Nestled next to the Smoky Mountains, Sevierville is a popular resort town for those hoping to check out the gorgeous natural beauty of Tennessee. It’s also one of the most affordable towns in the region, making it a popular choice for budget travellers! Nearby Pigeon Forge is home to a wide array of attractions – including the world-renowned Dollywood.

Sevierville attracts plenty of visitors each year – but it isn’t as well known as the bigger resorts such as Gatlinburg. This means that information about the area is quite sparse, making it tricky to plan your trip in advance. As with any city, it’s important to get an idea of the different neighborhoods before booking your accommodation.

That’s where we come in! We’ve figured out the three best places to stay in Sevierville. We’ve gone above and beyond to bring you our top accommodation and attraction suggestions in each area. Whether you’re ballin’ on a budget or simply looking for a laid-back cabin to get away from city life, we have you covered.

So let’s jump right into the best neighborhoods in Sevierville!

Where to Stay in Sevierville

Unlike other Tennessee destinations like Nashville, Sevierville is a fairly small destination, so getting around is easy. This is especially true if you are bringing your car with you. If you don’t mind what neighbourhood you stay in, these are our top overall accommodation recommendations in Sevierville.

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Striking Cabin | Cozy Family Home in Sevierville

Got some spare cash to splurge on an upgraded cabin? Airbnb Plus properties are chosen for their stunning interior design and above-and-beyond service, and this sunny cabin is no exception! It comes with a spacious balcony and hot tub, where you can admire the views of the Smoky Mountains. Right in the heart of Pigeon Forge, it is also close to the world-famous Dollywood attraction.

Mooseberry Ridge | Laid Back Log Cabin in Sevierville

How do you get the quintessential Smoky Mountain experience? Stay in a log cabin. A short drive from Dollywood and numerous shopping outlets, this is one of our favourites in the area. It’s cozy; it’s rustic, it’s packed with charm! There is a sizable hot tub outside, as well as a private whirlpool jacuzzi in the master suite. This is a firm favourite with honeymooners.

The New Hotel Collection Smoky Mountains | Central Hotel in Sevierville

Want to enjoy the modern comforts of a hotel without breaking the bank? The New Hotel Collection offers a great compromise between comfort and cost and is perfect for those on a mid-range budget. Most suites come with a kitchen – ideal for self-catering vacationers! Need a night off from cooking? Head to the hotel restaurant for classic Southern cuisine.

Sevierville Neighborhood Guide – Places to Stay in Sevierville

City Centre Sevierville

City Centre

Sevierville is a great budget destination for visitors wanting to spend the summer in the Smoky Mountains. The City Centre is the perfect base for checking out the natural beauty without breaking the bank.

Pigeon Forge Sevierville

Pigeon Forge

Pigeon Forge is officially a different town from Sevierville, but the two places are so closely linked that for most visitors, it’s hard to tell where one ends and the other begins.

Sevierville’s 3 Best Neighborhoods to Stay in

Despite its small size, Sevierville is somewhat spread out. We recommend bringing a car, but getting between the main tourist strips is possible by public transport. 

#1 City Centre – Overall Best Place to Stay in Sevierville

COOLEST thing to do in City Centre: Take a trip down to NASCAR SpeedPark and try your hand at some of the fastest go-karts in the United States.

BEST place to visit in City Centre: Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum is a truly unique exhibition featuring vehicles from the 50s and 60s.

Sevierville is a great budget destination for visitors wanting to spend the summer in the Smoky Mountains. The City Centre is the perfect base for checking out the natural beauty without breaking the bank. It’s also the starting point for many guided tours, making it a great place to gain an overview of the region.

City Centre Sevierville

The City Centre might not have the same number of attractions as other neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city, but it’s still packed with unique cultural sights! The Dolly Parton Statue aside, this is where you can mingle with locals in dive bars and unpretentious restaurants. For a unique insight into Smoky Mountain life, you have to spend some time in the heart of the city.

Outrageous Cabins | Panoramic Apartment in City Centre

This is another great home that comes with stunning views! Recently renovated, the interiors combine classic Tennessee cabin style with modern convenience. There is a hot tub out on the deck, as well as a small dining area where you can enjoy a few drinks surrounded by a mountainous panorama. Main Street is about a two-minute walk away.

Cubs Crossing | Riverside Lodge in City Centre

Located right between the river and Main Street, this cabin is perfectly located for enjoying all the City Centre attractions. Looking for a place to unwind? You’ll have your own private hot tub with stunning views over the river. If nightlife is more your thing, there are some great bars and restaurants within short walking distance.

The New Hotel Collection Smoky Mountains | Comfortable Hotel in City Centre

The four-star New Hotel Collection Smoky Mountains offers comfortable and stylish suites at competitive prices. The on-site bar is a hive of activity in the evenings, giving you the perfect opportunity to mingle with other guests. There is a small roof terrace for grabbing photos of the gorgeous scenery. Rooms are spacious and are particularly great for families and large groups heading to Sevierville.

Things to See and Do in City Centre

  1. The Great China Acrobats is an excellent dinner show for the entire family with some great offers during the week.
  2. Five Oaks Tanger Outlet Mall straddles the boundary between Sevierville and Pigeon Forge and is the largest shopping centre in the region.
  3. Adventureworks Climb Zip Swing offers a variety of zip-lining and climbing activities to cater to all ages and abilities.
  4. Holston’s Kitchen is an excellent dining establishment offering some of the best steaks on offer in the city centre.
  5. We also love Cancun Mexican Grill and Bar; a chilled out restaurant by day, it livens up as one of the most popular bars in the evening.
  6. Speaking of bars – Casual Pint offers easy-going service right by the river all day and night.
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#2 Catlettsburg – Best Place to Stay in Sevierville for Couples

COOLEST thing to do in Catlettsburg: Some of the best outlets and boutiques are in the north of the area – we recommend Olden Days Antiques and Collectibles.

BEST place to visit in Catlettsburg: Check out the Robert A. Tino Gallery for interesting pieces by local artists.

Catlettsburg sits in the far north of Sevierville and is a popular destination for those wanting to kick back and relax! With great shopping and golf on offer in the area, it is particularly popular with older couples. It’s just as budget-friendly as the City Centre, but with secluded cabins and quaint lodges, has a more romantic atmosphere.

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That being said, there are also some great family-oriented attractions in the area – especially for those with younger children. With waterparks and boat rides, you’re sure to find plenty of things to keep the little ones entertained. Just make sure to keep them calm in this chilled-out neighborhood.

Mooseberry Ridge | Rustic Cabin in Catlettsburg

We’re absolutely taken aback with this gorgeous log cabin! Right in the heart of Catlettsburg, it’s no wonder this cozy delight keeps attracting couples. The wrap-around decking area ensures you can admire the sunrise and the sunset from the comfort of your private lodge. The two hot tubs are perfect for kicking back and sipping a glass of bubbly after a day of exploring the mountains.

Lakota Wolf | Secluded Honeymoon Lodge in Catlettsburg

Another stunning log cabin in the Sevierville forest, this is perfect for younger couples seeking a cozy getaway in the Smoky Mountains. It comes with a private hot tub for use throughout the year – and an idyllic fireplace to keep you warm in the winter. There’s also an intimate jacuzzi bath in the spacious bathroom. This is the perfect place to chill out and take in the fresh air.

Lakota Wolf is one of our favourites in Sevierville but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

Great Smokies Lodge | Condo with Gorgeous Views in Catlettsburg

If you’re looking for a more typical condo-style accommodation, this is one of our favourite picks in Sevierville! With both an indoor and an outdoor waterpark, this is an excellent choice for families. That being said, the tranquil location and surrounding golf courses make this popular with older couples too. You will have a private balcony with views over the main course.

Great Smokies Lodge is one of our favourites in Sevierville but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

Things to See and Do in Catlettsburg

  1. Sevierville Golf Club is located in Catlettsburg, with a full 18 hole course, extravagant clubhouse and lakeside views.
  2. While we’re talking about the lake, West Prong Little Pigeon River has some stunning boat excursions departing from Catlettsburg.
  3. Head up to French Broad River, where you will find the French Broad Riding Stables. Experienced riders can rent a horse, while beginners can take a taster session.
  4. Adrenaline Park is home to zip-lining, speedboats, and other thrills – perfect for both younger and older kids.
  5. Tony Gore’s Smoky Mountain Bar and Grill is a must-visit because of their delectable Southern cuisine.

#3 Pigeon Forge – Where to Stay in Sevierville for Families

COOLEST thing to do Pigeon Forge: Grab your camera and head deep into the Smoky Mountains with a local photographer.

BEST place to visit Pigeon Forge: The weather can get a little bit erratic near the mountains, but thankfully, WonderWorks is a great rainy day activity!

Pigeon Forge is officially a different town from Sevierville, but the two places are so closely linked that for most visitors, it’s hard to tell where one ends and the other begins. This is where you’ll find some of the biggest attractions – from Dollywood to dinner shows. For this reason, we reckon it’s the best option for families heading to the area. There are also a ton of family-friendly vacation rentals in Pigeon Forge.

Pigeon Forge Sevierville

Big attractions aside, Pigeon Forge also has some great hiking trails and nature-based activities in the area. Creatives will love the photography and art tours we’ve suggested, but more outdoorsy types are sure to find some great excursions departing from Pigeon Forge Airbnbs, hostels and hotels.

The town is also pretty close to Gatlinburg – so if you plan on visiting both cities, this is a central base. It is a little bit pricier than central Sevierville, but families are sure to find a decent bargain when visiting the town.

Striking Cabin | Mountain View Home in Pigeon Forge

Ready to splash the cash? You can’t go wrong with this gorgeous Airbnb Plus home! The huge balcony gives you sunset views, and the hot tub is the perfect place to relax after a long day of exploring the Smoky Mountains. Sleeping up to six people across two bedrooms, this is a popular choice for families. The stylish interiors are complemented by large windows that let in plenty of light.

Berry Springs Lodge | Luxurious Bed & Breakfast in Pigeon Forge

This quaint little bed and breakfast in Tennessee has the laid back, rustic atmosphere of a cabin while also benefiting from the comforts of a hotel. Budget-conscious travellers will be delighted to know breakfast is included in the rate. There is also a barbecue on-site where you can rustle up dinner in the summer evenings. All rooms come with a private balcony and spa bath.

Alpine Lodge | Extravagant Family Cabin in Pigeon Forge

We really are spoiled for choice when it comes to cute cabins in Sevierville. This cozy little retreat can sleep up to six people, making it the perfect choice for families in the area. It’s also packed with extras, such as a games room with a pool table, and even a home cinema! Alpine Lodge is only a short drive from Dollywood.

Alpine Lodge is one of our favourites in Sevierville but they’re not taking guests right now. We’re not sure if they’re closed for good but we hope they’ll come back soon.

Things to See and Do in Pigeon Forge

  1. More of a painter than a photographer? This three-hour creative experience is a fun way to let out your inner artist.
  2. Dollywood is a large theme park owned by Dolly Parton. Famous across the world, it is a must-visit for any families in Pigeon Forge.
  3. Speaking of Dolly Parton, you have to check out Dixie Stampede – a raucous dinner show with some impressive performances.
  4. Visiting with older kids? Rapid Expeditions is a thrilling experience in the nearby mountains where you can zip through the rivers on a whitewater raft.
  5. Log Cabin Pancake House is our favourite restaurant, with all you can eat stacks and bottomless coffee deals.
  6. Flat Creek Village Antiques and Crafts is a unique destination for shoppers, where you can pick up some local bric a brac.
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FAQ about Finding a Place to Stay in Sevierville

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Final Thoughts on Where to Stay in Sevierville?

Sevierville is the perfect adventure destination for those on a budget this summer! Surrounded by stunning mountain scenery, it’s close to the flashing lights of Pigeon Forge and Dollywood. There’s truly something for everyone in and around Sevierville.

Pigeon Forge is our favourite destination in the region! It offers a great mix of nature activities and entertainment venues, meaning you’re sure to find something to interest you.

That being said, all the neighborhoods mentioned in this guide have their own benefits. Just need to kick back and relax? Head to Catlettsburg. Looking for a budget-friendly base to explore the region? Sevierville City Centre is the place to be – even if you plan on visiting nearby Gatlinburg while you’re there.

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