Local Attractions

Cades Cove

Townsend, Tennessee, where the cabin is located, is the closest community to the world famous Cades Cove. In just 20 minutes, you can be in the middle of some of the most spectacular views in the Eastern US. Photograph the wildlife, hike to Abrams falls, or bike around the eleven mile loop as you enjoy the scenic Smokies.

Cades Cove – The official government website for Cades Cove
Cades Cove Opportunities Plan – Dedicated to preserving and protecting the wildlife and scenic beauty of Cades Cove.
Smoky Photos – Free photos of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Pigeon Forge

If you prefer human interaction, take the 30 minute drive to Pigeon Forge. Shop in the many factory outlet stores, try bungee jumping for the first time, or take in a dinner show at the Dixie Stampede. If you like theme parks, then Dollywood is a must. With musical shows, fantastic games, and a plethora of rides, there’s something for everyone.

Pigeon Forge – Great information about Pigeon Forge attractions.
Dollywood – Dolly Parton’s Theme Park
Dixie Stampede – Dinner and an equine show.


Just ten minutes past Pigeon Forge is Gatlinburg. One of the most famous attractions there is the Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Other places to visit include Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort and the Space Needle that towers over downtown Gatlinburg.

Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies – America’s most visited aquarium.
Ober Gatlinburg – Ski resort and amusement park.
Chapel at the Park – Get married in beautiful Gatlinburg.