Category Archives: Advice

The Beginner’s Guide to Gatlinburg

Getting ready for your first trip to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee? Don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. We’ve been managing vacation rental cabins, exploring, living in, and loving the Smokies for a long time. We LOVE the attractions, the cozy cabins, the gorgeous scenery, the annual events, the variety of food, the music…well, EVERYTHING about the Smoky Mountains! We’ve also spent a lot of time playing tourist, so we know the ins and outs of vacationing here too.

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Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Your Hubby in the Smokies

Office work, house chores, prepping dinner, playing with the kids…every hard-working husband and father deserves a break. And what better time to surprise your husband with a relaxing trip to the Great Smoky Mountains than on an annual holiday held just for him — Father’s Day! Forget the usual gifts, like ties and tools. Ramp up your hubby’s special day with moonshine tastings, hiking and biking through the national park, racing and games in town, and a memorable cabin stay. Not only will he be pleasantly surprised to spend Father’s Day (Sunday, June 16) away for a change, but he’ll also have the pleasure of spending a little quality time with YOU!

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Opt for Screen-free Family Fun in Gatlinburg

Ah, those elusive screen-free moments just seem to come and go so swiftly…if ever. Emails keep pouring in; the kids don’t seem to understand the importance of eye contact; we can’t bear to miss the newest release of our favorite TV show; and notifications are hard to let go for too long. Yes, we live in a screen-filled world, be it our laptops, tablets, TVs, or phones, but it’s nice to put technology away every once in a while. And the Great Smoky Mountains is the perfect place to unplug and reconnect with nature, yourself, and loved ones. Slap FOMO (fear of missing out) in the face and enjoy screen-free family fun in Gatlinburg, TN — filled to the brim with attractions for all ages and cozy cabins galore! Continue reading


FREE Fun in the Great Smoky Mountains

While every vacation is about having fun, eating some great food, spending time with family and friends, and maybe treating yourself a bit, not every vacation is the splurge-on-everything type. Budget vacations are popular for a reason! You work hard for your money all year, and you want it to stretch the furthest when you’re on vacation. We totally get that. So along with our budget-friendly cabins that start at under $100/night for YOUR OWN PRIVATE CABIN, we also have some great ideas for FREE or cheap things to do in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and the Smoky Mountains. Continue reading


Large Group Getaways: Top Attractions and Activities in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge in the Great Smoky Mountains are top picks for group getaways – whether it be reunions, church or youth retreats, corporate weekends, or special occasions – for a reason. Both towns are packed with group-friendly attractions, feature awesome annual events that are great for groups, and have a huge variety of large-group lodges boasting amenities that will keep any group happy.

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Date Night: A Fun Night out in Gatlinburg

Looking to up your game for date night? Treat your man or lady to a fun night out in downtown Gatlinburg — where tasty dishes, ocean adventures, comedy genius, good ole times, and cozy cabins reside! Start your romantic evening with a smooth red and a steak dinner by a relaxing river. Next, take an under-the-sea tour or watch a knee-slap-worthy performance. Later, down a cold one or two while grooving to live music, then end the night with a steamy hot tub soak under the stars at your secluded Smoky Mountain cabin. If you’re looking to ramp up the romance, create new memories with your sweetheart, or simply show your loved one a great time, Gatlinburg is the place for YOU!

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Valentine’s Day is 1 Month Away: Slip away to Gatlinburg!

When a lot of people think of Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains, they think of family-friendly attractions, airbrush t-shirts, and maybe even fudge. And while those are awesome and classic aspects of this charming mountain town, there is so much more. The Smokies is also all about romance, from the jaw-dropping mountain views and peaceful woods surrounding cozy Gatlinburg cabins to the wineries and distilleries, perfect-for-couples attractions, great restaurants, and unique shops.

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10 Winter Activities for Cold Weather in the Smokies

The post-holiday blues are creeping in and the winter months are only halfway through… but we have the perfect remedy! A Smoky Mountain vacation is just what you need to rescue everyone from the winter blues and inspire some excitement in this chilly weather. Start those New Years’ resolutions or keep them going when this cold weather is already stealing away your vigor with a few of these outdoor winter activities.

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