Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge, TN

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This is the cabin we rented for our 2019 summer vacation. We chose this one because it was located right between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. It was the perfect size for 2 adults and 2 children. We all really enjoyed the pool table and arcade game table in the loft. Having 2 bathrooms was convenient too.


  • 1200 square feet
  • 2 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms
  • pool table and arcade game table
  • jacuzzi tub
  • washer/dryer
  • 3 areas of outdoor seating

Here are a few photos of the cabin. Some were shot by my husband and some were provided by the cabin owner. Scroll to the bottom for a link to more information about this cabin and some of the places we experienced.

Photo taken by Nick.
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Actual sunrise view of Mt. Leconte from the 2nd story deck.
Photo taken by Nick.


If you’re not familiar with the mountains, the roads are steep and winding and can be intimidating to the unfamiliar driver. The roads also make it unsafe for walking with children. I can’t remember all the pizza joints we called, but only one would deliver and the wait was 90 minutes. Hit up Publix or Kroger before, or shortly after, your arrival. Hiking and skiing make the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge areas very popular year round so book your cabin early!

Click here for more information or to rent Forest Fantasy.

Places we went to in Gatlinburg

Loco Burro– Great tex-mex food. Rooftop seating is available and there’s even a mechanical burro to ride!

Mellow Mushroom– Good food, 2 story restaurant, and outdoor seating.

Ober Gatlinburg– You can ride the Aerial Tramway up from downtown but we took the cheaper route and drove ourselves. Parking was $8. The boys rode the mountain coaster ($15), alpine slide ($8), and the rock wall ($4). There’s also an indoor ice rink, water slide, ice bumper cars, an arcade, and more. We ate at the Seasons of Ober Restaurant. The decor reminded me of Hot Tub Time Machine movie, but the food was excellent!

Gatlinburg Sky Lift– This chairlift takes you up to a sky deck and bridge. The view is amazing and the ride was smooth. Tickets are $23.95 per adult, $17.95 for juniors, and free for 3 and under. I would suggest riding the Sky Lift or the Ober Gatlinburg Aerial Tram.

Climb works– Mountain bike trail with a pedal assist mountain e-bike.

We hiked to Andrews Bald, Alum Caves Bluffs, and Clingmans Dome in the Smoky Mountains.

Places we went to in Pigeon Forge

The Island– We were only here a short time but there’s a lot to do here. We shopped, rode the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, and ate at Timberwood Steakhouse. The steakhouse had huge beers and amazing butter.

Fantasy Golf– The staff was super friendly and even gave the baby a putter.

Corkys– Ribs and BBQ restaurant in Pigeon Forge. This is not a restaurant that we would’ve picked based on the building but it had great reviews on Trip Adviser and the food was amazing!

There’s a Kroger and Publix in Pigeon Forge. Traffic is pretty crazy and both stores are very busy.

We stopped at Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky on our way back to Ohio. The lodge was clean and the cave tour was very cool. You only need a day or two here but definitely worth the stop.

Published by sizemore18

One of the reasons I fell in love with my husband was his passion for traveling. As a stay at home mother and stepmother, I look forward to vacations just as much as the working man. Traveling can be exhausting so I've dedicated this blog to share my own experiences and make your next trip as relaxing as possible.

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