Category archive: Gatlinburg

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.

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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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The Gatlinburg Lodge 20-Bedroom Cabin

What would you do with a luxury cabin in the Smoky Mountains that had 20 bedrooms? Well, if you were a group of 60 people, you’d just move in and enjoy your stay! Welcome to the Gatlinburg Lodge, one of the largest rental cabins in the Smoky Mountains.

Weighing in at 10,000 square feet, the Gatlinburg Lodge is a perfect venue for a business retreat or a family gathering. The Lodge has 20 bedrooms with 20 full, en-suite bathrooms. Built at a cost of $2.5 million, the Lodge offers creatively designed places to come together and nooks and crannies everywhere to be separate.

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Cabin Living – the Ultimate Escape

Ondria came to stay in one of our cabins recently, and wrote about what a great experience it was. It was a family reunion with 3 generations, so space and privacy were important. With our 2-bedroom cabin, Ultimate Escape, 6 adults and 2 kids were able to spend a fun week in totally relaxed comfort – the only way to have a vacation trip.

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Santa Family Reunion March 2019 in Gatlinburg – Santa Comes Home!

Santa and Mrs. Claus work hard all year to make children’s eye sparkle with delight and warm the hearts of friends and family. While they live in the snowy climes of the North Pole, their hearts belong in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. That’s why when you arrive for your family spring break vacation this year, you may do a double take!

Between Thursday March 14th and Monday March 18th, the Gatlinburg Convention Center will host the Santa Family Reunion. This convention brings together Santa Clauses from around the country to spend time together, share ideas and learn professional trade secrets. This is all while having good fun and filling the streets of Gatlinburg with love and laughter.

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Gatlinburg Improv Comedy Fest 2019

The annual Gatlinburg Improv Fest takes place again this year at Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre on Friday, March 1, and Saturday, March 2, 2019. In its eighth year, the five-show festival features nineteen different improv troupes from Atlanta, Orlando, Cincinnati, Columbia, South Carolina, Saskatoon Canada, and all over Tennessee.

Show times are Friday at 8 PM and 10 PM, and Saturday at 6 PM, 8 PM, and 10 PM. The Gatlinburg Improv Comedy Fest has been called the Best Improv Festival in the area – and that’s by the other improv shows! Check out the complete show schedule below.

Image courtesy of Improv Comedy Fest

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Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade 2018 in Gatlinburg

One of the best Christmas parades in the nation happens in Gatlinburg with the 43rd Annual Fantasy of Lights parade starting at 7:30 pm on Friday, December 7, 2018. The parade takes about an hour to pass along Parkway, and anywhere from 60,000 to 100,000 people can be expected to line the route, many having staked out their spot earlier in the day with chair and blanket.

Image courtesy of City of Gatlinburg

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