Outdoor and Indoor Fun Year-Round
Pigeon Forge’s attraction for buyers and renters has stayed strong for decades. It lies next to the spectacular Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the most visited national park in the country, with 12.5 million visitors in 2019.
Hiking, rafting, fishing, and camping in the park draw locals and tourists alike. Waterfalls, wildflowers, and wildlife abound in this breathtaking mountain setting. Historic sites offer glimpses of how early European settlers wrested a living out of the land. When you visit your Pigeon Forge cabin, you’ll get to know this serene, and natural breathtaking place.
Pigeon Forge’s entertainment, dining, and museum options keep growing and innovating. Recent years have brought new ways to shop, eat and play, like The Island complex of shops, rides, games, and more. Pigeon Forge Snow opened to fanfare as a unique year-round, indoor snow tubing venue. Dollywood, the area’s best-known attraction, keeps expanding and recently christened its new DreamMore Resort. Pigeon Forge is famed for music, with family-friendly stage shows and concerts from country, rock, and gospel stars.
These are only some of the ever-changing opportunities for fun that make having your own cabin here a year-round pleasure.
INVESTING IN A CABIN
Buying here can be a good investment, too. The website Neighborhoodscout.com finds that homes in Pigeon Forge over the past decade have appreciated by more than 36 percent. Over the past 12 months, home appreciation rates have been among the highest in the country, at 7.31 percent. Those numbers mean that homes--including cabins--generally increase in value.
Before you start cabin-hunting, be sure to get help from a real estate company that knows the local property market. Consider what you really want--a one-bedroom getaway spot? A multi-level, multi-bedroom “cabin” that sleeps a dozen? Cabins here can be either of those and everything in between.
WHY RENT OUT YOUR CABIN?
If you buy, why consider renting your cabin to vacationers? The idea does raise questions. Will renters damage it? What amenities do renters want? Isn’t it a hassle to deal with bookings and cleaning? How do you ensure your cabin is available when you want it?
To deal with those questions, use an experienced property management firm to handle the day-to-day details. As the owner, you should be able to enjoy your cabin and benefit from rental income--not see it as a source of stress.
Want to learn more about buying a cabin or renting one to get a feel for the Smokies? Contact us today to see our Pigeon Forge cabins.