Shopping in the Smokies

Vacation – just the word alone probably brings a smile to your face! Is it finally time to start planning another trip to the beautiful Smokies? We can’t wait to see you again. One of the best parts about visiting Pigeon Forge and the surrounding areas is that we have plenty of things for the family to do at every corner. If you’re looking for some of the best attractions, shows, dining, and shopping around, you’re coming to the right place! Whether you’re here for a girls trip or a family reunion, we can promise that you’ll be leaving with plenty of amazing memories that will last a lifetime. We know that planning a trip can get overwhelming, especially when deciding on where to stay. How about you give our Pigeon Forge Condos a try? When you stay with us at Cedar Lodge, we offer beautiful two and three bedroom river view condos for everyone in your party to enjoy. With plenty of space, tasteful decor, and even a fully equipped kitchen, you’re sure to feel like you’re at home even though you’re on vacation. Another perk of vacationing better with us is that you get FREE TICKETS to numerous shows and attractions in the area, saving you $275 a day! We know that no getaway is ever complete without doing a bit of shopping, and lucky for us, there’s plenty of it do to here. Let’s take a look at Shopping in the Smokies!


I recommend starting your shopping adventure here because some of my absolute favorite shops are located here. If you’re looking for a few one of a kind pieces to take home with you, you’ll want to visit the Arts & Crafts Community first. Filled with unique shops and handmade crafts, you’re sure to fall in love with this place from the second you get there. Our local artisans truly design some of the most beautiful pieces and it’s hard to not want to leave with one of everything. From pottery to stained glass, you will find things that will have your friends back home asking where they can get one for themselves! Once you’ve made the loop around this special community, I recommend heading over to traffic light #6, where you will find The Village. Inside you will find 27 unique shops like The Honey Pot, Candle Cottage, and even a Pepper Palace! My favorite part about this special place is actually the decor, you feel like you’re taking a step back into the Old World thanks to the atmosphere they’ve created. If you’re looking for a quick treat to help regain that shopping energy, you won’t want to miss out on the Donut Friar (best I’ve ever had, truthfully) or Coffee & Company. They truly have some of everything here, so don’t forget to visit this quaint location during your shopping extravaganza!

Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge is every shopping lover’s dream come true! Whether you’re looking for antiques, home decor, or even cast iron skillets, we have some of everything here. The first spot we recommend visiting is a new favorite –The Island (aka your new shopping oasis!) Here you can find everything from puzzles to bath products and even more. They also have the oldest family-owned five and ten in America! Not only is this a shopping paradise, but they also have attractions for the kiddos to enjoy while you shop til you drop. If you want to take a little break, they have an incredible show fountain and a huge ferris wheel where you can see the best views of the Smokies around. We are sure this will become one of you must-do’s every time you’re in town. If you’re looking for some beautiful home decor and you want to get lost in a shop, Old Time Pottery is probably already calling your name! Just the smell alone when you talk in is enough to make you not want to ever leave. Their prices can’t be beat, and they even offer a military discount for you and your spouse! Directly across the street from this location is the Lodge Factory Store as well as a Nike Clearance Store and even Thistle Dew Nicely (one of my favorite locally owned shops in the area.) Teaster Lane is sure to become one of your favorite streets, especially when the new mall opens next door to Old Time Pottery!


You know this isn’t a blog about shopping if we don’t mention Tanger Outlets, our newest premier shopping oasis! Here you will find everything from designer purses to homegoods. Every shop you can imagine is probably located here, they even have a Disney store (yes please!) Don’t forget that we give you a voucher when you check in that will get you one of their $15 coupon books for free. Just go three doors down from Banana Republic to their customer service counter to turn it in, pick up your book, and let your shopping adventure truly begin! Another popular shop to visit that we’re sure your husband will even enjoy is Smoky Mountain Knife Works! With three floors full of some of the best gear you can find, it’s easy to get lost in here for hours. This is one place that we’re sure you’ll visit every single time you come to town. They have some of everything here from sporting goods to apparel, and knives, of course! Sevierville is also where you can find TJ Maxx, Ross, Belk, and even an Ulta, but my absolute favorite place to visit is actually the Great Smokies Flea Market. Open every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, this is the most visited flea market in Tennessee! With plenty of vendors coming in and out every weekend, you are sure to leave with something special, maybe even a sugar glider This is where I’ve been able to find so many antiques I use to decorate my home with. They also have homemade jams, quilts, and everything else you can imagine. Don’t miss out on this special stop, it’s sure to become a must visit whenever you’re in town!

We hope you’ve enjoyed this insider’s look at Shopping in the Smokies! While there are still so many other places to mention, we tried to sum up some of the best that you won’t want to miss out on while you’re here. No vacation is truly ever complete without a little bit of shopping, so we’re sure you’re all covered now. What are some of your favorite shopping spots here in town? Let us know in the comments, we would love to hear them! We’re sure that Shopping in the Smokies will become your new favorite thing to do. So what are you waiting for? Book Your Pigeon Forge Vacation now or give us a call at 1.877.412.3327 and we’ll help you choose the perfect condo for your stay! Don’t forget to take a peek at our Lodging Discounts, so we can hopefully save you a few dollars during your trip. Come and join our family here at Cedar Lodge, we would love to have you. I think it’s about time to start planning your Girlfriends Spring Getaway as well!

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