There is no greater time to be in Gatlinburg than Christmas time! Christmases curled up by a roaring fire, inside a rustic cabin, surrounded by family while listening to Granddaddy read the Christmas story are some of my greatest Christmas memories. Not to mention there is always a chance for a white Christmas! For the days that surround that special day, there are many Christmas Spirit bolstering activities to be found in Gatlinburg.
Chestnuts roasting on an open fire; inside a warm cabin in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains! If ever there were a perfect winter vacation destination it would be Gatlinburg Tennessee! Our small town of 4,000 comes alive with the Christmas Spirit! Downtown Gatlinburg twinkles with thousands of lights like a lone star fallen on a snowy mountain. Our annual ‘Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade’ draws over 75,000 visitors, and took home 2nd place in the Kaleidoscope Awards competition during the Southeast Festivals and Events Conference.
Why Like Cabins For You on Facebook?
Cabins For You is always trying to find ways to connect with friends and fans of our great company and the great mountain cabins on our program. There are many ways that we connect with you, but we’ve gotten really excited about our Facebook page lately. So excited in fact that we’ve gone a little crazy. Our Facebook Page not only offers great information about Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and the Smoky Mountains, we’ve also started giving stuff away, holding great contests, and offering killer deals.
If you visit Gatlinburg during the busy season you’ll quickly see that transportation is vital to your trip. Most cabins are not within walking distance of the parkway and traffic can get pretty heavy in our little town nestled in the Smoky Mountains. Deciding whether it’s best to park and walk, ride the trolley, or take a cab can be confusing. So, we’ve put together a list of three transportation options in Gatlinburg.
Tattoo in Tennessee – Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg Tattoo Studios
Looking for a unique experience in Gatlinburg? While Gatlinburg is a great family vacation location there are some activities that are designated for adults only. On the list of fun adult activities are ATV riding, singing karaoke, visiting wineries, and getting a TATTOO. It sounds a little crazy, but getting a tattoo in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge is an activity that some enthusiastic visitors choose to partake in. The artistic nature and fun atmosphere of a tattoo studio are exactly what some vacationers need to create the perfect memory of time well spent in the Smokies.
Hiking is a wonderful exercise and the best way to see the beautiful scenery of the Smoky Mountains is by “hitting the trail”. Whether you want to do a short trail or a long vigorous one you’ll find what you need in the Smoky Mountain National Park. It’s a great way to spend time with your loved ones and getting smaller kids out can really burn some of their energy too. Continue reading
The Smoky Mountains are an extremely popular destination for weddings. The beautiful scenery and the abundance of entertainment for wedding guests make the smoky Mountains a great destination for weddings. Couples from all over the world come to the Smoky Mountains to pledge their love to each other. The incredible views alone are a huge reason for weddings to be held in the Smoky Mountains.
Looking out of the window of one of our cabin rentals, it’s easy to see why people love the Fall season in Gatlinburg. The Smoky Mountains surround the city of Gatlinburg and create a beautiful playground for all. Visitors and residents alike look forward to the Fall season in Gatlinburg because it’s so magical. The magic is part of why this beloved town has become such a popular vacation destination for families from around the world.
Even Ducks Cause Traffic to Backup in Gatlinburg!
Traffic in Gatlinburg can be extremely frustrating at times. Our little city was built to be quaint and charming. Because the Parkway was built for pedestrians, it isn’t exactly driver friendly. The speed limits are low and the traffic lights and pedestrian crossings are plenty. The traffic in Gatlinburg can cause hours of waiting during our peak seasons, but there are ways around it. Continue reading
- Order a free Gatlinburg Vacation Guide – This vacation guide will help you plan your next vacation in Gatlinburg, TN. The guide is full of helpful information for planning a Gatlinburg vacation including lists for Gatlinburg cabin rentals, restaurants, attractions, directions, events, entertainment, art galleries, shops, and wedding chapels. You can request that the guide be mailed to you or you can download the guide from the Gatlinburg.com website. Continue reading