Fall is a wonderful time to visit Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains. The leaves are changing, the weather is cool and crisp, the smells of the season – cinnamon, pumpkin, and apples – fill the air, and there are tons of family-friendly events and attractions downtown. But although there are many things to do in town and in the surrounding Smoky Mountain areas, our beautiful Pigeon Forge cabins with games, cozy spaces, and lots of amenities make it easy to stay inside and still have fun.
Whether you’re traveling as a couple or with family and friends, check out our great ideas for fall fun in your Pigeon Forge cabin.
A classic fall family activity, carving pumpkins is fun and challenging! Pick out the perfect pumpkins at Kyker Farms or at The Great Pumpkin Patch after a ride on The Great Pumpkin Patch Express, and then bring them back to carve in the cabin. Be sure to bring along some carving tools and plastic bags to dispose of the insides! Or you can always save the pumpkin pulp and seeds for your favorite pumpkin recipes.
Have a scary movie night.
On cool Smoky Mountain nights, stay inside your warm cabin and watch your favorite horror films. If you have little ones coming along, save the scarier movies for later or watch some kid-friendly Halloween movies (depending on age) such as Frankenweenie, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Hotel Transylvania, Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie, and It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown. Several of our Pigeon Forge cabins even have impressive home theaters – just bring your Halloween movie, snacks, and drinks!
Pigeon Forge cabins with theaters
- A Moment in Time
- Crestview Lodge
- It’s All Good
- Once Upon A View
- Sierra Springs
- Timber Toy
- Villa Bellissimo
My favorite fall treat, s’mores are delicious and fun to make. It can be romantic or fun with the kids, and it will allow you to enjoy the gorgeous fall weather in the Smokies. Check out Blue Bird, Jackson’s Cabin, and Rocky Top – three Pigeon Forge cabins with outdoor fire pits!
Tell ghost stories by the fire.
Whether you make up your own or rely on the classics, telling ghost stories around the fire is always a fun fall activity. And while Blue Bird, Jackson’s Cabin, and Rocky Top have outdoor fire pits where you can gather, Irresistible has a wood-burning fireplace inside for those who want to stay inside while they spook themselves!
Throw around the football.
What’s more fall than football in the South? Get out in the fresh air and stretch your legs while you toss around the football. Two of our Pigeon Forge cabins, Bear End and Close to Heaven, have grassy areas where you can play around!
Bake fun fall cookies.
Bring along fall and Halloween cookie cutters for a fun family activity in the cabin. The smell of freshly baked cookies will fill the cabin as you relax, watch TV, and play games with family and friends.
Whip up seasonal favorites.
All of our Pigeon Forge cabins boast fully-equipped kitchens, so you can cook all of your favorite seasonal dishes in the cabin. Create caramel apples (dipped in nuts or candy), bake pumpkin pie and sweet potato casserole, simmer some apple cider, or cook your favorite turkey dishes.
Have a family game night. Several of our Pigeon Forge cabins have game tables or board games, or you can bring along your favorites to play. Stay cozy inside as you spend the night laughing, playing, and catching up! Check out A Bear Creek Crib, Almost Bearadise, Oh Yea, and many others for pool tables, air hockey tables, foosball tables, and arcade games!