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First trip to Tennessee - need cabin

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Lake Worth, Florida
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First trip to Tennessee - need cabin

Hello...We're thinking of staying in a cabin in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge and I was wondering if there are any cabins fairly low on the ground? I'm a big chicken when it comes to heights so I really need something that is easy to get to and isn't on a big incline. I'm used to my flat Florida Any info. would be greatly appreciated.

Also, what are the roads like once I get to Tennessee? Are there big hills to drive on (on the main parkway?)

Germantown...
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1. Re: First trip to Tennessee - need cabin

The main pky is flat in Pigeon.Forge & Gatlinburg. Here's a site with lots of rental companies in the area:

http://www.gatlinburg.com/lodging/

Waynesville, Georgia
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2. Re: First trip to Tennessee - need cabin

Cindermom,

If you go over the Gap from Cherokee to Gatlinburg you are going to run into some pretty scary terrain. I suggest that you take I-75 through Georgia and come in through the Chatanooga route. If you are on the Gulf coast of Fla, this would be the closet route anyway. Hope this helps, Shannon

Boston...
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3. Re: First trip to Tennessee - need cabin

Not driving on mountain roads will seriously inhibit your ability to enjoy this region.

Ohio
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4. Re: First trip to Tennessee - need cabin

agreed-- you really need to drive the mountain roads. Honestly? they are not "scary" at all-- you won't find steep drops imo. Lots of curves perhaps, but it isn't as if you're traveling a break neck speeds. It's beautiful-- and totally not scary. (and I am terrified of heights)

Boston...
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[Note that we're speaking about the main roads. Backroads like those to ridgetop cabins and a few unpaved roads in the national park aren't to be laughed at if you've got a serious fear of heights problem.]

Ohio
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good point-- sorry-- should've made that clarification. Thanks Blue.

Lansing, Illinois
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Try Eagles Ridge Resort in Pigeon Forge. It is just behind the Parkway off of Wears Valley Road. The cabins are a little older than some newer resorts, but they are nice and the resort is kept looking good. The roads gently slope to the various cabins. I didn't find any really steep climbs there. I took someone who is afraid of the mountain roads and she was very comfortable there. The disadvantage of course is that you don't really have great views. www.eaglesridge.com

Paris, Tn
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This is just my initial thought.....if you're scared of traveling on high roads, isn't that what everybody comes to the smokies for?

Lake Worth, Florida
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9. Re: First trip to Tennessee - need cabin

Not in my case. I'm just trying to compromise so my husband doesn't have to vacation in Florida once again.

I'm not saying I won't try to go on some roads. I just have this big fear of roads with big drop offs.

I appreciate everyone's replies!

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