Category Archives: Advice

New Year, New YOU, and 19 Fun New Year’s Day Activities in the Smoky Mountains

After a long holiday season that seemingly starts earlier each year and stays hectic to the point that, when New Year’s Day rolls up and it’s time to get those big aspirations started, it feels more like a chore than an exciting new beginning. Start 2019 living your best life in a beautiful, fun, and incredible place: the Great Smoky Mountains. It’s got everything for every kind of New Year’s resolution! Here are 19 ways to kick off 2019 in a Smoky Mountain cabin and give your New Year’s resolutions all the momentum it needs:

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Easy Thanksgiving Recipes: Turkey & More in the Cabin

Thanksgiving is the time to be with family and friends, celebrating all the things you’re thankful for. And what better place to do that than in a lovely Smoky Mountain cabin?! There are plenty of places downtown that will be open for Thanksgiving dinner, but if you love cooking on this food-centric holiday, try whipping something up in your cabin’s fully equipped kitchen. These easy Thanksgiving recipes are perfect for a holiday spent in a cabin in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge – with family and friends.

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

Private indoor pools, game-filled rec rooms, home theaters, mood-setting fireplaces, spacious bedrooms, nature all around, precious memories to last a lifetime — cabins are awesome. And cabins in the Great Smoky Mountains are even better…so why leave? In fact, we highly recommend taking at least one day of your vacation to just hang out and chill at your vacation home in the Smokies. Whether you’re looking for a bit of relaxation, fun for hours on end, or a nice blend of both, our Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg cabins have you covered…and then some! Continue reading


The Smoky Mountains Are Calling — Will YOU Answer?

Ah, the Great Smoky Mountains in good ole Tennessee…so much to do, so little time. Whether you’re an outdoorsy person or a city lover, the Smokies has something for everyone. From trekking through the national park and paddling down Little Pigeon River to playing at downtown attractions and dining with a mesmerizing show, there are many ways to answer the call of the Smoky Mountains. And the best part is — nothing but good times await! Continue reading


Fall Cabin Recipes: Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

Pumpkin spice lattes are almost synonymous with fall now, but pumpkin spice goes well beyond the favorite hot drink. When the leaves start changing, the weather gets cooler, and apples are the star of the show, pumpkin spice is infused in almost everything – from muffins, donuts, and cookies to pretzels, cereal, and fudge. When you’re not exploring downtown Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, try whipping this favorite flavor into some made-in-the-cabin recipes! Continue reading


Cherish Your Grandparents with a Trip to the Smokies!

Mark your calendars — National Grandparents Day is less than a month away, on Sunday, September 9, 2018! Since our grandparents have doted over us for as long as we can remember, why not take some time to do something extra special for them? And what could be more fun than planning a weekend trip to the Smokies?! Cabins for YOU has plenty of 1-2-bedroom cabins with homey conveniences and bonus amenities, perfect for an early September getaway to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Sway on the porch swing, whip up homemade recipes in the fully equipped kitchen, watch feature films in the home theater, relax in a king-size bed, and wake up to a steaming cup of joe with breathtaking Smoky Mountain views.

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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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