#21 of 97 Pigeon Forge Things To Do

Smoky Mountain Cat House

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The Best Little Cat House in the Smokies: The Smoky Mountain Cat House
Written by: Jasmin Diaz
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Make sure to stop into the Smoky Mountain Cat House, located just down the road from the Old Mill in Pigeon Forge. If you are a cat lover or know a cat lover, you are sure to find many items that will interest you within the walls of this cute, unique store. That’s to say nothing of the joy you will get from petting the cats that call the shop home during the day throughout operating hours. Come visit and take home a treasure for your cat or for yourself to show the world how much you truly love your furry friend! 

- The SmokyMountains.com Local Expert Team

Situated a block away from the Old Mill conglomeration in Pigeon Forge is the Smoky Mountain Cat House, a fun designation for cat lovers for nearly 40 years. Known as the best little cat house in the Smokies, this unique little shop offers unique gifts and cat collectibles, including custom-made items and jewelry, all designed with cat lovers and cats themselves in mind. In fact, when visiting you will likely spot the resident cats who call the Cat House home.

Cat lovers are welcome to stop in when in the area and explore the many treasures in this darling store. You can also pet the cats that hang out when the store is open. Therefore, in one stop, just 30 minutes from Gatlinburg, you can shop for some unique cat-related items and pet some cats. What could be better than that?

As a cat lover, you will want to add a stop at Smoky Mountain Cat House to the itinerary for sure when in the Pigeon Forge area. The shop offers a wide range of options, some geared towards cats themselves, like natural fur toys, bells, toys, cat beds,  and more. The store also features many items that you will love as a cat owner like cat socks and slippers, exclusive t-shirts, cat-themed sleepwear, handbags, sterling silver jewelry, books, garden flags, pillows, rugs, wallets, leggings, dresses, keychains, and more.

Guests rave about the good customer service offered by the friendly staff and shop owners. They also claim getting to pet some sweet shop cats while they pursue the store makes the trip that much more enjoyable. It is also noted that the prices of the treasures you find for sale at the Smoky Mountain Cat House are reasonable and make for great gifts and/or trip memorabilia.

In addition to the many items you can get at the Smoky Mountain Cat House, the store also features Pawsitively Jewels by Cheryl, which are handmade earrings featuring cats. These lightweight, everyday earrings are sure to make everyone who sees them smile and show the world that your heart belongs to your cats! The exclusive T-shirts available at the Cat House include many options ranging from fun, goofy shirts like the rasta cat t-shirt, the DJ Cat t-shirt, and the cat lady t-shirt but also include pretty and sentimental shirts that simply showcase your love for your cat. Don’t forget to explore the offerings of retro-inspired cat clocks that come in a wide variety of bold colors.

The Smoky Mountain Cat House was established in 1985 by Phil and Cheryl Anderson. Designed as a warm welcoming place for “cat people” of all types including the curious shoppers who visit the Smokies, this locale is a place designed to relax and share stories with other like-minded cat lovers. The mission of the store is yes to offer “things” or items that make cat lovers or cats themselves happy but more than that, it’s to be a home away from home for cat lovers where guests can pet and play with a cat while they are away from their own.

Insider Tips:
-The Smoky Mountain Cat House also features many items that you can buy online without visiting the physical location. Although guests do rave about the experience of actually visiting this unique house.
-The Fur ‘n’ Feathers spinners are “what your cat wants”; these are undyed fur in shades of natural gray and brown and feature rooster feathers. These non-toxic spinners will quickly become a favorite of your feline companion.
-The owners of Smoky Mountain Cat House invite you to visit soon or to call them if you don’t find the perfect cat-related item online or in-store!