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5 Free Things to Do When You Vacation at Our Affordable Cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge TN

Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains are one of the country’s most affordable vacation destinations! In addition to a great selection of reasonably priced cabin rentals, the area is also full of wonderful activities that you don’t need to spend a cent to enjoy. To help you make the most of your getaway, we have put together a guide to all of the best free things to do when you stay at our affordable cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge TN.

1. Visit the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community

If you want to see the work of some of the best artists in the Southeast, head to the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community. This 8-mile loop in Gatlinburg is lined with galleries, studios, and shops featuring products from over 120 different local artists and craftsmen. Visitors to the community will see an incredible collection of paintings, pottery, photography, wood carvings, and so much more. Of course, there are plenty of opportunities for souvenir buying, but browsing is completely free!

2. Go for a Scenic Drive

The Smoky Mountain area offers a number of excellent scenic drives that you will definitely want to take advantage of. Here is a quick look at some of our favorite auto tours:

  • Newfound Gap Road
  • Upper Tremont Road
  • Wears Valley Road
  • Cades Cove Loop Road
  • Foothills Parkway West
  • Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
  • Lyon Springs Road
  • Little River Road

3. Take Advantage of Free Attraction TicketsPhoto of Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies in Gatlinburg.

When you spend your vacation at our affordable cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge TN, you’ll receive a special gift from Amazing Views. Every night of your stay, you will get one free adult admission to the attraction of your choosing! Check out our Rewards Card page to see a complete list of the attractions you can visit for free.  

4. Sample Moonshine or Local Wine

Downtown Gatlinburg is home to a number of excellent moonshine distilleries that are always fun to visit. In addition to offering free moonshine samples, these distilleries frequently host live country and bluegrass concerts for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to stop by Ole Smoky Moonshine, Doc Collier Moonshine, and Sugarlands Distilling Company next time you’re on The Strip.

If you’re looking for a different type of adult beverage, check out the Rocky Top Wine Trail. When you visit Eagle Springs Winery, Hillside Winery, Apple Barn Winery, Mountain Valley Winery, and/or Sugarlands Cellars, you can sample a glass for free. If you get your Wine Trail Passport stamped at all of the locations, you’ll even get a few special gifts to take home!

The exterior of the American Dream cabin, located between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.5. Enjoy the Amenities at Your Cabin

While there are so many fantastic free things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, you can also have plenty of fun right at your cabin! Our properties come with plenty of great entertainment, such as game rooms, home theaters, wireless internet, and swimming pool access. Just sitting out on your deck and enjoying the majestic mountain views as you lean back in a rocking chair or soak in the hot tub is a spectacular way to spend an afternoon.

To start planning your vacation, check out our complete selection of affordable cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge TN!