4 Reasons to Make the Smokies a Family Tradition


We’re just going to be bold and say it: the Smoky Mountains shouldn’t just be your family’s next destination, it should be your family’s next tradition! The Smokies is the perfect place to bring your family year after year, and here are at least 4 good reasons why.

    1. Because you’ll never run out of options.
      Maybe you’ve traveled with your family to Pigeon Forge before. Maybe you’ve already visited Dollywood, the Dixie Stampede, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Pigeon River Crossings outlet mall. Been there done that, you’re thinking. But what about the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel? What about the Escape Game at The Island? What about Dolly Parton’s new and improved Lumberjack Adventure show or Pigeon Forge’s first trampoline park, TopJump?See what we mean? There’s always something new to explore in the Smoky Mountains! Not only are new attractions, new restaurants, and new events cropping up all the time, but there’s simply no way to experience everything that’s here in one visit…or 2, 3, or 4! It’s going to take a lifetime of visits to check out all that Pigeon Forge and the surrounding area has to offer. And trust us, you won’t regret one single Smoky Mountain memory your family has made!
    2. Because you’ll stay within your budget.
      One of the main reasons families aren’t able to vacation together is because it’s too expensive. But that’s the beauty of vacationing in Pigeon Forge—there are options to suit every family’s budget, no matter how tight! When it comes to the cabin, check out our budget-friendly options. And if you think a hotel is still the cheaper route, think again, because our cabins offer not only a cozy space to sleep, but also a full-size kitchen, where you can save money by cooking in, and entertaining amenities, where you can have fun without paying for tickets to shows and attractions.But don’t worry—you don’t have to stay at your Pigeon Forge cabin to stay on budget in the Smokies! There are plenty of budget-friendly events and attractions both downtown and in the national park. In fact, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is completely FREE to all guests, and there’s plenty to do inside from picnicking to hiking to fishing to wildlife watching.

      In Pigeon Forge, you’ll also find that many shows offer free admission to children and public attractions like Patriot Park are open for visitors any time of the year. At the Pigeon Forge Community Center, they offer affordable daily and weekly passes for access to basketball courts, a swimming pool, and much more.

      We have also partnered up with some great area attractions, so you’ll save there, too. Check out our list of partners below, offering you discounts when you stay with us!

      Amazing Animals | Bent Creek Golf Course | Comedy Barn | Country Tonite Theatre | Darren Romeo Magic | Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show | Ober Gatlinburg | Smoky Mountain Opry | Smith Morning Variety Show | Smoky Mountain Ziplines | Titanic | Guinness World Records Museum | Ripley’s Davy Crockett Mini-Golf | Ripley’s Moving Theater | Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies | Ripley’s Haunted Adventure | Ripley’s Old MacDonald’s Farm Mini Golf | Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium | Ripley’s Marvelous Mirror Maze | The Escape Game

    3. Because you’ll find something for every age.
      Another great thing about the Smokies is that your kids don’t have to be young for you to start a new family tradition. While there are plenty of attractions for the little ones—like Kids Country at The Track and The Flying Horse Carousel, Happy Swing, Funny Cars, and Lil’ Rabbits at The Island—your preteens and teens are guaranteed to find something fun as well!What about a family race at speeds of up to 40 miles per hour at Speed Zone Go-Karts? What about a family outing to see Terry Evanswood present “The Wonders of Magic”? Or would you rather spend a full day in the summer exploring the slides and rides of Dollywood’s Splash Country? The options are endless for everyone from toddlers to teenagers, so get your family’s tradition started right away!
    4. Because you’ll feel right at home.
      Sure, the sights and souvenirs are always fun, but it’s those relaxing moments where you just get to be together—as a family—that really make a vacation worth repeating. And that’s exactly what we want to offer you at our Pigeon Forge cabins.Our family-friendly cabins offer you the peaceful, homey atmosphere you’re looking for in a getaway. You’ll have your own bedrooms, a cozy living room, a private dining room, and a full-size kitchen to provide everything you need during your stay. You’ll even find exciting extras like game tables, outdoor hot tubs, private theaters, and more.

      Enjoy moments with your family around the table or on the porch. You’ll have the chance to watch movies, play games, and simply enjoy time together that the busyness of life—and the cramped quarters of a hotel room—can’t afford.

      We even have pet-friendly cabins for those whose family members walk on 4 legs. You’re welcome to bring your furry loved ones along with you to enjoy the splendor of the Smokies year after year!

If all this doesn’t convince you, we know that visiting the Smokies for yourself definitely will! So start an online chat or call 1-866-513-7885 to speak to one of our reservation specialists today. They’re available 24/7 and are happy to help you find the right cabin for your family’s first vacation to Pigeon Forge—and we’re certain that this trip won’t be your last!