One of the best things about staying at Cherokee Lodge Condos is that we are within easy walking distance of the Old Mill shopping and dining complex in Pigeon Forge! From delicious southern cooking to unique speciality shops, there is something for everyone to enjoy at this popular destination! Here are the top 4 fun things to see and do at the Old Mill in Pigeon Forge TN:
The Old Mill Restaurant is legendary in the Smoky Mountains for providing hearty and delicious Southern breakfasts, lunches and dinners! All breakfast meals come with a basket of tempting mini muffins, Smoky Mountain special preserves and sourwood honey, which is practically a meal in itself! When enjoying lunch and dinner at the Old Mill Restaurant, you will receive a basket of fritters and maple butter to start your meal. All of the vegetables are served family style, and the made-from-scratch pies are simply out of this world! The restaurant is situated adjacent to the historic Old Mill, which is one of the most photographed mills in the country and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
2. Visit the Old Mill General Store
For everything from homemade jams and jellies to pancake mixes, step into the Old Mill General Store! This is a favorite shopping destination for more than one million visitors each year and has become one of the must-see stores when coming to Pigeon Forge! The Old Mill General store has all kinds of tasty products for sale, including dip mixes, fresh ground grains and a variety of flours. The store also has a unique selection of gifts than range from craft items to Smoky Mountain memorabilia.
3. Stop at Pigeon River Pottery
Pigeon River Pottery is another one of the shops at the Old Mill in Pigeon Forge TN and offers a one-of-a-kind handcrafted pottery items. Pottery has been at this same location for more than 50 years as pottery experts have perfected the traditional mountain craft. Most of the plates, bowls and other serving pieces used in the Old Mill’s restaurants were actually created at Pigeon River Pottery! All of the items for sale have been formed and fired on site, including hundreds of specialty and serving pieces in distinctive glazes. The shop also has a collection of original sculptures from the Potter’s Mighty Bear series, which spotlights the American Black Bear.
If you have a sweet tooth or want a delicious snack after shopping, stop by the Old Mill Creamery! This tempting ice cream parlor incorporates local fresh ingredients into their sundaes, shakes and other frozen treats. Select from traditional favorites or try a specialty flavor such as Oat Mill Cream Pie, Whiskey Ribbon or Banana Pudding! The Old Mill Creamery also offers a selection of homemade cookies and other desserts, as well as cold and hot beverages.
Check out all of our condos in Pigeon Forge today to stay near the Old Mill in Pigeon Forge TN and other fun area attractions! We look forward to seeing you soon at Cherokee Lodge Condos!