Halloween Happenings In The Great Smoky Mountains

This next week, things are going to get spooky here in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. And that’s good news for those of you who enjoy celebrating Halloween each year; if you’re visiting the Smokies between now and the end of the month, you won’t have to miss out on all the scary fun or sweet treats that go along with the creepiest night of the year.

  • Halloween Trick or Treat – This event takes place on Thursday, October 27 at the Pigeon Forge Community Center. Kids are encouraged to wear their costumes and load up on candy at this annual event, which runs from 5 to 9 p.m.
  • Happy Halloween Weekend – Guests staying at the KOA Campground on Veterans Blvd. in Pigeon Forge will enjoy an entire weekend full of Halloween activities, October 28 through 30.
  • Halloween Carnival at The Island – This popular multipurpose development in Pigeon Forge will celebrate the holiday with free entertainment, including aerial circus acts, stilt walkers and more. Kids can trick-or-treat throughout the property from 5 to 9 p.m., and there will be a costume contest beginning at 6:30 p.m., all on October 29.
  • Halloween in Gatlinburg – Businesses along the Parkway in downtown Gatlinburg will be handing out candy throughout Halloween day and evening.
  • Trick or Treat Kickoff Karnival will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. on the 31stat Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies. This annual event features contests, costumed characters, games, food vendors and lots of candy for visitors of all ages. Proceeds from the event will benefit the United Way of Sevier County.
  • Scary Attractions – The Smokies are also home to several spooky attractions that are open year ‘round, including Ripley’s Haunted Adventure and the Mysterious Mansion, both in Gatlinburg.

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure hosts Ripley’s Fright Nights each Friday through Sunday in October. This year’s theme is Movie Monster Madness as the attraction takes guests through 85 years of movie monsters – from the classics all the way up to today’s horror villains. Fright Nights run 6 p.m. to closing, and the nightly character parade starts at 6 p.m. All kids ages 6 through 11 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian

Meanwhile, the Mysterious Mansion has been creeping out guests for more than 35 years. The house is designed and decorated in the style of an early 1900s Victorian mansion, and some believe the attraction is actually frequented by a ghost.

Finally, at the Gatlinburg Space Needle, their annual month-long Shocktober! event will still be going strong. The highlight of the celebration is the Wicked Things show at the Iris Theater featuring magical comedian Chris Collins and master mentalist Erik Dobell. The show takes audiences back in time to 1889 and the mysterious happenings at Weiss Manor. The show runs this Thursday through Sunday plus a special showing on Halloween night.

It’s not too late to book one of overnight rentals if you’d like to get in on the Halloween fun in the Smokies. Our cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are convenient to all the fun celebrations taking place in the area.

5 Cool Places Within A 15-Minute Drive Of Timbercreek Cabins

titanic-museum-pigeon-forgeOne of the great things about staying in one of our Smoky Mountain cabins is that you really do get the best of both worlds. On one hand, our properties benefit from remote locations that enjoy great views, usually of the mountains. Our peaceful, quiet settings allow our guests to get away from the hassles of everyday life and enjoy the reverie of being surrounded by the wonders of nature and all its natural beauty. With few visible neighbors, you’ll really get the sense that you have a little corner of the Smokies all to yourself.

On the other hand, however, our properties are not so remote that you can’t easily get to some fun destinations, many of which are within a 15-minute drive of our Wears Valley location. While our cabins are scattered throughout the area, we’ll use our rental office on Wears Valley Rd. as a starting point.

  1. Outlet Malls – Take Wears Valley Road into Pigeon Forge, hang a right, and you’ll be within just a mile of several different outlet malls, including the Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall and the Z Buda Outlets.
  2. Music Theaters – Again, if you follow Wears Valley Rd. to Pigeon Forge, you’ll have nearly a dozen different music and variety shows within a mile in either direction. These shows run the gamut from country and bluegrass music to magic, horseback competitions and even lumberjack skills. Many theaters also serve a multicourse dinner to enhance the entertainment.
  3. WonderWorks and Titanic Museum Attraction – If you take Wears Valley Road to Pigeon Forge and turn left, heading north on the Parkway, you’ll first come to the Titanic attraction and then a little farther down, the WonderWorks attraction. These are both world-class family-fun destinations at which guests can easily spend a half-day or more exploring fascinating worlds and times.
  4. Great Smoky Mountains National Park – If you go through Gatlinburg, it will take you close to a half-hour to reach the park on a good day. If you take Wears Valley Road west to Line Springs Road and turn south, you’ll be in the national park in less than five minutes. You’ll come out at the Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area. If you want, you can travel on to other park destinations like Cades Cove and Elkmont.
  5. Townsend, TN – If you head west on Wears Valley Road from our office, you’ll be in Townsend in about 15 minutes. Known as “the peaceful side of the Smokies,” Townsend is home to the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center and the Little River Railroad Museum, both great places to learn about the area’s history. And the actual Little River is literally a cool place to go inner tubing on hot summer days. Townsend also has several great restaurants as well as a pedestrian bike/running trail that forms a 10-mile loop, running from one end of town to the other.

4 Reasons Why Fall Is A Great Time To Stay In A Rental Cabin

fall-colorsAny time of year that you visit the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee is a great time to stay in one of our cabins in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg or Wears Valley. But we have to admit that autumn may be one of the best seasons to do so. Here’s just a few reasons why.

  1. Fall Colors

Most of our properties are located in the Pigeon Forge and Wears Valley area and have great views of nearby mountains like Cove Mountain. From some of the higher elevations, you’ll have sweeping views of the Smokies range that include Mt. LeConte and other towering peaks. And during October and early November, the leaves are turning colors, so instead of a sea of green, you’ll see a rolling blanket of red, yellow and orange extending into the distance and up the mountains themselves.

It’s a great sight to behold while sitting on the deck of your rental cabin. Our properties come with porches, decks and balconies that afford a wide range of views, and you can usually enjoy them kicked back in a comfortable rocking chair.

  1. Cool Nights

After a long, scorching summer, it’s been sweet relief to get some pleasantly cool days and slightly chilly nights. And when you’re staying in one of our rental properties, you can spend those chilly nights either huddled up in front of a gas or log fireplace, or you can slip into the steaming bubbles of your outdoor hot tub while taking in the cool wonder of a fall evening in the Smokies.

  1. Family Break Time

Still have a school-related fall break on your family calendar? Then head to the Smokies and spend a few days or the entire week in one of our cabins. With multiple bedroom options to choose from, our cabins can accommodate anywhere from four to 10 or more guests. It’s a great place to stage a family get-together or reunion while taking advantage of all that the Smokies have to offer in autumn. Also, our cabins generally come with recreational amenities like a pool table, board games, and in some cases, video game consoles.

  1. Close To The Park

Most of our properties are conveniently located near an infrequently used back entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The traffic is nearly nonexistent, and the entrance takes you right to the popular Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area. From there, it’s not a far drive to other frequented park destinations like Cades Cove, Elkmont and the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont. Collectively, these sites offer numerous opportunities to hike, explore, bike, fish and picnic.

Five Great Fall-Break Hikes In The Smokies


A lot of schools are already getting their fall breaks, and when you also consider the fact that the turning colors are making the Smoky Mountains more beautiful than ever, you can see why fall is one of the most popular times of year to visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

If you haven’t yet made plans to come to the Smokies this autumn, it’s not too late to do so, whether you’re on fall break, ready for a weekend getaway or perhaps have a schedule that’s flexible enough for you to travel whenever you want. In addition to the turning leaves, we’re getting cooler, sunny weather, and the conditions are ideal for taking a hike or a scenic drive in the mountains.

If you wind up staying in one of our Pigeon Forge cabins while you’re in this area, here are a few recommendations for places to hike and drive in the national park, any of which would be an ideal way to experience the mountains in fall.

  • Appalachian Trail – Or part of it, at least. Park at the Newfound Gap parking area, cross Newfound Gap Road at the cross-walk and look for the trail sign. Follow the AT to Indian Gap (where the trail meets Clingmans Dome Road), which is 3.4 miles round trip.
  • Inspiration Point on Alum Cave Trail – Park at the Alum Cave Trail parking area 10.5 miles south of Gatlinburg on Newfound Gap Road (U.S. Hwy. 441). The 1.8-mile (one-way) hike to Inspiration Point offers a walk through a rich old-growth forest and views of the surrounding mountains.
  • Oconaluftee River Trail- Park at Oconaluftee Visitor Center on the North Carolina side of the national park. The trail starts near the entrance to the historic buildings area. It follows the Oconaluftee River 1.5 miles to Cherokee, NC.
  • Look Rock Tower – From Townsend, TN take U.S. Hwy. 321 to Foothills Parkway and follow this scenic road to the Look Rock Tower parking area. The moderate hike to the top is one mile round-trip, and the views are spectacular.
  • Sutton Ridge Overlook – Park in the designated hiker parking area just before the entrance to Cosby Campground. Follow the Cosby Self-Guiding Nature Trail past the amphitheater to the beginning of the Lower Mount Cammerer Trail to Sutton Ridge. It’s 1.4 miles to the 200-yard spur trail that leads to the overlook.

In addition to these hikes, consider a scenic drive along the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, which starts and ends near downtown Gatlinburg. The self-guided, one-way motor loop will take you into sections of the national park that feature historic homesteads, mountain views, hiking trails and waterfalls.

Also, consider taking a drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, which begins just north of Cherokee, NC and follows the crest of the Smokies for 469 miles, all the way to Shenandoah national Park in Virginia.

Harvest Festival Happenings


It’s officially fall in almost every respect. The calendar says so, football season says so, and now that the daytime highs have dropped from the 90s to the 70s and the leaves are starting to turn and fall, nature says so as well.

Also, the communities of the Great Smoky Mountains are celebrating the area’s annual Harvest Festival with a wide array of special events and happenings. Businesses and homes throughout the county get dressed up for fall with autumn décor like pumpkins, gourds, hay bales, scarecrows and more. But it’s the lineup of unique events that really taps into the flavor and spirit of the season.

Here’s a quick rundown of what’s going on in the Smokies this week.

National Quartet Convention

Through October 1

LeConte Center, Pigeon Forge

Gospel music’s largest gathering of nationally known quartets is currently appearing in concert at the LeConte Center. Headliners include the Booth Brothers, Greater Vision, the Hoppers, Kingdom Heirs and the Mark Trammell Quartet.

Gatlinburg Farmers’ Market

Through October 8

Glades Rd., Gatlinburg

Located in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, this weekly farmers’ market is winding down for the year. You’ll find it at the covered bridge at 849 Glades Rd., and it runs from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Vendors provide fresh fruits and vegetables, meats, eggs, honey, baked goods, artisanal products, and live arts and crafts demonstrations.

Oktoberfest at Ober

Through October 30

Ober Gatlinburg Ski Resort, Gatlinburg

Ober Gatlinburg celebrates this annual festival with authentic Bavarian foods, beverages and music. The Bavarian Fun Makers Band will be performing folk dances, oompah music, sing-alongs and yodels, and guests can enjoy dishes like German wurst, schnitzel, sauerkraut, strudel, pretzels and more.

Robert A. Tino Smoky Mountain Homecoming

September 30 through October 1

Robert Tino Gallery, Sevierville

This noted Smoky Mountains landscape artist hosts his annual homecoming event, which celebrates days gone by with activities like crafters, bluegrass music, Southern foods, kids’ art classes and a pumpkin patch. Guests can browse Tino’s gallery, and those who purchase $100 or more of merchandise will receive a free limited-edition print. $5 admission and free parking.

40th Annual Pigeon Forge Rotary Club Craft Fair

October 1 through 30

Patriot Park, Pigeon Forge

Guests can view and purchase handmade items made by some of the area’s most talented artisans and crafters. Admission to the event is free, although proceeds from donations will be distributed to a variety of local charities.

Ripley’s Fright Nights

October 1 through November 1

Ripley’s Haunted Adventure, Gatlinburg

This downtown attraction presents its 18th annual Fright Nights month, titled Movie Monster Madness, which takes a look at 85 years of film monsters, from the classics right up until today. For ages 6 and older only, and kids ages 6 through 11 must be accompanied by a guardian.

Smoky Mountain Woodcarving Festival

October 1 and 2

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center, Townsend

This family-friendly event will showcase the work of woodcarvers from around the region.

Whether you plan to attend events in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge or Sevierville, don’t forget to book your accommodations first. We have a wide selection of cabin rentals in Tennessee that will put you near the events and destinations you’re most interested in. Give us a call today!

5 Best Things To Do In The Fall In The Smokies

The summer-long heat wave is finally, stubbornly, starting to break its grip on the Smokies, even though fall officially arrives this week. But it’s not too early to start planning your next weekend or weeklong trip to the Great Smoky Mountains this fall. It’s one of the best times of years to visit, and when you do, we’ve got some great suggestions for things you can do that will maximize your experience of being in the Smokies in autumn.

  1. Rent A Cabin

Of course, we’re a little biased about this, but seriously, booking one of our cabins in the Smokies is the best way to have accommodations that let you immerse yourself in the beauty and majesty of the Great Smoky Mountains. Wake up to gorgeous, painted-foliage views in the morning or watch the sun set behind the mountains in the evening. On those crisp fall evenings, you can soak and relax in the warmth of your cabin’s outdoor hot tub, and on the chillier nights, you can curl up in front of the fireplace. It’s the way fall memories are made.

  1. Hike The Great Smoky Mountains

In autumn you must, we mean must, do something in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. One of the most popular activities there is hiking, and you’ve got dozens of trails and hundreds of miles of trails to choose from. Popular destinations include Mt. Cammerer, Mount LeConte, Andrews Bald, Abrams Falls, Charlies Bunion, Porters Creek and the Chimney Tops. Any way you go, you’re bound to be surrounded by the fall foliage as it morphs from summer green to shades of red, yellow and orange. The cooler daytime temps will make the hiking easier and the experience more pleasant overall.

  1. Visit Dollywood

Dollywood’s annual National Southern Gospel & Harvest Celebration runs September 30 through October 29 and features the sounds of gospel music at free concerts at multiple venues throughout the park. This year’s slate of performers includes Eighth Day, Eternal Vision, Freedom Quartet, the Kingdom Heirs, New Ground, Sandi Patty and The Chandlers. Meanwhile, Harvest Celebration will feature crafters from all over the nation, in addition to Dollywood’s resident craftspeople, displaying their talents in a number of traditional crafts, including jewelry, porcelain, painting, dulcimers, sorghum making, wood working, pottery, basket making, stained glass and more. Also look for seasonal decorations throughout the park as well as traditional harvest-time foods.

  1. Drive The Cades Cove Loop

Try to make time to drive the 11-mile one-way auto loop of the Cades Cove community in the national park. This route takes you through a historic valley setting that was a thriving community in the late 1800s and early 1900s, before the creation of the national park. Along the way, look for historic churches and homesteads, rolling valleys, towering mountains, rugged hiking trails, native wildlife and much more. You can stop and learn about the history of the area at the Cades Cove Visitor Center, located just past the halfway point of the loop.

  1. Visit A Craft Fair

We mentioned all the crafters that will be at Dollywood in October, but that’s not the only arts and crafts action taking place in the Smokies this fall. The Gatlinburg Craftsmen’s Fair takes place at the Gatlinburg Convention Center October 6-23, featuring some 200 crafters from around the country, in addition to daily, live bluegrass shows. Meanwhile, the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community presents its annual Thanksgiving Arts & Crafts Show November 22-27, also at the Convention Center. In Pigeon Forge, the 40th Annual Rotary Club Craft Fair runs October 1-29 at Patriot Park, helping that organization to raise funds that will be distributed to a host of local and area-wide charities.

The Great Smoky Mountains Of Tennessee Are Runner-Friendly

Not everybody is into running. You know – the kind of running you do when you’re not being chased by a lunatic or a wild animal. But for those who enjoy the activity, running is more than just a form of recreation and exercise; it’s a way of life.

So it’s no surprise that folks who like to run manage to find ways to do it in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. The scenery alone makes it worth it, and when the weather is pleasant, you just can’t beat the experience. As a result, a lot of people travel to the Smokies every year simply to have the area as a backdrop for running.

If you’re a runner from this area, you’re probably already familiar with the opportunities available in the Smokies, but if you’re not from around here and you’re planning a trip to the Smokies some time in the next year, we can share some tips about ways to pursue your favorite pastime in the mountains. And when you plan that next running trip, don’t forget to check back with us to book one of our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals.

Just Running

If you’re looking for places to simply get out and log some miles, your first stop needs to be Great Smoky Mountains National Park. One of the most popular destinations for runners is the Cades Cove loop, an 11-mile, one-way auto loop ensconced in one of the most scenic valleys in the area. The rolling pastures and majestic mountains are visually captivating, and you’re likely to see plenty of wildlife, including deer, wild turkey and the occasional black bear.

Although the auto loop runs counterclockwise, we recommend running it clockwise, against the flow of traffic. It’s safer that way, and it also gets the worst of the hills out of the way early. And yes, it’s fairly rolling all the way through, but the paved road will be a familiar surface to your feet.

Many people also enjoy the challenge of trail running. Also within the national park, consider routes like the Ramsay Cascade Trail, the Deep Creek Trail, the Little River Trail and Old Settlers Trail. These range from easy to strenuous, offering not only a variety of elevation changes but also the added challenge of unpaved surfaces with rocks and tree roots. And depending on the time of year, you may have other hikers/walkers to dodge.

Road Races

You’ll also find a number of fun road races on the calendar in different areas of the Smokies throughout the year. For example, just this past weekend, we had the Great Smoky Mountains Half Marathon, a point-to-point race that runs one-way from Maryville to Townsend, TN.

Coming up on December 11, look for the Santa Hustle Smokies 5k and Half Marathon in Sevierville. Starting and ending at Wilderness at the Smokies resort on Tennessee Hwy. 66, this annual event allows participants to dress up like Santa for their run, and all finishers receive medals, even those who finish the 5k. The route runs through downtown Sevierville, and the race includes holiday cookies, festive music and views of lots of Winterfest decorations.

Finally, the city of Pigeon Forge hosts its annual Midnight 8K Road Race every August. The route runs up and down the Parkway in town, and at that hour of the night, all the city’s businesses are still lit up, providing a unique spectacle as a backdrop for a race.

The Smokies Turn Into A Custom-Car Paradise This Fall

One of the sure signs of the arrival of fall each year in the Great Smoky Mountains (other than the cooling temperatures and changing leaves) is the sudden sighting of all sorts of unique vehicles on the streets of Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and Sevierville. Whether they’re driving vintage automobiles or classic muscle cars of yesterday, folks from all over the country bring their four-wheeled babies to the Smokies to participate in the many custom-auto shows that take place this time of year. For participants, it’s a great way to commiserate with fellow car enthusiasts, while for other visitors, these shows are one more way to enjoy all that this area has to offer in the way of special events.

This week, we’ll give you a quick run-down of what’s going on for the gearheads, and it all gets started this weekend:

Shades of the Past Pigeon Forge Car Show

September 9-10

Dollywood’s Splash Country, Pigeon Forge

Now that Dollywood’s water park is officially closed for the season, the site is doing double duty as the location for this 33rd annual car show. More than 200 customized hot rods will be competing for grand prizes, which include a 1932 Ford Hi-Boy Roadster and $10,000 in cash. Admission is $10, and children younger than 12 are admitted free. Activities will include a swap meet, and vendors will be set up throughout the event.

Pigeon Forge Fall Rod Run

September 15-18

LeConte Event Center, Pigeon Forge

Known as the granddaddy of annual car shows in the Smokies, this semiannual rod run returns to Pigeon Forge with a spectacular array of custom and vintage automobiles. Awards will be given for the top 25 vehicles, while daily door prizes and a swap meet round out the activities. Free parking for spectators.

Great Smoky Mountain Auto Fest Reunion

September 23-24

Smokies Park, Sevierville

Festivities for this annual auto event include a transmission giveaway, swap meet, car corral, cash giveaways, live band, door prizes and a barbecue buffet beginning at 5 p.m. on September 25. Registration is limited to the first 800 cars.

38th Annual Vette Fest

October 7-9

Country Cascades, Pigeon Forge

This event will draw Vette owners from around the country for a fun-filled weekend in Pigeon Forge. Participants will admire each other’s vehicles, make new friends, reconnect with old ones and enjoy the scenery of the Great Smoky Mountains, all while celebrating the legendary Corvette.

If you need accommodations for any of these car-friendly events in the Smokies, be sure to contact us about booking any of our Pigeon Forge cabin rentals. Even for events taking place in the next week or so, it’s not too late to book a property, depending on availabilities. Our cabins offer plenty of onsite parking, so if you are participating in one of these shows, you should have a spot to house your four-wheeled friend – that is, when you’re not parading up and down the Parkway.

Timbercreek Cabins Make Great Game-Day Headquarters

Football season is finally on our doorstep – no doubt, an arrival that many fans have been patiently waiting on for nine long months. But now that it’s here, we have some suggestions for how to enjoy your favorite game-day action while also soaking in the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Booking a weekend getaway or even a full week in one of our cabins in Tennessee is the ideal way to spice up football Saturdays and Sundays in the late summer and fall. You could check in on a Friday, and then on Saturday, you could set up your own college pre-game festivities right on your property. Our cabins come with grills on the decks, which are ideal for firing up burgers, dogs or steaks, and the full kitchens located in each home will have everything you need to fill out the rest of the game-time spread, from chips and dips to game-time desserts and beverages.

Then when it’s time for kick-off, everyone can gather around the multiple flat-screen TVs located in each cabin. Usually, the largest is found in the main living area, and you’ll find plenty of seating available to accommodate the whole gang. And because our cabins generally enjoy a good bit of wooded mountain privacy, you can whoop and holler all you want without disturbing the neighbors.

If it’s a day game you’re interested in, you’ll still have the night available to head into Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg or Sevierville to (hopefully) celebrate your team’s victory. At the very least, you’ll have a fun distraction from the soul-crushing sorrow of defeat. And if you’re a pro football fan too and happen to be staying over into the next week, you can repeat the same process on Sunday as well.

Also, we’re sure most of you are aware that Timbercreek is less than an hour’s drive from downtown Knoxville, which is where you’ll find Neyland Stadium, home of the Tennessee Volunteers. If you’re a Vols fan interested in attending a home game or if you’re a fan of a team that’s playing the Vols in Knoxville, you can easily make it from our cabins to the stadium in time for the game and then head back to your rental property when the game is over.

If you expect to attend a game in person, we recommend planning ahead to figure out which parking options might be best. Parking is scarce around the stadium, but often you can travel to designated parking areas and then take a shuttle to the stadium. You want to allow yourself at least a couple of hours between leaving the cabin and arriving at the stadium.

We recommend calling us now to make reservations for the next 13-week period. We hope to see you soon, and may the best teams win!

How Big A Cabin Should We Rent For Our Vacation?

With summer heading into the home stretch and fall just around the corner, this is a prime time of year to be booking an overnight rental in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Whether you’re planning a fall getaway, a Thanksgiving family get-together or even Christmas in the Smokies, you need to do a little planning ahead and first decide exactly how large a cabin you’ll need before you make your reservation.

If you browse all the Wears Valley cabin rentals available on our website, you’ll see that we offer cabins ranging from one to five bedrooms. So obviously, the first thing you’ll need to know is a pretty firm number when it comes to the size of your travel party. If it’s just you and a spouse or significant other, then your best bet is a one-bedroom cabin. Our single-bedroom properties are cozy but still provide all the space and amenities that two people would need, whether you’re making a weekend getaway or perhaps even taking a honeymoon trip.

But let’s say you’re a couple with two kids. You could save a little money and book a one-bedroom cabin that comes with a sleeper sofa. Mom and dad get the bedroom, while the kids get the foldout. Or you could also consider getting a two-bedroom cabin so that the parents and kids have their own private spaces. A lot of that may depend on how old your kids are. Younger kids are more likely than teenagers to think the couch is fun.

Sometimes, two couples might travel together or perhaps a group of several friends. This is another case for the two-bedroom cabin, but depending on how close the group of friends is – or perhaps even the genders of the people in the group – you might even consider a three-bedroom cabin. A lot of that ultimately boils down to cost considerations and how much individual space each person prefers. And again, many of our overnight cabins have sleeper sofas, so even with a two-bedroom cabin, you can often sleep six guests.

If you start getting into a family reunion situation, then you’ll definitely need a larger cabin with three or four bedrooms. In that case, you can comfortably sleep from eight to 10 adults. But always be sure to investigate the individual bedroom configuration of the property you’re considering. Sometimes, an owner might place multiple beds in one bedroom, so that can always affect the ultimate head count.

And don’t forget that we even have a five-bedroom lodge in our inventory, which is suitable for anything from a family reunion to a corporate retreat.