gatlinburg holidays

What Makes Gatlinburg a Great Holiday Destination?

What could be better than a cozy holiday retreat spent in the sweeping mountains of Tennessee? Often said to be the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg is so much more than a simple mountain town. With so much to do and see during the holidays, and with that sublime seasonal crisp in the air, Gatlinburg is a perfect getaway destination to relax and enjoy the festivities of the holiday season. No matter if you’re visiting for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s, there’s always something adventurous to do during Gatlinburg holidays!

Embrace the Holiday Spirit in the Great Smoky Mountains

The holiday season kicks off right in Gatlinburg with plenty of Thanksgiving festivities to get you in the spirit of the season. Spend your mornings on a scenery filled walk or nearby hike, such as the Grotto Falls Trail, and pay a visit to the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Thanksgiving Show in the afternoon. At this annual craft show, you can browse a variety of goods from local artists, such as beautiful quilts and hand-woven baskets—it’s a terrific place to pick up some gifts for the holidays, or a unique souvenir of your own!

Endless Choices for Holiday Dining and Winter Recreation

If you don’t feel like cooking in your fully-equipped rental and would rather spend the holiday in full relaxation mode, there’s an impressive number of restaurants in town offering both Christmas and Thanksgiving dinner, such as the holiday buffet at Seasons of Ober Loft & Lounge and the Ober Gatlinburg ski resort. It’s a great excuse to hit the slopes before your holiday feast, and if it’s too early for skiing, their snow-tubing always opens the Saturday before Thanksgiving! As a bonus, you can ride the Gatlinburg Aerial Tramway to the resort from town, an enjoy stunningly gorgeous scenery as you float above the Smoky Mountains.

A Wide Variety of Seasonal Events

Whether you’re here for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or New Year’s, you can take a ride on the spectacular Gatlinburg Trolley Ride of Lights, a fantastic trolley ride that takes you through downtown on a magical journey amongst one-of-a-kind light displays. Other events during Gatlinburg holidays include the Winter Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales, where characters and storytellers fill the streets of downtown and carol to a mixture of Appalachian and bluegrass tunes. And Gatlinburg’s New Year’s celebration is quite grand, with a fireworks show over the iconic Gatlinburg Space Needle, live entertainment, and festive downtown streets.

Come Spend Gatlinburg Holidays with Us in Gatlinburg

If you’re looking for a special place to spend the holidays, Gatlinburg is a terrific destination. Whether you want to spend the holidays cuddled up by the fireplace in your vacation rental or exploring the rugged outdoors of the Great Smoky Mountains, or partaking in one of our many seasonal events, Gatlinburg is calling your name! Give us a call today to start planning your Gatlinburg holidays escape in your dream cabin in the Smoky Mountains.

Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg

Plan a 2019 Getaway for Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg

It seems as if it was just yesterday that we greeted the new year, but here we are, zooming up on 2020 like a jet plane, and today it is time to start planning for your 2019 Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg getaway! Sometimes life flies by faster than we are comfortable with, but knowing you have this destination for your 2019 journey should make it somewhat easier to bear. In addition to the standard feasting, parade watching, and anticipation of Santa, your Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg getaway promises some unique and heartwarming experiences, and our guide will ensure your vacation will be everything you dreamed it could be and so much more!

Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg is for Family

Although we appreciate our families on a daily basis, on Thanksgiving those feelings of gratitude and love grow in strength and spending as much time as possible with them becomes a priority, and nowhere is that more evident than in Gatlinburg. The majority of tourists have returned to their homes and this is the time to experience what it is like to live in town. Start the morning with a hike through the woods, return in time to catch the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on television or in our home theater, and end the day with leftover pumpkin pie in front of the roaring fire in your Thanksgiving cabin rental feeling pleasantly full, slightly tired, and extremely happy that you have a few more days to spend with your family to make this holiday one you won’t soon forget.

Thanksgiving is All About the Feast

We love to eat, and this holiday, more than any other, is all about the food—something for which we could not be more grateful! Savory turkey and dressing, sweet cranberry accompaniments, and desserts that will mostly be responsible for the extra 10 pounds the season adds to our bodies. This is what we love, and when you’re enjoying Thanksgiving in Gatlinburg, it’s something you will enjoy to the fullest!

Create a big feast yourself in our well-appointed kitchen, order a meal already prepared from Publix, catered, or simply pop by any of the restaurants that are open and let someone else do the prep, cooking, and clean-up. Seasons of Ober in Ober Gatlinburg or the Park Grill are two of our favorite places to feast during the holidays. Reservations may be needed, so start looking online a few weeks before your trip.

Thanksgiving is the Jumping Off Point for Christmas

Even though we don’t like to admit it, as soon as the table is cleared it’s officially the Christmas season, and many Black Friday sales begin at midnight. Spend some time snatching up bargains in downtown Gatlinburg, at Tanger Outlets, or if you want to offer more thoughtful gifts for your family, head over to the Great Smoky Thanksgiving Arts & Craft Show held at the Gatlinburg Convention Center and explore the aisles of handmade treats and goodies. Winter Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales begins on November 29th and is held on Friday and Saturday nights through December 22nd and offers caroling in the streets, stories told, and characters dressed in Christmas costumes mingling with the shoppers.

Reserve Your Magical Thanksgiving Escape Today

Our Cabin Rental Stores seasonal escapes will be the highlight of your trip; contact us today to book your stay in one of our luxury cabins and create memories that will last a lifetime!

Labor Day Weekend in Gatlinburg

Your Labor Day Weekend in Gatlinburg Vacation

As summer draws to its close far too soon, there are still reasons to smile. From cooler weather to fall colors, this next season is definitely something to look forward to! For those who aren’t ready for summer to end, these Labor Day Weekend in Gatlinburg will help give you something to look forward to and a chance to say one last farewell to the carefree days of summer! Grab your swimsuits, sunscreen, and flip flops and prepare for the perfect ending to one of our favorite seasons—but don’t be sad! Fall in Gatlinburg has even more to get excited about.

Hit the Water Parks

This is officially the last weekend any of the local water parks are going to be open, so expect some crowds! Dollywood’s Splash Country at 2700 Dollywood Parks Boulevard in Pigeon Forge promises to be the most exciting place to give summer the last hurrah. Featuring lazy rivers and “death defying” plunges, falls, and slides, your summer getaway will not be complete without a visit to this beloved water park!

Pick Up Some Goodies at the Gatlinburg Farmers Market

There are so many things we love about the Gatlinburg Farmers Market, and the fact that it stays open through mid-October is just one of those reasons! Allowing visitors to stock up for their own Labor Day celebration, the farmers’ market is open from 8:30 AM until noon on Saturdays. Offering local produce, honey, baked goods, and other wonderful items that make terrific souvenirs of your Gatlinburg getaway, it’s our favorite way to spend a few hours on a Saturday morning! This is an amazing attraction that you should experience during your Labor Day Weekend in Gatlinburg!

Plan Your Own Celebration for Labor Day Weekend in Gatlinburg

Your Cabin Rental Store summer escape can be as simple as you need or as elaborate as you desire, and if you’ve rented one of our cabins with a pool, your personal Labor Day Weekend in Gatlinburg celebration is guaranteed to be a memorable one! Pick up some adult refreshments at Ole Smokey Moonshine Holler (903 Parkway Ste 128), some delicious meats at any of the local grocery stores, and of course, some produce from the farmers’ market and your day of BBQ, swimming pools, and fun under the sun promises to be a huge success!

The Right Choice

Even though you may be sad that summer is over, the good times won’t stop when you choose The Cabin Rental Store for your vacation home away from home. Reserve your very own cabin today and give summer the send-off it deserves! Contact us now!

gatlinburg village shops with christmas decorations

Top Gatlinburg Christmas Events and the Snowy Mountains

A Gatlinburg cabin is the perfect place for Christmas, with toasty fireplaces and frost on the rooftops. For even more holiday cheer though, head out to some of these exciting Gatlinburg Christmas events that herald the coming of Christmas and the New Year:

Ski Season Begins!

Ober Gatlinburg is the city’s own amusement park—and it becomes all the more fun when the temperatures drop and snow starts to fall! Doubling as a ski resort, Ober Gatlinburg is the most popular place for winter sports, including snow tubing, skiing, and snowboarding. Mid-December marks the beginning of ski season, so why not buy yourself a present—maybe some lessons or a new pair of goggles?

Winterfest as Pigeon Forge

For one of the most fascinating Gatlinburg Christmas events, head over to Pigeon Forge to enjoy Winterfest, a light show that brings in over 5 million lights to create a winter wonderland for guests from across the region. However, Winterfest is more than just the lights—it also includes all the other ways that Pigeon Forge goes all-out for the holidays, including Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede’s holiday shows. Pigeon Forge is just 20 to 30 minutes away from Gatlinburg, so stop on by!

Smoky Mountains Tunes and Tales

In December, each Friday and Saturday evening before the 25th brings out talented performers for Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales. Singers and more, they bring out the holiday spirit with festive music and local tales. Head to the downtown Parkway and stroll along to hear their country-inspired takes on old favorites, and stop by a raconteur long enough for a laugh and a small lesson.

Gatlinburg Ball Drop and Fireworks Show

If you’re in town for Christmas, you may as well stay for New Year’s! The safest place in the mountains for a fun-filled fireworks bonanza is at the Space Needle—around 50,000 spectators are expected, so it will be quite the party! The party is free and entertainment will be there. There’s nothing like standing shoulder to shoulder with strangers as the crisp night sky is illuminated with bangs and bursts as everyone heads into 2018.

Enjoy all the Gatlinburg Christmas Events When You Stay with Cabin Rental Store

If you’ve started each year this decade in the same city, then switch things up and begin one in Gatlinburg! Enjoy all the Gatlinburg Christmas events and activities to make the most of your vacation. At the Cabin Rental Store, we can provide the perfect place for your holiday retreat, from one-bedroom cabins to fourteen-bedroom palaces, we’ll happily host you and yours for the holidays. Call us at 877-301-0776 to learn more about our offerings, or browse them yourself and find the perfect cabin for Christmas.