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The Bigfoot Lodge - Private Owners, Theater & game room, Perfect location

Bedrooms 5
Space 2,800 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Less than 2 miles from the Parkway, off Wears Valley Rd (traffic light #3)

NO PETS and NO SMOKING inside the cabin policy! No Exceptions! You must be 25 to reserve. No youth groups or sports teams.

The Bigfoot Lodge is the personal family cabin of Steve and Jody Belkowski. We are not a management company, we are a family who loves this cabin and would like to share it with other families who will enjoy it and care for it as if it were their own.

The Bigfoot Lodge offers big fun, big entertainment and big relaxation to make your trip to the Smoky Mountain region enjoyable for you and your group. With a private theater room, private hot tub and lots of entertainment, you’ll be glad you chose to stay at The Bigfoot Lodge!


Located just a couple miles from the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, The Bigfoot Lodge is conveniently located and just a short drive to all the major attractions in the Smoky Mountains area. You’ll find activities galore along Parkway: shopping outlet centers, museums, dinner shows, mini golf, helicopter rides, zip-line tours, go-carts and so much more! You’ll also find the short drive to the grocery store and many restaurants to be a major convenience during your stay.

Miles from The Bigfoot Lodge:

* Wear Farm City Park - 1.3

* The Ripken Experience - 3.1

* LeConte Center / The Island of Pigeon Forge - 3.4

* Old Mill - 4

* Tanger Outlet - 4.4

* Smoky Mountain Convention Center - 4.9

* Dollywood - 7.4

* Gatlinburg (Ripley's Aquarium) - 11

* Gatlinburg Convention Center - 11.5

Many people who have stayed in the area ask us about the roads leading to the cabin. Our area is hilly, not high up in the mountains. You won't be on narrow, windy roads with big drop offs on the side. It's easy to get to the cabin in all seasons.

Mountain Valley Wedding Chapel is within walking distance of the Bigfoot Lodge. The Bear Room (master bedroom) would be a romantic place for the Bride and Groom and the remaining rooms would be perfect for your wedding guests.


The Bigfoot Lodge can comfortably sleep from 12-16 people, with five bedrooms and five full bathrooms (with two 80-gallon hot water tanks). All bedrooms are equipped with gel-cooled memory foam mattresses and up-scale bedding so you can enjoy a restful sleep during your trip. Each bedroom is decorated with an animal theme inspired by the Smoky Mountain Region.

• The Bear Room is the master bedroom, located on the upper level. The largest of the bedrooms, this room boasts a king bed and has a private whirlpool tub. There is direct access to a full bathroom, which is also accessed through the theater room.

• The Fox Room is on the main level. This room has a queen bed and a full private bathroom attached. This room is perfect for any guests who don’t do well with stairs.

• The Eagle Room is also on the main level. This room has a queen bunk bed, accommodating up to four people. There is a full bathroom near this bedroom, accessed through the hallway. This bathroom has a stand-up shower and is convenient for guests who might have a hard time stepping over a tub wall.

• The Elk Room is on the lower level. This room has a king bed and an attached full bathroom.

• The Horse Room is on the lower level, as well. This room has a king bed and an attached full bathroom. This bedroom has a door that gives direct access to the lower level deck.

Additionally, there is a queen sized sleeper sofa located in the living room on the main level as well as a queen sofa sleeper in the lower level game room.

Fun for All

You’re sure to be out and about enjoying all the wonderful activities the Smoky Mountains area has to offer. Rest assured, though, there is plenty for your group to do right at The Bigfoot Lodge!

If you are a movie lover or a giant sports fan, you’re in luck! The theater room has a 100 inch screen and stadium seating with twelve seats. It has surround-sound, a Blu-Ray player and cable television.

Besides the theater room, there are also televisions in every room of the house! Every bedroom has a TV, as does the game room and the living area.

Games, anyone? Enjoy a game of billiards on the game room pool table. Challenge someone to a game on the Multi-cade, a stand up video game system that plays sixty different classic arcade games including old time favorites such as Pac-Man, Donkey Kong and Frogger. You can also show off your skills on the magnetic dart-board or air hockey table.

Perhaps you or some in your group would prefer some relaxation. Enjoy the private hot-tub out on the deck. Curl up with a good book in front of the stacked stone fireplace in the living room or on one of the three decks. Enjoy a cup of coffee on one of the ten cedar rocking chairs on the decks while enjoying the beautiful scenery.


Many places that advertise as being in Pigeon Forge are not actually within the city. Since The Bigfoot Lodge is actually right in the city in the heart of everything, we have the benefit of having city water. If you've stayed in the areas outside city limits in the past, or in Gatlinburg, you may have had to deal with well water that smells like rotten eggs. Not so at The Bigfoot Lodge! We have great, clean, treated water, safe for drinking and cooking with.

With an 8-foot custom-made log dining table plus 4 additional counter stools in the kitchen, you can enjoy your meals together with seating for all. The Bigfoot Lodge has a well equipped kitchen with stainless steel appliances including a dishwasher and microwave. For your convenience, the following is available for your use:

• Plates, bowls, cups

• Flatware

• Cookware

• Bakeware

• Mixing Bowls

• Utensils

• Coffee Maker

• Mixer

• Blender

• Roasting Pan

• Cutting Board

• Toaster

• Knife Set

Additionally, for your convenience:

• Free Wi-Fi High Speed Internet Access

• Free local and domestic long distance calls

• Iron and Ironing Board

• Blow Dryers

• Washer and Dryer

• Gas Grill

• Additional Refrigerator in Game Room

• Crib

• High Chair

Concierge Services:

Need some assistance? Whether you need someone to do your grocery shopping for you before your arrival, pick up entertainment tickets, pick up a special gift or help you in any way, we can help! Additional charges apply.


The Bigfoot Lodge is easy accessible with all paved roads and flat parking. Bring your motorcycles!

There are no steps when accessing the cabin from the parking area. Any guests who have a difficult time with steps can access the kitchen, living area, the Fox Room (with queen bed) and Eagle Room (with queen bunk beds) as well as both main level decks without climbing any steps.

IMPORTANT! To protect us and future guests there is a strict NO SMOKING inside the cabin and NO PETS policy. Violators will be fined and evicted from property without refund. Please read our terms and conditions.

More Details

Jody and Steve Belkowski
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Jody and Steve Belkowski

The Bigfoot Lodge is the personal family cabin of Steve and Jody Belkowski. Steve works for Ford Motor Company and Jody works for a Market Research company as a computer programmer. We have four children from 13-20 years old. We bought this cabin to build wonderful memories with our children.

Jody and Steve Belkowski purchased this cabin in 2012

Why Jody and Steve Belkowski chose Pigeon Forge

We love the Smoky Mountains region. There is so much to do in the area, all year round. Even though there is plenty to do in the area, we also wanted a cabin that offers plenty to do in itself. The cabin attracted us due to the theater room, spacious game room, great views, the knotty pine walls and the wonderful resort community of Eagles Ridge North. Finally, the cabin is in a perfect location, so close to everything the Smoky Mountains has to offer!

What makes this cabin unique

The biggest selling point for us in buying The Bigfoot Lodge was the theater room! What a fabulous feature to have in a vacation rental.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Michelle asked us to post her review for her. She rated The Bigfoot Lodge 5 stars and wrote the following:

“We had three families, with ages from 2 to 70. The house layout is such that you can all be together or if you choose you can find your own hide away place on one of three decks, or the playroom, or the theater room. The kids were happy playing video games, air hockey and watching TV while grown-ups could enjoy a movie in the theater room. It was so nice to have a table that allowed all of us to sit comfortably together for meals. Oh and no one had to wait to take their showers or bath! There are 5 bathrooms! The best part to me is the beds were truly comfortable and allowed for a great night of sleep. I have slept at expensive hotels and even some of those beds were not as good. I know everyone is different in mattress taste but even my 70 year old parents were sleeping well. It's the little things that you will appreciate here.”
Apr 2014
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Pigeon Forge Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2800 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 16
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25 ...
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Resort ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Wet Bar
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • Master/Theater Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Fox Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Eagle Bathroom - toilet , shower
    Elk Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Horse Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 16
  • Upper Level Master (Bear) - 1 king , 1 baby crib , Has Whirlpool Tub
    Main Level (Fox) - 1 queen
    Main Level (Eagle) - 2 queen , Queen bunk
    Lower Level (Elk) - 1 king
    Lower Level (Horse) - 1 king
  • Also: Queen Sofa Sleeper in Living Room + Futon (Double) in Game Room.
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Game Console
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Deck Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Wood Deck
  • 13 garden chairs
  • Groups
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • swimming
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Minimum age to rent is 25 years old. Cabin is equipped with outdoor security cameras.


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The Bigfoot Lodge - Private Owners, Theater & game room, Perfect location
average rating of 4.9666667 based on 64 reviews
Gadsden, Al.

Weekend at Bigfoot Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Great Facility, had all the amenities we wanted, room for everyone. Only down side was an excess of ladybugs. Guess they wanted in from the cold. Granted that is a nit and not a hit on the quality of the facility. We enjoyed it very much.

  • Submitted: Jan 18, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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We love it

  • 5 of 5

Thank you so much for letting us stay. We really enjoyed it.

  • Submitted: Nov 9, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We loved it !!!!!!! And will stay there again.

  • 5 of 5

We had a Great time.and the cabin was wonderful.everthing was clean and comfortable.Thank you for everything.

  • Submitted: Oct 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very nice!

  • 5 of 5

It was an awesome place to stay.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi, Jose! Thanks so much for the 5-star review! We're glad you enjoyed the cabin. We hope to hear from you again if you visit Pigeon Forge again in the future!
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A successful "Christmas with our children".

  • 5 of 5

Even though we were 5 short of our 13, we had a great time. We especially appreciated dishwasher soap, Washing machine soap, extra toilet paper, ice, etc. This was the 1st of 4 visits (different places) that we received this courtesy. The only thing missing was chock for the cue sticks (Pool table).

This is the 1st year our children & Grandchildren have requested we return to the same place next year (Bigfoot Lodge).

Edmund Cooprider - 340 Horizons West - Unit 108 - Boynton Beach, FL 33435 - 317-690-4690

  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Edmund! We're so glad that you enjoyed our cabin and were able to find extras that you haven't had at other places you've stayed. We try pretty hard to differentiate ourselves as better than others so that we will have people come stay with us again. Thanks so much for letting us know about the pool table chaulk, too. We have made sure to let the cleaners know that it needs to be replenished. We're pleased to see that you've already made your reservation for next summer! We look forward to having the Coopriders as our guests again!
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Great getaway for our family for 50th anniversary celebration!

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic "cabin" in Pigeon Forge. Great location and the cabin met our every need. Beautiful inside and enjoyed every minute. It was very comfortable as we had 6 adults and 6 kids.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Sharon! We are so happy that your family was able to be together in our cabin to celebrate your 50th anniversary. We'd love to have you back again in the future!
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36 Miles
McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville, TN
Nearest Barpub
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1.6 Miles
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Ober Gatlinburg
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $200 + Tax
Security Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.25%

Rates are subject to change until rates are confirmed. Please DO NOT RESERVE this property until you have fully read the Rental Conditions!

If your dates are not listed in the chart above, then the Standard Rate applies for those dates.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund