Location: Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Looking for a place to escape with your family or a small group of friends? Look no further than Runaway, a 4-bedroom cabin in beautiful Wears Valley! With back porch views overlooking the rolling hills of the Smokies, Runaway is an ideal cabin for a peaceful retreat. You’ll enjoy rocking chairs, patio tables, and an outdoor hot tub with unforgettable views.
Inside the cabin, enjoy 3 floors with bedrooms and bathrooms on each for your convenience and privacy. Total, Runaway comfortably accommodates up to 12 guests—perfect for 2 or 3 families traveling together, a small group retreat, or a couples’ getaway. Along with 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms, Runaway offers a spacious game room, a cozy living room (with a big screen TV and gas fireplace), and a traditional log cabin design with exposed beams and an A-frame ceiling. The décor in this cabin mixes traditional Smoky Mountain design elements with comfortable furnishings and classy appeal. Book Runaway for its gorgeous mountain views, its spacious layout, and its convenient location only 6 miles from the attractions, shops, and restaurants of downtown Pigeon Forge.
Located on the main floor of the cabin, Runaway’s living room is your perfect spot to relax after whitewater rafting down the Pigeon River, horseback riding in the Smoky Mountains, or taking a hummer tour nearby Gatlinburg. Sit back on the comfy full-size (reclining) sofa, the matching recliner, or the coordinating loveseat provided by this space. You’ll easily fit the majority of your 12-person group here for family movie night or a gift swap during the holidays. And if you need more chairs, simply pull up a few from the nearby dining room—this cabin’s open-concept main floor makes it easy to keep your group together for special events.
Along with a big screen TV and DVD player, Runaway’s living room comes with a stone-faced gas fireplace that will keep you warm on those chilly winter evenings. Snuggle in front of the fire with a warm blanket and your tablet (Runaway comes with high-speed wireless access), spread a board game on the coffee table, or sip on a glass of lemonade while you relax in the rocking chair and look out through this cabin’s back wall of windows. The peaceful green ocean of trees provides the perfect way to unwind during your visit to Pigeon Forge. Or visit Runaway in the fall for the beautiful kaleidoscope of red, yellow, and orange crawling across the rolling Tennessee foothills of the Smokies.
No small group cabin is complete without a fully equipped kitchen. That’s why Runaway offers a cozy kitchen with all your cooking essentials. Take advantage of having all your major appliances throughout your stay as well as a coffeemaker, dishes, and utensils. Plan for a holiday meal with the family or a Labor Day barbecue using Runaway’s kitchen along with the gas grill on the porch.
Another perfect use for this cabin’s full-size kitchen is to make hearty breakfasts each morning before you head into town. Stop by the grocery store for eggs, bacon, milk, and butter, and then head over to The Old Mill General Store in Pigeon Forge for fresh-ground grains, including grits, a variety of flours, and their famous pancake mix. They also have a selection of homemade jams and jellies—the perfect companion for toast and English muffins.
Serve up your delicious homemade meals inside Runaway at the 6-piece dining table right beside the kitchen. This beautiful wooden table is surrounded by even more beautiful views, thanks to the wall of windows lining the back of this cabin. If you need more seating, use the breakfast bar, with 4 stools, that’s attached to the kitchen.
Runaway also provides an outdoor dining option with a U-shaped patio table for 4 that directly overlooks the Smokies. Although Pigeon Forge restaurants have tons of delicious cuisine options for you to try—including pit-smoked, Tennessee barbecue and all your Southern-style favorites—you won’t beat the mountain views offered by Runaway!
The hardest part about traveling with a small group (besides keeping everyone fed) can often be keeping everyone entertained. Some in your group want to watch a movie, some want to watch TV, some want to sit and relax, and some are looking for something fun to do. That’s where the game room inside Runaway really comes in handy! This large, carpeted space is cozy and full of options to please everyone in your group. Enjoy a game a pool on the pool table or play some music on the stereo. Lay back on the couch for a catnap or play a board game at the 4-person table.
This game room provides hours of indoor fun for a rainy day and affordable options for fun if you’re trying to stick to a budget. Of course, the Smoky Mountains area has plenty of affordable options as well—including a visit to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the only national parks that is FREE to all visitors!
When you’re back from the national park or from your evening adventure in downtown Pigeon Forge, Runaway has exactly what you need for a comfortable night’s sleep. This 12-person cabin features 4 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms spread out on 3 different floors. In the loft, you’ll find a king-size bed with its own bathroom.
The main floor has 2 bedrooms, each with a queen-size bed, and 1 shared bathroom. The lower level has 1 bedroom with a king-size bed. You’ll also find a twin bunk on the lower level and additional sleepers inside this cabin, providing enough space for several families or a small group of friends. The lower level has been renovated to include a bathroom for more convenience to the guests sleeping on this floor or when everyone is having fun in the recreation room. Enjoy homey décor in each of the bedrooms as well as individual flatscreen TVs in every room!
With Runaway’s location in Wears Valley and atop the breathtaking Dogwood Farms, you’ll appreciate the many outdoor amenities that allow you to soak up this cabin’s amazing mountain views. On the covered back deck, you’ll find several seating options, including cushioned patio sets and wooden rockers. Grab your mug of hot coffee in the mornings and head to the deck for a Smoky Mountain sunrise during your stay.
In the evenings, change into your swimsuit and take a relaxing dip in Runaway’s outdoor hot tub. This is a great amenity for releasing tension or relieving sore muscles—you might even look into booking an in-cabin massage! Finally, enjoy the outdoor dining table, additional chairs, and gas grill provided by this cabin. If you’re hoping for a peaceful and refreshing stay in the Smokies, Runaway has the right mix of outdoor amenities for you!
Along with the amenities already listed, Runaway offers a flat, paved, circular driveway that makes parking easy for caravans. Keep in mind, though, that the roads to this cabin are narrow and curvy and will not accommodate a bus. For your convenience, Runaway also offers access to high speed wireless and to a washer/dryer. You won’t miss the comforts of home when you stay at a cabin like Runaway!
Runaway is nestled in Wears Valley with amazing views of the Smoky Mountains, but don’t think that means you’re going to miss all the excitement that downtown Pigeon Forge has to offer. In fact, Pigeon Forge is only 6 miles from Runaway—an easy distance to drive for a family breakfast at Sawyer’s Farmhouse Breakfast or to catch a dinner show on the Parkway. And for those wanting to spend some time breathing the fresh mountain air during their stay at Runaway, we recommend these outdoor attractions in Pigeon Forge:
Smoky Mountain Ziplines and Canopy Tours
Sail through the Smoky Mountain trees at speeds of up to 25 miles per hour at Smoky Mountain Ziplines. This exciting attraction offers 2-hour canopy tours with minimal walking.
If you’ve gone ziplining before and want to try something new, try the Dome Zipcoaster. Not a zipline and not a mountain coaster, this attraction is something all its own!
Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster
You can hike through the mountains…or you can ride through them on a mountain coaster—we’ll let you decide what sounds more fun!
out of 5
of 2 guests recommend
"The pictures are exactly what you see when you are there. We loved it and would recommend it anyone to stay there."
Verified guest on 11/07/2019
"The pictures are exactly what you see when you are there. We loved it and would recommend it anyone to stay there."
Verified guest on 11/07/2019
"We stayed at the cabin "Runaway" such a peaceful cabin in Dogwood Farms Resort! Had a very nice view across the Mountain Side & over the Pigeon Forge area. If you want a nice peaceful vacation cabin this is a good option!"
Verified guest on 10/10/2018
"I absolutely LOVED Runaway! Great service. Awesome cabin! Just spent 4 amazing days with a great group of ladies, and we all loved the cabin! Spacious layout, peaceful and serene. The customer service was always available during the booking process. I can't wait until our next retreat!"
"Cabin was in a great location, beautiful view into the smoky mountains."
"Easy process from booking to check out. Also easy communication with company when I had questions. We have used them for years and they are great."
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If your arrival date is 30 days or more out, you will pay $250 (reservation total less than $3000) or $750 (reservation total more than $3000) at booking, with remainder due 30 days prior to check-in. If your arrival date is less than 30 days away, entire balance is due at booking.
Accepted payment methods: credit card, electronic checks, and OVERNIGHT money orders
This is a great way to protect yourself in the case of unforeseen events that delay you or cause you to reschedule or cancel your trip. You can add it on prior to your last scheduled payment. Want to know more? Check out our Trip Insurance page.
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 5 months of stay 1-3 bedroom cabins: No cancellation or change of cabin or dates within 2 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.
Before leaving, please be sure to:
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.
Non-emergency police lines:
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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