Pigeon Forge, with its museums and attractions, offers up one last chance for company before visitors enter the unmediated splendor of the Great Smokey Mountain National Park. Against a backdrop of blue-gray peaks, the mountain town acts as a gateway to the wilderness, which beckons any adventurer who arrives in Eastern Tennessee looking to enjoy hikes, bikes, or climbs in the spectacular environs. Those willing to venture beyond the inns and hotels in Pigeon Forge enjoy an intimate experience of lush old forests and seasonal wildflowers, practically unchanged since farmsteaders arrived with simple tools to settle the region. The quiet seclusion of the area surrounding Pigeon Forge offers Glampers the chance to see the mountains as the settlers did, from the comfort of historic homes or in a modern version of the rustic log cabins they built. Get out of the fray and into the Jacuzzi at one of these modern takes on the Smokey Mountain log cabin.