Category Archives: Advice

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

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

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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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We’ve got you covered…120%

The country is gearing up for "Opening Up America Again", and we are too! Book with confidence with our 120% guarantee. Book during the month of April for stays April 17 - December2020 and we'll guarantee your vacation 120%! Receive a voucher for 120% of the rent you paid if your vacation is canceled because of travel bans or changes on our end. FAQ Can I gift my voucher to someone else? Yes, you just need to call in at 1.800.684.7865 to confirm your voucher is being transferred to another person. Once authorized, you will no longer have access to the voucher, so be sure you want

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What to Do on a Rainy Day in Gatlinburg

When you're in the Great Smoky Mountains, rainy days and Mondays don't have to get you down. With dozens of fun indoor attractions, even the wet weather offers a chance to play. From a world-class aquarium and dinner shows to arcade games and shopping, there is no shortage of things to do on a rainy day in the Smokies. And while we can’t do anything about the Monday blues when you’re at home, we can say that the thoughts of the upcoming work week will be far away when you’re relaxing at your cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains or playing the day away in downtown Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge.  So as you plan your next vacation to the Smokies,

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COVID-19 Update: What’s Closed in the Smoky Mountains

We’re Open – and so is the Smokies! We are thrilled to say that many Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge businesses are open again, including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Reduced occupancy and additional safety measures will be in place, so you can continue to maintain distance while supporting area businesses.  NEW Sevier County Mask Policy Beginning July 10 and going through August 3, 2020, Sevier County (Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville) has put in place a mandatory mask policy inside most public spaces and businesses to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Masks are not required outside, although maintaining

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What to do in the Smokies During the Coronavirus

Updated April 23, 2020 While things aren’t completely “back to normal,” it does seem we’re starting to emerge from a bit of a fog. We’re happy to say that the Smokies is starting to reopen, welcoming guests back as soon as April 24 in state parks and May 1 for many businesses. Rest assured, restaurants, shops, and attractions that do open will be following stricter guidelines, ensuring guests can still practice social distancing in a new way while out. Whether you already have your trip planned or are deciding when to come, you want to know the best way to

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