Choosing a hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee can be quite the task because there are so many options. With over 90 hotels to choose from, finding one that is everything you want it to be is a challenge, especially as a wheelchair user. When traveling, there are a few qualifications that must be met for me to stay somewhere: 1) the hotel needs to be in a central location, 2) it needs to have an accessible room with a roll-in shower, and 3) it needs to be a reasonable price. During my recent trip to Pigeon Forge, I stayed somewhere that met all of these qualifications and more: The Music Road Resort Hotel, Inn and Convention Center.
The resort is split up into a few different buildings with the hotel and inn being separate, but I stayed at the Music Road Inn property during my visit. As soon as I entered the Inn, I immediately felt a warm sense of home. The lobby has a very cozy feeling with a huge fireplace, couches, chairs, and beautiful artwork on the walls. There are some music themed decorations as well to compliment the Inn’s name.
After a quick and easy check-in, we strolled over to room number 114, which was only a few steps away from the lobby. Our room was exactly as promised with two queen beds and a roll-in shower. Having two queen beds in an accessible room is rare because it usually doesn’t leave enough space for the wheelchair to maneuver around easily. However, this room was quite large and there was plenty of space to roll around for me so having two queen beds didn’t pose a problem at all. We also had a refrigerator, microwave, flat screen television, and a nice little patio area that was easily accessible. Since we were on the bottom floor our view was only of the parking lot, but it was still nice to sit outside and feel the breeze.
Just like the bedroom, the bathroom was large as well. We had a roll-in shower with a shower sprayer and they also provided a shower chair, even though I brought my own. We were fully equipped with everything that I could possibly need. This was such a great contrast from other hotels that I have stayed in, where they didn’t even know what a shower chair was. I mean, how difficult is that to figure out?! It’s exactly what it sounds like. So thanks to Music Road Inn for being ahead of the game!
While the room and lobby were great, some of the best aspects of the Music Road Inn happened to be elsewhere. There is a pool and lazy river outside and an indoor heated pool inside. The outdoor pool does not have a lift for wheelchair users, but the indoor one does luckily. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to try it out, but it’s an electric lift seat and looked pretty new. If only I would have had a few more hours in Pigeon Forge, I would have definitely hopped in it and swam until I became a prune. Next time, it’s on!
On the morning of our departure, we woke up and went straight to the breakfast room. It’s a buffet full of delicious food; biscuits & gravy, scrambled eggs, bacon, muffins, cereal, oats, and more. This was one of the best continental breakfasts that I have ever eaten. Seriously. I planned to go eat breakfast at a restaurant, but why pay to eat when the food is this fantastic at the hotel and it’s free?!
My stay at Music Road Inn was an exceptional one. Even though I was only there for one night, that was long enough to determine that this is the best (and most wheelchair friendly) place to stay in Pigeon Forge. It’s coziness, prime location in the middle of the strip, and accessibility make it an irresistible choice.
*Thanks to My Pigeon Forge and Music Road Inn for partnering with Curb Free with Cory Lee and hosting my stay. All opinions expressed are my own.
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