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3 Reasons Why You Should Spend Thanksgiving at Our Smoky Mountain Cabins

Thanksgiving is a highly anticipated holiday for great food and quality time with family. If you want to mix it up this year and spend it somewhere different, the Smokies are the perfect place. Here is a list of 3 reasons why you should spend Thanksgiving in our Smoky Mountain cabins:

1. Beautiful Atmosphere

summit trail retreatOur Smoky Mountain cabins are located in the middle of some beautiful scenery. Visitors love it year-round, but it is particularly stunning in the fall. The fiery hues of the leaves seem to light up the trees. You may also see wildlife, such as black bears and white-tailed deer roaming about. Have a good view of everything as you curl up with a blanket in one of the chairs on the back porch. Make sure you bring your camera because the natural backdrop is great for family photos to be used later on your Christmas card!

2. Great Amenities

Our Smoky Mountain cabins also have great amenities. There is a full-size kitchen with everything you need to make a delicious Thanksgiving feast, including glassware, plates and utensils. There is also plenty of storage in the refrigerator, freezer, and cabinets for all the ingredients. Stop at the grocery stores in town to stock up on everything you need. After dinner, sit in the living area in front of the fire and watch a movie. In cabins with a game room, play a round of pool or foosball. If you want to spend some time outside, stay warm by taking a dip in the hot tub or gathering around the warmth of the firepit.

3. Be Close to the City

Pigeon Forge lightsEven though our cabins are located in the Smoky Mountain wilderness, you can still enjoy everything that the city has to offer. For example, if you don’t want to cook a big meal, have delicious food at one of the restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving Day. You can also begin the Christmas festivities early and explore the area’s many holiday attractions, one of which is Winterfest. This is a holiday celebration in the Smoky Mountain area that runs from mid-November to mid-February. It includes millions of dazzling lights. For example, there is a light display of the 12 Days of Christmas on the Pigeon Forge Parkway and a Tunnel of Lights on the Gatlinburg SkyBridge. There are also Christmas-themed versions of your favorite Pigeon Forge dinner shows, such as Dolly Parton’s Stampede and the Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud. Additionally, the many shops in the area have great gifts for everyone on your list. One place is the Great Smoky Arts and Crafts Community in Gatlinburg. Take home gorgeous works of art made by their group of talented artisans and craftsmen. There are also workshops where visitors create their own pieces. A homemade gift will be unique and thoughtful!

Now that you know why you should spend Thanksgiving in the Smokies, it’s time to choose the perfect place to stay! Explore all of our Smoky Mountain cabins to find the right one for your vacation!