A delicious roast turkey and other Thanksgiving dishes on a table.

6 Steps for Making the Most of Your Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge TN

Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals has everything you need for a wonderful Thanksgiving celebration in the Smokies! Here are six steps for making the most of your Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge TN:

1. Invite Your Family and Friends as Early as Possible

Thanksgiving is a busy time of year where folks like to make their plans well in advance, so be sure to allow plenty of time to invite your family and friends to Pigeon Forge. Sending out invitations early also gives you an idea of the appropriate size cabin to book. Whether reserving a 2 bedroom cabin for a small family gathering or a 3 + bedroom cabin for a larger Thanksgiving reunion, Aunt Bug’s is guaranteed to have exactly what you’re looking for.

2. Determine How Long You Will Stay

Since many people are lucky enough to have several days off from work over the Thanksgiving holiday, coordinate a schedule with all of your guests so you can plan exactly how many days to spend in Pigeon Forge. If you have family members who are coming from across the country, you will have to factor their travel schedule into your plans. However, even if the whole gang can’t stay for the full Thanksgiving getaway, rest assured that there is plenty for you to enjoy while you stay a few extra days in the area!

3. Plan Your Thanksgiving MealHappy family gathered around the table for a Thanksgiving meal.

Of course, one of the highlights of your Thanksgiving celebration is the meal itself! Be sure to plan your Thanksgiving dinner so that you have everything you need for the big day. Our cabins feature full kitchens that have all the amenities necessary to prepare the meal and store all those delicious leftovers. If you want to save time, pick up a turkey and all the fixin’s at one of our local grocery stores. If you prefer to dine out on Thanksgiving, many area restaurants serve special holiday meals, such as the Applewood Farmhouse and the Old Mill Restaurant.

4. Enjoy Seasonal Events and Activities

The great thing about spending Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge TN is that there is an incredible variety of activities to enjoy in the area! Start your holiday shopping at the Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show, which offers plenty of unique gifts. Speaking of the holidays, the Pigeon Forge Trolley Tour of Lights is a fantastic way to view the city’s dazzling Christmas light displays. If you want to take a hike to work off that Thanksgiving meal, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to many excellent trails.

5. Take Advantage of Your Cabin’s Amenities

One of the highlights of your Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge is sure to be your cabin rental. Many of our guests tell us that they could have enjoyed their entire getaway without leaving the comfort of their cabin! Relax in the warmth of the hot tub on your private deck as you view the gorgeous mountain scenery, or kick back in front of a roaring fire as you play a board game with family members. Sometimes, it’s the quiet moments with your family that you remember the most from your holiday vacation.

Scenic photo of the Olf Mill in Pigeon Forge TN.6. Relax and Be Flexible

Your ultimate goal for your Thanksgiving vacation should be to relax and enjoy this unique time together with your family. Allow some flexibility in your plans as everyone might want to try out something different in Pigeon Forge. There is nothing wrong with splitting up the group for part of the day; just be sure that everyone has their cell phones with them so you can meet up later. Giving everyone the chance to do what they want will make your time together even more enjoyable.

To start planning your Thanksgiving in Pigeon Forge TN, check out our complete selection of cabin rentals in Pigeon Forge!