Gatlinburg TN Area Information

Friday, June 22, 2007

Gatlinburg TN Ripley's Attractions - New Additions

While in Gatlinburg TN, one should stop and take a tour of the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum. Along with it’s usual display of all things odd, they have expanded to bring you even more oddities. Ever wonder exactly how tall the world’s tallest man is? The people at Ripley’s thought you might. There is an actual wax replica of the world’s tallest man. Stand next to it to see how you compare. Near that exhibit is a place where guests can clone their own hands into wax. Shrunken heads interest you? They’ve got them. Anything for you to feast your eyes upon and gawk at in amazement is there. They’ve expanded to bring you interactive displays for everything from lights to leaves and even bubbles. For a little bit more odd go check out the cow manure art. Yes, cow manure. See which celebrities faces are debuted upon the cow patties. Another true talent brought to you by Ripley’s in Gatlinburg TN. A painting a man drew while he was swimming! Must have used water color. Don’t let the word “museum” throw you off though, Ripley’s is not the typical boring museum you may think of. It’s an odditorium. So, when taking in all the fresh air and breathtaking sights of Gatlinburg TN don’t neglect to go visit the staff and exhibits at the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum. Cabins For You has many cabins in Gatlinburg TN and few within walking distance of Ripley’s of Gatlinburg. Don’t be the only one who hasn’t seen it. Call today our office at 1.800.684.7865 and see which one of our Gatlinburg cabins are within walking distance of Ripley's Museum.

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Gatlinburg Cabins

There is one big question when it comes to Gatlinburg cabins and Gatlinburg TN. In fact, it is the million dollar question (well, couple hundred dollar question). With so many Gatlinburg cabin rentals, how do I find and pick the right one? How do I find that perfect cabin for my family? With so many cabins, companies, and amenities to choose from, I am sure this can seem like an overwhelming task. However, with these few small tips, I am sure that I can make this process a little easier for you.

First, decide where you would like to search. I would suggest using the internet. It is much easier, faster, and there is much more information to view. When searching for anything, especially cabins, use very narrow terms instead of broad terms. For instance, the terms "Gatlinburg" and "cabins" are very broad terms. "Gatlinburg cabin rentals" and "cabins in Gatlinburg TN" are very narrow terms. This will narrow out companies that are just selling information or companies that rent hotels and condos.

Second, decide what amenities that your family might like in a cabin rental. Things such as a mountain view or a river view seem to be the first thing that consumers look at. Next, decided what game tables that your family would desire in a cabin. Most Gatlinburg cabins offer a pool table, but some more luxury cabins offer foosball tables, air hockey table, movie libraries, and so on. Some select cabins in Gatlinburg TN have a inground pool which might suit your family needs perfectly. If the pool is something that you want, remember to add it in the search engine terms.

If some of these amenities don't matter, and your family just desires a place in Gatlinburg TN, then search the internet for some budget cabins. You will be able to find a lot of cabins in the Gatlinburg TN area that are about $100 a night. You might be able to find one a little cheaper. Remember that these cabins are not luxury cabins, but they do provided a perfect place to stay so that you can enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains.

Lastly, make sure that your company is a reputable one. Most companies are part of the online BBB and the Gatlinburg chamber of commerce (don't be affraid to call and ask about the company). Most reputable companies will post customer testimonials about particular cabins or about their company. This, in essence, is a customer referral .

I hope this helps you in deciding what cabin to book when visiting Gatlinburg TN.

Saturday, June 09, 2007

Gatlinburg TN - Golfing

Do you want to go to Gatlinburg TN and the mountains but have a need to golf? Look no further than a cabin rental with Cabins For You in the mountains. Not only does Gatlinburg have many Gatlinburg cabins to offer but it also offers many golf courses/resorts for you to play on. Aside from all the putt-putt golf courses there are eight actual golf courses to choose from.

Opened in 1972, Bent Creek Golf Village is an 18 hole par 72 golf course designed by three time Masters and British Open Championship Winner Gary Player. This golf course takes you through the valley and close to the mountains. Enjoy the views, breathe in the fresh air and hit the ball around a bit. The 18 holes offer you a challenge winding around the creek and mountains.

The Gatlinburg Municipal Golf Course was designed by golf course architect William Langford. This golf course is situated minutes away from both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Breathtaking sights are offered on these greens, it is located along the Great Smoky Mountains. The Gatlinburg Municipal Golf Course an 18 hole course. Over the past ten years, all holes have been redone. This courses 12th hole is a challenge; there is a 200 foot drop from tee to green.

Eagle’s Landing Golf Club was opened in June 1994. It is a championship course and is ranked one of the top in the state. Many tournaments have been held at this course such as the Tennessee PGA Championship, Knoxville Chapter PGA Championship, Tennessee State Open Qualifying, Tennessee Intercollegiate Championship, Mid-South Collegiate Championship, Home site for the Tennessee PGA’s Calloway Open. This course has 18 holes par 72 with five sets of tees.

River’s Island Golf Course has you playing along the French Broad River. Four of the holes are actually located on “islands” along the river. This golf course was designed by golf course architect Arthur Mills. Golf Digest awarded this golf course a four star rating. This golf course is located at the foot of the Smokey Mountains just minutes away from Knoxville, TN.

Laurel Valley Golf and Country Club is located in Townsend, TN. This golf course will challenge golfers of all skill levels. Play the greens, enjoy the fresh air and enjoy the mountain views. This is an 18 hole golf course with restrooms and water fountains found all along the course.

Baneberry Golf and Resort is located on a peninsula that juts out onto Douglas Lake. You have a beautiful mountain view and you play along a peaceful lake. This golf course sometimes doubles as a nature preserve. Golfers have reported sightings of all types of wildlife. This golf course also allows you a great view of the Smokey Mountains while you play. This golf resort is located only 7 miles from I-40 or I-81.

Dandridge Golf and Country Club is also a golf course that will challenge all golfers of different skill levels. The first 18 holes were designed by Dan Maples. Then in 1991 nine more holes were added, making this golf course a 27 hole course. Beautiful views are also offered by this golf course. Views of lakes, valleys and mountains can be admired while playing along. This is a 72 par course is only 35 minutes from Gatlinburg/ Pigeon Forge.

These are just some of the many golf courses available to you while visiting the mountains. All of these courses have a rate and all vary upon the age and day that you choose to go golfing. Call Cabins For You today and book one of our Gatlinburg cabins and then hit the mountains and enjoy some awesome scenic golfing.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Hiking Mt Leconte in Gatlinburg Tennessee

There is only two directions that you can go when thinking about hiking Mt Leconte. You don't need a compass. You can only go up or down. Mt Leconte, in Gatlinburg TN, is 6,593 feet high and is host to Leconte Lodge. Leconte Lodge is the only lodging in America's number one visited national park. You might wonder why I talked about hiking MT Leconte, but you see, the only way to Leconte Lodge is by hiking. You can't drive to the top, you must hike. As you can see, this trip is for only people who love hiking.

Leconte Lodge, on Mt Leconte in Gatlinburg TN, is between a 6 and 8 mile hike depending on what trail that you decide to hike. At Leconte Lodge you will find a collection of rustic cabins. There is no electricity or showers. Hot water comes from one spigot into buckets and wash basins. Light comes from kerosene lanterns. Drinking water comes from the pump. There are propane heaters in the rustic cabins. Flush toilets are available to lodge guests, but not to day hikers to Mount LeConte. The concessionaire, Stokely Hospitality Enterprises, provides family-style southern meals in the dining hall. They include scrambled eggs, Canadian bacon, pancakes, grits, homemade biscuits; chipped beef, green beans, mashed potatoes, corn bread, baked apples, a half a peach, soup, oversized cookies.
The supplies are flown in by helicopter once a year at the beginning of the season. Llamas carry supplies to the top of the mountain three times a week.
Getting a reservation to this Lodge in Gatlinburg TN on Mt Leconte can and will be very difficult to achieve. Reservations for the 50 spots per nights start on October 1, 2008. You can call and make a reservation via telephone or email. The 2008 season will last from March 28 through November 25. Adult rates in 2007 are $62 for lodging and $31 for dinner and breakfast. Rates for children will vary and the 2008 rates will be posted in late August.
If hiking to the top of Mt Leconte and roughing it in one of the Leconte Lodge cabins is not your thing, then please visit our site and give us a call and book one of our Gatlinburg cabins. We have several with fantastic Mt Leconte views along with luxurious amenities. You can call our office at 1.800.684.7865.

Saturday, June 02, 2007

What To Do in Gatlinburg Tennessee

In Gatlinburg TN summer is almost in full swing. With summer temperature in downtown Gatlinburg reaching almost 80 degrees and kids being fresh out of school, Gatlinburg is off to a fast start for competing against the beach for being the hottest vacation spot around the southeast.

Gatlinburg cabins are not in shorts supply, however, if you have not already booked a cabin for the summer rush then you might be in a little trouble. Although it might seem strange, summer time in Gatlinburg is more popular than fall and winter. I would have to disagree on the confusion. There are a lot of things to do during the winter time, but the summer's in Gatlinburg TN are filled with much a lot of activities and attractions. Summer attractions are listed:

  1. Putt Putt Golf - There are several places to play putt putt including Hillbilly Golf.
  2. Gatlinburg Craftsman Fair - Starting in July, artists from all over the southeast come to show off their great work and skills. It costs adults $5.00 and children 12 and under are free.
  3. White Water Rafting - With the Little Pigeon River running through Gatlinburg TN, there are several places roughly less than 1 hour from downtown Gatlinburg.
  4. Ober Gatlinburg - Not skiing in the summer. Thats right...Ober Gatlinburg has an Amusement. Not only does this place have a fantastic view, it has an alpine slide, miniature golf, and water rides.
  5. July 4th Fireworks show - One of the best around. Get there early and expect to stay late.

Listed above are only a few things that someone might be able to do in Gatlinburg. Probably one of the biggest attractions is the Great Smoky Mountains. During the summer everything is green and the views are spectacular. With over 800 miles of hiking trails, I am pretty sure that you will struggle to hike all those trails during summer.

Hopefully everyone has booked their cabin, but if you have not please feel free to contact us and look at one of our Gatlinburg cabins. We have plenty of cabins located on our site and plenty of articles to browse through. Please call us at 1.800.684.7865 to rent a cabin or to ask a question.