Favorite things to do in Gatlinburg, Tennessee? It took us a while, but we finally agreed on our top 25! This condensed list is meant to be an introductory guide to the area, so don’t be afraid to branch out and explore other attractions, restaurants, shops, and outdoor activities. Get ready for nothing but good times in Gatlinburg! Continue reading
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
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!
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.
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
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.
Originally opening in 2011, the Lumberjack Feud began as a unique dinner show that featured professional lumberjack athletes who competed for victory in logging events, such as ax swinging, chainsaw carving, logrolling, and tree climbing. Quickly becoming a Pigeon Forge favorite with its unique showmanship and hearty meal, the show was eventually bought by Dolly Parton, who added a touch of Southern flair with special effects and nimble acrobatics in 2015. By 2017, Dolly decided to create a new competitive show with a touch of romance called Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures – now the new Celebration! Dinner Show, leaving the Lumberjack Feud behind…
Remember entering the bumper-car battle arena at the fair as a kid or spraying your little ones with the innovative water gun additions in summer? Just when you thought bumper cars couldn’t get any better…Ober Gatlinburg decided to take things up a notch with their brand-new attraction — Ice Bumper Cars! You’ve bumped around on slick floors and collided in cool pools, and now you have the chance to knock around a few friends on ice! Continue reading
While your gorgeous log cabin may be peaceful and secluded among the Smoky Mountain forestry or high on a mountain ridgeline among the clouds, the hustle and bustle of summer in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge is a great balance to your vacation! Alternate between the serene, majestic mountains and tranquil rivers creeping through the forests to exciting Ripley’s attractions, live street music during Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales, and boisterous shows. However, you will want to spend your time wisely after prying yourselves away from those breathtaking mountain views and venturing outside of your cozy cabin and make the most of your visit into Gatlinburg by skipping the hassle of moving the car to a new parking spot at each new destination.
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