Dreaming of some family memories? Find Family Time in the Smokies

It’s easy to focus on the family with some cabin-time in the Smoky Mountains. You can still get away from your own home and do something different together when you take a drive to the beautiful Smoky Mountains.

We have so many ideas for you and secluded cabins that allow social distancing and quality family time. Our selection of more than 400 PRIVATE cabins are perfect for making memories. You don’t have to miss out on a family trip this year.

Two people playing foosball on a small table

1. Bring your favorite movies to enjoy on big screens in our theater rooms.

There is plenty of room to stay six-feet apart or snuggle up with your loved ones – you live together so that’s ok!

Some of our fabulous theater room cabins have popcorn machines and swimming pools – and all of them have outdoor hot tubs!

Check out just a few:

Elkhorn Lodge
Sawhill Mills
Don’t Blink
Four Seasons Palace
The Bear’s House
Gar Bear’s Hideaway
I Do Love Views
Gatlinburg Movie Mansion
Bootlegger Hill Hideaway

Search cabins with theater rooms and see our Pinterest board on theater-room cabins.

2. Pack the board games, cornhole and your competitive spirit for our game room cabins.

A pool table and foosball table at Bear House Retreat - a Pigeon Forge cabin rental

When you want to play inside, we have plenty of cozy, beautiful cabins in the mountains with amazing game rooms.

Pool tables, air hockey, arcade games, poker tables, foosball, ping pong tables and space to play board games – our game-room cabins have all the fun for your family to enjoy and make lifetime memories together.

Here are just some of our great game room cabins:
Taj Mahal
Breezy Mountain Cabin
Tennessee Dreamer
Bear House Retreat
Tennessee Treasure
Big Bear Lodge
Hibernation Station

See our Pinterest board on Pigeon Forge Luxury Cabins.

Or, if you book a cabin without a game room, bring the board games your family loves!  With all the great options your family loves, you can compete for the Crown of the Cabin!

Playing a fun game of Heads Up is always a great option for any downtime – inside or outside on the porch!

3. Go for a hike. It’s finally spring!

Family hiking together through the woods.

Pack up a picnic from a local carryout restaurant and hike right from your cabin or just picnic on your covered porch and take in all the beauty of the nature around you. You might see wildlife – don’t feed them, no matter how cute they are – just observe and enjoy.

If you decide to go exploring, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has plenty of luscious landscape to explore and admire with stunning views in over 500,000 acres of land.

If your family wants to check out a more secluded hike, we have a great list of the Seven Most Secluded Sites in the Smokies – you can visit with fewer crowds!

Here are some of the most popular destination hikes in the park, according to the National Park Service.

Before you even hit the trail, take your fitness level into consideration.  A single mile on the trail is like walking three paved miles. If you don’t typically walk many miles in a day, heading out for a grand adventure that can last a full day may not be the best idea. Be sure to read about our favorite less strenuous mountain hikes.

Check out or Tips for hiking the trails.

Picnicking at home? All our cabins have fully equipped kitchens so you can cook up your favorite outdoor meals. Use the grill to add even more flavor.

Or run into town for some take out. Check out our favorite Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge restaurants offering take out. Everything from southern fried chicken to barbecue, Italian to Mexican, Cuban, burgers and local southern dishes can be ordered and picked up to take to your cabin.

4. Take a drive through the mountains.

Mountain road with sunset

Hop in the car and go exploring to see what there is to see – there is so much history and beauty in the Smoky Mountains. You don’t have to be around other people to enjoy all of this. In fact, the park was actually created with auto touring in mind.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park was created in 1934. This park was created for many reasons – the stunning natural beauty, the cold and flowing waterfalls, and the chance to conserve natural resources.

During this period in American history, the automobile was becoming more affordable. Being within a day’s drive of most of the population of the East Coast, the thought around the park was that more people would be driving

Here are some of our favorite drives and be sure to check out our blog post on the best scenic drives.

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Cades Cove Loop Road

Rich Mountain Road

Upper Tremont Road

The Tail of the Dragon

Clingman’s Dome Road

Plan to stay between now and April 30, 2020 with rescheduling options

Living room space at 50 Mile View

Ready to book your secluded mountain cabin vacation? American Patriot Getaways has you covered with plenty of cabins to choose from in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

If your family is looking to spend some time together and create family memories that last a lifetime, we can help. Give our friendly and helpful reservations team a call at 800-204-5169 now to book your stay!

Plan to stay before May 31, 2020 and you’ll have the option to reschedule your stay without penalty as long as you give us 72 hours advance notice before the first day of your arrival.

As always, we also offer third party travel insurance through Mountain Trip Preserver and RedSky Travel insurance.  Available for purchase from the time you book until 10 days prior to your arrival, we highly recommend all guests always purchase travel insurance to protect their hard-earned vacations. More information can be found on our website and during your online booking process.

We look forward to you and your family booking a secluded mountain vacation with us in the Smokies again soon!  Be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram for all the latest area news and happenings.

Check out our Smoky Mountain Travel Guide for more adventures. Be sure to check out all of our vacation guides for planning your Smoky Mountain getaway.

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