we have never been to Pigeon Forge and are hoping to come down (9 hour drive) in August - probably the first week. I have been doing lots of research, but am stumped whether to get a condo, a cabin or book a hotel. Two adults, two kids 11 & 8. We plan on doing Dollywood, dixie stampede, white water rafting, maybe some caverns, Ripley's aquarium, etc. The kids LOVE to swim, so that makes me lean towards a hotel with a pool and slide. But it would be nice to have a bit of a kitchen to cut down on eating out, as well as a separate living room for when the kids go to bed. I've been looking at cabins on VRBO also. I just can't decide! What are the pros and cons to all of them, and how do you decide?