Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Cabins on the Water

A cabin on the water provides a truly unique experience. Soaring mountain views are fantastic, but a cabin by the water provides soothing sounds and a lovely place to cool off on hot days. Those who love to fish, kayak, tube, or just relax by the water will love having a cabin just steps away from the flowing streams or sparkling lakes of the Smoky Mountains.

At Cabins for YOU, we have a number of cabins on the water in Gatlinburg, plus the 2 to 4-bedroom River Retreat in Pigeon Forge and the lovely Lakeside Mountain Memories on Douglas Lake. For the ultimate water access luxuries, guests at Lakeside Mountain Hideaway get private lake access with a full dock, plus incredible lake views from the deck. Overlooking Little Pigeon River, River Retreat is a cozy pet-friendly cabin just steps from the water. The Little Pigeon River is a popular tubing and whitewater rafting destination, with the Lower Pigeon River being a little tamer for new rafters or young children.

Children will also love the River Raft Regatta, a 4th of July competition held on the Little Pigeon River in downtown Gatlinburg. Almost any unmanned floatable device can be entered into the competitions, so kids can really show their creative spirit! While you’re thinking about competition, don’t forget about the Smoky Mountain Trout Tournament, held each year in the spring and fall. The competition is open to all ages, with prizes totaling over $10,000 across the many competition categories. It’s a wonderful experience for a father-son trip, a guys’ weekend in the Smokies, a quiet afternoon alone, or a family vacation!

If you don’t want to compete, or you won’t be in the area during the tournament, you can try fishing on your own any other time in the Smokies! At A River Song in Gatlinburg, you can cast a line just steps from your cabin. With lots of lush woods surrounding you, it’s a scenic and peaceful spot for a day of fishing. For guests who would rather sit back and listen to the water with their feet kicked up, On The River has benches by the water where guests can sit, have a drink, or read a book with the relaxing sounds of the Little Pigeon River flowing by. On the River also boasts an absolutely luxurious master bedroom and a pool table with water views.

At Poolin' Around, less than one mile from downtown Gatlinburg, guests can enjoy the water both inside the cabin and outside on nice days. The one bedroom Gatlinburg cabin rental features an 8’ x 15’ indoor swim spa with a wading area and jets. Outside, Poolin’ Around has a yard right on the water, where guests can fish or splash around. Another waterfront cabin less than one mile from downtown Gatlinburg, River Romance really lives up to its name. The two bedroom cabin features plush bedding, a bedroom with a mirror above the bed, and a hot tub looking out at the water.

Just down the road, Gatlinburg’s wonderful attractions, including Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies, Smoky Mountain Winery, Sugarlands Riding Stables, and the Space Needle, are ideal for a romantic afternoon. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is also just a short drive away, where more opportunities for fishing can be found. For those who love to hike, many trails lead to gorgeous flowing waterfalls and scenic overlooks.

For guests who want a convenient location near downtown and the waterfront, inviting outdoor spaces, and a cabin where they can enjoy the water view from bed, Simone's Cottage offers it all. This quaint cabin on the water puts guests near all the shops, restaurants, and attractions of downtown Gatlinburg, while still offering the peace and serenity of a waterfront home.

Whether on a lake, river, or beside a small stream, a cabin on the water will offer a soothing escape from the everyday hustle and bustle. Imagine falling asleep to the wonderful sounds of a babbling brook, watching the birds and ducks along the lake, watching the sun rise or set over the water, or casting a line on a gorgeous day. Kids will make wonderful memories as they play along the water’s edge and dip their feet in the cool water as they search for underwater life. Adults can get lost in a good book with the sun warming their skin.

If you need to get away from it all and get back to nature, find a cabin on the water that meets your needs. Browse our cabins, or call one of our reservation specialists today at 1.800.684.7865. They can answer any questions you may have and help you find the perfect Smoky Mountain vacation home by the water.