Incredible view of the fall colors near Pigeon Forge.
September 14, 2015

Looking for a way to have some fun between the end of summer and the start of the holiday season? Invite your friends and family to join you for a fall vacation in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee! With breathtaking scenery around every corner and a variety of seasonal festivals and activities, autumn is one of the very best times to visit the Great Smoky Mountains.

We offer a variety of large cabins for rent in Pigeon Forge TN that will provide you with everything you need for a spectacular fall vacation. Here are five great tips for making the most of your autumn getaway in the Smokies:  

1. Streamline the Planning Process

The process of planning a vacation with your extended family or a group of friends can be made simpler if you go about it in an organized way. Create one message that includes all of the details about the vacation. Send out the message via email and as a message on Facebook or other social media sites. Remember to mail out copies if you have friends or family members who aren’t online or internet savvy. Ask people to RSVP by email or phone. Be flexible about making changes to accommodate people’s schedules.

2. Find a Cabin That’s Perfect for Your GroupFall colors visible from the deck of Grand View Lodge, one of our large cabins for rent in Pigeon Forge TN.

Here at Large Cabin Rentals, we have a wide selection of spacious cabins to suit groups and families of all sizes. You can find vacation rentals that sleep anywhere from 14 to 74 guests! Our cabins come equipped with a variety of amenities to keep everyone comfortable and entertained. Just a few of the features that you can find are fireplaces, pool tables, charcoal grills, home theater systems, hot tubs, and satellite TV. Browse our complete selection of large cabins for rent in Pigeon Forge TN to find one that’s just right for your fall trip to the Smokies!

3. View the Spectacular Fall Foliage

There’s no better place than Pigeon Forge to really take in the grandeur of autumn. While you’ll be able to enjoy some great views right from your cabin, there are certain spots that are known for their exceptional beauty, especially in the fall. The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at The Island is one of the most convenient places to get a panoramic view of the whole region. Another way to find some amazing views and photo opps is to drive the loop road around Cades Cove, one of the most scenic spots in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Other excellent locations for viewing the fall colors include:

  • Clingmans Dome
  • Wonders of Flight Hot Air Balloon Ride
  • The Gatlinburg Space Needle
  • Newfound Gap Road
  • Legacy Mountain Ziplines
  • Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area
  • Five Oaks Riding Stables
  • Tree Tops Ropes Course

Waterfall with fall leaves near Pigeon Forge.4. Enjoy Fall Events in the Pigeon Forge Area

There are lots of activities and special events happening in the Pigeon Forge area during the fall. You can learn about local arts and crafts and do some shopping at the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair, which runs from October 8 through October 25, 2015. OktOBERfest at Ober Gatlinburg is a month long celebration of Bavarian style food, music, and culture. If you enjoy gospel music, Dollywood hosts the National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration throughout October. If you visit the Smoky Mountains in the late fall, you can get a head start on your holiday shopping and enjoy the LED lights on display with an old fashioned trolley ride.

(See Related: How to Plan Thanksgiving in a Large Pigeon Forge Cabin Rental)  

5. Remember That Everyone Has a Different Idea of the Perfect Vacation

When you vacation with a large group, keep in mind that people will have different needs and preferences. Some people may want to spend the time relaxing on your cabin’s deck, while others may be gung ho about going on long hikes, ziplining tours, and other adventurous activities. The good thing about renting a large cabin is that there’s plenty of room to let everyone do his or her own thing. It’s nice to plan some big group activities and have meals together, but you should also leave room for individual preferences.

Our large cabins for rent in Pigeon Forge TN have everything you need for relaxation and entertainment this fall. See how much you can save by choosing a luxury cabin instead of a hotel with our handy Pigeon Forge vacation calculator!