3 Reasons to Stay with Stony Brook Cabins for Your Gatlinburg Family Reunion

View of the Smokies from Point of View cabin in GatlinburgPlanning a Gatlinburg family reunion is no easy task, but, at Stony Brook Cabins, we want to do everything we can to help you make the process stress-free.

(See Related: 3 Things You Don’t Know About Stress Free Vacations in the Smoky Mountains)

1. Location in the Heart of the Smokies

What better place to have a family reunion than Gatlinburg, TN? There’s so much to do and you’re surrounded by the fresh air of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. When you choose one of Stony Brook’s Gatlinburg cabins or chalets, you can rest and relax while being right in the heart of the mountains.

2. Gatlinburg Family Reunion CabinsPorch view of Grand View Lodge in Gatlinburg

We have so many cabins and chalets in Gatlinburg to choose from! Whether you’re looking for a theater room, hot tub or game area, there is something for everyone. We want to make sure every guest gets the most from their experience, so we have made sure each cabin and chalet is set up perfectly for every arrival.

We have a variety of amenities available. When you book your stay, just let us know what you’re looking for and we can help you choose the perfect cabin rental:

  • Gorgeous mountain views
  • Theater room
  • Game room
  • Hot tub
  • In-cabin Jacuzzi tubs
  • Outdoor seating on the deck
  • Screened porch
  • Fireplace
  • Swimming pool access

Two rocking chairs at Luca's Lookout cabin in GatlinburgFor your Gatlinburg family reunion, will everyone be staying together, or do you need separate, smaller cabins? At Stony Brook, we have a selection of smaller, two bedroom cabins in Gatlinburg as well as larger, five bedroom cabins. Our largest cabin can sleep up to 32 people (Brie’s Way), perfect for family reunions! If you need more space than that, it’s not a problem. We can help you choose a couple of cabins near each other (sleeping a total of 42 guests), so everyone can be closeby throughout the day.

When you’re hanging out in your cabin, you can plan cookouts, game nights and other hangouts. With everyone nearby in one of the beautiful group cabins in Gatlinburg, it’s easy to have fun right at the cabin!

3. Nearby Attractions in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

All of our Gatlinburg cabins and chalets are located only minutes from the Gatlinburg Parkway, but are still far enough away for each family member to feel a sense of privacy. The cabins are tucked away in the mountains, so you’re surrounded by the tall-standing trees rather than the chaos of the Parkway.

Gatlinburg family reunions are a lot of fun, and there’s plenty of great places to go in Gatlinburg as a group.

Try these for your reunion:


Of course, one of the most well-known attractions near Gatlinburg (located in Pigeon Forge), Dollywood is a great place to go in large groups. There’s a variety of things to do, with everything from kid-friendly ‘county fair’ style rides to thrilling roller coasters and music shows. There’s great food, country favorites and sweet treats located throughout the park.

Dollywood is completely safe, and has plenty of places to ‘meet up’ throughout the day. So, when you arrive set a couple of meeting times to regroup, and allow individuals to go out and explore the park on their own. With so many different age groups at the reunion, everyone will want to do something different at Dollywood!

For the best deal, take a look at our Dollywood packages to help save you a little money.

Ripley’s Aquarium of the SmokiesGatlinburg trolley in front of the aquarium

Do you want to experience a Gatlinburg attraction together? At Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, there’s plenty of space to walk around together while exploring the different sea creatures. From penguins to stingrays and sharks, everyone can have a great time looking at all of the animas.

At Ripley’s Aquarium in Gatlinburg, there’s many interactive exhibits, too. Stop by and pet a horseshoe crab, test your courage at Touch-a-Ray Bay where you can touch live stingrays and enjoy a relaxing conveyor ride through a tunnel where you can see sharks, sea turtles and so much more swim around you.

Learn more about Ripley’s Aquarium by following this link: https://www.ripleyaquariums.com/gatlinburg/


Wonderworks is a 100% interactive experience for the mind. If you have a lot of children at your Gatlinburg family reunion, this needs to be at the top of your list. With everything from a bubble room to a rock climbing wall, there’s hundreds of interactive exhibits to explore. Kids of all ages love this attraction.

See what’s going on at Wonderworks at this link: http://www.wonderworksonline.com/pigeon-forge/experience/exhibits/

Dinner Theaters

Dinner theaters in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg are great for people of all ages, but they’re especially wonderful for the adults in your group. A couple of the most popular shows are Dixie Stampede and Hatfield and McCoy. Both of these offer a variety-style show, centered around the theme of the Great Smoky Mountains. Plus, you’ll be served a delicious meal at each location…you can’t beat that!

If you plan to attend a dinner show while you’re visiting for your family reunion, make sure you call the theaters to make reservations or pre-order your tickets. This way, you have a better chance of sitting together at the theater, and everyone will be guaranteed a spot. We would hate for you to try to buy last-minute tickets for a show, because you won’t be able to sit together to enjoy the show.

Stay With Us!Smoky Mountain view from Brie's Way cabin

Your Gatlinburg family reunion can be stress-free with just a little planning, and a little help deciding which cabin to rent. For help with choosing the perfect cabin rental, give us a call at (866) 742-0078. We would love to help you, and we look forward to seeing you and your family in the Smoky Mountains!

Stony Brook Cabins and Chalets
1663 East Parkway Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA
Reservations: 800-633-5652
Local: 865-436-7428
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