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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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Aug 16 @ 7:55 pm – Aug 26 @ 8:55 pm
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6:42 pm 6th Annual Kickin’ Chicken 5K Ru... @ Comedy Barn Theater
6th Annual Kickin’ Chicken 5K Ru... @ Comedy Barn Theater
Sep 1 @ 6:42 pm – 7:42 pm
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all-day Shades of the Past Car Show @ Dollywood’s Splash Country
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Sep 7 – Sep 8 all-day
Shades of the Past Car Show @ Dollywood’s Splash Country  | Pigeon Forge | Tennessee | United States
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all-day Fall Rod Run
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Sep 13 – Sep 15 all-day
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5:00 pm Taste Of Autumn @ Gatlinburg Convention Center
Taste Of Autumn @ Gatlinburg Convention Center
Sep 13 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Taste Of Autumn @ Gatlinburg Convention Center  | Gatlinburg | Tennessee | United States
Gatlinburg celebrates the beginning of the fall season with an evening filled with delicious signature dishes from area restaurants and top-notch entertainment at the Annual Taste of Autumn on Thursday, September 13 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Taste of Autumn will be held in the Tennessee Ballroom at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Tickets are $30, and children 5 and under are free. A reserved table for a party of 10 is available for $300. A corporate VIP package for a party of 10 is available for $500 and includes priority seating, meet and greet with the talent and wine on the table.
3:00 pm Bruce Street Brewfest @ Sevierville Commons
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Sep 15 @ 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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all-day Ober’s Oktoberfest @ Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort
Ober’s Oktoberfest @ Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort
Sep 21 – Oct 8 all-day
Ober’s Oktoberfest @ Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort  | Gatlinburg | Tennessee | United States
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