How to Plan a Trip to Gatlinburg in 6 Easy Steps


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, […]

Kid Testers Recommend Kid-Friendly Smoky Mountain Activities

The CabinConnection Kid Testers -- Kinsen, Parker, and Jaybin. Parker will be sharing his Smoky Mountain favorites in, oh, about 3 years.

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 […]

ABCs of What to Love About Gatlinburg

Well, it’s Sunday night, and it’s been a really fun (really tiring) weekend. My brain is working on backwards by this point, so the creativity is at the top and the fact-finding side is at the bottom. So here’s what I’m posting for a beautiful fall Monday. The ABCs of what to love about Gatlinburg […]

A Gatlinburg Poem

Guest blogger Elyse Baron, 13, wrote this poem for English class last year. Some of the references are to family traditions. But it sure shows her love for the region! (Below, you’ll see a picture of Elyse, with her mother, Amy, enjoying Gatlinburg.) The Best of Gatlinburg Climbing up the mountains, Water flowing over rocks […]

Ogle Dogs — a Cheap (and Wonderful) Lunch in Gatlinburg


So, this is a part of a series about 5 of my favorite, lesser known, Gatlinburg-area things. So here’s number 2 — and you really, really need to try them! Ogle Dogs! A Gatlinburg favorite! My husband’s parents are the ones who started our obsession with Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. They came on their […]