in a few samples of Moonshine from Ole Smoky, take a short walk to the Ferris Wheel. 

The views from the Ferris Wheel are beautiful. 

Ole Smoky Moonshine Anyone?

I love a good wine tasting, so when I found out there was a moonshine tasting on the Island in Pigeon Forge, you know where I spent most of my time.

At Ole Smoky Moonshine, you can taste as many moonshine flavors as your tummy and head can take! 

The Ole Smoky Moonshine store is filled with jars of moonshine in every flavor imaginable.

I dare you to follow my lead and down the 12 “shots” of moonshine, but only if you are brave enough.

Click Here To Watch Me Down Moonshine

Alcatraz East Crime Museum

Alcatraz East Museum features the evolution of crime and criminals, from greed-driven pirates and gunslingers of the Old West to today’s white-collar criminals.

Events such as 9/11, infamous getaway cars exhibit, including the Bronco from the O.J. Simpson chase.

From local police officers to famous lawmen, such as Eliot Ness and Buford Pusser, and federal agencies like the FBI.

The Crime Fighting gallery showcases the vast network of law enforcement agencies and departments dedicated to keeping our neighborhoods and country safe.

Interactive exhibits thoroughly entertained Madison throughout the museum; she could sit in a witness seat in a courtroom.

She also solved crimes using forensic science, such as ballistics, DNA, blood analysis, fingerprinting, and facial reconstruction.

Alcatraz Crime Museum

Dine at Timberwood Grill

This lodge-themed dining experience serves hearty food and delicious drink creations, including the following:

  • Rockytop Pork Nachos
  • Deep Mine Cheddar Pop’ems
  • Corn Dodgers
  • Timber Spears

The grill serves a variety of salads, burgers, sandwiches, and tacos, along with entree items including the following:

  • Gunpowder Ribeye
  • Twin Forks Honey-Glazed Fried Chicken
  • Double-Barrel Bourbon Chicken
  • Blackjack Salmon
  • Hair of the Bear Bloody Mary!
The Island in Pigeon Forge, an exciting entertainment district, offers a range of memorable family activities not to be missed!

Pamper Yourself At St. Somewhere Spa

Make your escape to this resort spa inspired by Margaritaville’s relaxing island attitude. It is located in the heart of the breathtaking Great Smoky Mountains. 

You won’t have a care in the world; relax and rejuvenate the mind, body, and soul.

Choose from Wastin’ Away Signature Massage, Couples Massage, Margaritaville Signature Facial, or Margaritaville Manicure and Pedicure in Paradise at St. Somewhere Spa in Pigeon Forge.

Road Trippin to The Great Smoky Mountains

As you all know, I live in Tennessee, and my daughter loves exploring the Great Smoky Mountains. The Island in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg is the best place to stay.

We cherished our time together, and I love sharing my passion for traveling with my daughter. 

But it’s not always easy to have that one-on-one time with my daughter because I am always on the road, so I have to carve out time specifically for Madison.

That’s what we love most about road trips: singing in the car, taking photos of Madison sleeping with her mouth open, or even just holding hands and reassuring my baby that her mom loves her. 

The journey itself is the adventure, and the destination is secondary.

I didn’t take road trips as a child, but I want Madison to look back and remember when we hiked in the Great Smoky Mountains, laid out by the pool all day at Margaritaville Island Hotel, and ate breakfast at Paula Deen’s.

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