Gatlinburg: The Pancake Capital of the South
A stack of pancakes with a pat of butter on top, sitting on a white plate and a red and white tablecloth.

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, 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 […]

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5 Things to Know About Fishing in Smoky Mountains

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 […]

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Four Beautiful Faces of the 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 […]

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3 Best BBQ Places in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge
BBQ at a local restaurant.

Barbecue (or is it BBQ?) is loved worldwide, but nowhere more than in the United States.  In fact, before the Civil War, it is estimated that Americans ate five times more pork than beef.  During the 19th century pigs were considered to be a low-maintenance food source. Therefore, pork barbecue was the culinary favorite in […]

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5 Reasons You Need to Visit Dollywood

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 […]

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How Did Pigeon Forge Get It’s Name?

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. The Pigeon Forge area served as a […]

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The Difference Between a Cabin and Chalet

You’ve decided to take a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains.  Naturally you want a great place to stay while visiting.  The region offers a wide variety of vacation hideaways, from condos to cabins to chalets, featuring every type of amenity. Many vacationers seek an escape from the “big city” feel of their homes in […]

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4 Amazing Museums in Gatlinburg

The Great Smoky Mountains are home to a wide variety of outdoor activities … but there’s also plenty to do indoors (other than enjoying a hot tub at your Gatlinburg cabin). Looking for something out of the ordinary to add a twist to your mountain vacation? Look no further than the museums in Gatlinburg. You’ll […]

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