5 Kid-Friendly Products That I Can Personally Vouch For


If only headlines had unlimited space, my headline would be this: “5 Kid-Friendly Products That I Can Personally Vouch For and Are Great For Traveling.” Sigh. Am I that wordy? (Yes…) I just had the saddest conversation with my daughter. You know, the one that just turned 10. She told me that all the girls […]

Time for Change

Don’t you love a new year, a fresh start? Okay, so it’s not exactly the new year. I’m a bit behind. But it’s still (barely) January, so I’m gonna count it! Every year, we try to rethink and refigure CabinConnection to make it better than the year before. Here’s what you may notice that will […]

Compilation of Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music Nominated for Grammy

According to the Knoxville Metro Pulse, The Great Smoky Mountains Association has been nominated for the Grammy Award: the Best Historical Album. Competitors in this category include Paul McCartney and the Beach Boys. The Grammys will air on February 10. For more information about this unexpected turn of events, visit the Knoxville Metro Pulse. The […]

Power Failure at Ober Gatlinburg

According to WBIR, Ober Gatlinburg had a major power failure late Friday night. There were about 100 skiers at Ober when the power suddenly went out. More than 50 of them were on the resort’s two chair lifts. Members of the ski patrol worked to make sure everyone was calm and safe. They quickly dropped […]

Special Offers Dinner, Wine-Tasting for Valentine’s Day

Are you looking for the perfect romantic Valentine’s getaway? Here’s a great one! Governor’s Inn in Sevierville has partnered with Hillside Winery (also in Sevierville) to create a great Valentine’s Day dinner and wine tasting. On Saturday, February 16, you can participate in this event. Here are the details: Evening starts with a private tasting […]

Being Memory Keepers for Our Little Ones


I’m feeling nostalgic today. You see, my first baby is turning 10. TEN. Double-digits. Practically a tween. And those early years? They’re over. Gone. A part of my history … and hers. Those days of taking in goodies to preschool for her birthday. Gone. Days of singing silly songs and reading funny little books and […]

Part of U.S. 441 Washes Right Away

Photo courtesy of the National Park Service.

Floods! According to The Knoxville News, part of U.S. 441 (Newfound Gap Road) washed away on Wednesday on the North Carolina side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The road is expected to be closed for an extended period of time. According to The Hiking in the Smokies blog, the gap in the road […]

Roast in a Slow Cooker? Yes, Please


I haven’t posted a recipe for awhile. And I’m in a cookin’ mood! Here are two recipes I love. Here’s why: You make the roast in a slow cooker. It’s SO easy. Dinner is ready whenever you are. Then, you take the leftover roast and add a few additional ingredients to make a whole new […]

Crazy Fun at Zorb Pigeon Forge


Have you heard of Smoky Mountain Zorb? It’s got to be one of the craziest, wackiest things to do in the Pigeon Forge area. Basically, you ride down a hill in a giant plastic ball. It looks like SO MUCH FUN! However, there’s been some bad press about Zorb balls recently. Last week, one man […]

10 Winter Cabin Deals

Are you ready for a cabin getaway?

I don’t know about you, but a few more weeks of this dreary January weather, and I’ll be ready to get away for a few days. Winter can be a great time to travel to the Smoky Mountains. It’s not as busy, traffic is easily manageable, and maybe best of all, you can get some […]