Category archive: Smoky Mountains

Hot Rods and Cool Views in the Smoky Mountains

Ever since days of the moonshiners, when legends emerged about cars so quick that they could outrun the revenuers, automobile culture has been an important part of the Smoky Mountains region. This tradition continues today, as Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and the surrounding area are home to a variety of popular events and attractions celebrating the power and beauty of American cars.

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Services and Extras Delivered to your Cabin in the Smoky Mountains

Visitors come to the Great Smoky Mountains for a variety of reasons. Whether for a weekend getaway, mini vacation or extended stay, the mountains are a source of beauty, relaxation, and attractions. One of the first things on the agenda when planning a trip is deciding where to stay. If you’ve chosen a luxury mountain cabin from our array of Gatlinburg cabins, give yourself even more luxury with these extra in-cabin services available.

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Rental Cabins – Tips & Discounts for Visiting the Smoky Mountains

Even for repeat visitors to the Smoky Mountains area of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, there is so much to do and see that it’s important to plan your time for the best results. So here, from Cabins of the Smoky Mountains – the largest company for Gatlinburg cabin rentals as well as Pigeon Forge and the surrounding area – is a guide to some of the ways to plan the smartest options for your trip.

How do you find the best cabin to stay in? Start with our articles on How to Find Your Perfect Cabin in the Smoky Mountains: What to Look For and also How to Get the Best Value in your rental cabin. Also check our general advice for making your stay in the Smoky Mountains great: Must-Read Tips For a Great Smokies Visit.

Remember, you can always call us day or night for guidance from our friendly front desk receptionists, at 855-91-SMOKY. Sometimes the lines are busy, so just try again, maybe later in the evening. Call us with any questions at all – the more you can plan ahead the better your trip will be.

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Love All Year Long: Four Seasons of Romance in the Smoky Mountains

What better way to experience the gorgeous landscape of the Smoky Mountains than with the person you love most? Whether you’re just getting to know someone special or are planning to celebrate a decades-long marriage, the Smoky Mountains is the perfect place to stir up romance. You can spend days in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area discovering local treasures, and relaxing in your luxury cabin.

Mysterious. Colorful. Mesmerizing. Unforgettable. All these and more have been used to describe the Smoky Mountain experience. This area stands out for its mix of warm Southern hospitality, majestic forests, and spectacular mountain views.

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Wears Valley Cabins – on the Quiet Side of the Smokies

Wears Valley offers a tranquil alternative to the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg bustle, and many visitors to the Smoky Mountains choose this “quiet side of the Smokies” for their stay. The area offers great views of the mountains, proximity to Cades Cove, and easier access to Great Smoky Mountains National Park through Townsend than through Gatlinburg.

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Smoky Mountain Snowdown Festival 2017 in Townsend, TN

The town of Townsend – “on the quiet side of the Smokies” – offers its annual winter festival, Smoky Mountain Snowdown, January 26-29, 2017. The festival features live music, lots of food including a Chili Cook off, expert history of the area presented in tales and tunes, as well as arts & crafts from the local artisan community as it shows some of its best moves.

Townsend for many people is the gateway to Cades Cove, and this festival is a celebration of the heritage and natural beauty of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and especially of Cades Cove, rich in history and lore. Music and art will demonstrate East Tennessee culture, deep and old and yet completely modern and present.

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Mirror Mazes in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

Both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are full of things to do, places to go, and definitely things to “see” like the creative mirror mazes where things aren’t always what they seem. Find out more about these attractions with a little “reflection” on what each maze has to offer. Each attraction is open daily.

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Amazing Mirror Maze – 919 Parkway, Gatlinburg

Amazing is exactly what to expect when entering the Amazing Mirror Maze, the largest in Gatlinburg at over 2,400 square feet. Challenge your senses as you enjoy the visual journey of a state-of-the-art show with colorful lights and pulsating music. With so many images leading the way, you won’t know which way to turn, which is the whole point of the maze.

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Winter in the Smoky Mountains: Jan-Feb 2017 in Gatlinburg & Pigeon Forge

gf-lovin-it-snow-extAs Christmas gives way to the New Year, here in January 2017 the winter fun just keeps ramping up. The millions of lights in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge continue to shine brightly, the trolley tours of the best lights continue, the snow comes down, the skiing heats up, and cabin deals abound with Half-Price offers on remaining cabins for those who can make a trip at short notice for a winter getaway.

Winterfest in Pigeon Forge and Sevierville means millions of decorative lights, some in animated displays, strung everywhere and sparkling through the end of February. In Gatlinburg the story of Winter Magic is the same, featuring crystal-clear LED displays, and lasting through the end of January.

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Shopping in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge boast some of the finest and most diverse shopping opportunities in the region. Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and the surrounding areas are teeming with a variety of stores, from small artisan boutiques to world-famous brand flagship stores.The next time you’re in town be sure to reserve time for some outstanding shopping experiences.

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Smoky Mountain Weddings

No matter what time of year the two of you are planning your wedding day, the Smoky Mountains provide an abundance of atmosphere, elegance, and sheer beauty to enhance the special event. With the mountains as a scenic backdrop along with lush landscape, privacy, and exceptional accommodations, romance is guaranteed to fill the air from morning until night.

Smoky Mountains Setting

Choosing the perfect setting and season is at the top of the list when planning a wedding. Whether you choose Cupid’s month of February when mountain vistas and cool breezes abound or you prefer the busier months of May and June when the Smoky Mountains are bursting with colorful and fragrant flowers and trees, Smoky Mountain weddings are magical and create the perfect atmosphere for your wedding day.

Images courtesy of Carles-Witt Event Planners

Image courtesy of Carles-Witt Event Planners

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