Kids can get restless on the weekends, and if you have wanted to take the family camping, but it has just been too cold, there is an alternative. You do not have to pitch a tent to enjoy the great outdoors, especially if you head to Tennessee. Both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg have plenty of luxury cabins where you and the kids can get away for a couple of days.

The Great Smoky Mountains is one of the most popular destinations in the world. You can spend the day hiking, or head up to Ober ski resort and go tubing, snowboarding or skiing. If you and the kids have never slid down the slopes before, take some lessons. The staff at Ober uses the American Teaching System which is designed to help beginners get down the mountain safely, and advanced skiers improve their techniques. Rent a luxury cabin like the 5 Star View that has everything you need after a long day in the snow. This luxurious cabin in Settlers Ridge is the perfect place to relax and recharge your batteries. Peel off your wet clothes and throw them in the washer and dryer. Head up to the games room and have a well-deserved cocktail while the kids challenge each other to a game of pool or air hockey. Cook a delicious dinner in your fully-equipped kitchen, and relax your tired muscles in the 6 person Jacuzzi tub. You and your partner can retire early and head up to your own private loft which features a private tub with views of the Great Smoky Mountains.

You do not have to ski to enjoy Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. Patriot Getaways can help you choose a cabin that is perfect for large or small families. The incredible staff can even help you plan the perfect weekend getaway by finding discount tickets to attractions and local shows. They can recommend a great restaurant if you do not feel like cooking, and they can even pack a picnic lunch that will be ready when you check in.