Peak Smokies Fun Starts At Dollywood And Ends With A Home In Pigeon Forge

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It’s charming. It’s magical. It’s perfectly nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Ever been to Dollywood? For those who haven’t, Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountains amusement park is the top destination for family vacations in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. But there’s more to Pigeon Forge than Dollywood’s Splash Country. The town is ideal for second homebuyers looking to vacation or retire. And this week, we are showcasing two of its best offerings. Each has a story to tell but with price points that are miles apart.

Now there’s only one thing left to do. Make like a Draper James t-shirt and ask yourself, “What would Dolly do?” 

Splurge: Farmhouse In The Foothills On 25-Acres


If you’re looking for acreage and views in Pigeon Forge, it’s going to cost you. But those picturesque views and peace and quiet are totally worth it – for the right buyer. The farmhouse on Crestview Drive was built in 1979 and has since undergone a full renovation. According to the listing, it also has a story to tell, “one of history and enchantment.” But you’ll have to chat with the agent to get to the bottom of that. What catches our eye are the unobstructed views of Mt. LeConte and the Great Smoky Mountains from the front porch swing! The property affords a lush natural landscape of East Tennessee, ideally situated on 25 pristine acres, with two ponds and various heights of elevation. And although we don’t have images of the interior, it is said to be “meticulously renovated and cared for.” With wide-plank hardwood floors and incredible views from every window, we are intrigued. There’s also an opportunity to subdivide the property into multiple parcels or simply create a family legacy of your own.

Scott Groth with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Dean-Smith Realty has listed 1140 Crestview Drive, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for $4.9 million.

Steal: Cutie Cabin In Bear Cove Falls

Perhaps you’re the type who wants to be so close to Dollywood you can sit in the hot tub and listen to the train whistle? Well, then we have the spot for you! This cutie cabin is tucked away in Bear Cove Falls – a quaint resort community chock full of family-friendly amenities. There is a swimming pool, a playground for the kiddos, and a trolley stop to Dollywood right outside your door! And the three-bedroom, two-full-bathroom cabin is big on charm. It’s great for a family getaway or rental opportunity, with ample space for groups to unwind. The home includes an expansive covered porch to marvel at the landscape and a covered back deck with hot tub for relaxing after a day of adventure. A lower level game room, pool table, arcade, and TV, add to the fun. Even better? The price!

Jon Dempersmier with Century 21 Four Seasons Realty has listed 938 McMakin Drive, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for $399,900.