Category Archives: Attractions

Water Fun in the Smokies: Tubing, Rafting, Fishing & More!

As spring flowers fade and cool breezes linger, summertime draws near…sure to bring heat waves and sweaty attire. Now is the perfect time for a refreshing vacation! Beat the summer heat by splashing around in the Great Smoky Mountains, from tubing down Little River and whitewater rafting with your pals to fishing for rainbow trout and lounging in your very own private indoor pool. No matter where you stay, be it Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, keeping cool in the Smokies will be a breeze!

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Anakeesta: NEW Fun in the Smokies

Looking for a place to duel zipline with a friend, ride a thrilling mountain coaster, dine with an incredible mountain view, shop for unique souvenirs, and stroll amongst the tree canopy? Venture to Anakeesta, a 55-acre aerial adventure park for all ages in Gatlinburg, Tennessee — right next door to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! From Firefly Village and the Treehouse Village Playground to Adventure Outpost and the Forest Memorial Interpretive Trail, memorable experiences and incredible family photos are waiting for YOU atop Anakeesta Mountain. Continue reading


10 Smoky Mountain Summer Ideas & Family Fun for Every Budget

Cabins for YOU is a family-owned business, a family who happens to have a lot of kids. So, we know just how expensive summer vacations can get, no matter where you go! The awesome thing about a summer vacation in the Smoky Mountains is the wide array of options for entertainment suitable for every budget! Plan your vacation with another family or a group of families from your kids’ athletic team, church friends, or long-time family friends and split the cost of a large group cabin, making your lodging even more affordable. Plus, the more the merrier!

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50 Things to Do for Summer Solstice

Every year around the middle of June, summer solstice arrives, announcing the end of spring and the beginning of summer with the sun reaching its highest point in the sky. As the longest day of 2018 (with first light at 5:48 a.m. and last light at 9:23 p.m.), June 21 will be a special time for your first summer excursion! Start summertime right with a full day of wining and dining, playing and exploring, shopping and laughing, and mostly relaxing in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee — a place filled with beautiful sights and fun attractions, surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains and local wildlife, and saturated with kind souls and good times.

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Food, Brews & the Great Outdoors: Father’s Day in the Smoky Mountains

After years of running all over the place, driving kids to school, practice, dances, and games, let the man rest and relax with the perfect Father’s Day in the Smoky Mountains! No need for fancy food. He will drop his napkin halfway through the meal and use his pant leg, anyway. No need for expensive, aged wines. Just pass him another beer or a small glass of good ‘ole Tennessee whiskey. And no need for an extravagant, pricey resort. Bring him back to a quiet log cabin to relax in a rocking chair on the deck after playing golf, hunting, and playing in the great outdoors of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Discover Family-friendly Frightening Fun During A Smoky Mountain Halloween!

So much of the fun of Halloween are the costumes and decorations; make it extra fun and exciting this year for the whole family in a cabin tucked into the colorful autumn mountains! Pack all your costuming and craft supplies in a tote and re-enact the beginning of Halloweentown when Aggie Cromwell (Debbie Reynolds) begins pulling out tons of Halloween trinkets out of her magic “bag that defies logic”. Craft and decorate personalized trick-or-treat bags at the living room coffee table with the little ones while the hilarious animated Hotel Transylvania plays in the background. Glue together your little fairy’s wand and stuff the tiny scarecrow’s sleeves with straw before heading to downtown Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg for Halloween festivals full of hair-raising scares and eerie excitement!

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