Conference Venue

Dollywood's DreamMore Resort


Group and Discounted Reservations

The Gathering will take place in the Dollywood DreamMore Resort. Accommodations are not included in the registration cost. 

Discounted rooms for Gathering attendees are reserved at the Dollywood DreamMore Resort at $215 per night. The last day to take advantage of this discount is March 1st , but rooms will sell out fast.  Attendees are responsible for their own reservations. For reservations under the group block, at this Reservation Link for Dollywood's DreamMore Resort & Spa. If it's more convenient, please call the hotel directly at 1-800-365-5996 and ask for the “Appalachia Funders Network” Group rate. 

If past the group booking deadline, check rates and make reservations here.


2525 DreamMore Way

Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

Contact Information:

Reservations: 1-800-365-5996 

Resort Front Desk: 865-365-1900

 The online reservation link will also be included in your registration confirmation email.



On the front porch of her family’s one-room cabin in the Smoky Mountains, entertainment legend Dolly Parton’s never-ending dreams were conceived and nurtured. A creaky old floor made of second-hand planks became a stage for little feet, and she dreamed of sharing her beloved Smokies with the world beyond. 

Today, you’re invited to relax and play on Dolly’s newest front porch – Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa™. Built around the rich traditions of storytelling, family and togetherness, our Smoky Mountain resort is just minutes from Dollywood’s award-winning theme parks. This hotel in Pigeon Forge near Gatlinburg upholds the spirit of the South in a fresh new way, as it can only be imagined by Dolly and Dollywood. “




Regional Airports

  • McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) is located near Knoxville, TN. This airport is 56 minutes away from Pigeon Ford by car.
  • Tri Cities Airport (TRI) is located in Blountville, TN. This airport is 1.5 hours away from Pigeon Ford by car.

Access to Travel Hub Cities

The major airports of Atlanta, GA, Charlotte, NC, and Nasheville, TN are all located 3-4 hours away by car.

Rental Cars

  • Alamo - 888-233-8749
  • Avis - 800-331-1212
  • Budget - 800-527-0700
  • Dollar Rent A Car - 800-800-4000
  • Enterprise - 800-736-8222
  • Hertz - 800-654-4173