How to Plan Your Best Pigeon Forge Vacation

Families, wedding party getaways, reunions, friend-cations, honeymoons…the list can go on and on. Pigeon Forge is the ultimate vacation for any occasion, any budget, and any type of visitor. Whether you want a girls’ shopping trip, a couples’ wine retreat, or a hunting trip with the guys, you can find just the right Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Cabin and find the perfect restaurants, activities, and attractions to add to any itinerary. And best of all, no matter what brings you to Pigeon Forge, the incredible beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is always resting in sight from the Parkway and serene sights of nature from your cabin.

Book Your Dream Cabin

Your cabin really makes or breaks your Pigeon Forge vacation, and with Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Cabins you are in the best hands. Read the detailed descriptions, check out the floor plans, or simply scroll through the pictures and you will fall in love with the dreamy mountain cabin that accommodates all your needs and so much more.

The Food

Balance hearty homemade meals made in your cabin’s fully loaded kitchen with eating out among the hundreds of dining options in the Smoky Mountains. Picky eaters, foodies, and everyone in between will find a spectrum of savory Southern dishes, unique flavorful international eats, and dazzling live shows to pair with delicious dinners.

All-American Eats & Southern Cuisine
Want a romantic dinner on the river during a weekend getaway with your significant other? Reserve a table overlooking the river at The Peddler Steakhouse in the dreamy atmosphere of the Ogle cabin, a home built by a 4th generation Gatlinburg merchant with the remnants of local cabins in the area. Take the family to the historical district of The Old Mill where the iron forge for which the city was named once rested, where big portions and big laughs are shared around a dining room looking out to Pigeon River views. Lean forward and tuck your napkin into your shirt as you taste every sweet and spicy flavor of some of the best BBQ the Smokies has to offer at Corky’s Ribs and BBQ or order it to go through their drive thru and enjoy some fall-off-the-bone, slow-roasted ribs on the deck of your cabin!

Drinks, Music, and Dining
Come try some of the best fried catfish and hush puppies you will ever taste at Huck Finn’s Catfish while serenaded by the talented Blake Robinson, the resident singer/songwriter since 1999! Want to get your groove on, too? Make it a night out at Ole Red in Gatlinburg, the newest hotspot in the area by the country legend himself, Blake Shelton. Chill with some island vibes on the rooftop bar of Margaritaville while sipping on a delicious fruity daiquiri and listening to live music by the outdoor firepit.

Dinner Theaters
Whether it’s the rip-roarin’ laughter at the Hatfield and McCoy’s Family Dinner Feud, the high-flying incredible acts of acrobats and equestrian teams at Dolly Parton’s Stampede, or the mishaps and mayhem of the Great Smoky Mountains Murder Mystery Show, you and the whole group are in for a great time, fantastic shows, and good food at any one of Pigeon Forge’s dinner theaters!

International Cravings
Sometimes, you are just in the mood for something particular. Thankfully, the Smoky Mountains is more than Southern fried chicken and buttery biscuits. Try some authentic German cuisine at Poynor’s Pommes Frites at The Island, where you can bite into a delicious bratwurst on a homemade roll with sauerkraut, fries, and unique dipping sauces. With sultry settings, unique tapas plates, and a variety of wines, you are in for a chic treat at the Red Oak Bistro just outside of Gatlinburg. Yuca, tostones, mouthwatering Cuban sandwiches, and sweet, soft flan…yes, you are still in the mountains of Tennessee, at the Smokies Cuban Café, one of the most consistently high-rated restaurants on TripAdvisor Pigeon Forge! Want another Latin-inspired cuisine? Cielito Lindo Mexican Restaurant is a go-to for sizzling fajitas paired with smooth margaritas.

The Sights

Of course, the sights are a sizeable reason to vacation in Pigeon Forge, about the size of, well, those beautiful, majestic mountains! Besides your hand-picked cabin views of mountains, rivers, lush forestry, or dreamy valleys, there are a couple hot spots that you don’t want to miss on your visit to the Smokies.

Sightseeing In the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
History, horseback riding, nature, wildlife, biking, and rewarding hikes, it is no wonder that Cades Cove is on the top of our list of sightseeing. Take the one-way tour along the 11-mile Loop Road in Cades Cove through the rolling green valley, home to over a dozen preserved historical cabin structures. Stop off at the Cades Cove General Store for souvenirs or parking before taking a trek to the beautiful Abrams Falls, where the most volume of water rushes over falls in all the park.

Get out early to enjoy some prime wildlife viewing as the deer, black bear, and other Smoky Mountain natives search for breakfast in the cool of the day. Cades Cove isn’t the only drive-worthy tour in the Smokies; just outside of Gatlinburg visitors can enjoy the unparalleled tranquility of the forests and more historic cabins along the Roaring Fork Motor Trail named for the babbling stream running alongside your ride.

Experience the unobstructed views of the Smoky Mountains from the highest viewpoint in the park, Clingmans Dome. The futuristic observation tower sits at a whopping 6,643 feet above sea level, the third-highest mountain east of the Mississippi River and highest point along the Appalachian Trail! Take a peaceful drive along Newfound Gap Road, crawling through the richly green forests and opening to sweeping views on the mountains, to the beautiful city of Cherokee, North Carolina on the Qualla Land Trust, where visitors can experience and learn about the rich culture of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation.

Seasonal Sightseeing in Pigeon Forge
Nature may go to rest during the winter, but the Smokies come alive for the holidays! In the latter weeks of November all the way to February, Winterfest ignites the cities of Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg with millions upon millions of extravagant light displays. Numerous parades, magical festivals, and incredible seasonal shows celebrate family, love, and giving during the holidays while warm fires and cozy cabin settings complement your winter Pigeon Forge vacation.

The Fun

Here is where we could go on and on and on about the endless opportunities! Visit the informational pages to learn details about prices, locations, what to wear, what to expect, discounts, and more!

Outdoor Fun

Fun For Everyone

Adult Fun
Tour the Rocky Top Wine Trail, 6 award-winning locations offering free tastings, or explore the Tennessee Whiskey Trail that boasts some of the biggest names in moonshine distilleries, like Ole Smoky Moonshine! With your Pigeon Forge, Tennessee Cabin just down the road from many of these wineries and distilleries, you can enjoy the tastings and tours before catching an Uber back to the cabin. Pick up a growler of your favorite craft beer from Smoky Mountain Brewery before a day of grilling out on the deck and swimming in your cabin’s pool!

The Shopping

Name brands and locally made goods, beauty products and sporting equipment…you name it, you can shop it! Over 300 stores scattered throughout the Smoky Mountain area cater to every kind of visitor. Visit nearby Sevierville where the Tanger Outlets provide a shopper’s paradise with all the favorites like Michael Kors, Gap, Coach, and more. If the thought of Christmas in July excites you and the holidays are your favorite time of year, the Incredible Christmas Place is where you will feel like heaven!

So, it’s time to start planning your itinerary. Or don’t! That’s right. Just make it to the sublime relaxation of your Pigeon Forge cabin and let the group make plans together each day. Because in Pigeon Forge, it is that easy. Once you are here, in the comfort of one of our gorgeous cabins among the stunning beauty of the Smoky Mountains, let the therapeutic ability of your surroundings dictate what you feel like doing. Whether it’s drinking bottles of local wine in the hot tub, exploring the terrains of Alum Cave Trail, shopping in the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community, or taking on the class III and IV rapids of the Pigeon River, have your dream Pigeon Forge vacation be exactly that: yours.