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Luxury Trips to the Smoky Mountains

Working nonstop, always saving, never spending…it’s time to take a piece of your hard-earned pie and enjoy a luxury trip to the Great Smoky Mountains! Sample fine wine, see stunning performances while you dine, play at top attractions, and shop until you drop in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee. And don’t forget to unwind at your luxury cabin with high-end amenities — splash in the private indoor pool, soak tired muscles in the steamy hot tub, sip morning coffee with priceless mountain views, watch films in the home theater, host game tournaments in the fully loaded rec room, relax with an in-cabin massage, and snooze in the master suite’s king-size bed. The best part? That’s just the start of your luxurious Smoky Mountain trip! Continue reading


Be a Tourist in the Smokies for National Tourism Day!

Zooming right around the corner is National Tourism Day on Tuesday, May 7, 2019! Celebrated during National Travel and Tourism Week (aka the first full week of May annually), this awesome holiday began in 1983 under President Ronald Reagan’s proclamation. Spend this National Tourism Day planning your Great Smoky Mountain trip, where you’ll experience breathtaking landscapes, choice shopping and dining options, fun attractions, and top cabin rentals! Better yet, make last-minute plans to be a tourist in the Smokies on National Tourism Day — it’s not too late!

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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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