Cabins USA Logo
Loading Page
(800) 583-6168
Cabins USA Availability Search Icon Availability Search Small Icon

A Guide to a Fun Guy's Weekend in the Smoky Mountains

Blog Home : Category Posts : Our Guide to a Fun Guy's Weekend in the Smoky Mountains

Going away for a long weekend with the guys is a time-honored tradition, and there's arguably no better place than Pigeon Forge and the surrounding area for your destination when you want to enjoy the natural scenery.

However, there's a right way and a wrong way to handle your trip, which is why we're taking the time to share our guide to a fun guy's weekend in the Smoky Mountains you'll never forget!

Laying the Groundwork

While you might feel like winging it for your trip, the truth is you'll get a lot more out of your vacation by planning a little with the boys. Do you want to escape into the mountains? Are you interested in exploring the nightlife?

These and other questions need answers before you're ready to indulge in any of the fun things to do on the weekend while staying in the Smoky Mountains.

Choose Your Cabin

There are deals for hotels available all the time, but if you want to experience an authentic Smoky Mountains experience, you need to stay in a cabin. Fortunately, there's a cabin rental for nearly every occasion, making it simple to pick one that's the perfect fit for your plans.

If you and your guests love hunting and fishing, then you'll want a cabin that places you in the forests or mountains, where it's quiet and keeps you feeling close to nature. Pair your stay with a visit to the local range to practice your shot, and you've got the makings of a fun experience.

Even better, you'll have plenty of chances to unwind back at your cabin, depending on the amenities you go for, such as our game room cabins or our hot tub cabins. Alternatively, you and the boys might want to experience the nightlife or remain close to top area attractions.

In that case, a cabin stay near downtown Pigeon Forge would be the perfect option. Whatever rental you choose, make it one that fits your plans. Below are some amenities and features you'll want to have:

  • Wi-Fi
  • Premium view
  • Full kitchen
  • Deck
  • And more!

Indulge in a Shot of Adrenaline

When it comes to Pigeon Forge vacation ideas, trying out adrenaline-pumping activities must be at or near the top of your list. Fortunately, there are several options available near your future cabin.

There's nothing like going on a whitewater rafting expedition in the Little Pigeon Forge River when the weather's nice. With class three and class four rapids possible, you'll have plenty of fun while remaining safe.

If you prefer staying dry, then a fun trip through the tree line might be more your speed. There are dozens of ziplining courses spread throughout the area, each with its unique views and difficulty rating.

Another option to consider is indoor skydiving. While not as adrenaline-heavy as the real thing, it's much safer and leaves you plenty of time to explore other options. The best thing about going to the extreme in the mountains is there's always something new to try, so don't be afraid to explore.

Speaking of Shots…

There's nothing like enjoying drinks with your friends, which Tennessee takes seriously. Consider going on a distillery tour or simply browse the options for something to take back home during your stay.

We recommend trying the Ole Smoky Tennessee tour, where you'll get to sample the moonshine, enjoy delicious food, and be surrounded by live music for a fun time.

If moonshine isn't your group's thing, there are several wineries in the area, and there are dozens of craft beers and other drink options. Find the location that appeals most and enjoy time with your closest friends.

Don't Forget the Food

Pigeon Forge and the surrounding area also take their food seriously. From down-home Southern cooking to Asian fusion, you and your friends will have your pick of options. Some of our favorites are:

    • Blue Moose
    • Funky Buddha
    • Local Goat
    • The Old Mill Restaurant

If that's not enough, there are even more options in downtown Gatlinburg and other nearby towns.

Embrace Your Inner Tourist

Sometimes, the best things to try are the ones that every tourist wants to try. Have you always wanted to find out why they get so many visitors? Make your next trip the perfect opportunity to find out! Some ideas to get you started include but aren't limited to:

      • Dollywood
      • Titanic Museum
      • Wonderworks
      • Ober Gatlinburg
      • Anakeesta
      • Great Smoky Mountains National Park

If you feel like combining some of our ideas into one, you'll want to try out one of the many live dinner shows like Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud or the Pirates Voyage and Dinner show for the perfect combination of food and entertainment.

Taking the Next Step

Now that you have a solid idea of how to proceed with your plans, the only thing left is to figure out what the group likes and reserve one of our beautiful Pigeon Forge cabins for the perfect guy's weekend in the Smoky Mountains!

Recent Articles

Pigeon Forge Staycation: How To Have Fun

How to Have a Fun Staycation in Pigeon Forge

You can still make fun memories when you can't travel far. Find out how to have a fun staycation in Pigeon Forge with your loved ones.
Planning A Weekend Getaway For Couples In Pigeon Forge

How to Plan a Weekend Getaway for Couples in Pigeon Forge

Treat your sweetheart to an unforgettable trip by trying our ideas for the best weekend getaways for couples in Pigeon Forge!
Best Meals To Cook On Vacation In The Smoky Mountains

Best Meals to Cook on Vacation in the Smoky Mountains

Save your money for fun and adventure in a cabin rental that lets you do all the cooking. Start with our picks for the best meals to cook on vacation!


Fall In The Great Smoky Mountains | Pigeon Forge | Gatlinburg

Fall Activities

Check out the many activities to do in the fall in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Townsend, Wears Valley, and Sevierville. - read more...
Pigeon Forge Happening Now

Pigeon Forge Happening Now

We've got news, events, and tips to make your vacation in Pigeon Forge and the Smoky Mountains better than ever! Check - read more...
Smoky Mountain Vacation Tips

Smoky Mountain Vacation Tips

Tennessee Smoky Mountain vacation tips great for planning your family vacation, honeymoon or group getaway in the Smok - read more...
Smoky Mountains Blog | Whats Happening Now

Smoky Mountains - Happening Now

Smoky Mountains blog posts covering events before and as they happen throughout the Tennessee Smoky Mountains area. S - read more...

Please Note: Cabins USA LLC's, hereinafter referred to as Cabins USA, area information, area events, and blog pages are provided as a public service. Cabins USA does not endorse any of the products, vendors, consultants, or businesses referenced in these web pages. Any mention of vendors, products, businesses, or services on the Cabins USA web site is for informational purposes only. Users of this web site are responsible for checking the accuracy, completeness, currency and/or suitability of all information. The inclusion of this information does not imply endorsement by Cabins USA. Furthermore, specific questions regarding any content should be directed to the appropriate organization and not necessarily to Cabins USA.

Cabins USA Official Logo
star star star star star
2140 Parkway
Pigeon Forge, TN  37863
(865) 429-4121

VLS #157
Pigeon Forge Cabins
Guest Reservations
(800) 583-6168
2 Night Minimum

Cabins USA Help Icon
Copyright 2013-2023, Cabins USA LLC, Pigeon Forge, TN

Welcome to Cabins USA! We hope you enjoy your stay with us and look forward to helping you make incredible vacation memories. To help you navigate your Guest User account, we've provided a helpful guide to walk you through the process.

Creating an Account

Creating a guest account is as simple as submitting your email and creating a password. Keep in mind the email used to create your guest account must match the email provided on your reservation.

If a different email is on your reservation, you'll need to create a guest account with that email to manage the reservation.

When finished, an email will be sent to confirm your email address. Follow the steps in the email to complete the creation of your account.

Note: If you need to change the email address on your reservation, please contact the reservations office for further assistance.

Managing Your Account

Once your account is created, you can start managing your reservations. Your guest reservations will show as follows:

Click on the view button to get more details about each reservation. Within the reservation, you'll be able to do three things, which are:

Submit a Trouble Ticket

Click the report issue button for maintenance needs or other concerns during your stay. Briefly describe your issue, provide contact information, and submit up to 3 photos detailing your situation if applicable.

Submit Cancellation Request

This must be done before check-in and per our policies. Within the request, provide a reason for cancellation and click submit. After submitting your request, one of our reservationists must complete the cancellation process before your reservation is canceled.

Make a Payment

For future stays with a balance open, you can make credit card payments from $50 up to the total cost of the reservation.

Additional Information

If you have a future reservation and haven't completed the Express Check-In, please send your confirmation number and email used for the reservation to to request an invitation to complete the process.

After you've signed all reservation documents and paid the balance in full, you'll receive an email with your active stay information 8 hours prior to arrival, which includes the following:

Note: If the reservation documents have not been signed electronically and/or the balance has not been paid three days prior to arrival via the credit card on file, you must check in at our 2140 Parkway office. Our office hours are currently 8:00am - 10:00pm, Monday thru Sunday.

Contact Us

Didn't find the information you needed? Contact Us for further assistance with your reservation or guest account.

Thank you for choosing us for your Smoky Mountain vacation! We look forward to helping you make your dream vacation a reality!

Warm regards,

Cabins USA

Interested in receiving our newsletter? Simply provide your full name and email address in these fields to begin receiving information. By doing so, you can learn about special promotions and events in the Smoky Mountains!

We respect our customer's privacy and feel it is disrespectful to bombard anyone with emails. We treat all information that customers share with us as private and confidential. Cabins USA never shares this information with third party sites.

Arrival Date: Mandatory, select or enter date you will arrive (MM/DD/YYYY)

Nights: Mandatory, select or enter the number of Nights you will be staying with us

Promotional Code: Must enter a valid code

Optional Search Items: (Amenties, Cities, etc)
Below are several boxes in which you can either select from a drop down list or click on a check box to the left of an item to select.

Changing the contents of any drop down list or selecting/deselecting a check box will broaden or narrow the number of properties displayed by your search. You don't have to wait until the search completes to select/deselect items for your perfect search.

You must hit the SEARCH button to start your first search. It is unnecessary to hit the SEARCH button after doing your first search, unless you changed to another web page, changed the Arrival Date or number of Nights.

Add to Favorites: As you visit individual property pages or pages with listings of several properties on them, you have the option to click on the "+ Favorites" for each particular property, which automatically adds the property to your list of Favorites for consideration. The number next to the Favorites tab, left sidebar, will increase up to 99 possible Favorites. When ready, click on the Favorites tab to view a list of your selected Favorites.

Remove from Favorites: You may de-select (remove) properties from your Favorites you no longer wish to consider by either clicking on the minus icon to the right or by clicking on the "- Favorites" displayed on property list pages and each property details page for properties listed in your Favorites.

Compare Favorites: Click in the check boxes to the left of the property name, in your Favorites, you wish to compare. No more than 3 boxes may be selected at one time. When ready, hit the Compare button for a comparison of the 3 selected properties.

Follow the above "Remove from Favorites" instructions to remove a property from the comparison and your Favorites.

To add another property from your Favorites list for comparison, click the check box to the left of the property name in your Favorites and hit the Compare button.

Repeat the above steps to find your ultimate vacation accommodations. Need assistance or have questions, please give us a call so we may better serve you!

View List: Displays a full list of all your Favorites with some details.

Remove All: Clears all properties from your Favorites so you may start over.