Family-Friendly Frightful Fun and Hair-Raising Ways to Get Scared in Gatlinburg

Scare season is upon us, and it’s time to run for the hills, or better yet, the mountains! The Smoky Mountains are probably not even close to the first destination that comes to mind when we think of the Halloween season, but Gatlinburg is the place to be during autumn with the incredible kaleidoscope of warm colors painted across the mountains. It’s the best of nature and scares in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains during the frightful nights of Halloween, in a cozy cabin tucked away into the mountains.

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Cozy up in NEW Fall Cabins at Cabins for YOU

Summer’s over and fall will be ushered in to the Great Smoky Mountains in true Smoky Mountain fashion: beautifully – with crisp, cool air; changing leaves in the hues of rich reds, vibrant golds, and deep burnt oranges; fun seasonal events; and delicious seasonal foods! Fall is arguably the best time to visit the Smokies, although an argument can be made for ANY time of year in the beautiful mountain towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge.

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Weather in Gatlinburg: Seasons & Why We Love Them

Heavenly scented wildflowers in spring, outdoor fun for all ages in summer, picturesque landscapes in autumn, and cozy cabin stays in winter — the seasons of Gatlinburg present unique weather and activities year-round. What does this mean for YOU? Well, learning about local seasonal weather can help you decide when to vacation in the Smokies, which in turn will determine what to expect, how to pack, and where to stay. A perfect place to host any occasion, from family trips to beautiful weddings to business gatherings, Gatlinburg harbors 4 seasons, each with their own distinctive characteristics and playful attitudes. Continue reading


I Don’t Want to Leave the Cabin…Now What?

Private indoor pools, game-filled rec rooms, home theaters, mood-setting fireplaces, spacious bedrooms, nature all around, precious memories to last a lifetime — cabins are awesome. And cabins in the Great Smoky Mountains are even better…so why leave? In fact, we highly recommend taking at least one day of your vacation to just hang out and chill at your vacation home in the Smokies. Whether you’re looking for a bit of relaxation, fun for hours on end, or a nice blend of both, our Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg cabins have you covered…and then some! Continue reading


The Smoky Mountains Are Calling — Will YOU Answer?

Ah, the Great Smoky Mountains in good ole Tennessee…so much to do, so little time. Whether you’re an outdoorsy person or a city lover, the Smokies has something for everyone. From trekking through the national park and paddling down Little Pigeon River to playing at downtown attractions and dining with a mesmerizing show, there are many ways to answer the call of the Smoky Mountains. And the best part is — nothing but good times await! Continue reading


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


Fall Cabin Recipes: Pumpkin Spice & Everything Nice

Pumpkin spice lattes are almost synonymous with fall now, but pumpkin spice goes well beyond the favorite hot drink. When the leaves start changing, the weather gets cooler, and apples are the star of the show, pumpkin spice is infused in almost everything – from muffins, donuts, and cookies to pretzels, cereal, and fudge. When you’re not exploring downtown Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, try whipping this favorite flavor into some made-in-the-cabin recipes! 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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