The Dollywood DreamMore Resort and Spa has added a new place to stay to their already outstanding offerings – Dolly Parton’s tour bus! Now officially taking reservations for a luxurious stay in Suite 1986, the DreamMore has shared insight on what the visit would look like.
In a unique, one-of-a-kind 45-foot tour bus, there will be a couch, kitchen, dining table, two toilets, a tub, and a bedroom… but it doesn’t stop there. The country music icon also modernized a closet, displaying some of her gowns and jewelry.
A two-night minimum stay in Suite 1986 is required and starts at $10,000, with a portion being donated to the Dollywood Foundation and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. The tour bus will be located right outside the Dollywood DreamMore Resort and Spa in Dolly’s hometown of Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
In the year 1986, Dolly took over what was formerly known as Silver Dollar City and created Dollywood – hence the name Suite 1986. The legendary singer/songwriter often used the term “Gypsy Wagon” referring to her tour bus, which lead her around 360,000 miles over the span of 14 years – from 2008 to 2022. The bus took her on many trips, coast to coast, around the United States.
Recently, Dolly returned to her beloved hometown for an exciting visit. She stepped foot on the construction site of what will be Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort, making this her first media appearance on the property before the anticipated opening in late 2023.
At the event, which was open to media only and took place in what will soon be the resort’s atrium area, Parton was awarded the American Chestnut Foundation on behalf of her late uncle, Bill Owens. The Tennessee native also shared her vision for the resort, consisting of 302 rooms, and why the Great Smokey Mountains will always remain a special place to her even with her hectic schedule.
“In its simplest form, HeartSong is about the Smoky Mountains and why I continue to come back home year after year,” Dolly explained. “It is the place I recharge and stay grounded. The beauty of the mountains—at every hour and in every season—is simply an inspiration. From the time I was a child, I roamed the hills of Locust Ridge and explored God’s coloring book.”
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