Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Quiet moments by the fire at night are a dreamy ending to the excitement of 100s of attractions, shopping, and eating in nearby Pigeon Forge, under 3 miles from A Cheerful Heart’s door. Let the eloquent songs of the birds greet you each morning through the doors of your bedroom’s private balcony entrance after restful nights of sleep in the king-size bed in the master suite. Save money on a small family vacation and bring the kids along with extra sleeping accommodations of a twin bunk bed and futon.
Up to 5 guests are privileged to cozy furnishings and homey atmospheres in the open-concept living room, fully loaded kitchen, and charming dining area. Look forward to your downtime in this 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom cabin with afternoons and evenings filled with gaming on the authentic “retro” video game arcade with 60 of the classics, including Frogger, Pac-Man, Galaga, and Space Invaders along with an air hockey table to challenge one another. When you have the urge to watch a good flick, skip the expensive theater prices and watch a movie in your cabin’s private home theater on the 60-inch flatscreen TV with surround sound, and the option to play your favorite DVDs from home or hundreds of titles on Netflix.
With Pigeon Forge so close, trips to and from town for shopping, eating, and playing are convenient and quick! Return from afternoons of indoor snow tubing or indoor skydiving on the Parkway to rest and unwind in the warm, soothing bubbles of the outdoor hot tub. Let your big dinners from Dolly Parton’s Stampede and The Peddler Steakhouse settle while watching TV on the living room flatscreen as a warm fire burns in the gas fireplace.
Enjoy the crisp morning mountain air with a fresh cup of coffee in hand from the fully equipped kitchen before heading to scenic hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or shopping trips to the Tanger Outlets in Sevierville. The authentic log-style architecture shrouded by lush, green mountain forestry and numerous Pigeon Forge attractions nearby lends guests an authentic, dreamy Smoky Mountain vacation that will relax, inspire, and invigorate during your stay in A Cheerful Heart.
Plush leather sofa seating and a cushy chair settled in front of a warm gas fireplace is the perfect atmosphere to unwind after fun-filled days at Dollywood and The Island. Click on the living room flatscreen TV to relax while watching afternoon shows or pick up that book you have been meaning to finish before plopping on the pillows. Squeeze in an afternoon nap on the cozy couch while faint midday sunlight drifts through the forests and through the quaint windows of the living room.
The open-concept floorplan creates an airy feel to all the common areas and provides ample space to move from cooking to relaxing in only a few steps. The charming, fully loaded kitchen of A Cheerful Heart lends the ease of cooking in your own home, with modern appliances, tools, and tableware, right in the comfort of the cabin. Put together multi-course meals using the stovetop and oven or simply make a quick meal to save money and appetites for your 4-course meal at Dolly Parton’s Stampede. Use the microwave for buttery, warm popcorn to enjoy in the home theater or as a quick-fix to midnight cravings by popping in your Old Mill leftovers.
Settle into your chairs around the dining table to enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner by the window with Smoky Mountain forest views. Clear the 4-chair dining set after dinner to begin enjoying board games and laughs late into the night before turning in to the privacy of your room each evening. Share hearty breakfasts in the soft morning light floating through the trees while planning your hikes to Alum Cave, Rainbow Falls, and Andrews Bald. Plug in your laptop and use the cabin’s wireless internet to catch up on work emails, add your pictures from your Smoky Mountain adventures to your social media, or explore the Cabins for YOU blog for new excursions and ideas while seated at the table, letting the comings-and-goings of the birds distract your eyes from the screen every once in a while.
Theater | Game Room
Cabin downtime isn’t all relaxation and tranquility, so head to the cabin’s theater and game room to let the kids and the young-at-heart play and have fun while staying in A Cheerful Heart! Challenge the kids on the air hockey table or teach them a thing or two on the retro arcade gaming system with all your classic favorites before enjoying feature films at your in-cabin movie theater!
The impressive 60-inch flatscreen TV and surround-sound system in A Cheerful Heart’s theater zone will make you never want to spend money on movie theaters again! Tiered seating with cup holders and blackout capabilities provide an awesome screening experience, right in the comfort of the lower level. Bring your favorite DVDs from home or use the cabin’s Netflix account to watch new movies, shows, and documentaries!
After tucking in the kiddos on the twin bunk and modern futon in the lower-level bedroom, cuddle under the covers of the king-size bed in the master suite while enjoying some late-night TV on the flatscreen, reading a book under the bedside lamp, or simply falling right to sleep after exciting days in downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Unpack clunky suitcases into the closet and dresser to avoid unfolding all your clothing while looking for the perfect outfit for your romantic dinner downtown.
With ample seating and lovely forest views, relaxing on A Cheerful Heart’s back deck will be a highlight of your stay. Take advantage of lovely climates with cabin cookouts on the charcoal grill before hosting an outdoor lunch on the deck’s picnic table. Sway back and forth, hand-in-hand, on the deck’s glider bench while soaking in the array of natural colors in the forest each day in between trips into downtown Pigeon Forge. Worried about taking trips into town? Parking for 2 is paved with a flat, motorcycle-friendly driveway. Plus, there are 0 steps into the cabin, meaning rest and relaxation are mere seconds away. After running around exploring all day, the outdoor hot tub (just outside the lower-level bedroom) is the perfect fix for tired muscles and excited minds before hopping into bed each night.
What else does A Cheerful Heart have to offer? Glad you asked. Dance parties await with the groovy CD player and the virtual world is never far away with complimentary high-speed Wi-Fi.
Less than 3 miles to the heart and soul of Pigeon Forge, A Cheerful Heart gives you a prime location to downtown attractions, restaurants, shops, and outdoor activities! Don’t be shy — head into town for exciting rides, scrumptious meals, Smoky Mountain mementos, helicopter tours, ziplining, and more!
The Old Mill
The original resting place of the old iron forge for which the once little mountain city once got its name, The Old Mill District is a great stop for everyone with the savory down-home cookin’ of Old Mill Restaurant, numerous little shops, and a winery right on the river banks!
Pigeon Forge Snow
Take the family snow tubing any time of year at Pigeon Forge Snow, the country’s first attraction like it, where 100% water-made snow forms multiple lanes to race down and a play area where the whole family can work on a snowman — all while wearing shorts in the 65-70-degree maintained temperatures!
The area’s only completely paved trail leads to the tallest waterfall in the Smokies, the 80-foot cascading Laurel Falls. Under 3 miles roundtrip, this is a great hike for families and those looking for some beautiful scenery without the long haul.
"We have stayed in A Cheerful Heart twice now and have loved it! It makes for a great getaway and feels just like home!"
"We have stayed in A Cheerful Heart twice now and have loved it! It makes for a great getaway and feels just like home!"
"We stayed at the Cheerful Heart, and it was wonderful. Can't wait to do it again. The cabin was beautiful."
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If your arrival date is 30 days or more out, you will pay $250 (reservation total less than $3000) or $750 (reservation total more than $3000) at booking, with remainder due 30 days prior to check-in. If your arrival date is less than 30 days away, entire balance is due at booking.
Accepted payment methods: credit card, electronic checks, and OVERNIGHT money orders
This is a great way to protect yourself in the case of unforeseen events that delay you or cause you to reschedule or cancel your trip. You can add it on prior to your last scheduled payment. Want to know more? Check out our Trip Insurance page.
Our basic Property Protection Plan covers unintentional damages to your cabin during your stay and provides $1,500 in protection. Enhanced Property Protection (EPP) increases your limits and may offer an extension to your cancellation policy.
We want to ensure each guest has a clean, comfortable place to stay. The cleaning fee covers housekeeping and property cleanup of your cabin once you’ve checked out.
Yes! We offer a 10% active military discount (phone reservations only) and regularly feature deals for YOU. Just check our Specials + Discounts page to see how you can save. And if you follow us on Facebook and Instagram, you can always be on the lookout for flash sales!
Our Cabins for YOU Partner Program gives you discounts to top area attractions - from mini golf and mountain coasters to dinner shows and beyond - when you stay with us.
4+ bedroom cabins: No cancellation or change of cabin or dates within 5 months of stay 1-3 bedroom cabins: No cancellation or change of cabin or dates within 2 months of stay
Yes, we have quite a few options for pet-friendly vacations! Check out our wide selection online!
Each of our cabins has a fully equipped kitchen (refrigerator, stove/oven, and varying countertop appliances), shared living spaces for guests, a dining table and/or breakfast bar for in-cabin dining, and cozy bedrooms. Most feature wireless internet, flatscreen TVs, washers and dryers, decks with wooded or mountain views, and some games or game tables! You can browse by amenity online to find the perfect fit.
You’ll supply your own food, drinks, toiletries, charcoal and lighter fluid (for charcoal grills), propane (for gas grills; check cabin before purchasing), and any other movies or games you’d enjoy on vacation!
We’ll give you a starter supply of:
We provide all linens, along with 1 towel and 1 washcloth per person (based on property sleeps advertised). Many of our cabins have washers and dryers, so it is easy to use only the towels we provide. If your cabin does not have a washer/dryer, you may want to bring extra towels from home.
Most of our cabins offer high-speed wireless internet, but not all. Please check the amenities list and description, or check with your Vacation Specialist when booking!
Check-in is easy with Cabins for YOU. Each cabin has an electronic keypad, and we’ll supply the unique code for your cabin 2 days before check-in. No keys, no going to an office. You’ll use this to unlock your cabin each time you enter. Checkout is equally simple. Just shut the door behind you as you leave and it will automatically lock!
Check-in/out times: Check-in starts at 4 p.m. EST with guaranteed check-in at 6 p.m. Checkout time is 10 a.m. EST. We can’t guarantee early check-ins or late checkouts, but you can check with your Vacation Specialist. Hourly fees apply for early check-ins.
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Once you’ve made your reservation, you’ll receive directions via email and/or a phone call about 48 hours prior to check-in. Or give us a call at 800.684.7865 or email your Vacation Specialist if you have any questions about getting here!
If you have a medical or life-threatening emergency, please call 911. For mechanical and non-threatening emergencies, call 800.684.7865 and press option 2 to speak with one of our team members.
Non-emergency police lines:
Please report any issues regarding cleanliness of hot tubs, swim spas, or pools upon arrival. We will do our best to resolve them right away. To keep these spaces clean and serviceable for all guests, please shower off before using and refrain from using any lotions or oils. If issues are reported more than 24 hours after arrival, any additional cleaning fees will be charged to current guest.
Overall outdated and/or has worn out elements. There is little to no coordination in furniture and decor. Most furniture items are of lower quality such as cloth couches, laminate countertops, and particle board cabinets.
Average quality accommodations. Will have some good quality and some low quality elements. Things such as a mixture of flatscreen and tube tvs, good quality furniture but worn out and not consistent, particle board cabinets and laminate countertops with updated appliances, or updated appliances but not consistent. These properties have elements of a Bronze and Gold level.
Good quality accommodations. These properties are high quality, but all elements might not be considered luxury in nature. There might be more wear on furniture, deck/exterior, etc. TVs are flat screen, but might not be the newest in quality. Might have stone countertops with updated appliances that aren’t stainless steel. These properties have some elements of the Platinum level, but elements are either slightly outdated, worn, or not as high quality.
Luxury accommodations. All elements are of high quality, design, and are up-to-date. Consistent furniture and decor in each room. Unique touches such as stone designs, barnwood/shiplap, full log pillars are often found in these properties.
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