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Bus Tour Friendly Hotel in Pigeon Forge
Bus Tour Hotel in Pigeon Forge - heart of the town. Easy walking. Two shows within two Blocks. Shopping all around. River, fishing and horseshoes. Campfire & s'mores.

What makes a Bus Tour Friendly Hotel in Pigeon Forge?

Sales at Arbors at Island Landing Hotel Pigeon Forge

Well, here’s a start –

  • we’re right in the heart of town, 1 block to the island, shopping all around, 2 shows within two blocks. River & rockers
  • a bus tour hotel in Pigeon Forge, that’s right in the middle of it all, the endless shopping, the endless mountain folds, there is an oasis  – a river, a meadow, rocking chairs along the river banks, great blue herons, geese, otters, and an owl.

We sure are a bus tour friendly hotel in Pigeon Forge.

  • We’ll step on with all the rooms keys and packets for the tour.
  • We’ll help with the luggage.
  • The bus will have parking only 125 feet from the elevator (sadly, though, we have only one).

There is a campfire and s’mores to roast at night. Who else cares this much?
There are fishing rods to borrow, horseshoes to toss, badminton, volleyball, corn hole toss.

Y0ur Pigeon Forge Hosts

Lu and Jerry Calhoun, Arbors hotel at Island Landing - your hosts

Lu and Jerry Calhoun, Arbors Hotel at Island Landing – your hosts

Here are  Lu and Jerry Calhoun, local to Pigeon Forge. Jerry is an ex town manager in West Virginia and now recently returned from years of  town building in Iraq and Afghanistan. Most importantly, there is the team – our team – that will treat your tour like long-lost family.

Right in the heart of town; one block walk to the Island, we are

  • a 2.5 star hotel/motel
  • five floors, one elevator
  • exterior corridors, shared balcony spaces along the exterior corridors
  • 94 rooms including 71 double queens, 20 Jr King Suites with fireplace and Jacuzzi, and 3 single queens

No Meeting Spaces:  only the small lobby and the ability to rent a Jr Suite as a hospitality room.

Breakfast included in rate: a pancake breakfast across the street at Reagan’s House of Pancakes; for $5, full breakfast buffet (50% discount: 7:00 to 9:30 only.|

Bus Friendly: step on board welcome, key packets with discount coupon packets for each tour person, luggage can be arranged, bus parking, one to two comps per bus.

Tour Friendly:

  • One to two comps per 24 rooms, depending on season.
  • Affordable rates. Usually $68 to $114.
  • Free snacks 24/7 – Krispy Kreme donuts, fruit, cider, lemonade, premium teas, coffees.
  • On river – rocking chairs, meadow, fishing, horseshoes, badminton, volleyball, disk golf
  • Dollywood is 3.5 miles – with a Trolley to it by our front door.
  • 1 block to the Island – our town sq. with singing fountain, live music, shops, entertainment rides.
  • Seasonal heated pool with waterfall
  • Hot tub
  • Shows:
    • 1 block walk to Comedy Barn Theater – group tickets at $25 pp inc tax.
    • 2 blocks to Lumberjack Adventure Dinner Theater. Excellent show for groups.
  • Full breakfast buffet for your group at a special add-on of just $5 per day plus tip
  • Bon-fire or fire pit & marshmallows nightly.
  • 11 restaurants within 10 min walk.
  • Shopping all around including large discount mall across the street, two general stores.

Group Sales – Eric Starck – Email: eric@arborshotel.com, Tel Cell 303 877 9659
Fax Sales: 240 218 5528

10:00 am World’s Largest LEGO Titanic @ TITANIC Museum Attraction
World’s Largest LEGO Titanic @ TITANIC Museum Attraction
Apr 1 @ 10:00 am – Dec 31 @ 10:00 pm
World's Largest LEGO Titanic @ TITANIC Museum Attraction | Pigeon Forge | Tennessee | United States
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11:00 am Mermaids At Ripley’s Aquarium @ Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
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May 26 @ 11:00 am – Aug 31 @ 12:00 pm
Mermaids At Ripley’s Aquarium @ Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies   | Gatlinburg | Tennessee | United States
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all-day Free Gatlinburg Parkway Trolley
Free Gatlinburg Parkway Trolley
Jun 16 – Aug 15 all-day
Free Gatlinburg Parkway Trolley @ Gatlinburg | Tennessee | United States
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6:00 pm Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales
Jun 22 @ 6:00 pm – Aug 11 @ 10:00 pm
Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales
  Tunes & Tales is a summer-long street performance festival featuring costumed musical performers, storytellers and artisans portraying characters from time periods as far back as the 1800s. Gatlinburg will present the 13th season of Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales daily in downtown Gatlinburg. The collection of personalities and performers arrive nightly at 6 p.m. in the center of town. Visitors witness a magical transformation of sidewalk to stage as the characters disperse along the downtown Parkway for an evening of entertainment and storytelling. This popular event truly highlights one of Gatlinburg’s greatest assets in the walkability of the city and provides guests with an interactive, educational and entertaining experience the whole family can enjoy. “Gatlinburg is a walking town. Tunes & Tales enhances our visitors’ experience as they stroll the Parkway in the evenings,” said Marci Claude, PR Manager. “The performers bring to life traditional Smoky Mountain heritage and culture in a fun and interactive way.”
8:00 pm Jimmy Fortune & T. Graham Brown ... @ Country Tonite Theatre
Jimmy Fortune & T. Graham Brown ... @ Country Tonite Theatre
Jun 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Jimmy Fortune & T. Graham Brown Live @ Country Tonite Theatre   | Pigeon Forge | Tennessee | United States
  Jimmy Fortune toured, sang and performed with the legendary Statler Brothers for 21 years. He wrote the group’s second No. 1 hit, “Elizabeth,” and followed that with two more No. 1 hits–“My Only Love” and “Too Much On My Heart”. Fortune also wrote the top-10 hit “Forever” and co-wrote the top-10 hit “More Than a Name on the Wall”. Jimmy and The Statler Brothers were inducted into the GMA (Gospel Music Association) Hall of Fame on October 29, 2007, and inducted into the CMA (Country Music Association) Hall of Fame on June 29, 2008. After the Statler Brothers retired, Jimmy seized the opportunity to launch a solo career to share new music with his fans. His latest album “Hits & Hymns”, is off to a roaring start, as it debuted on Billboard’s Country Albums chart at No. 10, becoming his first top ten record on the chart as a solo artist. The feel-good album also debuted at #1 on the Southern Gospel Album chart and No. 6 on the Billboard Contemporary Christian Album chart. Accompanying the album is the Bill Gaither hosted DVD special, Jimmy Fortune: Hits & Hymns, which also debuted with strong numbers. The DVD collection debuted[...]
8:00 pm Kids Night Out @ Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Kids Night Out @ Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Jun 24 @ 8:00 pm – Jun 25 @ 9:00 am
Kids Night Out @ Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies | Gatlinburg | Tennessee | United States
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all-day First Independence Day Parade In...
First Independence Day Parade In...
Jul 4 all-day
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all-day Townsend 4th Of July Celebration @ Highland Manor Inn & Conference Center
Townsend 4th Of July Celebration @ Highland Manor Inn & Conference Center
Jul 4 all-day
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9:00 am Freedom Train @ Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Freedom Train @ Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
Jul 4 @ 9:00 am – 8:00 pm
Freedom Train @ Great Smoky Mountains Railroad   | Bryson City | North Carolina | United States
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10:00 am Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta @ Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta @ Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Jul 4 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Gatlinburg River Raft Regatta @ Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies | Gatlinburg | Tennessee | United States
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