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Christmas in July: Our Visit to a Holiday-Themed Hotel in Pigeon Forge

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During our recent girls-only adventure to the Smoky Mountains, we stayed at a Christmas-themed hotel called The Inn at Christmas Place. It was such a blast! Every inch of the hotel is decorated as if it were December, and Santa makes special appearances at the hotel several times per week.

Christmas tree in July. Inn at Christmas Place. Pigeon Forge, TN
My daughter and her friend check-out the beautiful Christmas tree.

Cookie decorating at the Inn at Christmas Place. Pigeon Forge.
Special Christmas-themed activities for kids include cookie decorating. (This picture was clearly taken pre-manicure!)

Our room. The Inn at Christmas Place. Pigeon Forge.
Our room included it’s own little Christmas tree, not to mention a balcony overlooking a pond and the garden.

Glockenspiel. Inn at Christmas Place. Pigeon Forge.
The glockenspiel was hand-carved in Germany and rings at the top of every hour until 9 p.m.

The Inn at Christmas Place. Pigeon Forge, TN
You won’t miss the Inn. It’s located on US 441, the main street through Pigeon Forge. Just look for the sign…and the huge Tudor-style building!

Studying flowers at the Inn at Christmas Place
We ate breakfast outside on the patio, and the girls enjoyed exploring the garden while my friend and I finished our coffee.

We enjoyed our stay, and this was a great location from which to explore the national park and Gatlinburg. I recommend it, especially to families travelling with children.

Note: I was not compensated in exchange for writing this post. All opinions are my own.

Photo Essay: Smoky Mountains of Tennessee

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We recently went on a girls-only adventure into the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The landscape couldn’t be more different than the surroundings we’re used to in Texas: tall trees, lots of green, and cool breezes.

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

GSM National Park

GSM National Park

GSM National Park

Ober Gatlinburg entrance.

Gatlinburg: Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway

Gatlinburg trolley stop

We travelled with my friend Jen and her daughter. Check out her Photo Friday post for two more pictures of our Smoky Mountain adventure.


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