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There are many things that one must keep in mind when planning to travel. After all, a vacation is a chance to relax and forget about our other worries for a time. However, one of the biggest questions isn’t just location, but where specifically you will stay and call your own. Well, here at Kaizen Rentals we have gone ahead and done some of that research for you. So, read on discover our choice for the best places to stay in Pigeon Forge, TN during your next trip to the Great Smoky Mountains!

exterior of vacation cabin

Baby Bear Cabin

For those who are looking to travel alone, or perhaps with a special significant other, you are sure to find this cabin the perfect place. Not only is it easy on the wallet, but the studio-style layout is perfect for those looking to have some intimate time with their loved one. Featuring great views that look out into the forest around you, it is the perfect place for those looking to relax amongst the trees and natural world. Furthermore, despite the studio layout, you’ll also find a jetted tub just off the living room and tucked against the wall. This allows for the unique ability to not only allow the warm jets to massage your muscles after a day of exploring, but also watch a movie on the provided television in the living area. You’ll also find that this cabin also comes with a full kitchen that is perfect for cooking up a romantic feast for you to dine on as you listen to the cricket’s chirp outside your windows. If you walk outside, you’ll also find this unit comes with a patio that has a wonderful view and is perfect for waking up with the world as you sip a warm cup of coffee and listen to the twittering of birds around.

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Covemont Way Cabin

This 2-bedroom cabin is one of the best places to stay in Pigeon Forge, TN for the small family looking to enjoy the mountains and forests and do so while feeling tucked away. This feeling is only accentuated when one considered the use of wooden floors, walls, and ceilings which truly give it the feel of a cabin. You’ll also find that with the large comfortable sectional and gas fireplace, the living room is the ideal area to relax and unwind while you enjoy a film or the warmth of the fire. You’ll find the kitchen comes with plenty of counter space as well as all you’ll need to whip up a feast, and the open floor plan means you can do it while still interacting with the rest of your group. In addition to the two bedrooms, you will find a large upstairs loft that comes with three beds, making it the perfect place for any teens in your group. In addition to the sprawling lawn outside, you’ll also find a wood-burning fire pit which is perfect for those late nights under the stars while a marshmallow turns golden over the fire. All in all, you are sure to find Covemont Way Cabin the perfect place for you to relax during this vacation time.

living area with two couches

Mountain Laurel

For those looking for a secluded stay in the forest and mountains, then Mountain Laurel is for you. Tucked into the woods, this newly renovated rental comes with an open floor plan that ensures plenty of space for you and your guests to relax. Further, you’ll find the unit is perfect for the slightly larger family and features three bedrooms, as well as two full bathrooms with jetted garden bathtubs that are perfect for relaxing after a tiring day of exploration and adventure. You’ll also find a large bunk room featuring six beds which makes it perfect for any little ones who came along and lets them have their own space within the home. Further, you’ll find that this unit comes with not only a Roku Television for those lazy afternoons where a good streaming binge is in order, but also a foosball table so that the competition can flare well into the night, and very well might give you a slight taste of nostalgia. In the living area, you will also find a gas fireplace which is the perfect way to warm your new home on those cold winter nights. You’ll also find the kitchen is quite spacious and comes with more than enough counter space for you to create the feast for you and your guests to gather around and enjoy. Altogether, with the spacious layout and secluded woods view, you are sure to find that Mountain Laurel is the perfect place for a large family or group of friends to stay when you head out on your Smoky Mountain adventure.

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Tickled Trout Lodge

Here we start to come to our larger and more elaborate rentals, and the Tickled Trout Lodge is truly the perfect place to stay in Pigeon Forge, TN for those with many guests, and who wish to have a taste of luxury. One thing that truly makes the lodge one of the best places to stay is the game room which comes with shuffleboard, darts, an arcade game, and a small kitchenette for the stomach rumbles but the competition cannot be stopped. As well, you will the lodge comes with breathtaking views that can be enjoyed from the multi-level deck. You’ll find this is the perfect place to either visit or perhaps curl up under the sun as you lose yourself in a good book. Further, you’ll discover it comes with sitting areas and dining areas for those afternoons enjoying the fruits of your culinary nature out in the fresh air. Outside, you will also find a firepit which is ideal for late-night bonfires as you sit under the twinkling stars and chirping crickets. One will also find a private hot tub which is always a nice perk and ensures that after a tiring day of exploration and seeking adventures, you can come home and allow the warm jets to massage the stiffness away.

In addition to the large yard, you will find the inside is spacious, warm, and welcoming. As well, you are sure to find the strategically placed bear décor that truly reminds you that you are in the forest. The indoor fireplace in the living space always makes for a special kind of ambiance, and you’ll find the furniture quite lovely, nice, and the perfect place to plop down and enjoy a movie or show on the provided television. The large dining table is perfect for gathering around during mealtimes, and the full kitchen boasts a large cooking island that ensures you will never be wanting in more counter space. As for sleeping quarters, you will find that the master comes with a walk-in shower, which is always a nice perk, as well as a bunk room. To finish things off, you’ll also find a loft bedroom upstairs that also comes with a small couch to relax on while you wait for your next exciting activity to begin.

aerial view of vacation cabin

Big Bear Lodge

For those looking for not just a spacious and luxurious rental, but also some of the best views you can find, make sure you check out Big Bear Lodge. You’ll find the lodge is not only tucked away but comes with breathtaking views of Mt. Leconte in the distance, not to mention the sprawling forest around. As you explore the outside, you’ll find one of the bigger perks of this unit which is the private waterfall pool which is ideal for those warm summer days floating upon the surface as your loved ones relax poolside and work on their tans. You’ll further discover a private hot tub that is perfect for winter night as the steam rises into the air as you unwind in the warm waters. The wrap-around deck provides breathtaking views of the surrounding forests that one can call their temporary home. You’ll also discover a gas grill that allows for those summer cookouts that we all remember from our own youth. To allow the best of both worlds, you’ll even find a screened-in portion that is perfect for those summer months where some shade away from the bugs is what is needed.

If you head inside, you’ll notice quite a few other perks that make this one of our best places to stay. Besides the open floor plan which always helps to make a home feel even more spacious, you’ll also find a quant games room featuring the good-old classic arcade game of Pac-Man, as well as a foosball table. This makes it ideal for those afternoons where hanging around the house is ideal. As you explore further, you’ll even find a quant theater room that even comes with a small popcorn maker, after all, can it really be called a movie without some salty and buttery popcorn? Sleeping 14, you’ll find that there are more than enough bedrooms and space for your large party of friends and family. You’ll find though that the master is especially nice as it comes with not only a private walk-out deck but also a fireplace so you can sit comfortably in bed as the dancing flames cast a flickering light upon the walls.

In the living area, you will find a further gas fireplace that is sure to make for the perfect ambiance as you all relax and watch a film on the provided television. You’ll also find the modern kitchen to be a perk as well, after all, cooking for that many people requires a proper place to work your magic! As well, you’ll find that the kitchen comes with a rather large breakfast bar, which is perfect for those moments when you just need to grab a quick bite before rushing off for another adventure. This also ensures that you will never be lacking in counter space and that while you create your feast, you’ll have plenty of company to keep you entertained and ensure that you can connect with your guests even while doing the duties of a host.

living area with tall ceilings and windows

Vista Infinita

For those looking for the best view around, you really and truly can’t beat the view of Vista Infinita, which roughly translates to “the infinite view,” and it’s named this for good reason! You’ll find that when relaxing upon the deck you’ll be able to see over 60 miles into the distance with the sprawling mountain forest stretching out before you. To make it better, you’ll find this multi-level home is perfect for those coming with a large family considering it can sleep a staggering 12 people, making it one of the best places to stay in Pigeon Forge, TN for large groups. When you walk in, you’ll first notice the open floor plan which gives the inside as spacious of a feel as the incredible view. However, if you explore, you’ll start to find the perks that make this rental one of our best. For instance, you’ll find a game room complete with a foosball table, Golden Tee (a golfing arcade game), a poker table complete with chips, a large TV, and a selection of board games. This ensures that at no point will you be hanging around bored as there is sure to always be something to do in the game room. You’ll even find a separate living area/cinema room which comes with a dartboard for those moments where you are waiting through an ad or commercial.

The master also has a rather unique and special perk hidden in the private bathroom. You’ll find yourself doing a double-take when you see the vast walk-in shower that comes with both an overhead/waterfall style showerhead above, and a normal one to the side ensuring a relaxing, and unique, experience. The living area, of course, is the ideal place to relax as a group and you’ll find the beautiful blue couch just calling your name to relax within its embrace as you watch something on the large television in front of you. It even has a gas fireplace which is sure to add that extra touch of warmth to your home’s ambiance. In addition to the large full kitchen, there is even a small wine bar for those sommeliers in your group. As well, the final touch that makes this home so lovely is the large floor-to-ceiling windows which ensure not only plenty of natural light but also ensures no matter where you stand, you’ll have access to a beautiful view.

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Of course, these are just a small example of the various warm and welcoming rentals that can be found in the Great Smoky Mountains. However, should you be curious about what other places there are to stay, or if you are ready to start the booking process, feel free to give us a call at (865) 383-5579.

When one decides to spend their vacation getaway near the Great Smoky Mountains, they might be looking for a restful stay surrounded by the tranquility, or they might be looking to explore the scenic terrain for an adventurous stay. Either way, you will need a vacation rental that will suit all of your needs for such an occasion. You can book the perfect vacation rental with our Covemont Way Cabin, a spacious cabin nestled right in between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. This newly remodeled cabin rental near Pigeon Forge features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and can easily sleep up to 8 adults at any given time. Take a look at what you will find inside Covemont Way Cabin:

Charming Cabin Interior

When you are planning a stay in the Great Smoky Mountains, it just feels right to reserve lodging that offers the charming features of a rustic cabin. You will find that aesthetic here at Covemont Way Cabin along with luxury features to help keep you comfortable throughout your stay. Guests will arrive at the property and find a gorgeous home surrounding by a large yard. The rustic cabin ambience will be on full display the moment you step through the entryway. Guests will notice the natural wood surrounding them with the flooring, wall paneling, and ceiling all using real natural wood. The first floor uses an open layout that has all of the living spaces sharing one open room. Off to the side guests will be able to relax in the entertaining living room area. Kick back on the large leather sectional sofa; a leather recliner can also be found off to the side. A large flat screen TV is available that has access to exciting channels where you can watch movies and TV shows. The Great Smoky Mountains is known for some colder winters so warm up by the gas fireplace.

Guests will be able to find the spacious gourmet kitchen immediately off to the side. Here you will be able to use the stainless steel appliances that can help you prepare and store any leftovers you have. The kitchen itself sits cozy in the corner providing plenty of open space right in the middle of the home. There is plenty of room on the countertop to prepare your meal and the cabinets are filled with all the cooking ware you need too. When the family is ready to eat a spacious dining room table is off to the side with enough room for everyone. Don’t forget about the convenient appliances too such as the coffee maker, Keurig machine, and the toaster oven to whip up a quick breakfast for the morning.

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Bedrooms and Bathrooms

As mentioned, Covemont Way Cabin features 2 separate bedrooms that will provide a comfortable night of sleep. The master suite is off to the back of the home and features an en suite bathroom with a shower/tub combo. The bed is fitted with fine linens that will whisk you off to sleep in no time. Check out the closet and drawer space to unpack all of your items. The second bedroom is just around the corner also features a queen size bed. The second bathroom is also down the hallway that is shared among the rest of the household. What really allows Covemont Way Cabin to cater to so many individuals at once is the spacious loft area found on the second floor. The space can be accessed from the staircase out in the primary living space. Head upstairs to find a queen bed and two twin beds for additional sleeping arrangements.

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Outdoor Amenities

You will find plenty to relax with when you hang out outside in the spacious yard. Let the kids run around with a variety of games such as tag or football. The adults will fall in love with the Jacuzzi tub that will help your muscles relax. The property is located right next to a creek that you can always hear run at night. Explorers will be happy to know that the Smoky Mountain National Park is only a 5 mile drive up the road. Head on into town to pick up any groceries or hit up the closet restaurant when you visit Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. You will be happy to know that Covemont Way Cabin is located in the Wear Valley Community, one of the most convenient spots here in the valley.

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Book Today for Your Smoky Mountain Cabin

Covemont Way Cabin is just one of many vacation cabins and rentals we offer around Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. This property will not last long so make sure you book this property well in advance for your trip. You will find your new home away home when you book a stay with us here in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Pigeon Forge is nestled in the Smoky Mountains and is a pristine vacation destination for millions of people every year. Pigeon Forge is a year-round family friendly vacation destination that is full of fun activities and amazing restaurants. From thrilling attractions to award-winning shows and countless dining options, Pigeon Forge can be an intimidating place to plan your next vacation when you don’t know what is available and don’t want to miss out on the best activities and attractions in the area. To help out your efforts to plan your amazing Pigeon Forge vacation, here is our ultimate Pigeon Forge travel guide to the top activities, dining, shopping, and accommodations in all of Pigeon Forge.

Local Attractions and Activities in Pigeon Forge

There are loads of local attractions and activities in Pigeon Forge, and the following options are our can’t-miss picks for a memorable getaway to the area.

Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud Show and Adventure Park

paula deen's lumberjack feud axe throwing

 

This amazing combination of theme park and adventure show is an amazing way to spend your vacation. Guests are able to transform into a lumberjack and compete in their own lumberjack competitions. At Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Adventure Park, there are plenty of rides and activities. There is the Flying Ox, the world’s first and only cable to rail zipline roller coaster which sails guests through the sky; The High Woodsman Challenge, a multi-level obstacle course; and many more logger sports challenges like log rolling, speed climbing, and the boom run. Lastly, the park includes the 80-foot Timber Towers, where you can try four controlled jump elements that are sure to make your stomach drop. Along with the amazing attractions, you should be sure to check out the amazing axe and lumberjack shows that display high-energy axe throwing, chopping, sawing, speed climbing, log rolling, and other competitive events. Audience members can participate in an exciting, interactive experience on stage, with a special intermission event just for kids.

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede

 

dolly partons stampede

 

Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede combines both attraction and dining to make an amazing dinner show. You will watch over thirty different horses and a cast of skilled riders that will thrill you with feats of trick riding and friendly competition. The show crescendos into an emotional musical conclusion that is set to the patriotic salute to the Red, White, and Blue. This musical conclusion includes “Color Me America,” a song written and recorded by Dolly Parton herself. Along with the show you will be treated to a four-course meal that meets all of your Southern food must eats. The menu includes the Stampede’s original creamy vegetable soup and cheddar biscuit, mouth watering rotisserie chicken, hickory smoked barbeque pork loin, hot buttered corn on the cob, tasty herb basted potatoes, a specialty dessert, and all you can drink soft drinks and sodas. If you want to see the horses ahead of time, make sure you get there early to see the open-air stables. You can see the horses used in the show close up and talk to the amazing equine stars of the show.

Rocky Top Mountain Coaster

The Rocky Top Mountain Coaster is not your normal mountain gravity coaster, but an entire family friendly experience. The coaster grounds include over 20 acres of beautiful Smoky Mountain scenery and is the home of the longest coaster in eastern Tennessee. The coaster itself features plenty of turns, tunnels, curves and 360 degree turns, and reaches speeds of up to 30 MPH. You will want to make sure you check out this amazing attraction at night where the incredible lights will light your ride through the thrill-packed mountain excursion.

Dolly Parton’s Dollywood

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Considered one of the world’s premier theme parks, Dolly Parton’s Dollywood combines the rides, food, and entertainment of a theme park with a distinct Southern charm that is surrounded by the beautiful Smoky Mountains.

Dollywood starts with its incredible lineup of live artists performing various musical acts including country, Southern gospel, classic rock ‘n’ roll, and Appalachian music. Along with the rich musical heritage, Dollywood also showcases some of the Smoky Mountains’ amazing crafts like glass blowing and blacksmithing. To capture the attention of the thrill-seekers out there, Dollywood is also the home to over 40 different rides and attractions that vary enough to entertain all ages.

These amazing attractions include the Lightning Rod, Wild Eagle, FireChaser Express, Mystery Mine, Blazing Fury, Barnstormer, Daredevil Falls, Thunderhead, and more. The Lightning Rod is the world’s fastest wooden roller coaster, The Wild Eagle is the country’s first wing roller coaster, and the FireChaser Express is the nation’s first dual-launch family coaster.

In addition to the year-round entertainment options, Dollywood also hosts some of the South’s largest festivals. The Festival of Nations is a fascinating multi-cultural celebration featuring traditional music, dance, food, and art of nations from around the globe. Enjoy Dollywood’s Barbecue & Bluegrass Festival in the spring and the Harvest Festival with Great Pumpkin LumiNights in the fall, offering delightful concerts and tasty foods that highlight the changing of the seasons. The best seasonal offering is the Dollywood Splash Country. This is Dollywood’s take on the traditional waterpark. The park is full of amazing water attractions for the whole family. The water park is also open later for a nightly fireworks extravaganza. These are amazing options for great summer and fall attractions while in Pigeon Forge.

Pigeon Forge Restaurant Guide

Pigeon Forge is well known for its attractions and natural beauty, but its restaurants are just as amazing. Here are some of the best restaurants in Pigeon Forge.

Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen

If you are planning a family vacation in Pigeon Forge, there is no better place to grab a meal than Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen. This Southern restaurant is located in Pigeon Forge and in close proximity to the town’s amazing accommodations. The restaurant is split between two floors. The dining area upstairs is the perfect spot to enjoy a meal with a view of the Island Show Fountain below. The ground level also has ample seating options and a distinctly Southern décor. Guests can grab a bit for breakfast, lunch, or dinner for a family style meal. The dinner menu includes things like Southern fried chicken, spare ribs, Southern style meatloaf, baked mac and cheese, squash casserole, and much more. Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen is a must-visit family eatery in Pigeon Forge.

Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant

The Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant is located in Sevierville and is a popular spot for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Along with every meal ordered, you will get delicious scratch made apple fritter, apple butter, and apple julep. For breakfast, you have to try their famous Smoky Mountain Biscuit Benedict, which are fresh made biscuits topped with tender ham and two farm fresh eggs, smothered with country sausage gravy and served with home fried potatoes. Our favorite lunch option at this amazing restaurant is their Orchard Salad. This amazing fresh option includes crisp greens with grilled chicken, apple relish, dried cranberries, and more. For dinner, you can never go wrong with four pieces of the Applewood Famous Southern Fried Chicken, a garden salad, mashed potatoes, your choice of Farmhouse soup, a Farmhouse side, and dessert.

The Old Mill Restaurant

the old mill restaurant

The Old Mill Restaurant is tucked away off the Parkway in Pigeon Forge and provides you with classic Southern cuisine. No matter if its breakfast, lunch, or dinner, you will quickly see why this amazing restaurant is constantly listed as a top restaurant in Pigeon Forge. As you walk in, the smell of freshly baked bread hits you like a ton of bricks and your mouth instantly begins to water. You’ll enjoy great Southern classics like country fried steak, sugar cured ham, pot roast, chicken and dumplings, and more. All dinners are served family style with fresh veggies. You will probably want to eat multiple meals at this amazing establishment.

Junction 35 Spirits and Kitchen

Junction 35 is a newer restaurant in Pigeon Forge, but it’s taking the scene by storm. Located at the Tower Shops in the Mountain Mile district, Junction 35 is a distillery, kitchen, bar, and gift shop all wrapped up into one. Junction 35 handcrafts each spirit in house and offers a fully stocked gift shop so you can take a bottle with you when you leave. The kitchen’s menu offers a full assortment of delicious barbecue, wings, and burgers so diverse that anyone can find something that fits their culinary desires. In addition to their vast menu, you can try their line of cocktails made in house with their distilled spirits. This is a must visit spot, especially if you are a fan of craft spirits.

Apple Valley Creamery

To top off your culinary excursion through Pigeon Forge, you will need to indulge in some amazing dessert options too. Apple Valley Creamery is located in the historic Apple Barn and Cider Mill and offers craft confections for your sweet tooth. Apple Valley Creamery makes all of their ice cream by hand from the best ingredients. They also utilize all local fruits and products to make their ice cream. Along with the traditional scoops, you will find amazing milkshakes, banana splits, and handmade bread at the creamery. One of our favorites is the deep dish apple pie with the award-winning Smoky Mountain fudge. Visit this awesome dessert shop and you will instantly see how this historic shop is constantly rated best in town.

Places to Stay in Pigeon Forge

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Most people probably think of the popular tourist destination of Pigeon Forge and immediately jump to staying in a hotel or some kind of resort, but we are here to tell you that there are better ways of staying in this amazing town. If you are staying in a resort or hotel, you would be missing out on the best options for your vacation. A vacation rental is really the only way to properly stay in Pigeon Forge and get the most out of your vacation.

Vacation rentals allow guests to book an entire home rather than just a small hotel or resort room. Our cabins in Pigeon Forge offer guests a comparative price to the large resorts and hotels in the area, but with many more customizable options. These vacation rentals are available all over Pigeon Forge and provide you with amazing amenities and customizable experiences depending on your needs.

The biggest complaint we hear when people are planning their vacation is that they have to spend so much money on food. Your food budget is a sneaky cost that will probably eat up a bunch of your overall budget. With a vacation rental, you have a fully equipped kitchen at your disposal which saves you money. Having a full kitchen is an underrated feature of the vacation rental since it allows you to cook your own meals rather than being forced to eat out for every meal. Guests are free to bring their own food with them or visit one of the local grocery stores to stock up on their favorites. Pigeon Forge has a lot of great dining options which you should try, but just cooking the occasional meal at home will save you money to spend elsewhere; this includes eating at fancier restaurants or even extending your trip for an extra day!

Vacation rentals also include premium upgrades that you will never get with a resort or hotel option. You can check out all of these extra options on our website to see what amenities will work with your Pigeon Forge vacation. Our goal is to make sure you have the best Pigeon Forge vacation that we can possibly provide!