If you're going to rent a cabin in Gatlinburg, it's almost a given that you'll have to go hiking. That's half the fun of a mountain vacation! However, if you're going to go for a winter hike in the Smoky Mountains, there are a few extra things you need to do to prepare. Hikes in the snow and cold pose extra risks, but with a little effort, you can make sure you're ready for anything that comes your way!
Celebrate the holiday season in the Smokies with the Fantasy of Lights Christmas Parade! This annual Gatlinburg event is now celebrating its 39th year, and the parade is free for everyone to attend. Read on for everything you need to know about this Smoky Mountain tradition.
The Great Smoky Mountains look especially beautiful during the snow covered winter months, making this season one of the best times to visit East Tennessee! Although the air outside might be chilly, there are plenty of great ways to keep warm in your Gatlinburg cabin this winter. Here of our six favorite ways to stay nice and toasty:
If you want to have an extra special Christmas vacation this year, you just can’t beat a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains! To help you make the most of your time in Gatlinburg, we’ve put together five simple steps for planning a holiday stay in a Smoky Mountain cabin.
The holiday season is a wonderful time of year in Gatlinburg as many magical events take place throughout town. The celebration officially begins with the Winter Magic Kickoff and Chili Cookoff, when millions of LED lights are switched on throughout the city. Join us to celebrate the season at this very special winter event in Gatlinburg!
Guests staying at a cabin in Gatlinburg often wonder about the likelihood of seeing black bears. The simple answer is that black bears are plentiful in the region but you are not likely to see any near your cabin. It’s best for everyone, bears and humans alike, if bears keep their distance from cabins.
If you’re looking for the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing Thanksgiving getaway, there’s no better choice than a Gatlinburg cabin. A stay at Alpine Chalet Rentals will put you right in the middle of some of the country’s most breathtaking scenery. Here are four tips to help you have the best possible Thanksgiving at one of our cabins:
Some people look forward to a yearly family reunion, and others only have the opportunity to gather with their entire extended family once in a great while. Whatever the case may be for you, it's important that your family reunion be a special occasion and a wonderful time for everyone involved. Consider renting a large group cabin in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, for your next family reunion, and you can all enjoy the beauty and wonder of the Great Smoky Mountains. Here are five reasons to have your reunion with us:
Millions of visitors come to Gatlinburg, Tennessee each year to experience the wonderful autumn season. Here are six things you might not have known about fall in the Smokies:
Although a rainy day during your Smoky Mountain vacation may not exactly sound appealing, you can make the most of it enjoying the time in your cabin. With these four ways to spend a rainy day in your Gatlinburg cabin, it may actually turn out to be the best part of your trip!
Planning a family vacation in Gatlinburg? Here are five tips for an awesome getaway:
Planning a couples retreat in the Great Smoky Mountains? We’ve put together four steps for having the perfect day at one of our one bedroom Gatlinburg cabins:
The Great Smoky Mountains are one of America's most treasured vacation destinations. While gorgeous year round, the Smokies are absolutely spectacular in the fall months. Read on to learn why one of our Gatlinburg chalets is the perfect place to spend an autumn getaway in the mountains.
Can you have a real family vacation if your four-legged family members can’t come along too? At Alpine Chalet Rentals, we know that pets are an important part of your life. That’s why we offer a great selection of pet friendly cabins in Gatlinburg! Here are four reasons that you’ll love bringing your dog or cat with you to the Smokies:
No trip to East Tennessee is complete without admiring the Great Smoky Mountains. When you stay at one of our Gatlinburg cabins with mountain views, you’ll have a front row seat to the Smokies! Here are just five of our vacation rentals with sunning views:
One of the very best amenities your cabin has is also one the most overlooked: your deck! When you stay at a Gatlinburg cabin with a deck, you’ll never be bored. Read on for six things to do on your vacation rental’s porch:
Bluegrass fans will be thrilled to hear that it’s almost time for the 2014 Stringtime in the Smokies festival! This awesome celebration of Appalachian music is returning this August with even more music and fun. Read on to learn everything you need to know about this Smoky Mountain tradition.
If you like to hunt, cook, fish, or go camping, chances are you’re going to need a knife. The Smoky Mountain Knife Works in Sevierville is guaranteed to have exactly what you’re looking for! Here are 4 reasons you should pay a visit to this one of a kind store:
Craving Italian in the Smokies? You’re in luck, because there are plenty of excellent Pigeon Forge Italian restaurants close to our cabins. Here are three of our favorites:
Whether you’re a beginner or an advanced square dancer, a youngster or a senior, the 2014 Gatlinburg Square Dance Convention promises a fun time for all. With five halls of continuous day and evening dancing, live music, and even a fashion show, there will be something for everyone at this awesome event. Groups and families with kids are welcome! Here are the details you need to know:
No one enjoys packing, but it is a necessary evil we must endure to make it our favorite vacation destinations. To help you get through this boring (and often frustrating) task, we are sharing a few of our favorite packing tips. Be sure to keep these in mind for your upcoming Gatlinburg vacation!
Artists from all around the country will be flocking to the Great Smoky Mountains this summer to take part in the 39th Annual Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair. If you’re looking for gorgeous handcrafted works of art, you can’t beat this classic event! Read on to learn everything you need to know.
No one celebrates Independence Day like the city of Gatlinburg! If you’re going to be in the Smoky Mountain area for America’s birthday, you do not want to miss these three July 4th events in Gatlinburg. Read on to learn everything you need to know about all of the patriotic fun.
If you’re looking for a laid back place to eat and drink, you can’t get more mellow than Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville in Pigeon Forge. Inspired by the classic song of the same name, Margaritaville is an excellent casual dining restaurant specializing in tropical flavor and fun.
Are you a jigsaw puzzle expert? The Puzzled Etc. shop in Pigeon Forge needs your help! On Saturday May 31 at 2:00 p.m, Puzzled is starting an ongoing mission to complete the World’s Largest Jigsaw Puzzle. This 33,600 piece puzzle forms an African wildlife scene that will be 18.75 feet long and over 5 feet tall once completed.
It’s finally summer in the Great Smoky Mountains, and that means everyone’s favorite Pigeon Forge water park is back in business!
Running from May 24 - June 8, 2014, this amazing springtime celebration features some of the very best music and food in the Smokies.
Featuring free entertainment, giveaways, and plenty of delicious food, this is one event in Gatlinburg you do not want to miss.
With a full moon in the sky, and experienced guides leading the way, this free Gatlinburg event is a must-see for nature lovers.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park officials have officially announced the temporary closure of a Smoky Mountain road.
Children and adults can relish in the joy of storytelling again with the World Storytelling Day event in Gatlinburg.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a thriving habitat filled with a multitude of animal and plant species, and there’s no better place to see wildlife right at home.
After closing in January to prepare for the 2014 season, Dollywood is set to open in March, bigger and better than ever.
The Sweet Spot Lodge is a group Gatlinburg chalet provided by Alpine Chalet Rentals that offers the perfect blend of comfort and luxury.
For those who want a romantic weekend or family getaway, Alpine Chalet Rentals offers Gatlinburg chalets near the best President's Day and Valentine's Day sales.
From the hiking trails to the snowy mountains, outdoor adventure seekers can find plenty of things to do in Gatlinburg this winter.
Big Bear Lodge is a large group cabin in Pigeon Forge that is perfect for church retreats, family reunions and business conferences.
When giving the gift of travel, you open up a world of adventure, especially while visiting the Smokies and Alpine’s Gatlinburg chalets.
Everyone wants something different in a family vacation cabin. The kids want plenty of entertainment and things to do. Adults want a scenic location and a great price. When you stay at Alpine Chalet Rentals no one will have to compromise. Bunny’s Place, one of our most popular chalets in Gatlinburg, has something for everyone.
Do you put so many items in your suitcase that you can’t even close it? Do you bring seven bags for a two night stay? We hate to break it you, but you may be an overpacker. We understand that you want to be prepared for everything and anything, but overpacking is simply a waste of time and energy. With over twenty years of vacation experience, the staff at Alpine Chalet Rentals has seen their fair share of overpacking. That’s why we’re sharing some of our favorite tips for bringing just the essentials to our chalets in Gatlinburg.
The minute you’ve finished packing for your vacation, you start to get that feeling. Even though you spent hours filling suitcases with clothes, toys, medicine, and most of your worldly possessions, you have an overwhelming suspicion that you have forgotten something. The problem is you have no idea what’s missing. Later, probably when you are two hours into your road trip, the identity and location of the missing item will come to you in a flash. But, alas, it will be too late.
Gatlinburg chalet company Alpine Chalet Rentals has the top three benefits of taking a vacation.
Are you looking for a vacation rental with something for the whole family? Look no further than Beary Awesome. This three bedroom Gatlinburg chalet sleeps ten people and has plenty of entertainment for everyone in your party. Here are four reasons Beary Awesome is very awesome:
Travelling with your kids (especially young children) isn’t always easy. When you stay at our chalets in Gatlinburg, we want you to have the best trip possible. That’s why our vacation specialists have come up with a handful of great tips to keep you and your family happy during your next stay in the Smokies.
Everyone wants to be healthier, happier, and more successful in the coming year. Nevertheless, the majority of people start off with good intentions only to abandon their New Year’s resolutions soon after making them. The problem with most resolutions is that they are unrealistic, difficult, and boring.
Choosing the right location for your family reunion can be difficult. How will you find a place big enough to fit all of your grandparents, aunts, uncles, great aunts, great uncles, cousins, second cousins, and third cousins twice removed? Fortunately, Alpine Chalet Rentals has got you covered. The largest of all our chalets in Gatlinburg, Big Bear Lodge sleeps a whopping 54 people! With a massive amount of space and incredible amenities, this chalet is ideal for a family reunion that really includes the whole family.
To celebrate this gorgeous season, Alpine Chalet Rentals has created a winter bucket list of things to enjoy before the cold weather leaves us.
Looking for the perfect romantic getaway this winter? Body & Soul is one of our most popular one bedroom Gatlinburg chalets. Read on to learn the top five reasons couples love this incredible vacation rental:
Alpine Chalet Rentals has winter specials that are sure to warm you up, along with a toasty fireplace and hot cocoa in our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals.
Alpine Chalet Rentals welcomes you to keep your New Year's resolutions while staying at our chalets in Gatlinburg. There’s no better location for an active and adventurous vacation, filled with fresh mountain air and family-friendly fun.
Vacations are never long enough. Just when you are starting to feel completely relaxed, your glorious break ends and you are once again thrust back into the real world of work, stress and obligations. Don’t you wish there was a way to extend your vacation without paying more money. Believe it or not, Alpine Chalet has the answer. With our fantastic Winterfest Specials, you’ll be able to stay in our Gatlinburg chalets longer, and for less money!
“I’m bored”. These are the most dreaded words you can hear on a family vacation. If your kids are unhappy campers, a relaxing getaway can quickly turn into a nightmare. The Great Smoky Mountains are one of the most scenic locations in the world, but some kids just aren’t old enough to appreciate the peace and serenity of the area. Fortunately, Alpine Chalet Rentals has the answer. Many of our Gatlinburg chalets come with incredible game rooms, so you will never hear the phrase “I’m bored” during your vacation!
The bride has been kissed, the cake has been cut and the rice has been thrown. The big day has come and gone, and now it’s time for your honeymoon! Choosing the right vacation destination is no easy task. To help you with your decision making process, Alpine Chalet Rentals has come up with a list of the top reasons to honeymoon in one of our Gatlinburg cabins.
Pets can be very important members of your family. You might even like your dog more than your brother. (Just kidding!) But when it comes time to take a family vacation, Fido gets left behind with a friend, or finds himself staying in a kennel. Don’t you wish you could take your pet with you on vacation? Alpine Chalet Rentals understands that furry friends can be more like furry family members. That’s why we offer a number of pet friendly Gatlinburg cabin rentals in the Great Smoky Mountains.
The winter months are one of the most scenic times to visit the Great Smoky Mountains. With twinkling holiday lights in the city of Gatlinburg and snow capped mountains in the distance, Sevier County is truly a magical place during the holiday season. When the weather gets cool there are still plenty of things to do at Alpine Chalet Rentals! Here are the top 5 activities to do in one of our Gatlinburg chalets during the winter:
What’s the best way to stay warm during the winter? A big bowl of chili, of course! You’re guaranteed to be nice and toasty at the annual Winter Magic Kickoff & Chili Cookoff. On November 13 from 5pm - 8 pm, some of the best chefs in the Smoky Mountains will compete to be Gatlinburg’s chili champions. Located on the downtown Parkway, this classic event is just minutes away from our Gatlinburg chalets. Here are the top five reasons you and your family will love the Chili Cookoff:
Are you ready for the fright of your life? Located minutes away from our Gatlinburg chalets, Ripley’s Haunted Adventure is a spooky attraction guaranteed to get your heart racing. With multi-million dollar special effects and live actors, this haunted house is the perfect way to prepare for Halloween.
Modeled after the picturesque tea rooms in Austria, this Gatlinburg restaurant showcases a freshly prepared menu sure to please any taste pallet.
Do you think hypnosis is real? After seeing the Guy Michaels Comedy Hypnosis Show, you will be a believer! World class hypnotist Guy Michaels performs mesmerizing shows at the Iris Theater in the Gatlinburg Space Needle, located minutes away from our chalets in Gatlinburg. Guy Michaels combines the quality of a Las Vegas stage show with the family friendly atmosphere expected in the Smokies.
To help you make the most of your vacation time, we’ve come up with five of the best attractions to do in Pigeon Forge if you only have a couple of hours.
If you are planning a Smoky Mountain group vacation, take a look at these stunning, fully-equipped chalets that are filled with fun things to do!
To make the most of your romantic vacation to the Smoky Mountains, stay with Alpine Chalet Rentals in one of the beautiful honeymoon cabins in Gatlinburg!
Have you spent any time looking at animals in the Smoky Mountains? Consider wildlife sightseeing on your next trip to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge!
Gatlinburg fishing has attracted tourism for years, and the area's many fishing business are always ready to help new and veteran anglers.
Whether you are a first time rider, or have years of experience, a day spent horseback riding in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge or Sevierville is sure to creat a lot of memories for you and your family.
Pigeon Forge Winterfest has lots to do for everyone. Join all the fun this winter with activities in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, Sevierville, and all over the Smoky Mountains as we celebrate Winterfest in Pigeon Forge, TN. November 6, 2012 through February 28, 2013 over five million lights will shimmer at dusk throughout this Smoky Mountain town, inspiring a grand jubilee of light arrangements, festive decorations, special events, seasonal delicacies and mountain music.
There is so much to bring with you on vacation, but what is the best ways to pack for your vacation in the Smoky Mountains? Here are some helpful tips and great things to bring with you on your trip to the Smokies.
Hiking is one of the most enjoyable and obvious past times in the Smoky Mountains. This area was made for recreational enjoyment so come hiking in the Smokies and see what you have been missing.
Those looking to attend one of the amazing concerts in Pigeon Forge during the last week of October will want to attend the Ray Stevens concert on October 26, 2012.
Featuring the fare of the area's finest restaurants and businesses plus live music, the Taste of Autumn returns to the Gatlinburg Convention Center.
The Great Smoky Mountains are now a mosaic with fall colors in some areas past-peak, some at peak, and some pre-peak.
The 8th Annual Gatlinburg Fine Art Festival is a family oriented attraction that will take place over Labor Day weekend 2012, August 31 to September 2. The festival features many juried artists from across the country. It is one of the great Gatlinburg attractions for locals and visitors alike.
The best trout fishing in the world can be found in the Smoky Mountains. If you ask any passionate fisherman about the best location to find trout in the entire country, they will most likely recommend that you go fishing in the Smokies.