Pigeon Forge, TN is making headlines! Our Smoky Mountain city was recently named among America’s top 10 “Destinations on the Rise” by TripAdvisor, the world’s most popular travel website. To compile its list of Destinations on the Rise, TripAdvisor analyzed millions of reviews submitted by ordinary vacationers. After all the numbers were crunched, TripAdvisor found that Pigeon Forge and nine other cities had the biggest year-over-year increase in positive reviews for 2016.
Here at Alpine Mountain Chalets, we are excited that more and more people are finding out what we’ve known for years: you just can’t beat a Pigeon Forge vacation! To help get you excited for your next trip to the Smokies, we have put together a guide to just some of the things that make Pigeon Forge so special.
One of the reasons Pigeon Forge is such a beloved destination is our city’s incredible location minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Smokies offer over 800 miles of beautiful trails to explore, with everything from 1 mile hikes to 15 mike treks. If you’re not a fan of hiking, you can still enjoy the park’s natural beauty by taking a scenic drive along Newfound Gap Road, the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, or the Cades Cove Loop.
The park is also home to a number of gorgeous picnic areas where you can dine al fresco beside a bubbling creek or wooded views. Best of all, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park doesn’t charge an entrance fee, so you can enjoy all of these wonderful activities for free!
In addition to all of the fun in the national park, the Pigeon Forge area is also home to awesome outdoor activities, like ziplining, mountain biking, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, and tubing. In the winter months, visitors can go skiing and snowboarding at Tennessee’s only ski resort, Ober Gatlinburg. Whether you’re interested in thrilling adventures or beautiful scenery, you’re sure to find exactly what you’re looking for on your Pigeon Forge vacation.
Fantastic Family Entertainment
While the great outdoors is a major draw for many visitors to Pigeon Forge, other vacationers come to the area to take advantage of all the wonderful family entertainment. Dollywood is far and away the most famous attraction in the Smokies. This wonderful theme park is managed by Smoky Mountain native Dolly Parton, and is chock full of amazing rides, world class music shows, and delicious food. Throughout the year, Dollywood hosts a number of special festivals that bring accomplished musicians and entertainers from around the world to the theme park.
Although Dollywood may be the biggest name in Pigeon Forge, it is just one of hundreds of things to do in the Smokies. Vacationers will find seemingly endless attractions to visit, including go kart tracks, museums, dinner theaters, moonshine distilleries, fudge shops, arcades, old time photo studios, petting zoos, and so much more. We’re not exaggerating when we say that there is literally something for everyone in Pigeon Forge!
Incredible Cabin Rentals
When you take a Pigeon Forge vacation, there is no better place to stay than a cabin rental. Tucked away in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, our cabins provide an authentic Appalachian experience that you won’t find anywhere else. What could be better than waking up in the morning and enjoying picture perfect views of the Smokies right from your cabin’s deck?
With hot tubs, home theaters, arcade games, fully furnished kitchens, and even more great amenities, our cabins have everything you need for an unforgettable escape. To start planning your next getaway, browse our selection of Pigeon Forge cabin rentals!