The Inn at Christmas

I was at The Inn for a meeting this morning and took a few pics of our 2011 decorations – in purple, red, and gold this year.  Looks like we are very ready for the Big Day – and we’re full through the weekend.  If you can’t stay with us, at least you can enjoy the view!

I almost made it around the corner – just as Santa was disappearing into his house after chiming the hour.

Even a drain pipe can be beautiful at Christmas!

And I leave you with a photo of my favorite spot – the bench by the pond.  Even though we are right on the parkway, this spot manages to be serene and quiet and restful, always.

We wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

Letters to Santa

“Dear Santa,

My name is Nicholas, and I am 6-1/2 months old.  My Mimi is writing this letter to you.  In 2009, my daddy proposed to my mommy at The Inn at Christmas Place.  My daddy was the first one to ever propose to someone at this hotel.  My mommy was so surprised, and she cried and cried because you, Santa, helped surprise my mommy.  I entered this world in April, 2011.  As soon as daddy can save some money he is bringing me to see you.  Santa, my parents love you and Christmas.  That is why I am named Nicholas Richard – Nicholas for you and Richard for my grandpa.  He loves me a lot, Santa.  I won’t see you this Christmas season, but I hope to one day – maybe next year.  Last November, my daddy took my mom back to The Inn at Christmas Place for their one-year celebration of their anniversary.  Thank you for being a part of my mommy and daddy’s getting together.  They are happy, and so am I.  My Mimi has always loved Christmas, and she lives the spirit of Christmas all year long.  She and her friend Shirley come to The Inn all the time.  St. Nicholas, thank you for making so many children happy.

Love, Nicholas
in South Carolina”

We don’t have a picture of the real Nicholas, but surely he looks a lot like the happy fellow above.  We’re so glad Mimi took the time to share his charming Christmas story with us by writing a letter to Santa and leaving it at The Inn!  What a wonderful reminder that Christmas can speak to the child’s heart in each of us.

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

P.S. 53 days to go!

Gerald Dickens at The Inn at Christmas Place

Gerald Charles Dickens, great-great-grandson of author Charles Dickens, returns to The Inn at Christmas Place in November for performances of his one-man enactment of “A Christmas Carol.”  We’re offering a special dinner-and-show package with The Partridge & Pear Restaurant at Christmas Place on Monday, November 14th.

For $48 per person, guests will receive a reserved dinner time at The Partridge & Pear, and a meal including your choice of four Christmas Traditions entrées, a Sweet Potato Ribbons appetizer or Cake from Christmas Past dessert, and a traditional beverage.  The show begins at The Inn at 8:00 pm, with theatre-style seating.

To purchase your tickets for dinner and a show, call the hotel at 1-888-465-9644 (or locally 868-0525).  This would be the perfect way to kick off your holiday season in 2011!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place


Special July Savings at The Inn!

Just in – a special offer from The Inn at Christmas Place for those who can sneak away for a Pigeon Forge holiday before August 7th!  Follow this link to the savings.  Christmas in July is in full swing – here are a few photos of vacationers finding ways to get around the dog days of summer at our hotel.

Hula hoop games… 

A little macarena action by the cool blue waters….. 

The classic waterslide for a blast of fun!

 When are you checking in??

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

P.S. Free daily family activities for hotel guests continue through the end of July – lots of memories waiting to be made right here in the Smokies.

Gerald Dickens is Back!

We’ve just finalized plans to have Gerald Dickens, great-great-grandson of Charles Dickens, return to The Inn at Christmas Place for a second season – and this year, for 3 performances of his one-man enactment of A Christmas Carol!  We are already accepting bookings for our hotel-dinner-show and hotel-show packages – follow this link for details.

Gerald Dickens

Performances will be on Sunday night & Monday afternoon, banquet seating (around tables) with refreshments, including a dessert from The Partridge & Pear Restaurant created especially for the event (plum pudding??); and Monday night, theatre seating.

Oh- the dates!  November 13th & 14th.

That same weekend, we’ll be hosting a Dickens festival at all three companies.  On Saturday, Barbara Lund, the lead designer for Department 56 houses, will be at the store for a signing.  On Saturday & Sunday (Sept. 12-13), our Department 56 Secondary Market, private sales of retired pieces, will be taking place in the courtyard.  We’re planning for other entertainment and special events at the store, hotel and restaurant that weekend, too.

Mark your calendars – and make your reservations now!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

Quick – June Special at The Inn

Have you got any time off in the next ten days?  Because that’s all the time left to take advantage of incredible travel savings at The Inn at Christmas Place!  Here’s a link to this special deal:  June Savings.

You know what you want – in-room Jacuzzi ..

Pool party for two .. or three .. or fourteen ..

Hot cuppa Joe on the patio at sunset ..

We’ve got it right here in the heart of Pigeon Forge!  Click or call today, mention promo code jun.

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

Christmas in July at The Inn

We began our second celebration of Christmas in July at The Inn at Christmas Place last week – and our guests are having a lot of fun!  Crafts, pool-side games, free Sno-Cones, story telling, Christmas caroling, and Santa concerts are among the events taking place throughout the month.  If a vacation in July is on your calendar, we’re offering a Manager’s Special this month, too – stay three nights, and receive a 15% discount Sunday-Thursday and 10% discount Friday-Saturday nights.  It’s not too late to make your reservations!

Here are a few pictures of the fun.  Make a Christmas ornament with some glitter, pine cones, and a dab of hot glue …

Uncle Sam, Santa, and Elf CC (Candy Cane!) were on hand to help.

Later, we stepped out for the first annual Christmas Costume Parade – the Junior Reindeer really enjoyed this one.


Santa, CC, Uncle Sam, our own Angel, Mrs. Claus, and one of the Kings helped make it a special afternoon for hotel guests.

The Littlest Reindeer!

The Littlest Reindeer meets Santa Claus.

We sure hope you get to join us for Christmas in July this year!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

Christmas in July at The Inn at Christmas Place

Here’s our shiny new events calendar for our second annual Christmas in July Celebration at The Inn at Christmas Place!  We’ve lined up thirty-one days of activities for our guests.  We had so much fun with this last year that we just had to do it again. 

Now, these events are open only to our hotel guests, so if there is something you and your family would particularly enjoy, you’d better book your room now.

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

The Inn’s Mother’s Day Weekend Special

The Inn at Christmas Place has announced a special offer for Mother’s Day Weekend!

Bring your mom to The Inn for two nights over May 7-9, 2010, to celebrate Mother’s Day and Dollywood’s 25th Anniversary.  When you book two nights, either Friday & Saturday or Saturday & Sunday, you’ll receive 25% off your room rate both nights, plus a special treat for Mom.  Those same days, our concierge will have Dollywood 2-day passes for the price of a 1-day pass.

This offer is valid for two nights May 7-9, 2010 only, and not valid with any other discount or offer.

What a wonderful opportunity to treat Mom to a truly special and luxurious experience, both a stay at The Inn and a visit to Dollywood during their anniversary celebration.  Click here or call (toll free) 888-465-9644 now to reserve your room!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place

Celebrate Valentine’s at The Inn at Christmas Place

Do you sense love in the air?  Valentine’s Day is just a week away!

The Inn at Christmas Place

The Inn at Christmas Place

The Inn at Christmas Place is offering three special deals for Valentine’s weekend ~ and the specials start tonight.  Are you ready to get out of the house now?  Check out the offers and make your reservations here.

In addition to a stay in one of our elegant and relaxing rooms or suites, the pleasure of our unsurpassed hospitality, and a fresh, hot breakfast in the morning, we’ll deliver a dozen red roses & a box of chocolates for your sweetheart and arrange dinner for you at either Bullfish Grill or Carino’s Italian Restaurant, both located right next door to the hotel.

Rooms are available with gas fireplaces and two-person hot tubs, and we also have an indoor swimming pool and family-sized hot tub for winter enjoyment.  Book online (look for the Specials tab on the Reservations page) or call 1-888-465-9644 to speak to a reservations specialist while space is still available!

~Janet @ The Christmas Place