Vacationing in a Gatlinburg Cabin

For many decades Gatlinburg has been a favorite resort getaway for both families and couples. Located in the Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee, Gatlinburg sits at the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. At the foot of Mt. LeConte, Gatlinburg is only a short walk from streams, woods, and mountains.

Cabins have a special tradition in Gatlinburg. The first cabin was built by the Ogle family in 1802 and is now open to all visitors. Some cabins in Gatlinburg hark back to earliest days of frontier settlers. These wooden cabins evoke a rustic connection with American history and the beautiful natural environment.

There are thousands of cabins to choose from. Although the predominant style is the traditional log cabin, other styles range from Swiss chalets to upscale modern wooden condominiums. Gatlinburg also offers various hotel and motel opportunities, geared both towards families and conference attendees.

Originally founded in the early 1800s as White Oaks, Gatlinburg was just a sleepy residential town until the growth of its lumber industry in the early 1900s. The creation of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park in 1934 added to the demand for visitor services. Gatlinburg was officially incorporated in 1945 and has since become a premier four-season vacation destination.

In recent years Gatlinburg has become even more popular as both a vacation spot for families and a romantic getaway for lovers. Ideally located, Gatlinburg is within a day's drive for fifty percent of American citizens. Vacation options include single and double occupancies, larger family-oriented plans, and exclusive wedding and honeymoon packages.

In addition to vacation rentals, there are also many opportunities to purchase a Gatlinburg cabin. Ownership of rental real estate is an advantageous method for generating supplemental income and long-term financial independence. And as the real estate market continues to boom, a tucked-away cabin in Gatlinburg becomes a valuable asset.

Gatlinburg Cabins Info provides information on Gatlinburg cabins, Gatlinburg cabin rentals, properties for sale, weddings and related topics. Gatlinburg Cabins Info is the sister site of Pigeon Forge Cabins Web.

In The News:

Sun Sentinel

Lauderdale seeks to tighten control of vacation rentals
Sun Sentinel
The city has been stymied in its efforts to restrict vacation rentals because of a 2011 state law that allows short-term rentals of any duration, unless a city had restrictions on its books prior to the state law. Fort Lauderdale argued it did have ...

Duluth could put vacation rental licenses on hold
Duluth News Tribune
With the growing popularity of websites that allow visitors to book private residences for vacation stays online, many area homeowners have been getting into the tourism business, and now the city of Duluth is looking to step up its regulation of the ...
Duluth to crack down on homeowner rentalsMinnesota Public Radio News (blog)

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Vacation rental agencies see scams on Tybee Island
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (WJCL) — Every year thousands migrate to Tybee Island for a little rest and relaxation. Some choose to stay at hotels or motels. While others opt for vacation rental properties on the island. Randi Hempel has been renting out her ...

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Officials warn consumers about Tybee Island vacation rental scams
TYBEE ISLAND, Ga. (WJCL) — The Tybee Island Police Department has issued an alert warning area residents that online classifieds are a favorite place for scammers to play tricks and target tourists looking for vacation rentals. Hackers often hijack ...

CBS Local

Debate Over Vacation Rentals Heats Up In Laguna Beach
CBS Local
LAGUNA BEACH ( — Laguna Beach is the latest Southern California city to take a stand against vacation rentals. The City Council has declared a 45-day moratorium on new short-term rentals, such as Airbnb and HomeAway. The council ...
Laguna Beach imposes 45-day moratorium on short-term rentalsLos Angeles Times
Moratorium Halts More Short-Term RentalsLaguna Beach Independent Newspaper
Sounding Off: Dallas County readers share thoughts on renting their house out ...Dallas Morning News

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Flagler judge to rule by Monday on vacation rental regulations
Daytona Beach News-Journal
BUNNELL — A judge will decide by Monday whether short-term vacation rental owners in Flagler County need more time to submit their applications that would allow for more people to lodge under the same roof.

Wall Street Journal

Airbnb Moves Into Professional Vacation Rentals
Wall Street Journal
Airbnb Inc. is signaling an expansion into the professional vacation-rental business as tighter local government controls from Santa Monica, Calif., to New York threaten the home-sharing site's growth in urban areas. The company is developing software ...
Places to stay; no place to
How to decide which vacation rental site to useBusiness Insider Australia
Santa Monica Limits Many Short-Term Vacation RentalsBoise State Public Radio
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Detroit Free Press

Time's running out on Michigan summer rentals
Detroit Free Press
"The longer you wait, the more frustrated you will be," says Ruth Mattson, owner of, a popular listing service of Michigan vacation rentals. After a slow start this spring, she has seen a huge rise in queries now that Memorial Day has ...


Santa Monica Cracks Down On Airbnb, Bans 'Vacation Rentals' Under A Month
Santa Monica, Calif., is cracking down on Airbnb and the rest of the short-term rental industry. Tuesday night, the Santa Monica City Council adopted its home-sharing ordinance, which bans the rental of an entire unit for less than 30 days and requires ...
Santa Monica passes strict regulations on short-term rentalsKABC-TV

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PR Web (press release)

Laguna halts new Airbnb-type short-term rentals for 45 days
Coastline Pilot
The Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday declared a 45-day moratorium on new short-term rentals, becoming the latest Southern California city to regulate a rapidly growing industry. Websites such as Airbnb, Vacation Rentals By Owner and Homeaway ...
HomeAway Launches Cities Initiative to Satisfy Traveler Demand and Grow ...PR Web (press release)
HomeAway fulfills promise to enter urban markets, goes head-to-head with AirbnbTnooz

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