11 Ways to Stay Cozy at YOUR Winter Cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains


Playing at aerial adventure parks, riding mountain coasters, hiking and horseback riding in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, shopping all day, laughing at comedy dinner shows, and sampling Appalachian fudge will leave you tuckered out…especially during the snowy wintertime. 

Wrapped up in so many layers, you’ll be hankering to get warm and stay cozy at your cabin rental in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, TN. From steamy hot tubs, heated pools, and indoor spa tubs to stone fireplaces, big screen TVs, and king suites, Pigeon Forge TN Cabins has a wide selection of amenities to keep you and your guests entertained, comfy, and snug this winter on your family vacation, couples’ retreat, or trip with friends. 

Need ideas for things to do at a cabin in the winter? Here are 11 winter cabin activities to stay cozy!

1. Soak in the Steamy Hot Tub

Soothe tired muscles in the outdoor hot tub under a shimmering winter’s night sky or on a covered deck. Massaging jets are just what you need to relax, unwind, and stay cozy, even in the great wintry outdoors. Plus, you can enjoy mountain, river, wooded, or city views while soaking in the steaming water. And after skiing at Ober or snow tubing at Pigeon Forge Snow, a hot tub soak is ideal indeed.

2.  Gather Around the Outdoor Firepit

Roast marshmallows, make s’mores, and swap stories around the outdoor firepit. It’s a cozy spot to enjoy and spend time in nature while keeping warm and staving off the icy bite of winter. Not to mention, it’s a classic winter’s pastime in the Smoky Mountains that brings people together. 

3. Splash in the Heated Indoor Pool

Change into your swimsuit and head for the pool room at your cabin with a private indoor pool that’s heated for wintertime splashes. Some pools even have water features, like waterfalls, caves, islands, bridges, and spa areas! You can also find seating, windows framing mountain scenes, and a big screen TV in many of our pool rooms.

4. Watch Movies in the Home Theater

Grab big bowls of buttery popcorn, a few blankets, and a drink, pop in your favorite DVD or Blu-ray, and press play in your cabin’s private home theater — with theater-style seating, recessed lights, a huge TV or projector screen, and surround sound. Or you can cuddle up and watch movies on the big screen TV in the living room.

5. Play Games in the Rec Room

Warm up with games in the loaded rec room after perusing The Island or The Village Shops in town. Shoot pool with your best friends, play air hockey to win, leave the foosball field victorious, and show the gang who’s boss at arcade games! Many of our rec spaces also feature a wet bar to serve drinks and snacks, tables for board or card games, and a flatscreen TV for added entertainment.

6. Whip up Homemade Dishes in the Full Kitchen

Prepare and serve hot meals with major appliances, cookware, dishes, glasses, cutlery, and more provided in the fully equipped kitchen — every one of our cabins has one. From savory soups, stews, and casseroles to sweet pies, cookies, and cocoa, all you need to bring are the ingredients. Not to mention, many of our dining areas boast beautiful views.

7. Read by the Fireplace

Open your favorite book or scroll to the next chapter on your smartphone with a glass of local wine from the Rocky Top Wine Trail, a snuggly blanket, and a crackling fire in the wood burning, gas, or electric fireplace to keep cozy while you read and relax. It’s the perfect end to a brisk evening at your Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg winter cabin. 

8. See the Smokies Through Floor-to-Ceiling Windows

Check out breathtaking mountain, serene valley, and peaceful woodsy views from the comfort of your cozy cabin’s floor-to-ceiling windows. Chillax on the sofa with a mug of coffee or hot chocolate and gaze out for as long as you like. See snow? Consider putting on a jacket, hat, and boots to play outside for a bit! 

9. Take Spa Baths in the Indoor Jetted Tub

Pair flickering candles, foamy bubbles, and fizzy bath bombs with spa baths in the indoor jetted tub. A great way to let go and recharge, bathtime at your winter cabin is an event all its own. You can even preorder a gift basket with all your bathing essentials, like bath teas, salts, lotions, loofas, body mist, and aromatherapy candles.

10. Cuddle in the King Suite

Take a hot shower or bath, then slip into the cozy sheets of the king-size bed in your suite. Flip on the flatscreen TV for entertainment in bed, wake up to gorgeous views through the windows, and enjoy the privacy of your own full bathroom. Some of our cabins even have toasty fireplaces in the bedrooms. 

11. Spend Time with Loved Ones

Share your Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg winter cabin experience with family and friends you hold dear. After all, the most heartwarming and coziest of times are spent with loved ones. We even have pet-friendly cabins so you can bring along your furry family members and large group cabins for memorable reunions.

Ready to make memories in your cozy Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg cabin this winter? Book with Pigeon Forge TN Cabins online or at 1.866.513.7885 today!