Introduction to Cades Cove
Nestled in the Tennessee section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cades Cove is the most popular destination for park visitors. Attracting over 2 million visitors yearly, Cades Cove offers idyllic mountain views, abundant wildlife, and an opportunity to glimpse into the past and visit pioneer structures from the coves’ early inhabitants.
After a long day spent hiking, horseback riding and exploring the park, visitors can find welcome respite in nearby Pigeon Forge. Only 30 miles distance from Cades Cove, the Cherokee Lodge offers convenient and affordable lodging, with the Smoky Mountains providing the perfect backdrop.
In contrast to the natural splendor of the park, visitors to Pigeon Forge can also enjoy the town’s largest manmade landmark, the theme park Dollywood, founded by Pigeon Forge’s most famous resident, Dolly Parton. Lodging at Pigeon Forge offers families a wide choice of accommodations to fit each family’s unique needs and ensure your trip to the Smoky Mountains is as wonderful and memorable as possible.