So you’re planning the ultimate vacation. You first need to know, what’s your vacation style? Are you outdoorsy? Adventurous? Or just looking for a way to kick back and relax? Below, we’ve listed the perfect attractions, amenities, and activities for each. Choose your favorite, or mix it up and try them all during your Pigeon Forge getaway this year!
Nature Lover’s Paradise
You love nothing more than the great outdoors. If you have the choice, you’d rather hike a trail than watch a movie. You get antsy on a rainy day, and you get more excited about a gift card to Gander Mountain than your Monday morning paycheck. If that sounds about right, a trip to Pigeon Forge is perfect for you! Be sure to explore the great outdoors with these activities in the Smokies:
Hiking in the National Park—The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the perfect destination for outdoor enthusiasts. With more than 800 miles of hiking trails, you’ll find the right path whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned hiker. Check out a variety of trails in the national park, including hikes to waterfalls and swimming holes, hikes through old-growth forests, and hikes through well-preserved, historic communities.
Picnicking with the Family—Before heading out to explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, be sure to pack a picnic at your Pigeon Forge cabin. Use your full-size kitchen to prepare deli sandwiches, fresh fruit, bags of snacks, and plenty of drinks. Then take your family to a popular picnic area, including Cades Cove, Deep Creek, Greenbrier, and Metcalf Bottoms. These sites are open year-round and feature picnic tables and raised grills for cooking.
Tubing Down the River—For those visiting the Smokies in the summer, you’ll definitely want an easy way to cool down in the great outdoors. What’s better than a relaxing tube ride down the river? At Smoky Mountain River Rat, located about 15 miles from Pigeon Forge, you can choose between 2 tubing experiences: the lower outpost of the Little River and the upper section. Each offers relaxing rapids, scenic views, and refreshing swimming holes!
You’re the type of person who can’t get enough adrenaline-pumping excitement. Your mantra is “Go big or go home!” You love big rides, crazy stunts, and high-action adventure—the bigger, the wilder, and the crazier, the better! If this sounds like you, then don’t miss these high-action attractions in Pigeon Forge and nearby Sevierville:
Indoor Skydiving—If you’ve always wanted to go skydiving but never had the chance, this is your opportunity to get the same exhilarating experience without stepping foot on a plane. The Flyaway experience in Pigeon Forge offers a 20-minute training session before you’re suited up for the wind tunnel. Then flyers enjoy approximately 3 minutes of flying time in this exciting attraction!
Monster Truck Rides—Talk about high action, a ride in a Monster Truck with Outdoor Adventures of the Smokies will put you high above the ground for a thrilling 5-lap spin around a track with 2 large hills and 2 small hills. Outdoor Adventures has plenty of other exciting activities as well, including helicopter rides, balloon rides, ATV rides, ziplines, and much more!
Wild Water Rafting—For those visiting the Smoky Mountains in late spring or summer, whitewater rafting is a MUST for your adventure-packed vacation. You’ll find bigger rapids along the Upper Pigeon River, which offers 5 miles of class III and class IV rapids. The Lower Pigeon River is still a wild ride, but much tamer, making it better for groups with small kids.
The Ultimate R&R Escape
You stay busy all year with work, kids, chores, bills—and the list goes on. This Pigeon Forge vacation is all about taking a break. You don’t want to go home and say, “I need a vacation from my vacation!” You just want to kick back, relax, and enjoy some quiet time in the Smokies. If this is you, include these amenities and add-ons in your Pigeon Forge getaway:
In-Cabin Massage—Vacation isn’t something we do every week. It’s a treat, a special time when it’s okay to splurge a little and treat yourself right. So do yourself a favor this year and book an in-cabin massage during your Pigeon Forge getaway! A licensed massage therapist will meet you at your cabin and help you undo all the tension that has built throughout the year. Don’t miss this opportunity—you deserve it!
Outdoor Hot Tub—Lucky for you, almost every one of our Pigeon Forge cabins includes an outdoor hot tub on its amenities list! So you can soak in the beauty of the Smoky Mountains while you soak away your stress. Be sure to look for our cabins with indoor jetted tubs, fireplaces, home theaters, and other relaxing amenities as well.
Gift Basket—At Pigeon Forge Cabins, we want to make your getaway as special and memorable as possible. So we’ve put together a variety of gift baskets that can be purchased along with your cabin rental. These baskets will be waiting for you when you arrive, and they come with everything you need to relax and unwind: bath salts, aromatherapy candles, bath teas, and more. Be sure to ask our reservation specialists about the perfect gift basket to add to your R&R escape!