History Highlight: The Ogle Family

One of the most popular drives in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is along the Roaring Fork Motor Trail, a six-mile paved road that gives visitors a chance to view 100-year-old cabins, barns, and homesteads in the Smokies. One of these homesteads—the Noah “Bud” Ogle Place—consists of a cabin, barn, and tub mill built by a mountain farmer named Noah “Bud” Ogle (1863¬–1913) in the late 19th century. His tub mill continues to grind, using water from the LeConte Creek. It is one of only a few left in existence.

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These are a few of my favorite things…in Gatlinburg

If you’ve ever been to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge in the Great Smoky Mountains, you probably have your favorite things. From restaurants and attractions to desserts and picnic spots, there are plenty of things to love about the area. There are many things I love about the Smokies, but I have my favorites, too – with maybe a dessert (or two or three) on the list. Whether you’re looking for something new to try, need some ideas for a surprise trip for someone, or just want to see if someone else loves your favorites in the Smokies just as much, read on.

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Here’s where to get the best BBQ in the Smokies

The South is known for many foods, from fried chicken and sweet potato pie to casseroles and fried okra. But a favorite in the South, and particularly in the Great Smoky Mountains, is juicy barbecue. Whether it’s dry-rubbed ribs or saucy pulled pork shoulder, barbecue is piled high in the restaurants of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. If you’re looking for a hearty barbecue meal in the Smokies – with heaps of mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, and vegetables on the side, check out our list of where to get the best BBQ in the Smokies.

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8 Questions to Ask When Planning Your Smoky Mountain Vacation

There are a lot of things to think about when planning a Smoky Mountain vacation. How much can you spend, where do you want to stay, what do you want to do, what will you eat? Thankfully, there are plenty of options – from restaurants and attractions to cabins and shops – to fit any style. Check out our top 8 questions to ask when planning your Smoky Mountain vacation to get you started. Continue reading


What We Love about Summertime in Gatlinburg

At Cabins for YOU, we live for the Smokies. We love all things Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Great Smoky Mountains related. We love snow-covered mountains in winter, trails dotted with spring wildflowers, and the changing leaves in fall. We also love summer in the Smokies. Summer in Gatlinburg means a busy community calendar of events, water sports, waterpark fun, sunny days along the Parkway, summer sales, and taking a break from the summer sun at the indoor attractions.

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How to Pull Off Mother’s Day at the Last Minute

Mother’s Day is fast approaching, and for those who haven’t been prepping, planning, or shopping for months, it’s time to start. The countdown is on – just 4 days – until the 1 day a year Mom is the center of attention. Although, let’s be honest: shouldn’t she always be?! If you don’t have plans or you’ve put off shopping, we have you covered. Read on for some last-minute gifts and ideas for Mother’s Day – especially in the Smokies.

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Local Foods for Homemade in the Cabin

Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are known for a lot of things: great mountain views, family-friendly attractions, their proximity to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (the most visited national park in the U.S.), Ober Gatlinburg, Dollywood, and…big country breakfasts. From heaping stacks of fluffy pancakes to plates of crisp bacon, getting a big breakfast is a must when you’re in the Smokies.

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How to Spend Your 3 Days in Gatlinburg

Jam-packed with family-friendly attractions, breweries and distilleries, fudge and candy shops, old-time photo studios, local wineries, museums, live music, outdoor activities, and an impressive calendar of events, the welcoming towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge in the Great Smoky Mountains are the vacation go-tos for millions of people each year. With so much to do, even a full week here isn’t enough time to fit it all in.

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April showers bring NEW cabins

Spring is the time for all things new, and at Cabins for YOU that means new cabins! Our April additions keep you in Pigeon Forge, ranging from a cozy 1-bedroom getaway to a luxurious 6-bedroom lodge. Read on to see what our new cabins have to offer for your honeymoon, family vacation, guys’ weekend, retreat, or reunion!

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