What’s bringing your large group to the Smokies this year? A wedding? A reunion? A retreat? Whatever the occasion, we know you need at least two things to keep your group happy: lots of space and good food!
To help you with the first hurdle, our reservation specialists are happy to set you up with a large-group cabin that’s right for you. Whether you’re bringing 15 or 50, Cabins For You has space enough to keep all your guests comfortable and dozens of amenities to keep them entertained. Some have indoor pools and home theaters, while others offer TVs in every bedroom, pillow top mattresses, game tables, and luxurious kitchens. You’ll also be able to choose from a variety of locations—Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, in the mountains or on the river—so your large-group getaway can be exactly what you envisioned from start to finish.
Even though cabin rentals are our specialty, we also want to help you with the second-hardest job of planning a large-group getaway: that is, how do I keep these people fed? (Because we all know hungry people are not the best to vacation with!)
Although you can always serve up easy-to-fix meals in the cabin—like pre-packaged breakfast items and cold-cut sandwiches for lunch—you’re not going to want to worry about providing food for every meal. That’s why we’ve come up with our top four restaurants in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg that not only have great food, but also won’t back down at the sight of your large crew! Keep in mind, too, that catering to the cabin is another great option with a large group. Be sure to check out these restaurants’ websites for more information on take-out meals and catering menus.
1. Mama’s Farmhouse Restaurant (208 Pickel Street | Pigeon Forge)—First on our list is Mama’s Farmhouse—a restaurant that’s only two years in the running, yet has already been awarded a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. This Pigeon Forge restaurant is serving up all of Mama’s old specialties, from Country Fried Steak to Turkey n’ Stuffing. Their meals are all-you-can-eat served family style, and they’re ready to serve your group anytime—breakfast, lunch, or dinner. For more information on reservations for large groups, including available discounts, click here.
2. Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que (714 River Road | Gatlinburg and 2910 Parkway | Pigeon Forge)—Next on our list is another TripAdvisor favorite with two locations, Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que! This locally owned joint has been dishing their real hickory smoked bar-b-que since 1991, and they’ve been hailed the county’s best ribs and bar-b-que for several years in a row. If this sounds appealing for your large group, check out their website for more information on large-group dining as well as catering options.
3. Calhoun’s (1004 Parkway | Gatlinburg and 2532 Parkway | Pigeon Forge)—This fan-favorite restaurant has been a Gatlinburg staple and now has a new location in Pigeon Forge, right in the center of the Pigeon Forge shopping area. Calhoun’s has a wide variety of menu options—from fresh-ground burgers to Tennessee bar-b-que to surf n’ turf combos. They even have a gluten-free menu for guests with allergies or food sensitivities. For more information about their catering and banquet options, click here.
4. Alamo Steakhouse (705 E Parkway | Gatlinburg and 3050 Parkway | Pigeon Forge)—Finally, a Smoky Mountain favorite is Alamo Steakhouse, named one of the best restaurants all-around in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge! At the Alamo, you can try their lunch or dinner menus, which include soups, salads, seafood, and—of course—steak! The Texas T-Bone and the El Presidente Porterhouse are just a couple of their mouth-watering options. If you’re interested in having your group outing at the Alamo, click here.