Category Archives: Attractions

The 25 Days of Christmas in the Smokies

Christmas is rapidly approaching! Don’t get caught in Late November and December scrambling to put together a family gathering, planning family outings with the kids, or rounding up your friends to exchange gifts. Make Christmas extra special this year with a fun and relaxing cabin in Pigeon Forge, where you will be hard-pressed to avoid the holiday spirit while surrounded by millions of lights, gorgeous snow-capped mountains, and great ways to celebrate the most wonderful time of year with Smoky Mountain flair!

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Autumn Moon Drive-In Theater

Remember the good ole days when you could pull up to an outdoor movie screen on starry evenings and enjoy a film with friends and family in the comfort of your own car? Or…recall that scene from Grease when Danny sings his sorrows for Sandy as fast food parades in the background? If any of this is ringing a memory-filled bell, you’re in for a real treat! Planning to make a comeback in 2019 (possibly early 2020) to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, this classic pastime is returning with a modern twist… Instead of waiting for the perfect evening to watch a show outdoors, park your car and head inside the 7-story dome at the Autumn Moon Drive-In Theater. Vintage vehicles, picnic blankets, and tree-house seating await for a fun viewing of a blockbuster hit on the largest non-Imax movie screen on the continent — all in a domed theater with real trees and projected skies! Continue reading


Gatlinburg Attractions: Unique in the Smokies

Itching to leave your Smoky Mountain cabin for a little while? Explore the many entertaining Gatlinburg attractions and paint the town red while you’re at it! Whether you’re looking for a bit of excitement or a hefty serving of relaxation, downtown Gatlinburg has something for everyone. Sure, you could visit typical area attractions like the aquarium, miniature golf, or ziplining (and we’d fully support you). But…wouldn’t it be great to experience something extra special on your getaway and return home with spellbinding stories? Family and friends will line up to hear about your trip to the Smokies when you toss a few unique Gatlinburg attractions into the mix — and we’ve got a great list to get you started!

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Wildwood Grove Is Coming to Dollywood in 2019

Wonderful news! After 10 patient years, exciting NEW additions are coming to Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s famed amusement park filled with Southern flair in Pigeon Forge, TN. As the largest capital investment for the park at $37 million, this “new land,” dubbed Wildwood Grove, will harbor a 55-foot magical tree, 6 imaginative rides, live music, play and dining options, plus a few creative characters. Set to open in 2019 next to the park’s Timber Canyon, guests can expect new thrills, brilliant performances, captivating experiences, and treasured memories to last a lifetime. Whether visiting with family, friends, coworkers, teammates, or the person you bumped into on the Parkway, there’s something for everyone at Dollywood — the new home of the enchanting Wildwood Grove! Continue reading


Seize the Day – at The Island in Pigeon Forge

As one of the newest area attractions, the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel has become a staple of the Pigeon Forge skyline enjoyed from hundreds of cabins in the surrounding mountains and the point at which those on the Parkway know to turn. You are here, past the big sign reading, “The Island in Pigeon Forge,” now what? What is the parking situation? What is all the age-appropriate entertainment, (and, by all means, that could also mean the state of mind for those young at heart)? What kind of food can you find to ease your current cravings? At Cabins for YOU, we like to consider ourselves something of Pigeon Forge experts (check out our extensive blog!, so here is an entire day planned down to time of the day!

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Indoor SNOW — Year-Round in Pigeon Forge, TN!

Feel the cool crunch beneath your feet as you meander through fallen snowflakes in spring, summer, fall, or winter — indoors at Pigeon Forge Snow! As the 1st indoor snow park in the United States, Pigeon Forge Snow offers a winter wonderland year-round, no matter the season, temperature, or weather in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Create imaginative snow characters, teach your little ones how to make snow angels, build countless snowmen with friends, dream up innovative snow forts, and best of all, race down the snowy slopes in the snow tubing zone! With icy fun for all ages plus a snack bar and viewing deck, Pigeon Forge Snow is a must-experience on your Smoky Mountain vacation.

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Rev Your Engines for Fall Car Shows in the Smokies!

Rolling into Pigeon Forge, the 2018 fall car shows in the Smokies are almost here! You know what that means…planning your Smoky Mountain vacation is more vital than ever as accommodations begin to run slim closer to the autumn car-show craze. Why, you ask? Simply put, these car shows are some of the best in the nation, bringing in a huge mix of classic models and modern hot rods as well as vendors and gearheads from across the country. See what the hype’s all about with our 2018 list of fall car shows in the Great Smoky Mountains. Continue reading


Welcome to the Mountaintop Paradise of Anakeesta with All NEW Additions!

Before we discuss what is new, what is Anakeesta, in the first place? Built in 2017, Anakeesta rests high above the Parkway of downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee, nestled 600’ among the mountaintops. The entrance to Anakeesta starts with an incredibly scenic ride on the Chondola, a one-of-a-kind sky lift car accessible right in downtown at 576 Parkway, a perfect addition to your day of awesome excursions and relaxing in your Gatlinburg cabin! Hop out of the Chondola and step foot into a dreamy mountain village with pristine gardens, cozy sitting areas with rocking chairs and fire pits, and tons of great stuff to do for couples, large groups, and families. Designed as a tribute to the natural beauty and rich culture of the Smoky Mountains, everything from the shopping and dining to things to do and seasonal events are centered on being outdoors and taking in the breathtaking views from this village nestled among the clouds.

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