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3 Advantages of Staying at Smoky Mountain Large Group Cabin Rentals for Your Business Conference

April 30, 2016

Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains are well known as a family vacation destination. However, the Smokies are also an increasingly popular place to have a business retreat or conference. In fact, ConventionSouth Magazine recently named the Smoky Mountains one of the top 12 resort destinations for meetings and events! Read on to learn about a few of the advantages of staying at one of our Smoky Mountain large group cabin rentals for your business conference.

1. Convenient to Major Cities

If your business is located in the Southeast or even the Midwest, chances are you’re not too far from the Smoky Mountains. The city of Gatlinburg, TN is just a day’s drive from 2/3rds of the country’s population, making it the perfect meeting place for conferences. Here is a quick rundown of how far the Smokies are from some of the nation’s major cities:

  • Asheville, NC – 1 hour, 40 minutes
  • Charlotte, NC – 3 hours, 40 minutes
  • Lexington, KY – 3 hours, 35 minutes
  • Atlanta, GA – 4 hours, 10 minutes
  • Birmingham, AL – 4 hours, 40 minutes
  • Cincinnati, OH – 4 hours, 40 minutes
  • Columbus OH – 6 hours, 20 minutes
  • Indianapolis, IN – 6 hours, 15 minutes
  • Memphis, TN – 6 hours, 40 minutes
  • Nashville, TN – 3 hours, 45 minutes

People who live too far away to drive can fly into McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville, TN, which is only an hour from the Smoky Mountains.

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2. The Gatlinburg Convention CenterScenic photo of the Great Smoky Mountains.

When you stay at one of our Smoky Mountain large group cabin rentals, you will be just a short drive away from the Gatlinburg Convention Center. Voted the best meeting place in the South for three years in a row in ConventionSouth Magazine’s Reader’s Choice poll, the Gatlinburg Convention Center has everything you could possibly want in an event venue.


With 148,000 sq ft of space, the Gatlinburg Convention Center can accommodate conferences of virtually any size. The convention center’s main room, The Great Hall, has space for 6,000 people and 350 booths. The hall can also be divided into three rooms for smaller events. Other highlights of the convention center include in-house catering for up to 3,000 guests, a VIP suite, private parlors, 18 meeting rooms, and an incredible location right in downtown Gatlinburg.

The exterior of the LeConte Lodge cabin in the Smoky Mountains.3. Spacious Accommodations Under One Roof

Whether you’re traveling with 15 coworkers or the entire office is coming to your conference, Large Cabin Rentals has the perfect accommodations for your group. Our biggest cabins can sleep up to 74 guests under one roof!

Staying at one of our large cabins is a unique experience that is guaranteed to bring your team closer together. When you’re not at the conference, you can relax out on the deck and admire the breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Many of of our cabins also come with home theater rooms and swimming pool access, so you can have some vacation fun while you’re in town.

To start planning your business conference, check out our complete selection of Smoky Mountain large group cabin rentals!