7 Best Affordable Cabins in Pigeon Forge, Surrounding Areas

cabin in the mountains during the winter time

Most of the cabins on our list, like Mountains, Memories and S'more average right around $150 per night (photos courtesy of VRBO)

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Renting a cabin in the Smokies can be a great way to enjoy some quality time with people you love. But let’s be honest, renting a cabin in Pigeon Forge or nearby areas like Gatlinburg can be a bit cost-prohibitive.

However, I believe that everyone deserves to enjoy a quality cabin experience without breaking the bank.

This is why I put together the ultimate list of the most affordable cabins in the Smokies.

These beautiful rentals near Pigeon Forge offer the best bang for your buck without skimping on quality. I wouldn’t call them cheap. Call them “budget-friendly cabins”, if you will.

Some of these affordable Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge cabins even feature private club-level neighborhood benefits like community pools and tennis courts. Plus, most are conveniently located near popular local attractions and area walking trails.

Remember, for the most savings and best deals, try booking during the “off-season” (January-February).

Without further ado, here are some of the most affordable cabin rentals in Pigeon Forge – with a few in the surrounding areas – for your next Smoky Mountain vacation.

Remember, if you’re not seeing the perfect cabin for you, there are several more options on trusted sites like VRBO.

Read Also: Cabins in Gatlinburg TN: Top Rentals, Tips on Renting the Perfect Cabin


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Mountains Memories and S'more - cabin in mountains in winter with hot tub and pool table
This special cabin offers privacy, stunning scenery and incredible mountain views (photos courtesy of VRBO)

1. Mountains, Memories and S’more

Sleeps 6 in Sevierville, avg. $154 per night

First, we have Mountains, Memories and S’more, a romantic getaway with mountain views.

This cabin offers a charming and private Smoky Mountain escape.

Mountain Memories and S’more provides all the privacy you need for a perfect family vacation, honeymoon or anniversary retreat.

This two-story log cabin is set up with openness and convenience. You’ll never want to leave, and the spectacular mountain view will capture your heart.

Relax in the living room on the new sofa or loveseat by the stacked stone fireplace or watch your favorite movies via the DVD player on the flat-screen television.

The main level living room has access to the back deck. The deck is equipped with two rockers to rock your cares away as well as a five-person hot tub that faces mountain views and beautiful sunsets.

The second floor features a queen bed, pool table, arcade machine and a second deck.

This beautiful cabin sleeps up to six people and is located just three miles from the heart of Pigeon Forge.

At the time of this writing, Mountains, Memories and S’more runs at an average of $154 per night. Visit VRBO to learn more and view availability.

Valerie's Beary Tale in mountains with fall colors, hot tub and cozy bed
Valerie’s Beary Tale is beautifully decorated (photos courtesy of VRBO)

2. Valeria’s Beary Tale

Sleeps 4 in Gatlinburg, avg. $153 per night

This cozy 550 sq ft cabin is ideal for couples and small families who love a beautiful cabin at an affordable price.

Amenities include a stone fireplace with gas logs, an oversized Jacuzzi tub, a covered hot tub, mountain views, cathedral ceilings, a charcoal grill and a wrap-around deck.

Valeria’s Beary Tale sleeps up to four people (two kids and two adults) or three adults with two bedrooms and two full baths.

At the time of this writing, Valeria’s Beary Tale runs at an average of $153 per night with an excellent 5-star rating.

Read Also: 9 Best Gatlinburg TN Cabins With Hot Tubs for Any Budget (2023)

Shiner's Shack tiny cabin in newport tn
Shiner’s Shack is a tiny cabin located a bit further from town for those looking for a more authentic mountain experience (photos courtesy of VRBO)

3. Shiner’s Shack

Sleeps 3 in Newport, avg. $124 per night

Next, we have the Shiner’s Shack. After all, no affordable cabin list would be complete without a tiny cabin!

Shiner’s Shack offers a rustic experience in a secluded location off the beaten path in Newport. While it’s a great value, it is located approximately 35 minutes from Gatlinburg and 45 minutes from Pigeon Forge.

This tiny cabin features less than 200 sq ft of space and offers a private, cozy and rustic experience with comfort at an affordable rental rate overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains.

It features all the basic amenities you’d want for a weekend getaway, plus a hot tub, fire pit and charcoal grill.

Shiner’s Shack is fully equipped with a mini-fridge/freezer, stove, oven, small table with seating for two and a full-size bed. Shiner’s Shack sleeps up to two adults comfortably but does have a sofa.

At the time of this writing, Shiner’s Shack runs at an average of $124 per night and has an excellent 4.9-star rating on VRBO.

The Lexi cabin with red door and fireplace with hot tub
The Lexi is located at White Oak Resort (photos courtesy of VRBO)

4. Gatlinburg Makin’ Memories at White Oak Resort

Sleeps 6 in Gatlinburg, avg. $134 per night

Get ready for a memorable stay in this brand-new cabin conveniently located near downtown Gatlinburg.

The cabin features wood-paneled walls, an incredible amount of natural light, a stone fireplace and a full kitchen.

Also, as a White Oak Resort guest, you gain complimentary access to community amenities including a tennis court, gym, playground, walking path and swimming pools.

The Lexi sleeps up to six people with one king bed, two twin beds and one queen bed.

At the time of this writing, Gatlinburg Makin’ Memories runs at an average of $134 per night with a 4.3-star rating.

cabin listed on vrbo with hot tub and twin beds
This cabin is close to popular attractions like Dollywood (photos courtesy of VRBO)

5. Cabin 1/2 mile to Parkway

Sleeps 8 in Pigeon Forge, avg. $169 per night

This cabin is in a great location that is only a four-minute drive to the Old Mill or a 13-minute drive to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge.

It’s a rustic cabin that features a master suite with a king bed along with a queen sleeper sofa and a portable crib for a small child.

The lower level has a master suite with a king bed and another bathroom. The cabin also features two twin beds.

At the time of this writing, this cabin averages only $169 per night and has a 4.7-star rating on VRBO.

Reviews Matter
Reviews Matter is between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge (photos courtesy of VRBO)

6. Reviews Matter

Sleeps 6 in Gatlinburg, avg. $230 per night

Now we have Reviews Matter.

We aren’t sure if “Reviews Matter” is really the official name of this spacious cabin, but it made me chuckle so I’m just going to run with it.

This massive cabin features 1600 sq ft of space with two bedrooms – with one king bed and one queen bed – with two full baths.

It is located right off of The Spur in Chalet Village between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, behind the Gatlinburg Welcome Center where guests can catch the trolley and ride around town.

It features three decks and gorgeous mountain views with a fully stocked kitchen, cathedral wood ceilings, a fireplace, stainless steel appliances and smart TVs.

Guests will also enjoy access to Chalet Village amenities including two swimming pools, a fitness room, a tennis court, a basketball hoop and a playground for kids.

This cabin sleeps six and is big enough to accommodate a large family on a tight vacation budget.

At the time of this writing, Reviews Matter runs at an average of $230 per night and has an exceptional 5-star rating.

PS: After your stay, you might want to leave a review. Something tells me it will be appreciated.

A downtown cabin in Gatlinburg, TN (photos courtesy of VRBO)
This downtown cabin in Gatlinburg, TN is in an ideal location (photos courtesy of VRBO)

7. Downtown Cabin with Hot Tub

Sleeps 8 in Gatlinburg, avg. $249 per night

I was so intrigued by this one that I had to see it for myself. My husband and I spent a weekend in this cute little cabin a couple of years ago.

So we can personally vouch for the location. It is located in the heart of Gatlinburg, and you can easily walk to most major downtown Gatlinburg area attractions.

It features a huge private two-story wrap-around balcony with a private hot tub and city views, right along the main strip.

Plus, on special occasions, you can even sit on the balcony and watch Space Needle firework displays.

At the time of this writing, this Downtown Cabin runs at an average of $249 per night. This is quite the bargain – especially considering all of the money you’re going to save avoiding over-priced Gatlinburg parking lots.

Visit VRBO to learn more about this Downtown Cabin or view current pricing and the property’s availability.

We hope you enjoyed our list of affordable Tennessee cabins! Let us know your favorites in the comments below. And enjoy your trip to The Smokies!

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Morgan Overholt

Morgan is the founder Morgan Media LLC, a graphic design agency and the co-founder of TheSmokies.com LLC – a media company that specializes in regional travel sites.

2 thoughts on “7 Best Affordable Cabins in Pigeon Forge, Surrounding Areas”

  1. My husband and I stayed at number 4 “Meant to be” cabin in May for 2 weeks and we loved it. The cabin is beautiful, the bed is so comfortable to the point we purchased one for our home.
    I would definitely stay there again.

  2. Number 3 Meant to be is a wonderful stay. My husband and I rented this cabin in May for 2 weeks. Loved it!

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