How to Choose the Right Smoky Mountain Cabin for YOU

With 330+ cabin rentals ranging from 1-16 bedrooms, Cabins for YOU has options for almost any group size and vacation type. Sounds a little overwhelming, right? Not to worry, we totally get it and know how to make your vacation rental life easier. Our dedicated Vacation Specialists are on hand night and day to help you select the perfect fit for your Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, TN, trip. You can chat with your personal helper at 1.800.684.7865, browse online anytime, or fill out our Options for YOU form — we’ll send cabin options that suit your needs and wants straight to your inbox!

Before deciding on a cabin, there are important factors to consider that should help the decision-making process run smoothly. Book the best cabin for your romantic retreat, family vacay, or large-group getaway in the Smokies with our guide on choosing the right cabin for YOU! While planning your Great Smoky Mountain vacation, carefully consider the categories below.



One of the most important factors when choosing the right cabin is budget. Whether you’re looking to splurge or save, consider how much you want to spend before you start looking. And don’t forget to include your overall vacation plans, like visiting attractions, eating out for meals, and transportation costs. We have cabins of all shapes and prices — simply filter by your desired budget range on our website.

Budget-Friendly Cabins
Budget-friendly cabins are perfect for giving your wallet a little wiggle room while still providing everything you need for a comfy and cozy stay. The fully equipped kitchen allows you to whip up meals instead of blowing your budget on restaurants, and you’ll have an entire house in which to relax and unwind. Browse more affordable cabins on our site by selecting budget-friendly cabins or by simply scrolling through the list of cabins with the price set from low to high. If you’re on a tight budget, be sure to check for (or ask your personal Vacation Specialist about) any specials currently running — you never know!

Luxury Cabins
Luxury cabins…well, they pretty much have it all and then some, from private indoor pools and home theaters to massive rec rooms and master suites! With top-of-the-line finishes, spending your entire vacation at a luxury property isn’t such a bad idea. In fact, many guests book luxury cabins for this very purpose! And of course, you can still head to town for shopping, dining, playing — the whole nine yards! Find our luxurious options by clicking Luxury Cabins on our site. Fair warning: once you look, you’ll be hooked.


Group Size

You’ll want plenty of room for everyone in your group to feel comfortable and not cramped, so choose a cabin that is proportionate to your group size. If you’re planning a trip for 2, a smaller 1-bedroom cabin will be cozy and romantic. If you’re getting away for a family retreat, church trip, or corporate weekend, then a large-group lodge (up to 16 bedrooms) will be more suitable. We also have plenty of in-between cabins, including 3-6 bedroom options that are perfectly sized for a family or group of friends. Whether serving 1 or 50+ guests, we’ve got the perfect match for your Smoky Mountain stay with properties listed by bedroom size on our website.



Are you a city slicker or a country mouse? Maybe a little bit of both? With Gatlinburg cabins and Pigeon Forge cabins close to town or secluded in the Smoky Mountains, we have location options for any need. A cabin just a few miles from downtown is ideal for anyone wanting to be close to the hustle and bustle of the area. If you plan to go out to eat, see the attractions, shop, or spend the days exploring the area, then a cabin rental near downtown Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg would be the right cabin. Just want to get away from it all in the peace and privacy of the mountains? We have lovely cabins tucked away in the lush woods of the Smokies. For the best of both worlds, look at cabins that are not only just a few miles from downtown but also have privacy and great views.



Whether you take them once or 10 times a year, vacations are special. When you leave home, you want to have the same conveniences, but you also want some extras you don’t get every day. All our cabins have a variety of amenities, from hot tubs and indoor jetted tubs to big screen TVs and pool tables. Check for a list of amenities on each cabin’s description or ask your complimentary Vacation Specialist which cabins are available with the amenities you’d like most. Deciding which amenities are most important to you is one of the most valuable steps in choosing the right cabin! Some of the amenities you’ll find in our Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge cabins include:

  • Hot tub
  • Indoor jetted tub
  • Wood-burning fireplace
  • Firepit
  • Private indoor pool
  • Indoor and outdoor pool access
  • Miniature golf course access
  • TVs in every bedroom
  • Charcoal or gas grill
  • High-speed Wi-Fi
  • King-size beds
  • Theater room
  • DVD or Blu-ray players
  • Arcade games
  • Pool table
  • Foosball table
  • Air hockey table
  • Washer and Dryer

On top of all the awesome amenities offered, many of our cabins also have incredible mountain, valley, wooded, river, or city views. Scroll through the photos to see what view you want while you’re relaxing in the soothing Smoky Mountains. 


Romance, Fun, or Relaxation?

Remember to consider why you’re going to the Smoky Mountains. If it’s a honeymoon or an anniversary, find a dreamy cabin with romantic touches (like a heart-shaped tub) or keep it simple with one of our Vacation Packages. We have special deals and treats for honeymoons, a romantic getaway for 2, a luxurious week away, a girlfriends’ weekend, and more!

If you want an action-packed week with friends or family, pick a cabin close to everything with plenty of games to play at the cabin. And if it’s relaxation you’re after, secluded properties with stunning mountain views will be your top choice. Of course, many of our cabins offer a little bit of romance, fun, and relaxation, so you don’t have to sacrifice anything!


Special Needs

At Cabins for YOU, we have cabin rentals to accommodate the many different needs and desires of guests. Have a furry friend you don’t want to leave at home? Check out our pet-friendly cabins! Several of our cabins even have handicap features, making unloading and moving around the cabin much easier. Any of our Vacation Specialists can help you choose a cabin to meet your needs, so always feel free to reach out by phone or online.

No matter what you’re looking for in a Smoky Mountain vacation, we’re excited to help choose the right cabin for YOU!