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Best Cabins for Big Families

by Angelique Platas

Dec 3, 2017

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Get your family together — and then some — this winter for a group getaway nestled in the Tennessee Mountains. Make the most of the snowy season with a group trip to Wears Valley, Upper Middle Creek, Sherwood Forest, Black Bear Ridge and Arrow Head Resort — among many other options.


American log cabin house

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Between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, there will be an ideal cabin and location for any group size. Pigeon Forge offers a booming downtown area offering diverse shopping, restaurants and activities, including a theme park, while Gatlinburg is more popular for outdoor adventurers. Take the kids to the amusement park or let the older kids go off shopping and trekking through town. Get everyone over to the slopes for a family ski trip, or split up and hang out in the lodge to keep warm.


The winter season at Ober Gatlinburg in Gatlinburg, Tenn., officially begins mid-December. Spend quality time on the slopes teaching the kids to ski or snowboard, or watch them from the warmth of the lodge. Either way, it’s a great excuse to get out and enjoy the incredible mountain views.


Check out Big Cabins’ site for great rentals by location, group size, date and must-have amenities. If one person needs a hot tub and the other needs a finished basement with a game room, chances are you’ll be able to find a house with both.


kids drink coco outside family cabin

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Find the perfect lodging for the whole group by looking into the local events section showcasing tourist attractions, state parks, outdoor activities and local nightlife. Peruse the list of things to do in each destination and narrow down your destination search. Be sure to research what events, festivals and local news will be going on in the area before your trip. With such a large group, you’ll need to be prepared before packing up and heading out to your family trip destination.


For those looking to bundle up in the cabin, explore the featured cabin section for top-of-the-line amenities including theaters, hot tubs, fireplaces, arcade games and ample kitchen space. Just try to keep it civilized when you pick out rooms.


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