Gatlinburg TN Area Information

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Your Guide to Renting a Cabin in Gatlinburg TN!

Located in the heart of the Smoky Mountains is a quaint city called Gatlinburg. In 1855, Radford Gatlin opened the second store in town. Though he was eventually banished from the town, the city still bears his name today. When Gatlin walked the streets of Gatlinburg, I can only imagine that the city had few cabins. I am sure they were all homes where people lived and preformed day to day activities. I wonder when the first cabin was turned into a vacation rental. It’s amazing how a city’s culture and economy can drastically change in one hundred and fifty years.

Currently, there are 25+ reputable cabin rental companies and 1500+ Gatlinburg Cabins. After little research these numbers seem reliable. Those numbers seem pretty staggering when anyone starts to browse the internet (which seems to be the best means of advertising) for that perfect cabin. You could spend some serious time looking through all those cabin rentals. I don’t have the perfect solution, however, I do think I can educated you on the easiest way to find that wonderful cabin.

Search Engine

My preference is Google. However, I occasionally use Yahoo And MSN. I never waste my time with any other search engines. Though these facts aren’t guaranteed, I believe these three search engines account for 97% of the searching population. Furthermore, of that number, Google equates for roughly 50% of the searching population. I find the best and most relevant results with Google. Yahoo has pretty good results but they have a more aggressive advertising program and I am not fond of this aggression for acquiring new customers. MSN doesn’t seem to bring back as relevant results as Google or Yahoo.

Keywords to Find Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals

This might be the most important step in finding your perfect cabin rental in Gatlinburg. Remembering that I love Google, I have found that the terms “Gatlinburg cabins” and “Gatlinburg cabin rentals” bring back the best results. In fact, they seem to be the most commonly used terms. “Cabins in Gatlinburg” and “Gatlinburg TN” return good results as well.

Trusting a Rental Company

Most companies employ the same policies and procedures. A few things that I would look for: Great customer service, respectful reservationists, ability to take any form of payment, knowledgeable about Gatlinburg, lots of cabin pictures, online booking software and an attractive website.

All companies love repeat business. With that said, no rental company is ever out to get you. Occasionally, unfortunate things happen such as the power going out, hot tubs breaking, and inclement weather. If something goes wrong, try to stay calm when contacting the rental company. Again, the company is never out to sabotage your stay. Like I said earlier, repeat business is the easiest business. If the complaint is reasonable, most companies will try to generously compensate you. It is much easier to compensate you for your troubles then lose your business forever.

Renting Gatlinburg Cabins - What To Look For

All cabins are not created equal. There are a lot of things to consider when renting a cabin. For instance: square footage, amenities, view, distance from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge TN, décor and price. Remember, you get what you pay for. Its never a bad idea to look for a deal, but if you find something you really like, go ahead and book it!

When I go on vacation, I want the vacation rental to be at least, if not better, than my current residence. Things I look to have in a cabin include: nice view (mountains, valley or river), hot tub, big screen television, wood interior, high speed internet, game tables (foosball, pool table, air hockey), fully equipped kitchen, fireplace, and nice decks.


I am sure that these tips will help guide you when you rent and vacation in Gatlinburg. If you have never been to this wonderful city, you need to give it a shot. Annually, several million people come to Gatlinburg to participate in the wonderful attractions and events. Some people come to ski, some come to see the lights of Winterfest, a lot come to shop, and almost everyone rents a Gatlinburg Cabin! Give Gatlinburg TN a chance and make some wonderful memories!

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Carbo’s Police Museum in Pigeon Forge TN

Open since 1976, Carbo's Police Museum in Pigeon Forge Tennessee is a unique private collection of authentic police items including badges, uniforms, billy clubs, handcuffs, collector weapons, a drug exhibit, confiscated weapons, and many other police articles from the United States and around the world. With over 5000 items on display, Carbo's Police Museum is a must see while in Pigeon Forge TN! Enter the world of "Walking Tall" Sheriff Buford Pusser. This is the world's largest authentic exhibit of memorabilia on Sheriff Pusser including the 1974 corvette in which he was killed. See and hear the real Buford Pusser on video. A full-length video is available for purchase. It’s a unique experience to see all of the memorabilia from past officers. The collection is very extensive, and has even taken the owners more than 50 years to collect! Be sure to stop by the Museum the next time you are in Pigeon Forge TN!

The exhibits are police memorabilia collected by the founders, Dr. and Mrs. Bert Carbo, since 1954. Talk about a collection! After many hours and much expense, the museum was built and opened June 30, 1976 and dedicated to all law enforcement officers. Since 1993, ownership and operation of the museum has been turned over to Dr. and Mrs. Carbo's daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Carbo Rivera.

Carbo’s Police Museum is located at 3311 Parkway (between traffic lights 6 and 7), Pigeon Forge, TN. If you have any questions just call (865) 453-1358 or e-mail them at [email protected].

Take off your fake handcuffs, put down the billy club, and come to a cabin rental from Cabins For You! After your unique trip to Carbo’s Police Museum, another unique experience awaits you in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg TN. Our cabins are spacious enough to sleep as many as 44 people or as little as one. So, bring your friends and family to the Smokies to have the times of your lives. Our cabins are highly sought after and are booked really fast during the holiday months, so be sure to call us in advance of your coming to the area! You will love your Smoky Mountain adventure!

Monday, March 13, 2006

Smith Family Theater in Pigeon Forge TN

Located in Pigeon Forge TN, the Smith Family Theater consists not only of entertainers but also a family. The theater is the Smokies best known, homegrown family of entertainers. Charlie, Jim, and Charlie Bob Smith, three guys who have been fan favorites since they first appeared on the area music scene in the 1980's, are back in their very own venue. The new Smith Family Theater is something to behold. Guests at the Smith Family Theater can look forward to an eclectic blend of country bluegrass, gospel, and oldies rock and roll music. Get a little bit of all the genres of music, and sung by some of the best performers in the Great Smoky Mountains! Be amazed at the Smith Family Theater.

The performance is presented with plenty of comedic banter along the way. Any group that does hilarious impressions or performs a musical tribute to "the Andy Griffith Show” or challenges audience members to a hula hoop contest knows how to have fun on stage! Long time fans and newcomers alike are in for a standout musical experience at the great theater. Come see why the Smith Family Show was voted "Best Show" for three consecutive years in "The Mountain Press" annual readers’ poll!

If you have any further questions, call the Smith Family Theater at (865) 429-8100.

Do you have a place to stay after your stop at the Smith Family Theater? Hopefully you have reserved your cabin from the best cabin dealer in Pigeon Forge TN! If you haven’t, you can come visit us and see what is available to you. Our Pigeon Forge cabins have everything to accommodate your needs. You will think it’s your own home! Our genuine log cabins are great for a summer vacation or to just get away. If you’re planning a vacation with your family, remember to call Cabins For You. Our cabins are right at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains and have a beautiful view of Pigeon Forge and the surrounding area! Don’t miss out on a hilarious good time, call today!

Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Great Smoky Mountains

The beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains has inspired thousands of people over the years. Why do you think so many people visit each year to catch a glimpse of their beauty in some way, shape, or form. Whether they are renting a Gatlinburg cabin, ice skating at Ober Gatlinburg, drifting down a stream at Dolly Parton’s Splash Country, or merely window shopping the stores in downtown Gatlinburg TN, the beauty never ceases to amaze. For one, two individuals now opened a business to take people on hikes through the mountains. After a low time in their lives, they sought refuge in the Smokies. That’s exactly what they found too! The serene atmosphere is just what people need in the low times.

You can come to the Great Smoky Mountains to view the beautifully scenic trees, mountains, and all the great people who inhabit this great place in America. Photography is a must in the Smokies, so remember to bring your handy camera along with you while on your next trip to the Smoky Mountains. Many people also come to the Smokies for inspiration to write poetry, and I tell you there is quite a lot of inspiration! The falling leaves during autumn would stimulate numerous poems for the artistic type. Also, if you are an artist looking for something new to picture on your canvas, you definitely need to make your next stop the Great Smoky Mountains! Inspiration is endless here in the Smokies, so plan your trip now!

If you want to you can even sit on the front or back porch of your Cabins For You cabin to draw, write poetry, paint pictures, or even take pictures of the Great Smoky Mountains. Set in the foothills of the Smokies, our Gatlinburg cabins are perfect for a getaway or to inspire the masses. During the holiday months remember to call early to make your reservation because our cabin rentals go very quickly. Why not call today to make sure you can get a cabin when you come to the Smoky Mountain area?