Dolly Parton Fans Can Now Stay Overnight In Her Tour Bus – But It’s Gonna Cost You

A bed with pink sheets

Ever wanted to live like Dolly for a night or two?

Well most of us will never know what it’s like to be Dolly Parton, one of the most beloved – and richest – women in the world. But you could at least sleep in her old tour bus for a night or two.

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort is now offering fans the opportunity to stay in the tour bus that Dolly used on the road from 2008 all the way to earlier this year.

The bus that was decked out just for Dolly includes a kitchen, two bathrooms, and a large bedroom – and of course most of it is pink and sparkly. It’s also been customized with a wig cabinet, and three of the six bunk beds have been removed to make room for a closet for Dolly’s wardrobe.

According to Dolly, the bus wasn’t getting much use these days so she decided to find another use for it:

“I decided to retire it because I wasn’t touring that much anymore and it just was sitting there. And I thought this could be put to really good use.”

Now obviously a bus like this doesn’t come cheap – so of course it’s not going to be cheap to stay here.

Dolly’s Suite 1986 experience, which includes a two-night stay on the bus for two (plus an additional room at the resort that sleeps four more), as well as a VIP dining experience for up to four guests, is going to cost you $10,000.

But Dolly thinks there are people who are willing to pay the hefty price:

“If you’ve got money — and a lot of people do — they just want to experience that.”

And of course Dolly’s going to put that money to good use: A portion of each stay will be donated to the Dollywood Foundation, as well as Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

Dolly Parton Donates $1 Million To Vanderbilt University’s Pediatric Infectious Disease Research Program

It was also recently announced that Dolly would be making a generous gift to hopefully benefit children everywhere for a long time to come.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center just announced that the queen of country music (she wouldn’t say that, but I’m saying that) is donating $1 million to their ongoing pediatric infectious disease research.

The hospital has a research program which aims to understand how viruses and bacteria cause disease, understanding and preventing resistance to antibiotics, preventing and treating infections, diagnosing and treating infections in children with cancer and research to define the impact of childhood infections throughout the world.

Of course, Dolly has long been an advocate for children, as she also has her own foundation, Imagination Library, which aids in helping young children both learn how to read, and fall in love with reading, in order to educate them for a lifetime.

The ever-humble Dolly says she’s just doing her part to help keep as many children as health and safe as possible:

“I love all children.

No child should ever have to suffer, and I’m willing to do my part to try and keep as many of them as I can as healthy and safe as possible.”

And of course, this isn’t the first large charitable donation the Tennessee native has made to, as she donated $1 million gift to VUMC in April 2020 to help with COVID vaccine research. She later received a dose of her own medicine, so to speak.

Mark Denison, MD, professor of Pediatrics and director of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt, says this very generous donation with only accelerate their research in finding cures for countless pediatric infectious diseases:

“We are deeply honored by Dolly’s contribution to our research mission.

For over 40 years our division has been a national and international leader in studies for the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of life-threatening infections, and this gift will accelerate our work and support new ideas.”

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