Margaritaville Island Hotel

Hotel in Pigeon Forge

Breezy pastels and beach-cottage decor evoke a hip vacation vibe that would surely make Jimmy Buffett proud. Guests should begin with a drink from the in-room 'Frozen Concoction Maker' then continue the party by the rooftop pool, which is in the sightline of the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel.

Sister property Margaritaville Island Inn, also at The Island, has fewer amenities, but the vibe is just as fun and rates are lower (rooms from $269).