Title: Gatlinburg Cabin Vacation Tips Word Count: 632 Summary: Gatlinburg in Smoky Mountains is be coming more and more popular as a v acation spot, with nearly 10 millio n visitors arriving in the area eac h year. With mild winters and summe rs, Gatlinburg and small towns near by are a common destination for peo ple who enjoy hiking, fishing, hors eback riding, bike riding, canoeing , whitewater rafting, river tubing, skiing and snowboarding. Gatlinbur g accommodations range from moderat ely priced Gatlinburg cabins to exc lusive private Gatlinburg... Keywords: gatlinburg,cabins,smokey mountains,c halets Article Body: Gatlinburg in Smoky Mountains is be coming more and more popular as a v acation spot, with nearly 10 millio n visitors arriving in the area eac h year. With mild winters and summe rs, Gatlinburg and small towns near by are a common destination for peo ple who enjoy hiking, fishing, hors eback riding, bike riding, canoeing , whitewater rafting, river tubing, skiing and snowboarding. Gatlinbur g accommodations range from moderat ely priced Gatlinburg cabins to exc lusive private Gatlinburg chalets w ith their European charm. When staying in a cabin in Gatlinbu rg, you are still close to shopping and theaters and can enjoy all kin ds of outdoor activities such as hi king, fishing, or skiing. Here are ten essential things you can do whi le staying in the Gatlinburg cabin or chalet: 1. Take a country car trip. You can take a scenic route and visit the historic sites of Gatlinburg by car . The Newfound Gap Road runs across the Smoky Mountains and links you to park roads and footpaths that wi ll take you to other places of inte rest in Gatlinburg. 2. Walking. Nothing beats the pleas ure of sightseeing from a smooth we ll-groomed path across a spectacula r forest with breathtaking mountain views. Fitness and stress relief o f walking can never be underestimat ed. All the walking trails are care fully mapped and accessible from al l main roads. Any Gatlinburg hotel will provide you with a guide that helps you find a trail that fits yo ur walking speed and general fitness. 3. Bike in the mountains. If you de cide to take a biking trip, alone o r with your family, you can choose from a number of different trails. Biking trails in Gatlinburg range f rom an easy family-friendly gravel path, to the challenging mountain b ike trails that require special equ ipment and can be quite enduring. Y ou can rent a bicycle or bring one with you if you travel by car. 4. Horse Riding. If horseback ridin g suits your sense of adventure, yo u will find this family attraction to be quite popular in Gatlinburg. Hundreds of horses are located in s tables across Gatlinburg. It is a g reat place to learn horseback ridin g, and no matter your riding skills , you will have a fun of your life. Gatlinburg cowboys even perform we ddings in the western style! 5. Hiking. You need to obtain a per mit for hiking overnight in the bac k-country. Make sure you come prepa red with the right equipment and it _s worth noting that in some areas reservations are required to hike t he Smoky Mountains trails. 6. Golf. The Gatlinburg Golf Course is close to all Gatlinburg cabins and Gatlinburg chalets. It is a fab ulous year-round modern facility wi th challenging layouts and emerald fairways, beautifully wooded landsc apes and well-manicured greens. A f ull service pro shop and food servi ces area also work year-round. 7. Visit the wild life. Many people come to Gatlinburg to see black be ars. They even choose to stay in Ga tlinburg cabins that are close to b ears _ in the past few years, one h otel even offered a _bear suite_ th at overlooked a dumpster which bear s visited often. Use common sense _ these creatures can be quite dange rous. 8. Enjoy the traditional American f ood. If you want to try real Americ an cuisine, Gatlinburg is the right place to start. From authentic reg ional treats in rustic settings to kid-friendly theme restaurants, ove r 100 restaurants work year-round. 9. Shop till you drop. Gatlinburg h as more than 400 shops and five mal ls with handmade arts and crafts, u nique traditional apparel and souve nirs. While loading up on souvenirs for everyone back home, you're sur e to find a little something for yo urself. 10. And 100s of other things _ incl uding Gatlinburg Sky Lift that ride s in the center of the town for a s pectacular view of Gatlinburg and t he Great Smoky Mountains, Mysteriou s Mansion, Gatlinburg's largest sca ry house, rafting in the whitewater rapids, and visiting Star Cars Mus eum with it_s world's best star car collection.
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