As if topping the charts and being an all-around legend wasn’t enough, Dolly Parton gave us the gift of Dollywood. Surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, the theme park is chock-full of coasters, slides, and little thrills for all ages and sizes. Pigeon Forge itself is a force to be reckoned with; this entertainment hotspot is packed with further amusements, saloons, and spectacles not limited to Dolly Parton’s Stampede. Check into downtown digs or cast the net a fraction wider and score your own Tennessee Mountain Home. These Airbnbs near Dollywood guarantee a rockin’ good time for groups and couples.
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Right on the border of Pigeon Forge, this glamorous vacation home is seven miles from the theme park. Appointed as per a modern farmhouse style, the interiors are heavy on the wood and stone. The three largest bedrooms overlook the mountains while guests who draw the short straw can lap up the mountain scenery from the indoor pool. Other bonuses include a private Jacuzzi, billiards room, and cinema. Accommodating 14 guests, this is one of the best Airbnbs close to Dollywood for larger groups.
Fourteen guests, six bedrooms Price: $764 per night
Fifteen minutes from Pigeon Forge, this mountaintop cabin is the perfect base for combining the amusements with Appalachian Tennessee. Rental is inclusive of the gazebo from where you can catch sublime sunsets and perhaps even a glimpse of a bear. The grounds also feature a private Jacuzzi, swing, and landscaped garden with a wishing well while the living room has a darts board. This is exactly the kind of Airbnb near Dollywood you’ll want to revisit and experience all four seasons.
Occupying an elevated spot above its neighbors, this upscale log cabin grants staggering mountain vistas and epic sunsets. Hop in the Jacuzzi at golden hour and keep your eyes peeled for the oft-spotted black bears. One of the bedrooms doubles up as a games room where you’ll find a pool table and air hockey. Ideal for a duo of couples, additional guests may be accommodated via sleeper sofas and trundle beds. Dolly Parton’s Stampede is a five-minute Uber ride or an easy drive via paved roads.
This pet-friendly cabin rental ticks all the boxes for a dynamic Smoky Mountains escape. Slap-bang in the heart of town, the cabin is equipped with a hot tub, an arcade zone, and a complete kitchen. Besides hitting up all the nearby amusements – Dollywood, Ripley’s, and The Island to name a few – guests receive complimentary admission to the seasonal resort pool. Dogs receive the red carpet treatment with their own set of feeders and leashes.
Ten minutes from Dollywood, this new mountainside cabin gives you front-row seats to the summer fireworks. This luxury pad comes with all the trimmings including a movie lounge, games room, and mountain-view hot tub. A 10-foot climbing wall is the icing on the cake while kids will be enthralled by the loft den – strictly off-bounds to adults. Workin’ nine to five? The cabin is rigged with blazing Wi-Fi to keep you connected or ensure seamless streaming while enjoying a night in.
Twelve guests, four bedrooms Price: $578 per night
Drenched in natural light, this downtown Pigeon Forge vacation home features triple-story windows and a private deck. Pop open a bottle of fizz in the evening and warm up in the forest-view hot tub before readying the snooker table for a friendly tournament. The master suite comes with a deluxe corner tub for loosening up any aches acquired at the park. Located in a resort complex, there are zero risky roads to contend with and many of the best taverns and pancake spots are walkable.
Peeking out of the foliage, this secluded studio cabin on stilts immerses you in the raw beauty of the Appalachian forest. Although compact on the inside, the views from the deck stretch for miles, with a private hot tub and swing seat to make the most of the landscape. A peek-a-boo kitchen contains an oven and stove while the jetted bath is a perk after hiking and ziplining. Only five miles from Pigeon Forge, Dollywood is a 15-minute drive away.
Two guests, one bedroom (studio) Price: $239 per night
Hardly a humble treehouse, this unique Airbnb is a treetop village comprising four chalets linked by bridges. Crafted from scratch by a longtime Disney artist and his equally imaginative family, the home rises 50 feet above the forest floor and smudges the line between indoor and outdoor living. Two kitchens supply practicality, freestanding tubs and a Jacuzzi add luxury, while a spiral staircase and hammocks bring a touch of whimsy. Fifteen minutes from Dollywood, back roads to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg spare you the traffic.
Sixteen+ guests, four bedrooms Price: $1,138 per night
Fifteen minutes from Dollywood, this dreamy cabin will banish any ounce of stress. Designed for a couples’ getaway or a honeymoon, the open-concept living space is spruced up with a deluxe spa bath in front of the fireplace. Slip out onto the deck and you’ll find a private hot tub plus a fire pit ready for stargazing. Days at the theme parks of Pigeon Forge may be broken up with hiking, ziplining, and waiting for a bear to wander through the yard.
Two guests, one bedroom (studio) Price: $345 per night
Less than ten minutes from Dollywood and Dolly Parton’s Stampede, this gorgeous cabin mimics the natural world through the hefty use of marble, wood, leather, and stone. The wood-burning fireplace and faux-fur throws bring a hygge finish. Downtime may be enjoyed lingering over coffee on the porch swing, sharing s’mores around the fire pit, or bubbling in the secluded hot tub. Convenient for Pigeon Forge, this is a cracking vacation home for amusements and exploring the Smokies.
Eight guests, three bedrooms Price: $258 per night
Overlooking Gatlinburg Golf Course, this contemporary condo is your own little Fairway to Heaven. The Dollywood entrance is three miles away while Parkway is within walking distance. Beautifully furnished with minimal fuss, the Airbnb has a state-of-the-art kitchen, whirlpool bathtub, and private balcony frequented by birds. In addition to the master bedroom, there’s extra sleeping on the pull-out couch. Guests are permitted to use all resort facilities including two swimming pools, a shared Jacuzzi, and a barbecue station.