Maintaining a healthy diet and vacationing can sometimes be a battle. Let’s face it – Fannie Farkle’s Corn Dogs and the Pancake Houses start summoning you as soon as you’re within a 10 mile radius of the area! It’s even harder to ignore those calls if finding a healthier option is another struggle in itself. We have some easy fixes to this dilemma. Read on and you’ll stress no more…
Summertime, for many of us, means sunshine, blooming greenery, the great outdoors and for most – delicious fresh fruit! The months of May through November lend the sunshine and perfect weather to make everything from blackberries to apples ripe for the picking. Gatlinburg, Tennessee and the surrounding areas provide the ideal conditions for fresh fruit so instead of stopping by the grocery store, consider picking your own! Picking your own fruit can be a lot of fun for you and your family and getting to see where your fruit comes from can be a great learning experience!
Gatlinburg’s SpringFest is an annual three month celebration that begins in early March. As the snow melts and flowers and wildlife begin to reemerge, Gatlinburg becomes one of the most beautiful places in the country. The celebration of Spring can be seen all throughout Gatlinburg this time of year – from the overflow of blooming flowers to live entertainment on the streets of downtown. With countless events, festivals, and performances you can count on Gatlinburg to tell you when Spring has sprung!
We’re giving away an iPad and a $50 Gas Card!!!
Cabins For You is on a roll! We have given away a couple of iPads and a $500 gift card already this year. Plus we’ve run tons of Flash Sales that Facebook fans have snagged. If you don’t know what a Cabins For You Flash Sale is hurry up and go to our Facebook fan page and fan us. We randomly post great cabin steals (like a $25 a night weekend stay).
One of the biggest concerns in our society today is how to maintain an eco-friendly environment while still making the most of our world. Gatlinburg is an area that is especially affected by these issues, considering the amount of greenery and pristine waters in the region coupled with the large number of visitors and businesses. This issue is made even more significant when considering that the Great Smoky Mountain National State Park is sitting in Gatlinburg’s backyard.
The word “Free” is always an eye catcher, and I plan to indulge some information on free things to do in Gatlinburg since you were probably drawn here by my clever word choice. With that being said the reality is that nothing is ever really free; however, I know of some virtually free things you and your fellow vacationers can partake in while visiting.
Since Gatlinburg is nestled right in the Great Smoky Mountains it should be obvious that you are sharing this beautiful region with a plethora of animal life. I’ve heard so many families talk about the adults and children alike keeping their eyes peeled for a bear sighting. Visitors may be curious as to where the most likely places are to encounter these animals in safe, controlled environments. While proper safety precautions should always be taken into consideration when approaching the wildlife of the area, there are a few spots, both controlled and open, around the city where bear and other animals can be encountered.
April is a wonderful time in The Great Smoky Mountains. There are all sorts of activities to get you out and about in the wonderful spring air. A few of the events you can take part in while visiting the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area are listed below:
Let me play out a scenario: You’ve just finished exploring the beautiful sights and sounds of Gatlinburg and you’re ready to relax with a yummy treat. When your sweet tooth calls, you can always listen in Gatlinburg. Shift your focus to one of the city’s many candy and sweets shops. These locations are especially loved by younger children. Stopping by the local candy stops is a nice tradition to start with the family. If tradition isn’t enough, maybe the fact that many of the stores in the area feature homemade treats ensuring that you get an authentic taste of Gatlinburg will be! Here are some places we recommend visiting:
As temperatures begin to warm up, we’re all going to be itching to get out of the house we’ve been cooped up in all winter! Although Gatlinburg is most commonly associated with the spectacular mountains that surround it, other natural wonders also call this city home. Among these are a series of waterfalls that provide proper incentive for any visitor to explore the area. Most of the falls are the culmination of a sometimes difficult hike, but are always worth it in the end. Here are just a few of the waterfalls that the Smokies have to offer: