Did you know that Parents’ Day is July 23? This year, consider showing your appreciation by treating your parents to one of our ideas for a Smoky Mountain getaway. What better way to thank Mom and Dad than sending them to a place where they can enjoy beautiful scenery, amazing restaurants, great shopping, and endless memorable experiences? You might consider booking a cabin just for them or taking them with you to enjoy a weekend of family fun. Regardless of which you choose, there are plenty of special ideas for ways to treat your parents.
June was a busy month for us at Cabins for YOU, with a new FAMILY of cabins joining us, plus a duplex and 3 unique and fun cabins! In the Beside the Still Waters community, we have cozy, welcoming, and relaxing cabins in a serene community in Pigeon Forge. Our new duplex features 2 fun and stylish cabins, and our other 3 new cabins are perfect for fun family getaways with games, theaters, and more!
Arts and crafts – The arts is an integral part of the Smokies, from the Arrowmont School of Arts & Crafts to the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community. Visit either throughout the year to see the work of local artists and craftsmen, or plan a trip to the Smokies during one of the events hosted during the year. From gallery showings and arts and crafts fairs to unique pieces found in area shops, you can always enjoy a bit of the arts scene.
If you’ve ever been to the Smoky Mountains in fall, you know why it’s one of the most popular times to visit. Warm days with cool mountain breezes and nights that are crisp and cool. Gorgeous fall colors on the leaves. Delicious seasonal foods and drinks. Inviting fires in cozy cabins. Fun fall events. Beautiful days for hikes in the national park. If you haven’t been to the Smokies in fall, you don’t want to miss this time of year.
Gatlinburg is a vacation go-to for many reasons. Wineries, distilleries, charming wedding chapels, and cozy cabins make it perfect for romantic getaways, honeymoons, and wedding weekends. Large group lodges, a variety of restaurants, and places like Rocky Top Sports World, the Gatlinburg Convention Center, and the community centers in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg provide amenities for retreats, reunions, tournaments, and more. Outdoor enthusiasts flock to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park – the most visited national park in the U.S. – for horseback riding, fishing, biking, and hiking on the 800+ miles of trails found there.
Family vacations are probably the first thing that come to mind when you think of the Smokies – probably not a bachelorette party. But Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are home to dozens of bars, attractions, shops, shows, restaurants, and opportunities for outdoor fun – all perfect for a bachelorette bash in the Smokies.
40 Ways to Stay Cool this Summer in Gatlinburg
Summer in Tennessee is hot and humid, with lots of sunny days for outdoor fun. But when it gets a little too warm and you want a break from the heat, you’ll want some great ways to cool off this summer. Thankfully, Gatlinburg has plenty of great options for cooling off, from indoor attractions and community pools to private indoor pools at cabins and arcades. If you need a few ideas for staying cool on your summer getaway to the Smokies, read on. We have plenty of great cool-as-a-cucumber picks! Continue reading
Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge have their staples. Attractions, restaurants, activities that have stood the test of time and are at the top of many vacationers’ must-do lists. Skiing at Ober Gatlinburg. Exploring underseas at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. Breakfast at the Pancake Pantry. Outdoor fun in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Shows at Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre. Old-time photos and airbrush t-shirts. Creamy fudge and fresh-pulled taffy. The annual Great Smoky Arts & Crafts shows. Fun days at Dollywood. Dinner shows on the Parkway. All come to mind when we think of the Smoky Mountains.
With the Gatlinburg Farmers Market in full swing – and plenty of fresh fruits and veggies at local stores – summer is the perfect time to try some cooking in your Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge cabin. At Cabins for YOU, you’ll have a fully equipped kitchen where you can keep leftovers, store snacks, or whip up delicious homemade meals when you don’t want to go out to eat. Take advantage of having the essentials on hand, and try some of these fresh summer recipes at the cabin!