Category Archives: Advice

Stop & Smell the Coffee in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

The magic of Christmas lights, snow, and decorations is enough to really warm your heart during this beautiful season of giving, but it doesn’t quite help your cold nose or freezing fingers! While touring the captivating lights and over-the-top holiday scenery of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, escape to some of my favorite little coffee shops in the Smoky Mountain area. There are numerous stops with tons of unique drink flavors you will definitely want to swing through to taste. Or you can enjoy a hot drink on a cold night from the comfort of your Gatlinburg cabin!

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Summer Vacay for Every Style — in the Smokies!

Stuck inside all winter, busy schedules in spring…summertime is vacation time! And no matter your vacation style, be it laid back, high action, luxury, pet-centered, or miserly, the Great Smoky Mountains is the perfect place to host your summer vacay. Unsure what kind of vacation style suits you? Take our mini quiz to help you find the answer with tips and tricks on how to enjoy your best Smoky Mountain vacation! As a bonus, we’ve even listed the perfect cabin amenities according to each vacationer type — after all, you can’t visit the Smokies without a proper cabin experience…it’s tradition.

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10 Reasons You’re a Crowd Avoider — And Why It’s Okay in the Smokies!

If lines make you anxious, bumper-to-bumper traffic isn’t your game, and crowds make you cringe, then you might be a Crowd Avoider. Some people may say you’re too uptight, can’t let loose, or just need to chill, but we get it. Why wait in line forever to enjoy a ride for a few fleeting moments? Why take hours to reach a destination that’s only minutes away? And why let people you don’t even know into your personal bubble? Any of this ringing a bell? Yep, that’s why we’ve put together a list of 10 reasons you’re a crowd avoider and why it’s perfectly okay to travel in low seasons, avoid crowds altogether, and make your Smoky Mountain trip truly worthwhile.

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Say “I DO” to Fall in the Smokies — Fall Weddings and Honeymoons

Gorgeous colors, gentle breezes, seasonal wildflowers — what better time to say “I do” in the Smokies than fall?! While other seasons do have their charms, autumn presents a unique period of nice weather accompanied by natural décor, truly enhancing your wedding experience. The Great Smoky Mountains is not only a beautiful place to tie the knot but also a fantastic location to spend your first days of marriage together. From hiking through the fall-hued forests and attending local festivals to dining at first-class restaurants and spending cozy nights in the cabin, your wedding and honeymoon in the Smokies will be memorable to say the least. Continue reading


Why We Love Gatlinburg — and YOU Should, Too!

As you make your way into the wonderful City of Gatlinburg, surrounded by the breathtaking Great Smoky Mountains, spellbound by exciting attractions, entranced by the aroma of Southern flavors, and mesmerized by endless cabin amenities, falling in love isn’t a choice — it’s a natural response. And we believe once you visit Gatlinburg, you’ll feel the same. That’s why we’ve put together a list of reasons why we love Gatlinburg, from hiking in the most visited national park and tackling every attraction in sight to savoring local food creations and spending quality time in a cozy cabin with an epic mountain view. After exploring Gatlinburg, Tennessee, for the first time, return trips are bound to happen!

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Memorial Day in the Smoky Mountains: 10 Ways to Play

It’s the beginning of the summer after a long school year with the kids, long workdays in the office as the weather seemingly begged you to skip work and stay outside, and all the graduations, weddings, and obligations that kept you from unwinding. Rather than preparing your own home for this momentous summertime kick-off. make this year’s Memorial Day 2018 an incredibly fun celebration in a Pigeon Forge cabin! Here are 10 ideas to inspire an epic Memorial Day weekend to start your summer off the right way: Continue reading


National Girlfriends Day

Uncontrollable laughter without a cause, a steady shoulder to lean on day or night, personal secrets kept without question, mutual love to last for all time…true girlfriends share an unbreakable bond that deserves to be celebrated. Be they mothers, sisters, teammates, coworkers, or classmates — girlfriends are the best of friends. In fact, an entire day was created to acknowledge and honor these treasured relationships: National Girlfriends Day!

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Father’s Day — Last-Minute Trip for Dad

Remember all those times playing catch in the backyard, dancing on his toes, giggling at his snore, being tickled without mercy, and eating dessert before dinner without telling Mom? Dads are extra special — they make us laugh without reason, hold us on sad days, give words of wisdom, and love us unconditionally. With Father’s Day (Sunday, June 17, 2018) just around the corner, surprise the dad in your life with a last-minute trip to the Great Smoky Mountains — where adventures await, manly museums can be found, hearty grub is aplenty, and breathtaking mountain views make it all worthwhile!

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Last-Minute Mother’s Day Getaway

Without great mothers, where would we be? No, really…they birth, adopt, clothe, feed, watch over, take care of, and love us. With Mother’s Day only a few days away on May 13, 2018, what will you do to show how much you appreciate your precious mom? Fragrant flowers and vibrant gifts are all fine and good, but a relaxing trip the Great Smoky Mountains — now that would be a memorable Mother’s Day indeed!

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10 Ways the Smoky Mountains Beats the Beach this Summer

The beach seems like the obvious choice for a summer escape, but we would like to argue: the Smoky Mountains is the best place to vacation for your family getaway in the summer! With cool cabins, incredible mountain views, and hundreds of fun things to do, Cabins for YOU Smoky Mountain cabins near Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg prove that it shouldn’t be all about the ocean in the summer! Check out our top 10 reasons why… Continue reading