Planning summer vacations is always a little hectic. Once you’ve figured out what week doesn’t interfere with the kids’ day camp sessions, swim lessons, or any much-dreaded summer school requirements, AND also doesn’t conflict with any of your own or your spouse’s crucial work duties, well, you’ve still got a whole vacation left to plan! What next?

For Generations, Families Have Chosen Fun Things to Do in the Smokies

Parents that once took their kids to the Smokies are now grandparents who get to watch their own children carry on the tradition – and for all the right reasons! There are so many things to do in the Smokies and in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, that kids of all ages (and kids at heart!) can find something to make long-lasting vacation memories wherever they look.

The famous Gatlinburg strip has restaurants, rides, indoor and outdoor attractions, and one-of-a-kind shopping opportunities, and it’s all next door to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, America’s most visited national park and home to sections of the famous Appalachian Trail. Whether you’re looking for a bustling town or backcountry beauty, Gatlinburg’s got a little of everything!

Set Your Chickadees Up in the Owl’s Nest

If you’re concerned that 2 BR Gatlinburg cabins won’t have enough room for your family to spread out in, let the Owl’s Nest show you what’s possible. This 2 BR/ 2 BA cabin from Ski Mountain Chalets sleeps 7, and includes 1 bedroom with 2 queen beds, 1 bedroom with king bed, and an additional twin bed in a loft, as well as a wood fireplace, a full kitchen (with refrigerator, stove, oven, and microwave), and a big wrap-around deck, complete with a hot tub, grill, picnic table, and incredible mountain views.

The cabin also comes with access to 3 clubhouses, featuring a pool, tennis, game room, and fitness center, and did we mention that your dog can come on vacation, as well? It’s true! The Owl’s Nest is pet friendly and up to two dogs are allowed, so even she can bring a friend.

Need to Get the Kids Outside? Our Gatlinburg Cabins May Give Them (Good) Cabin Fever!

It may not make much sense at first, but it turns out that Cabin Fever might be just the thing to get your kids to tear themselves away from their screens and take in the great outdoors. This 2 BR/2 BA cabin sleeps 4 and includes 2 king beds, a fireplace, a Jacuzzi, a foosball table, a private deck, and a fully-equipped kitchen, as well as swimming pool and tennis court access in season. It’s also located only a mile from downtown Gatlinburg, so all the sights are just a short hop away.

Be careful, though: Cabin Fever is pretty contagious – you might end up catching it every summer from now on!

Summer Bookings Move Fast – Don’t Wait!

While you’re dreaming about all the things to do in the Smokies, don’t forget to get one thing nailed down, first and foremost – your vacation rental! Gatlinburg cabins move about as quickly as the summer does, which is to say, they’re gone before you know it. Make sure to get in touch with the crew at Ski Mountain Chalets and book your family’s cabin as soon as you can!