Category Archives: Advice

Parents’ Weekend Away

Although we spend the better part of our young lives (particularly our teen years) thinking that we know better than our parents, as we get older, we realize that our parents are so much smarter than we thought. And with Valentine’s Day coming up, it’s nice to be able to show our parents that we appreciate them for everything they’ve done. What better way to show your parents that you care than to send them away for a relaxing and romantic weekend in Gatlinburg, TN? Cabins For You has some great deals on 1 bedroom cabins, and Gatlinburg has enough entertainment for a full weekend, so you can surprise your parents with a wonderful getaway (even when it’s not a holiday). Here are a few ideas for you while planning your parent’s weekend away:

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10 Unique Backdrops for Family Pictures in Gatlinburg

If you’re tired of taking your family pictures in front of a mall backdrop, or your last vacation photo features half of the kids looking the other way and the adults blinking, then your next trip to Gatlinburg is the perfect time to get that great family photo you’ve been wanting. Gatlinburg, set in the picturesque Great Smoky Mountains, offers some truly unique backdrops for beautiful photos. Here are 10 unique places to snap a few: Continue reading


Photo-Ops in Gatlinburg

Photographs are the best way to capture the memories you make in Gatlinburg. With the simple flip-through of a photo album, you can relive the hilarious moment at dinner, the serene stillness of the fog on the mountains and the cozy cabin in which you sat fireside every night. Take advantage of these great Gatlinburg photo-opportunities to begin capturing lifelong memories! Since we are currently running our 2012 photo contest, it seems fitting to blog about photo ops in Gatlinburg. Clearly our Facebook fans have already found some of their own, and we welcome you to check them out on our Facebook page. Meanwhile, here are some ideas:

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Let’s Go Swimming in the Winter, Seriously…

When you hear the word swimming, the first few things that come to mind are probably hot July days, popsicles by the pool, and cooling off in the river after a long day of having the warm sun on your back. You probably don’t think about swimming much during winter in Tennessee, except when you’re dreaming of being on a tropical island instead of bundling up for the wintry streets. But if you’re pining for a warm place to splash around, and flying to the Caribbean isn’t quite in the budget, Gatlinburg has some great places you can go. Continue reading


Packing Tips for Gatlinburg

I think most people will agree that packing can be the most stressful part of a vacation. There’s so much to take into consideration; weather, occasions, emergencies, etc. So, allow me to get you started with a couple ideas (assuming your checking into a luxury cabin).

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Horseback Riding in Gatlinburg

Many of the visitors who come to Gatlinburg, and the Smoky Mountains in general, do so to experience the natural environments and down-home feel that the region holds. When planning your stay in the area, you may be searching for a way in which you and your family can get in touch with both nature and the “rustic” lifestyle that is synonymous with the area’s history. Luckily, there is one activity that allows for both of these things at once – horseback riding, and there are several options in the area.

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Smoky Mountain Travel Apps

When vacationing to Gatlinburg, Tennessee, many people seek a peaceful, relaxing retreat, away from the stresses of daily life. Unfortunately, there are many difficulties associated with traveling that often leave tourists and their families frustrated. From the traffic filled road trip to confusing directions to a desired restaurant, travel stressors are not few and far between. Luckily, with evolving technology and the capabilities of smartphones, traveling has been made much easier through the use of applications. iPhone and Android applications have taken the travel industry by storm, aiming to streamline the users process and make their vacation as easy as possible. Download these apps before you embark on your Smoky Mountain vacation – we know you will not regret it!

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