Get Together in a Large Cabin in Gatlinburg

Overview of downtown GatlinburgAre you ready to experience Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg with everyone you love? If you’re planning to bring a church group, large family or any big number of people to the Smoky Mountains, now is the time to do it. There are tons of events planned this holiday season, and we want you to be part of them. Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals has cabins that will accommodate any group size. Our large cabins in Gatlinburg even go all the way up to 8 bedrooms. So, whether just visiting as a couple or a community, we have cabins for any trip.

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Dollar Buys to Grab Before Your Next Cabin Vacation

Woman walking down aisle of grocery storeMany people say the hardest parts of planning a Smoky Mountain vacation are making sure they have everything they need and finding ways to save money. Many travelers like to plan, so it helps to make lists of things to pack and buy before leaving. By planning ahead, your family can save money on expenses and feel prepared to get away to the mountains by doing the same. Here are dollar buys we recommend picking up before a vacation in a cabin in Gatlinburg to save money and be better prepared.

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Wears Valley: Where it is, What to do

Wears Valley Road, Sevierville, TennesseeTake a break from the hustle and bustle of larger towns like Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg,  and step into the quiet area known as Wears Valley TN. Known as the “quiet side of the Smokies,” Wears Valley is located between Pigeon Forge and Townsend, and is a small mountain town packed with lots of things to do for any family or group retreat.

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Ways to Entertain Kids in a Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge Cabin

Overview of downtown GatlinburgKeeping kids busy on vacation can be difficult, but not when you vacation to the Smoky Mountains! After a day in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, we understand that you want to sit back and relax for a few hours. Kids are anxious and want to play, even after a long day of exploring the area! That’s why we decided on some fun things to do to entertain kids, so you can relax in your Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge cabin!

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Top Five Reasons to Visit Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg

People looking at fish in the aquariumRipley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is one of the best Gatlinburg attractions. Enjoy the sights of 12-foot sharks, giant sea turtles, and numerous fish as you make your way through the unique exhibits. Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg is a great Gatlinburg attraction for kids and adults!  We have decided on five reasons why the Gatlinburg aquarium should be at the top of your list of Gatlinburg things to do.

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Unique Shops in Pigeon Forge

The Old MilThree Bears General Store

Serving visitors to the Smokies for nearly 35 years, Three Bears General Store shop in Pigeon Forge has a gift idea for everyone in your family. Starting with their Make-UR-Bear Factory equipped with clothes and accessories, down to homemade fudge and an Ol’ Tyme Photo studio, no member of your family will leave empty handed.

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Flying Through the Trees

Man zip lining through the woodsThis past week I was given the opportunity to visit, the #1 zipline and canopy tour company in the Smokies, Climbworks Canopy Tours. It was a very exhilarating and adrenaline filled afternoon. It was also very educational. The guides were very knowledgeable about the ecosystem and the effect that a canopy tour can have on the trees. From the very beginning of the 2 1/2 hour tour, I encountered some of the most incredible views of The Smokies that I have ever seen.

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Wild Flowers and Waterfalls

Grotto Falls in the SmokiesIt is Spring again in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and along with spring comes green leaves, beautiful wild flowers, black bear cubs, high flowing waterfalls and much more. This is a great time of year to explore the trails of The Smokies. The wild flowers are in full bloom. The streams, rivers and, waterfalls are at full capacity due to our abundant spring rainfall. Female black bears are out to show off their most recent offspring.

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63rd Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

Vintage style photo of wildflowersThe Great Smoky Mountains is host to its own unique brand of beauty and wildlife; the 63rd Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage pays homage to this beauty with a variety of activities geared towards focusing on wildflowers in the area. The event begins on April 23, 2013 and concludes on April 27, 2013.  The Wildflower Pilgrimage offers 146 professionally guided hikes and presentations.

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