The birds are singing, rivers are defrosting, and the flowers are blooming! Springtime brings the Smoky Mountains to life, in respect to Mother Nature, but there are also tons of awesome events that make for a fantastic reason to bring family or friends on a Smoky Mountain cabin vacation!
So much of the fun of Halloween are the costumes and decorations; make it extra fun and exciting this year for the whole family in a cabin tucked into the colorful autumn mountains! Pack all your costuming and craft supplies in a tote and re-enact the beginning of Halloweentown when Aggie Cromwell (Debbie Reynolds) begins pulling out tons of Halloween trinkets out of her magic “bag that defies logic”. Craft and decorate personalized trick-or-treat bags at the living room coffee table with the little ones while the hilarious animated Hotel Transylvania plays in the background. Glue together your little fairy’s wand and stuff the tiny scarecrow’s sleeves with straw before heading to downtown Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg for Halloween festivals full of hair-raising scares and eerie excitement!
Fall is the time for fireside chats, football with family, relaxing nights beneath the stars, and hearty meals shared with friends. And these Pigeon Forge cabins, new to our Cabins for YOU family this fall, are just the place to share those special moments.
Teeming with rich history and wondrous wildlife, Cades Cove is one of the most popular areas to visit in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. From majestic mountain views and preserved historic structures to fascinating wild animals and never-ending forest trails, this valley area is a great place to see the Smokies like no other. Truly, you will not have to look far for unforgettable sights and unbelievable experiences at Cades Cove.
The holiday season is already creeping into retail stores around the country, and Santa Claus seemingly keeps showing up earlier and earlier every year…Pump the brakes and get centered before all the craziness begins. The serenity and peacefulness of a cabin in the Smoky Mountains is my favorite, quick remedy to that itch to run away before all the hoopla of the holidays revs up.
Fall is my favorite season. There is nothing quite like drinking coffee on the back porch of a cabin in the cool September morning air. Beyond the wood railing, a sea of red, orange, and yellow cascades up and over each mountain. Paired with the cool white glow of the sunrise, this is pretty close to heaven, I’m convinced. Just like me, the Appalachian areas of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg get in the spirit of autumn, and it’s truly an adventure to be had. Fall vacationing in the Smoky Mountains is an annual trip for many, but if you have not experienced a fall cabin trip, you certainly need to add this to your list this year!
Point of Grace | 5 bedrooms | 5 ½ bathrooms | sleeps 16 | Pigeon Forge
This modern mountain cabin in the Sherwood Forest resort is the perfect blend of high-end finishes, bright spaces, and rustic touches for a one-of-a-kind escape in the Great Smoky Mountains. It boasts all the “classic” cabin features – floor-to-ceiling windows, wood interiors, inviting deck spaces – plus lots of awesome bonuses. Spend days playing in downtown Pigeon Forge (just a few miles away), soaking up incredible mountain views with a drink in hand, splashing around in your private indoor pool, and shooting pool next to the built-in bunks. At night, create delicious homemade meals in the fully equipped kitchen, have movie marathons in your private home theater with big screen TV and theater seats, and fall asleep in gorgeous bedrooms that feel like their own little retreats.
The excitement of a new school year ran out quickly as soon as the homework assignments started rolling out and the first test and project dates were set. The kids aren’t the only ones fighting the back to school blues, though, and the line, “I am not going to ask you again to do your homework,” has already been worn out. Maybe you’re on the other side of this as a teacher. The kids have seemingly forgotten what desks are used for, you’ve already had to clean the classroom more times than you can count, and the wine aisle gets more tempting every day.
August is National Golf Month, and what better way to celebrate than with a day golfing in the Great Smoky Mountains? With beautifully manicured grounds, gorgeous mountain surroundings, and courses designed by top golf course architects and golfers, the golf courses in the Smokies are both challenging and scenic. Father-son weekend, relaxing getaway for yourself, corporate retreat, or a just-because-it’s-National-Golf-Month vacation – a day on the golf courses of Gatlinburg is always a win.
S’mores evoke feelings of family, friends, cool fall nights, stories by the campfire, simpler times, and a sprinkle of childhood innocence. And however you eat them: extra-browned marshmallows, open-faced or with 2 graham crackers, or melted chocolate – who doesn’t love this simple, sweet treat?! So, of course, there has to be a holiday to celebrate everyone’s favorite campfire dessert. Tomorrow (August 10) is National S’mores Day, and we’re gearing up by giving you some decadent s’mores-inspired recipes to try. Whether you’re at home or in one of our cozy cabins, these are great spins on the classic treat.