Spring Festivals in Smoky Mountains
Gatlinburg: The hidden pancake capital of the south
There is no better time to visit Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains than the springtime. Newly blooming plants, newly energized animals, and an abundance of sunshine define this season for eastern Tennessee, so it is no wonder the locals feel like celebrating! Plan your visit to include one of these wonderful festivals, and welcome […]
Relaxing Things to Do in Pigeon Forge: Plan for a Perfectly Relaxing Day in Pigeon Forge
Breakfast lovers unite! Why would anybody eat anything else? Especially the king of breakfast foods, pancakes? It’s cake! For breakfast! And who knew that Gatlinburg, Tennessee, the Smoky Mountain home for family-friendly and romantic getaways, also boasts tons of pancake houses? If you’re visiting historic Gatlinburg, or nearby Pigeon Forge, there’s a pancake waiting for […]
5 Things to Know About Fishing in Smoky Mountains
Pigeon Forge in the Great Smoky Mountains is a town filled with every kind of adventure and excitement. But you can also enjoy a peaceful and relaxing day in this great mountain getaway town. Here are just a few ways to enjoy a slower paced day in Pigeon Forge. 8:30 AM: Breakfast is an essential […]
How to choose between a hotel and a cabin for your Smoky Mountains vacation
For many Smoky Mountain vacationers, the trip is not complete without a day of fishing. In fact, for the true angler, it is the only reason to visit the Smokies. Year-round fly fishing is permitted in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You can start fishing thirty minutes before official sunrise but must finish up […]
Four Beautiful Faces of the Smoky Mountains
So you’re planning a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains? Fantastic! As you probably know, there’s no shortage of entertaining activities. Enjoy a day at a theme park. Get back to nature hiking in the National Park. Spend the day shopping and lunching in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. Yep, your vacation is sure to be […]
3 Best BBQ Places in Smoky Mountains
Whether you’re a spring, summer, fall or winter person, the Great Smoky Mountains offer year-round opportunities to tap into your own unique spirit of adventure. Nature’s wonders abound and no matter when you decided to visit, you’re sure to have a great time. Catch Spring Fever (March – May). With temperatures ranging from chilly to […]
It’s good to be a Vanderbilt! A guide to visiting the Biltmore Estate.
Barbecue (or is it barbeque?) is loved worldwide, but nowhere more than in the United States. In fact, before the Civil War, it is estimated that Americans ate about five pounds of cooked pork for every pound of beef. During the 19th century, when pigs were considered to be a low-maintenance food source, pork barbecue […]
Dollywood. Better than Hollywood (or at least just as good)!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have 34 bedrooms, 43 bathrooms, and 65 fireplaces in your home? Well then welcome to the world of George Vanderbilt and the world famous Biltmore House and Gardens. Built in 1895 and located in Asheville North Carolina, the 250 room mansion is one of the […]
How Did Cherokee Indian Hunting Grounds Turn into Family-Friendly Resort Town.
It’s a one-of-a-kind place named for a one-of-a-kind superstar entertainer! What could be more fun that a trip to Dollywood, the Smoky Mountains’ very own theme park with a real Hollywood connection? Fun for the whole family is guaranteed with thrilling rides, musical shows, shopping, and great food. Whether you want the excitement of roller […]
Pigeon Forge, located in the eastern portion of Tennessee, is known for its traditional Appalachian crafts, music and folklore. Visitors flock to Pigeon Forge each year to enjoy popular tourist attractions, like Dollywood, unsurpassed shopping and some of the best chalets, vacation condos, and cabins in Smoky Mountains. But long before it was a popular […]