Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort

DreamMore Resort
Sleep like never before.

By Hope S. Philbrick

I’d expected to hear Dolly Parton tunes playing throughout the new DreamMore Resort in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. It’s the living legend’s first resort, after all.

So it came as no surprise that when I stepped out of my car I heard Dolly’s music playing in the entrance.

But that’s not the sound that most intrigued me during my stay.

DreamMore ResortThe morning after my first of two nights at DreamMore, I was lying in bed and noticed the soft sound of ocean waves. “How sneaky!” I thought. “There’s a sleep machine pumping sounds into the guestrooms. No wonder we’re invited to ‘dream more!’”

Later that day, I asked an attendant behind the reception desk to confirm my theory.

“No,” he said, with genuine surprise. “There’s no sound machine or resort-wide soundtrack.”

“But I’m hearing rhythmic ocean waves?” I wondered aloud.

“It must be the compressor of the in-room refrigerator,” he suggested.

Well, if the refrigerator is to blame, it’s the world’s most melodious refrigerator. And it has the glorious effect of pushing one towards REM sleep very effectively, I confirmed with my second consecutive night of deep sleep. Dream more, indeed!

Besides the sound that may or may not be intentional but works wonders, the new DreamMore resort is welcoming and comfortable. Its tasteful décor may stand in contrast to the famed wardrobe choices of the starlet it honors, but you will make no mistake this is Dolly’s resort: Photos of her, quotes by her, framed album covers, and more are on display as both an homage and art.

I just love people who are bold enough to get out there and do what they do and do it without fear. — Dolly Parton

Dreams are of no value if they’re not equipped with wings. — Dolly Parton

If you don’t like the road you’re walking start paving another one. — Dolly Parton

Find out who you are and do it on purpose. — Dolly Parton

We cannot direct the wind but we can adjust the sails. — Dolly Parton

The hotel has a relaxed vibe yet boasts classy, upscale finishes that surpass standards at most roadside hotels. Its unique approach establishes it as a destination for Dolly Parton fans (who isn’t?) and travelers of all types, whether in Pigeon Forge for business or pleasure, to visit the Great Smoky Mountains or Dollywood.

DreamMore ResortDreamMore Resort

Stay at DreamMore and you’ll sleep like never before.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Coffee maker and basic supplies in guest room
  • Refrigerator in guest room
  • On-site dining at Song & Hearth: A Southern Eatery and the grab-and-go DM Pantry
  • On-site spa and salon
  • On-site meeting and event space
  • Exclusive Dollywood Theme Park privileges
  • Complimentary shuttle service between DreamMore Resort and Dollywood Theme Park
  • Indoor and outdoor swimming pools
  • Fitness Center
  • Located in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee adjacent to Dollywood and Dollywood’s Splash Country
  • Odds of Encountering Children: Generally high, but varies. During my recent weekday visit, guests were mostly adults. Sound-proofing between individual guest rooms is high, so once you close the door to your room you probably won’t hear any neighbors.
What To Do…



Titanic - Grand StaircaseTitanic Attraction - Pigeon Forge, TNLocated in Pigeon Forge (but not affiliated with Dollywood), this attraction invites you to take a self-guided, interactive tour at “the world’s largest museum attraction” and experience the Titanic in all its glory and tragedy. Walk the hallways, climb the grand staircase, see the difference between first- and third-class cabins, all while surrounded by more than 400 artifacts from the ship and its passengers. Then, touch an iceberg, reach into 28-degree water, and try to stand on the sloping decks of a sinking ship. Next, learn about rescue and salvage efforts. As you first enter the museum, you’ll receive a boarding pass detailing an actual Titanic passenger or crew member. After touring the exhibits, you can find out the fate of that individual among the 2,208 names listed on a memorial wall.

More Information…

DreamMore ResortDollywood’s DreamMore Resort
2525 DreamMore Way
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Visit Pigeon Forge

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– Photo Credits: Titanic Attraction, DreamMore Resort, and © HSP Media LLC. Click on an image for specifics.

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HopeP_144Hope S. Philbrick is founder and editor-in-chief of Getaways for Grownups. She became a freelance writer and editor because she believes that work and fun should not be mutually exclusive. Her work has appeared in dozens of publications nationwide. When not writing, she can usually be found on the road or savoring something tasty.

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