Cabins at a Glance: Mountain Air Cabin Rentals
Located in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains, the aptly named Mountain Air Cabin Rentals provide convenient and well-equipped cabins spread across Pigeon Forge and its surrounding communities.
- Indoor whirlpool tubs in units like the one-bedroom Sugar Plum
- Fully equipped kitchens: All cabins have them, including the stately three-bedroom Bear Crossing.
- Perfect for the kids: Check out the arcade game in the huge four-bedroom Booney’s Bear Den, which has enough space for 10.
- A free breakfast at Reagan’s House of Pancakes is included with your stay.
- Discounted tickets to Dollywood, Dixie Stampede, and other attractions are available.
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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee: Family-Friendly Attractions and Outdoor Activities in the Great Smoky Mountains
Though it’s secluded in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge is home to some quirky destinations, including Dollywood, a Titanic museum that looks just like the famed ocean liner from the outside, and an interactive children’s museum housed in an upside-down three-story building.
In Pigeon Forge’s historical town center, a cluster of old-fashioned specialty shops and restaurants forms the Old Mill Square along the Little Pigeon River. Inside the mill, a pair of 4,600-pound granite stones has been grinding grain since the early 1800s. Another nearby attraction is Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, located a few miles down the road in Gatlinburg. Here, exotic stingrays and four-eyed anableps swim with other sea creatures beneath a backlit waterfall. At the shark lagoon, you can stand inside an enclosed glass tunnel to get an up-close view of green eels, sand tiger sharks, and sea turtles.
But the top draw is, of course, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, located roughly 10 miles south of Pigeon Forge. You can hike along more than 800 miles of trails that lead past waterfalls and pioneer-era log cabins tucked deep within the densely forested mountains. Or take a bicycle ride on the 11-mile loop through Cades Cove, a broad valley known for its ample wildlife-viewing opportunities; deer, black bears, wild turkeys, and vacationing college mascots are all known to frequent the open meadows. One of the best places to catch a glowing sunset is Clingmans Dome, the park’s highest point of elevation at 6,600 feet.