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!
Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are popular fall destinations because of their cool, comfortable weather, beautiful scenery of changing leaves, stirring wildlife, and many fun festivals and fairs. It’s a great time to hit the 800+ miles of trails, stroll along the Parkway, spend some time relaxing at a cozy cabin, or just explore the area’s attractions and shops.
A vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains is one of those classic fall experiences. With the backdrop of the Smokies, the changing of the leaves, the cool days and crisp nights, the baskets full of apples, hot cider and cocoa, and the smell of pumpkin spice everywhere you go, everything about Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge screams FALL.
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
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!
What is fall in the Great Smoky Mountains without quality time in the great outdoors? These beautiful new Cabins for YOU cabins offer stunning mountain views, wooded surroundings, and great outdoor spaces for relaxing and unwinding.
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.