Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Like a majestic log castle resting on the mountainside, this large group lodge invites church retreats, holiday gatherings, weddings, and more to provide the perfect accommodations to enjoy the incredible beauty of the Smoky Mountains, impressive interiors, and ample amenities for up to 44 guests. Stunning décor, double the kitchen appliances, elegant design, and breathtaking mountain views through large windows submerge guests into a lavish mountain cabin experience full of laughs and cherished moments. Under 9 miles from downtown Gatlinburg and under 7 miles from downtown Pigeon Forge, Plimpton Lodge is in the ideal location for days exploring The Island and nights in the Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, mornings eating breakfasts at the Gatlinburg Log Cabin Pancake House and evenings at Dolly Parton’s Stampede dinner show. Older visitors and those with mobility challenges will feel right at home with easy ramp access, bedrooms and common rooms on the entry level, and wide door frames!
In between excursions during youth retreats or team building outdoor adventures, the game-packed rec room, with pool, foosball, pinball machine, shuffleboard, and air hockey, provides ample fun while the rocking chairs and breathtaking views lend a more laid-back way to spend downtime at Plimpton Lodge. Sink into the soothing waters of the bubbling outdoor hot tub to unwind and enjoy the starry skies resting over the dark outline of stoic mountains in the distance. In addition to the fantastic line-up of amenities, Plimpton Lodge supplies guests with all the modern comforts of home with wireless internet access to upload cherished group photos, washer/dryer to avoid packing dirty clothes after hiking, and TVs in every bedroom to watch your favorite shows while enjoying in-cabin days. Awe-inspiring, inside and out, Plimpton Lodge is your dream log castle in the Smoky Mountains; whisk those you love away to this incredible lodge for a getaway they will never forget.
Exquisite modern interior design combines with gorgeous cabin architecture in this impressive living room space where guests can enjoy one another’s company without feeling cramped under the cathedral ceilings and open-concept floor plan. Stay connected to the beauty of the Smokies outside while cozied up on the large plush sofas and armchairs on dreamy afternoons in the mountains. Sip glasses of local wine from your tastings along the Rocky Top Wine Trail by the alluring fire burning in the elegant stone fireplace. Host hilarious group games in the 2 large seating areas flanked with leather sofas with ample seating during an evening of wedding festivities before the ceremony in one of the Smoky Mountains’ breathtaking chapels. As guests disperse and relax in between excursions to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, sink into one of the armchairs by large windows to enjoy a good book by the fire or peruse the Cabins For YOU blog for dinner and activity ideas.
Modern meets the mountains in this chic, fully-loaded kitchen with gorgeous stone-gray color schemes to compliment the natural wood of the cabin. Spacious granite countertops provide all the room you need to prepare large meals together before popping in couple turkeys into the 2 ovens, stirring sauces and steamy veggies on the 8-eyes on the stovetop, and grabbing condiments from the 2 stainless-steel refrigerators. While the breakfast bar is the perfect place for additional guests to dine or enjoy toasted English muffins as more guests begin to mosey into the kitchen drawn by the smell of freshly brewed coffee, it is also a great spot to set up a self-serve buffet during large holiday meals. Once the 2 dishwashers are loaded after dinner, grab chilled dessert wines from the wine cooler and share laughs with friends and family late into the evenings while settled around the dinner tables.
2 impressive wood dining room tables boast 36 seats, ample space to move about the room while visiting with family, and 4 ceiling fans to keep the room nice and airy while everyone dines, laughs, and enjoys large meals together. The beautiful dark wood flooring and pale timber tables, Smoky Mountain views through the living room, and an intimate cabin atmosphere provide guests with an alluring dining space to fit any occasion. Additional guests can sit nearby at the high-top breakfast bar lending 10 more spots to enjoy a delicious homemade or catered meal.
14 bedrooms boast beautiful log beds cozy quilt furnishings, direct bathroom access to make showers and primping a breeze, and TVs to relax while watching your favorite shows during cabin downtime. Each bedroom on the entry level provides king size beds, perfect for grandparents and those with mobility issues visiting the Smoky Mountains. While each room varies in bed size and number, every guest is privileged to breathtaking mountain views from their windows, dressers or bedside tables, and air/heating units to adjust the temperature in each room.
While the entry level houses the kitchen, living room, and dining area, the 2 upper levels boast 2 more common rooms for guests to hang out together, relax, and play. On the second floor, guests can lounge around on plush furnishings while watching movies on the large flatscreen TV or sharing drinks by the warm flames of the second fireplace before turning into bed for the night. The third level’s rec room is full of fun ways for guests to stay entertained between excursions with a full-size pool table to play 8-ball and practice trick shots, an authentic arcade game and pinball machine, and air hockey! You can even teach younger guests how to play shuffleboard or challenge the kids to a few rounds of foosball. Sit back and watch the little ones have a blast while you sip on an ice-cold beer and lounge on the plush sofa or play a few games of checkers on the wood table.
Wake up early and revel in the mesmerizing views from Plimpton Lodge’s deck while sipping on freshly brewed coffee and lounging in the rocking chairs for the perfect start to any day. Sit hand-in-hand with your special someone in the two-seat glider while unwinding at the end of another exciting day during your couples’ retreat in the Smoky Mountains as shades of pink and purple fade into starry skies. Slip into the steamy waters of the large hot tub to enjoy relaxing morning and let the kids get a turn with the bubbles while hamburgers and hot dogs cook on the 2 charcoal grills during a fun family reunion cabin cookout. The spacious, flat parking lot is perfect for numerous vehicles or buses to park and unload suitcases into the cabin along the ramp with ease.
Large Group Activities in the Smokies
While staying in Plimpton Lodge and enjoying the incredible views and fantastic amenities, Cabins For YOU can help you plan some of your group activities beyond the usual shopping and sight-seeing!
The Comedy Barn Theater
You will be left breathless in both awe and in laughter at one of Pigeon Forge’s most iconic variety shows on the Parkway! Great for families, friends, and large groups, a visit to The Comedy Barn is full of juggling acts, fire-breathers, hilarious hillbillies, and exotic animals!
Among the mountaintops of Gatlinburg, a magical village rests among the clouds where visitors can tour the treetops, fly through the forests on ziplines, shop in Firefly Village, zoom on a mountain coaster, and dine with the backdrop of the most breathtaking views of the Smoky Mountains.
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"We have stayed in Plimpton Lodge many times. Our church group stayed there for a weekend and had a wonderful time. The view is spectacular. The lodge is very roomy and comfy. We had 22 people and the kitchen has everything you need. Cabins for…"
Verified guest on 08/30/2019
"We have stayed in Plimpton Lodge many times. Our church group stayed there for a weekend and had a wonderful time. The view is spectacular. The lodge is very roomy and comfy. We had 22 people and the kitchen has everything you need. Cabins for you is a family owned business who goes the extra mile in everything they do."
Verified guest on 08/30/2019
"We held our Sunday School retreat at this venue and it was awesome. Perfectly situated away from the main thoroughfare however still minutes away from all the shopping and amenities. The view from all rooms is outstanding. The rooms are comfortable and the kitchen is fully equipped. An excellent choice if you want all the fun and accessibility to Pigeon Forge without the hassle of staying on the main drag."
Verified guest on 08/27/2019
"My Sunday School class had a retreat at Plimpton Lodge. 10 couples had a wonderful time in this beautiful cabin. The view is fantastic off the front deck that hangs in space. Every bedroom has a view. The lodge is beautifully decorated and has a well-stocked game area with pool table, foosball, air hockey and more on the third floor. There is a wide screen TV on the second floor and a fireplace on the first floor, and a hot tub on the deck! The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed to cook fantastic meals. We also used the grills outside to grill steaks for supper. Directions were easy to follow, and everything was spotless when we arrived."
"We stayed in The Plimpton Lodge this past weekend, and it was awesome !! The views are second to none. You can see the lights of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, and the slopes at Ober Gatlinburg. If you need a cabin with a lot of bedrooms, you should check this one out."
"This place was amazing, the view is undersold and one of the best parts of the cabin. For what you are paying this is beyond worth it. There is a very steep hill to get up, which can be tough to traverse if there is rain but it is worth it 100%."
"Plimpton Lodge was a great place for our long weekend get away! It provided everything needed for a large group. Plenty of group space as well plenty of privacy once in your private room with private bath. Cabins for You is a great organization and will always treat you well. I look forward to returning with my Family and Friends."
"What a beautiful view from Plimpton Lodge where we enjoyed a much needed weekend away with friends! Our group chose to cook together and eat in which turned out wonderfully. The kitchen is so spacious with 2 refrigerators and ovens. We had plenty of room with the large dining area. We stayed in most of the weekend and enjoyed board games in the dining area, laughed while soaking in the hot tub, and made many memories! Plimpton Lodge is amazing! We will definitely be back!"
"This cabin was definitely worth every penny and more. It was our home away from home. The coziness of this cabin was perfect. The decor was beautiful. This is now our annual cabin to book."
"Looks just like the pictures! Tons of space, beautiful views."
"Spectacular view from the cabin, however the drive up the hill was a bit nerve wracking. Huge living spaces and many bedrooms. 18 of us didn’t feel cramped."
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Our basic Property Protection Plan covers unintentional damages to your cabin during your stay and provides $1,500 in protection. Enhanced Property Protection (EPP) increases your limits and may offer an extension to your cancellation policy.
We want to ensure each guest has a clean, comfortable place to stay. The cleaning fee covers housekeeping and property cleanup of your cabin once you’ve checked out.
Yes! We offer a 10% active military discount (phone reservations only) and regularly feature deals for YOU. Just check our Specials + Discounts page to see how you can save. And if you follow us on Facebook and Instagram, you can always be on the lookout for flash sales!
Our Cabins for YOU Partner Program gives you discounts to top area attractions - from mini golf and mountain coasters to dinner shows and beyond - when you stay with us.
4+ bedroom cabins: No cancellation or change of cabin or dates within 6 months of stay.
1-3 bedroom cabins: No cancellation or change of cabin or dates within 3 months of stay.
Yes, we have quite a few options for pet-friendly vacations! Check out our wide selection online!
Each of our cabins has a fully equipped kitchen (refrigerator, stove/oven, and varying countertop appliances), shared living spaces for guests, a dining table and/or breakfast bar for in-cabin dining, and cozy bedrooms. Most feature wireless internet, flatscreen TVs, washers and dryers, decks with wooded or mountain views, and some games or game tables! You can browse by amenity online to find the perfect fit.
You’ll supply your own food, drinks, toiletries, charcoal and lighter fluid (for charcoal grills), propane (for gas grills; check cabin before purchasing), and any other movies or games you’d enjoy on vacation!
We’ll give you a starter supply of:
We provide all linens, along with 1 towel and 1 washcloth per person (based on property sleeps advertised). Many of our cabins have washers and dryers, so it is easy to use only the towels we provide. If your cabin does not have a washer/dryer, you may want to bring extra towels from home.
Most of our cabins offer high-speed wireless internet, but not all. Please check the amenities list and description, or check with your Vacation Specialist when booking!
Check-in is easy with Cabins for YOU. Each cabin has an electronic keypad, and we’ll supply the unique code for your cabin 2 days before check-in. No keys, no going to an office. You’ll use this to unlock your cabin each time you enter. Checkout is equally simple. Just shut the door behind you as you leave and it will automatically lock!
Check-in/out times: Check-in starts at 4 p.m. EST with guaranteed check-in at 6 p.m. Checkout time is 10 a.m. EST. We can’t guarantee early check-ins or late checkouts, but you can check with your Vacation Specialist. Hourly fees apply for early check-ins.
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Once you’ve made your reservation, you’ll receive directions via email and/or a phone call about 48 hours prior to check-in. Or give us a call at 800.684.7865 or email your Vacation Specialist if you have any questions about getting here!
If you have a medical or life-threatening emergency, please call 911. For mechanical and non-threatening emergencies, call 800.684.7865 and press option 2 to speak with one of our team members.
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Please report any issues regarding cleanliness of hot tubs, swim spas, or pools upon arrival. We will do our best to resolve them right away. To keep these spaces clean and serviceable for all guests, please shower off before using and refrain from using any lotions or oils. If issues are reported more than 24 hours after arrival, any additional cleaning fees will be charged to current guest.
Overall outdated and/or has worn out elements. There is little to no coordination in furniture and decor. Most furniture items are of lower quality such as cloth couches, laminate countertops, and particle board cabinets.
Average quality accommodations. Will have some good quality and some low quality elements. Things such as a mixture of flatscreen and tube tvs, good quality furniture but worn out and not consistent, particle board cabinets and laminate countertops with updated appliances, or updated appliances but not consistent. These properties have elements of a Bronze and Gold level.
Good quality accommodations. These properties are high quality, but all elements might not be considered luxury in nature. There might be more wear on furniture, deck/exterior, etc. TVs are flat screen, but might not be the newest in quality. Might have stone countertops with updated appliances that aren’t stainless steel. These properties have some elements of the Platinum level, but elements are either slightly outdated, worn, or not as high quality.
Luxury accommodations. All elements are of high quality, design, and are up-to-date. Consistent furniture and decor in each room. Unique touches such as stone designs, barnwood/shiplap, full log pillars are often found in these properties.
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