Thinking of taking a family trip for Thanksgiving? The Great Smoky Mountains are the perfect spot to spend your holiday! With a cool comfortable climate, gorgeous mountain scenery, and so many things to see and do, the Smokies are simply spectacular during November. To help you make the most of your visit, we’ve put together a few easy steps for planning your Thanksgiving in a Gatlinburg cabin:
1. Decide between an intimate getaway and a family reunion.
The first step for planning your Thanksgiving is deciding who you want to invite. Some people prefer to just travel with their immediate family. Getting away with your spouse and your kids is an excellent option for guests looking to spend a quiet holiday with the people they love most in the world.
Other guests like to turn Thanksgiving into a family reunion. Gatlinburg is within a day’s drive of over 2/3rds of the country’s population, making it the ideal meeting spot for your extended family. The Smokies are also just an hour away from McGhee Tyson Airport in Alcoa, TN, so family members who live too far away to drive can easily visit Gatlinburg as well. Spending Thanksgiving with the whole family is a fantastic opportunity to have all of your aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents under one roof.
If you do decide to invite your extended family, be sure to let them know about your plans as soon as possible. Giving everyone the earliest notice possible ensures that they won’t make other plans and can get the best deals on flights.
2. Pick the Gatlinburg cabin that is right for your family.
After you have figured out your guest list, it is time to choose the perfect cabin rental. Our two bedroom cabins in Gatlinburg are great for people planning a smaller Thanksgiving. With space for up to six guests, these comfy cabins have more than enough room for your immediate family. You will love the privacy that a secluded cabin gives guests enjoying a holiday in the Smokies.
Guests who are planning to invite the whole family should take a look at our excellent collection of large group cabins in Gatlinburg. We offer vacation rentals with space for up to 32 people! These 5 – 7 bedroom cabins have the very best amenities including bubbly hot tubs, fun filled game rooms, breathtaking mountain views, toasty fireplaces, and so much more. Your family will never be bored when they stay at one of our Smoky Mountain cabins.
3. Stop by a local grocery store and get everything you need for Thanksgiving dinner.
The next step is to plan the most important part of Thanksgiving: the meal! Our cabins come with fully furnished kitchens, so you can whip up a delicious feast for your family. Here are a few local grocery stores that will have everything you need to cook a tasty dinner:
- Food City
1219 East Parkway, Highway 321, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
220 Wears Valley Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
- Food City
3625 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
702 Winfield Dunn Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37876
- Food City
741 Dolly Parton Parkway, Sevierville, TN 37862
4. If you don’t want to cook, have your Thanksgiving meal at a Gatlinburg restaurant.
Not everyone wants to spend their kitchen slaving over a hot stove. Fortunately, there are a number of great Smoky Mountain restaurants that are open for Thanksgiving. Here are a few excellent options:
- Mama’s Farmhouse
- Bennett’s Pit Bar-B-Que
- Old Mill Restaurant
- The Melting Pot
- Seasons of Ober Loft & Lounge
- Alamo Steakhouse
- Smoky Mountain Brewery
- Three Jimmy’s
- Hard Rock Cafe
- Iron Boar Saloon
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so now is the time to make your plans! To get in touch with us, visit the Stony Brook Cabins Contact page or give us a call today. We can’t wait to hear from you!