When you stay with us, you are just around the corner from the Old Mill in Pigeon Forge! In fact, you can even walk to this popular destination if you want to stretch your legs for a short stroll! The Old Mill is home to the historic grist mill and famous restaurant, as well as an assortment of unique stores that have something for everyone! Here are 4 shops you need to visit at the Old Mill in Pigeon Forge:
1. Old Mill General Store
No shopping experience in the Smoky Mountains is complete without a stop at the Old Mill General Store, which shares its space with the working grist mill that dates back to 1830. The store offers a variety of pancake mixes, flours, freshly ground cornmeal, and other specialty blends that have been bagged and hand tied with a miller’s knot right next door! While browsing through the store, you will also find products from the Old Mill Signature line of foods such as homemade jams, jellies, and dip mixes. If you are looking for a unique souvenir, the Old Mill General Store has a distinctive selection of regionally inspired crafts and gifts too.
2. Pigeon River Pottery
Pigeon River Pottery has all types of distinctive pottery items for sale, all which have been inspired by the beauty of the Smoky Mountains and made with local clay. The artisans at Pigeon River Pottery are proud to carry on the tradition started at this location over 70 years ago by Douglas Ferguson and even use the same clay recipe that was once turned on a grinding mill by the renowned potter’s horse. Don’t miss this opportunity to browse through a wide selection of dinnerware, bakeware, specialty, and serving pieces, including the Mighty Bear series that showcases the beloved icon of the Smokies.
3. Old Mill Farmhouse Kitchen
Another shop you need to visit at the Old Mill in Pigeon Forge is the Old Mill Farmhouse Kitchen, which is the perfect store for those who have a love of cooking or eating! This shop features dishware and decorative items from the Old Mill’s exclusive Farmhouse Pottery line, as well as cookware, cookbooks, linens, and more. The Old Mill Farmhouse Kitchen also sells many of the ingredients necessary to recreate a meal from the Old Mill Restaurant, including signature soup mixes, bread mixes, salad dressings, and sauces.
The newest store at the Old Mill in Pigeon Forge is Sassafras, where you will find a distinctive selection of jewelry, apparel, and accessories for sale! This is the perfect place to assemble an outfit for a birthday celebration or other special occasion, and there is a range of styles to appeal to everyone! Whether you are looking for a unique item for yourself or a gift for a loved one, the friendly staff at Sassafras is always happy to help!
Check out all of the rooms at our hotel in Pigeon Forge TN today to stay just minutes away from the Old Mill in Pigeon Forge! We look forward to seeing you soon!