3 Upcoming Gatlinburg Events

Ribest at Gatlinburg. Don't miss it!

Right now, it feels like it will be forever until spring is in the air. I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait! Springtime in Gatlinburg is great — there’s so much going on! Here are 3 springtime events that you should plan now to attend. 3 spring events in Gatlinburg Ribfest, Wings & […]

Dummy Queen: Don’t Sleep with your Brother-in-law

Take it from the Dummy Queen. Life is better when you have less explaining to do.

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in a series written by my sister-in-law Stephanie. Hope you enjoy learning from her experiences. She’ll be back on the occasional Friday to make you smile as you dream of the weekend. Notes from a Dummy Queen I’m a dummy. Yeah, that’s me. I admit it. Which is why […]

Mexican Fiesta in the Cabin!

Jayna's Wet Burrito. Oh, it is so good!

Theme dinners are always fun and festive. What better time to enjoy one than on a cabin getaway? Here are two fun ideas for a Mexican fiesta in the cabin. The first, Creamy Chicken Enchiladas, is great to make ahead and freeze, then just bake at the cabin. The second is more involved, but oh […]

How to Count Down for a Vacation

My daugter's countdown calendar for our cruise vacation, featuring water, our car driving, sunglasses, ice cream and more!

So, we are in Disney World today! No, I’m not typing this while we’re there. I prepared ahead for this week. In fact, we’ve been preparing for this week for a long time! We like to help our kids build anticipation for vacations. Today, I thought I would write about how to build excitement for […]

Parenting Puzzlers: Finding Truth in the Lies

Surely this face wouldn't lie, right? Here's my little stinker wearing the famed new gray jeans.

This isn’t about Gatlinburg. It isn’t even about travel at all. But it’s what’s on my heart today. And you’re gonna get some of that this year. I only have sisters. I didn’t grow up knowing a lot about little boys. But I’ve sure enjoyed having one of my own. I love the extra snuggles […]

Improv Fest Coming Soon to Gatlinburg

The Great Victorian Amusement Company performing on stage at the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg.

  Improv Fest will be in Gatlinburg on Feb. 23-26. It’s coming right up! Plan now to be either a participant or spectator! Improv Fest will be located at the Sweet Fanny Adams Theatre in Gatlinburg. It features a number of improv groups and instructors, and a series of shows and classes over a four-day […]

Dixie Stampede Celebrates 25 Years


If you’ve been wanting to try The Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge, this is a good year to do it. That’s because Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede is celebrating its 25th year with giveaways. The giveaways sound pretty spectacular. According to The Wall Street Journal, the 25th, 250th, 2,500th, and 25,000th guests will be recognized throughout […]

Wears Gap Road to be Closed Next Week

According to The Knoxville News, Wears Gap Road in Sevier County will be closed next Thursday and Friday for tree trimming work. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park announced the road closure on on Friday. Wears Gap Road is the secondary park entrance, providing access from U.S. Highway 321 in Wears Valley to Little River […]

Meet CabinConnection Team Member: Jason

Roughhousing. That's all these two do.

In today’s Team Member introduction, you get to meet Jason Beutler, my husband. Jason spends many a night working on the technical aspects of our web site. He’s also the big-picture thinker. Enjoy! Name: Jason R. Beutler Info about family: Wife and 2 kids. What is your favorite childhood vacation memory? I was 11 (I […]

Meet CabinConnection Team Member: Chris

Chris is a super impressive wake boarder. He's good at all kinds of water sports.

In today’s Team Member introduction, you get to meet Chris Anderson, Megan’s husband. For CabinConnection, Chris works to build relationships with the property management companies in the Smoky Mountain area. Enjoy! Name: Christopher John Anderson Info about family:  Married to Megan Anderson and have a son named Parker. Parker turned 1-year-old in December. What is […]