Gatlinburg TN Area Information

Saturday, December 31, 2005

Visiting Gatlinburg - Visit The Old Smoky Hoedown

Come see the highly talked about Old Smoky Hoedown! Enjoy the happiest show in the Smoky Mountains that will tickle your funny bone and touch your heart! The Ole Smoky Hoedown is an award-winning, down-home variety show that celebrates the joys of living in the Smoky Mountains. Elwood Smooch is the Smokies' number one clown and funny face with over a decade as Dollywood's featured musical/comedy performer and a member of the Hee Haw television family. It's clean, old-fashioned fun that will leave you in stitches. The Ole Smoky Hoedown singers and musicians pick and sing the best of current hits, bluegrass, and glorious gospel. Talented young performers, fast-paced action, and surprises make this the family show that folks keep coming back to see.

Regular price is $30 dollars for adults, $18 dollars for teens aged 13-19, and $11 dollars for children aged 6-12. Get your tickets online and get a large discount, anywhere from $6 to $9 dollars off the original ticket price.

Everyone who leaves the hoedown has great things to say. Here are a few testimonials: Nancy from the Dallas Morning News said that "The Hilarity of Elwood Smooch's Hoedown and its barn-like playhouse keeps audiences doubled over in laughter. It was a hoot! I laughed until tears rolled down my cheeks. We need more of this!"

David who happens to own a store in Gatlinburg stated that "We have a craft shop in Gatlinburg and heard nothing but high praise for your show from the customers who came to our shop. So when family from out of town visited, we just had to take them there. My mother-in-law told me, of all the shows she had seen around the country, she enjoyed yours most of all."

As you can see, the hilarity and quality of the show is unmatched! So, the next time you are in the Gatlinburg area stop by the Old Smoky Hoedown for some fun for the whole family. While you’re at it, stop by one of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals to stay the night. Our wonderful log Gatlinburg cabins are set in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains! You will love the view, your stay, and the Old Smoky Hoedown! Call the best cabin rental in the Smoky Mountains today to reserve one of our Gatlinburg cabins!

Monday, December 26, 2005

Pigeon Forge Cabins - Endless Love

If you and that special someone are looking to get away from all of the hassles and constant running to take a romantic getaway, then look no further than a beautiful Pigeon Forge cabin called “Endless Love”. With the cabin only being about eight miles from town, you are able to enjoy the peacefulness and scenery of the Smokey Mountains. On the other hand you are just minutes away from all of the wonderful attractions that the Pigeon Forge TN has to offer.

Endless Love is a one bedroom cabin that has one bathroom. This 900 ft Pigeon Forge cabin is filled of fun including a pool table, a DVD player, and a 36-inch Television. The bedroom of this Pigeon Forge cabin rental boasts a pillow top king size mattress with a custom log bed. This wonderful log bed is perfect for resting or taking a long deserved nap. The luxurious cabin rental includes a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, washer, a dyer, an iron, and an ironing board.

The relaxation of the steamy hot tub is located just outside of this cabin rental on the porch. While you relax, enjoy the beautiful scenic valley view. There is also an indoor whirlpool tub located inside the cabin rental. After a long day of sight seeing in the cold what’s better than coming in to a wood burning fireplace to warm up or to set by the fire with that special someone. Don’t wait for that long deserved getaway; call us today to reserve one of our Pigeon Forge cabins.

Friday, December 23, 2005

Waterfalls in and around Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg TN

Every stream that is near any one of our Gatlinburg cabins or Pigeon Forge cabins in the Smoky Mountains is bound to be near a beautiful waterfall. There is only one waterfall that is visible from the road and it is “Meigs Falls.” Meigs Falls is located 12.9 miles west of the Sugarlands Visitor Center near Townshed, Wye. Every other waterfall is only accessible if you hike to them. Here is a list of waterfalls best known in the Smoky Mountains. Also provided is a description of the journey you have to take to get to them.

Ø Abrams Falls - It is about 5.0 miles there and back. The hiking difficulty is considered to be moderate. The trail begins at loop road located in the back of Cades Cove. This particular fall is know to have the largest water volume of any fall, and is also known to be the most photogenic.

Ø Chasteen Creek Falls - Is about 4.0 miles there and back .Hiking difficulty is considered to be moderate. This hike begins at the Smokemont Campground. This particular fall is small, but the scenery is an absolute must see.

Ø Grotto Falls - It is about 2.4 miles there and back. The hiking difficulty is considered to be moderate. This fall is located just off the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. The fall is located though hemlock dominated forest. Grotto Falls is known as the only waterfall in this park that you are able to walk behind.

Ø Hen wallow Falls - Is about 4.4 miles there and back. The hiking difficulty is considered to be moderate. South of Cosby Tennessee, Trailhead is near Cosby Campground. . Hen Wallow Fall stands at 45ft tall, but is the most unseen and unvisited waterfall.

Ø Juney Whank Falls - Is about 0.6 miles there and back. The hiking difficulty is considered to be moderate. Close to Deep Creek Campground is where the trail starts. It is located at the end of Deep Creek Road.

Ø Indian Creek Falls - Is about 1.5 miles there and back. The hiking difficulty is considered to be moderate. The Indian Creek Fall stands at 35 feet sloping down the rocks. This is a spectacular environment. While you’re hiking to the fall you will come across another water fall named Toms Branch Falls.

Ø Laurel Falls - Is about 2.5 miles there and back. The hiking difficulty is considered to be easy. The hike to this water is said to be the easiest hike on the TN side. The hike to the falls follows a paved trail. During the hike the trail cuts through a series of cascades. Laurel Falls stands at an amazing 60 feet high.

Ø Rainbow Falls - Is about 5.5 miles there and back. The hiking difficulty is said to be moderate to Strenuous. Rainbow stands at a outstanding 80 feet making it the highest water takes in the park. The hike to this fall can be challenging, but the waterfall itself makes it worth it.

Ø Ramsay Cascades Falls - It is about 8.0 miles there and back. The hiking difficulty is strenuous. The beginning of the trail starts at the Greenbrier Area. Ramsay Cascades flows over 100ft of rocks.

After view any one of these beautiful waterfalls, you need to come on over to one of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals and stay the night. We offer a wide array of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge TN cabins. All of our cabin rentals come equipped with all the amenities that you need. So, pick up the phone and call us at 800.684.7865. You will not be disappointed.

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Bear Awareness in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Bear encounters

Bears in Gatlinburg TN & the Smoky Mountain National Park are wild. It is rare but sometimes bears can attack, because like any wild animal, bears behavior is unpredictable. Treat all bear encounters in Gatlinburg TN with extreme caution. Please keep in mind that bear encounters are very rare. Millions of people come to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge TN and never even see a bear. This is not to scare, but to prepare!

Trail encounters

Watch carefully for bears and be even more careful if you see one. Here are some great guidelines to follow if you see a bear:
Ÿ Do NOT attempt to get closer to a bear. If the bear stops eating, moves the other direction, watches you closely, etc. then you may possibly be too close.

Ÿ If the bear shows any sort of aggressive behavior it means the bear is demanding more territory. (making loud noises, running toward you, and swatting at the ground are examples)

Ÿ If the bear does get aggressive, do NOT run away instead slowly back away from the bear watching him as you move. This allows the bear more territory.

Ÿ If a bear attempts to follow you, try changing the direction in which you are walking. If the bear seems to get closer, try talking loud or shouting at it. Act sort of aggressively to try to intimidate the bear.

Ÿ If you are with a group, act together. Make yourselves look larger. (a good example would be to move to higher ground)

Ÿ If a bear is moving closer, try throwing non-food items at it. (for example rocks or big sticks)

Ÿ NEVER leave food out for a bear. Most injuries from black bears are a result of people leaving food out.

Ÿ If a bear attempts to attack you while you have food, drop the food and slowly back away, while watching the bear.

Ÿ If a bear attacks you and there is no food involved, fight back as aggressively as possible with any available object nearby.

Ÿ Report ALL incidents or attacks to a park ranger.
Remember that it is illegal to harass or feed any park wildlife. Fines can range up to $5,000 and up to 6 months in prison.

Camp Encounters

Do NOT try to attract bears to the campsite. Keeping the campsite clean is an important part in preventing black bear attacks.

Ÿ Keep cooking areas and sleeping areas apart.
Ÿ Keep tents and sleeping bags free of food or food odors.
Ÿ Do NOT store food or garbage around the campsite.
Ÿ Pack out all food and/or litter. Never try to burn it or bury it.
Ÿ If food storage devices are available, use them.
Proper food storage is required by regulation. Remember that garbage kills bears and endangers people.

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Ober Gatlinburg - Water Rides

Cool off next summer by coming to Ober Gatlinburg in Gatlinburg TN and stay in one of our Gatlinburg cabins! If the summer weather has got you down or you don’t really feel like going outside without breaking a sweat, come to Ober Gatlinburg to swim in the cool water in mid-east Tennessee. We’re right around the corner from your house! Come try the water rides while glistening in the warm sun of summer. Ober Gatlinburg has a ride called the Raft Ride, where you don’t even need swimwear to enjoy. Ober's Lightnin' Raft Ride and covered Shoot-the-Chute water rides are "dry-ride" water rides with a 40 foot vertical drop. They offer fun and excitement for both families and thrill seekers.

Ober Gatlinburg offers another distinctive and exhilarating ride for those thrill-seekers! The Blue Cyclone Rapids is something to experience! Get a good grip on the handles of your air-inflated bob sled as you plunge from over 60 feet high into a dark hole pushing "white water" waves as you race down a fully-enclosed fiberglass chute. Riding high on the sidewalls, you'll reach speeds in excess of 30 mph and pull 2.9 G's as you twist and turn through over 600 feet of water and exhilarating fun-filled excitement.

If your parents never brought you to a water park when you were young in the middle of the summer you have really been missing out! Reverse the curse and bring your own children out to Ober Gatlinburg for fun and countless activities.

Being crazy all day can be fun and all, but after your time is up at Ober Gatlinburg slide on over to your reserved cabin in Gatlinburg from the best cabin rental in Gatlinburg Tennessee. Cabins For You has just what you need after a day of fun. Browse through our website to see the many cabins that you can choose from. We definitely have one to fit your needs, so call us today to make sure you have a cabin for your trip to Ober Gatlinburg in Gatlinburg TN!

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals - Jessica's Jewel

“Jessica’s Jewel” is a Gatlinburg cabin that is perfect for a couple of two or a family of four. Like most of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals, this cabin rental is beautifully decorated with an awesome view of Great Smoky Mountains.

This Gatlinburg cabin rental, “Jessica’s Jewel” has a sixty foot deck with a four person hot tub, a charcoal grill and rocking chairs for a very relaxing evening. This Gatlinburg cabin rental has a fully equipped kitchen with a table for four, pots and pans, a refrigerator, dishes, silverware, a stove, a microwave and a dishwasher.

The loft of this Gatlinburg cabin rental is also a home theater room. It has a forty-seven inch, wide screen TV with cable and a DVD player. This Gatlinburg cabin rental also has a half bath so you’ll never have to leave the room. There is also a room in this Gatlinburg cabin rental that is equipped with two leather sofas, one of which folds out into a queen bed. The “great” room in this Gatlinburg rental, like other Gatlinburg cabins we boast, has a beautiful wood burning fireplace. This room in “Jessica’s Jewel” also includes a pool table and a TV.

This Gatlinburg cabin rental has an additional bedroom available, just in case you decide to bring a few extra people. The master bedroom in “Jessica’s Jewel” is equipped with a full bathroom and a huge closet. A laundry room is set off to the side so you can wash your clothes while you are there. This bedroom in this Gatlinburg cabin rental also has a wood burning fireplace and a Jacuzzi with perfect privacy.

This Gatlinburg cabin rental is private, yet it is still close enough to everything in downtown Gatlinburg TN. Call Cabins For You today to book Jessica’s Jewel or one of our other Gatlinburg cabins the perfect vacation in the Smoky Mountains.

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Trout Fishing in Gatlinburg TN!

Like trout? Like fishing? Like Gatlinburg cabins? Why not fish for trout in the Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg this winter? It’s a wonderful experience for your entire family, and let your children learn the techniques of the finest angler in the world! First things first, though, you must have a permit to fish. In addition to State of Tennessee licensing requirements, a local permit is required between 9 and 64 years old and for non-residents 9 years old and above. Special exemptions may apply to all other age groups and the handicapped. Check with local licensing agent for details. Permits are available at City Hall, Department of Tourism Welcome Center and other outlets. For more information fishing and licensing requirements in Gatlinburg call 1-800-267-7088

With the legalities out of the way, the season to fish trout is from April 1 through November 30. The daily limit is five trout. However, with the coming of winter, the rules change a bit. From December the 1 through March 31 use or possession of any bait other than artificial lures with a single hook shall be prohibited, and all trout caught must be immediately returned unharmed to the water.

The streams in Gatlinburg TN are beautiful and unharmed by humans, so don’t disrupt the scenic Smoky Mountains by littering. The trout are delicious to eat during the summer, and more so because you caught them. Try fly fishing for a more challenging catch.

After your great fishing trip come on over to one of our Gatlinburg cabins! Cabins For You has everything to keep you going after your wonderful fishing trip. Toss the fish in the freezer, take a nap, and wake up to go out on the town at night. Gatlinburg TN's night life is fantastic, and something that shouldn’t be missed! Call Cabins For You to choose from one of our many cabins in Gatlinburg TN. Reserve your cabin rental early because they are going fast for the summer!