Monday, July 13, 2009

How To Find Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals

As in every trip or vacation you need to plan where you are going to stay. This is the major part of every trip because wherever you stay tends to often times represent the theme of activities you are going for and what Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals will work best for you.

The Great Smoky Mountain range runs along the Tennessee-North Carolina border and is part of the Appalachian Mountains. The Great Smokies is also part of the International Biosphere Reserve and covers about 187,000 acres. When you stay in the Smokies, it seems that the mountains are divided into the Tennessee Smokies and the North Carolina Smokies. The main towns for camping in the Tennessee part are:

Pigeon Forge
Wears Valley

When you stay for camping in the Tennessee Smokies, there is a lot more to do then just camp, there is:

Horse back riding
Auto Touring
Viewing of wildlife and flowers
Touring Historic Structures
Amusement Parks
Dinner Theaters
Going though the Great Smokey Mountain Arts & Crafts Community

When you are planning your camping trip to Gatlinburg Tennessee, there are many to choose from and they cover any type of camping you desire from primitive to camping cabins to RV campgrounds. The campground that comes highly recommended is Gatlinburg Campgrounds. This is a walking community, meaning that everything is within walking distance, such as restaurants.

Below is a brief list of the top recommended Smoky Mountain Cabin Rentals in Gatlinburg that rank high for service and comfort:

Cobbly Nob Rentals
White Oak Lodge & Resort
Rainbow Log Cabin Rentals
Laurel Inn Condominiums
Great Smokey Jellystone Camp Resort
Ridgecreat Cabins
Chalet Village
Olde Gatlinburg Place
Park Place Condominiums
Laurel Point Resort
Parkside Cabins

However, if "roughing it" isn't your thing, there are some highly recommended hotels available as well as the campgrounds.

Sleep Inn & Suites
Best Western Twin Islands
Howard Johnson Inn
Days Inn Gatlinburg
Rocky Waters Motor Inn
Rodeway Inn Skyland
Wildwood Inn
Rocky Top Village Inn
Best Western Crossroads

Now that the most worrisome part of a trip is taken care of, now it's time for activities. There are depending on the season events and festivals, Jim Gray Gallery, Day Trips, and Museums. Festivals include the Bi-Annual Gatlinburg Craftmen's Fair. This fair runs one week in July and two and a half in October. This fair features over 180 of the nation's best in the arts. There is another art fair in late September called The Arts and Crafts Heritage Days. The focus on this one is the traditional arts such as spinning, candle making and weaving. In early November there is the annual Chili Cook-off. Then of course, what trip to Gatlinburg is complete without making the trip to Dollywood. However, if a bit of fresh air and sunshine is in the day's plans there are quite a bit of things to do.

Trout Fishing
Whitewater rafting
Horseback riding
Llama Trekking
Biking on trails
Motorcycle and off road vehicle
Rock Climbing

A word of caution though, this area has a population of black bears. Even though these bears, as a rule, are nocturnal, caution is advised.

After all this activity, it is time to eat but where? That depends on what you are in the mood for since there are the usual family restaurants and buffets. But if you want something a little more specific then there are steak houses, seafood restaurants, and barbecues. Here is a brief list of general restaurants in the area to give you an idea of what is available.

Bennett's Pit Bar-B-Que
Bellacino's Pizza and Grind
Stokely Hospitality Enter
Ihop Restaurant
Scs Restaurants Inc
Greenbriar Restaurant
chinatown Restaurant
Old Mill Restaurant
Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant
Mountain Lodge Restaurant

This hopefully gives you a helping hand in planning your adventure in Gatlinburg Tennessee.
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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Smokey Mountains Cabins

Ok, first things first. I'm a frequent visitor of the Smokey Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg, Ten...

but I'm from outside of Tennessee. Most outsiders don't realize, as I didn't, that the Smokey Mountains Cabins are not really called's spelled Smoky Mountains. To this day I still spell the name wrong.

Anyway, just wanted a quick correction on that so that you can find the cabin rentals you are looking for. My favorite Smoky Mountain Retreats are located in Wares Valley. I believe Wares Valley is west of Galinburg. If you are looking for a quiet place to stay in a cabin Wares Valley is the place for you.

What I like about Wares valley is that it's only a short drive to the Smoky Mountain National Park and you don't have most of the traffic that you do coming from Gatlinburg. The valley is also quiet and friendly with the feel of how things used to be in the Smokies before it got too business.

So, if you are looking for Smokey Mountains Cabins, remember it's spelled Smoky Mountains and the best cabins are in the Wares Valley area.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Get Big Bear Cabin Rentals For Cheap

Big Bear cabins are wonderful to stay in, but some people aren't able to afford them. They don't always cost you too much money to rent, but some families and individuals

Big Bear Lake - Looking east from China Island

don't have the spare cash to make use of Big Bear cabin rentals. However, this is why there are cheap rentals like this available. You don't have to spend a fortune on a little vacation or a weekend getaway. If a Big Bear cabin is what you want then that is what you can get! When searching for your cabin online, you can be specific about what you are looking for if you don't have time to waste. Type in the locations and other specifics like fully furnished, two rooms, luxury and anything else you need specified.

Getting Big Bear cabin rentals on the Big Bear Lake is what you want to do. This is a wonderful four season resort that is surrounded by the beautiful National Forest so you will still feel close to nature with her beauty surrounding you constantly. This is the perfect mountain getaway, and the best part about it all is that you are welcome any time of the year whenever you feel like you need the break. You can choose between more than 300 absolutely beautiful Big Bear cabins to find the one that suits you best. You have a lot to choose from, so make sure you set aside some time for that.

Big Bear Cabin rentals are easy to find, but once you have found the right one make sure it offers what you need. If you are looking online, make sure you find out all the details of the cabin before you make any final decisions. Many of them are also pet friendly so if you are having trouble getting someone to pet-sit for you while you are away, grab your pets and take them along! They will probably enjoy the holiday just as much as you will. These Big Bear cabins are located in convenient areas like near the lake and the village.

If you look online you are sure to find Big Bear cabin rentals for cheap. All you have to do is look in the right places. Try a few different websites until you find the one that is offering the most affordable cabins for you. The great thing about getting a cabin at the Big Bear Lake is that there are so many activities for you to take part in, some of which include horseback riding, biking, hiking, and skiing, as well as places to visit like the animal park, golf course, and a village of interesting shops and some restaurants for you to enjoy a meal.

Looking for Big Bear cabins online is the best place to search as you have so many options available to you and you can make your decision right away. If you don't ike what you see, you can easily go to another website and see what they offer. You could also look in your local newspaper if there are any advertisements in there, as there are sometimes cabins advertised and you might find what you are looking for from there.