Planning Your Summer Getaway

Planning your summer vacation has never been easier. When you book a cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains, you’ll find everything you need to make your vacation relaxing, memorable, and full of fun! You can stay and play at your mountainside retreat, or you can head into town and enjoy the one-of-a-kind exhibits and attractions you’ll find only in East Tennessee. Either way, the Great Smoky Mountains become your one-stop shop for the best summer vacation your family has ever experienced!

Choosing Your Cabin
Summertime is all about finding the best ways to cool down. So for your Smoky Mountain vacation, we recommend staying in a cabin with your very own pool! Some of our cabins with pools include Hidden Point Lodge (sleeps 30)—which provides access to a large, private outdoor pool and yard, making it perfect for a large group—and Panorama Point (sleeps 12) with a spacious indoor pool that provides sweeping views of the Smokies. We have several other indoor pool options as well, including Edge of Paradise (sleeps two) for romantic getaways or the luxurious Copper River (sleeps 10) with an indoor waterfall and footbridge.

If you’d rather soak in the natural beauty of the Smokies, we also recommend booking one of our cabins on the water for your summer vacation. Our River Retreat cabin (sleeps 10) features a covered porch with rocking chairs that overlooks a crisp, flowing river. Or a smaller group might enjoy the sights and sounds of the Little Pigeon River in our On the River cabin (sleeps 4) near downtown Gatlinburg. With easy access to fresh mountain streams and rivers, you can enjoy a quick wade into the water or try your hand at a favorite Smoky Mountain summertime activity—fishing! However, you will need a fishing license if you plan to fish in Gatlinburg.

Scheduling Your Activities
Even though our cabins provide you with more than enough amenities to keep you cool and entertained for your entire stay in the Great Smoky Mountains, we hope you’ll try some of the area’s best-loved summertime attractions. Some refreshing family-friendly adventures in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge include whitewater rafting the Big Pigeon River, sliding down the water rides in Ober Gatlinburg, and exploring the variety of water thrills at Dollywood’s Splash Mountain. Or you can cool down indoors with a tour of Ripley’s Aquarium, where you’ll see everything from river fish to ocean dwellers like the sting ray.

No matter what you decide to do, remember to pack this essential summertime gear:

  • Sunglasses
  • Bathing suit
  • Sunscreen
  • Sandals
  • Camera (preferably waterproof)

We look forward to helping you pick out your favorite summertime cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains, and we hope you enjoy your stay!


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