A few hours later and we arrived in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee! As we entered the town it was like we were in some childhood dream. There were so many fun activities for kids to do, or adults that want to get a little taste of their childhood again. Although it took a while to find our cabin up the steep and curvy mountain roads, we finally made it! The scenery was breathtaking as the view from the porch looked out over the Smokey Mountains, and the cabin itself was spacious and cozy. We stayed at the Sherwood Forest Resort Treehouse Cabin, and the pictures shown on the booking page do not do it justice. There was a wraparound porch with a jacuzzi and grill included, two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large kitchen that comfortably fit 6 people. They even had a pool table and PacMan game upstairs. It was a fantastic place to stay that I would definitely recommend.
After finally making our way to the cabin and settling in, we decided to go into town and have some tasty barbecue from Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que. We stuffed ourselves to the max, did some grocery shopping for lunch and dinner the next day, and headed back to the cabin where we had a relaxing night hanging out in the jacuzzi. The next day in Pigeon Forge was packed with adventure and fun. We started out the day with white water rafting on the Pigeon River! Although I do not have any pictures to share, it was tons of fun and something that I would love to do again. Next up, we headed across the border into North Carolina to do some hiking on the Appalachian Trail. It was a beautiful hike and I wish we had time to go farther. We hiked up the trail and ventured off the path a few times to get close to the water, which was so clear and blue! Everything seemed so clean and it was great to be out in the fresh air.
After a long and tiring day, we stopped to pick up some Red Bulls and headed back to the cabin to shower and grill up some dinner. Afterwards, we hit the town to get a little taste of childhood fun again. We went to the FunStop where we rode go karts and played games in the arcade. I even got a fun dip to snack on with part of my winning tickets. Overall, this was another successful stop on our journey as we continued on to New Orleans the following day.