Distance learning can be difficult for children who want to run around with their friends outside. Luckily, attending school from home allows families to still go on their vacation getaways as long as they have access to Wi-Fi. You can enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi access in our Gatlinburg vacation rentals, and you will also be close to many educational attractions in the area. Take a look at how you can enjoy these educational activities on your journey to Gatlinburg after online learning is done:
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
There is nothing better for ocean lovers than visiting your local aquarium. Gatlinburg is home to the ever-popular Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. This vast aquarium features incredible aquatic animals including sharks, sting rays, sea turtles, penguins, and so much more. The aquarium even features a boat ride that has a glass bottom so you can see all of them swimming below. Educational activities including feeding times and live shows where you and your family can learn even more about these incredible creatures. Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is open every day of the week from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM and can be found at 88 River Rd.
Hollywood Star Cars Museum
Not all educational activities have to tackle academic subjects. Treat your kids to an educational yet highly entertaining experience by visiting the Hollywood Star Cars Museum. This local museum is home to many famous cars used in big name films and television shows. Show your children incredible automobiles such as the General Lee from the Dukes of Hazard or the Batmobile from the 1966 Batman television show. Your children will marvel at how well these cars have been maintained over the years. Each car on display has unique information to read about so your kids can see everything you loved as a child too. You can find the Hollywood Star Cars Museum found at 914 Parkway; it is open daily from 9:00 AM to 10:00 PM.
More Education and Fun to Enjoy in Gatlinburg
As you can see, there are all kinds of fun and educational activities found just down the street from our vacation rentals. Call today to reserve one of our exclusive rentals where you children will still be able to stay connected to their online instruction. Take a break from reality for the time being and escape to Gatlinburg in the Smoky Mountains!
If there is one location in all of Tennessee that is surrounded by beautiful natural attractions, it is Gatlinburg. Our vacation destination is deep in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains and is known for a variety of activities including skiing. However, snow sports are not the only sights to see in the area. Check out these incredible attractions in Gatlinburg.
Attractions in Gatlinburg at Cades Cove
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one giant area that is full of unique attractions to see in person. This includes Cades Cove, a natural area of the park that features some of the best views in the area. Specifically, the cove is utilized for nature viewing as many of the local wildlife trek through the area. Local wildlife that can often be viewed includes wild turkeys, black bears, pileated woodpeckers, and while tailed deer. Many historic buildings can also be found in the area that are open for exploration.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
While we mentioned that Cades Coves is a specific area where you can see local wildlife, we would be remiss if we did not discuss the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as a whole. This national park is what gives the area its life. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park features an abundance of local wildlife and vegetation that are allowed to thrive. In fact, the park is a natural black bear habitat where you are almost guaranteed to see one out in the open. There are approximately 1,500 black bears that currently live in the park. Current laws require all visitors remain at least 50 yards away from them. Elk and deer are other wildlife that continue to flourish. Elk almost went extinct on the East Coast back in the 1880s. However, in 2001, elk were reintroduced to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and have continued to thrive. You will notice that over 100 varieties of trees and wildflowers can easily hide the elk and deer from predators. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park continues to play an important role on the local habitat making it the perfect natural attraction to visit during your stay.
More to Enjoy in Gatlinburg
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a joy to behold in person. Get ready for your outdoor adventure by reserving one of our vacation rentals found exclusively in the area.
In spite of the troubles going on in the world right now, time has continued to speed on by, and as we look at the calendars, many of us are surprised to discover that fall is just a few short weeks away! Offering the opportunity to forget about summer heat and new virus, these next few months are all about soft sweaters and vibrantly colored trees, pumpkin spice lattes and harvest moons, and hearty foods enjoyed in weather that is cool and crisp. If fall is your favorite soon and you find yourself longing to visit somewhere that offers a perfect representation of the season, a Gatlinburg vacation and a stay in one of our Cabin Rental Store fall escapes may be exactly what you need!
Smells Like Fall
Unlike winter, spring, and summer, fall has a scent that instantly transports you to its season, even if it’s January and you are bundled in winter coats and woolen socks. The smell of the first fire in the chimneys waft over the town, and the scents of pumpkin spice drinks and desserts fill our nostrils, as do the aromas of apples in all their forms. Nelson Farms, TN, located in the Arts and Crafts Community at 170 Glades Road has captured those scents, in the form of soaps and lotions and makes them available for purchase so as to be enjoyed during every season of the year!And when you visit their brick and mortar location, there’s no need to feel sad that you’ve fallen in love with their wares, because you can purchase everything you need and want in there online stores 24/7/365!
Tickles the Taste Buds
Just as the smell of fall can transport you, the tastes of the season are equally pleasing and equally powerful. The kitchens of our Cabin Rental Store autumn abodes are designed to be used, so why not take a rainy afternoon during your stay and create one of your favorite pumpkin dishes? Pumpkin pies made from fresh pumpkins you’ve purchased from the local Krogers have never tasted as sweet! And when the pies are ready to taste, the weather may be a little chilly outside but you will be cozy and warm, with a roaring fire in the fireplace, a hot beverage in one hand, and a slice of orange goodness on the plate in front of you!
Fall Frolics During Your Gatlinburg Vacation
Photographing the brilliantly colored trees, hiking along the trails in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and watching your favorite Halloween classic cartoon; these are just a few of the fall adventures you can have when you choose Gatlinburg for your vacation getaway. Reserve your Gatlinburg vacation rental today!
Digging into the past is a great way to start off your vacation getaway to Gatlinburg. Take the time during your stay to learn about the incredible history of the area. Many exciting attractions nearby will help provide historical knowledge and fun alike! Here is how you can discover the historical side of Gatlinburg:
Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum
Gatlinburg is full of unique attractions, and the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum is one of them. As you can tell, this museum is a dedication to all things salt and pepper shakers! The owners have amassed their collection for over 30 years, bringing together an exciting collection found nowhere else. Children will love seeing some of their favorite mascots be made into cute salt and pepper shakers spread out around the thousands you will be able to see. You can find the Salt and Pepper Shaker Museum at 461 Brookside Village Way and is open daily from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
Historic Ogle Log Cabin
Gatlinburg is a historic town that has been operating since the 1800s. It’s first settler was William Ogle, who built Gatlinburg’s first cabin in the area. The Historic Ogle Log Cabin is still standing to this day. The cabin is believed to have been built in 1802 and was designated a historic landmark in 1986. The full home is still standing to this day and is a great way to view the roots of the city. After you are done looking at the cabin, take one of the nearby hiking trails that will take you down to a local creek. Visiting the Historic Ogle Log Cabin is free, but we recommend getting there early as parking can fill up quickly.
Alfred Reagan Tub Mill
Gatlinburg’s creeks and rivers were used for several mills back in the day. The Alfred Reagan House and Tub Mill is still open for visitors. This mill was used to create cornmeal to feed the locals. Most of the mill can still be viewed and is also surrounded by beautiful scenery.
Memorable Time in Gatlinburg
The Smoky Mountains are waiting for you! We’d love to help you experience your next adventurous getaway. Reserve one of our vacation rentals so you can be close to these historical Gatlinburg attractions and many more. You will be able to relax in our spacious homes with fine amenities that provide all of the comforts. Call us today!
We don’t know about you, but the way we’ve spent the last few months is NOT the way we we’d hoped 2020 would go. From toilet paper and coin shortages to invasive hornets and weird seeds being mailed from other countries, no one could have predicted the upheaval our world is going through. But things have changed, and while we wish it could be different, the chance we’ve had to spend more time with our kids while working home has made it all bearable. But were you aware that your telecommuting could be performed from ANY home that has internet? Now that we’ve made you aware of the possibilities, this guide to enjoying a vacation in Tennessee while working remote will ensure you take advantage of every minute of your working vacation to Gatlinburg!
Luxury and Comfort
Your own home is perfectly wonderful, but after the year you’ve just had, don’t you deserve a little extra comfort and a whole lot more luxury? The Cabin Rental Store aims to please, and our cabins offer the perfect spots to sleep, work, and play! Spread out your papers and equipment on the dining room table and work diligently as you sip coffee brewed in our fully equipped kitchens, or bring your work outside, enjoying the natural beauty of the Tennessee landscape as you have meetings via Zoom or discuss the merits of bringing on new employees with your coworkers. Families traveling with children can set up a classroom in a spare room, keeping up with their studies via Chromebooks or learning new skills as home schooling parents create a unit on Tennessee history.
Lunches delivered from local diners offers the perfect break in the middle of the day, and when the clock strikes 5PM, it’s time to explore! Summer days are long ones, so there will still be time for a quick hike along the Laurel Falls trails. Dinners can be raucous and rowdy, created in our fully equipped kitchens, or filled with laughter and long pauses while enjoying the epicurean delights of our restaurants. During pandemic times we can never guarantee which restaurants will be open for dining in, but most offer takeout or even contact-free delivery.
Weekends Are Wonderful When You Vacation to Gatlinburg
On the weekends when each day feels like a gift you can’t wait to unwrap, you get to choose how you want to fill the minutes. Take scenic drives through the Smoky Mountains, spend afternoons lounging in the park, or explore the luxury amenities in your Cabin Rental Store mountain escape. It doesn’t matter how you spend each day as long as you know that each night will be spent in comfort and style. Reserve your stay with us today!