The Smoky Mountains are known for their grandeur year-round. Winter brings a wonderland of snow and ice, summer is alive with lush green trees, and spring ushers in wildflowers and stirring wildlife. But fall…fall is the crown of the Great Smoky Mountains. It’s the time when the landscape completely transforms. The leaves on the trees begin to change, effectively painting the mountains with hues of gold, red, and orange.
The Smokies are full of spooky ways to celebrate Halloween! From the Fright Nights at the Ripley’s Haunted Adventure attraction (also a Cabins for YOU partner*) to the Mysterious Mansion in Gatlinburg, you’re sure to find something to celebrate Halloween during your October visit to the Smoky Mountains.
July Fourth is only the beginning when it comes to celebrating America’s heroes in the Smokies. For those planning to visit Pigeon Forge this summer, the whole month of August will be dedicated to those brave men and women who fight for, protect, and serve our country with an event called Celebrate Freedom!
The Great Smoky Mountains area is one of the most scenic places in the country, and arguably, the world. It’s home to a huge diversity of trees and wildflowers, along with wildlife and incredible mountain vistas. Whether you’re in the heart of downtown or out among the trees and on the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you’ll find yourself surrounded by the beauty of the Smokies.
When we think of summer, we think of enjoying the sunshine and getting away. Summer is the perfect time to enjoy a family vacation, and if you’re looking for the perfect family destination, look no further than Gatlinburg, Tennessee!
For kids, summer break is just that: a break. It’s what they look forward to all year, getting out of school for long days of swimming, running, playing, and sleeping in. But for parents, a fun summer for the kids comes with some work. Besides actually going to work, you’re probably working to find a lot of ways to keep the kids entertained.
Looking for a way to escape the sun this summer? Why not stay indoors and watch a favorite Pigeon Forge show this year? This Smoky Mountain town has a variety of options for your summertime getaway, and they’re all suitable for everyone from young children to adults.
How to have a budget-friendly Gatlinburg vacation
There are so many things to do, see, and taste in the Smokies. And unlike some vacation destinations, the city is not known for being overpriced. When you travel to some cities, you know beforehand that you will be paying an arm and a leg for food, getting around town, souvenirs, and attractions. But in Gatlinburg, there are tons of attractions, shops, and restaurants that will be easy on any wallet. Travel is also budget friendly, with a city trolley that costs just a few dollars for an entire day! If you’re headed to the Smokies for vacation, read our 10 ways to save. You’ll have fun and go home with a little extra cash in your pocket. Continue reading
With wedding season already started in the Smokies, groups are flocking to these beautiful mountains to watch their loved ones tie the knot—and that means traditional wedding venues are filling up fast!
What is something we all look forward to when it comes to vacations? Swimming! Unfortunately, that usually means bobbing around a tiny hotel pool. But when you come to the Smokies, it’s a whole different ball game. You’ll have the chance to swim in some of the cleanest and prettiest swimming spots around—right here in the Great Smoky Mountains!