Category Archives: Advice

Treat the Mom in Your Life to a Relaxing Cabin Retreat in the Smokies

Diaper changes, back-to-school pep talks, tasty meals, inspiration to be a better person, there for you no matter what…moms do it all and then some. Whether you’ve grown up with her or met her down the road in life, the mom in your life deserves to get away this Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 10, 2020).  And what better way than a cabin retreat in the Great Smoky Mountains — where she can relax in a rocking chair with majestic mountain vistas only a glance away, soak tired muscles in the bubbly hot tub under the stars, and unwind with a

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Kick-Start YOUR New Year’s Resolutions in the Smokies

Ah, it’s the start of a brand-new year, and you know what that means…New Year’s resolutions. Now, hold on, don’t fret, and take a deep breath. You’re in control here, and your New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be extremely demanding or over-the-top impossible. Start with something you wish to change and commit to improving that area more. That’s all there is to it. You don’t have to meet a certain number, pull a 180, or learn a tough skill by a certain date…that’s a lot of pressure. And who needs that at the beginning of a new year? No

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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. And remember: before you go through your cabinets and toss out all your plastic wrap and solo cups, start by using

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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... Top-notch amenities and out-of-this-world views make it easy to get away from it all, spend quality time with loved ones, avoid heavy crowds, and take it easy

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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

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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! Sticky Grilled Chicken 4 servings | 10 minutes prep | 2 hours + 35 minutes total time These super simple drumsticks are sweet and tangy – perfect for tossing on the

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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

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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?! There’s something for every age in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, TN, from

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Celebrate Treat Yo’ Self Day in the Smokies!

Isn’t it about time to give back — to yo’ self? Wait a minute now. We know what you’re thinking…how can you say that? That’s super selfish! Hang on, there’s nothing wrong with treating yourself to a piece of your hard-earned pie. We’re not saying you should never give to others. But we are saying it’s important to take care of yourself and give back to YOU. Always giving away can be taxing on your health, physically and mentally. If you’re not giving happily, then something is wrong, which is partly why Treat Yo’ Self Day has been catching on

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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 —

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