Heading to Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains for the first time? It can be overwhelming at first. But you won’t regret it! It’s our absolute FAVORITE place to visit! There’s SO much to do! To help you, I’ll be walking you through six steps to planning your trip. Take it a step at a time, [...]
We haven’t heard from the CabinConnection Kid Testers for awhile. So I thought it might be fun to interview them about their favorite things to do in the Smoky Mountain area. We’ve had these kids at restaurants, shows, in the mountains, camping, staying in cabins, in Gatlinburg, in Pigeon Forge, in caves — they’ve pretty [...]
Our kids love a good hike. But we are, sadly, usually very under-prepared. We think, “Oh, it’s just 5 miles. No problem. We’ll grab a bottle of water.” What we forget is that 5 miles in the mountains is much, much different than 5 miles in Indiana. Don’t make the same mistakes we’ve made! Through [...]
I’ve got a great story. My brother-in-law, Daniel, is the kind of guy that doesn’t call attention to himself. He doesn’t EVER take the last cookie on the plate. He has strong preferences about toppings on pizza, but you have to be listening really close to hear them. He’s generally laid back. So when we [...]
Every time we’ve been to the Smokies, we’ve tried to see black bears. Doesn’t everyone? Well … not everyone. In fact, my friend Kim is taking her family on a trip to the Smokies soon. They’ve never been. They can’t wait to visit Ober Gatlinburg, and they have the perfect cabin all picked out. But [...]
So … what do you look for in a mountain cabin in the Smoky Mountains? For many first-time cabin-renters, that can be a very intimidating question. The fact is, you can’t have everything. At least, you usually can’t have everything. So you have to decide what’s most important to you. After all, it’s your vacation! [...]
It’s pretty overwhelming when you visit Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge for the first time. There are so many things to do, so many restaurants to try, so many trails to hike. Which ones are best for your family?
Planning a cabin getaway? We love staying in cabins. It’s our favorite way to escape from daily life. Do you know what I hate? Planning and preparing for the trip. The last thing I need is to get all stressed out planning for a vacation when the whole point is to relax and let it [...]