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July 25, 2013

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For some visitors to the Smokies, nothing quite says ‘family vacation’ without man’s best friend being allowed to come along. That is why, one top of offering high-quality pet friendly cabins in Pigeon Forge, Timber Tops Luxury Cabin Rentals has put together a list of a few of the best pet-friendly things to do in Pigeon Forge.


Both the Gatlinburg Trail and the Oconaluftee River Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park are perfect for families and visitors looking to experience the beauty of the scenic mountains with the company of their favorite four legged friends. Both paths are easy walking paths, perfect for a relaxing day in the Smokies. It is important to keep in mind that pets are not allowed on any other trails inside the park due to safety and concern for both the natural wildlife and visiting animals.

Other pet-friendly parks in the area include both Patriot Park in Pigeon Forge and Mynatt Park in Gatlinburg. Both parks offer great walking trails and covered pavilions. Mynatt Park also features a basketball court, horseshoe pit, baseball field, playground and more. Both parks are perfect for a quaint picnic or a relaxing day in the sun.


For Smoky Mountain vacationers eager to test the thrills and excitement at the amusement park but unsure of what to do with their beloved companions while away from their pet friendly cabins in Pigeon Forge, Dollywood created Doggywood. Open to guests of both Splash Country and Dollywood, Doggywood is a fun and relaxing space where your dog will be safe and meet new friends while you and your family enjoy the amusement park. Doggywood staff does request that all dogs staying with them have proof of proper vaccines and a leash.

Dog Day Care

For pet parents interested in spending time at a few of the non-pet friendly things to do in Pigeon Forge, there are several high-quality dog day care centers in the area to take your pet. Barks and Recreation, Barker Lounge and Loving Care Kennels are just a few of the pet-friendly places available to visitors and locals alike. At these doggy day cares, your pet will be walked, fed and played with to his or her heart’s content.

After a full day of playing and excitement, guests and their dogs will be happy to retreat to the relaxing seclusion of their pet friendly cabin in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg or Sevierville. To make sure every family has this chance, Timber Tops Luxury Cabins offers top-rated cabins that every family or church group is sure to enjoy. To begin planning your family’s next visit to the Smokies, give us a call at 1-800-266-1066.

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