The Wonders Of Magic!

There’s a lot of entertainment to be enjoyed in the Smokies, but if you’re staying in one of our secluded Pigeon Forge cabins and are looking for a break from music shows, you might want to experience The Wonders of Magic show at WonderWorks, starring Terry Evanswood. Now in his 14th season performing in the Smokies, Evanswood has the distinction of being the longest-running headliner in Pigeon Forge. During that time, more than a million guests have been astounded by this critically acclaimed magician’s illusions.

The show offers more than just magic and large-scale illusions, however. There’s comedy, music, impressions, classic sleight of hand and Houdini-style escapes. The production is ideal for families with children, although the show appeals to audiences of all ages.

As testament to Evanswood’s skill and showmanship, the International Magicians Society presented him with their Merlin Award, the industry’s equivalent of the Oscar. The honor was bestowed both for his lifetime achievement in the craft as well as for his founding of the Hall of Magic museum, which is on display to the public at WonderWorks. The free attraction features artifacts, costumes, props, autographs and personal memorabilia from noted magicians throughout history.

 

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Up, Up And Away!

Next time you’re staying in one of cabin rentals in Pigeon Forge, TN, be sure to look up into the sky. That’s where you may just spot the city’s newest attraction, Wonders of Flight. As a part of the WonderWorks attraction, this tethered balloon experience lets guests soar as high as 400 feet in the air.

As many as 30 guests at a time board a gondola underneath the 75-foot-wide, helium-filled balloon behind the WonderWorks building. With rides running both day and night, guests get to experience panoramic views of the Great Smoky Mountains. The attraction is available for individuals, groups and even wedding events.

Overall, WonderWorks has been amazing Pigeon Forge visitors for years with more than 100 hands-on exhibits that are both educational and entertaining. Feel hurricane-force winds, ride out a 6.0 earthquake, explore space, climb an indoor ropes course and more. The attraction also features the live magic of master illusionist Terry Evanswood, who stars in Wonders of Magic!

 

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Groups Are Welcome!

While our cabins in Pigeon Forge are indeed well suited for couples or families looking to enjoy some quality time together in the Smokies, we also have properties and facilities that are designed to accommodate visiting groups. Whether you’re putting together a travel package for a church retreat, corporate meeting or family reunion, we have both lodgings and meeting facilities that will meet your needs.

For example, we have single properties that are capable of sleeping as many as 44 guests, so we could easily fit a larger party into one or two units. Or we can even book clusters of cabins so that you can include as many people as you need and still retain the advantage of having every one in close proximity to each other.

Each of our cabins offers all the comforts of home and then some. Amenities include kitchens stocked with dishes and cookware, linens and towels, televisions and DVD players, pool tables, fireplaces, hot tubs and porches/decks for enjoying views of the mountains.

We also have meeting facilities in close proximity to our lodging, so you can keep your travel time and distance to a minimum. And if you’re a visiting church group, we can even help you apply for a tax-exemption number from the state.

 

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Motorcycle-Friendly Accommodations

If your idea of fun is hopping on a two-wheeler and hitting the open road with the wind in your hair, you’re not alone. The Smokies are a great destination, especially for summertime travel. The sights are gorgeous, the routes are interesting, and there’s plenty to see and do while you’re in town.

You should also know that many of our Pigeon Forge cabins are well suited for those traveling by motorcycle. Some are able to accommodate motorcycle trailers, or if a specific property cannot, there’s a trailer lot near our main office where you can leave your trailer during your stay.

Our location serves motorcyclists well also. Wears Valley, which is in the shadows of Cove Mountain is a very scenic location, only a few miles from all the attractions, shops and restaurants of Pigeon Forge. If you head in the other direction, you’ll arrive in Townsend, TN, a charming foothills community with its own entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park and destinations like Tremont and Cades Cove.

If you travel further into neighboring Blount County, you can access the famous Tail of the Dragon route, which leads to Deals Gap, North Carolina. This 11-mile stretch of U.S. 129 attracts bikers from all over the world thanks to its 318 turns and awesome views of the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Dollywood’s Splash Country

If you’re staying in one of our secluded Pigeon Forge cabins, you may not be interested in staying totally secluded for your entire visit. Chances are you’ll want to get out and do some exploring and have some fun while you’re in town, and with the temperatures creeping up into the 90s this week, we probably need to steer you toward Dollywood’s Splash Country.

This water park, located adjacent to the original Dollywood theme park, has dozens of water-themed slides, rides and activities spread out over dozens of rolling foothills acres. There’s something for every age, from tots and teens to parents and grandparents.

Highlights include Slick Rock Racer, a multilane mat slide; the family-soaking Bear Mountain Fire Tower; the raft-riding fun of Big Bear Plunge, a lazy river ride, a wave pool and body slides that range from tame to insane. There are also a couple of areas that are ideal for kiddies, with shallow play areas and fun water features for them to interact with.

Coming next year is RiverRush, the state’s first and only water coaster. Using special Hydromatic technology, the ride keeps passengers propelled on a soaking journey through drops, hairpin turns and dark tunnels.

A Wide Variety Of Entertainment

There was a time when a visit to a music theater meant there was a good chance you were going to get your fill of country music. That’s still true to some extent, because our theaters do have some great country-, bluegrass- and gospel-themed shows. But these days, that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Many visitors to our Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg rental cabins are surprised to hear about the wide range of entertainment styles to be enjoyed on our stages.

• Oldies Rock

You can hear the classic rock and roll sounds of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s—from Elvis to Motown—at venues like American Oldies Theater, the Grand Majestic Theater and Memories Theater, all in Pigeon Forge.

• Comedy

Almost all area shows have elements of comedy blended it, but yuks and chuckles are the main course at venues like Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg and the Comedy Barn Theater in Pigeon Forge.

• Competition Shows

Some shows defy description, but you can be sure that performers and audience members will go head-to-head and enjoy a multicourse meal in the process at shows like Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede, Lumberjack Feud and the Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show, all in Pigeon Forge.

• Murder Mysteries

Find out whodunit at the Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery and the Mystery and Mayhem Theater in Pigeon Forge.

• Magic

Illusionist Terry Evanswood astounds audiences in his Wonders of Magic show at WonderWorks in Pigeon Forge.

June Specials!

What’s keeping you from visiting the Great Smoky Mountains and staying with us at Volunteer Cabin Rentals, Pigeon Forge? Hopefully, after you check out our June specials, you won’t let price be an object any longer.

If you book a three-night stay this month, you can take 10 percent off the regular price. If you stay four nights or five nights, you’ll get one of those nights for free. If you stay six or seven nights, you’ll only pay for a five-night stay.

To receive this discount, you must mention our special Internet deal when making your reservation. This offer is only valid for remaining cabins, and it does not apply to previous bookings. It also cannot be combined with other offers, specials or coupons. Unfortunately, this deal does not apply to holiday nights.

Even if you’re not planning on coming until July or August, remember that we have a year-round special where you can stay for seven nights and only pay for six. The same rules and regulations apply.

Cabin Of The Week – Mountain Glory

This classic three-bedroom log cabin benefits from a mountaintop perch in Dogwood Farms, which means that gorgeous views of the Great Smoky Mountains are one of its finest exterior assets. Living an outdoor lifestyle at this property includes relaxing with the views in the rocking chairs on the spacious double decks and relaxing in the outdoor hot tub, especially on those crisp nights. There’s even an outdoor gas grill for easy cookouts. Fire up a steak with a side of Smoky Mountain views.

Inside, Mountain Glory’s three bedrooms and sleeper sofas accommodate as many as nine adults. For fun, you’ll enjoy amenities like the free WiFi service, game room with pool table and multitude of satellite TVs and DVD players. For comfort and convenience, take the chill off a cold night in front of the gas fireplace, prepare your own meals in the full kitchen with all the appliances or make sure you have plenty of clean clothes on hand thanks to the washer and dryer.

This is just one of the many cabin rentals in Pigeon Forge, TN and other nearby communities that we have available all year long. Check out our selection today to find the one that best suits your travel plans.

Cabin of the Week – I Can Only Imagine

If a romantic getaway sounds like a great way to spend an upcoming weekend, we have one of our charming cabins in Pigeon Forge, TN for you to consider. I Can Only Imagine is a cozy log cabin located just minutes from town, in a wonderful log cabin community with swimming pool access.

Amenities include a queen bed, a master bath with indoor whirlpool tub, an outdoor hot tub and free wireless Internet access. If the nights happen to be on the chilly side, there are even two gas fireplaces to help heat things up nicely.

Outdoor relaxation will be easy to find thanks to the deck with rocking chairs and porch swing overlooking a mountain stream. For indoor diversion, this cabin features a game room with foosball table, three TVs and a DVD player.

While you’ll certainly want to check out some of the area restaurants while you’re in town, you can make your own candlelight dinner in the fully equipped and stocked kitchen, which includes a dishwasher, microwave, range, coffee maker and fridge. Or you may want to take it outdoors and throw some steaks or burgers on the gas grill.

Ready To Ride The Wild Eagle?

Roller coaster fans are now only days away from getting one of the hottest seats in town—a ride on the brand-new Wild Eagle roller coaster at Dollywood. The $20 million steel-wing coaster is the first of its kind in the U.S. The coaster’s innovative floorless design seats passengers four abreast in a forward-facing position, with two riders actually seated on each “wing” along either side of the coaster’s track. That means there’s nothing but air above and below them.

Perched on the park’s highest peak, Wild Eagle rises 21 stories into the sky. Taking off from the Wilderness Pass area, riders experience the sensation of flight as the coaster’s massive track swoops and soars along a journey that measures 3,127 feet. Wild Eagle reaches a top speed of 61 miles per hour and maneuvers four inversions including a giant loop, a zero-G roll and a giant flat spin.

Wild Eagle’s nearly two-and-a-half minute journey includes a plummeting 135-foot first drop. Located 210 feet above the coaster’s loading station, the ride provides spectacular views of the Smoky Mountains terrain below. Each coaster train consists of seven cars that carry four passengers each, for a total of 28 people per train. Each vehicle features an imposing bald eagle with piercing eyes and broad wings outstretched for flight.

If you’re planning a trip to Dollywood this year to check out Wild Eagle or any of the park’s rides, we invite you to stay in one of our Pigeon Forge cabins, which offer all the amenities of home while keeping you close to all the action.