Whether you need a reason to vacation or you aren’t sure where your next vacation should be, the answer is good ‘ole East Tennessee! Rich American history, year-round fun, and thousands of acres of protected mountains and forestry have brought millions of visitors to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park each year. According to the National Park Service, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was the most visited national park with 11 million visitors, surpassing the Grand Canyon, coming in second, by almost 5 million. So, what is bringing so many to the mountains of East Tennessee? Obviously, the pictures are incredible: rolling mountains with faint blue tint lingering over the peaks for miles and miles of unobstructed forestry without a building in sight.
But, there is a certain nostalgia to these mountains you can’t always explain with pictures. The Appalachian Mountains are the first mountain range many of the original colonists explored and settled into during the birth of our nation. With that, the first ways of American living were formed in 1-bedroom cabins in settlements of close-knit families with varying tradesmen. It is the nostalgia for simple living, peaceful tranquility, and connection to nature that caused visitors to escape to the Smoky Mountains and the cities of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg as early as the mid-1900s.
In an industrialized, technology-centered nation where our jobs are not always the most fulfilling and sometimes the source of much of our stress, getting away to the mountains has become a type of therapy and joyful diversion. Instead of car horns and sounds of traffic, the only noises to arise from the mountains are wildlife and the ocean-like whirr of the breeze drifting through the trees. While the cities of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have grown extensively in past years, they have managed to preserve their Southern charm, allowing many to happily find their quiet escape in a Tennessee cabin every year with their perfect Cabins for YOU lodge among the peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains.
You have a family vacation to plan, a holiday gathering to put together, a group retreat to arrange and you want a destination everyone will love. The Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg, Tennessee cabins (and Pigeon Forge cabins!) can offer you cozy accommodations, relaxing and fun amenities, incredible views, and the perfect location close to hundreds of attractions, restaurants, and shopping. Cabins for YOU can help you plan any trip to the Smoky Mountains!
The warm, intimate settings of Tennessee cabins are great to get disconnected from electronics and more connected playing games in the living room in front of a warm fire, swimming in the cabin’s indoor pool, and hanging out in the rec room. Unlike stuffy hotel rooms, the kids will look forward to going back to the cabin each day after your family’s daily adventures.
Kids young and old will love the constant excitement of the Smoky Mountains. Conquer the rapids on a whitewater rafting trip down the Pigeon River with Smoky Mountain Outdoor Adventures or fly through the tree tops along miles of ziplines as you explore Smoky Mountain Ziplines. Combine learning and fun with a tour of Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies or let their little imaginations run away while solving puzzles in the fantasy world of MagiQuest. Take the kids and tour a reconstructed cabin town in Cades Cove, where you can explore on bicycles, on horseback, or by carriage! With so much to do both in the cabin and around the Great Smoky Mountains, every trip to a Tennessee cabin brings all new excitement and memories to each family trip to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
Honeymoons or Anniversaries
The romantic atmosphere of endless mountain peaks stretching across the horizon and the undeniable charm of a quiet Tennessee cabin rental tucked away into the Smoky Mountains come together to provide couples with the perfect honeymoon getaway or anniversary surprise vacation. Many of Cabins for YOU’s 1-bedroom cabins are budget-friendly, providing you with more disposable vacation funds to use on special in-cabin romantic touches like gift baskets, flowers, and massages (which Cabins for YOU can provide for you). Romantic amenities like heart-shaped jetted tubs and outdoor hot tubs with breathtaking views may keep you in the cabin and lure you back each anniversary as a romantic ritual for you and your special someone. A peaceful Tennessee cabin set in the dreamy Smoky Mountains will have couples falling in love, over and over again, year after year.
The holidays are stressful enough without ever having to play the role of the host. Make this year’s holiday gathering something special and out of the norm with an incredible Tennessee cabin in the beautiful Smoky Mountains where everyone will be easily entertained and comfortably accommodated! Family members will love being able to enjoy the gorgeous autumn foliage while the Thanksgiving turkey cooks in the oven and touring the millions of holiday lights during Smoky Mountain Winterfest at night.
No need to reserve hotel rooms or split up visiting family members to multiple houses – simply book a large group lodge with cozy sleeping accommodations, a warm cabin atmosphere, and awesome entertaining amenities! Large, fully loaded kitchens make big family dinners easier, with many of our group lodges boasting double ovens and refrigerators along with spacious counters for meal prep. Kids will stay entertained splashing around in the indoor pool or playing arcade games in the recreational room allowing parents to hang out and catch up on lost time.
With a holiday gathering and a Smoky Mountain vacation in one, family can split the cost of a Tennessee cabin to make Thanksgiving and Christmas extra-special this year!
Looking for the perfect destination for your next church retreat, team-building business trip, couples’ retreat, or troop trip with the scouts? Like mentioned above, Cabins for YOU has numerous large group lodges ranging in size, location, and amenities. Large Tennessee lodges can accommodate anywhere from 15 to 50+ guests! Skip the hassle of reserving multiple rooms and book one large Tennessee cabin that will impress any group, young and the young-at-heart!
Cabins have a way of bringing groups of people closer together with their warm, inviting common rooms, games, and homey settings. Your men’s Sunday School class will love grilling out surrounded by Smoky Mountain forestry during a summer bonding trip, and the teenagers will love hiking the trails and swimming in the cabin pool during their next youth retreat. Stay in a cabin close to environmental awareness events like Wilderness Wildlife Week or the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, perfect for a Girl Scout or Boy Scout group to learn and create memories together. Watch the magic effect of a Tennessee cabin rental bring everyone closer together!
Weddings (Big and Small!)
Jaw-dropping scenery and lovely temperatures create the perfect atmosphere for the hundreds of Smoky Mountain weddings every year. Whether you opt to be married right in the comfort of your Tennessee cabin or in a nearby chapel for a dreamy Gatlinburg wedding, the mountains are a truly magical destination to say your vows and share this special time with friends and family. Easily accommodate your wedding guests in one cabin, rather than reserving rooms across multiple hotels. You can also book cabins neighboring one another to accommodate family and friends of the groom and the bride. Want to ensure your cabin is close to your wedding and reception venues? Call our helpful and friendly vacation specialists who can help you almost every step of the way!
A Tennessee cabin can serve many vacationing purposes, but with Cabins for YOU, your next Smoky Mountain getaway will feel like stepping into a nostalgic dream come to life.