Laurel Crest: Your Dream Vacation
In the foothills of the Smoky Mountains lies Bluegreen Laurel Crest, a cozy country haven less than a mile from the action of Pigeon Forge, but far enough away to offer rest and relaxation. This makes it the perfect location for you and your family to retreat to while in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
The surrounding mountains, forest, and beautifully landscaped grounds reconnect you with nature and provide a wonderful escape from the outside world. Life can often get so busy that we don’t stop for a moment to relax with our loved ones. We forget to appreciate the beauty of the world all around us. Bluegreen Laurel Crest gives you those moments to take a step back and breathe.
Accommodations range from cozy hotel rooms to 1-bedroom standard and deluxe suites with washer and dryer, plus larger, more spacious 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom townhomes with features including full kitchens and baths, master suites, separate living and dining areas, fireplaces, and more. One of the most important parts about your stay with us is giving you the tools to recharge after each day of your vacation. Our beds are dressed in top-of-the-line bedding that is clean and comfortable.
This experience is made possible by the amazing staff of Laurel Crest Resort. They are passionate about making your stay exceed your expectations. They are around and available 24/7 to help you with anything, and we mean anything. No matter is too big or too small because we want you to have the most comfortable, stress-free stay while you are with us. They can guide you through the surrounding areas to get you more familiar with what this place has to offer. If you’d like suggestions about which area attractions to see, the resort staff offers a vacation planning hour held every Monday.
Enjoy a swim year-round in the indoor pool or work up a sweat in the fitness center and sauna. The most rewarding feeling is working off all of your anxieties at the gym only to finish and be immersed in a state of pure bliss. Enjoy mountain views from the outdoor hot tubs. Imagine the peace of mind you will experience as you look upon the sweeping blue mountains in front of you. Be sure to keep an eye out for local wildlife including wild turkey and black bear from the wraparound clubhouse deck. You don’t even have to leave your room to spot these beautiful creatures, you can also catch them from a distance outside the comfort of your vacation suite.
Join us for your vacation and let us make this trip the best one yet!
Adventure into the Great Outdoors at the Laurel Crest Resort.
Laurel Crest Resort is the perfect home base for all of your outdoor endeavors. It is perfectly located to give you a taste of everything that Tennessee has to offer. They don’t call it the great outdoors for nothing, so take advantage of one of the trolley rides to explore the area that you’re in. This is the best way to get a quick and easy perspective into the land you’re staying in.
Of course, The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the biggest attraction here, home to 900 miles of hiking trails, trout fishing, wildlife encounters, and breathtaking views from Clingman’s Dome. They are a must-see when in the area. If you want to feel a part of the mountains and not just like you’re quickly passing through, pick a trail and enjoy a family hike through this scenic park. Pack a lunch with some refreshing drinks and spend the day exploring the trails of this beautiful park. Experience the park at new heights and take advantage of the horseback riding expeditions you can go on. This is the best way to cover the optimal ground of the park. In the fall, you will be blown away by the colors of the leaves. If you go multiple times throughout the fall time, you will see a new palette of warm colors each time. The Great Smoky Mountains are beautiful because it’s a different sight every time you are there, so cherish the things you see when you’re there.
Nearby Pigeon Forge is synonymous with family fun, offering attractions from go-karts and bumper boats to musicals and magic shows, all just a trolley ride away from the resort. Oftentimes, you stay at a hotel or resort and you are far away from all the attractions. The best part about Laurel Crest Resort is that it is pretty much surrounded by sights to see and fun to be had.
Discover how you can plan the perfect four-day natural retreat at Laurel Crest Resort.
DAY 1: DISCOVER THE COVE
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Take a trip to one of the most talked-about moments in history: The Titanic. At the Titanic Museum, named the World’s Largest Museum Attraction, you are able to take a step back into history. This museum is an exact replica of the Titanic and gives visitors a feel of the vastness of this amazing boat.
Come and tour the titanic as you learn some things along the way. The staff is dressed in authentic clothing of this time period and can offer so much knowledge on this beast of a boat. They go through the history of the boat, information about some of the passengers on board, and some myths that have come to light since the boat’s sinking. This museum offers a real experience as it holds the largest permanent collections of Titanic artifacts and memorabilia. One of the guest’s favorite parts of this museum is the replica of the famous Titanic hand-crafted Grand Staircase. Climbing the steps of this amazing staircase will take you back in time and make you feel like you were one of the passengers on this expedition. It’s one of those experiences you cannot describe through pictures alone.
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After walking through that vast attraction, we are sure you have worked up just as large an appetite. Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Grill is the place that will fill you up with its home-style, southern favorites. It specializes in hearty, southern comfort food and will leave you satisfied with every bite.
Their menu is filled with all of the best foods of the south and each meal comes with apple fritters with homemade apple butter and julep. They offer entrees with fried chicken, grilled chicken, ham, mashed potatoes, burgers, and so much more.
Get your own taste of the south at Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant and Grill!
DAY 2: DINNER AND A SHOW
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Grab a cowboy hat and your favorite pair of cowboy boots and join the fun at Dolly Parton’s Stampede. This is a dining experience like you have never seen before. There is some friendly North and South Competition while you watch some thrilling horse-riding stunts, mind-blowing special effects, and phenomenal musical productions.
Before the show starts, take a stroll down the Horse Walk and get an up-close look at the stars of the show, the beautiful horses. These horses are a variety of breeds, so you are sure to see a new horse with each step in this walk. After your walk-through, head into the two-story saloon for a mix of music and comedy from the Mountain Ruckus, a musical group of three. This main area is 35,000 square feet and every inch is filled with entertainment. As you laugh the night away, you will appreciate these incredible blue-green and country tunes in the air.
After exciting your senses at the show, excite your taste buds with the four-course feast. In the same seating, as you watched the show, you will be served a full four-course meal that will satisfy your hunger. These meals are home-cooked and will satisfy the country cravings that you have had. This meal includes a tender whole rotisserie chicken, hickory-smoked barbecued pork loin, creamy vegetables, homemade biscuits, buttered corn on the cob, herb-basted potatoes, unlimited Coca-Cola, tea, or coffee. This meal is complete with Stampedes’ very own specialty dessert.
This experience is packed full of fun and food. Every minute of this experience will leave you satisfied.
DAY 3: THE ISLAND OF FUN
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The Island at pigeon forge is a destination that has been a favorite among vacationers and locals alike. With places to play, to shop, and to eat, you will not waste a second of your day here.
Start your day off with some heart-pounding, adrenaline-filled rides. The 7D dark ride adventure. This state-of-the-art shooting game has seven dimensions: wind, sound, and movement to give it a beyond real experience. From zombies to a robot-creating mad scientist, this experience will have you guessing what lies behind every corner and turn of this ride. For a different type of fun, go to Arcade City, laser tag, or the bumper cars. Attractions like this never disappoint and always leave you laughing and wishing you could play all day.
For some more kid-friendly activities, try the funny cars, Lil’ rabbits, sky tykes, or the flying horse carousel. The best thing about these activities is that they get the kids involved and feeling like they are having fun, but they ensure that they are safe.
After some park fun, wander over to the shops. The Island offers more than 40 experiential retail stores. They are unique retail shops and local boutiques. The best part about shopping at these stores is that you know you are finding something special that not just anybody has. They have to travel to these amazing stores if they want to purchase what you have!
Finish the day off with some exquisite cuisine in our restaurants. There are so many culinary options to check out. Whether you are looking for a quick bite to eat, a sit-down meal, or just a refreshing sweet treat, you are sure to satisfy your taste buds.
DAY 4: A WORLD OF WONDER
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WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge has been named one of the top things to do while in the area. With over 35,000 square feet of entertainment, WonderWorks is an indoor amusement park for the mind. The attraction combines education with entertainment to make learning fun and exciting, as it should be!
This experience has more than 100 hands-on exhibits that challenge the mind and spark your imagination. The best part of this place? It’s upside down. Just merely looking at this place will leave you with so many questions. The ceiling is under your feet and the ground is above your head. These one-of-a-kind experiences will turn your world upside down, literally! This location offers six wonder zones for loads of family fun. The zones are extreme weather, physical challenge, space discovery, light and sound, imagination lab, and the wonderful art gallery.
Not only does it have these fun wonder zones, it also has a basement filled with action-packed entertainment. An indoor ropes course is in place to test your brain and your body. Weave through the ropes and see who can complete it first. They also have a 4D XD simulator ride and a laser tag arena.
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Such an action-packed day is incomplete without a nice meal to follow it. At Local Goat restaurant, you are sure to be impressed. It is the best restaurant in the Pigeon Forge area for craft food and drinks.
The kitchen preparing the food is a scratch kitchen specializing in locally sourced and sustainable foods. They make everything from scratch daily and their bar carries local craft beer, cocktails, and fine wines. Their dining room is adorned with artwork from local artists and craftsmen. This restaurant is the epitome of supporting a local business.
Their menu features a plethora of mouthwatering appetizers, jumbo chicken wings, salads and soups, meats, and gourmet burgers. Each dish is unique, and every bite will leave you wanting more.
Join us for the ultimate vacation here in Pigeon Forge at Bluegreen Laurel Crest! It is a place with so much to do and so much to see, we just know you will fall in love with it.