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April 29, 2021

Everyone knows that sticking to a budget and saving money isn’t always easy when planning a vacation or even a short getaway. However, by planning ahead you can find affordable options that are also excellent ways to connect with the history of an area, experience unique and fun destinations, as well as see beautiful sights that will stay with you for a lifetime. Here are 3 of the top affordable things to do in Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, TN when you stay with us at The Lodge at Five Oaks.

1. Explore the History of the Area

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During your time at our hotel in Sevierville you’ll be surrounded by the life and legacy of Dr. John W. Ogle, our owners’ grandfather that once called Five Oaks home with his devoted wife Blanch Ogle. Our hope with connecting you to the life that they once lived in Sevier County is that it will spark interest in learning more about the area. Spend time exploring the historical downtown district and take a photo with the Dolly statue that’s located on the lawn of the Sevier County courthouse. You can also spend a beautiful day exploring the backroads where you’ll find pieces of history scattered about, including the Harris Covered Bridge that has a history dating all the way back to 1875.

2. Visit Smoky Mountain Knife Works

A visit to Smoky Mountain Knife Works can cost as little or as much as you want. Not only do they have plenty of items to purchase but their store is practically a museum. As officially the “World’’s Largest Knife Showplace” you’ll find everything from memorabilia to artifacts and even crystals.

3. Experience the Rocky Top Wine Trail

If you’re a lover of wine, free things, the Smokies, and a good time, you’ll want to sign up to experience the Rocky Top Wine Trail. The trail is 100% free to do. All you need to do is pick one the many wineries that participate in the trail and pick up a passport. Begin the trail by taking advantage of a wine tasting at the first winery and then you’ll move on to the next. At each location you’ll receive a stamp and after you visit three locations you’ll receive a free souvenir wine glass. If you finish the trail by visiting five of the locations, you’ll receive a second free gift. Your time at the wineries can be spread throughout the duration of your trip.

You can also enjoy some free tastings at moonshine distilleries in Pigeon Forge too!

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Are you ready to have a fantastic trip to the Smokies but also stay within your budget? Staying at our locally owned hotel in Sevierville, Tn is the first step to experiencing a quality vacation at an affordable rate. Browse Our Guest Rooms and find the perfect lodging for you and your party. Click Here to take advantage of our deals and discounts.

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