Category Archives: Advice

Sustainable Travel: Going Green in the Smokies

Today, many people are looking for at least some ways to “go green.” What does going green mean? It means reducing your carbon footprint (your impact on the earth) through the 3 Rs method: Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. It’s all about finding ways to ensure our beautiful earth stays beautiful, safe, and healthy for generations to come. The less waste we produce, the better. But going green doesn’t have to be a big thing. Little steps make a big difference.

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I Don’t Want to Leave the Cabin…Now What?

Looking forward to relaxing, playing, and making memories at your cabin rental in the Great Smoky Mountains? After your travels, the first thing you’ll want to do is unpack and unwind. And while there is tons to do in town and in the national park, from riding roller coasters, horseback riding, and hiking to fine dining, moonshine tasting, and country chic shopping, we have a hunch you won’t want to leave your cabin…

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Top Picnic Spots in the Great Smoky Mountains

When summer turns lush and fall paints the leaves in the Great Smoky Mountains, one of the best ways to enjoy the picturesque landscape is to go on a lovely picnic with your loved ones. Plop on a blanket under a tree, dine at a table by a flowing river, or throw a picnic party at a pavilion! Picnic areas are aplenty in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and in nearby Gatlinburg, TN. Simply choose which spot best suits you and enjoy an affordable and fun experience in nature. Need a few suggestions? We’ve listed our fav picnic spots for YOU!

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For YOUR Gatlinburg Cabin: Easy Grilling Ideas this Summer


It’s summertime in the Smokies! That means you’re almost obligated to grill out at your Gatlinburg cabin! And with everything from charcoal to electric to gas options, it’ll be easy to toss on burgers, steaks, kebabs, and more. And when you’re on vacation, we know you want something easy, so we’ve found some tasty and easy grilling ideas for you to try at your Cabins for YOU cabin!

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Relax in the Smokies for National Hammock Day

It’s National Hammock Day! July 22 is another one of those wacky “holidays” we love to celebrate, and it may be one of our favorite yet. When we’re not playing in the Smokies, we love relaxing in the Smokies, and this is the day to take that to the max! And even if you don’t have a hammock to call home for the day, there are plenty of other ways to relax and unwind – which is what a hammock is all about! Read on to see our top ideas for relaxing in the Smokies – from your Gatlinburg cabin to downtown Pigeon Forge.

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Honor National Parents’ Day in the Smokies

Whether you were raised by both parents, a single mom or dad, adopted family, grandparents, or another cherished person in your life, a special day awaits to show your beloved parent figures a little (or a lotta) extra love — National Parents’ Day! Established in 1994 and celebrated annually on the 4th Sunday in July, this holiday gives everyone the opportunity to honor their parents together. And what better way to enjoy this beautiful holiday than by gifting or taking a memorable trip to the Great Smoky Mountains?!

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Girlfriends’ Day Getaway to the Great Smoky Mountains

Always there when you need them for belly laughs, a shoulder to cry on, and supportive advice, girlfriends are special indeed. Rightfully so, an entire day has been dedicated to celebrating gal pals — National Girlfriends’ Day will be here before you know it on August 1! While you could send a handwritten letter, gift homemade fudgy brownies, or grab a bite together in honor of this awesome day, why not make it extra special with a memorable trip to the Great Smoky Mountains? Spend quality time and forge stronger bonds with your best girlfriends on a weekend getaway — filled to the brim with fun attractions, charming boutiques, fine wining and dining, plus a relaxing cabin stay in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN. Be they mothers, sisters, aunties, cousins, classmates, teammates, or coworkers, your girlfriends deserve a break, and so do YOU!

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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