Merry Christmas from CabinConnection!


I sure love this time of year! Merry Christmas to all of you — I hope this week will be filled with laughter and joy and time with ones you love. We’re sure excited to spend some time with family members that we don’t see as often as we’d like to. And we’re excited to […]

5 Ideas to Keep a Group Busy in a Cabin at Christmas


There’s nothing better than family, right? Until … you’ve been sitting around, catching up for an hour or so. And then you start to think to yourself: “What on earth are we going to do for the rest of the weekend?!?” No problem. When you’ve got a group, keeping busy is key. Here are five […]

4 Pigeon Forge Businesses Get Liquor by Drink Licenses

Mellow Mushroom's Pigeon Forge location.

Liquor by the drink was approved last month in Pigeon Forge after several failed attempts. Previously, restaurants were only able to sell beer and wine. According to The Knoxville News, state officials issued licenses to four Pigeon Forge businesses on Friday. Four Pigeon Forge businesses are now able to serve liquor by the drink. They […]

A Laugh for Wednesday

So, I just submitted my VERY LAST GRADE for the semester! That’s right, I’m done with my other part-time job (teaching at a local college), so I can concentrate more on this one. That’s the idea, anyway. But today I submitted my grades. I’m feeling a mile high! So in honor of that joy, I’m […]

Smoky Mountain Author’s Christmas Book Set in Gatlinburg

An author that grew up near Knoxville, TN just released a new book about the Smoky Mountains — and it’s a Christmas story! There’s nothing like the mountains at Christmas, is there? The story, “Smoky Mountain Christmas,” was written by Karen Kirst, an author of the Love Inspired line of Harlequin romances. This line combines […]

Christmas Complexities (and a REALLY BIG BOX)

Oh man, I’m so exhausted. You know, apart from being that time of year, I’m in the midst of last classes and final exams. I’ve been grading until I’m actually DREAMING about it. Literally. Ughh. Nothing worse than a dream where you work and work and WORK, only to still have a big stack of […]

Dollywood Announces Changes for 2013

Can you believe that’s it’s almost 2013? How is that possible? Possible or not, it’s almost here. Recently Dolly Parton announced changes coming to Dollywood for 2013. Here’s an overview: RiverRush — With an opening date in May 2013, RiverRush will be Tennessee’s first water roller coaster. It will go up to four stories high, […]

Visit Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland!

Shadrack's Christmas Wonderland is located at the Tennessee Smokies Baseball Stadium.

Have you heard about Shadrack’s Christmas Wonderland in Sevierville? Along with the three other U.S. locations, it’s the world’s largest drive-through, fully synchronized, LED Christmas light and music show. And it’s just a short drive from Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. There are, arguably, a lot of places to look at beautiful Christmas lights in the […]