Margaritaville Island Hotel in Pigeon Forge

 

IMG_1628We just got home from a FUN and relaxing trip to the Margaritaville Island Hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for Easter!  I thought I’d share all about our trip!

Special thanks to the Margaritaville Island Hotel for hosting us!

It was a short 5-hour drive to Pigeon Forge from Tennessee.  When we arrived, we were in awe of what we could see so far of “The Island”.  We checked in, the hotel lobby is just beautiful! They even have a parrot, Camden and Ella were obsessed!IMG_1257IMG_1607IMG_1618IMG_1622

We then went straight to see our room.  Talk about AWESOME!!!  The room was beautifully decorated and spotless.

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There was even a little margarita bar in the room, how fun is that? IMG_1264

Every room has a beautiful fireplace too!

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Our view of the village on The Island was perfect! We loved sitting out here and just watching the people stroll by.  At first, I was worried it would be loud but you couldn’t hear anything when the doors were shut.IMG_1269

Random…I am not a bath girl, I’m a shower girl and the shower here did not disappoint!  It was HEAVEN!!! It had a waterfall spout on the ceiling in the middle of the shower and on the top side, I spent way too long taking showers each day!IMG_1271

After we got settled, it was time to explore and meet my parents who joined us on this trip!  We met outside the hotel and decided to explore The Island. IMG_1462

We were so impressed by how much The Island has to do…IMG_E1483.JPG

You can sit by the fountain that has shows every hour.IMG_1357

My kiddos could spend hours here every day! They just loved it.

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You can shop till you drop.IMG_1302.JPG

There are a million rides to choose from.  Camden and Ella LOVED the carousel.IMG_E1319IMG_E1334

There are a ton of different restaurants, all different types of food from Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen to Mellow Mushroom to Cinnabon and many many more!

There is also an arcade, a ropes course, and different mazes!

We spent our entire first day just exploring The Island and we had so much fun!IMG_E1353IMG_1306IMG_1307IMG_1311IMG_1351

We ate dinner at Dick’s Last Resort which is always an adventure! Look at our hats, haha!!IMG_1383IMG_1384IMG_1391IMG_1395

The next day, Judd stayed in with the kids for their morning nap.IMG_1434.JPG

I did a little shopping around The Island.

Then, my parents and I met my mom’s best friend (she lives in Tennessee) and her granddaughter at the Titanic Museum.  I have always been intrigued by the Titanic and this did not disappoint! It was so informative but so entertaining as well. Shhh…we weren’t supposed to take a picture inside but I made my mom sneak one on the Grand Staircase, it was just beautiful!

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We met Judd and the kiddos for lunch at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville Restaurant on The Island! It was delicious!!IMG_1457.JPG

We then went swimming for a little bit.  How amazing are the views from the pool and this set up?

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We spent the rest of the evening hanging out by The Island.IMG_1491IMG_1494

Judd and my dad did the moonshine tasting at the Ole Smokey Distillery.IMG_1536.JPG

The kiddos ran all around the fountain for 2 hours and danced their hearts out!IMG_1501IMG_1518IMG_1524IMG_1546IMG_1518IMG_1537IMG_1543.JPG

The next morning, we decided to go to Gatlinburg for a few hours. We had fun walking around but I have to admit, I like Pigeon Forge a lot better!! IMG_1585.JPG

On our way back, we stopped and did the Alpine Coaster.  It was SOOOO fun!!!IMG_1592IMG_1593IMG_1594IMG_1597

Our final evening, was my favorite one! We hung out by the pool and ordered food at the pool bar. I love casual and easy evenings like this! We had a blast!IMG_1653IMG_1572IMG_1647IMG_1666IMG_1675IMG_1668IMG_1670IMG_1672IMG_1676

More about the hotel and Island.  They have the Margaritaville Island Hotel and the Margaritaville Island Inn on The Island.  Both are beautiful and set up perfectly for families.  The rooms are large, beautiful, clean and both have great pools.  When you stay here, you literally could park and never leave The Island because it has everything you need! A few of you have asked about the cost, the rates vary by date of stay. They are in the process of developing some great packages that will be announced soon!

 

  We loved it so much that we are already planning our next trip to the Margaritaville Island Hotel!!IMG_1273

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