After booking your Smoky Mountain cabin with Cabins for YOU, be sure to plan your visit to one of our Cabins for YOU partners* and TripAdvisor’s #1 aquarium in America—Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies! Located in the heart of downtown, this amazing aquarium has more fish species than there are residents in Gatlinburg!
If you’re wondering when to plan your fall visit to Gatlinburg, the month of October is the perfect choice—not only because that’s when the fall foliage of the Smoky Mountains will be at its peak, but also because you’ll have the chance to check out Ripley’s Fright Nights, which start at the beginning of the month!
Thinking about the best time to plan a family vacation to the Smokies? How about October?! Not only will you have fabulous weather and gorgeous fall foliage, but you’ll also have access to tons of October-only events like the annual Trick or Treat Kick Off Karnival!
There are a lot of unique holidays throughout the year, celebrating everything from foods to friends. Computer Learning Month. Eat Country Ham Month. Sarcastic Month. Even National Accordion Awareness Month. This year, celebrate National Popcorn Poppin’ Month – October – with some easy in-cabin recipes (perfect for movie nights), kids’ crafts made with popcorn, and some delicious flavored popcorn found right here in the Smokies! Continue reading
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.
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.
With 800+ miles of trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, it’s no wonder that hiking is such a popular activity. Seasoned hikers will find challenges on the more difficult trails, with Rocky Top/Thunderhead Mountain, Mt. LeConte (by way of Alum Caves), Rich Mountain Loop, Mount Cammerer, and Chimney Tops rounding out some of the most strenuous. First-timers, casual hikers, and kiddos will do best on the easy and moderate hikes, but there are plenty of those to pick from.
Why Cabins Beat Hotels for Business Travelers
While families vacationing in the Smokies make up the majority of our guests, we want you to know that, at Cabins For You, our cabins are the right choice even if you aren’t traveling for pleasure. And with Gatlinburg’s large convention center, the central location of the Smokies, and easy access to hundreds of restaurants and attractions, it’s no wonder businesses choose Gatlinburg for company-wide meetings and retreats.
It’s that time again…we have new cabins for you! Our Cabins For You family is growing even more this summer, adding beautiful cabins loaded with awesome amenities and featuring great mountain views and convenient locations.