Find Live Music in The Great Smoky Mountains Every Day
live music at The Island in Pigeon Forge

Looking for live music during your trip to The Great Smoky Mountains? With their rich history in music, the towns of Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains are filled with music year round – from bands at bars and restaurants and outdoor traveling musicians to festivals, holiday events and all the shows at Dollywood Amusement Park. Bars […]

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The Most Incredible Smoky Mountain Look Out Tower Views
Max Patch and the Smoky Mountains

Seeing the Smoky Mountains from above them is spectacular and Great Smoky Mountains National Park has some terrific options for exploring. The fire towers – once used as manned lookouts along the heavily forested mountains – are excellent spots for viewing the mountains, seeing for hundreds of miles. Most of them require hiking in but […]

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Romantic Valentine’s Day Ideas in Gatlinburg

Oh St. Valentine! How will you celebrate your love this year on this heart-filled, candy and flower-laden Feb. 14? We have many ideas for celebrating in The Great Smoky Mountains – adventure filled, romantic, silly, cozy and fun.  Here’s your guide to Valentine’s Day in Gatlinburg for 2021! Renew your vows! Titanic Sweetheart Month February […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know About The Elkmont Ghost Town
Cottage in the abandoned vacation town of Elkmont.

A trip to Elkmont, Tennessee, is sure to be filled with mystery and storytelling. Once a settlers’ village, then a logging community, its lively existence came to an end as a wealthy visitors’ country club community that Smoky Mountains National Park let fade into its current dilapidated state. Just 15 minutes from Gatlinburg, Elkmont offers […]

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Have an Off Season Adventure in the Smoky Mountains!
a family in the snow

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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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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Your Guide to the Best Winter Activities in The Smokies
a family in the snow

Embrace winter in the Great Smoky Mountains! There are so many winter activities to warm you up and make you smile. From skiing and snow tubing to hiking, trolley rides through the magic holiday lights, moonshine and wine tours to so much more! Don’t miss Ober Gatlinburg! Ober Gatlinburg is the place to go when you […]

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