The holidays are the perfect time to get in some quality time with family. For families who don’t live near each other, it may be one of the only times during the year they get together. Renting a cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains can be a great way to get everyone together, whether it’s just immediate family or a big group of extended relatives.
Haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet? We — and roughly 90% of the population — know how you feel! To make your holiday purchases go as smoothly as possible, we’ve put together a Smoky Mountain gift guide — complete with unique present ideas, recommended local shops in Gatlinburg, and a few popular chain stores. To top it all off, we’ve even included a list of seasonal events that will really get you into the holiday spirit when you’re spending some time in the beautiful Smoky Mountains this winter! Continue reading
Country Bears Cabin | 2 bed + loft | 2.5 bath | sleeps 8 | Pigeon Forge
Cozy up in Country Bears Cabin, where the outdoor spaces are just as welcoming as the interiors. Whip up meals in your fully equipped kitchen, shoot some pool with friends, have movie night in front of your big screen TV with Blu-ray player in your theater room, and end your evenings chatting around the firepit while making s’mores. You’ll also enjoy a wood-burning fireplace, board games, the Sega Classic, an outdoor hot tub, and a secluded location to give you the peace you’ve been seeking!
Only one month away…Thanksgiving will soon be here! Can you believe it?! Gearing up and getting into the holiday spirit, we’ve dug deep to discover what we love most in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. While the obvious may hit the forefront, such as fun attractions, high-end restaurants, and quaint country shops, we’re thankful for so much more: the top entrance to the national park, Christmas year-round, choice cabins, the friendly locals, handcrafted keepsakes, and unforgettable memories.
Just because you’re coming to the Smokies this October doesn’t mean you have to miss the excitement of trick-or-treating, jack-o’-lanterns, and ghosts-and-goblin fun! In fact, the Smokies is loaded with ways to celebrate Halloween while you’re in town—from Ripley’s Fright Nights to the Trick or Treat Kick Off Karnival at Ripley’s Aquarium to Shocktober at the Space Needle.
Scare season is upon us, and it’s time to run for the hills, or better yet, the mountains! The Smoky Mountains are probably not even close to the first destination that comes to mind when we think of the Halloween season, but Gatlinburg is the place to be during autumn with the incredible kaleidoscope of warm colors painted across the mountains. It’s the best of nature and scares in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains during the frightful nights of Halloween, in a cozy cabin tucked away into the mountains.
Summer’s over and fall will be ushered in to the Great Smoky Mountains in true Smoky Mountain fashion: beautifully – with crisp, cool air; changing leaves in the hues of rich reds, vibrant golds, and deep burnt oranges; fun seasonal events; and delicious seasonal foods! Fall is arguably the best time to visit the Smokies, although an argument can be made for ANY time of year in the beautiful mountain towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.
Heavenly scented wildflowers in spring, outdoor fun for all ages in summer, picturesque landscapes in autumn, and cozy cabin stays in winter — the seasons of Gatlinburg present unique weather and activities year-round. What does this mean for YOU? Well, learning about local seasonal weather can help you decide when to vacation in the Smokies, which in turn will determine what to expect, how to pack, and where to stay. A perfect place to host any occasion, from family trips to beautiful weddings to business gatherings, Gatlinburg harbors 4 seasons, each with their own distinctive characteristics and playful attitudes. Continue reading
Private indoor pools, game-filled rec rooms, home theaters, mood-setting fireplaces, spacious bedrooms, nature all around, precious memories to last a lifetime — cabins are awesome. And cabins in the Great Smoky Mountains are even better…so why leave? In fact, we highly recommend taking at least one day of your vacation to just hang out and chill at your vacation home in the Smokies. Whether you’re looking for a bit of relaxation, fun for hours on end, or a nice blend of both, our Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg cabins have you covered…and then some! Continue reading
Favorite things to do in Gatlinburg, Tennessee? It took us a while, but we finally agreed on our top 25! This condensed list is meant to be an introductory guide to the area, so don’t be afraid to branch out and explore other attractions, restaurants, shops, and outdoor activities. Get ready for nothing but good times in Gatlinburg! Continue reading