Rod Run folks love to book hotels and condos that are on the 2nd floor or higher. Why? …for optimum car viewing. Our advice at PigeonForge.com can be summed up in two words:
1. Be mentally prepared for terrible traffic. Let your cares go, and make friends with the people in the car next to you.
2. Make the effort to park somewhere and walk. No matter where you park, you are guaranteed to see hundreds of great cars, and you will find yourself swimming in a sea of great restaurants.
3. Folks are in a fun place on vacation, so be prepared to see just about anything!
If you like to cruise, your best shot is early in the mornings- think Wears Valley Rd, Townsend, Foothills Parkway. If you prefer a sporty cruise, head out at first light of day and run the Dragon. An early morning jaunt to Cherokee, NC is beautiful as you slice through the mountain mist. Visitors love Pigeon Forge for its central location and car show excitement.
Book early! That is the key phrase you often hear about the Fall Pigeon Forge Rod Run. Many participants book for the next years’ show while they are in Pigeon Forge for this years' Rod Run. Keep in mind that condo places typically have a minimum 3 night stay.
Lush green forest envelopes your group, and they will enjoy the lovely scenic drive all the way. Large growth forest sights and smells envelope the senses, and mountain mist adds a spiritual mood.
1920s and 1930s-era cabins and buildings in Elkmont Historic District are now restored and updated for use by the general public for special events. Below is the Appalachian Clubhouse then and now...
Updated Elkmont structures like this one allow everyone to harken back to an earlier time when families escaped the bustle of the workweek and set aside special blocks of time for socializing, dancing, and face-to-face conversations.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers many venues that are perfect for your car club meeting, rally, or special event.