How do I get around Pigeon Forge?
Pigeon Forge has the Fun Time Trolley (865.453.6444), which is a simple and inexpensive way to get around town. Fares start at $0.50, and there are 6 routes – North Parkway, South Parkway, Dollywood, Dolly’s Splash Country, Gatlinburg Welcome Center, and Wears Valley Road. They all start and stop at the Trolley Station in The Old Mill area (turn at traffic light #7). There are dozens of stops along each route, so it’ll almost always get you where you want to go – without you having to drive! Their motto is, “Park your cares and ride with the bears!”
Where should I stay in Pigeon Forge?
You can probably guess our answer: a cabin! At Pigeon Forge, TN Cabins, we have a wide range of options. You can pick a 1-2 bedroom cabin for a small escape or romantic weekend, a 3-6 bedroom cabin for a little more space with your family or friends, or a large-group lodge for reunions or retreats! You can also browse our site for pet-friendly properties and luxury picks, as well as budget-friendly cabins! We really have something for everyone, with amenities ranging from private indoor pools and theater rooms to rec rooms with game tables and expansive mountain views.
Why a cabin instead of a hotel?
Hotels are not customized; you get a basic room with everything in one space. If you’re traveling with a group, you likely won’t have a place to hang out together, unless you count the not-welcoming conference rooms. In a cabin, you get gorgeous log interiors, custom mountain décor and furnishings, great amenities (your own hot tub, big screen TVs, full kitchens…), and space for everyone to hang out together. And because you can split a cabin with multiple people, couples, or families, it often ends up being much cheaper! That’s a win-win!
Where can I get groceries?
In and near Pigeon Forge, you’ll find Publix (2641 Parkway), Kroger (220 Wears Valley Rd | 702 Winfield Dunn Parkway), Food City (3625 Parkway | 1219 E Parkway Hwy 321), Walmart (1414 Parkway), Whole Earth Grocery (446 E Parkway), and Aldi (538 Winfield Dunn Parkway). There are also some markets, including Three Bears General Store, Whaley Country Store, and The Old Mill and General Store, so you have TONS of options!
Can I cook at the cabin?
All of our cabins have fully equipped kitchens, so you’ll have the appliances, dishes, utensils, and glasses you need to create and enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks at the cabin! Just bring your own paper towels, dish detergent or soap, and food!
What can I do when it rains?
There are SO MANY indoor attractions in Pigeon Forge, you can take your pick on a rainy day. Some great indoor attractions in the area include:
- Titanic Museum Attraction
- The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
- Dolly Parton’s Stampede
- Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud
- Hollywood Wax Museum
- Alcatraz East Crime Museum
- Flyaway Indoor Skydiving
- Laser tag + arcades
- Play games + watch movies in the cabin
- Swim in your cabin’s indoor pool
What if I see a bear?
Getting to see bears in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is exciting and fun! But you want to be sure you stay safe! Here are a few bear safety tips from the National Park Service:
- NEVER approach or attempt to feed a bear
- Avoid encounters – keep your distance and respect their space
- Pay attention to your surroundings
- Hike in groups
- If you come upon a bear and it sees you:
- Stay calm
- Speak calmly and stand your ground/wave your arms to show you are human
- Pick up small children immediately
- Don’t drop your pack – use it as protection if necessary
- If the bear is still, move away slowly and sideways
When should I come to the Smoky Mountains?
It depends on what you want to do, but any time of year is amazing – and that’s not a line. In spring and summer, you’ll find tons of annual events, festivals, parades, wildflowers blooming, and sunny days for hiking, fishing, swimming, ziplining, driving go karts, and more. Fall is all about the colors! The leaves change into a fantastic kaleidoscope of deep reds, bright yellows, and decadent oranges and completely transform the Great Smoky Mountains! Of course, there are more great festivals and seasonal foods then too! And winter brings snow, icicles, holiday events, parades, hot apple cider, and snow-capped mountains! And what’s more cozy than a night curled up by the fireplace in a mountain cabin?
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