Top 8 Reasons You’ll Love Vacationing at Cabins in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg

The covered porch of a beautiful log cabin.

Each year, millions of people from all over the world come to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN just to stay in a cabin. What makes a cabin the perfect home away from home in the Great Smoky Mountains? To find out, watch the video below and then discover the top eight reasons vacationers love renting cabins in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg:

1. Staying at a Cabin is the Authentic Smoky Mountain Experience

Folks have been staying in log cabins in the Smoky Mountains for hundreds of years! Since the first Euro-American settlers came to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg around the early 1800s, cabins have become synonymous with the mountain lifestyle.

Of course, cabins have come a long way since the pioneer days. (We don’t think Davy Crockett spent his afternoons watching ESPN on his cabin’s flat screen TV!) With their luxurious amenities and beautiful surroundings, today’s cabins are more than just a place to lay your head at night. Staying at a cabin is a special event that families remember forever. Vacationers return to their favorite cabins year after year, and each time they find something new to enjoy. If you’re going to visit Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, why not get the full Smoky Mountain experience by renting a cabin?

2. Minutes Away from America’s Most Visited NationalA beautiful large cabin in Pigeon Forge. Park

When you stay at one of the beautiful cabins in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, you will be just minutes away from the most visited national park in the United States! The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is heaven on earth for nature lovers, with over 800 miles of pristine hiking trails, wonderful picnic areas, and some of the most stunning scenery on the planet. Best of all, the national park does not charge an entrance fee, so all of the natural beauty in the Smokies is absolutely free.

3. Breathtaking Mountain Views Right From Your Deck

Vacationing at a cabin rental allows you to enjoy the majesty of the Smokies without even setting foot outside your front door. There is nothing better than kicking back in a rocking chair or soaking in a hot tub on your cabin’s deck while admiring the incredible mountain views all around you. Be sure to bring your camera on vacation, because you will want to capture the stunning panoramas from your deck to share with your friends back home!

The living room in a log cabin rental in Pigeon Forge.4. Immersed in Nature with All the Comforts of Home

A cabin in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains is really the best of both worlds. On one hand, guests are completely immersed in the breathtaking scenery of East Tennessee. On the other hand, guests still have access to all of the comforts of home (and some additional comforts you may not have at home!). Where else can you enjoy all of the area’s natural beauty with all of the luxuries of a hotel?

5. Endless Entertainment Right in Your Cabin

Your family will never be bored when you stay at cabins in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. In fact, cabin rentals in the Smokies are loaded with so much entertainment that you may have a hard time convincing your kids to leave! While every rental is a little different, some of the most popular cabin amenities include pool tables, foosball tables, arcade games, home theater rooms, flat screen TVs with cable, outdoor hot tubs, indoor Jacuzzis, and WiFi. Many cabins also come with access to seasonal outdoor pools, and some properties even feature private indoor pools!

6. Cabins Can Accommodate Groups of Any SizeChairs sitting on the deck of a cabin rental in Pigeon Forge with mountain views.

No matter what type of vacation you’re planning in the Smokies, you are guaranteed to find the perfect cabin for your trip. Couples looking for a romantic escape in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge will love the area’s cozy 1 bedroom cabins. On the other side of the spectrum, cabins are also very popular for family reunions. With 16 bedroom cabins that can accommodate up to 74 guests, you can go ahead and invite all of your aunts, uncles, cousins, and second cousins!

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7. Save Money with Fully Furnished Kitchens

When you stay at a cabin rental, you have the option of eating out at the wonderful restaurants in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg or dining in. Virtually every cabin in the area comes with a fully equipped kitchen, complete with appliances and silverware. Preparing at least one meal a day in your cabin is a great way to save money during your vacation. Many cabins also come with charcoal or gas grills, so you can have a cookout right at your home away from home!

The bedroom of a cabin in Pigeon Forge.8. Spend Time Together and Enjoy Privacy

Vacationing at a cabin allows guests to enjoy the perfect mix of privacy and togetherness. Common areas like the living room and dining room table are great for being together as a group. At the same time, everyone has separate sleeping quarters, so you can retreat to your bedroom if you would like to relax on your own. Having the space to spread out in a cabin makes any vacation more enjoyable.

Ready to find the perfect cabin for your next getaway in the Smokies? Browse our listing of over 650 cabins in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg today!

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by Jason Fishman

Jason Fishman is a writer and editor specializing in history, dining, travel and tourism. In his spare time, he enjoys science fiction, breakfast food and bad puns.