You drink green beer for St. Patrick’s Day, hunt eggs for Easter, decorate the tree for Christmas, overstuff yourself for Thanksgiving, dress up like superheroes for Halloween, and set off fireworks for the 4th of July. So what do you do for International Goof Off Day (March 22)? Take off work, skip school, and find some fun and silly things to do for the day!
Spring is in the air in the Great Smoky Mountains! The air is warm, the birds are singing, the hillsides are green, and the community calendar is packed with fun Easter events and activities for the whole family! There is plenty to do downtown, or read on for some fun ideas for recipes and activities in the cabin – especially if you’re traveling with kids! Continue reading
Springtime in the Smokies. It’s synonymous with wildflowers, fireflies, and…hot rods? That’s right! Every spring, the Smoky Mountains play host to the biannual Pigeon Forge Rod Run! Scheduled in the spring and the fall, this Rod Run is one of the largest car shows in the South and one of the most anticipated events in Pigeon Forge. And the good news is, you’ve still got plenty of time to get your engines revving and join the action for 2017!
No matter what holidays you celebrate, there are some that are most well-known: Christmas, Thanksgiving, Hanukah, St. Patrick’s Day, New Year’s Day, Easter, Halloween, July 4, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, President’s Day, Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Valentine’s Day…but did you know that each month there are dozens of other off-the-wall holidays to celebrate?!
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!
You know who you are—our treasured Cabins for YOU guest who values your grandmother’s old sewing machine more than her diamond earrings, or who has an entire room in your house dedicated to yarns and fabrics, or who is more comfortable in your paint-stained overalls than just about anything else. Whatever your craft of choice, this blog is for you!
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.
Celebrating national parks with the Hike 100 Challenge
This year marks an important anniversary for the National Park Service—100 years! According to the National Park Service website, on August 25, 2016, the National Park Service Centennial will celebrate a full century of maintaining America’s national parks for community recreation, conservation, and historic preservation.