PET FRIENDLY Smoky Mountains

PET FRIENDLY Smoky Mountains

If you're looking for a place to enjoy the great out of doors with your pet, look no further than the Smoky Mountains. We've got lots of pet-friendly lodgings in North Carolina and Tennessee for you to choose from, whether you're looking for a hotel, inn, bed and breakfast, cottage, or cabin.

The bad news is that, if you're looking to hike with your pup, for all intents and purposes, you can't do it in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The only trails you are permitted to take your pet on (on a 6-foot leash) are the Oconaluftee River Trail located on the outskirts of Cherokee in North Carolina and the Gatlinburg Trail in Tennessee. Otherwise, your pet is confined to the park's campgrounds and picnic and parking areas.

The good news is that your pet is very welcome in three national forests. In North Carolina, Pisgah National Forest flanks the Smokies to the east and Nantahala National Forest to the south. Together, they encompass more than a million acres of wilderness forest, lakes and ponds, whitewater rivers, trout streams, gorges, and mountain landscape, ranging from an elevation of 1,200 feet to more than 5,800 feet above sea level. Both forests offer plenty of opportunities for day hiking and backpacking along hundreds of miles of trails, as well as fishing, camping, boating, and biking. Your pet is welcome to explore the forests with you, on a 6-foot leash, except where posted.

Cherokee National Forest, with more than 650,000 acres, borders the Smokies to the north and south in Tennessee. It is a wilderness wonderland of lakes, trout streams, rivers, waterfalls, gorges, ponds, forests, meadows, and rugged mountainsides, and is crisscrossed by more than 600 miles of hiking trails, including 150 miles of the Appalachian Trail and the 21-mile-long John Muir National Recreation Trail. You and your pet (on a 6-foot leash) are welcome anywhere in the park except where posted.

If you and your pooch are in the mood for exploring a more domesticated landscape, visit the grounds of George Vanderbilt's 1895 fifty-room chateau, the Biltmore in Asheville, North Carolina. You can stroll with your pet on leash through its many gardens, designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, including the Italian Garden and the All America Rose Garden, with more than 250 varieties of roses.

When you've had enough of Mother Nature, be sure to check out a (wo)manmade wonder, Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Your pet can't explore the park with you but will get to experience the next best thing, Doggywood, Dolly's onsite kennel (dogs only, and no overnight boarding). If you're planning on visiting, be sure to call ahead for a reservation.

If you and your pet are night owls and in the area over the Independence Day weekend, get over to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, to kick off the holiday with their 4th of July Midnight Parade, which attracts more than 100,000 people each year.

Finally, if you and your pet are looking to celebrate New Year's in a way neither one of you will ever be able to forget, hie thee to Clay's Corner in Brasstown, North Carolina, for the annual New Year's Eve Lowering of the Opossum. In addition to the descending of the marsupial (which, event organizers hasten to assure, is handled with the greatest of care), there is the crowning of the Possum Queen, though, from what we can determine, the last several have been gentlemen dressed in drag. Definitely sounds like a petswelcome kind of event!

Featured Pet-Friendly Hotels in Smoky Mountains

Pet Policy: Dogs only. $50 pet fee per night. $100 pet fee maximum. 50 lbs per pet maximum. Pets cannot be left unattended.

Policy Confirmed: 06/14/2024 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 06/14/2024

Pet Policy: Pets are Welcome! 5 acre "front yard" or fenced in area (1.5 Ac) Very private and safe. No leash laws here. $7/pet/night. Pets are allowed in cabin. Please keep them downstairs. Handicap accessible.

Policy Confirmed: 12/05/2023 | Update this Pet Policy

Policy Confirmed: 12/05/2023

Points of Interest: Within 10 miles of the National Fish Hatchery, Deep Hole Rec. Area, Cooper Creek Rec. Area, close to waterfalls, Lake Winfield Scott and Dockery lake. Rent boats on Lake Nottely or Lake Blue Ridge. Less than 30 minutes away. Hike the Appalachian trail, Duncan Ridge Trail, Benton McKaye Trail. See the Swinging Bridge over the Toccoa River. We are not in a tourist area! But within an hours drive of Brasstown Bald, Dahlonega, Helen, Blue Ridge, Murphy NC.

Rates: 3 Night Min: $150, 4nts:$140/2people, $10 additional per person per night

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Featured Pet-Friendly Vacation Rentals in Smoky Mountains

1

100 Mile View

Pigeon Forge, TN
877-246-7627

Pet Policy: Dogs allowed with a pet fee of $90.00

Type: Cabin

2

All About Serenity

Sevierville, TN
877-246-7627

Sky Harbor dog friendly

Pet Policy: Dogs welcome with a 90.00 pet fee.

Type: Cabin

3

Appalachian Villas 2822

Pigeon Forge, TN
877-246-7627

The Preserve Resort

Pet Policy: Dog freindly with a pet fee of 90.00.

Type: Cabin

4

Bear Den Lodge

Pigeon Forge, TN
877-246-7627

Black Bear Ridge Resort - Sleeps 40

Pet Policy: Dog friendly cabin, pet fee 90.00.

Type: Cabin

5

Bear Tracks

Pigeon Forge, TN
877-246-7627

Pet Policy: Cabin that allows dogs with a 90.00 pet fee.

Type: Cabin

6

Black Bear Manor

Pigeon Forge, TN
877-246-7627

Black Bear Ridge Resort - Sleepts 52

Pet Policy: Dogs welcome with a fee of 90.00.

Type: Cabin

7

Cherokee Lodge

Pigeon Forge, TN
877-846-7627

Laurel Branch

Pet Policy: Dogs welcome with a 90.00 pet fee.

Type: Cabin

8

Dream View Manor

Pigeon Forge, TN 37862
877-846-7627

The Preserve Resort, Sleeps 54

Pet Policy: Dog friendly vacation cabin with a fee of 90.00.

Type: Cabin

9

Garden of Eden Cabins

Cosby, TN 37722
423-487-2617

Wooded Smoky Mountain Cabins!

Pet Policy: Pets under 90 lbs. welcome. Pets must be at least one year old, and under supervision at all times. $25 one time pet fee per stay. 10 wooded Acres to walk your pet.

Description: 3 secluded cabins on wooded property feet from Smoky Mountains National Park and only 20 minutes from Gatlinburg. The 1-2 bedroom cabins are fully furnished and the property location next to Greenbrier Creek allows for fishing without a license on-site!

Type: Cabin

10

Harrisons Hideout

Pigeon Forge, TN 37876
877-846-7627

Mountain View

Pet Policy: 90.00 pet fee required

Type: Cabin

11

Hickory Hill

Pigeon Forge, TN 37862
877-246-7627

Hickory Hollow

Pet Policy: Dog-friendly rental requires a 90.00 pet fee.

Type: Cabin

12

Morning View Manor

Pigeon Forge, TN 37862
877-246-7627

The Preserve Resort Pet friendly Mountain View

Pet Policy: Dogs welcome pet fee of 90.00.

Type: Cabin

13

Ravens Nest at Sherwood

Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
877-246-7627

Sherwood Forest Resort

Pet Policy: Dog-friendly pet fee of $90.00.

Type: Cabin

14

Second Nature

Pigeon Forge, TN 37862
877-246-7627

Black Bear Ridge Resort

Pet Policy: Pet fee 90.00, dogs only, please.

Type: Cabin

15

Sequoyah Manor

Pigeon Forge, TN 37862
877-246-7627

The Preserve Resort Sleeps 52

Pet Policy: Pet fee of 90.00.

Type: Cabin

16

Spellbound

Pigeon Forge, TN 37876
877-246-7627

Dog friendly Legacy Mountain Resort with Mountain VIews

Pet Policy: Pet fee of 90.00.

Type: Cabin

17

Tennessee Dreams

Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
877-246-7627

Sherwood Forest Resort with Mountain View

Pet Policy: Dogs welcome with a pet fee of 90.00.

Type: Cabin

18

Toccoa Riverfront Cabin

Suches, GA 30572
478-862-9733

Get the full 'Cabin Experience' in our riverfront gem!

Pet Policy: Pets are Welcome! 5 acre "front yard" or fenced in area (1.5 Ac) Very private and safe. No leash laws here. $7/pet/night. Pets are allowed in cabin. Please keep them downstairs. Handicap accessible.

Description: Located in the North Georgia Mountains, our cabin is located on an easily accessible section of the Toccoa River. We have over 20 acres of beautifully maintained grounds, with both catfish and trout ponds, as well as easy access to the river. The house is cedar on the outside and pine on the inside, a true cabin feel. Comfortably housing up to 6 people, there is a king sized bed in the downstairs bedroom and a loft above. The kitchen is well equipped and the laundry area holds a full sized washer and dryer.

Type: Cabin

19

Valhalla Manor

Pigeon Forge, TN 37862
877-246-7627

Black Bear Ridge Resort sleeps 54

Pet Policy: Large Pet-friendly cabin in Pigeon Forge, TN with a fee of 90.00.

Type: Cabin

20

Woodland Rose

Sevierville, TN 37876
877-246-7627

Sky Harbor

Pet Policy: Pet fee of 90.00. Dogs only.

Type: Cabin

21

Bear Tracks

Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
917-208-9206

Bear Tracks Cabin Pigeon Forge Smokey Cove

Pet Policy: Dog Friendly

Description: Enjoy a stay at Bear Tracks cabin in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This beautiful cabin is the perfect getaway for you and your family as we can sleep up to eight people. Smokey Cove is located on the side of Bluff Mountain in the Wears Valley area. Enjoy the seasonal outdoor pool and picnic area. You can take in the amazing views of the Smokey Mountains from the decks on this amazing log cabin. Grill out with friends and family and enjoy all Pigeon Forge has to offer.

Type: Cabin

22

Black Bear Manor

Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
917-208-9206

Black Bear Manor Cabin

Pet Policy: Dog Friendly

Description: Enjoy a vacaton at Black Bear Manor in Pidgeon Forge, Tennessee. This mountain lodge cabin overlooks the beautiful Smokey Mountains. Take in the sights and sounds of the mountains on the decks on the cabin. This amazing twelve bedroom is perfect for a mountain getaway. You won't regret a stay at this spacious cabin.

Type: Cabin

23

Cherokee Lodge

Pigeon Forge, TN 67863
917-208-9206

Cherokee Lodge Cabin

Pet Policy: Dog Friendly

Description: Enjoy a stay at this log cabin in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. This mountain getaway sleeps up to twelve people and has a rustic country charm. Your family can enjoy pool, air hockey, or our Mulitcade Game with 60 games. Enjoy a drink in the hot tub or enjoy a sit on the deck. Take in the views of the smokey mountains in this amazing cabin.

Type: Cabin