Posts Tagged: cabins

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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Two Families Share One Cabin in the Smokies

Kasey and her family came to stay with us recently, and wrote up her impressions of the trip. We always appreciate these views through other eyes of cabin vacation time. What made this trip so interesting was they shared the cabin with another family. It worked out well, and could probably only have worked using a cabin for accommodations.

Kasey’s family includes four kids, while their friend’s family has two, so it was four adults and six kids sharing a 5-bedroom cabin. The good news is that there was plenty of room for everyone to feel comfortable, with quiet space when needed and communal times such as meals together. And then there was the game room, which kept both the kids and adults occupied and having fun.

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The 2017 Bloggy Conference

Cabins of Pigeon Forge is delighted to sponsor the 2017 Bloggy Conference. We were fortunate that Tiffany Noth, of Bloggy Moms, came to stay in one of our cabins in the Smoky Mountains earlier this year. We are all grateful that Tiffany has been able to spread the word, as only a blogger can, that Great Smoky Mountains National Park looks as wonderful as ever, and the Smokies are open for business!

Tiffany was able to see for herself how green and lush the entire area is, and largely untouched by the wildfires of last year that gave so many people across the country the heartbreaking false impression that the whole area was ruined. If you haven’t read her great article on this, take a look: This is the Best Time to Stay at Gatlinburg Falls Resort!

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Total Eclipse 2017 in the Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

Image by NASA

On August 21, 2017, a total eclipse of the sun will occur, moving on a path across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina, and passing through the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee around 1:30 in the afternoon. If you want to watch the eclipse, either in person or by live stream, here’s everything you need to know.

The entire western half of Great Smoky Mountains National Park falls within the travel of the eclipse, and rangers have organized some optimum-viewing areas inside the park. There are also numerous opportunities in other parts of the park and the region to catch this rare event, not seen in the U.S. since 1979.

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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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Pet Friendly Cabins in Pigeon Forge

pets2Pigeon Forge has earned its reputation as one of the most hospitable and friendly towns in Tennessee – we have many Pigeon Forge cabins available for accommodation. Families with pets love to stay here, soaking in its mix of a festive attitude and peaceful, pet-friendly attractions.

Drive a short ways southeast of Knoxville and the city life melts away into a whole new world. Pigeon Forge, cupped in the foothills of the Appalachians and nestled against the entrance of the National Park, is a charming and family-friendly town that makes an ideal home base for exploring these mountains. (more…)

Above the Rest Featured Gatlinburg Cabin

Now here’s a comfortable cabin, made just for hanging out in. It’s Above the Rest, a 1-bedroom cabin on the edge of Gatlinburg, tucked away in gentle terrain with trees all around and also magnificent views of the Smoky Mountains.

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Above the Rest is a perfect honeymoon or romantic getaway for a couple, but it sleeps 4 people in comfort, with 2 full bathrooms and showers, a queen sleeper downstairs in the living area, and king bedroom upstairs, with Jacuzzi and private deck.

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Tomorrow’s Memories Cabin in Starr Crest Resort

How can such a large cabin only be a 1-bedroom cabin? That’s the kind of question you hear when guests arrive at Tomorrow’s Memories. Once they’re inside, it’s either dead silence or else, “Omigosh…the view.”

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Welcome to this luxury cabin outside of Pigeon Forge, close to Dollywood, perched nicely on a hill slope in the Smoky Mountains, in the renowned Starr Crest Resort. Let’s take a look inside.

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