Are There Grocery Stores Nearby?
Yes, there are plenty of grocery stores in the area. The closest ones to our Gatlinburg cabins and Pigeon Forge cabins are the Food City between traffic lights 7 & 8 in Pigeon Forge and the Food City on Hwy 321 in Gatlinburg, which is 2 miles east of our rental office. Tourists requiring a Wal-Mart fix can get it at the Super Wal-Mart in Sevierville, which is located on Hwy 441, (the Parkway) just north of Pigeon Forge.
Where Is The Closest Airport?
Our area is serviced by McGhee-Tyson airport in Alcoa, Tennessee which is approximately 40 miles from Gatlinburg. Directions from the airport are as follows:
From the airport, you will need to turn right onto US-129 South/Alcoa Highway and make a u-turn to head north. Follow US-129 North/Alcoa Highway approximately 5.9 miles. Exit at TN-168 East/West Gov. John Sevier Highway. Stay straight and follow this road approximately 6.4 miles. Merge onto US-441 South/TN-71 via the ramp on the left. This ramp will enable you to merge into traffic on US-441 South/TN-71/Chapman Highway. Follow this road approximately 18.3 miles until it intersects with Forks Of The River Parkway. There is a traffic light at this intersection. At the light, turn right onto US-441/Forks Of The River Parkway. Continue to follow this road 13.2 miles into Gatlinburg. Turn left at traffic light #8 in Gatlinburg. Go straight down Dollywood Ln. which will turn into Veteran’s Blvd. Our sign will be on your right.
Are You Close To The Attractions?
Yes, our Gatlinburg cabins and condos are just minutes from action-packed downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge but they are tucked away enough to give you the privacy and relaxation you deserve during your vacation.
What Do I Need To Bring?
A hairdryer, your toiletries, an iron and ironing board, all food items including spices, condiments, foil and plastic wrap, coffee filters, a blender, extra paper towels and garbage bags, bottled water, charcoal and lighter fluid, kindling, matches or a lighter, extra blankets and pillows, a baby crib and laundry detergent (if your unit has a washer & dryer). We also suggest that you pack a first aid kit and a flashlight which will be helpful if your mountain experiences a power outage.
What Do You Provide?
We will provide towels, bed linens, toilet paper, one roll of paper towels, dish soap, detergent for the dishwasher and starter supplies of kitchen garbage bags and hand soap for the bathrooms.
What About Fishing?
Fishing is available at the bottom of many of the mountains on which our cabins and chalets are located. A fishing license is required for all non-residents of Tennessee who are 9 years of age and older. Permits are available at Gatlinburg’s City Hall, the Gatlinburg Welcome Center and Ace Hardware on Hwy 321. Fishing is prohibited on Thursdays. A trout fishing brochure detailing stream locations is available at the Gatlinburg Welcome Center or by calling City Hall at 865-436-1400.
When Can We See Fall Colors And When Does It Snow?
The fall colors usually peak anywhere from mid to late October and last into the beginning of November; it just depends upon the amount of rainfall we get and the temperatures leading up to the season.
If you want to see snow, your best bet is to visit anywhere between Christmas and the end of February. Significant snowfall is most likely to occur in January and February. Our area is not known for being blanketed in snow throughout the winter. When it does snow, it does not stick around for long.
Will We See Bears At Our Cabin?
It’s possible but not likely. Once in a blue moon, a guest will say that he or she saw a bear, but the mountains on which our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals are located are not known for being populated with them. You will most likely see wild turkeys, raccoons and other less intimidating forms of wildlife. If you want to see bears, we suggest that you go into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park or visit the black bear habitat at Ober Gatlinburg ski resort.
What Is The Difference Between A Chalet and a Log Cabin?
Chalets are traditionally wood or cedar-sided homes and their interiors can feature accents of wood and drywall. In our area, chalets are not necessarily constructed with wood or cedar siding; they are often just regular homes that are nestled in the mountains. Log homes are constructed out of logs and feature them both inside and outside; they tend to feature limited amounts of drywall inside. We are proud to say that all of our Smoky Mountain cabin and chalet rentals are either traditional chalets or log homes.
Where Can We Get Our Marriage License?
You can apply online or visit one of the designated offices in the area.
Sevierville Court House
125 Court Avenue
Sevierville, TN 37862
Office Hours: Monday – Thursday 8am
to 4:30pm and Friday 8am to 6pm
300 Pine Mountain Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Office Hours: Saturday 9am to 5pm
405 Reagan Drive
Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Office Hours: Mondays and Fridays 8:30am to 4pm, Wednesdays 8:30 to 12pm and Saturdays 9am to 1pm
Can You Suggest Some Great Restaurants And Attractions?
Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are packed with wonderful restaurants and places to visit. We are not affiliated with any of the places we are about to mention; they are just some of our personal favorites.
Our favorite Gatlinburg restaurants include The Peddler, Best Italian, Smoky Mountain Brewery, The Pear Tree Cafe and Desserts & More. All of them offer wonderful food and casual atmospheres. When we are in Pigeon Forge, we like to go to Johnny Carino’s, La Carreta Mexican Restaurant and the Chop House, which is actually located at the largest outlet mall in Sevierville.
As for the attractions, you cannot go wrong by hiking in the National Park. Stop by the Sugarlands Visitor Center which is two miles south of traffic light 10 in Gatlinburg. Tell a member of the staff the distance, degree of difficulty and what you want to see on your hike and they will suggest a trail for you. Kids of all ages will enjoy Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg and Dollywood in Pigeon Forge. The Jurassic Jungle Boat in Pigeon Forge is one of the newer Smoky Mountain attractions in the area. It features dinosaurs, jungles, caves, waterfalls and geysers; it’s a great way to cool off and rest your aching feet while occupying the little ones. WonderWorks is a fun, interactive place for the entire family. Be prepared to spend a few hours there; you won’t regret it. The Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge offers a great dinner show, but you will need to make reservations for it. If you are looking to take a trip down memory lane, then be sure to catch a show at the Memories Theater in Pigeon Forge.
If your questions were not answered on this page, do not hesitate to e-mail or call us. We want you to be well-informed and comfortable with your decision to stay in one of our Gatlinburg cabins or Pigeon Forge cabins.