If you are looking to plan a vacation to the Smoky Mountains and looking at places to stay near Dollywood you will want to consider the benefits of Cherokee Condos for your trip with their location and amenities. And if you haven’t been to Dollywood in the recent years you are going to want a little extra time for the park than in the past. Dollywood has continually, grown, expanded, and reinvented itself each year adding more thrill rides, shows, and attractions for the entire family.
If you are wanting to enjoy all of the thrills of Dollywood in one trip you might want to consider the option of arriving after 3 pm for your first day and enjoying all that you can in the evening and the ticket will include the next day’s admission for the late arrival. And if you want to catch all of your favorite rides with the least wait you will want to arrive at the park about 30 minutes before they open and you can go ahead and get settled at the entrance.
Located two and a half miles from Dollywood just off of the parkway to the entrance it is a quick 5-7 minute drive to Cherokee Condos. And if you want to skip the parking there is a trolley stop for the Pigeon Forge trolley route just in front of Cherokee Condos that goes to Dollywood. Taking the trolley has a few benifits: no cost for parking at Dollywood, no searching for a parking space and having to get to the main entrance – instead get dropped off just to the side of the main entrance, and when you decide to leave the park it’s about the same wait for the trolley as it would be for the tram to take you back to your car’s parking lot location.
If you are planning on being at Dollywood as they open you may want a break during the middle of the day to let little ones rest or just to enojoy lunch with a little quite time before going back to the park for the remainder of the evening. With places to stay near Dollywood like Cherokee lodge this is a good time to go back to your own space for a short break. The kitchen and dining area at Cherokee lodge is the perfect place to cook for your group and enjoy some meals without eating out for every meal.