Cabins on the River
Imagine waking up and walking to the back deck with your morning coffee and a good book as the peaceful sounds of nearby water running through the lush green forests surround your river cabin in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. In the soft morning lights shining through the trees and the sounds of wildlife bustling in the early day, you are sure to be thankful for finding this little piece of heaven on earth in the Smoky Mountains thanks to choosing Cabins for YOU for your cabin rental. Cozied up in your log cabin, you're sure to have a getaway to remember!
The Great Smoky Mountains is home to over 2,100 miles of streams ranging from wide, rapid-filled rivers to calmer, little creeks. The flowing waters of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and surrounding areas are a beautiful complement to the high, cloud-shrouded peaks of the mountains. Home to numerous species of fish, the Smoky Mountains is one of the last natural wild-trout habitats in the Eastern Continental United States! Certainly, look into doing some whitewater rafting while you are in the area because the Upper Pigeon River has some thrilling class III and IV rapids that make for an exciting day on the river. For a more laid-back experience, spend some time along the peaceful Little Pigeon River!
Why a Riverfront Cabin is for YOU
There are many reasons to stay in a waterfront cabin (or one near flowing waters) when you’re in the Smokies. Among many, you’ll have soothing sounds as your bedtime backdrop, picturesque river views, free outdoor fun for you and the kids, and easy access for fishing on nice days!
Calming Sounds of Nature
No need for those nature sounds applications on your smartphone; simply crack your bedroom window and let the real soothing sounds of nature lull you into some of the most restful sleep you have had in a while. Bring a folding chair and that book you have been meaning to finish and set up a serene reading area with a river view. Pack your hammock, such as an ENO or Serac, and take a dreamy nap creekside as the afternoon sun drifts down through the leaves like a kaleidoscope over your head. The sound of running water not only calms your mind, but also reconnects you with nature in a way that can soothe your soul. Write that letter you have been putting off or color in an adult coloring book while you sit in the patio furniture and the rippling river drowns out your internal stresses.
Amazing Views Year-Round
In the same way the sounds of running water can soothe and lull you into a peaceful state of mind, the river views from your Gatlinburg cabin can be just as therapeutic! Many visitors to the Smoky Mountains are in search of mountain views, justifiably so because they are majestic. But do not underestimate the bewitching beauty of the life-giving waters creeping through the mountain forestry. With each transition of the seasons, you can experience a different phase of nature’s beauty from your riverfront cabin.
Take in all the sights from your Pigeon Forge cabin’s deck and be in awe year-round. Rock slowly in your cabin’s porch swing or lay out your yoga mat for a great session with a beautiful backdrop at your riverside cabin. Plan a special picnic lunch and lay a blanket out by the stream for a romantic meal for 2 or an exciting lunch for the kids!
Spend free quality time with your children and show them how to skip rocks using the smooth stones on the river’s edge. When the water of the stream is shallow, put on your water shoes and grab your folding chair, because sitting in the middle of the river while the kids splash around on a hot summer’s day is a great way to keep an eye out while still relaxing on your Smoky Mountain vacation! Tether your float to the river bank and enjoy a cold sweet tea or crisp beer while floating in the river (without floating away). If you are interested in floating the Little Pigeon River for a couple miles of relaxing and drifting along the waters, River Rat Tubing Company provides floats, drop off, and pickup!
As one of the country’s favorite fishing destinations, the Smokies is one place you don’t want to forget your fishing pole! The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the few natural habitats left of wild trout. The thousands of miles of streams are also home to desirable catches such as small-mouth bass, shiners, and darters. You will need to have a license and follow state guidelines to help preserve this diverse, important habitat. Acquiring a Tennessee State fishing license is easy and you can even apply online, if you prefer! The Pigeon Forge Chamber of Commerce details specific guidelines placed on type of bait and time of day to best serve the environmental conservation efforts while still allowing the sport of fishing to go on in the area’s streams.
Cabins with Mountain Views
Prefer high mountain peaks to valleys and rivers? Cabins for YOU has a wide variety of luxurious mountain cabins located high above the valleys for miles and miles of mountaintop skylines. Watch white, fluffy clouds drift above evergreen peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains as you listen to your favorite audiobook or reconnect with your family on the back deck of your vacation rental. Take long, soothing soaks in the outdoor hot tubs in full view of the rolling mountains beyond the porch. Even on rainy days, it is incredibly beautiful when the heavy clouds crawl over the mountain peaks to hide their highest points in the hydrating mists of the storms.
Let the kids paint pictures of the mountain landscape while dad cooks out on the grill. Bring your morning coffee to the deck and let the birds be the only voices heard in the stillness of the morning daylight. Cabins for YOU provides 1 to 2 and 3 to 5 bedroom cabins and even large group lodges with breathtaking mountain views for everyone to gawk over. And we don't leave anyone out - we have plenty of pet-friendly cabins as well! Take your pick from Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, or Sevierville, along with options for secluded cabins, cabins within walking distance of the Pigeon Forge Parkway, and cabins near Dollywood, Ober Gatlinburg, and the many area attractions!
While talking about the beauty of nature and the picturesque views, we cannot skip saying: get outside and play! The Great Smoky Mountains are home to some of the most fun outdoor activities around! Take on the raging rapids of the Pigeon River and go whitewater rafting with some experienced, safe, and enthusiastic rafting companies. Zip through mountain forestry and over rivers and valleys while ziplining with Smoky Mountain Ziplines! You can also hike, bike, go horseback riding, fish, have picnics along the water, ride mountain coasters…and the list goes on and on.
Whether it is from the back porch of your cabin, from your vehicle in Cades Cove, or in a raft on the river, you will want to remember every exquisite minute. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the country’s most visited park because of her majestic, awe-inspiring mountain peaks, peaceful wildflower-filled valleys, and the quiet beauty of the flowing rivers and streams. Find your perfect cabin with soul-stirring views, today!
Why Cabins for YOU?
We live and breathe the Smoky Mountains. We've experienced the sunsets, screamed on the rides, soaked in the hot tubs, whipped up meals in the full kitchens, fallen asleep in the king beds, challenged each other on the arcade games, kicked back in front of the flatscreen TVs and gas fireplaces, made s'mores around the fire pits, and tossed burgers on the charcoal grills. We want YOU to have the same wonderful experiences through our vacation lodging service.
You can call us toll-free at 1-800-684-7865 to talk to a vacation specialist who can find you the perfect cabin for your getaway. Or you can browse online and search by amenity, date, size, location, and more! We also have a handy Options for YOU button, where you can fill out a simple form and let us find some great options to send back to you!