Gatlinburg TN Area Information

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Summer Time in Gatlinburg TN

Summer time in Gatlinburg TN located in the stunning Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee, is one of the best time to book a cabin at Cabins for You. The activities are endless, and so is the fun and the beautiful views, when you decide to spend your summer getaway in one of the great Gatlinburg cabins we have especially for you.

Outdoor activities are infinite, and your family will never run out of things to do while exploring the Smoky Mountains or meandering the streets of Gatlinburg TN. Hiking is one of the most popular activities in Gatlinburg, and you will find that the Smoky Mountain National Park has over 800 miles of trails to explore! The Cades Cove loop has more breath-taking views for the bicyclist, or for just a relaxing drive through the scenery of the Smoky Mountains. Whitewater rafting down the Big Pigeon River or many of the other rivers is always a rush, and you and your family will be exhilarated as you splash over the rapids in an experience you will never forget!

If you want a more relaxing activity, pull up to the Little Pigeon River in the heart of Gatlinburg or continue your activities at the Smoky Mountain National Park and spend a day fishing and enjoying the peaceful atmosphere. If you enjoy horse-back riding, the Smoky Mountain Stables or the Sugarlands Riding Stables offer plenty of tranquil guided tours through the sights of the Smokies. Of course one of the favorite activities that Gatlinburg TN has to offer is the great fun of Ripleys Aquarium, Gatlinburg’s very own large aquarium. Your family can spend hours and even days enjoying the excitement and entertainment the park has to present. Ripleys Aquarium in Gatlinburg brings out the kid in everyone!

To begin your vacation in Gatlinburg, TN, today, don’t hesitate to call Cabins for you! You’ll be off to the Smoky Mountains in no time!

Monday, April 23, 2007

We All Need a Break!

Are you looking for a romantic weekend in the Smoky Mountains to spend with that special someone? Our cabins in Gatlinburg TN are the perfect place for you to find a relaxing getaway. When you visit the beautiful cabins located in the majestic city of Gatlinburg Tennessee, you will find not only breath-taking views and exciting activities, but a unique experience you will never be able to forget.

Our selection of Gatlinburg cabins offer an array of exclusive activities you and that special someone can enjoy privately. Imagine taking a long relaxing bath while viewing the Tennessee Mountains, then snuggling up next to the warm fireplace, sipping a mug of hot cocoa or cider. While you lay there, pull up the warm blanket that comes with the fully-furnished cabins. Afterwards, you can retire in our luxuriously furnished bedrooms, where you can enjoy one incredible night of sleep.

We at Cabins For You want to assist you in making these unforgettable memories you will cherish. The sight of the Smoky Mountains at sunrise is one of those visions you will carry with you forever. As you make your breakfast in the spacious kitchen, you may want to glance out the window to glimpse a sight of the sun peaking over the resplendent Smoky Mountain tops. Enjoy your day with a trip to the quaint shops of Gatlinburg TN, or take a romantic walk down a hidden trail located in the Smoky Mountain National Park. After you return from your afternoon activities, unwind in the hot tub or retire to the couch to catch up on some reading.

Whatever you are interested in doing; our Gatlinburg TN Cabins can facilitate exactly what you are looking for. Romance can be enjoyed over a candlelit meal, a meandering trail in the Smoky Mountain forest, window shopping in downtown Gatlinburg TN, or wrapped up together on the couch watching the sun slip behind the Smokey Mountain peaks. To start that trip to incredible Gatlinburg, TN, just pick up the phone and book your romantic getaway right now!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Seasons of Gatlinburg and the Smokies

If you’re planning a family trip or youth trip to Gatlinburg TN there are some things you should know about the seasons of the Smokies. Whether you visit the Smokies in the summer, winter, spring or fall there really is no bad time to enjoy some together time with the people you care about. Gatlinburg TN is truly a magical place.

As spring time begins in the Smokies flowers start to bloom and trees become beautiful, full and green again. Cades Cove and the national park is filled with animals grazing and new baby animals being born throughout the Great Smoky Mountain area. Don’t miss Dolly Parton returning in April to welcome you into her famous theme-park, Dollywood.

When spring slowly fades into the summer the hot weather approaches. Summer time in the Smokies is the best time to get in some shopping in downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Summer is the perfect time for horseback riding, white water rafting, helicopter rides, hiking and playing a little golf. If the summer weather is too hot, return to your cabin and turn up the air conditioner.

The beginning of fall in Gatlinburg Tennessee brings falling and changing leaves and a decline in the temperature of the Smoky Mountain air. Fall is one of the busiest and most beautiful times to visit the Great Smoky Mountains. Activities you can enjoy as the temperature and leaves start changing is taking a ski lift ride up the mountain to Ober Gatlinburg, taking a drive through the national park and horseback riding. Fall brings out the best of the Smokies and allows everyone else to enjoy its natural beauty.

Wintertime in the Smokies typically welcomes its visitors with snow and cold weather. Winter is the best time there is in the Smokies for guests to enjoy skiing on the beautiful slopes and ice skating at Ober Gatlinburg. Christmas is also the perfect time to spend with your family and friends in a cabin nestled in the mountains of the Smokies. Winterfest also begins in the Smokies as people from every state bundle up to enjoy the cold weather.

The four seasons in the Smokies are wonderful and each season welcomes you with something different to enjoy about the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee area. While visiting the Smokies don’t forget to stay with the best and book a one of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals with Cabins For You.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant

While you’re staying in the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge-Sevierville area, check out the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant! This restaurant cooks you good ol’ country cooking, for not very much money. The building is surrounded by apple trees, which causes it to have a beautiful view. The Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant is a quaint, wonderful place to eat breakfast, lunch, or dinner! The restaurant starts everyone off with their great tasting apple-fritters. They also have famous Southern fried chicken. Be sure to take to trip to try these wonderful foods!

The original farmhouse was located on Apple Valley Road, which was the main road between Sevierville and Gatlinburg at the time. The farmhouse was burned at this site, and was replaced by a six-room house in 1921. The six-room house stands as the center-piece of the restaurant today, in which you can see built-in oak furniture in the original living room and dining room. In 1972, two families bought the 65 acre property. They operated it as a beef cattle and tobacco farm until 1976, when they began turning it into apple orchards. In 1986, the families called an enterprise company, which managed some of Gatlinburg’s finest restaurants. They created Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant by expanding the original six-room farmhouse.

For breakfast, the restaurant serves food like pancakes, waffles, eggs, toast, bacon, sausage, country ham, country fried steak, and country fried pork chops. They also have combinations of these items, the Farmhouse Special.

For lunch and dinner, they serve chicken, steak, trout, pork chops, catfish, ham, turkey, and ribs, along with others as well. The restaurant also serves salads, sandwiches, vegetables, along with some breakfast foods (only served at lunch). Desserts are served to satisfy your sweet tooth! There is also a children’s menu available for smaller stomachs!

Next time you are in the area, visit the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant! With locations in Gatlinburg TN and Sevierville, you will be bound to eat some country cooking. In order to visit, you will need some place to stay! Call our office or book online to reserve your cabin today!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Gatlinburg TN - The Perfect Family Vacation

Looking to spend a little time alone with just the family? Gatlinburg Tennessee is the perfect family getaway! Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge is a very close-knit community to begin with. With family attractions like Dollywood and The Dixie Stampede, what family would not have a blast together? Whether your family is the spontaneous crowd or the laid back type there are plenty of things to do around the towns. If you are thrill seekers, be sure to try the White Water Rafting or go on a local Ghost tour of some of Gatlinburg’s most mysterious places. If the guys want to go play a round golf, then the ladies need to shop! Or if you are more of the laid back type that has a budget you could just hang around at your cabin and enjoy the beautiful scenery and even take a relaxing dip in the hot tub. Most of our Gatlinburg cabins also include the fun amenities like a pool table, foosball table, boards games, home theaters and so much more!! So who said that just lounging around in the cabin could not be fun? After all you did come to enjoy sometime with your family. There are plenty of things to do around the area to make memories with the ones that you love that will last an entire life time. So be sure to call Cabins For You today to start planning your fun filled family vacation!! Let the fun begin!

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Large Group Gatlinburg Cabins and Rafting

If you are bringing a large group, or just your family, to the Gatlinburg TN area, check into going whitewater rafting! Rafting in the Smokies, near Gatlinburg TN, has been rafting since 1978. These guys are professionals and guarantee you an awesome experience. There is no experience necessary! With 28 years of experience and a reputation for excellence, Rafting in the Smokies sets the rafting standard for Gatlinburg TN and East Tennessee.

Rafting in the Smokies provided you with one of their certified guides as you head down the river. Each one of them has a passion for rafting. It’s not just a job, it is their life. With one of these knowledgeable guides, your bound to have all your questions answered, ensuring your doubt to be at rest! The staff at Rafting in the Smokies maintains communication, making sure your trip is safe and exciting.

Rafting in the Smokies offers two trips down the Pigeon River, the upper section and the lower section. The upper section of the Pigeon River has Class III & IV rapids. This trip is 5 miles, and you are sure to have the time of your life. Along with riding the heart-stopping rapids, you will get to experience the indescribable Smoky Mountain scenery. There is a guide in every raft. The minimum age for this trip is 8 years old or 70 pounds.

If you have younger children or want a more relaxing trip, check out the lower section of the Pigeon River. These rapids are only Class I & II, making them very easy to ride. There is mostly a guide in every raft for this trip. With this trip being 6 miles, it will take you approximately 2 hours. This trip is very beautiful, and is for the less adventurous! If your group can not decide which trip to take, you can split it up! Rafting in the Smokies will accommodate your trips so they coincide with each other. This is very convenient for large groups.

Rafting with Rafting in the Smokies would be a smart move on your part with their experience and reputation. If you need one of our Gatlinburg cabins for your large group or large family call Cabins For You today. Our office can be reached at 1.800.684.7865.