Now that spring is here, more and more folks are starting to think about returning to the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Whether you're thinking about a quick weekend of shopping, hiking or relaxation or pulling out all the stops for a full-blown family vacation, we can give you some ideas for planning your trip, especially when it comes to accommodations. Smoky Mountain cabins offer a lot of options, and we can give you some recommendations when it comes to picking the one that will best suit your travel needs.
Chances are that if you've been to the Great Smoky Mountains before, you went with either your spouse/significant other or your family, including the kids. But next time you plan a trip back to the Smokies, consider getting a group of people together. Traveling with six, eight or even 10 or more people in one party has a lot of advantages, both practical and intangible. Continue reading to learn just a few:
For some of you, the very notion of staying fit on vacation is almost an oxymoron. “Half the fun of being on vacation is eating poorly and being lazy!” we can hear you saying at this very moment. And to some extent, that's a valid argument. But for those of you who are generally health-conscious and don't feel comfortable taking a vacation from your workout regimen, here are a few creative suggestions for ways to work some calorie burning and fitness into your travel plans.
A roaring fire, snow falling gently outside the window, and you and your sweetheart sharing a warm blanket and creating lasting memories of a special Valentine's Day celebration. In Gatlinburg, TN, all your romantic fantasies come to life, from quiet time to spend with one another to thrilling attractions unlike any you've ever visited.
When guest inquire about Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg or Sevierville cabins, one of the first things we're asked for are restaurant recommendations. That's not always an easy task, because there are literally hundreds of eateries in our communities, from national chains to independently owned establishments. But here are a few of the popular places and even best-kept secrets we like to pass along:
Now is the perfect time to gather up your girlfriends for some serious retail therapy in the Great Smoky Mountains. Whether you're shopping for yourself or for Christmas gifts, this is the best time to score deals at local retailers. From one-of-a-kind handmade arts and crafts to designer labels at rock-bottom prices, shopping in the Smokies is the perfect activity for a girls' weekend getaway.
Of all the holidays we celebrate, the one that we often recall with such nostalgia is Thanksgiving. Remember kicking off the day with the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade before heading to grandma's house, where aunts and uncles and cousins all gathered together? The house would fill with laughter and the scents of roasting turkey, sweet potatoes, and mom's secret stuffing recipe. After dinner, everyone cheered for his or her favorite football team and ate far too much pie.
Looking for an easily accessible hike in the Great Smoky Mountains that's pretty easy and offers some gorgeous waterfall scenery? Consider spending an hour or so hoofing it along the Middle Prong Trail, which is located near the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont, inside the national park.
The height of summer signals the perfect time to visit the Great Smoky Mountains. With so many family-friendly things to do in July, you'll have no trouble finding a long list of activities for all ages to fill your vacation wish list. Here are just a handful of ideas to make the most of a Smoky Mountain summer.
When guests first check into one of our Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg or Sevierville cabins, one of the first things we're asked for are restaurant recommendations. That's not always an easy task, because there are literally hundreds of eateries in our communities, from national chains to independently owned establishments. But here are a few of the popular places and even best-kept secrets we like to pass along:
Tennessee is home to many overnight rentals including cabins. Stay in a rental cabin and enjoy a home away from home in the mountains. Vacation homes are especially abundant in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville.