Gatlinburg TN Area Information

Monday, May 26, 2008

Summit Fest 2008

On June 6 and 7 Gatlinburg TN will be visited by two world renowned climbers for this year‘s Summit Fest. The Smoky Mountain Outdoors Outfitters in Gatlinburg will be hosts to Apa and Lahkpa Sherpa. Apa and Lahkpa Sherpa are known for reaching the summit of Mount Everest in record times. Apa has climbed to the top 17 times and Lahkpa holds the record for least amount of time to ascend Everest at right under 11 hours. Head to the Smoky Mountain Outdoors Outfitters to listen to their stories about their climbs and give inspirational speeches. They will also have a multimedia presentation of their accomplishments for all to view as well.

Summit Fest is a week of opportunities for outdoor adventures. Go whitewater rafting, hiking, horseback riding, etc. all around Gatlinburg. This year’s Summitfest will be alive with music performances, equipments demonstrations, silent auctions and plenty of food and beverages for everyone. A portion of the proceeds go to the Boys and Girls Club of Gatlinburg.

The Lineup for this years Summit Fest will include performances by Entropy. There will be autograph picture signing, Apa and Lhakpa slide show, product demonstrations and there will be deals on all the top brand outdoor gear. Smoky Mountain Outdoors will also be offering special discounts for an extremely limited amount of time (only 15 minutes). The times for Summit Fest is between 10am-6pm. Don’t forget about the 3 lucky winners that will be drawn for prizes that could include a VIP access to Summit Fest including a meeting with the Sherpas, paddle and pack package from the Smoky Mountain Outfitters, $40 of outdoor gear from Smoky Mountain Outfitters, $100 gas card, a meal from Hard Rock of Gatlinburg and logo fleece, a $50 certificate from Collier Foods and a Summit Fest 2008 T-Shirt.

If you’re an outdoor enthusiast then you’re not going to want to miss this year’s Summit Fest. Plenty will be going on and let’s not forget those amazing prizes that could be yours. Do remember that a portion of the proceeds will be going to the Boys and Girls Club. Call us to book your stay today in one of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals and then go visit everyone out at Summit Fest 2008.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Mountain Hounds Weekend

Summer may be creeping up on some of us, but not on the event planners for Gatlinburg Tennessee. This year on May 29- June 1 you might be seeing a lot of Greyhounds with their proud owners. That weekend is the Mountain Hounds Weekend in Gatlinburg TN. If you’re a Greyhound lover, owner or just a canine enthusiast then you’re in for a real treat. This weekend “getaway” attracts around 250 Greyhounds and their owners. Most of the activities will be held at Mynatt Park at traffic light 8 in downtown Gatlinburg TN. Go watch and visit with all these friendly Greyhounds and their owners. The Mountain Hounds Weekend is actually being sponsored by Greyhound Friends of North Carolina. They are a charity who places retired racing Greyhounds into good homes who will take care of these dogs and love them. The money raised that weekend go toward housing, feeding and medical expenses of these beloved dogs.

The Greyhounds at this event are retired racing hounds who have been adopted into families. The new owners show their dogs off and allow to you ask questions and help you out if you are interested in becoming an adoptive parent of a well-deserving Greyhound. There will be a photographer taking pictures of the event and will be selling a CD of all pictures taken for only $20 and a portion of that will go towards Greyhound Friends of North Carolina. There will be many activities going on that weekend such as nature walks, walking tours, costume contest for the Greyhounds and a race. There will be so much excitement going on and anyone of any age will be sure to enjoy it. Who knows? You might end up leaving with your very own adopted retired Greyhound. Call today to book one of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals if this seems to be your type of thing. Remember, dogs are a man’s best friend.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Family Fest

There is no better way to celebrate the beginning of summer than coming to Gatlinburg Tennessee to enjoy some special time together at Family Fest in the Smokies. On May 23 & 24 you can enjoy some heart-warming Southern Gospel music as Gatlinburg welcomes Bill & Gloria Gaither. With their beautiful voices and songs filled with faith there is no better way to spend time together as a family. The 18th Annual Family Fest is going to be filled with famous Southern Gospel musical artists. This Family Fest weekend in Gatlinburg TN will not only feature music by Bill & Gloria Gaither but there will also be appearances by the Gaither Vocal Band, Gordon Mote, Ernie Haase with Signature Sound, Kevin Williams, Russ Taff, Janet Paschal, Lynda Randle, Isaacs, Jeff & Sheri Easter, Ben Speer, Booth Brothers, Buddy Greene and the Collingsworth Family. The guest speaker for the night will be Anne Graham Lotz. Gatlinburg’s Family Fest starts on Friday evening at 7:00 pm at the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Two performances will be showing on Saturday and Sunday. These performances are at 10:00 am and 6:00 pm. With so many performances there is no reason to miss it. This year’s Family Fest is going to be the best one yet.

This is a good, clean family-oriented gathering. It’s great for all ages and your family will love it. Come on over to Gatlinburg, TN to enjoy this wonderful gathering of such talented and blessed artists. For additional information on the Gaither’s you could go to their website They have inspirational newsletters, merchandise, etc. Book your cabin today and get ready for the 18th Annual Gatlinburg Family Fest with Bill and Gloria Gaither.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival

The weekend of May 17 and 18 is a special one so start planning a short trip to Gatlinburg Tennessee. On this special weekend, Gatlinburg is hosting its 4th annual Fine Arts Festival. The Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival is oriented for families and it features top artists from around the country. Not only does the Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival feature art and artists, but this festival also has plenty of wonderful cuisine and delightful music. The Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival is produced by volunteers from around the community. This annual festival is hosted to benefit the Sevier County Arts Council and the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. The Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival is held right in downtown Gatlinburg along River Road. River Road runs right in front of Ripley’s Aquarium at traffic light number 5 so you can not miss it. Adults and kids will find tons of fun at the Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival. A kids area is provided so your children can have plenty of fun making their own art.

The Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival will be taking place on Saturday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm so you can have all day to enjoy the beautiful art. The festival does not end there though, on Sunday it starts 10:00 am and ends at 4:00 pm so you can join in on the fun and activities before heading back home after a fun weekend in Gatlinburg Tennessee. This festival is one of the most popular ones in the Gatlinburg Tennessee area so join the other hundreds of people that come just to enjoy some of the most famous artists in the world. Do not worry about having to put a dent in your wallet because the Gatlinburg Fine Arts Festival is free for everyone. With so many activities at no cost to you, this festival is an ideal event that will allow you to spend some one on one time with the people you care about the most.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Scottish Festival and Games

Gatlinburg TN will be hosting it’s 27th annual Scottish Festival and Games this year. The festivities will take place on May 16th and last till May 18th at the Mills Park in Gatlinburg Tennessee. The Gatlinburg Scottish Festival and Games is a non-profit organization, that the state of Tennessee puts on yearly. This year the organization will be hosting twenty six games. The Gatlinburg community sets the celebration off with a mountain stroll and then with a parade down the parkway in downtown Gatlinburg TN. The event is an open invitation to all Scots. After the parade be sure to attend the Gala reception at 8:00 at the Ramada Inn. Both Saturday and Sunday events include; a all day Ceilidh (Scottish music Festival), athletics, a heritage seminar, bag pipe performances and competitions along with a dance competitions. Colin Grants - Adams, Lona and the Celtic group, local Scottish and Celtic musicians from all around the area will be performing in the Lowland Ceilidh Tent. Take time to stop by the tent to listen to the traditional pipes and bags. Be sure to bring the kids along with you! There are tons of activities for the kids to enjoy. They will enjoy the newly added “kids kastle”. Not only is the Scottish Festival for the Scottish community, but the public is more than welcome to participate in the festivities.
The Clan Challenge Highland athletic competition will be held on Saturday. Games include wrestling, manhood stones and kilted miles. The festival will teach you all about the Scottish traditions and their heritage. There will be plenty of vendors there with a variety of Scottish items like clothing, jewelry, music and food. More than 60 clans will be attending this years Scottish Festival and Games.
The parade on Sunday features all clans represented at the festival. Each clan will march with their banners symbolic of their clan society. The festival will end with “Ceilidh Under the Stars”, beginning at 8:00 p.m. This last Scottish celebration will include all entertainers from the day events. The night will be filled with music, exciting events, and fellowship. A one day pass for Saturday/Sunday is $15.00, two day passes are - $20.00. Children 12 and under are free.
While vacationing in Gatlinburg TN, be sure to take the time to stop by the Mill Park and participate in the Scottish Festival. It will be an experience that you will never forget.

Monday, May 05, 2008

Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals

When most people think about going on vacation they start looking at hotels to book. Why would you want to stay at a hotel when there are cabins, beach houses, condo’s, etc. to rent out? If you’re thinking about vacationing in the mountains, Cabins For You has several Gatlinburg cabin rentals for you to choose from. With different price ranges Cabins For You can accommodate everyone, even those on a tight budget.

Small group? We have Gatlinburg cabin rentals for you! Large group? Yet again, we have Gatlinburg cabin rentals for that group too. Cabin rentals are more appealing than hotels/motels because you have your own cabin rental in the mountains! No worries about the people on the other side of you playing their music/TV too loud because there are no other people right next door. If there are those people then they’re in your group and you can go tell them to turn it down.

Each Gatlinburg cabin rental has its own kitchen, living room, fireplace, hot tub, deck, etc. WHY would you want to stay in a small one room space with only a shower, sink and bathroom when you can get all the things our Gatlinburg cabin rentals offer?

Cabins For You has so many cabins you’re bound to find a cabin that would suit you and your party. Cabins For You offers cabin rentals that are completely secluded for those of you who want to get away from it all. We also have cabins on the top of mountains for that ultimate mountain experience. If complete seclusion and mountain top experiences aren’t exactly what you had in mind, no worries, we have cabins for you too! We have cabin rentals that are walking distance to downtown Gatlinburg TN. Those Gatlinburg cabin rentals close to downtown can be private or we have some that are next to other cabins.

Family vacations can be enjoyed better in a Gatlinburg cabin rental as opposed to a hotel rental. Everyone can have their own room, a comfortable bed, and some cabins have game tables and TV’s in all bedrooms. You can sit down at a table in one of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals and eat dinner as opposed to having to eat out at all meals. At Cabins For You there’s always a living room with all of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals. Sit down with the family and enjoy a movie.

If this trip to Gatlinburg TN is a couple’s vacation then why would you not want privacy that some hotels can’t give you? Most of our romantic Gatlinburg cabin rentals have indoor Jacuzzi tubs, secluded hot tubs and king/queen size beds. Have one on one time with your significant other in the comfort and privacy of your own cabin.

Most of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals offer the “home away from home” feel. Cabins For You would like the chance to earn your business and show you why it’s so much better to stay at a cabin rental as opposed to a hotel. Once you’ve stayed at a cabin, you’ll understand what we are talking about.