How to avoid getting stuck in traffic in the Smoky Mountains

As the weather is getting warmer, there will be more and more people heading to the Pigeon Forge /Gatlinburg area. In these conditions, traffic can get a little hectic. We are not the only ones who know what a great area this is. Here are some tips to getting around without getting stuck: Call ahead … Continue reading How to avoid getting stuck in traffic in the Smoky Mountains

Vacationing to The Great Smoky Mountains In Winter

While summer and fall are two of the most popular seasons to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the area has something to offer during all four seasons! Winter is a great time to visit the Smoky Mountains and see gorgeous views, like snow-capped mountains and frozen waterfalls, and be able to explore the park … Continue reading Vacationing to The Great Smoky Mountains In Winter

7 Things Not To Do On Your Smoky Mountain Vacation

1. Don’t Feed the Bears Not feeding the bears is probably the most important thing you and your family should try to avoid during your Smoky Mountain vacation. This not only protects your family’s safety by not allowing them to get too close to these wild animals, but it is also to protect the safety of … Continue reading 7 Things Not To Do On Your Smoky Mountain Vacation

What to (and not to) do when you see a bear

Here at Cabins In The Clouds, we take our guests' safety very seriously. Although bear sightings are very rare, we send this warning to all of our guests with the directions and key code. My wife sings when she goes into her car at night “just in case” lol. Bears have very good hearing and … Continue reading What to (and not to) do when you see a bear

How to Prepare for a Perfect Smoky Mountain Vacation

Now that you have picked a date and a cabin for your vacation, the next step is preparing for your trip. What should we pack and what is supplied at the cabin? At Cabins In The Clouds, we try to make this as easy as possible. We can’t control how many outfits and shoes your … Continue reading How to Prepare for a Perfect Smoky Mountain Vacation

5 Interesting Facts About Douglas Lake to Know Before You Go

1. BASSMASTER Top 100 Lake Douglas Lake has been named a BASSMASTER Top 100 Lake! Bassmaster Magazine is known as the “Bible of today’s bass fishermen,” so if you love to fish, this is the perfect lake for you to visit. Douglas Lake is ranked in the top 10 in the nation for largemouth bass … Continue reading 5 Interesting Facts About Douglas Lake to Know Before You Go

Feature Friday – Firefly Cottage

Do you need a vacation? A place convenient to all of the attractions? You found the right place! Firefly Cottage is a unique cabin located within easy reach of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains. Take your coffee on the spacious deck in the morning, or your favorite beverage at night. Relax in … Continue reading Feature Friday – Firefly Cottage

5 Tips To Make The Most Of Your Dollywood Experience

Since 1986, visitors from around the world have become well acquainted with the Dollywood name and experience. However, the entertainment park actually traces its roots back to 1961 when Rebel Railroad first opened on the site that, over time, has expanded and grown into Dollywood. Dollywood is one of the world’s best-known theme parks, from … Continue reading 5 Tips To Make The Most Of Your Dollywood Experience

10 Things to Pack for a Short Hike

We talk a lot about hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains and most of us, like me, enjoy doing the short hikes. Even when you are doing a short 3 or 4-mile hike you should be prepared. You never know when the weather may change suddenly or you may trip and scrape a knee. Here … Continue reading 10 Things to Pack for a Short Hike