5 Reasons to Take Thanksgiving to the Smoky Mountains this Year

Where will everyone sleep? Will there be enough room for everyone to eat together? How am I going to entertain everyone? Who is bringing which dishes?

These are just a few of the questions that begin floating around your head when you realize your house may be the site for this year’s Thanksgiving with family and friends. Don’t worry about hiring that cleaning service to come handle your house or breaking out the air mattresses to make room for everyone to sleep. Just move the Thanksgiving celebration to an exciting, spacious cabin in the Smoky Mountains!

Kick back and relax with the ones you love while surrounded by the most beautiful autumn mountain landscapes. As you’re cozied up in a Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg cabin with great amenities for entertaining every guest, you’ll be glad you changed this year’s Thanksgiving venue. Maybe everyone has gone too long without making the effort to see each other, or maybe you want to treat Mom and Dad who always end up doing all the work. Either way, it’ll be easy to lure everyone to a large-group cabin for a Thanksgiving getaway to remember and cherish for years.

We could go on and on, but here are just 5 great reasons to let Cabins for YOU host you for the holidays this year.

Small or Large, A Cabin For Every Family
Instead of worrying about sleeping arrangements, pick a cabin with just the right amount of space for the number of people you want to celebrate Thanksgiving with this year! Host a small, intimate dinner this year in a cabin with one other family, or join everyone together under the same roof in one of our large-group cabins. You can pick something near downtown Pigeon Forge, tucked away in the mountains in Gatlinburg, or set right along the water!

Many of our cabins have beautiful kitchens with spacious counters to provide a suitable arena for the preparation of the big Thanksgiving feast. Everyone can dine in the same room while sitting at a long dining room table under the warm light and basking in the joy of one another’s company. So, put away those plastic lawn chairs and fold-out tables, because there’s plenty of room to sit in the open spaces of many of our cabins!

Don’t Fret About Entertaining Everyone

You won’t have to watch out for kids invading the kitchen while you are trying to prepare dinner or wonder how to keep hungry bellies distracted before setting out the feast, because many of our cabins include plenty of amenities to take the stress of entertaining off your shoulders! Kids will love playing in the bubbles of the hot tub and watching movies in the theater room while the teenagers play air hockey and shoot pool.

Some cabins even boast arcade games, dartboards, shuffleboard, foosball, basketball games, game consoles (like Wii, Xbox, and PlayStation), and more! Relatives can relax and reconnect while lounging on the deck with mountain views to enjoy. Premier all the big football games on the flatscreen TV in the living room for your family and friends to hang out, laugh, cheer, sip on their favorite cold drinks, and work up a hefty appetite for the Thanksgiving feast.

Autumn in the Smoky Mountains is Breathtaking
Fall is, by far, best enjoyed in the beauty of the transitioning leaves of the Smoky Mountains. As the warm colors creep up and over the mountains in the crisp air of the cooling season, the landscape transforms. Take some incredible family photos with the awe-inspiring mountains and expansive skyline as the backdrop, explore the kaleidoscope of colors in the forests with family on horseback in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, or just relax in rocking chairs with hot cocoa and awesome views.

Sometimes getting together with family can be stressful, but there is something really therapeutic in surrounding yourself with nature. Why not share in that rejuvenation with the people you care about most during this important time of year? It may just soothe everyone’s nerves and anxieties about family gatherings, as well!

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Go All Out for the Holidays
On top of the hundreds of attractions in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg to visit, these mountain towns kick off the holiday season with millions of lights and shows starting in November! Walk the kids through a magical world of Christmas lights in Dollywood before finding a good spot to watch the Parade of Many Colors.

Simply driving along the main parkways of these two cities is a holiday spectacle, as every business, attraction, and structure lace up the lights to commemorate the most wonderful time of year. What better way to share the holiday spirit than surrounded by family in this joy-inspiring atmosphere with the backdrop of the Smoky Mountains?!

You Don’t Even Need to Cook!
Do you want a break from the kitchen this holiday season? There are numerous restaurants in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg that can accommodate your friends and family for your Thanksgiving meal together. Eat, drink, laugh, and catch up with everyone in picturesque dining at the Peddler Steakhouse next to the Pigeon River or enjoy some good ole’ southern cooking at The Old Mill Restaurant before perusing the numerous shops in The Old Mill District! You could even opt to have your Thanksgiving feast catered by talented chefs like Chef Jeremy with Savory Solutions in your cabin to relax and enjoy your lodge’s amenities with the other guests while all the hard work is done for you!

Bring family and friends together for a really special Thanksgiving gathering in the serenity of the Smoky Mountains in a cabin where no one person or home has to shoulder the weight of hosting. Instead, everyone simply gets to appreciate one another’s presence in the enchanting atmosphere of the mountains.

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