7 Reasons To Vacation In The Smoky Mountains

Does relaxation to you mean vacation in the Smoky Mountains? Let’s check: You imagine some far-flung locale with mystic smoke rising up from a land of lush green vegetation, teeming with wildlife and adventure around every corner. We’ll let you in on a little secret… that bucket-list destination might not be so far after all. […]

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8 Fun Fall Activities in Gatlinburg

Fall in Gatlinburg is arguably the most beautiful place and time of the year.  The green leaves and summer flowers are being left behind for vibrant oranges of the oaks, brilliant reds of the maples, and the golden yellow of the birch tree.  With five different major forest types, the Smokies offer diversity and dynamic […]

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Top Ways to Avoid Crowds in Gatlinburg 2022

Sometimes we just want to avoid crowds in Gatlinburg and get away from everyone except our loved ones when we vacation. The Great Smoky Mountains is perfect for doing just that. The Smokies are the place to enjoy the quiet of the mountains, a secluded cabin, walks in the woods, wildlife, fishing, or a peaceful […]

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Fall Colors 2022

The Great Smoky Mountains’ beauty is exponentially increased as it peaks into the fabric and hues of fall colors. In fall, the mountains are awash in brilliant yellows, oranges, and reds as the fall leaf season brings glorious color to Gatlinburg and east Tennessee. Stretching over 500,000 acres into both North Carolina and Tennessee, the […]

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2022 Fall Festivals

The air has turned, football has begun, and the sweatshirts have come out; autumn in Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains has arrived. What does this mean? The 2022 Fall Festivals are back! There are lots of things to do in the Smokies in the fall – from Octoberfest and Halloween fun to chili cookoffs and a […]

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Best Ice Cream of 2022 in The Smokies

Best Ice Cream of 2022 in The Smokies Are you screaming for ice cream? We’ve got you covered with so many ice cream opportunities in the Great Smoky Mountains with unique treats and flavors, along with classic parlor shops too. Next Add Nitrogen Dulce Nitrogen- Ice Cream & Bubble Tea reopened in May after two […]

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Car Shows

Get your car show on for the rest of the summer and fall with these exciting Smoky Mountain events. August 12 – 14, 2022 Sparks Car Show In its 9th year, the Sparks Car Show is 3 days at the Sevier County Fairgrounds at this family-run open event. The fairgrounds are at 754 Old Knoxville […]

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Accessible Adventures and Cabins in the Smokies

The Smoky Mountains and American Patriot Getaways cabins have many accessible cabin and adventure options. An accessible cabin is a property that typically has a level parking spot. In addition, they have no more than one step required for entry, utilize a 3-foot or greater entry door, and include an entry level bedroom and bathroom. […]

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Exploring Caves Near The Smokies

Looking for something cool to do this summer when it’s hot out? Try exploring caves or spelunking – Tennessee has some wonderful and interesting caves – more than 8,350 caves! Exploring Caves & Forbidden Caverns In Sevierville, check out Forbidden Caverns, where visitors are entertained and educated. Walk past sparkling formations, towering natural chimneys, several grottos […]

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