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How To Plan Your First Summer Vacation in the Smokies

August 6, 2016

Are you thinking about making a trip to the world famous Great Smoky Mountains? If so, there are lots of things you should know about the area. The most important part of the planning process is finding a place to stay. Are you coming with your sweetheart or bringing the whole family? Do you want a relaxing vacation or would you rather be close to all the fun in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg? Let’s start there.

Pigeon Forge Cabins

If you’re looking for cabins only minutes away from all the attractions and fun, look no further. Our Pigeon Forge cabins offer views of the Smoky Mountains and authentic cabin life while only a few miles from the area’s favorite attractions, dining and entertainment! Decide how many people will be traveling with you and how many bedrooms you will need. Next, visit our website and choose a cabin that is big enough and close to Pigeon Forge! Read our activities page for suggestions when visiting the area!

Wears Valley Cabins

Also known as the “Peaceful Side of the Smokies”, Wears Valley is the perfect place to rent a cabin! What better way to be welcomed to the Smokies than breathtaking views and some much-needed peace and quiet. Hit the grocery store before you arrive and grab some food for your cabin! That’s right, all of our cabins come with fully equipped kitchens so you can feel right at home. Our Wears Valley cabins are only minutes from some of the best trails in the Smokies and down the road from Pigeon Forge. Enjoy the mountains without the hustle and bustle of local attractions and traffic.


We have lots of suggestions for local activities and attractions. If you are planning to visit in the summertime, take advantage of the once a year attractions including tubing and whitewater rafting. If you love to shop and dine, you’re in the right place. Pigeon Forge has some of the best places to visit, including The Island. Research local hikes and plan your days accordingly. The summer months can be quite busy! Arrive at the trails early and bring lots of water. The summer sun can be sweltering.

Our staff would be happy to suggest activities for your first visit to the Smokies!
At Accommodations by Great Cabins in the Smokies, we have lots of cabins to choose from, varying in size, location and amenities. Book your cabin today and start planning your first summer vacation in the Smokies. Don’t wait too long; summer is almost over!

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