Dolly Parton to Develop Resort Near Dollywood

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn.—Entertainment legend Dolly Parton announced plans to develop a resort near her Dollywood theme park. Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort is scheduled to open in summer 2015 in the Great Smoky Mountains.

“This is the realization of a dream I’ve had for more than 30 years,” Parton said. “My DreamMore Resort conjures up thoughts of a simpler place and time when Mama and Daddy and all us kids spent hours on end just swapping stories and catching up. I want to offer families more than a place to stay; I want to invite them on the porch and in my front door where they can slow down, kick back and enjoy all that this beautiful area has to offer.”

The 300-room resort will be situated on 100 acres and will feature a variety of accommodations. The property will also offer fire pits, swings and hammocks, plus story spots scattered throughout the grounds.

Showcasing design features and décor elements that celebrate the area’s natural beauty, Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort includes an indoor and outdoor resort pool complex, a spa, and a full-service farmhouse-style restaurant. With an emphasis on encouraging family bonding time, the resort also features a family activities center where guests can secure reservations for a variety of activities.


Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort is the second capital investment in a 10-year plan that includes more $300 million in future developments for Parton’s Dollywood properties, located in Pigeon Forge, Tenn.

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