5 Reasons We Loved The Inn at Christmas Place

I discovered The Inn at Christmas Place while planning our May road trip and we decided that this was somewhere we had to stay. The Inn at Christmas Place is a themed hotel in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee near the Great Smoky Mountains. As you may have guessed, the theme is Christmas. I’m so glad we decided to stay here because it ended up being one of our favorite hotels on our trip.

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The hotel does a fantastic job at carrying out the theme. From decorations to movies, here are 5 things we loved about the Inn at Christmas Place.

Decorations

The decorations are everywhere and they start from the minute you pull up to the front of the hotel.

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Once you step into the lobby you’ll find plenty more.

Here's a view of the lobby from the 2nd floor. Sorry about the lights. I had trouble with a lot of my pictures.

Here’s a view of the lobby from the 2nd floor. Sorry about the lights. I had trouble with a lot of my pictures.

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The Glockenspiel plays Christmas carols on the hour during the day.

The Glockenspiel plays Christmas carols on the hour during the day.

Each of the floors above the lobby are decorated in a different theme.

Each of the floors above the lobby are decorated in a different theme.

Of course the decorations also continue in each room. Here’s a look at the room we were in.

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I loved that even the bathrooms were nicely decorated.

I loved that even the bathrooms were nicely decorated.

I also loved that housekeeping left a Kiss for each of the boy's stuffed animals, including the seagull on the pillow.

I also loved that housekeeping left a Kiss for each of the boy’s stuffed animals, including the seagull on the pillow.

Breakfast

The Inn at Christmas Place provides a complimentary breakfast and I thought they had a really nice setup. Breakfast included an omelet station, a hot station with your typical breakfast items (scrambled eggs, bacon, sausage, etc), cereal, pastries, and my favorite part, fruit and cheese.

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Cookies

Besides breakfast, the hotel also provides complimentary cookies and beverages in the evening. There was several different coffees to choose from and I think they also had lemonade.

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This was my favorite coffee- Santa's White Christmas.

This was my favorite coffee- Santa’s White Christmas.

Santa

Christmas would not be complete without Santa and you’ll be sure to find him at The Inn. We were able to see Santa at breakfast one day but if you visit from summer through December you can also join him for a Christmas concert several evenings a week. Even if you miss Santa during your visit, kids can still write him a letter and drop it in the mailbox. Santa will write them back at Christmas time.

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Here are the letters the boys got back from Santa.

Here are the letters the boys got back from Santa.

Movies

Another thing that I thought was fun was that you could go to the front desk and rent Christmas movies. There is a DVD in each room and they have a pretty good size list of movies available. It was fun to be able to rent a movie and watch it while we ate our cookies.

The Inn at Christmas Place was such a fun hotel and we really enjoyed celebrating Christmas in May. I highly recommend checking out the pictures on their website. I loved the Bavarian architecture but don’t have a picture that really does it justice.

Have you ever stayed at The Inn at Christmas Place? What was your favorite thing about it? If you haven’t, what other unique hotels have you stayed at?

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