Where to Stay in Pigeon Forge – Cabins vs Hotels

Where to Stay in Pigeon Forge – Cabins vs Hotels

Last updated Dec 22, 2020

Deciding where to stay in Pigeon Forge during your visit can be difficult with all the great lodging options that are available. Whether you are planning a family vacation, romantic weekend, girlfriends’ getaway or winter break, Pigeon Forge offers more than 14,500 places to rest your head. So, when we say there is something for everyone, we mean it!
Pigeon Forge hotels and resorts are packed with tons of great amenities and plenty of room to stretch out and make yourself at home. Secluded cabins and chalets are also popular lodging options. With spacious accommodations, vacation is more like a slumber party nestled in the foothills. If you travel with a pet, there are also plenty of pet-friendly hotels and cabins from which to choose.
Here are a few things to consider when trying to decide where to stay in Pigeon Forge.

Pigeon Forge cabins and chalets allow you to enjoy an authentic Smoky Mountain experience. Surrounded by mountains, woods, wildlife and amazing views, our cabins offer a unique and fun way to enjoy your vacation. Pigeon Forge cabins are just a stone’s throw from Great Smoky Mountains National Park, a 500,000-acre year-round playground, offering an abundance of opportunities to stay close to nature and enjoy long days spent exploring all that the park has to offer.
Cabins are also the perfect option for accommodating larger families and groups. With options ranging from one to five or more bedrooms, you are sure to find something to fit your needs.
Tons of incredible cabin amenities to choose from. From incredible views and full kitchens to washers and dryers, game rooms, WiFi and more, cabins in Pigeon Forge are fully equipped to make your stay as memorable as possible.
Enjoy some of the most amazing views of the Smoky Mountains. Sit in a rocker on the porch while drinking your morning coffee and breathing in the fresh mountain air. You will also be able to take in some of the most beautiful sunrises and sunsets you will find anywhere.
Keep the family entertained with game rooms and theater rooms. Some of our cabins are equipped with game rooms featuring pool tables and other indoor games, perfect for staying in and enjoying a family game night. You can also bring along any of your favorite games. Or curl up in one of the seats in the theater room to watch some of your favorite family flicks.
Enjoy a spectacular setting, perfect for exploring the great outdoors. Explore one of nature’s most spectacular settings with more than 800 miles of hiking trails available within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Take a scenic drive along the Cades Cove loop to see historic churches, log houses, a gristmill, barns, and other early-American structures. A short walk to Clingmans Dome reveals spectacular views during every season.
Get up-close with nature. Catch a glimpse of black bears, white tailed deer, turkeys and more that roam throughout the national park. Or marvel at more than 1,500 kinds of flowering plants, more than any other American national park.
Relax in a private hot tub or jacuzzi. After a long day spent exploring the park or nearby attractions in Pigeon Forge, relax in your own private hot tub and listen to the sounds of nature or rejuvenate yourself in one of our cabins with a jacuzzi.
Fully-equipped kitchens make your stay affordable and convenient. From quick meals to large family dinners, our cabins with fully-equipped kitchens make it easy to enjoy home cooked meals of any size. And it is a great way to save money during your stay and spend as much time with your loved ones as possible.
Snuggle up in front of the fireplace. Your family will stay warm and cozy with a cup of hot chocolate in front of the fireplace after playing in the snow.
Plenty of space to accommodate families small or large. Cabins in Pigeon Forge offer even more space than hotels, making it easy for even larger families to be together. Choose from fully furnished cabins offering up to 9 bedrooms.
Easy access to make getting around town a breeze. Cabins in Pigeon Forge are located just a short drive away from lots of great attractions, restaurants, and shopping. Plan to take Pigeon Forge Mass Transit to get around during your stay. Fares range from $1 to $3, and children under 3, ride for free. All trolley routes begin and end at the Trolley Station located at Patriot Park at Traffic Light #7. 
Cabin discounts and coupons help you save money. Book one of our cabins in Pigeon Forge offering discounted nightly rates, so you have more money to spend enjoying all the fun attractions and award-winning shows Pigeon Forge has to offer.

If you like to be close to the action, then Pigeon Forge hotels are the perfect solution for your stay. Choose from a wide selection of hotels along the Parkway that put you just steps away from top attractions and an abundance of things to do.
Pigeon Forge hotels also offer some great amenities that make it easy to pamper yourself while on vacation. From daily housekeeping to pools and waterparks, fitness centers, and concierge services, you are sure to find the perfect hotel to suit both your needs and your budget.
Complimentary breakfast to start your day off right. Many hotels throughout the area offer a free daily hot breakfast, making it easy to grab a bite and head off for another fun-filled day of adventure with the family in Pigeon Forge.
Tons of great amenities to help you enjoy your stay. Relax and enjoy a stress-free vacation without all the work. From housekeeping service to fully-equipped kitchens to free high-speed Internet, choose a hotel that offers the perfect amenities to suit your needs.
Game rooms packed full of fun. Several of our hotels offer game rooms that are perfect for keeping kids of all ages entertained indoors or for having a little friendly family competition. Play a game of pool or air hockey or try your hand at some of the arcade games for a chance to win prizes.
Rooms with amazing views. Request a hotel room with a private balcony offering views of the Parkway to watch the activity that abounds along this famous road. Or for a more relaxing experience, opt for a private balcony that offers a view of the mountains or the Little Pigeon River so you can sit back and take in all the fresh mountain air.
Indoor and outdoor pools so you can splash around during any season. During the warmer months, spend lazy days poolside at the hotel while the kids splash and play in all the fun water attractions that range from slides to lazy rivers to waterparks. And during the cooler months, indoor pools and hot tubs offer plenty of ways to keep the entire family entertained for hours.
Great dining options only steps away. Several hotels throughout town offer on-site dining options. And there are dining options for foodies of all types to choose from just steps away from your hotel room. From signature Southern favorites to dishes with an international flair, you are sure to find your comfort food here.
Plenty of ways to pamper yourself. A few of our Pigeon Forge hotels and resorts come complete with spas that offer a variety of ways to relax and enjoy your time in the Smokies. From massages to manicures and more, make time to unwind during your visit.
Enjoy plenty of ways to cozy up and stay warm. From rooms with indoor fireplaces perfect for snuggling up with that special someone to outdoor fireplaces where the whole family can sit around and enjoy a night under the stars, you will be sure to stay warm and toasty.
Stay close to fun attractions. With more than 80 attractions in Pigeon Forge, your choices are seemingly endless. From go-carts and drop towers to indoor snow tubing, Alpine mountain coasters and so much more, you will find countless attractions within walking distance from our hotels.
Comfortable rooms with enough space for everyone. Hotels offer varying types of rooms that will each sleep a different number of people, so you can choose the option that best suits your needs. If you are planning a stay for a larger family, get rooms with adjoining doors and bunk beds that make it easy to keep the entire family together.
Hotel discounts and coupons to make your stay affordable. Certain hotels and resorts in Pigeon Forge offer discounts and coupons on hotel room nights. Or book a hotel vacation package offering savings on your hotel stay, as well as discounted tickets to top attractions and shows in Pigeon Forge.

Browse a complete list of hotels and cabins in Pigeon Forge, along with amenities and location, to find and reserve the lodging that fits your needs. Wherever you chose to stay in one of our cozy cabins or are looking for hotels packed with amenities, you are sure to have a great visit no matter where you stay in Pigeon Forge! Start planning your visit today!

Rustic Romantic Getaways in North Alabama

Rustic Romantic Getaways in North Alabama

Need a getaway for just the two of you? How about a rustic, romantic weekend in north Alabama? There are many lakeside cabins, mountaintop chalets, and bluff-top rooms all across the region to spend getting away from it all. Sip champagne and admire the view from your balcony or curl up fireside under a cozy blanket. Whichever you choose, this getaway will be one to remember.
Bear Creek Log Cabins
Bear Creek Log Cabins in Fort Payne offer a full kitchen, hot tub, rock fireplace with gas logs, dish network, fishing ponds, hiking, and authentic log cabins with antiques.

Cowan Creek Resort
Cowan Creek Resort is located on Weiss Lake in northeast Alabama and is perfect if fishing and lake life is your idea of a getwawy. You can sit out on your cabin’s front porch and take in the breathtaking view of Weiss Lake and the surrounding mountains. Cowan Creek Resort Cabins and Fish Camp offers cabins, gift shop, bait, tackle, and a boat ramp.

DeSoto State Park and Lodge
DeSoto State Park and Lodge is a perfect mountain getaway location! The park offers log cabins, rustic cabins, mountain chalets, and 94 full hook-up RV or tent campsites if you really want to be outdoors. For the more adventurous, there are also primitive camping sites for tents as well as two back-country camp sites with shelters. There’s a full service restaurant, picnic area, nature center, and more than 25 miles of hiking and mountain biking trails.

Dismals Canyon
Dismals Canyon is one of the finest examples of ecological and geological features composing our nation’s natural history, and they have cabins that put you right smack in the middle of such a pristine wilderness. They’ve even got secluded campsites to really be outdoors. Hike the breathtaking canyon and take in all the beauty.

Dogwood Hills Golf Club and Gardens
If you love golf, then Dogwood Hills Golf Club and Gardens is the perfect getaway for you! Located near the northern tip of Sand Mountain in Jackson County, this Golf Digest Four Star rated course is an easy drive from cities throughout the tri-state area. Stay in the Log Cabin Village and golf all day! 

Doublehead Resort
Located on beautiful Wilson Lake, each cottage at Doublehead Resort is constructed with vaulted ceilings and exposed beams that reach to the second story loft. The first floor is designed with a master bedroom and full bath, along with a fully equipped kitchen and open great room with a wood burning fireplace and satellite TV. Also located on the first floor are a dinette and a washer and dryer. Upstairs you will find 2 additional bedrooms and another full bath. And of course, each cottage has its own private pier, hammock, picnic table, charcoal grill, and rocking chairs.

Goose Pond Colony
Nestled in the trees on Lake Guntersville, Goose Pond Colony’s cottages are the perfect quiet, relaxing getaway. Each cottage has 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a kitchen, living room, dining room, a screened in porch or deck and charcoal grill. Cable TV, telephones, linens, dishes, utensils, and cookware are also included. There are piers available if you want to bring your boat, too.

Gorham’s Bluff
The view at Gorham’s Bluff is spectacular! Hundreds of feet below, the mighty Tennessee River cuts a wide swath through the landscape. It is impossible to stand at the edge and take everything in—the sheer scope and immensity of it all—and not be dazzled. But that is just a fraction of what makes Gorham’s Bluff so compelling. Stroll the charming streets, smile at the quaint picket fences, toast the sunsets and fall in love with the community as we have.

Hurricane Creek Lodge
Hurricane Creek Lodge has a luxurious lodge that has all the modern amenities. It’s perfect if you love hunting, too!

Jackson County Park
The cabins at Jackson County Park are new and located right on Lake Guntersville! There’s plenty of walking trails nearby and a restaurant within the park.

Joe Wheeler State Park
The lakeside cottages at Joe Wheeler State Park and Lodge have a wonderful view of Wheeler Lake. Nestled in the trees, each cottage has two-three bedrooms. There’s trails to hike and a delicious restaurant in the lodge.

Lake Guntersville State Park
Lake Guntersville State Park’s cabins sit nestled near the banks of the Guntersville Reservoir. Each cabin is furnished with a living room, cable TV, kitchen with dishes and cookware, two bathrooms, and two bedrooms. The back porch offers a sitting area, a grill in the back yard, and a small fire ring.

Mentone Inn
The Mentone Inn is such a quaint B&B right in the heart of Mentone. The rooms are cozy, and there’s an amazing breakfast each morning. It’s just minutes from DeSoto Falls and the Wildflower Cafe.

Monte Sano State Park
Monte Sano State Park has 14 renovated cabins nestled atop Monte Sano Mountain – just minutes from downtown Huntsville. There’s stunning vistas, mountaintop trails, family picnic areas, and a Japanese garden and teahouse inside the beautiful state park.

Shoal Creek Gibbons Home
Shoal Creek Gibbons Home is perfectly located on Shoal Creek at the mouth of Wilson Lake. The home is totally renovated and updated and located minutes from town; however, you will feel as though you are in your own little world.

Stone Bridge Farm
The Village at Stone Bridge Farm is the addition of three two-story chalets on this beautiful estate. The chalets overlook a big lake and rolling hills. All chalets have fully-equipped kitchens; however, there is a menu from which you can order your meals from Stone Bridge’s kitchen.

For fun things to do and see on your getaway, go to www.northalabama.org.

Why Now is the Time to Camp in Pigeon Forge

Why Now is the Time to Camp in Pigeon Forge

Whether 2020 brings visitors to Pigeon Forge for the first time or the fiftieth time, one thing is certain: families are getting creative when it comes to traveling. For many (my family included), this means getting closer with nature.
RVs have become a hot commodity this year and campground reservations can be hard to come by. But, there’s great news for Pigeon Forge visitors! The city has an abundance of campgrounds in the area that offer tent camping, RV sites, and in some cases, free-standing cabins to rent.
If you are looking to bring your recreational vehicle to Pigeon Forge, plan to enjoy the beauty of the Smoky Mountains, the kindness of the locals, the delicious southern food, as well as plenty of things to see and do in and around town.
Why Go Camping in Pigeon Forge?

Besides the fun of camping in general, Pigeon Forge is a great destination with an abundance of opportunities for outdoor recreation such as hiking, fishing or boating, all set within a relaxing mountain atmosphere.
Camping in Pigeon Forge is a great way to get up close with nature, but still have easy access to entertainment and dining options nearby. For moms like me, part of the fun of a vacation is being able to alternate between home cooked meals and dining out on local fare.
While we prepare most meals ourselves in our trailer, it’s nice to grab take-out, enjoy a dinner show, grab some ice cream for the kids, or even just take a walk through the shops at The Island.
Best Places to Camp in Pigeon Forge
There is something for everyone when it comes to camping in Pigeon Forge.
Enjoy an authentic camping experience at Up the Creek RV Camp. Nestled between Walden Creek and Cove Creek and surrounded by hardwoods, these spacious camping sites make it easy to just relax and enjoy the peaceful sounds of the creek.
Foothills RV Park & Cabins is located just minutes from attractions around Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The camp is directly on the trolley route, providing easy access to all the shopping, dining and entertainment options Pigeon Forge has to offer.

If being close to the action is important, you will also find plenty of great campground options in the heart of Pigeon Forge; many with campsites right on the Little Pigeon River.
The Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA Campground offers beautiful sites for RVs as well as cabins and tent sites. And the campground offers an abundance of entertainment options that the whole family will enjoy such as a gravity rail, gem mine, playground, pool and dog park.
The camping sites at Camp RiversLanding offer a quiet, secluded stay, as they are tucked away on the banks of Little Pigeon River. Enjoy a relaxing vacation with the river as your backyard, making it easy to enjoy fun activities like fishing and tubing.
These campgrounds and the amenities they offer bring campers back to Pigeon Forge year after year. For even more great options, browse a full list of campgrounds in Pigeon Forge.
I love that in just a few hours of driving, we can be fully immersed in a fun, safe and relaxing vacation, while enjoying the comfort of our travel trailer.
Pigeon Forge really has it all!

Please note: While Pigeon Forge campgrounds are open and ready for you to camp, there may be some restrictions on amenities, so make sure to check the official websites for complete information.

About the Author:

Andrea Updyke is the mom behind Just is a Four Letter Word. She is a travel-loving boymom with a cooking habit who lives in Raleigh, NC. Andrea celebrates everyday mom magic by sharing ways to make life a little easier and a lot more fun!