Thursday, February 25, 2016

Cataloochee Valley and a Cozy Affordable Smoky Mountain Cabin Rental

One of the unknown gems of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the Cataloochee Valley area.  If your looking for something different to do when visiting the Smokies and your looking for a relaxing day trip that is inexpensive, then this is one of those must things on your list of adventures when visiting.  

Be sure to pack your camera, your tennis shoes, a blanket and a great picnic basket full of goodies and make this a treat for the whole family to enjoy with winding roads, hiking, an abundance of wildlife(noted for the elk), historic structures to explore and fishing(with permits), if you so desire.  This is a self guided tour of the valley, so you can enjoy at your own pace.  It is one of my family's favorites, it is definitely worth the drive and a memory your sure to take with you as one of the funnest things you done on your trip to the Great Smoky Mountains.  To learn more about the Cataloochee Valley be sure to visit the links below and to reserve your stay with us at our Affordable Smoky Mountain Cabin Rental  located between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.  Cabin is close to all attractions from Dollywood and Ripley's Aquarium to Cataloochee Valley, Cades Cove and the Great Smoky Mountain Railroad.  Reserve your stay and take advantage of our Payment Plan Option  and all the amenities this cozy cabin that sleeps 6 offers.          

Saturday, February 20, 2016

Fireflies, Great Smoky Mountains, Cabin & Memories to be Made

Every year we try to repost this as some of you are new to our blog and facebook page, this is a once in a lifetime event and we want your family to be able to take advantage of all the Great Smoky Mountains have to offer.  If your not aware the fireflies only show up in the Smokies during the first couple of weeks of June and they draw in thousands of visitors from all over who want to enjoy this breathtaking once in a lifetime experience. The video speaks for itself, but if your wanting more information on this Great Smoky Mountain event then please visit these links.  Please note tickets sale out for parking for this event usually the first day, so if you want to reserve your tickets for the show then you will need to keep a regular check on dates the tickets go on sale starting in April at National Park Service  

Visit these links for more information on the Fireflies

National Park Service Fireflies

Smoky Mountains Fireflies Show

Recreation in Smokies and Fireflies

Travel with Kids and National State Parks

Someone is going to get lucky and have a chance to enjoy the beautiful firefly(Lightning Bug Show) at Elkmont and be able to take advantage of one special we are offering at our Affordable Smoky Mountain Cabin Rental. Our cabin has some open dates and as mentioned we have one Special in June.  You can view the cabin's calendar, rental agreement and more at the link above.  If you would like to reserve a set of dates then please contact us and we can get your dates locked in and then you can plan all the fun things to do in the Smokies.  Our cabin is located between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and close to all attractions such as Dollywood, Ripley's Aquarium, Great Smoky Mountain National Park and much more.  Cabin sleeps 6 and offers privacy, plus many amenities to make your stay an enjoyable one at this cozy mountain top cabin retreat. 

SPECIAL Arrival June 9 with Departure on June 13, normally we require 5 night stays with no exceptions from Memorial Day to Labor Day, but we have this opening and it's for a 4 night stay and guess what, it is on a weekend, so it will not last long.

We also have the dates of May 29th through June 4th available with a 5 night stay required. Fireflies can also be seen at this time as well. Hope to have you stay with us and make some Smoky Mountain Memories.   

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

2016 Pigeon Forge Car Show and Rod Run Schedule with Cabin Retreat Availability

2016 Pigeon Forge Car Show and Rod Run Schedule

Pigeon Forge is home to several classic car shows throughout the year and people from all over the country come to the Great Smoky Mountain area to enjoy these classics.  We invite you to stay at our Affordable Smoky Mountain Cabin Rental which is located only minutes from where the car shows are on display and close to all attractions in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area.  We still have availability at this cozy 2BR/2Bath mountain top cabin, which sleeps 6 and has a hot tub, pool table, Jacuzzi, arcade game and 3 porches for the Spring Grand Rod Run, the Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge and the Fall Grand Rod Run.  Check our Calendar and our Website for all the dates we have available and more information about the cabin from things to do, to our Payment Plan Options.  Its time to get your engine running and come to the Smokies for a great little getaway.

For all you old car enthusiast here is the 2016 schedule!

March 18-19 ~ Spring Corvette Expo ~ Sevierville Convention Center
April 14-16 ~ Spring Grand Rod Run ~ Leconte Center in Pigeon Forge                               

June 3-5 ~ Pontiacs in Pigeon Forge ~ Music Road Convention Center                            

September 15-17 ~ Fall Grand Rod Run ~ Leconte Center in Pigeon Forge                         

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Breathtaking View at Clingmans Dome in Great Smoky Mountains

Clingmans Dome is truly breathtaking on a clear day, a must see for anyone who wants the most spectacular view of the Great Smoky Mountains. This is the highest point at 6,643 feet in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  It is also the highest point in Tennessee and the 3rd highest mountain east of the Mississippi.  Clingmans Dome has an observation tower that allows you 360 degree views of the Smokies and further.  To reach the observation tower it is a steep climb of a half-mile walk.  Clear day views can range close to 100 miles and with air quality most days range about a 20 mile view.  

Tips When Considering a Visit to Clingmans Dome
Temperatures can be cooler at the dome by 10-20 degrees than the surrounding lowlands, so be sure to dress appropriately even during the summer months. 
The tower is open year round, but the road leading to it is closed December 1 through March 31 and whenever weather conditions require.    
Pets and bicycles are not permitted on the paved trail to the observation deck or any other trails in the area. 
The trail is paved but is too steep to be wheelchair accessible.
These are just a  few of the things we thought you might find of interest.  Our guest quite often ask us what is the highest point in our immediate area to the Smokies and this is it.   If you have never been and the Great Smoky Mountains are a once in a lifetime trip then this is a must
As usual we invite you to reserve our Affordable Smoky Mountain Cabin Rental and take advantage of our Payment Plan Option and low rates year round and enjoy a central location to all attractions of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.  This will be one of those views that will be etched in your mind for a lifetime, so why not bring the family and enjoy this memory as you make it together while visiting the Great Smoky Mountains.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

Visit Dollywood's Newest Attraction and Stay at Our Pigeon Forge Cabin

Dollywood has done it again, that’s right, a new roller coaster coming March 2016, Lightning Rod!  The coaster has unique train cars that are modeled after a 1950’s hot rod, and will hold up to 24 people per ride!

This is also the world’s fastest wooden roller coaster, reaching up to 73 miles per hour!  The roller coaster features 12 airtime drops, so you will feel like you are coming out of your seat at least 12 times.  While riding the coaster, you will shoot up a  hill, then drop 165 feet at a 73 degree angle.  It is when you drop to the bottom of that hill you will hit 73 miles per hour!  This coaster does not go upside down or have any loops, but it excites with so much air time, with twist and turns, that you will have just as much fun without going upside down.  A great roller coaster ride for those who do not like loops, but enjoy the twist and turns at fast speeds.

So what are you waiting for, its time to plan your trip to the Smokies and we invite you to take advantage of our Payment Plan Option and low rates for our Affordable Smoky Mountain Cabin Rental   Our cozy cabin offers 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6, hot tub, jacuzzi, pool table, 60 arcade games in one, 3 porches, gas fireplace during the winter months and all of this on a mountain top away from the hustle and bustle of town, but only minutes to Dollywood and all attractions!  Be sure to check our Calendar and see if the dates you want to come and enjoy the Great Smoky Mountains are available.      

Monday, February 8, 2016

Free Nights at a Cozy Smoky Mountain Cabin Rental

I know we posted specials in our last post, but our dates are filling fast and I wanted to do an update. Why Not take advantage of some FREE NIGHTS on us and a 4 night Summer Getaway.  *Note we require 5 night stays from Memorial Day to Labor Day*  So this is an opening that someone can snap up if they are a little more limited on time on and guess what, it includes a weekend!


February 22-26  Stay 3Nts/4th FREE

February 29 Arrival-March 3 Departure   Stay 2Nts/3rd FREE

June 9, 10, 11, 12 and departing on 13th, 4 Night Summer Stay 

Our dates fill so fast, so if you want a FREE Night, now is the time to get this discount.  Don't forget Winterfest is still going on and it is Ski/Snowtubing season at Ober Gatlinburg during February.  During the summer months you can zipline, whitewater raft, tour Cades Cove, and so much more.  Read our post over the years and learn more about all the fun and exciting things to do in the Great Smoky Mountains.  Remember our Affordable Smoky Mountain Cabin Rental   is conveniently located in between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, close to all attractions and offers low nightly rates and Payment Plan Options for stays made in advance.

Are the Great Smoky Mountains calling your name, if so, contact us and let us get your dates reserved for your getaway.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Love is In the Air Specials at Affordable Smoky Mountain Cabin Rental

Looking for some discounted rates on a cozy mountain top cabin located in the heart of the Smokies conveniently tucked between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and close to all attractions.  During February, we have our Love Is In the Air Specials we are offering.

Special Number One 
Stay 3 Nights/4th Night is Only $50

Special Number 2
Stay 2 Nights/3rd Night is $75

There are still a few more dates available, View the Calendar to see if the dates you would like to come and enjoy some savings is open.

I know your asking yourself what is there to do in the Smokies during the month of February? Winterfest in the Smokies is still going on until February 28th, millions of twinkling lights just like it was at Christmas time.

There is skiing and snow tubing at Ober Gatlinburg, shopping, dinners shows and you can always relax at the cabin in the hot tub and then snuggle up by the fireplace and watch some movies.  Browse back through our past post and see all the fun things there are to do in the Smokies any time of the year.

Don't let these specials get away, and remember if your planning on a summer vacation to the Smokies or a Spring Break then now is the time to take advantage of our convenient Payment Plan Option.

Hope to have you stay with us soon.