riverside cabin
May 27, 2021

If you’re looking to get away to the Smokies and spend some time surrounded by the sounds and sights of nature, then our riverside cabins are perfect for you. Located along the Pigeon River, these cabins offer a peaceful and relaxing atmosphere with the convenience of being only a short distance from the city. These cabins offer amenities and activities that you won’t find anywhere else. Here are 4 things to do at our Gatlinburg cabins by the river:

1. Take a Dip in the Water

You wouldn’t be taking full advantage of a riverside cabin if you didn’t take a dip in the water at some point! If you’re staying with us in the summer months, that Southern heat can get intense. Having the luxury of a beautiful, clean river right beside your cabin allows you to beat the summer heat in a fun way! Splash around with your family or just take a few minutes to float by yourself. After a long day exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park , it’ll feel so good to stick your feet in the water for a while and relax while listening to the sounds of the Smokies.

2. Go Fishing


Grab some bait and a pole and head down to the water to try and catch some fish! As long as you have a valid fishing license, you can try your luck at catching any of the fish living in the Pigeon River. If you’ve brought your kids, take them on their first fishing adventure and show them the ropes. There is nothing like snapping that photo of your kid with their first fish! Make some memories your family won’t forget when you stay at our cabins in Gatlinburg by the river.

3. Try Kayaking

Whether you’ve brought your own or you’ve rented kayaks, the Pigeon River has tons of great spots for you and your family to try out kayaking. If the water is calm by your cabin, you could even throw the kayaks in there and paddle around for a bit! Get a double kayak and take your kids out or take your own and soak in the sun for a bit. Either way, you’ll have an awesome time and feel super relaxed as you drift down the river, taking in the scenic views and listening to the water babble. Don’t forget your sunscreen!

4. Have a Riverside Picnic

bench by river

Grab some sandwich supplies, a blanket, a few cold drinks and set up for a lovely picnic by the river. It is so relaxing to lay on your blanket and take in the natural surroundings all while enjoying some tasty snacks. If you want to surprise your sweetheart, set up a romantic picnic by the river in the evenings, complete with candles and all their favorite foods and drinks. They will be so happy you thought of them and will love the beautiful atmosphere you’ve created! Don't miss out on these picnic spots in the Smoky Mountains either!

Now that you know all the things you can do at our Gatlinburg cabins by the river, you can start planning your next trip to the Smokies! Check out all of our riverside cabins and find the one that works best for you! We look forward to seeing you!

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