Destination guide

Pigeon Forge—it's anything but for the birds

Pack your camera and bust out that drawl, y'all—you're headed to Pigeon Forge! Just a few miles north of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge is a laid-back mountain town with a distinctly southern vibe. Visitors flock to the area for its wealth of country music, scenic natural beauty, and family-friendly theme parks, while shopping enthusiasts will also find plenty of gift stores and southern-themed boutiques in the area. With a Pigeon Forge vacation rental, you'll be transported to a simpler time in the heart of Appalachia.

Things to do

Say "Hello, Dolly" to Pigeon Forge, TN

Despite its small-town feel, there's plenty going on around your Pigeon Forge vacation rental. You can check out the rides and adjacent water park at Dollywood, an Appalachian-themed amusement park founded by country singer and area native Dolly Parton. At another of the singer's properties, the Dixie Stampede dinner theater, you can find live entertainment and real down-home dining, together at last. Looking for even more country music? Then head to the Smoky Mountain Opry, where you'll find high-concept—and high-energy—performances that are a hit with visitors of all ages.

Activities

Knock one out of the Parkway in Pigeon Forge

Just a few minutes' drive down Highway 441—known locally as just "The Parkway"—the Great Smoky Mountains National Park boasts more than half a million acres of preserved wilderness. Straddling the Smokies and the Blue Ridge Mountains, the park features wooded mountain slopes, plenty of campsites, and hundreds of miles of hiking trails, including 70 miles of the famed Appalachian Trail. And once you've had your fill of majestic natural splendor, you can find plenty of shops and eateries back in town.

Weather

Pigeon Forge—a happening town all year round

Thanks to its humid subtropical climate, Pigeon Forge has hot summers, cold winters, and cool, crisp intermediate seasons, with plenty of precipitation all year round. Summer highs average around 85ºF in July and August, while winter temperatures range from the upper 20s to the low 50s between December and February. High temps in the spring and fall tend to fall in the low-to-mid 70s. Since it's a popular summer vacation destination for families with school-age kids, you'll find that prices for Pigeon Forge vacation rentals tend to be lower during the slower, chillier winter months.

Natural features

Running up those hills in scenic Pigeon Forge

Nestled amid foothills just a few miles from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pigeon Forge is a nature lover's paradise. In the park, you'll find more than 522,000 acres of scenic natural beauty, with plenty of old-growth forests and a number of mountain peaks that climb past the 6,000-foot mark. It's also home to numerous species of wildlife, including otters, bobcats, foxes, and beavers, as well as a sizeable population of black bears. There are a number of rivers and streams in the area, too, and fishing, canoeing, and kayaking are also popular.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Pigeon Forge

Fly into Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), the closest airport, located 23.9 mi (38.5 km) from the city center.

Where to stay around Pigeon Forge?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 7,913 vacation rentals near Pigeon Forge. From 5,728 Cabins to 325 Chalets, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Pigeon Forge for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Pigeon Forge?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Pigeon Forge:

  • Trappers Ridge: 82 vacation rentals
  • Little Creek Falls: 156 vacation rentals
  • Chalet Village: 2,111 vacation rentals
  • Smoky Mountain Village: 331 vacation rentals
  • Black Bear Falls: 317 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Pigeon Forge?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Pigeon Forge. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Dollywood: 6,973 vacation rentals
  • Island at Pigeon Forge: 7,755 vacation rentals
  • Pigeon Forge Gem Mine: 6,953 vacation rentals
  • Pigeon River Crossing: 7,749 vacation rentals
  • Zorb Smoky Mountains: 7,307 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Pigeon Forge listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Pigeon Forge?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 5,728 Cabins in Pigeon Forge. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Pigeon Forge include:

  • Chalets: 325 rentals available
  • Houses: 473 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,023 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Pigeon Forge?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 3,922 vacation rentals with pool available in Pigeon Forge. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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