My Pigeon Forge Vacation
My amazing family trip to Pigeon Forge, TN has provided a lifetime of memories. I am going to give you every detail of my vacation so sit back, get comfortable and enjoy the slide show (ha, ha). Yes, I still remember when people would travel all over the country and then force friends and family to sit through 200 slides projected on the wall. Well fortunately, you do not have to endure that, rather, you can read as much or as little as you want, and do it any time you want. My story will always be here for you to enjoy.
One of the most striking features of Pigeon Forge is all of the cabins. There are all types: modern or rustic, real logs, big, small, some have pools, some have amazing views, and all have a charm that you cannot find anywhere else in the world. We stayed in a Pigeon Forge Airbnb cabin that was awesome. It had four bedrooms, a loft with a pool table and arcade game, a movie theater room with reclining chairs, and a poker/game table. It had real logs for the walls, a hot tub on the deck and a nice yard for our pet dog.
During our stay in Pigeon Forge we had to go to Dollywood. For those who have never visited the area this is a must. Dollywood has some great roller coasters, live shows with great singers, and lots to do. Make sure you ride the real steam engine train. You may get a little soot on you but it is totally worth it. And you absolutely must try the cinnamon bread. It is the best that I have ever had.
While you are in the Smoky Mountains, you really have to go for a hike. There are trails from a half mile long to lengths for an all day hike if that is what you are into. We hiked to the top of Mt. Leconte which has an amazing view of the entire county. Take plenty of water with you, and depending on the season remember that it gets cold as you go higher.
There are many restaurants in the area for every taste and budget. Some of the newer ones are owned by famous chefs, but there are plenty of less famous but very tasty places. The Local Goat is very popular for various meals and great burgers.