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Spending the winter holidays in an American Patriot Getaways cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains can be dreamy and definitely memory making. Log cabins that look like something from the movies, with cozy fireplaces, beautiful kitchens, hot tubs to stay warm, toasty and relaxed while looking up at the stars or out at the snow-capped mountains.

Celebrate a pre- or post- Hanukkah (Dec. 10-Dec. 18) celebration, Christmas Eve and Christmas (Dec. 24 and Dec. 25) and/or New Year’s (Dec. 31 and Jan. 1) in the mountains, among the pine trees, in a cozy cabin with family, friends or both!

Bring your own decorations or, for Christmas, choose a cabin that is decorated for the season! American Patriot Getaways’ Summer Payne decorates these cabins each year. She also has a couple of extra trees that she will put in a cabin that hasn’t been decorated – for a fee. Ask for this service when you call APG at  (800) 204-5169.

Among the cabins that will be decorated this holiday season are:

Black Bear Holler

A charming 2 bed / 2 bath cabin that sleeps 6, Black Bear Holler! Named for our most famous local wildlife, Black Bear Holler is conveniently located outside Pigeon Forge in the Goose Gap area. Accessed without any steep mountain roads, it’s an easy drive to The Titanic attraction, Tanger Outlets, go-cart racing, and all the fun, shows, dining, and attractions.

Enter from level parking across the screened porch with a dining table for 6. Two queen log bedroom and two full baths make this cabin perfect for both couples and families. A queen sleeper sofa in the comfy living room with stone / gas fireplace and LED TV is perfect for any extra guests. The full kitchen and gas grill make dining-in a treat. After dinner, linger on the screened-in porch for a game of cards, or retire to the living room and watch your favorite team.

Gatlinburg Movie Mansion

Sleeps 14 with 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths
Gatlinburg Movie Mansion – located in Gatlinburg just off Ski Mountain Road between downtown and the Ober Mountain and its winter wonderland – was built for entertaining. Just off the courtyard an incredible movie theater is constructed inside its own theater building just like the real thing. Turn the volume up! Guests inside the cabin will never hear it.

Outdoor living areas including a garden courtyard with bubbling hot tub for 6, a private gazebo, and covered porches make being outside as much fun as staying in – especially if you get to build a snowman. Inside the main house, guests can spread out and enjoy 5 bedrooms on two levels of luxury mountain living. Pine wood finishes, leather sofas, and LED TV’s make things comfortable, while the game room with multi-arcade and a pool table keeps the fun going.

Fowl Play

Sleeps 4 with 1 bed, 1 bath
Fowl Play is an amazing getaway for up to 4 people.  This open concept cabin has a custom kitchen for whipping up your favorite holiday meals and sweet treats.  If you’ve got warmer weather during your holiday getaway, relax out on the custom porch swing.  Whether it’s hot or cold out, the bubbly hot tub us an incredible place to relax and unwind day or night.  The king master suite even offers a fireplace for a snuggly evening in.  High speed internet rounds out all the incredible amenities!

Moose Tracks

Sleep 6 with 1 bedroom and 1 bath
Moose Tracks is a custom-built Luxury one bedroom one bath log cabin with lots of privacy. Follow the “Moose Tracks” to this truly wonderful log cabin and enjoy an UNFORGETTABLE Smoky Mountain getaway. With all the luxuries you want in a mountain retreat and more, offering a fully equipped kitchen, custom log king-sized bed with a large indoor jacuzzi tub and a plasma flat screen TV in the bedroom, a large hot tub outside on a covered deck with a small table and chairs and a swing to enjoy the wonderful mountain breezes, a river rock gas fireplace built just for you. 2 Queen Sleeper Sofas with a 27″ Flat Screen TV, a lofted game area with a pool table, second living area with a 27″ Flat Screen TV, VCR/DVD player, 2nd Queen sleeper sofa, a stereo and plenty of cozy mountain charm. In case you don’t want to completely detach, there’s also WIFI and high-speed Internet!

Bearadise for Us

Sleeps 12 with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths.
“A vacation BEARADISE 4 US” is what every guest is searching for! This custom 3-bedroom, 2-bath cabin helps deliver that vacation-in-paradise. Enter from the long, covered deck into a huge open living area with vaulted ceilings and a stone & gas fireplace. Gather everyone for some family time, or to cheer on your favorite team on the LED Tv. A main floor master suite with attached bath opens to a screened in porch. Relax in the outdoor hot tub or kick back with your favorite novel for some “mountain-time”. Two additional bedrooms, a queen futon, and a twin trundle make room for up to 12 guests to enjoy the cabin. Located in the scenic Nichoa log cabin resort, the community is nestled away just a short drive back to all the action in Pigeon Forge.

Whisk-a-way Cabinoutdoor fireplace!

Sleeps 4 with 1 bedroom and 1 bath.
WHISK-A-WAY all your stresses and cares at this beautiful 1-bedroom luxury cabin in the Smokies. A spacious deck with an outdoor fireplace, rockers, and soothing hot tub which will make anyone want to spend some time in nature. Inside the luxury continues with inviting living room equipped with a 50″ flat screen and a kitchen ready to make dinner for you and your loved ones. With pool table and multigame arcade system, you and your guests will find plenty to do and memories to make. Upstairs in the lofted open bedroom, you will find a king bed and in-room jacuzzi, ready to relax your cares away. With so much to do and see in the Smokies, this cabin is ideally located just minutes from Gatlinburg. Yet the quiet wooded area around your cabin will make you feel like you are miles away from the hustle and bustle.

Big Sky Lodge

Sleeps 10 in 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths.
Big Sky Lodge is an amazing 3-bedroom 3 ½-bath log cabin custom built just for you. With 180-degree views that are spectacular, overlooking pigeon forge and the surrounding mountains and allowing you to be high above the clouds. A stay in Big Sky Lodge is one that won’t soon be forgotten. Aside from the incredible views, this cabin also boasts a fully equipped kitchen, amazing see-through gas log fireplace, 42″ plasma TV with surround sound in the living room, 6 plasma TVs throughout the cabin – there’s even one in the master bath. There are 3 master bedrooms, each witha king size log bed, full bath with standup shower, large jacuzzi tub and a plasma TV with satellite and DVD/VCR in each bedroom as well as awesome views. pool table, poker table, two living area, outdoor hot tub and more await you in this cabin.


R&R Hideway

Sleeps 6 with 1 bedroom and 2 baths.
R & R Hideaway is a wonderful two-bedroom log cabin situated high above the crystal-clear waters of Walden’s Creek amid the tall pine trees. Bring your family and enjoy all this wonderful cabin and the Great Smoky Mountains have to offer. Enjoy time on the deck as you listen to the relaxing sound of the mountains. Soak your cares away in the hot tub among the pine trees overlooking Walden’s Creek and beautiful Wears Valley. There is a fully equipped kitchen, 2 VCR’s, a DVD player and 2 TV’s for your enjoyment. Play a game of Bumper Pool or test your skills with a game of Chess or Checkers. Shopping, horseback riding and fishing are only moments away.

Big Bear Lodge

Sleeps 26 with 7 bedrooms and 6.5 baths.
What a wonderful log cabin for the entire family. Five floors of spacious living and out-of-this-world views of the Great Smoky Mountains. This log home sleeps 26 with 7 large bedrooms, 6 full baths and 2 half baths – a perfect cabin for your family reunion or holiday gathering. With every amenity you could imagine, Big Bear Lodge was built just for you, with a nice kitchen, a second full kitchen, two identical master suites both with jacuzzi tubs and king-size log beds, two oversized hot tubs, three spacious living areas, a THEATER ROOM that seats 20 with surround sound and 10-foot screen, pool table, foosball and plenty of rockers to enjoy the unmatched views. Now with a 42″ PLASMA FLAT SCREEN TV with DVD, VCR and Direct TV satellite system offering the NFL SUNDAY TICKET during football season on the main level. Dish Network TV throughout the rest of the cabin.

Winter Wonderland

Sleeps 10 with 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms.
Winter Wonderland is wonderful for every season. With sweeping views of the Smoky Mountains from every room, relax and enjoy the view at this luxury cabin. Winter Wonderland is spacious for a 3 bedroom with plenty of room to spread out and kick back. The large open living space on the main floor had huge glass windows to soak in the view. There is truly something for everyone – a custom kitchen for the chef in the family, a pool table for kids big and small and huge living areas to spread out and enjoy. The master bedroom with king bed and in-room stone fireplace boasts separate his and hers bathrooms with custom shower and whirlpool tub.

Check out many MORE Christmas decorated cabins!

Cook a Great Meal in Your Smoky Mountain Cabin

If you’re like my family, you cook all your holiday meals. The kitchens in our cabins are fully equipped – though any special equipment such as ricers, food processors, immersion blenders or Sous Vide machines, you should pack along with you.

There are grocery stores in town if you want to plan ahead. Or maybe hire a personal chef for an elegant dinner this year or to cater your New Year’s Eve gathering: https://savorysolutionspersonalchefs.com/; https://cheftonycatering.com/menu/; http://www.fruitfulvintagechef.com/

Fun, Adventure, Shows, Hiking

While you’re in the Smokies, there is so much to do — if you decide you want to you leave your cozy cabin – with its hot tub, TVs, fireplace and fully-equipped kitchen.

There are museums, beautiful views and scenic drives, Dollywood, dinner shows, Ober Mountain, restaurants, shopping and more.

Check our blogs on museums, Dollywood, dinner theaters and winter hikes.

How about a kid-friendly restaurant to make the youngins happy?

And then there’s Ober-Mountain – a winter adventure that will keep the whole family entertained.

Start your day at Ober Mountain by boarding the Aerial Tramway in downtown Gatlinburg and avoid the drive up the mountain while taking in, arguably, the best views as you soar above Gatlinburg for more than 2 miles. The cable car has been taking passengers from downtown Gatlinburg to the Ober amusement park and ski area since August 1973. Check out this video for a taste of what you’ll experience!

Once you reach the top, outdoor adventures at Ober Mountain include Skiing, snowboarding, snow tubing and the children’s play area – Cubbies Snow Zone – where younger children can just, well, play in the snow for $5 or free with a current ski area ticket.

Ober Mountain has 10 trails from beginner to advanced, including a freestyle Terrain Park. There are seven lifts to get you there.  Check out the Slope report and the live webcams. One camera points at the activities going on. The other camera is the Mountain Valley view.  See all the activities you can do in Ober Mountain in our blog post.

Book your holiday cabin in the Smokies NOW!

Search for decorated cabins online or all cabins at http://www.patriotgetaways.com

Call us at 800-204-5169  and let one of our cabin specialists help you plan your trip. We have discounted tickets to area shows and attractions. Our specialists can guide you to the perfect cabin in the perfect location – close to all the action or in a secluded hide-a-way.

Check out our Smoky Mountain Travel Guide and our Pinterest boards including cabins in Pigeon Forge with a view and traveling with kids.

Be sure to check out all of our vacation guides for planning your Smoky Mountain getaway.  You can also follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest area information!

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