Plan a Winter Wonderland Vacation: Your Guide to Staying in a Winter Cabin Rental and Experiencing Downtown Pigeon Forge

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November 21, 2022

Winter is a magical time of year in the Smoky Mountains! There are so many fun things to do in the area, especially during the winter months. Make your vacation complete by staying in a cabin rental in Pigeon Forge. Here is your guide to staying in a winter cabin rental and experiencing downtown Pigeon Forge:

Surround Yourself with Nature

hot tub at bearly cabin with trees in background

The best way to surround yourself with nature is to reserve a cozy cabin to return to after experiencing a day of fun in downtown Pigeon Forge. A cabin stay in the Smoky Mountains is perfect for getting you in the right mindset on your vacation. Be surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. You’ll love having a place to retreat back after exploring the busy streets in downtown Pigeon Forge. Smoky Mountain cabins are known for their unique craftsmanship and amazing amenities like hot tubs, game rooms, and more! Warm up by your cabin fireplace and listen to the sounds of nature. A cabin rental is so much better than staying in a busy hotel!


Winterfest only comes around once a year in the Smokies! This annual event celebrates the start of the winter season. It starts in November and runs through February. During this magical event, experience more than 6 million holiday lights scattered around the city. You will feel like you are stepping into a winter wonderland. Do you want to walk around and see all the lights? If so, check out the Winterfest Wonders of Light Walking Trail. If you are more interested in driving, try out the Winterfest Driving Tour of Lights. Another great thing to do at Winterfest is to visit The Island in downtown Pigeon Forge. Walk around this massive destination and experience holiday decorations and music at every corner. There are plenty of shops to check out featuring holiday specials.

Visit Some Winter Themed Attractions

Pigeon Forge Snow

The winter season brings about images of snow and holiday cheer! A great place to visit around this time of year in downtown Pigeon Forge is Christmas Place. This large store features Christmas gifts and collectibles. Shop around this beautifully decorated store and pick out some treats. Do you want to go sledding down a snowy hill? Visit the large indoor snow park called Pigeon Forge Snow. They have snow tubing plus an area to build snowmen and forts! Another fun attraction to try out is ice skating at The Mountain Mile in downtown Pigeon Forge. There they have a spacious ice skating rink where you can even rent skates on the premises. There are plenty of winter themed attractions to enjoy during your winter wonderland vacation!

The winter season is a one-of-a-kind experience in the Smokies. This guide provides you with some ideas on how to take full advantage of a cabin stay and all the fun activities to do in downtown Pigeon Forge. Start planning your winter wonderland vacation today by browsing all our Pigeon Forge cabin rentals. Have a magical time this winter season in the Smokies!