September 13th, 2013 | No Comments »

Smoky Mountain National Park is a great getaway for any season. Take advantage of low or mid-season specials at inns, restaurants, attractions. You can have an amazing time, while saving money; it’s a win-win. First, figure out the ideal season for you to go, and browse our specials according to your preferred time of year. Just remember, the earlier you book the better, for a few reasons. For one, you’ll have a much wider selection if you book in advance, and for another, you’ll have…

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August 26th, 2013 | No Comments »

The overexposed phrase “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail” applies pretty well to a group camping trip, especially if you’re going with kids. A checklist will make your life much easier, and thankfully, Eastern Mountain Sports has provided an awesome infographic and the perfect checklist to print (see below)! Getting a checklist together is actually fun if you start prepping early, it builds anticipation and ensures you have a successful and fun camping trip. There’s nothing worse than forgetting a crucial item…

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June 8th, 2013 | No Comments »

Grumpy kids, boredom, and stress can kill your vacation, especially if you’re on a road trip, or on a long flight. You’ll make your life a lot easier if you get the right entertainment, and plan ahead. This is especially true if you have kids, as they get bored easily. Below, we’ve listed some of the best games to play while traveling. With a myriad of transportation options available, you want to make sure you prep accordingly. Plane Airplanes are tight spaces, and you’re not…

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May 14th, 2013 | No Comments »

When you travel to Chalet Village in Gaitlinburg, TN, you will see that our cabins are equipped with basic amenities you’ll need for a comfortable trip. But, even though we’ve provided our guests with ideal lodging accommodations, there will still be a need for suitcases. Some delight in the packing task and are quite expert at it, while others follow the shove it in and close method. Either way, doing a bit of thinking ahead can help. One of the easiest ways to determine how…

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April 22nd, 2013 | No Comments »

While Chalet Village cabins allow you to “get away from it all” in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, sometimes you’ll want to venture out of your cabin and explore some of the area’s unique attractions. First, Chalet Village guests often spend time outdoors at Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the park features picnic areas, visitor centers, and historic grist mills. Horseback riding is available from mid-March through late November at four stables in the park. Since…

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