Smoky Mountain Vacation Guide

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Top 4 Ways to Save on Your Smoky Mountain Vacation

If the price tag is the only thing stopping you from traveling to the Smokies, you will be glad to know that there are plenty of ways to make your trip more affordable. From finding free and cheap things to do in the area to saving big on lodging, you can enjoy your vacation without breaking the bank. Here are 4 ways to save on your Smoky Mountain vacation:

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Top 5 Things to Do on Your Family Vacation Smoky Mountains

Are you thinking about planning a family vacation to the Smoky Mountains this year? You’re probably wondering what all you can do in the area with your kids! There is so much to see and do, you may have a hard time squeezing it all in! Check out these top 5 things to do on your family vacation in the Smoky Mountains:

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Top 4 Things to Do in the Smoky Mountains in the Fall

Want to come take in the beautiful fall colors that bring millions of people to the Smokies every year? We know you do! But, there are plenty of fun things to do in the Smoky Mountains in the fall you won’t want to miss out on! From visiting Dollywood to seeing classic cars at the Fall Rod Run, you’ll love all of these activities! Check out these top 4 things to do in the Smoky Mountains in the fall:

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Where To See Snow in the Smokies

It’s now the second week of the New Year – you need to eat that Christmas cake already, Bing Crosby needs to go back to the CD shelf for a little while and you’ve only got 2 months left to keep the Christmas tree up. With the big parties done for this part of the season, we enter the second phase of Winterfest in the Smokies which is a major 180-degree shift in feel and atmosphere – now we get to the “quiet” season of the Smokies for a while to enjoy the dignity, romance and peace of the Smokies.

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Top 5 Places To See The Autumn Colors

While the Autumn color has only been crawling to the Smokies this season, the change is under way and the slow speed only adds more time and opportunities to see it! If you’re coming to the Smoky Mountains in search of the best fall views we’re here to help! Here are our five places that we recommend for Autumn color sights.

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Fishing in the Smoky Mountains

Is there anything manlier than walking outside before the noon day sun signals the start of the afternoon, walking knee or thigh-deep into freezing waters and catching your food for the day or weekend with nothing but a stick, string, a hook and something on that hook? There might be, but it’s hard to imagine what it is! Fishing is a foundation of man’s history and culture all around the world and I’d argue it’s more of a challenging outdoor activity than traditional hunting because you typically can’t even see your mobile meal. You’re trying to attract and catch a fast and even surprisingly crafty foe completely blind and it’s a game of minds, skill and will.

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How To Spend New Years in The Smokies

The end of the year only comes once a year and we like to punctuate the change and transition by ending the previous cycle and beginning a new one – with a BANG!Or rather a series of BANGs across a couple areas at least once the world’s most popular midnight hour clocks in. In Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, we celebrate New Years Eve and the first seconds of the new year with fireworks most colorful and explosive along with some other events in the area. In this article, we’ll highlight what we recommend you do with New Years Eve 2017!

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New Years in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

Hello and welcome to the last week for 2016! We’re sure you have some strong feelings about this year as we all do, but we’re ending the year and beginning the next with a BANG here in the Smokies and we wanted to let you know where we’re celebrating it this year.

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Cades Cove Hay Rides

Want to find something that truly captures the Smoky Mountain autumn feeling for your October getaway? Looking to experience a glimpse of what it was like to live and farm out in the gorgeous expanse of the Smokies during the vernal equinox? Then come out to Cades Cove where the Cades Cove Hayrides are being conducted each Wednesday from now until October 26th.

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Why do people love to vacation in Pigeon Forge, TN?

If you have ever been to Pigeon Forge, you likely know the answer to the question. Still we are often asked what it is about Pigeon Forge that brings so many people here year after year. We thought we would like many of the reasons we hear from our guests who often return year after year to rent one of our Pigeon Forge Cabins and spend the week enjoying the area.

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Does Pigeon Forge Get Snow?

Yes! As a matter of fact we got snow today! We received about 3 inches of snow in about a 2 hour period. Our cabins are indeed located in the hills of East Tennessee so if you are coming during the winter we do suggest you watch the forecast and simply prepare. Be sure you have groceries to take to your vacation rental. The kitchens are well stocked with cooking items but you will need foods to prepare.

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Family Groups and Reunions

Summit Cabin Rentals of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville and Wears Valley loves to host large family groups and family reunions. We have perfect cabins for the best get together your family will ever host.  Enjoy the home, watch the ball game, grill out, do the things families love to do under one roof as a family with the setting of the Great Smoky Mountains all around you.  Activities in the park will only enhance your visit.