So, you are thinking about purchasing a log cabin in Pigeon Forge? Awesome! Pigeon Forge is home to thousands of vacation property owners and it is obvious why. Pigeon Forge sits at the base of the most visited National Park in the United States; The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is easily accessible, has something the whole family can enjoy, host amazing mountain views, and it is affordable! Thousands of people come to Pigeon Forge every year and leave ready to make it their permanent vacation spot, but how much would it cost to own one of those log cabins?

What influences the cost of a cabin?

Well, that depends. Before we can answer how much cabins cost we want to make sure you know what influences the price of a cabin and will help to secure the investment you make.

  1. Location – Does location really matter that much? You bet it does! When it comes to driving at night, loading a bunch of screaming kids in the van, navigating those mountain roads, and trying to make it to the show on time…location matters!
  2. Amenities – What matters to you when you rent a cabin? The number of rooms, private theaters and pools, games for the kids, or a secluded mountain view for mom and dad? Knowing what people look for and what a development offers is a important part of the cabin purchasing process.
  3. Mountain Streams vs Mountain Views – Is it better to have a view or be located on a stream or river? Honestly, it not stream vs view….it is stream or view. Log Cabins with a mountain view, or located on a stream or river may cost more to purchase but usually have better rental numbers and will grow more in equity through the years.
  4. Management – Knowing how and who will manage your cabin is often one of the major factors in determining what location you can purchase a cabin. Self-managing and listing your cabin with a local management company both come with pros and cons. Knowing what network your management company will and will not service and what challenges may present themself when purchasing cabins in certain locations should always be considered before an offer is made.

So, now to answer the question; how much will it cost to purchase a Cabin in Pigeon Forge? Depending on the location, amenities, view, and rental history it can cost anywhere between $200,000 and $1,000,000+! That is quite the range…so where do you began? Below you will find log cabins currently listed for sale broken down by 3 categories: location, amenities, and views & streams.

Also, each category will also have some information how the recent cost to purchase a cabin with that criteria in mind. For more information or help purchasing a cabin in Pigeon Forge contact Debbie or Rachel today!


The table below list our Top 5 Pigeon Forge Cabin Communities with convenient access to both the Pigeon Forge Parkway and The Smoky Mountains National Park. Click the link to see current cabins listed for sale in those communities.

DevelopmentDescriptionAverage Sold Price
Alpine Mountain VillageAlpine Mountain Village is a luxury cabin resort with 120 cabins and just 400 yards from Pigeon Forge parkway.$445,000
Bear Cove FallsBear Cove Falls is just minutes from the Pigeon Forge Parkway and Dollywood, and is in a perfect location to access the National Park from various entrances. Bear Cove Falls has 46 cabins located within its community.$537,000
Starr CrestStarr Crest is a premier Smoky Mountain Resort with 145 cabins and beautiful mountain views while being less than 10 minutes to Dollywood or downtown Pigeon Forge.$545,000
Eagles RidgeEagles Ridge is rated a “Top 5 Pigeon Forge Destination” by Southern Living Magazine with 185 cabins. Located only 1 mile off of the Pigeon Forge parkway.$317,000
Thunder MountainThunder Mountain is home to large, peaceful cabins hidden on the side of a mountain with just 23 cabins and 10 minutes from the parkway in Pigeon Forge.$467,000
*Click the resort community name to see current listings


Log Cabins in Pigeon Forge will have some amazing amenities. It is not difficult to find cabins with game rooms, theater rooms, and private pools. You will find some with all of those! Finding the right cabin is not just understanding what amenities your property has but what other amenities are offered from your cabin community. Below is a list on our Top 5 Pigeon Forge Cabin Communities based off of the amenities their cabin and the community offers.

DevelopmentAmenitiesAverage Price Sold
Black Bear RidgeBlack Bear Ridge is 3 miles from Pigeon Forge Parkway, has a Community/Resort Pool, a on site wedding chapel and spa, hot tubs, game rooms, and possible home theater in select log cabins.$493,000
Sherwood ForrestSherwood Forrest is just 1.7 Miles to the Pigeon Forge parkway, less than 3 miles from Dollywood, and less than 8 miles to Gatlinburg. Sherwood Forrest Cabins have hot tubs, theater rooms, indoor pools, game rooms, and access to the resorts community outdoor pool.$423,000
Little ValleyLittle Valley Cabin Resort has everything a family desires. Pet-friendly cabins, heated outdoor swimming pools, a par 3 golf course, a putt-putt course, stocked fishing ponds, basketball and tennis courts, playground for children, and a on site wedding chapel. So yes, Little Valley Resort has it all!$311,000
Shagbark ResortShagbark resort host wonderful amenities for the everyone! Community quiet hours, a seasonal pool and hot tub, cabins with indoor pools, game rooms, and theater rooms. All this while being just 15 minutes from downtown Pigeon Forge or a equal drive away from access to The Great Smoky Mountain National Park.$392,000
Big Bear LodgeBig Bear Lodge host beautiful Mountain Views, is 1 mile from PF Parkway, has indoor and outdoor community pools and hot tubs. Even a community game room and fitness center.$261,000
*Click the resort community name to see current listings


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Ultimately, it is why people come to the Smoky Mountains. A warm fire, mountain views, and family fun. If a picture is worth a thousands words, in the Smoky Mountains a view is worth Thousands sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars. In our opinion, it is usually worth it. The links below will show you all current listings of cabins located on the river or having a mountain view.

Mountain ViewsOn the River
Pigeon Forge Log Cabins with Mountain ViewsPigeon Forge Log Cabins on a River

What Now?

Are you ready to officially begin your log cabin search? One of our team would love to connect with you and share the next steps in getting prepared to purchase a cabin in the Smoky Mountains! Our team is full of local experts who can bring you valuable information and get you connected with everyone from lenders to contractors! Fill out the form below and one of our team will get in contact with you and help you “Make the Smoky Mountains Home!”