Gatlinburg TN Area Information

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Pigeon Forge TN - Saddle Up

The sixth annual Saddle Up will be held in Pigeon Forge TN on February 23, 2006 until February 26, 2006. Some of America’s top performers including western musicians and cowboy poets will take part in the extravagant event. Top entertainer’s include; Red Steagall, Andy Wilkinson, the Quebe Sisters, Donnie Blanz, Chris Isaacs, Dan Roberts, Dave Stamey, Trudy Fair and Charlie Holloway.

An accomplished singer, songwriter, author, actor and cowboy poet, by the name of Red Stegall , will be performing. Red is best known for his Texas Swing Dance performance and is the official Texas Cowboy Poet. Red was inducted into the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame in 2004. Some of his accomplishments include; being a five-time winner of the Wrangler Award for Original Music and the host of "Cowboy Corner.” “Cowboy Corner” is a one-hour nationally recognized radio show.

Writer and singer, Andy Wilkinson, will perform his one act play. Andy will perform “A Way in the West” on February 24, at the Black Bear Jamboree Dinner Theater.
A talented singer, songwriter, and musician Donnie Blanz portrays his love for the old west and the cowboy life style. Donnie co-wrote the all time favorite “Paint Her Real”. If your looking for a real treat, then be sure to check out the Quebe Sisters. The Quebe Sister, Grace, Sophia, and Hulda are teenagers from Fort Worth, Texas. They specialize in making you feet tap to the tunes of fiddles.

Other activities that you can find at the Saddle Up event includes; a Cowboy Action Shooting competition, and a Cowboy Clothing Mart. For the finale on Sunday, you may attend Cowboy Church and afterwards enjoy a Chuck wagon Dinner. Headquarters for the Saddle up event is the Music Road Convention Center. Thursday’s events will take place at the Country Tonite Theater. Friday and Saturday’s shows and activities will take place at the American Jukebox Theater.

Weekend passes, excluding the dinner at the theater are $50.00, plus tax. You may call 1-800-792-4308 for more information. You may purchase day passes at some local theaters for $30.00, plus tax. For the dinner tickets you may call 1-800-985-5494. Tickets are $19.95, excluding tax.

With all this excitement, I could see how you could forget about renting one of our Pigeon Forge cabins. Since I know everyone is going to want to come to this event there is not going to be many available cabin rentals. So, call us today at 1.800.684.7865 to book on of our cabins in Pigeon Forge!

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Christus Gardens in Gatlinburg TN

Christus Gardens, located in downtown Gatlinburg TN, is a must-see attraction when taking a long deserved vacation to the Great Smokey Mountains. For over 40 years Christus Gardens has been one of the top leading visitor attractions. When you visit Christus Gardens, you can experience walking through a biblical world almost 2,000 years ago. While inside, you can see life size representations of scenes from the life of Jesus Christ himself. Christus Gardens is also the home for the famous Carrara Marble face. Craved in 6 tons of block, the face of Christ is one of the Christus Gardens’ leading attractions. You can find over 100 life-size figures throughout Christus Gardens. You may also find the “Place of the Parables.” This interprets a series of life-size paintings. "The promise", is a 900 square foot mural. The mural represents the Old Testament and includes thirty-two characters, who told about the coming of Christ. Mark Pedro painted the mural during the 40th anniversary celebration. A new attraction to Christus Garden is the "Precious Gems of the Bible." Here visitors can learn how the jewels were used for worship, from Aaron’s breastplate to New Jerusalem. Events at the Christus Gardens include; during February they celebrate black history month by presenting the "People of Color in the Bible." During Easter a display of Dogwood blossoms, a three story cross and a star. Scenes that may be seen during the Easter celebration are "The Last Supper", "The Crucifixion", "The Risen Christ at the Empty Tomb" and "The Accension.” Tours for the Christus Gardens start every ten minutes . The tours last approximately an hour. Ample parking is free. Also, Christus Gardens is handicap accessible. There are wheelchairs available if you have need. Hours for Christus Gardens are 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. from April till October, the last tour starts at 8 p.m. And 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. from November till March and the last tour begins at 4 p.m. Admission prices for 2006 not including tax are as follows; $10.75 for adults, $4.48 for ages 7-13, children 6 & under are free.

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Skinny Dipping

“Skinny Dipping,” like most of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals, is perfect for a honeymoon, anniversary or a romantic weekend with the person you love. This Gatlinburg cabin rental is a one bedroom, one bathroom cabin that sleeps two in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg TN. The cabin is just a short walk to nearby shops and restaurants in Gatlinburg but it is also located on a quiet little side street across from the Pigeon River.

The Gatlinburg cabin rental “Skinny Dipping” is also a very unique cabin. This Gatlinburg cabin rental contains an indoor swim/spa. The swim/spa in this Gatlinburg cabin rental measures 8’ x 15’ feet and it offers the relaxation of jets and seats for a Jacuzzi on one end and the other end is a four foot deep pool which can be perfect for a little swim. So instead of getting a hotel and having to share the pool with other people come check out this Gatlinburg cabin rental where you can swim with full privacy for the entire stay.

This Gatlinburg cabin rental is full of entertainment which means you don’t even have to leave the cabin. “Skinny Dipping” has a full kitchen with all the necessary items that you will need to make a meal. This Gatlinburg cabin rental also has a 57 inch big screen TV with cable or satellite, a CD player, a cozy fireplace, a DVD player, a charcoal grill, a pool table, a washer and dryer, and a iron & board. This Gatlinburg cabin rental also has a king sized bed with a pillow top mattress for a wonderful night’s sleep.

This Gatlinburg cabin rental has been completely remodeled and has new floors, walls, furniture and appliances. Pack your things and call ‘Cabins For You’ today to reserve one of our Gatlinburg cabins.

Wednesday, February 15, 2006

Winter Wonderland - Gatlinburg TN

Hello All. I would like to update everyone on the last weekend in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge TN. Last weekend, there was roughly 12 inches of snow in Gatlinburg TN. I would have to guess that it was about the same in Pigeon Forge. Views from the Smoky Mountains were fantastic. Everything was so picturesque. In all my years, I dont remember a winter strom as prolific. Most of our renters staying in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge cabins were stranded at least one day, if not two. All in all, I believe things were handled great and everyone was very understanding of the weather. Once every ten years I can handle a snow like that! Here are a few pictures for your enjoyment!

Thursday, February 09, 2006

Trout Fishing in Gatlinburg TN

In order to legally fish in the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg TN, you will need the necessary permit required by the state of Tennessee. For ages 9 - 64, a local permit is required and for nonresidents 9 years old and above. Other required permits can be required for all other ages and the handicapped. Check with the local licensings agent for more detail. Permits are available at the City Hall, Department of Tourism Welcome Center, and many other places in Gatlinburg TN. To help make your fishing trip complete, rent one of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals from and make your stay spectacular!

License Cost For more information ask Tennessee Wildlife Resource agent for assistance. Prices may vary from what is listed below.

• 8 years old and under: No License Required
• 9 years old to 12 years old: In Gatlinburg waters you ONLY need a Gatlinburg One-day
• Permit (Type 99): Cost is $2.50
• Up to 13 years old in regular waters (NON GATLINBURG): No License Required
• Age 13 to 15 years old: Junior Hunt and Fish (Type 70): Cost is $6.00; and they are good for one year - Inside Gatlinburg waters, they will also need Gatlinburg One-day permit (Type 99): Cost is $2.50 per dayOR they may purchase a Gatlinburg One-day Nonresident Permit (Type 97): Cost is $10.50
• Three day fishing no trout: (Type 77): Cost is $10.50 (Not Valid for Gatlinburg Waters)
• Three day All Species: (Type 78): Cost is $20.50 for Gatlinburg, but in addition, you need a Type 99 license to fish the Gatlinburg Waters
• Ten day Fishing no trout: (Type 79): Cost is $15.50 not valid for Gatlinburg Waters
• Ten day all species: (Type 80): Cost is $30.50 for Gatlinburg, but in addition, you need Type 99 license to fish the Gatlinburg Waters
• Annual all fish: (Type 81): Cost is $51.00 for Gatlinburg, but you need the daily Type 99 to fish in Gatlinburg waters in addition to Type 80
• One day nonresident Gatlinburg waters only: (Type 97): Cost is $10.50
• Gatlinburg One-day Permit: (Type 99): Cost is $2.50, must be used in addition to Type 78, Type 80, or Type 81 unless under the age of 13


One season stretches from April 1 through November 30; The daily creel limit limits any fisher to five trout. If you are caught with possessions of more than that of the daily creel limit you will be prosecuted.

One season stretches from December the 1 through March 31; You are only allowed to use artificial lures with a single hook. All trout caught must be set free into the water without harm. You may not have any trout in your possession from December 1 till March 31. If you fail follow these guide lines you will be dealt with accordingly.

Fishing Year ‘Round; Fishing is only allowed during daylight hours, one - half hour prior to sunrise and one - half hour after sunset. Every Thursday all streams are closed.

General Streams

1. West Prong Little Pigeon River from Park Boundary downstream to Gnatty Branch, except those sections set aside as Children's Streams.
2. Dudley Creek from Park Boundary downstream to West Prong Little Pigeon River, except those sections set aside as Children's Streams.3. Roaring Fork from Park Boundary downstream to West Prong Little River.4. LeConte Creek from Painters Branch downstream to West Prong Little River.Fishing is permitted with one-held rod and single hook only.
Children's Streams1. LeConte Creek from Painters Branch upstream to Park Boundary.
2. West Prong Little River from a point to 100 yards above the North Gatlinburg Park Entrance downstream to the Gatlinburg By-pass Bridge.
3. Dudley Creek from the Highway 441 Bridge downstream to the West Prong Little Pigeon River.

The creel limit is two (2) trout per day for children twelve and under when fishing in Children's Streams. You may only fish with one-held rod and single hook only.

Proper way to release fish

1. Play a fish as rapidly as possible, to much can lead to exhaustion.2. Keep fish in water as much as possible.3. Handle fish with wet hand even while you use a mesh landing net.4. Remove hook gently, do not pull on it. Use long-nose pliers to back the hook out gently. The use of barbless hooks work much better.5. If deeply hooked, cut the line, do not pull the hook out. Most fish survive with hooks left in them.6. Gently hold fish upright facing upstream and move slowly back and forth in the water. Going from air to water can kill them.7. Release fish in water that is not rough.

Monday, February 06, 2006

Pigeon Forge TN - Black Bear Jamboree

Come check out on of our Pigeon Forge cabins and visit the Black Bear Jamboree Dinner and Show. It is a $10 million dollar high-flying musical dinner revue. You will enjoy a fabulous country feast while our large, award-winning cast captivates you with a high-energy production including Country, Broadway, 50’s & 60’s, Bluegrass and Gospel Music. You will also enjoy extraordinary sets, elaborate costumes, spectacular choreography, and state-of-the-art lighting, surround sound, and the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains all without ever leaving your seat.

The Black Bear Jamboree is open year round for your entertainment. Whether you’re on vacation, this is one dinner show you will not want to miss. The Black Bear Jamboree Dinner and Show music theater is located on the main Parkway on Music Road in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, within miles of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Dollywood, and Ober Gatlinburg. When planning your next Smoky Mountain getaway, plan a visit to the Black Bear Jamboree Dinner and Show in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee for a high-flying good time. Admission is just over $30 dollars and well worth it!

The show tells the story of the Legendary Black Bear Jamboree. It is said that once a year, all the black bears in the Great Smoky Mountains gather together in a secret mountain cave, where they celebrate with food, dance, and song. If you have any questions, please call (865) 908-SHOW.

After your jamboree at the Black Bear Jamboree come on over to one of our Pigeon Forge cabins from Cabins For You. We happen to be a great Pigeon Forge cabin dealer in Pigeon Forge TN, so come check out why! Call now to see if there are any deals for the time you are coming, but if you are coming within the next month or two you better call soon to make sure you get a cabin. They are going very quickly this time of year so be sure to make haste. Come check out what everyone is talking about in the Great Smoky Mountains! Cabins For You has just what you want!

Thursday, February 02, 2006

Pigeon Forge TN - Storytelling Festival

From February 2nd - 4th, the 15th annual Pigeon Forge Storytelling Festival will be taking place at the Country Tonite Theater. Featured artist include; a cowboy poet, a champion liar, and a Grammy-winning musician. The event also includes a variety of concerts and workshops. Also included in this event is Waddie Mitchel.

He is one of the most noted cowboy poets in America. Waddie also helps organize the internationally recognized "Elko Cowboy Poetry Gathering." You can also catch performance from Bil Lepp. Bil has been telling tales for almost a decade. Bil also regularly attends the West Virginia Liars Contest. Performing in this contest has lead Bil to win five Biggest Liar titles. Also performing is David Holt. David is not only a musician, but he is also a historian. David is a multiple Grammy award-winner for his storytelling. Also performing in the storytelling is Ed Stivender, Doc McConnell and Elizabeth Rose.

Also included in the Storytelling Festival is the National Youth Storytelling Showcase. The next Grand Torchbearer will be selected from the performers, that are under seventeen years of age. The National Storytelling Network presents this showcase.

Another festival celebration is the Haunts ‘n’ Haints Trolley Tales. While taking a trolley ride, you can enjoy to storytelling. You may purchase tickets for this event at $5 per person. You can call 865-429-7350 for more information and to purchase tickets.

You may buy day passes for the Storytelling theater activities. The tickets are $10 for ages 18 and older, and free for ages under 17. You may also purchase weekend passes for $25. You can call 1-800-792-4308 to purchase tickets and for more information.

You will need a place to stay when you visit Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge TN for the story telling event. So call us and reserve one of our Pigeon Forge cabins. You will love staying with Cabins For You.