7 Best Cabin Games for Family Fun

As the weather gets cooler, you may spend less time out and about in the Gatlinburg area and more time hunkered down in front of a roaring fire in your snuggly cabin in the Smokies. Our family’s favorite cabin activity, by far, is playing games! Here are a few games to try that you might […]

3 Tips to Carve Your Way to a Smoky Mountain Vacation

The folks over at Governors Inn in Sevierville are having a contest. Each night from Oct 29th to Oct 31st from 6-8 p.m., they are running a pumpkin carving contest. The cost is $5.50 per entry. The winner each night receives one free night at the Inn. How bout that — use your pumpkin-slicing skills […]

Tuesday Tidbits

Here’s this week’s roundup of information about the Smoky Mountain area. Enjoy! DIY Wedding Ideas — From the PigeonForge.com blog, six unique ideas for a wedding on a budget. Warmer Temps for this Winter — From my personal favorite blog, The Smoky Mountain Hiking Blog, a post about the newly published long-range weather forecasts for […]

Ripley’s Believe it or Not in Tennessee

By Guest Blogger Pat Watson; reprinted with permission from www.tennesseebeautiful.com If you are a fan of the Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museums, you will be happy to know to that there are quite a few in Gatlinburg. If you are an even bigger fan, then you know that they are all different. Each museum […]

Coming Soon: Official Kid Testers

Four times each week, we at CabinConnection.com write about Smoky Mountain events, ideas for camping and cabin life, Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge restaurants and activities, and anything else we can think of that would be of help to you, a tourist. But we rarely take the time to talk about what we, the owners and […]

Family with teens? Here’s the plan:

Teenagers have tons of energy, love a good deal and like to have flexibility. Given those thoughts, here are 6 things you should do if you are taking your teens to the Smoky Mountain area for a getaway: 1. Rent a cabin. Hotels are fine for little ones (though we prefer a cabin because we […]

Tuesday Tidbits

Here’s this week’s roundup of info related to the Smokies! 20 Things to Do in the Fall – A fun post from the PigeonForge.com blog. One example — view the beautiful leaves on a zipline tour! Bowling in Pigeon Forge — An interesting post from one of my favorites — the Pigeon Forge Mom’s Blog. […]

Couple’s Getway to the Smokies? Here’s Your Plan:

People are always asking us what they should do on their trip to the Smokies, so we’re breaking it down and giving our readers exactly what they are asking for. If you and your significant other are heading to the Smoky Mountain area soon, here are our top 6 picks of things you shouldn’t miss: […]

Adventure-Loving Family? Here’s Your Plan.

Are you a family that loves adventure? Are your kids at least 8 years old? Then here are 6 things you shouldn’t miss while in the Smoky Mountain area: 1. Adventure Mountain. Dollywood just opened this add-on last spring, and it looks like something to make sure and hit. There are four different adventure courses […]

Laurel Falls — A Hike Anyone Can Enjoy

By Guest Blogger Stephen Beutler, Smoky Mountain Enthusiast It always amazes me that people come to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge and never go into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. However, I understand depending on who is with you, the thought of hiking a trail with a child, handicapped person or an older parent can […]