I had read good things about the Old Mill for dinner and knew we had to try it. For tourist places that do not take reservations we try to arrive a bit earlier than normal for dinner. I hate to wait an hour so if I have to arrive at 5:20 to eat at a decent time so be it.
A round 5pm I said to husband I know its early but we should head out to dinner soon. We crossed the very busy 321 at a crosswalk because that road was crazy busy! Going one block from 321 put us on the very quiet River Road and a nice trail along the river. People were fishing and wading in the water.
We recently spent a week in Tennessee this June. To try to keep our trip lower cost I used hotel points for many of the nights we were on the road. The Super 8 Pigeon Forge on Emert had good reviews and is in a good location.
If you have never been to Pigeon Forge I would describe to people as the Wisconsin Dells on steroids. OMG! Miles of mini golf, go carts, dinner shows and entertainment. While there is a cheap/free (depending) trolley system this area is really not that walk able as things are spread out vs Gatlinburg. I do not like to drive all over, I would rather walk to dinner so I was pleased to see our hotel was within two blocks of the Old Mill Restaurant.
If you do not walk to drive anywhere or really walk the hotel is behind Wendy’s, Arby’s, Ihop, Pizza Hut, Baskin Robbins, etc. I would recommend you make the short walk to The Mill and so did the sweet lady who checked us in.
The Super 8 has exterior hall ways and four floors with an elevator. I had the option of booking a standard king room or a king room with a jacuzzi tub and fireplace. No thinking needed there, I want the tub!
Our fourth floor room was very spacious. It offered a sofa pullout bed near the door.