The Best Late Night Eats in the Smoky Mountains
open til late neon sign

Hankering for something at 8, 9 or 10 p.m. after a full-day hiking or seeing a show, maybe ziplining or skiing, fishing or kayaking on Little Pigeon River? Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville have several options, even some open late-late like in the big cities. Gatlinburg Late Night Eats In Gatlinburg, there are several late-night […]

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Your Guide to Tennessee’s Townsend and The Foothills Parkway
smoky mountains in the fall

Great Smoky Mountains National Park stretches across more than 800 square miles of western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. The northwestern half of the range gives way to a series of elongate ridges known as the “Foothills” that includes a not-quite finished scenic and lightly traveled road called Foothills Parkway. As of 2018, the scenic Foothills Parkway comprised 33 […]

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The Absolute Best Coffee Shops in the Smoky Mountains
a steamy cup of coffee on a counter in the best coffee shops in the smokies

Looking for a quick pick-me-up?  How about a tasty pastry?  Whether you want a warm cup of black coffee or a sweet, cold drink with all the extras, we have a coffee shop for you!  Keep reading to find the best coffee shops in Smoky Mountains.   Gatlinburg The Donut Friar  The Village in Gatlinburg is […]

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Have an Off Season Adventure in the Smoky Mountains!
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Off season in the Great Smoky Mountains used to mean everything shut down. Not so anymore. January and February are great times to visit with smaller crowds and plenty to do and see – often at a discount! Check out these Winter specials for favorite mountain restaurants via the Pigeon Forge Chamber of Commerce and […]

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Frequently Asked Questions about visiting Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Great Smoky Mountain Cabins
frequently asked questions about the Smoky Mountains

Those planning a Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge Smoky Mountain vacation usually have similar questions in mind when making their plans. Below are a number of frequently asked questions. Cabins, Chalets and Condos How many cabins does American Patriot Getaways rent? We manage more than 400 cabins in the Smoky Mountains. How big are your Gatlinburg cabins? […]

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Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Restaurants Open for Christmas
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If you’re visiting Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, or even the Smoky Mountains in general for Christmas you’re bound to have a wonderful time!  Whether you see the lights and attractions at Dollywood, drive the streets or take a trolley tour of the Winterfest lights, or even just enjoying some time unplugged in a gorgeous Smoky Mountain […]

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Where to See the Best Sunrises and Sunsets in the Smoky Mountains
The Best View Lodge at Sunset

Spectacular, breathtaking, awe inspiring. These are just a few words to describe the sunsets and sunrises that peer among the peaks in the Great Smoky Mountains. Here are some of the best spots to capture the incredible colors while visiting East Tennessee. Stimulating Sunrises Hiking to see a sunrise: Great Smoky Mountains National Park stretches across more […]

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