Great Smoky Mountain Cabins

The Only TEN-I-SEE

Pigeon Forge, TN

4 BDR / 4.5 Bath (Sleeps 10)

~1 mile from The Parkway

Close to Dollywood

Hot Tub / Indoor Pool

Arcade Games

Simple Bear Necessities

Pigeon Forge, TN

4 BDR / 3 Bath (Sleeps 10)

~1 mile from The Parkway

Close to Dollywood

Hot Tub

Arcade Games

Hillside Hideaway

Sevierville, TN

3 BDR / 3 Bath (Sleeps 8)

Close Proximity to The Parkway

Close to Dollywood

Hot Tub / Indoor Pool

Arcade Games

Asheville and Western North carolina

Hillside Bungalow

Asheville, NC

3 BDR / 2 Bath (Sleeps 8)

Close to Downtown Asheville

Mountain Views

Hot Tub

Gameroom

Beach Homes

The Hangout Deck

Gulf Shores, AL

4 BDR / 2.5 Bath (Sleeps 10)

~1 mile from The Hangout

3 minute Walk to The Beach

Private Backyard

Arcade Games

She Sells Seashells

Gulf Shores, AL

3 BDR / 4 Bath (Sleeps 10)

West Beach Location

5 minute Walk to The Beach / Lagoon Pier

Community Pool

New and Modern Design

Stay Sunny Side Up

Gulf Shores, AL

2 BDR + Loft / 2 Bath (Sleeps 8)

Toes in The Sand in < 1 minute

Gulf Views

Community Pool

Walk To The Hangout

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Fun Water Activities in the Smokies for the Whole Family

June 10, 20242 min read

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park conjures images of lush forests, scenic overlooks, and maybe even a friendly black bear cub. But what if I told you this mountain paradise also offered refreshing water adventures perfect for families? That's right, the Smokies are a haven for water activities that can cool you down, create lasting memories, and provide thrills for all ages.

Float the Day Away:

  • Tubing: Arguably the most relaxed water activity, tubing is a fantastic option for families with young children. The Little River in Townsend, Tennessee, offers a gentle float perfect for ages 2 and up. Several outfitters ([search tubing the little river smoky mountains ON smokymtnriverrat.com]) provide tubes, life jackets, and transportation, making it a hassle-free experience.

  • Scenic Paddle : For a more active adventure, consider kayaking or paddleboarding. Fontana Lake is a great spot for soaking in the stunning mountain scenery from a unique perspective. calmer coves are ideal for beginners, while Fontana Lake Outfitters ([search fontana lake outfitters]) offers rentals and guided tours.

Calling All Adventurers:

  • Family-Friendly Rafting: Ready for some excitement? The Pigeon River offers splashy whitewater rafting adventures tailored for families. The Lower Pigeon is ideal for younger thrill-seekers (age 3 and up), with rapids that are thrilling but manageable. Several reputable rafting companies ([search pigeon river rafting family]) can guide you through the adventure, providing safety instructions and top-notch rafting gear.

  • Swimming Holes: Take a dip in a natural swimming hole! While not directly in the National Park, spots like Sunburst Swimming Hole offer a refreshing break on a hot day. Remember to recreate responsibly and avoid swimming in locations with fast-moving currents or during periods of high water.

Après Water Fun:

No Smoky Mountain adventure is complete without enjoying the stunning scenery. After a day of splashy fun, pack a picnic and head to one of the many overlooks for breathtaking vistas. Cades Cove and Morton Overlook are great options.

Tips for a Splashtastic Smokies Adventure:

  • Always check water levels and weather conditions before heading out.

  • Pack sunscreen, hats, and water shoes for everyone.

  • Apply insect repellent to avoid unwanted bites.

  • Bring a waterproof bag for your belongings.

  • Most importantly, relax, have fun, and make some unforgettable family memories!

With a little planning, the Smoky Mountains can be the perfect destination for a cool and refreshing family vacation. So grab your swimsuit and get ready to make a splash!

Featured Home:

Hillside Hideaway: 3 BDR/ 3 BA with Hot Tub and Indoor Pool (Sleeps up to 8 guests)

Located in Sevierville, Tennessee

We'd love to host your next Smokies getaway!

https://hillsidehideaway.tanyascabin.com/

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Why book direct on tanyascabin.com?

When you book directly with us, you won't incur any booking fees. Unlike other popular booking platforms like Airbnb, VRBO, and Booking.com, which often charge a commission ranging from 5% to 15%, we offer you the advantage of a fee-free reservation process. The property you're interested in is also available on those platforms, but by booking through them, you might end up paying more. Booking direct will get you the lowest price, guaranteed!

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Is your site secure?

Absolutely. We've implemented robust security measures by utilizing a trusted Property Management Software called OwnerRez. In addition, we process payments securely through Stripe, ensuring a safe and protected online experience. Your peace of mind is our top priority.

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What do you provide?

Our thoughtful starter pack includes practical essentials for your stay. You'll find 2 Dishwasher Pods and 2 Launder Pods to make your cleaning routine seamless. Each bathroom is stocked with starter soap, 2 toilet paper rolls, 2 towels per guest, and 2 hand towels. We also offer a selection of coffee pods for your convenience, along with a Keurig Duo coffee maker to kickstart your mornings. For most guests staying 2-3 nights, these provisions prove to be ample. However, if you require more supplies, the nearby Old Mountain Market, a community convenience store, has you covered.

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How do I proceed with the booking?

To initiate the booking process, simply scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the "Book Now" button. Choose your desired dates to ensure availability. Complete all necessary guest information, ensuring you include details about any accompanying pets if applicable. After this step, you'll receive an email from us containing a rental agreement form. Once you've reviewed and signed the rental agreement, we'll promptly send you a confirmation message, and your selected dates will be securely reserved on our calendar.

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How much is your cleaning fee?

Our cleaning fees vary from $200-$299 depending on the size of the property. This fee covers a comprehensive cleaning service provided by our dedicated team. It ensures that the cabin is left in pristine condition for each guest's enjoyment. Our cleaning fee encompasses a range of services to maintain the cabin's cleanliness and hygiene standards.This includes:Collection and disposal of all trash generated during your stay.Thorough cleaning of the kitchen, ensuring surfaces are sanitized and appliances are sparkling.Complete cleaning of bathrooms, ensuring they are fresh and inviting.Washing and refreshing all linens for a comfortable and hygienic stay.Draining and meticulous cleaning of the hot tub, ensuring it is ready for the next guest's use.Sweeping and mopping of all floors to maintain a tidy and inviting ambiance.

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What are the guest responsibilities before checkout?

We try to keep it as minimal as possible. We will send a message with some instructions prior to checkout.

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Do you allow pets?

Most of our properties, the only times we don't is when our HOA's limit us. There are some homes we partner with and list on this website and they might have different rules. Please click on each listing and read their rules. But most of the time. we're delighted to offer a pet-friendly environment for our guests. What is the pet fee? To accommodate your four-legged companions, we charge a reasonable $150 pet fee per stay. This fee helps us ensure a clean and comfortable space for both our human and furry guest. How many pets are allowed, and what is the weight limit? You're welcome to bring up to two pets with you. Each pet should not exceed 50 lbs in weight. This way, your pets can enjoy the cabin as much as you do!We look forward to making your stay enjoyable for both you and your furry friends. If you have any further questions about our pet policy, please feel free to reach out.

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What is your cancellation policy?

Guest receives 100.00% (less $30.00 taxable cancellation fee) if cancellation occurs at least 30 days before arrival; Guest receives 50.00% (less $30.00 taxable cancellation fee) if cancellation occurs at least 14 days before arrival; No refunds within 14 days of arrival.

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What time is check-in and checkout?

Check-in is at 4:00 PM EST and Checkout is 10:00 am EST. We do offer early check-ins but they are highly dependent on our cleaners availability and schedule. They typically charge $50-$100 depending on how early you'd like to arrive.

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What are your house rules?

Strict rules below (included in our listing): You will be asked to leave and will not receive a refund if you break these rules. If you do not agree to any of these rules, please cancel immediately.

⭐️ NO Parties. You (the person booking) will be held liable for all damages.

⭐️ Must sign rental agreement upon booking

⭐️ Must submit a $500 off-platform security hold that will be collected upon signing rental agreement but it will not be placed until 2 days prior to arrival and released 7 days after departure, if no damages are reported. Please note we are API Connected to a hotel-style software called OwnerRez to safely and securely take off-platform security deposits.

⭐️ Person booking the property must be 25 years of age or older and be staying at the property for the duration of the reservation.

⭐️ Please make sure your reservation accurately reflects the number of people staying. There is an additional guest fee of $150 per person per night if over our maximum occupancy, this will be charged to the card on file.

⭐️ Check-in anytime after 4:00 pm. Early arrivals will incur additional fees.

⭐️ No late check-out's, you will be charged and additional night.

⭐️ Pet fee is $150 for up to 2 dogs, each 50 lbs or less. Please make sure if you are bringing a pet it is accounted for on your reservation. There will be an additional fee of $200 per pet if not on the reservation.

⭐️ Do not leave your pet/s unsupervised in the home, you will be responsible for any damages or additional cleaning fees.

⭐️ NO SMOKING INDOORS, please only smoke outside and clean up afterwards.

⭐️ For guest safety, we have security camera/s outside the property. PLEASE DO NOT TOUCH the cameras. We will levy fees of $100 to those who adjust or cover these cameras.

⭐️ When showering please keep the shower curtain inside the tub and completely closed.

⭐️ Do not put anything other than toilet paper in the toilets. No feminine hygiene products, flushable wipes, cleaning wipes or trash, only toilet paper.We will enforce our cancellation policy agreed upon in the booking platform and STRONGLY encourage purchasing traveler insurance.

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