Category Archives: Attractions

Look What We Can Do – Talent in the Smoky Mountains

Filled to the brim with talented performers, awe-inspiring artists, creative craftsmen, and dedicated farmers, the Great Smoky Mountains is the place to go for epic shows, unique home décor, handcrafted goods, and prized produce. Enjoy an outstanding evening performance, visit the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, witness the creation of a masterpiece, and dine on Southern cuisine prepared fresh with locally sourced ingredients. Whether you’re looking to entertain a large group, purchase a romantic gift to commemorate a special occasion, pick up a few artsy skills, or savor incredible Smoky Mountain flavors, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have you covered — and then some! Continue reading

A Summer Guide to the Great Smoky Mountains

Home to a diversity of wildlife, trees, wildflowers, and flowering plants and shrubs, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a breath a fresh air – a break from the busy mountain towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge and the technology that so often consumes our lives. It is the most visited in the national park system, bringing in millions of visitors each year. While it’s beautiful all year long, summer is an especially wonderful time to visit the park. There are tons of fun things to fill your summer days with there, from hikes to waterfalls and picnics by the water to horseback rides along the trails and bike rides through the trees. With so many opportunities for outdoor summer fun and more than 800 miles of trails to explore, it can be easy to become overwhelmed. Here’s our quick guide to summer fun in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Water Fun in the Smokies: Tubing, Rafting, Fishing & More!

As spring flowers fade and cool breezes linger, summertime draws near…sure to bring heat waves and sweaty attire. Now is the perfect time for a refreshing vacation! Beat the summer heat by splashing around in the Great Smoky Mountains, from tubing down Little River and whitewater rafting with your pals to fishing for rainbow trout and lounging in your very own private indoor pool. No matter where you stay, be it Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg, keeping cool in the Smokies will be a breeze!

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Anakeesta: NEW Fun in the Smokies

Looking for a place to duel zipline with a friend, ride a thrilling mountain coaster, dine with an incredible mountain view, shop for unique souvenirs, and stroll amongst the tree canopy? Venture to Anakeesta, a 55-acre aerial adventure park for all ages in Gatlinburg, Tennessee — right next door to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! From Firefly Village and the Treehouse Village Playground to Adventure Outpost and the Forest Memorial Interpretive Trail, memorable experiences and incredible family photos are waiting for YOU atop Anakeesta Mountain. Continue reading

10 Smoky Mountain Summer Ideas & Family Fun for Every Budget

Cabins for YOU is a family-owned business, a family who happens to have a lot of kids. So, we know just how expensive summer vacations can get, no matter where you go! The awesome thing about a summer vacation in the Smoky Mountains is the wide array of options for entertainment suitable for every budget! Plan your vacation with another family or a group of families from your kids’ athletic team, church friends, or long-time family friends and split the cost of a large group cabin, making your lodging even more affordable. Plus, the more the merrier!

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50 Things to Do for Summer Solstice

Every year around the middle of June, summer solstice arrives, announcing the end of spring and the beginning of summer with the sun reaching its highest point in the sky. As the longest day of 2018 (with first light at 5:48 a.m. and last light at 9:23 p.m.), June 21 will be a special time for your first summer excursion! Start summertime right with a full day of wining and dining, playing and exploring, shopping and laughing, and mostly relaxing in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee — a place filled with beautiful sights and fun attractions, surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains and local wildlife, and saturated with kind souls and good times.

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Food, Brews & the Great Outdoors: Father’s Day in the Smoky Mountains

After years of running all over the place, driving kids to school, practice, dances, and games, let the man rest and relax with the perfect Father’s Day in the Smoky Mountains! No need for fancy food. He will drop his napkin halfway through the meal and use his pant leg, anyway. No need for expensive, aged wines. Just pass him another beer or a small glass of good ‘ole Tennessee whiskey. And no need for an extravagant, pricey resort. Bring him back to a quiet log cabin to relax in a rocking chair on the deck after playing golf, hunting, and playing in the great outdoors of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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