Enjoy Thanksgiving Together in the Smokies

Ah, inhale the fresh Smoky Mountain turkey in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Wait…what? Oh no, not the wild critters gobbling about, we’re talking about the succulent Thanksgiving turkey cooked at your cabin in the mountains. Paired with smooth mashed potatoes covered in creamy gravy, 4-cheese macaroni, baked stuffing, homestyle cranberry sauce, and veggies that will make your mouth water, what could be better? Why, spectacular rolling mountain views only a glance away from the dining table of course! There are even restaurants open with special holiday dishes plus fun events to elevate your festive stay. Yeah, Thanksgiving in the Smokies is pretty great!

Homemade Memories at the Cabin
Shop for fresh ingredients in town, then head to your Cabins for YOU rental for meal prep. All our cabins come with a fully equipped kitchen, meaning cookware, plates, cutlery, glasses, and a multitude of kitchen tools are provided. Peel vegetables over the sink, whip up sauces and sides on the stove, toss a stuffed turkey in the oven, keep rolls warm in the microwave, and store the freshly made whip for dessert in the fridge. When mealtime arrives, let the teens set the table and get the serving spoons ready. And after everyone in the family has gathered with full plates, mute the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade on the big screen TV, and swap thankful thoughts around the table before digging in. The best part? Majestic mountain peaks are just through the windows, creating a peaceful and beautiful holiday atmosphere to share with family and friends.

Oh, a homemade Smoky Mountain Thanksgiving meal and breathtaking mountain scenes at your cozy cabin isn’t enough to persuade your holiday plans? Let us convince you with a list of top-notch amenities you can request and enjoy for your Smoky Mountain stay! Bringing precious pets? Check out our pet-friendly cabins of all shapes and sizes!

• Home theater with surround sound
• Game tables (pool, air hockey, foosball, shuffleboard, etc.)
• Arcade games
• Private indoor pool
• Steamy outdoor hot tub
• Soothing indoor jetted tub
• Big screen TVs
• Stacked stone fireplace
• Outdoor firepit
• Gas or charcoal grill
• Rocking chairs
• Complimentary Wi-Fi
• King-size, queen-size, and bunk beds
• Mountain, valley, river, city, or wooded views

Open Restaurants
Bump meal prep and cleanup and take a break from cooking this Thanksgiving in the Smokies! If you’re looking to get away from whipping up a storm in the kitchen, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg restaurants — just a short drive from your cabin — have you covered. Some even offer special holiday dishes on Thanksgiving Day. Go for something more traditional or scarf down something out of the box this year, like a melty cheese pizza or spicy hot wings.

Traditional Tastes
Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen
• Mama’s Farmhouse
• Old Mill Restaurant

Unique Flavors
• Big Daddy’s Pizzeria
• Margaritaville
Alamo Steakhouse
• JT Hannah’s Kitchen
• Bennett’s Pit Barbecue
• Hard Rock Cafe

Arts & Crafts Show
Craft with the kiddos at the cabin or opt to visit the pros in town at the Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show. Or…why not do both? Every year, the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community (the largest group of independent artisans in the nation) showcases their homemade creations for Thanksgiving. Held November 26 – December 1 at the Gatlinburg Convention Center, it’s a great — and FREE — event to stretch your legs and let your eyes feast on wondrous masterpieces (sampling of what you may find below). Many are made with traditional methods passed down through the generations, so you certainly won’t be disappointed…in fact, you might even bring some art and crafted goods home.

Peruse & Purchase
Carved mountain critters
Hand-painted gourds
Classic dulcimers
Pottery sets
Stained glass designs
Oil paintings
Woven baskets
Sweet treats

Show Hours
Weekdays: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Sunday: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Fireworks Display
Get ready for booming Thanksgiving Night Fireworks at the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge! An annual event, this festive fireworks show will top off Thanksgiving Day with a bang! And as the largest fireworks event of the year in town, it’s a must-see during your Smoky Mountain Thanksgiving stay. The show begins at 7 p.m. on November 28, so be sure to arrive early for a good spot to view the colorful and brilliant array in the night sky.

Make Thanksgiving in the Smokies your new family tradition today — with a cozy cabin, mountain views, zero-prep meals, and festive events!

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