Category archive: Gatlinburg

Best Scenic Attractions Near Gatlinburg

As the gateway town to the country’s most popular national park, Gatlinburg is a great place to start exploring the area in and around Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The ancient Smoky Mountains are endlessly rolling and captivating to the gaze, and whether you’re looking for some beautiful creations of nature or some human-made entertainment, you’ll find some of the best scenic attractions in the area listed here to help you get started in finding some great sights.

Image courtesy of the Gatlinburg SkyLift

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Craftsmen’s Fair 2021 – 46 Years and Unique as Ever

Celebrating its forty-sixth year in Gatlinburg, the annual Spring Craftsmen’s Fair happens July 9-18. 2021, in the Convention Center at traffic light #8.

For these 10 days, the Fair is open 10 am to 5 pm each day, with one ticket price of $10 that can extend through all the days if you want – and kids 17 and younger get in FREE with an adult.

A tiny slice of the creativity at the Craftsmen’s Fair

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Independence Day Parade 2021

Gatlinburg is back in 2021 with the nation’s first Independence Day celebration, starting one minute after midnight of the 3rd, for the 46th Annual Fourth of July Midnight Parade. This mile-long stream of parade entrants will work its way along Parkway this year led by the most perfect Grand Marshal, Gatlinburg’s favorite singer and musician, Miss Emi Sunshine.

Images courtesy of Gatlinburg and Anakeesta

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Vacation Cabin in the Smokies? Good Idea!

For a picture view like this, who would need any other reason to vacation in a cabin in the Smoky Mountains? Well, in the spirit of journalistic completeness, blogger Jess Weaver did come up with several more reasons – and you can read her story here: Why Vacationing in the Smokies is a Good Idea.

She and her family stayed for a few days in our 4-bedroom Cypress Lodge cabin, and here are some of the things they discovered.

View from Cypress Lodge cabin of the Smoky Mountains

View from Cypress Lodge cabin. Images courtesy of Go Adventure Mom

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Hosting a Large Group in Gatlinburg? Stay in a Large Cabin

Gwendolyn is a lifestyle blogger who lives with her husband and daughter in East Tennessee, and runs the website Finding Sanity in Our Crazy Life. Recently she visited the Smoky Mountains area with a large group of other women for a ladies’ church retreat, and she chose to stay in one of our luxury cabins and share her thoughts about the trip on her blog.

Like many people, Gwendolyn was drawn to Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains for a vacation because the area is home to many different kinds of attractions, activities, and dining options that can please every member of a large group.

However, even when you choose a destination that has something for everyone, it can still be difficult to coordinate accommodations for a large group traveling together, especially without having to fuss with multiple hotel rooms, adjoining rooms, being spread out across the town, and other headaches. That’s why Gwendolyn and her crew were so pleased to discover Cabins of the Smoky Mountains, as we were able to provide her and her group with a relaxing and functional space where they could all enjoy their time away together.

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2019 Easter Craft Show in Gatlinburg

The largest community of independent artisans in the nation is right here in Gatlinburg. They’ve been busy in winter, working on their latest creations. And on Wednesday through Saturday, April 17-20, they gather again to show it all off in the 2019 Easter Craft Show – admission Free!

Hosted in the huge Gatlinburg Convention Center at traffic light #8, the show regales the visitor with display after display of totally unique and high-quality, handcrafted items. The artists themselves are also in attendance, most of them actually at work on their craft, and all of them with endless patience to explain the finer points to all comers.

Images courtesy of Arts & Crafts Community

Images courtesy of Arts & Crafts Community

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Vacation for a Large Family in a Smoky Mountain Cabin

Shay is a mother of seven who blogs about her family life and a variety of topics at Wonderfully Chaotic, and recently she and her husband brought their family to Gatlinburg for a vacation. Shay and her family stayed in The Crown Jewel, one of our 5-bedroom luxury cabins that sleeps up to 18 people. After the trip, she shared her unique perspective about what makes our cabins such a great choice for anyone trying to navigate the complexities of traveling with a large group of friends or family.

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Family Reunion Cabin Vacation in the Smoky Mountains

This February, we were delighted to welcome writer Shelley and her extended family to our 5 Star Lodge at Gatlinburg Falls Resort. Shelley had visited Gatlinburg before, and enjoyed her stays, but this was her first time at our resort. Happily, she tells us it was also her favorite visit!

Shelley’s cabin featured 5 king bedrooms, 2 queen sleeper sofas, and 2 twin sleeper sofas — perfect for her entire family. Other amenities included a fireplace, premium cable and 7 flat screen TVs, a home theater, and a game room. Everyone in the group loved the beauty of the Smoky Mountain views right outside their windows and found the stay just what they needed for quality time together.

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