Cabins on the River
Imagine waking up and walking to the back deck with your morning coffee as the peaceful sounds of water running through the lush green trees make their way to your river cabin in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. From afternoons reading a good book to evenings chatting with friends and family, time spent at a cabin on the river brings peace and serenity.
The Great Smoky Mountains is home to over 2,100 miles of streams ranging from wide, rapid-filled rivers to calm 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!
Why a Riverfront Cabin is for YOU
There are many reasons to stay in a waterfront cabin rental (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 to 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 travel hammock and take a dreamy nap creekside as the afternoon sun drifts through the leaves like a kaleidoscope. The sound of running water not only calms your mind but also reconnects you with nature as you relax at your log cabin.
Amazing Views Year-Round
The river views from your Gatlinburg chalet can be just as therapeutic as the sounds of the river. The mountains and trees serve as the backdrop for the winding waters by your river retreat. 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 at the picnic tables 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 of 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 the 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. 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 hometo fantastic outdoor activities! 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, play in downtown Gatlinburg, 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 vacation rental, 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 its 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 to arcade games in the game rooms, kicked back in front of the flatscreen TVs and gas fireplaces in the living rooms, surfed via the Wi-Fi, made s'mores around the firepits, 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!