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The Perfect Vacation: Pigeon Forge Cabin Rentals

Updated on July 3, 2011

Since 2001 we have been traveling to the Smoky Mountains for vacation and have found that this is our home away from home. It’s of course really too expensive to own a log cabin in the mountains but Pigeon Forge cabin rentals can fit just about any family vacation budget.

Yes, this is home to Dollywood – Dolly Parton’s own personal version of a theme park. There are plenty of touristy activities to chose from down on the main drag (lots of go-kart tracks!!) – but that is not why we journey hear year after year. The breath taking beauty that fill our eyes from the cabin we rent is what we come here for and keeps us wanting more the rest of the year.

Pigeon Forge Cabin Rentals

It's all about the view when renting a cabin in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, TN.
It's all about the view when renting a cabin in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, TN.

Cabin rentals in the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg areas are ridiculously plentiful. They have actually overbuilt like many vacation industries do in different areas. But that is a plus for you The competition keeps prices down and cabin amenities up. Daily prices depending on what time of the year it is can vary from the budget cabin starting around $135.00 per night for a one or two bedroom (usually even one bedroom cabin rentals sleep up to six) all the way up to a couple of thousand  per evening for a massive cabin or lodge that can host up to fifty people for a whopping $2100.xx per night during the premier season (fall when the leaves are changing).

Cabin rental options are unbelievable with some sporting indoor pools and home theaters and have wireless Internet connections as a standard these days. Personally I am not a big billiards or Foosball fan but it seems just about every cabin we have ever rented in Pigeon Forge includes these indoor games. Our favorite cabin with the best views also includes Ms. Pacman which we all love to play.

There are a million activities to avail yourself with while vacationing in the Smoky Mountain National Park trails, creeks, Cades Cove, you can even pitch a tent and go camping in the park if you see fit. We prefer the King-size bed back at the cabin. Plus the fact that ninety-nine percent of all cabin rentals here have hot tubs on the back porch keeps us occupied while the sun is setting over the mountain range while sipping our favorite Merlot.

Pigeon Forge Cabin Rental Views

Pigeon Forge Vacation Rentals Include Everything You Need

Don’t worry about bringing your pots and pans with you – these cabins are stocked with just about everything you have in your own kitchen. Just stop by Food City or Food Lion on the way to the cabin to stock up on groceries. Outdoor grills are standard at every rental we have ever stayed in so just bring the charcoal and lighter fluid. (note buy coffee but don’t worry about coffee filters – previous renters always leave an abundance of them).

When shopping for the perfect cabin rental – always keep the “View” in mind – some have majestic views and other cabins are secluded and you see nothing but trees. We love taking in the mountains and the Sevierville valley. You will pay a premium for the view(s) but that is the attraction for us.


Satellite TV and DVD players are usually in every living room, bedroom and game room along with the latest flat screen TV technology. But we are usually busy doing other activities since we can be couch potatoes back home on the weekends. Wrapping up in a blanket with the one you love on a porch swing sipping hot chocolate at night with the glow of the fireplace showing through the porch window is more fun than seeing who is getting voted off the island.

Be warned after your first visit to this vacation paradise – you will hooked for life.

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    • Pollyannalana profile image

      Pollyannalana 

      8 years ago from US

      Looks gorgeous, wow, I can imagine it would be a terrific place to go.

    • JonSterling profile imageAUTHOR

      Jon Sterling 

      8 years ago from Houston Texas - United States

      Thank K,

      I would love to retire there one day ....but it looks like Belize will be more affordable...but we can always visit!

    • K Partin profile image

      K Partin 

      8 years ago from Garden City, Michigan

      Jon great hub! I know the Smokey's are beautiful. Didn't know about the cabin rentals, this is right up mine and my wife's alley. We will diffidently check it out. Thanks

    • Mac Mission profile image

      Mac Mission 

      8 years ago from bangalore

      I am just rating this hub. Since i dont know about the vacation i will be going very rarely. Thanks for the hub

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