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Gatlinburg Chalets and Cabins Are Similar Yet Different

Gatlinburg Chalets and Cabins Are Similar Yet DifferentGatlinburg, Tennessee is in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The area is a popular tourist destination for those wishing to escape the summer heat or to simply experience a change of scenery in the fall or winter. The area provides scenic attractions for a range of travellers including couples and families with small children. As expected, the area offers abundant lodging options for visitors, and the most popular are cabins and chalets.

Smoky Mountain Cabins in Gatlinburg

Visitors often come to the mountains for a “rustic” vacation experience and that extends to their lodging choice. Cabins traditionally are manufactured of wood or a combination of wood and stone. Some authentically crafted cabins are constructed from materials gathered from the local woods and stone quarries. Visitors are usually greeted by exposed beam ceilings and pleasant decorations that reflect the mountain region.

Gatlinburg, TN vacations offer visitors cabins that blend in with the surrounding beauty of the wooded mountains but have many modern amenities. Some of these Gatlinburg cabins are downright decadent and include in room jacuzzi tubs, flat screen television sets, and outdoor hot tubs. Most cabins have fully equipped kitchens, cozy fireplaces, and game rooms. Visitors should check with the rental agency to make sure the cabin has all essential items before booking reservations. Cabin locations may range from highly secluded areas to ones that are just minutes away from city tourist attractions and dining options.

Comfortable Chalets in Gatlinburg

Even though the terms “cabin” and “chalet” are sometimes used interchangeably, there are some differences of note. Gatlinburg chalets may not be constructed of wood unlike the building materials used to build traditional cabins. Some conventional chalets were A-frame houses built to the size of a small home or cottage. Other chalets are constructed as circular houses sometimes called “roundettes” or “roundhouses.” Chalet decorations vary about as much as their construction styles. To ensure a suitable lodging choice, visitors should request pictures and information before booking a stay.

Gatlinburg Chalets and Cabins Are Similar Yet Different

Gatlinburg chalets are more like regular rental homes or condominiums than cabins, and they are normally equipped with all the comforts of home. Fully equipped kitchens, dining rooms, laundry rooms are just some of the typical features of chalet rentals. Most cabins have fully equipped kitchens but dining space may be limited because of size. Only the larger cabins typically have laundry rooms. Both Gatlinburg chalets and cabins usually offer guests indoor entertainment options, outdoor decks, and grills.

Taste of Autumn in Gatlinburg

Smoky Mountains in autumnWith Autumn coming soon, one of the best and most delicious ways to prepare is to attend the Taste of Autumn festival in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Located near the Gatlinburg Convention Center, the Taste of Autumn offers, for a small donation, unlimited sampling from 17 participating vendors. There will be live entertainment from 5pm to 8pm, to help you digest all of that food.

Introduction to Cades Cove

Consider it a miracle that Cades Cove isn’t one of the most popular attractions in the United States. In due time, it will be. In the meantime, take advantage of the small crowds so you can see the natural beauty and wildlife.

More Smartphone Apps to use at Gatlinburg Cabin Rentals

Close up of a man using mobile smart phoneUsing the right mobile apps can be a great way to save time and money while staying at one of our Gatlinburg cabin rentals on your Smoky Mountain vacation. Whether you have an iPhone or Android, each of these applications won’t break the bank as they are free or available for under a dollar.

Pigeon Forge Patriot Festival

Soldier saluting to the American flagLooking to have a fun-packed day this 4th of July? Pack up the kids, lawn chairs, and sunscreen and head to Pigeon Forge for the Patriot Festival.

Pigeon Forge F100 Super Nationals

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee is once again home to the Annual Ford F100 Super Nationals and All Ford Show event. This spectacular event draws participants and visitors from all over the country. With so much to experience in the Smoky Mountains, Pigeon Forge has become the prime location for the Super Nationals as well as many other car shows and events.

Gatlinburg Mountain Hounds Weekend

The Gatlinburg Mountain Hounds Weekend event is a community gathering with an inspired goal. Every year, the weekend following Memorial Day, the community and greyhound lovers get together to participate in activities and learning opportunities in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The end in mind is raising awareness and help for greyhound rescue efforts.

Smoky Mountain Tunes and Tales

This summer take a trip to East Tennessee and experience the wonderful history and culture through a wide array of Smoky Mountain events. Among the events is the Smoky Mountain Tunes & Tales. This summer-long street performance features music and stories retracing the history of the Smoky Mountains going as far back as the 1800’s.

Gatlinburg Farmers Market

Finding healthy, flavorful foods is important in maintaining a healthy lifestyle for you and your family. Whether you are on vacation staying in some of the Gatlinburg cabins or are checking out locally grown produce, the Gatlinburg Farmers Market is a great stop.

Gatlinburg Earth Day 5K Run

Spring in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee provides the ideal setting for Gatlinburg’s Earth Day 5K Run on April 22, 2012. Each year locals and visitors help Gatlinburg celebrate Earth Day by participating in our annual 5K run through the glorious streets and winding roads of beautiful Gatlinburg, TN.