Dolly Parton’s New Resort Opens in East TN — Take the Tour
I'm not sure where we'd be without Dolly Parton, but we'll never have to know. The international icon, entrepreneur, philanthropist--I could go on and on--is arguably one of the 10 or 20 most recognizable humans on the planet. But her fame and status never stop her from operating like your favorite Sunday School teacher who's always there for you.
While giving of herself has always meant humanitarian causes, Dolly also gives through what she knows best--the world of entertainment. It's why we've had Dollywood for nearly four decades; it's why she recorded a rock album in order to "deserve" to be in the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame.
The Brand Dollywood Resort in Pigeon Forge
It's why Dollywood is constantly growing. It's become one of the nation's premiere theme parks, and now it accompanies Dolly's brand new resort. Last week, the superstar made an appearance at the grand opening of HeartSong Lodge & Resort.
She's like your favorite aunt, isn't she? That's how I've always perceived her.
HeartSong Lodge & Resort's Perfect Timing -- Open Just Ahead of the Holidays
Anyway, HeartSong is opening just in time for the holiday season, and don't think the folks in charge didn't have that in mind when they planned a November 2023 launch. I can't think of a more perfect location to call home base while you're enjoying Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas:
But what ABOUT the new resort and the accommodations? Let's take a closer look.
But how about an ever closer look with Youtuber Super Enthused who is, well, super enthused to show us around inside:
And if, somehow, you're still not sure how you'll fill all your time during a Pigeon Forge holiday getaway, mypigeonforge.com is ready to step in with suggestions about shopping, the annual Winterfest, putt-putt, and so much more.
By the way, Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas lasts through January 6th, so you'll have plenty of time to book your stay even beyond the holiday season.
LOOK: Here are the 25 best places to live in Tennessee
LOOK: See what Christmas was like the year you were born
Gallery Credit: Isabel Sepulveda