Ready for your Smoky Mountain vacation? Our 10 ways to enjoy your Pigeon Forge cabin can help you get the most out of your time in the Smokies. Your cabin rental in Pigeon Forge is much more than just a place to stay the night. Get ready for memorable moments, total relaxation, and great times together — with amenities and conveniences inside and out!
1. Reconnect with nature.
One of many reasons people visit Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is to spend time in the great outdoors. Walk onto your wraparound deck, close your eyes, and take in the fresh mountain air before gazing out at the towering trees, flowing river, or stellar mountain views. If you opted for a luxury property, you may even have an outdoor lounge with a fireplace and TV!
What else? Fire up the charcoal or gas grill for a Smoky cookout and enjoy meals and treats at the outdoor table. Roast marshmallows around the blazing firepit or sit back and relax in a rocking chair with a cup of coffee. Read favorite books or chat with your spouse on the porch swing. Some communities even feature walking trails, ponds, pools, and play areas.
2. Plan relaxing spa time.
Ahh, you’ve finally made it to the mountains. It’s time to relieve some stress, shut off your worry meter, and let loose at your Pigeon Forge cabin. Be it morning, noon, or night, be sure to plan spa time for yourself and your companions. Outside, you can slip into the steamy hot tub with massaging jets for a spell, our personal favorite. Some of our cabins even boast private saunas to really up your spa game!
Inside, throw on a hair mask and toss a bath bomb, bath tea, or bath salts into your freshly drawn, hot bath — in your garden tub or indoor jetted tub. Unwind with flickering candlelight and a favorite podcast or soothing spa music. Tonight’s the perfect night for painting your nails and enjoying a deep cleansing facial.
3. Cook favorite recipes.
Every cabin rental (400+) at Pigeon Forge TN Cabins features a fully equipped kitchen that boasts major and minor appliances, pots and pans, dishware, cutlery, glasses, and mugs. All you have to do is bring along your favorite recipes (or try new ones from our blog) and grab local ingredients, snacks, and drinks from the farmers market or grocery store.
Many of our kitchens are open concept and feature views of the trees or mountains, a bonus for any chef in your party. Cook up a storm on the stove, bake sweet treats, and store leftovers to save cash on takeout. You can pop outside to use the grill and pair dinners with favorites from the Rocky Top Wine Trail.
4. Play fun games.
Keep everyone engaged with good times in the game room or rec spaces around your Pigeon Forge cabin. Many of our budget-friendly cabins have at least one game table or arcade unit to enjoy. And if you opt for a larger cabin, you can have your pick of pool, air hockey, foosball, pinball, shuffleboard, racing games, shooters, and more!
For more fun, you can host a game tournament with prizes, maybe souvenirs bought in town or gift cards to favorite shops. The gamers in your group can hook up their gaming consoles to a big screen TV, too! Kiddos can play hide and seek inside the cabin, and others can set up provided board or card games at the dining table.
5. Check out the local scene.
Another great way to enjoy your Pigeon Forge cabin is to venture outside for a while, checking out the area and unique attractions, shops, and restaurants. Popular places include Dollywood, Pigeon Forge Snow, The Island, Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud, The Mountain Mile, The Titanic Museum, The Local Goat, and many dinner shows.
Let’s not forget you’ll be minutes away from the most-visited national park in the country — the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Offering hikes to waterfalls, horseback riding in Cades Cove, fly fishing, riverside picnics, and wildlife viewing, it’s a must-visit for sure. You may even want to plan your stay around neat seasonal events because Pigeon Forge has many!
6. Host epic movie nights.
Who doesn’t love movie night on the big screen? At your Pigeon Forge cabin, pop in a DVD or Blu-ray from your favorite collection and enjoy a night of entertainment. Pile popcorn, candy bars, and soda pop options on the coffee table, cuddle under a cozy blanket, and press play in your PJs!
Wait a minute…why don’t you move movie nights into your private home theater? Yep, many of our cabin rentals in Pigeon Forge actually feature an entire room dedicated to entertaining. Some even feature tiered theater-style seats, dimmable lights, surround sound, and a projector screen!
7. Unplug to recharge.
You know, it’s always nice to unplug from social media and work to enjoy a little me time. While the majority of our cabins do have complimentary high speed Wi-Fi, we recommend tapping out for a bit and spending some time NOT googling, emailing, and posting for a change.
When you take time to unplug, it gives your mind time to relax, which is beneficial in more ways than one. Spend that extra time reading, journaling, talking, playing with the dog, or simply doing nothing while enjoying your Smoky Mountain vacation. You’ll thank yourself later — and feel much better for it!
8. Swim indoors year-round.
Rain, snow, or shine, you can paddle, float, and splash anytime — in your private indoor pool! Our Pigeon Forge cabins with pools add a unique amenity and experience to any Smoky Mountain vacation. Sip lemonade poolside, join the kids in a game of Marco Polo, and teach your littlest to swim for the first time.
Many swimming pools even feature cool water features and built-in extras — like log bridges, fountains, waterfalls, underwater seats, and color-changing lights! We even have Pigeon Forge cabins with pools that are quite frankly out of this world, like Cavern Cascades’ cavern design with a waterfall pouring from the ceiling.
9. Celebrate special occasions.
Vacations are a great way to celebrate special occasions in your life. Whether it’s your daughter’s birthday, your 25th anniversary, or your cousin’s college graduation, it’s a fantastic reason to bust out the party favors, jamming beats, and fun atmosphere at your Pigeon Forge cabin!
Make memories at your gal pal’s bachelorette party, sipping local moonshine and chatting the night away under the trees. Romance your partner on a mountain honeymoon with a heart-shaped tub and bed of roses. Or toast to your bestie’s new job in the bubbly hot tub!
10. Spend quality time together.
When vacationing at your Pigeon Forge cabin, it’s important to carve out time to really connect with your partner, family, and friends. Quality time spent now will be remembered for many years to come, so enjoy it. And if you’re here on a large group retreat, take time to interact with teammates and mingle with new colleagues.
Sit down for family meals, munching, chatting, and laughing at the dining table together. Relax in front of a crackling fireplace with your spouse by your side on the love seat and a glass of wine in hand. Catch up with your longtime friend, swaying on the porch swing with a mug of hot cocoa. Or gather your group for icebreaker games and activities in town.
Now that you know how to enjoy your Pigeon Forge cabin to the fullest — remember to book your memorable stay today online or at 1.866.513.7885!