Pigeon Forge is a town and mountain resort in East Tennessee. At a Pigeon Forge vacation rental you’ll be close to some special landscapes, with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park minutes away. It’s a lovely place for outdoor recreation, and there are plenty of attractions to keep the whole family entertained.
With the Great Smoky Mountains National Park no more than five miles from vacation accommodation in Pigeon Forge, you’ll have a great opportunity to get out and experience this huge unspoiled expanse of stunning natural scenery. It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site that covers more than half a million acres and is visited more than any other national park in the country. The vast majority of the terrain here is forested, with a significant proportion of that consisting of centuries-old woodland.
There are many trails to be found inside the park and easily reached from Pigeon Forge, with all kinds of terrains to encounter. One excursion would be to head for Clingman’s Dome, which, at more than 2,000 metres, is the highest peak in the park, and sits about 30 miles south of Pigeon Forge self-catering accommodation. Meanwhile the Pigeon River is a great spot for water-based activities in summer, with white-water rafting on offer.
Perhaps the most famous attraction near Pigeon Forge vacation rentals is Dollywood, country music star Dolly Parton’s theme park. It’s a fun-packed and slightly kitschy day out, with more than 26 rides set across 50 acres that include ten different themed areas. New rides and shows are established every year at this burgeoning attraction and there are various festivals held here, including a special Christmas calendar of events.
The city of Knoxville is only about 30 miles from Pigeon Forge self-catering accommodation. 30 years ago it played host to the World’s Fair, and there are a number of remnants from this event, including the towering Sunsphere. Many of the structures can be found in World’s Fair Park, while the Old City is where you’ll discover the Knoxville’s beautiful 19th Century architecture.
The wide variety of elevations around self-catering vacation rentals in Pigeon Forge ensure a varied climate. In general there’s warm weather in the summer months, and mild or cool conditions in winter. On the higher ground there’s always more precipitation, and winter temperatures can sink below freezing and bring snow.
If you’re getting to a Pigeon Forge vacation rental from the UK, you can fly to Atlanta (ATL) with British Airways or Delta from London Heathrow (LHR), and then Delta Air Lines offers connecting flights to McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) in Knoxville, 30 miles to the northwest of your holiday destination.