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YOUR Bachelorette Bash in the Smokies

bachelorette-party-smokies-featured 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, Tennessee, are home to dozens of bars, attractions, shops, shows, restaurants, and opportunities for outdoor fun – all perfect for a bachelorette bash in the Smokies. If your group loves to stay active, spend some time in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Want to pamper the bride-to-be? Fill the weekend with massages, shopping, and winery tours. Feel like letting loose a bit? Check out the bars and live music in downtown

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Tips, Gear & Top Hiking Trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Great Smoky Mountains of Gatlinburg, Tennessee are scenic, serene, and exciting - brimming with opportunities for outdoor fun. Hiking is among those outdoor favorites, and with waterfalls, wildflowers, wildlife, and stunning mountain views, a hike in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an incredibly rewarding experience.  But because of sometimes unpredictable weather, stirring wildlife, and the nuances of the landscape, it's important that hikers of all skill levels be prepared. We have 8 simple DOs and DON'Ts to help make your hiking experience in the Smokies one to remember - in all the best ways. Then

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4 Scenic Day Hikes in Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Quite a national treasure to behold, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park covers 800+ square miles and is a haven for wildlife of all shapes and sizes — from powerful black bears to shy salamanders. Along scenic hiking trails, you can find mountaintop vistas, rushing streams, cascading waterfalls, and remnants of ancient homesteads. The most visited national park in the United States, this mountainous escape is only minutes from your peaceful cabin rental in Gatlinburg, Tennessee.  Notably, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers 800+ miles of hiking trails; some are mild and great for children while others are extreme

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10 Ways to Celebrate Grandparents’ Day in the Smokies

Each year, we celebrate the people who mean so much to us. They are the people who shaped our own parents’ lives and spoiled us growing up! September 11, 2022 is Grandparents’ Day – a time to show our grandparents how much we love them. And what better way to celebrate their love and legacy than by taking them on a trip to the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains? With a blend of gorgeous mountain scenery, nice restaurants, and fun attractions, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are ideal cities for enjoying time with your grandparents!  You can pamper them, let them feel

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Winter Tips in The Smokies

Picturesque throughout the year, the Great Smoky Mountains is especially enchanting as winter settles into Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The mountain peaks are tucked under a shimmering blanket of snow. Christmas lights brighten up seasonal events and shopping windows. Local attractions put a wintry spin on fun activities. The Festival of Trees brings the holiday spirit to the area. And the weather is great for cabin life, snuggling in front of a crackling fireplace or relaxing in a steamy hot tub at the end of the day. Winter is the perfect time of year for couples, families, friends, and

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Valentine’s Day in the Smoky Mountains

Flat,Lay.,Variety,Of,Chocolate,Dipped,Strawberries,In,A,Heart-shaped While flowers and chocolates are the go-to items on Valentine’s Day, it’s always nice to mix things up a bit. What better way to do that than to plan a romantic getaway to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, or Sevierville, Tennessee? With cozy mountain cabin rentals, incredible scenery, fine dining, great shopping, and tons of attractions, it’s the perfect place to steal away for a few days with that special someone. Start planning today for an amazing Valentine’s Day with your loved one. Here are some ideas on food, fun, and romance in Gatlinburg, Tennessee: Where to Eat Cherokee Grill – Located

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Girls’ Weekend in Gatlinburg

Ladies, what is one of the things you look forward to most in the year? Hmm, we’re placing our bet on getting together with your girlfriends. After all, it’s always nice to grab lunch, catch up, and feel that sisterly love. But sometimes, it’s just not that easy. Some friends live in different cities or states, and others never seem to have the time in between raising a family, working overtime, or bonding with their partner. And as much as you love your family and the men in your life, sometimes you just need girl time, ya know?  If you’re

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The Dos and Dont’s of Christmas in Gatlinburg

Sipping hot cocoa with wintry mountain scenes, celebrating the season at dazzling parades and fun festivals, enjoying holiday shows, gift shopping for yourself and loved ones, whipping up sweet treats at your cabin, and unwrapping presents together by a crackling fireplace — Christmastime in the Great Smoky Mountains is always memorable. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are filled to the brim with holly jolly events, attractions are decked out for the holiday season, and special Christmas performances are at every theater. Best of all, cozy cabins of all shapes and sizes abound with decorations, crackling fireplaces, homemade goodies, and a heartwarming

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Plan Your Spring Break in the Great Smoky Mountains — Today!

Sun rays beating down, sand in every nook and cranny, limited real estate for your towel, noisy chatter overpowering the waves, lines out the door…the beach might be the most popular place to spend spring break, but it certainly has its downsides. Why not change things up a bit this year? It’s time to say bye-bye, beach — and hello to your new spring break destination in the Great Smoky Mountains! At Cabins for YOU, we have you covered with information on wildflowers, hikes, and bear safety in the national park, springtime events, family-friendly attractions, local nightlife, budget-friendly options, tips for a

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5 Reasons to Break Up with the Beach this Summer

Summer plans for many usually include heading to the beach, but as we all know too well right now, summer 2020 is like no other we’ve experienced. Now that travel bans are being lifted and more businesses are opening, you’re probably ready to venture out a bit more. But with so many days spent doing the same thing the past few months, we think it’s time for a change – including how YOU vacation.  If the beach has been your go-to, we have something NEW for you. Maybe your beach is too crowded now that it’s open or maybe it’s

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