How to Choose the Right Cabin in the Smoky Mountains

With more than 200 cabin rental options ranging from 1 to 14 bedrooms, Cabins For You has options for almost any group size and vacation type. It’s great to have options, because then you can choose what’s just right for you, your family, and your friends. But having so many options can also make choosing the right cabin difficult. You want to be sure you have everything you’ll want or need at your fingertips, while also having a comfortable and relaxing stay.

Our dedicated reservation specialists are on hand night and day to help you choose the perfect fit. You can call 1.800.684.7865 to find out more about any of our cabins or the area. You can also book online any time after browsing our cabin rental options in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. But before you choose a cabin, there are some important factors to consider that should help the decision-making process much easier!

As you plan your Smoky Mountain vacation, consider…


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. You can browse cabins on our site by choosing Budget-Friendly Cabins or by simply scrolling through the list of cabins to check the price. If you’re on a tight budget, be sure to check for (or ask a reservationist about) any specials we may be having.

Also consider your overall vacation budget. If you’re planning to visit a lot of attractions, but can’t spend too much, consider a more budget-friendly cabin that will give you some wiggle room. If you don’t want to spend too much on going out to eat, find a cabin with a fully-equipped kitchen that will allow you to cook most meals on your own.

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 two, a one or two 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 cabin would be more suitable. We also have plenty of cabins in-between, including 3-6 bedroom cabins that are perfectly sized for a family or a group of friends.


Are you a city slicker or a country mouse? Maybe a little bit of both? With Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge cabin rental options 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 downtown Gatlinburg would be the right cabin.

If you just want to get away from it all in the peace and privacy of the mountains, we have cozy cabins tucked back 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 of our cabins have a variety of amenities, from hot tubs and indoor Jacuzzi tubs to big screen TVs and pool tables. Check for a list of amenities on each cabin’s description, or ask one of our reservation specialists what cabins are available with the amenities you’d like. 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 Jacuzzi tub
  • Wood-burning fireplace
  • Indoor and outdoor pool access
  • Miniature golf course access
  • TVs in every bedroom
  • Charcoal or gas grill
  • High Speed Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Full Kitchen
  • Theatre room
  • DVD or Blu-ray players
  • Arcade games
  • Pool table
  • Foosball table
  • Air hockey table
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Xbox

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

Romance, Fun, or Relaxation?

Also 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 or keep it simple with one of our Vacation Packages. We have special deals and treats for honeymoons, a romantic getaway for two, 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. Of course, many of our cabins offer a little bit of romance, fun, and relaxation, so you don’t have to sacrifice anything! You’re sure to find the right cabin to meet your needs and wants!

Special Needs

At Cabins For You, we have cabins to accommodate the many different needs of guests. If you have a furry friend you don’t want to leave at home, check out our pet-friendly cabins. Several of our cabins are have handicap features, making unloading and moving around the cabin much easier! Any of our reservation specialists can help you choose a cabin to meet your needs, so just give us a call!

No matter what you’re looking for in a Smoky Mountain vacation, we have a variety of options in both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Browse our cabins online, or call 1.800.684.7865 to let one of our reservation specialists answer any questions you may have! They’ll help you choose just the right cabin for a great Smoky Mountain escape!