At Timbercreek, we pride ourselves on offering some of the absolute best cabin rentals in Tennessee – or the whole Southeast, for that matter. We have a wide range of cabin sizes and amenities that make it easy for you to pick the property, the features and the location that best suit your travel plans.
But we’re also fortunate enough to be located near one of the best vacation spots in the country. Between Great Smoky Mountains National Park and all the attractions and shops in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville, there’s virtually no end to the possibilities when it comes to ways to for a family to spend a weekend or a week of vacation in the mountains.
You’ll also find that this area has a tremendous selection of restaurants, offering pretty much any kind of cuisine you can imagine. Along the Parkway in each of our three main cities, as well as along many of the intersecting streets and rural roads, you can chow down on everything from country cooking and pancake-centered breakfasts to ethnic cuisine and everything in between. Several of the local music theaters even offer multicourse meals as part of the show experience.
We also have several high-profile theme restaurants that draw in big crowds year ‘round, not just with their food but also with their atmosphere and décor. Here’s a quick overview of just a few of the places you might want to investigate.
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville – This national chain now has a presence on The Island in Pigeon Forge and is guaranteed to give you a change in attitude as well as a change in latitude, whether you’re a Parrothead or not. The tropical-themed décor depicts many of the scenes, characters and stories conveyed through Buffett’s music, and you’ll hear a good dose of that music being piped into both the indoor and outdoor dining spaces. Also look for live music acts and stilt-walking balloon artists, not to mention menu items (there’s a lot of seafood) that are named after Buffett lyrics. And yes, you can even order a Cheeseburger In Paradise.
Hard Rock Café – If you consider yourself a fan of rock and roll music, then this eatery is a must-see. It started out on the Parkway in Gatlinburg, but now it’s located in Pigeon Forge, in the heart of Music Row. Wall to wall, floor to ceiling, almost every available square foot of space is jam-packed with memorabilia representing the history of rock and roll. You’ll see items such as clothing, musical instruments and personal effects belonging to rock royalty like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin. Of course, the menu can also be sweet music to empty stomachs, featuring an all-around selection of pub grub, burgers, sandwiches, steaks, seafood and more.
The Park Grill – You’ll need to head to Gatlinburg to check out this long-time eatery on the south end of the city’s Parkway, near the entrance to the national park. And that’s a fitting location, seeing as how everything from the architecture to the décor to the menu items brings to mind everything that’s great about being in the Smokies. The restaurant’s lodge atmosphere features an abundance of hand-hewn timbers, and the furnishings and décor are consistent with that natural theme. The food is also quite good, with item names that bring to mind the park’s rich history and points of interest.