We have cabins in several resorts convenient to the Pigeon Forge area of the Smoky Mountains, some close in and some farther out. Here are the Pigeon Forge and Wears valley cabin resorts for you to choose.
In the Smoky Mountains there are so many things to do and to see, spread across a sizable mountain area, that where you choose your cabin to stay in as a base for your adventures can be important. Do you want to be close to the towns with their countless attractions, or farther away from the bustle and closer to nature? Here are some cabin resort descriptions to help you choose your best location.
Alpine Mountain Village Resort
This resort is incredibly convenient for Pigeon Forge, as close as 400 yards from Parkway at one end. But nestled behind hills in folded terrain, the resort is also very much a mountain cabin setting. This well landscaped resort offers a swimming pool, covered pavilion, playground and even some trails that are paved and shaded. For the most part, the setting is more of a wooded feel than a panoramic vista experience, but if your focus is on the town, this resort could be perfect. It’s located at the north end of Pigeon Forge, close to Teaster Lane for good travel through Pigeon Forge, and access to Wears Valley and Veterans Boulevard. See more here: Alpine Mountain Village Cabins.
Eagle Crest Resort
This resort is about 5 miles east of Pigeon Forge and quite close to Dollywood. It’s also close to Gatlinburg Golf Course, which is a wonderfully scenic course. There’s a seasonal swimming pool for some of the cabins, and roads are good for all-weather (depending on your cabin for those last few yards of course). The cabins have nice views here, with Bluff Mountain and even Mt. LeConte in view. The location is good for journeying to the less visited eastern part of the national park if this is on your mind. But you’re positioned at the north end of Pigeon Forge, with The Island a notable destination as you come in to town. See more here: Eagle Crest Resort Cabins.
Pin Oak Resort
People often ask if a location is in walking distance to town, and the answer is usually that walking on winding mountain roads with traffic and no sidewalk is not recommended. But Pin Oak is the exception. This resort is literally in walking distance from Parkway in Pigeon Forge – there’s actually a city street that enters the resort. This is a year-round resort with no worries about roads in winter. There’s a swimming pool in season, and some cabins have great mountain views. You’re at the north end of Pigeon Forge here, which launches well into Wears Valley to the west. See more here: Pin Oak Resort Cabins.
Rainbow Ridge Resort
This resort is peaceful, attractive and nicely situated. No pool or other amenities. Most cabins have great views, and the roads are paved. This is at the north end of Pigeon Forge, close enough to Parkway to dive into shopping or fun things, but also stood away enough to connect with the scenic run to Wears Valley and the Quiet Side, or to venture north or east for some unique attractions described in the listing page. This is hilly and wooded terrain, and also close to the Little Pigeon River – and as our feature page advises, do check the map to see some nice scenic ways to traverse the town and avoid the build-up. See more here: Rainbow Ridge Resort.
If you’re looking for mountain seclusion, Shagbark is a place to look at for a getaway. It’s gated and with security, on a large piece of acreage and with many amenities: pool, tennis, Frisbee golf and a playground, as well as walking trails and a creek. This is a community of owners rather than a managed resort. It’s a beautiful resort, hilly and sitting on a wooded ridge and in some of the most scenic part of the region. Views from many cabins are superb. Guests here are away from the towns, in the Quiet Side of the Smokies, surrounded by scenic drives to get anywhere, and closer to the national park. If your focus is on the park and some of its scenic areas on the western side, this can work. See our full description page here: Shagbark Resort.
Sherwood Forest Resort
Let’s just quote what our description page concludes about this resort:
Sherwood Forest is less than 2 miles from Parkway in Pigeon Forge, about 7 miles to downtown Gatlinburg, and about 11 miles from the entrance to the national park. For as close as it is to all the action, the resort is noted for its feeling of being away from it all, and with some stunning views.
That sums it up, but read the page to get the full description. This is gated, in a nice subdivision with paved and curbed roads. Another owners-resort, there’s a community pool in season. This resort is handy for both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, as well as the national park and the lands to the west. It’s not that hard to drive to the eastern parts either, although the wealth of attractions close to where you’ll stay may consume all your time. Views from these cabins can be simply amazing, by the way – it’s just a hidden ridge set perfectly. See more here: Sherwood Forest Resort.
Sky Harbor Resort
This resort has been called the perfect location for both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, since it sits nicely between them both, in a large and well maintained subdivision managed by an HOA, and with good roads year round. This prime location contains ponds, creeks and wildlife. It’s a peaceful neighborhood hidden away in the foothills and central to everything around it. Many cabins have outstanding views, and others are deeply wooded. Once you know the roads, you can get anywhere from here – be sure to check our Getting Around and our Shortcuts guides. For the full story on Sky Harbor, see here: Sky Harbor Resort.
Smoky Cove Resort
This resort lies to the west of Pigeon Forge a few miles, in a heavily wooded area. On the Quiet Side, some of the cabins have great views as you would expect. The resort itself is very attractive, well landscaped and maintained. It offers a salt-water swimming pool in season, a picnic pavilion with tables and grills and a fire pit. The roads are good and cabin access is also good year round. The cabins are spaced apart well for some privacy from neighbors. You can be in Pigeon Forge from here in less than 15 minutes, connecting with Hwy 321, or turning the other way for Wears Valley and the national park. See more here: Smoky Cove Resort.
Summit View Resort
Back over on the east side of Pigeon Forge, Summit View is in the Dollywood area and close to Parkway – but also nestled on high ridges that offer fabulous views of the mountains. It takes winding roads to complete your journey here, and a 4-WD vehicle is recommended in winter. Gatlinburg Golf Course is close by. From this location you could run into Pigeon Forge on a good road or explore some of the gems lying in this eastern side of the national park, such as Greenbrier and Cosby. Taking Birds Creek Road south to these destinations, you could also cut over to Gatlinburg and avoid the Parkway of both towns completely. More scenic suggestions await you in our description page here: Summit View Resort.
TIP: for more guides to the lay of the land here in the Smokies, see our guides to Getting Around the Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge Area, as well as the insider’s Back Roads and Shortcuts. And take a look also at our guides to Scenic Drives in the Smoky Mountains and Driving in the National Park.