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Thursday, August 31, 2006

Visiting Gatlinburg TN as a Large Group

Looking for a great retreat for your church group, school group or large family? Cabins for you has the perfect vacation place for you. With cabins that sleep as many as 46, your group can have a wonderful and comfortable experience at their large group Gatlinburg cabin.

Just as with our smaller cabin rentals, many of our group lodging options boast a great view and all of the amenities that you need to bring your cabin and your trip to it’s full potential. With our cabins just outside of downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, your group can enjoy a time away from it all without actually having to be very far away. Our cabins have tons of fun things to do inside, many include a foosball table, pool table, video games, hot tubs, an air hockey table and so much more! If your group does not want to spend time in the cabin, do not fear! Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge have many group activities for your group’s entertainment. Everything from skiing to white water rafting. From dinner and a show to a ghost walk. The fun also includes horse back riding and not to mention your favorite Gatlinburg TN parks and shows that you already love!

If you thought that Gatlinburg and Pigeon forge were just for couples and children, think again! Cabins For You can help you with the perfect vacation for a group of any age. Move away from what you thought Gatlinburg was and come discover the fun that it can be for your group today! A great time in Gatlinburg TN is waiting for your group and Cabins For You wants to make that trip possible! Don’t forget to look at our cabins for small groups too! Come and check us out today and give us a call at 1.800.684.7865.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Summer in Pigeon Forge TN

This summer make a trip to Gatlinburg TN or Pigeon Forge TN. If school has not already started, then it is getting ready to start. Before the hectic school schedule gets going, block some dates on your calendar to visit Pigeon Forge Tennessee. August and September are great months to visit Pigeon Forge. During these months, the crowds are smaller. This normally means you can receive better deals on Pigeon Forge cabins and attractions. One attraction that I would visit is Dollywood's Splach Country. A great summer time getaway.

Dollywood is one of the main attractions in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Each year visitors return to enjoy this family orientated theme park in the Smokies. But another attraction is rapidly growing popular with the families for summer time fun is Dolly’s Splash Country in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.

Dolly’s Splash Country in Pigeon Forge TN has over twenty-three water adventure slides and thrill rides. Dolly’s Splash Country also has two interactive playground areas for children. These playground areas are the Lazy River and Little Creek Falls. At Dolly’s Splash Country you can splash, plunge, dunk and float your way to fun.

Dolly’s Splash Country is now home to the Fire Tower Fall, which is the fastest and tallest ride in the park. Fire Tower Falls is a 70 foot tall twin free fall speed slide. At Dolly’s Splash Country you can also enjoy the Bear Mountain Fire Tower, Big Bear Plunge, Little Creek Falls, Mountain Waves, Mountain Scream, Mountain Twist, Soaker Springs, Raging River Rapids, The Butterfly, Wild River Falls, and the Downbound Float Trip.

Dolly’s Splash Country is also full of delicious eateries so you don’t even have to bring your own food into the park. These eateries include: Low Country Snacks, Campsite Grill, Outpost Snacks, High Country Snacks, Brush Fire Grill, Fireman’s Canteen, and the Watering Hole. Dolly’s Splash Country features one place to shop, Riverside Trading Post, so you must stop by.

So from the daring drop of Fire Tower Falls to the Mountain Waves, Dolly’s Splash Country has more than you could ask for. Come discover why families just keep coming back for more at Dolly’s Splash Country. Come visit Dolly’s Splash Country and our Pigeon Forge cabins.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Gatlinburg Craftsmen's Fair

In Gatlinburg TN you can celebrate the 31st Annual Summer Craftsmen’s Fair starting July 21st and ending on July 30th, 2006. The activities will start at 10:00 a.m. every day and they will end at 7:00 p.m. On Sundays the activities start at 10:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. The Craftsmen’s Fair is one of the area’s most popular events.

The Southeast Tourism Society has said the Gatlinburg’s Craftsmen’s Fair “rarely does an event come along that features the wonderful variety of juried artists as the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair. It is a show that should not be missed.” What they say is true, the Craftsmen’s Fair is one Gatlinburg TN event you do not need to miss.

If you love music and art the best place for you to be is at the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair. This one of the southeast’s most popular destinations. There are various musical that you can see too. Come to the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair and hear a little bluegrass, country, also hear the musical talent of Keith Longbotham and Dennis Lee and band.

The promoters of the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair, Sam and Tracey Large, have created an event that always attracts some of the country’s best artists and crafts people. Be a part of the crowd at this year’s Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair. Another unique part of the fair is that not only do these top artists make their art available to you but they also demonstrate their special talents and skills. Some of the artists place their artwork out for viewing and for sale so you can enjoy it as much as they do.

Come to Gatlinburg Tennessee and visit the Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair and rent on of our Gatlinburg cabins.

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Gatlinburg - Things To Do

Gatlinburg TN is the prime place for families to enjoy a wonderful vacation together while renting one of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals. Gatlinburg has family attractions with most of them being within walking distance from anywhere you stay. Gatlinburg TN is known for being a fun-filled, family orientated town.

In Gatlinburg you can enjoy everything from downhill snow skiing, whitewater rafting, plenty of miniature golf courses to choose from, hiking options from over 600 miles of beautiful mountain trails and fishing. The entertainment in Gatlinburg, Tennessee is plenty so you will surely find something that everyone will love.

With every turn in Gatlinburg TN there’s entertainment waiting for you. From the motion simulators, go karts, and bumper cars to Ripley’s Aquarium, haunted houses and the sky lift that will take you to the top of the mountain. Gatlinburg, Tennessee is also full of unique museums and the craftsmen fair.

Gatlinburg has delicious restaurants to enjoy every night you’re in town. Restaurants range from those with entertainment while you eat, to large chain restaurants, such as Hard Rock Café, and small family owned restaurants to romantic restaurants. There is tasty food for everyone in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

Gatlinburg has plenty of activities to keep you and your family entertained for days. There is no bad time to visit Gatlinburg, Tennessee. So pick your dates and bring the family and spend some together time in beautiful Gatlinburg TN.

Featured Attraction

The Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee area is lined with miniature golf courses but the most unique miniature golf course lies in downtown Gatlinburg. The Hillbilly Golf miniature course is a definite must see when you are visiting Gatlinburg TN.
Hillbilly Golf is known as the world’s most interesting miniature golf course. Hillbilly Golf adds an exciting twist to the ordinary game of miniature golf. The hazards on the course are interesting.
The Hillbilly miniature golf course in Gatlinburg starts off with a slow ride in a railcar straight up the side of a mountain. The ride up is only about 300 feet so, don’t look down. On your way up to the golf course you can admire the beautiful city of Gatlinburg Tennessee.
When you get to the top of the mountain you can have your choice of two, very challenging golf courses. It doesn’t matter which course you choose because both of them are lined with basic mountain hazards. These hazards will include: outhouses, stills, rocky walls, and beautiful native plants.
Hillbilly Golf is fun for the entire family. This is an unique adventure that you will never forget. The Hillbilly miniature golf course will keep you coming back to Gatlinburg year after year just so you can play the game again. So, what are you waiting for? It won’t get any stranger than this.
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Thursday, August 17, 2006

NASCAR speed park in Pigeon Forge TN has several tracks that you will enjoy. The NASCAR speed park is the perfect place for family fun in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. At the NASCAR speed park in Pigeon Forge TN there’s nine tracks to choose from so everyone can find something that will suit them.

The tracks at the NASCAR speed park include: Smoky Mountain speedway, The Competitor, The Intimidator, Slide Ways, Family 500, Young Champions, The Qualifier, Baby Bristol, and the Rookie. Each track is designed a different way so anyone can enjoy them.

The Smoky Mountain Speedway features Nextel Cup style cars. Drivers on this track must be 64’’ tall and at least 16 years of age and you must present your valid drivers’ license. This track is so close to the real thing, all you need now is a pit crew. The Competitor is a short track that features a high banking and racing side by side in a NASCAR replica car. However, you must be 62’’ tall. The Intimidator speed track is tough. It is truly named after the Intimidator, Dale Earnhardt. Drivers for this track must be at least 58’’ tall. If you haven’t raced on this track then you haven’t really experience the NASCAR speed park.

The Slide Ways race track is a 750-foot slick track that has tough, tight turns with a polish surface that provides you with an exciting race every time you race it. Drives for this track must be at least 48’’ tall. The Family 500 race track is shaped like an hourglass and is the perfect course for rookies or pros, this track also has double or single seater cars. This track is family fun, just like NASCAR would do it. The Young Champions race track is a 1,100 foot track that everyone loves. Drives for this track but at least 48’’ tall.

The Qualifier race track let rookies get a real taste for racing on this beginner track. Drivers must be at least 44”tall. The Baby Bristol race track is something the kids will love. The kids will surely like to have the chance to drive their very own NASCAR around a 200-foot starter race track. However, the children must be at least 40” tall to drive. The Rookie race track is a quarter mile oval shaped track that is the featured track of NASCAR speed park. Drivers on The Rookie race track must be 64” tall or must present a valid driver’s license.

The NASCAR speed park in Pigeon Forge TN also has other activities the whole family will enjoy. These activities include: speed bumper boats, dragon’s liar fantasy golf, speed dome arcade, kiddie speed way, “The Rock” rock climbing wall, the pro-tow, an indoor playground, rockingham railroad, NASCAR silicon motor speedway, and the thrill zone.

When visiting the NASCAR speed park in Pigeon Forge TN be sure to bring the entire family. They will enjoy the thrill of the track at this family orientated speed park.

Friday, August 11, 2006

Memories Theater in Pigeon Forge TN

The Memories Theater is a must see attraction. The Memories Theater is located in Pigeon Forge TN near the Smoky Mountains. The Memories Theater holds one of the best shows around. Elvis fans will love the show. The show is in memory of the famous Elvis. In addition to the Salute to Elvis show, they will also be holding many different shows to salute to other famous legends. Some shows will salute famous faces such as Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Garth Brooks, Willie Nelson and many many more.

The Elvis and Friends show is said to be one of the best shows in the nation. They will pay gratitude to music heroes from the past and present. There are two very classy ladies that will be stopping by the Memories Theater this Summer. Be sure to stop by while Aretha Franklin appears for two weeks straight in September of 2006. Tina Turner will also make a guest appearance for 2 weeks in October of 2006. Some special events taking place this year includes: ELVIS, ELVIS, ELVIS! On AUGUST 13, 2006 at 3PM. This is the 13th year that the Memories Theater will be holding it's Elvis Festival. Joe Passion as Jerry Lee Lewis will be appearing from July 31st until September 3rd.

Mark Hinds will be appearing as Kenny Rogers during the week of June 19 and during month of August. The Beatles Tribute Act will be held on November 23 until the 25. So if you are a music love then the Memories Theater is the perfect place to stop by while your on your vacation visiting Pigeon Forge Tennessee.

Due to the high profile of some people that appear at this show, the location to rent will be gone very soon if they are not already. Call Cabins For You at 1.800.684.7865 anytime to book one of our Pigeon Forge Cabins or Gatlinburg Cabins.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

McCarters Riding Stables

The McCarter family has been launching trail rides since 1931. They have had the privilege to be named as one of the Smoky Mountain Area’s premier riding stables. The stables are located about 5 miles from Gatlinburg TN and they are easy to find. Not only do they offer trail rides, but they also offer hayrides and buggy and carriage rides. Hayrides are $8.00 per person. Children under the age of three are free. The cost to go on a trial ride is $20.00 per horse. The trial ride lasts for one hour. It does include horse tax. There is nothing better than going horseback riding through the Gatlinburg TN and the Smoky Mountains. The Smoky Mountain scenery is absolutely breath taking. Horseback riding is something that the whole family can and will enjoy.

The horses have been professionally trained. The employees that deal with the horses are the best in the riding stables business. Your family’s safety is our top priority so bring the entire family along.

We will be happy to arrange group events, sunset rides, hayrides, buggy and carriage rides, cookouts and picnics. For more information please contact mcrydr@bellsouth.net.

Please remember to arrange a reservation with our company in one of our Gatlinburg cabins. October and November are the best time of the year to go horseback riding and visit Gatlinburg TN. The fall color is fantastic!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Smoky Mountains

Many people visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and just take a day trip into the park, but if you would love to drive the scenic route then there is an option for you. The scenic route runs on the 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway. The Blue Ridge Parkway connects the Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains. The parkway was built in the 1930’s, during the depression and ever since then people from all over the world keep visiting the park year after year.

The parkway is known as America’s favorite drive because the valley views, beautiful wildlife, and bright green plant life. However, if recent years the hemlock tree, which can be found along the parkway and in other national parks close by, is under threat from the hemlock woolly adelgid, which is a non-native insect. As a visitor to the park, you will notice the damage the Asian bug is causing to the hemlock population.

There are plenty of self guided tours you can take through the Smoky Mountain National Park. The park has more than 270 miles of roads cut through trees and mountainous terrain. The routes you can take are listed below.

Cades Cove Loop Road, which is an eleven mile paved road. Cades Cove dates back to 1819, when new settlers signed a treaty with the Cherokee to settle the land. What still stands today in Cades Cove is the largest collection of its kind in the United States. Cades Cove is home to 30 structures, which include churches and log cabins. These structures are proof of the early pioneers from the area. Cades Cove Loop Road is the most heavily visited site in the park. During the busiest months almost 4,000 vehicles can pass through Cades Cove daily. Bicycles are also allowed at certain times.

Newfound Gap Road is another popular driving route in the park. The scenic Newfound Gap Road is a 33-mile route the crosses over Newfound Gap, which stands at an elevation of 5,048 feet, which is the lowest drivable pass through the Smokies. Highlights of taking this road include the breathtaking views of the beautiful mountains, and the Rockefeller Memorial, which is a two-tier stone structure which was built in honor of a $5 million donation from the Rockefeller Foundation.

Clingmans Dome Road is a seven-mile mountain road that takes you to Clingmans Dome. Clingmans Dome stands at 6,643 feet and is the highest peek in the park as well as in the state of Tennessee. Clingmans Dome Road also crosses the highest point along the Appalachian’s journey from Georgia to Maine. You can park your car and hike up a steep half-mile trail through the forest to reach the lookout.

Also, if you prefer to stay close to the ground then take a look at the two main gravel roads: Heintooga-Roundbottom Road, which can be accessed from the Blue Ridge Parkway and Rich Mountain Road. If you’d rather walk then there’s a path for you too. Go explore one the Smoky Mountains quiet walkways on foot. These quarter mile paths lead you into just a small example of what the world use to be like.

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