Guests visiting from out of town have two options for accommodations:
Option 1: Cabins at Brother's Cove
Our venue is situated within a community of rental cabins that are a very quick walk or drive from our ceremony and reception location. Cabins range from one to seven bedrooms. Larger cabins would especially suit family and friend groups (ex - Penn Staters, UT econ grad students, Aquinas folks) who want to split the cost with other guests, which can be much cheaper than hotel rooms and can reduce travel time to and from the wedding. Most cabins also include full kitchens with dining areas, separate living rooms, decks, pool tables and jacuzzis. Guests can get a 10% discount on cabin rentals by calling Brother's Cove and mentioning the Byrnes-Yarbrough wedding. Please be aware that the final price of your cabin includes fees, so the prices listed on the Brother's Cove site will likely not reflect the total cost.
Option 2: Hampton Inn and Suites in Pigeon Forge
For those who prefer to stay in a hotel room, we have reserved a block of rooms for guests at the Hampton Inn and Suites on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. The hotel is about 25 minutes from the wedding venue, depending on traffic. The group rate for rooms is $140/night with tax. We will be providing a shuttle from the hotel to the venue so guests can feel free to imbibe without driving. To reserve, call (865) 428-1600 and let them know you are with the Byrnes-Yarbrough wedding. You will need the code BYW (Byrnes-Yarbrough Wedding) to reserve the room.
PLEASE NOTE: There are two Hampton Inns in Pigeon Forge. Make sure you contact and book a room at the one on the Parkway NOT the one on Teaster Lane.
Guests please take note:
Cell phone service may be limited in certain rural areas, especially in the national park. Be sure to have accessible directions if you will be driving.
Google Maps and other online map services may send you on back roads and alternate routes through the country. Make sure to double check your route or you may end up winding your way through back-country areas! Please contact us if you need help!
The closest airport to our venue is Knoxville's McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) in Alcoa, Tennessee. Guests flying in will likely want to rent a car for the weekend as the airport is a 45 minute to one hour drive from Brother's Cove.
Recommended routes from McGhee Tyson to Brother's Cove:
Option 1: Direct and shorter (about 45 min), but some back road driving
Option 2: Indirect, longer (about one hour), but on main roads and highways
Recommended routes from McGhee Tyson to Hampton Inn and Suites:
From I-40E (Nashville, Chattanooga and west):
Driving from I-40W(The Carolinas and Southeast):
From I-81S (from Kingsport, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Northeast):
From I-75S (from Kentucky, Ohio and Michigan):